parties & events

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So, you want to gather your friends and family together for a memorable party or event.

It’s not often these acclaimed milestones happen: a Christening/Bris/Naming Ceremony, First Birthday, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Quinceanera, Family Reunion, or a Fiftieth Anniversary.

And when these precious moments occur you want to take part and appreciate, not be worried about which pictures you need to take.

Go ahead and take a deep breath because Vita Images is here to help you sit back, relax, and enjoy the day!

We photograph every favorite part of the day and can include any portraits or additional pictures of importance to you.

Our weekends fill up fast, so please email, or call us at 703.715.VITA, today to get your party or event photography reserved.

We will always cherish the photos you took at our daughter’s first birthday party. You caught so many moments and expression we didn’t even know were happening.” – Sherry

Hiring you to photograph our christening was one of the best decisions we made. It is so nice to have all of these wonderful photos to look back and remember the day by.” – Lisa

What do your packages include?

We start with three basic packages and will happily customize them based on your specific event needs.

Birthday or Anniversary Package:
  • 2 hours of coverage with one photographer
  • Password-protected online photo gallery
  • Hi-Res Digital Files
  • $50 product credit towards prints
Family Reunion or Quinceanera Package:
  • 3 hours of coverage with one photographer
  • Password-protected online photo gallery
  • Hi-Res Digital Files
  • $100 product credit towards prints, albums or digital files
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Package:
  • Six hours of coverage with one photographer
  • Password-protected online photo gallery
  • Portrait session can take place the day of or in advance
  • Hi-Res Digital Files
  • Additional Hours can be added at a rate of $200 an hour
  • $100 product credit towards prints or album


Events usually take place at the location of your choosing, indoors and/or outdoors, and within a 30-mile drive of Reston, VA.

Additional Options

Additional hours – $200.00 an hour
Second photographer – $200.00 an hour
12”x12” Custom Designed Photo Album – $500
Vita Images Photo Booth – $350

Frequently Asked Questions

Why have your event photographed by Vita Images?

Vita translated from Italian means “life”. What better way to capture these storytelling moments of life than through professional photography? We tell the story of your event through wonderfully documented photography and portraits.

We want Vita Images to photograph us! How do we book you?
Call us at 703.715.VITA or email us at! We will need to coordinate a date for the shoot. Our weekend dates fill quickly in the spring and fall, so don’t wait to get in touch.

To hold your session, you will need to select one of our packages or have a custom package created for you, sign a contract, and pay a session fee. All of this can be done through our easy online booking system – no stamps or driving required.

Are Jenn or Mike the photographers who will shoot our event?
Yes, you get the awesomeness of either Jenn (the witty redhead) or Mike (the Zen-like thinker).

We are storytellers and photojournalists by trade, so we find it easy to shoot naturally as your event unfolds. We can work with you to make sure we have time for specific family photos if you want this as part of your event coverage.

When and how will I see my event images?
Our typical turnaround time on an event is about 2 to 4 weeks. Our goal is always to process your images as quickly as possible while maintaining our professional quality.

Vita Images will usually post a few preview images on our blog and/or our Vita Images Facebook page within a week of your event. If you prefer, we can post these images to a private online gallery and send you a link instead.

Once all of the images are posted to your password-protected gallery, you may choose to share them with friends and family. Anyone viewing your gallery can order prints, albums or a digital negative – so you don’t have to worry about printing photos for everyone.

We also offer custom thank-you cards from your event photos. We can turn those around within a week or two of your event.

How many pictures do you take?
2 to 3 cameras for each photographer = A LOT! Then we use our expertise as photo editors and eliminate the blinks, the awkward expressions, and the shots where someone photo bombed us. You will hear us take many photos at one time – we pick the best ones to keep.

How many images will we deliver to you?
Depending on the length of the event, and how many portraits we shoot, you will see anywhere from 75 to 300 images – sometimes more. We believe in quality over quantity, delivering the very best images of your event.

Do you provide the digital files or a DVD?
Yes, you can include the high-resolution, color-corrected digital files from your event for an additional fee. We also provide a release granting you permission to make all the prints your heart desires.

We also give a print credit with every package so you can buy a big print or a collection of prints.


We want to ensure every event has something tangible, prints or an album, to show off how your event was both fabulous and memorable.

After all – how else are those descendants of yours going to see how cool you were in the 21 st century!

I need more info on what to wear or how to prepare?
Once you book your event you will have access to our exclusive client lounge. This online lounge will give you tips on what to wear, how to prepare, and other useful information.
Can we share our photos via social networking?
We provide a selection of watermarked photos from your event on our blog and our Vita Images Facebook page, which you will be able to share with friends and family.