Menu Close

Professional Photography Throughout Hampton Roads and North Carolina

My Story

After 17 years of working in the Photographic Studios of Chicago, Illinois and High Point, North Carolina I decided to go it on my own. 1989 was the begining of MFS Photography. Over the following years I have been providing my clients with exceptional images at affordable rates.

Throughout the Virginia Peninsula of Hampton, Williamsburg, and Newport News to the Southside of Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, and Suffolk, I offer a diverse array of photography services. Though I have done a little of everything, my main services are wedding photography, portrait photography, real estate photography, and product photography. 

Photography has always been my passion, and nothing makes me happier than sharing my passion with my clients.

Michael F. Smid

My Experience

HR Business Live

My Specialties

For your special day, you need a photographer that takes your wedding as seriously as you do. I have the years of experience in wedding photography and the technical expertise to ensure your most special moments are captured so you can return to them for years to come. 

Realtors and Real estate agents require quick scheduling, high quality images, and quick turnaround time. In each of these regards, I have been known to consistently exceed expectations- which is one reason why many of my previous real estate clients keep coming back to MFS Photography,

Life goes by fast. Make sure you never miss a beat by capturing everything you cherish in your family- your loving husband or wife, affectionate kids, and loyal pets. With over 20 years of experience capturing families and pets, MFS Photography is a name you can trust to capture your loved ones.

Whether you need a new headshot for your LinkedIn profile or are looking for senior pictures, MFS Photography has you covered. I don’t just take your picture; I capture your personality, your aspirations, your desires. If you need a true professional to capture your essence, call MFS Photography.

I have practiced commercial photography since the 1970’s in Chicago. Over all that time, I’ve picked up a few tricks- regardless of the dimensions, coloring, or unique characteristics of your product, I can capture it in the best possible light to make it move off the shelves.

Do you have a family reunion, benefit concert, or networking event coming up? Whatever the occasion, I am ready to tackle it with the professionalism clients have come to expect from MFS Photography. I capture your events so you can stay focused on living in the moment.  

My Reviews

Real Estate Imagery

Virginia Beach

“Michael did a terrific job shooting photos of our house, exterior and interior, and the property for our real estate listing. He came out beforehand to look everything over so he would have exactly the equipment needed on the day of the shoot. “

Sweet 16 Birthday


“I will definitely use MFS Photography again. I was afraid at first to use someone from online. He worked with me at the last minute and did an absolutely great job with my daughter’s Sweet 16, he is a very nice person. Thank you Mr. Smid for a great experience!”

North Carolina Wedding

Elizabeth City

“All around great service, was at event in plenty of time, interacted well with everyone, took some amazing photos, stayed until the last person left and had the photos ready two days earlier then expected. Would highly recommend and will use again!”

Ready to Start Your Next Project?