Newport News, Yorktown and Virginia Fine Art Photographer

I'm a photographer specialized in creating high-end Fashion and Fine Art portraits

I’d love to meet you and take the most amazing photos you have ever seen of yourself. Let’s chat, I’m excited to hear all about how you would love to be photographed (don’t worry if you don’t know how yet, I can help you with lots of ideas!)

So if you happen to be searching for a photographer in the KMC area, Yorktown, Newport News, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, Richmond, Washington DC VA, Ramstein, Landstuhl, Mannheim, Frankfurt, Baumholder. I’m your girl, and it would be a great opportunity for you to gift yourself or someone you love this photoshoot experience.
So if you happen to be searching for a portrait photographer in Hampton Roads in Virginia or any of the following locations; Yorktown, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Langley – Eustis AFB, Washington D.C. area I’d love to chat with you so we could design your desired photoshoot session.


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Ballerina Fine Art in Newport News, Yorktown and Virginia Photographer
Fine Art Photography Awards
Silver - The Portrait Masters Image Awards 2018
Bronze - The Portrait Masters Image Awards 2018
Bronze - The Portrait Masters Image Awards 2017
Roberta Montagnini Self Portrait

Hi, I’m Roberta and I’d love to photograph you

I made it my mission to photograph women and men and to show them how wonderful they are. The stigma that you must be photogenic to look good in photos needs to end. I love taking photographs and looking good in them. But more so, I love taking photographs of people and showing them how I see them.  

I will never quit saying that you must stop giving yourself so many excuses and delaying getting in front of a camera. Because a photoshoot with me is a great way to celebrate yourself and lift your self-esteem. My promise to you is to take the best images you have ever seen of yourself, to capture your soul, and to wow YOURSELF with exactly who you are right now. No need to lose weight or wait another year, lighting and posing can do wonders to photographs, and lucky for you this is my expertise! Photographs are your story and your legacy and I’m here to help you create that.

Are you ready? Let’s connect! Click here to start designing your photoshoot experience and to book your complimentary consultation.

I can’t wait to meet with you!

Before + After transformations…


Behind the scenes of a photoshoot


Photoshoot styling consultation

No small detail is overlooked. You get the chance to design your dream photo session exactly how you want it.

Hair & Makeup Guide

I will guide you every step of the way so you can come ready for your photoshoot if you prefer to DIY your hair and makeup. I also have a list of incredible makeup artists in the area that you can hire if you prefer.

Fully Guided Photoshoot

I’m a master at posing and lighting and I will fully guide you every step of the way. So you don’t have to worry about anything!

Private Studio in Yorktown VA

A fully equipped studio with gorgeous handpainted backdrops so you don’t have stress about finding a location for your photoshoot. With free parking.

Use of Studio Wardrobe

The studio has a variety of stunning dresses, props and accessories that you are welcome to use, as well as mix and match with your own.

Multiple wardrobe changes

From casual to sexy icon to red carpet ready and fantasy! For you to enjoy being yourself in many styles and outfits of your choice.

High-End Image Retouching

Retouched with my signature editing techniques. So all your images will look just as gorgeous as the ones you see in high-end magazines.

Reveal & Purchasing session

A private viewing of your most beautiful images. You will be wowed by your stunning photographs, and have lots of fun selecting your favorite images.

How do you dream of being photographed?

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I loved working with Roberta. She made me feel so comfortable and confident. She made me see myself in a whole new way that I never saw before. She made me feel beautiful. The pictures were absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to take more photos <3


Roberta is a creative through and through. She has an eye for design in many different mediums, so it’s no surprise to me that she’s also a fantastic photographer.

She photographed my family and I for my pregnancy announcement, and was so great with my toddler son. Her patience and ability to make him comfortable was crucial for getting lots of photos with smiles to choose from!

She understood my vision for the shoot completely, and executed on them with ease. I was so impressed with the final shots, and have already received so many compliments on the photos. I can’t wait to frame them, blow them up, and hang them all over the house! 🙂

A good photographer is key to capturing and immortalizing a special event or time in your life. They are moments you’ll never get back, but I’d trust them completely with Roberta.


Taking my pictures with Roberta was an excellent choice. She is very professional, creative, funny and has a good vibe, which made me feel comfortable and confident.
The final results were fantastic, I am very pleased with it. I strongly recommend her work.


Roberta is so fun and creative and has such a wide range of skills from just natural beauty shots/photography to some awesome editing skills!


Roberta ist die beste Fotografin in Yorktown, Newport News, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, Richmond, Washington DC VA und Umgebung! Das Fotografieren ist ihre große Leidenschaft und das merkt man auch. Ich hatte so viel Spaß beim Shooting! Immer wieder gerne!!


I did this photo session with my family and in my case what I felt was something wonderful that I would love to repeat! Roberta made me feel like a Queen that day. She did my hair, helped me choose my best outfits and fully guided me throughout the entire photo shoot telling me how to pose and made me feel really confident by the way she directed the session.

It was magical! As a woman I can tell that we love that kind of attention, and Roberta managed to do it perfectly. She was very patient, had an awesome vibe and was an excellent professional. Some less comfortable poses were done at ease because of the way she handled the session. I just have to thank her for this experience! It was really great for me as a woman and for my family.

I will always cherish those moments in which I felt so special, but even more so are the wonderful legacy photos I have that will last forever! I recommend everyone to try a photo shoot with Roberta at least once. I highly recommend the work of excellence of this magnificent photographer! Once again, thank you so much!


From the beginning until the end, Roberta paid attention to every single detail. My make-up was done to gorgeous perfection while I relaxed. She arranged my hair beautifully (I have very difficult hair to work with), and provided me with creative outfits (in fact, people asked me where to buy some of the outfits). She adapted her photographing to my needs as I didn't know what looked good and didn't have a firm idea what I wanted, only "beautiful pictures". She was thorough with her shoots, and directive with the poses she had in mind. Her editing is phenomenal, and really makes the pictures. If one looks at the final photographs one sees a stunning me; while in reality they are the sum of an expert make-up artist, talented coiffeur, thoughtful photographer and experienced editor's skills.


I’m inviting you

to a transformative photoshoot experience, where we will celebrate everything about you!

Ugh! I’m not photogenic …

Stop right there! Who sets the standard on being photogenic anyway? It’s all down to choosing the right photographer to capture your soul and your natural beauty. Not all of my clients are models and I can assure you that they are all humans like you plus it’s not your job to make you look good in photographs. It is MINE, and lucky for you that is my expertise!

I’m really shy …

It’s ok, this experience is all about you and I’ll make you feel comfortable and safe in my studio. It’s an unforgettable day and you will love it, I guarantee!

Ugh… But I don’t like my body

Lighting and posing can do wonders to enhance all your best features and you will look phenomenal just the way you are right now.

I’m too old for this

Wait, what? Don’t be silly. Old? Even if you are older, why should this matter, anyway? You must celebrate yourself every day. People are amazing at every stage of their lives and deserve to have beautiful portraits of themselves. This is part of your legacy.

I don’t have pretty dresses and don’t know what to wear

That’s okay. The good news is that I have a WONDERFUL wardrobe with lots of gorgeous outfits that you can wear and mix and match with pieces of your own. Plus I can refer you to plenty of online places you can rent or purchase from too.

I have no model experience

It doesn’t matter if you have or not modeling experience. If you have never posed for a professional photographer. This is a great reason for you to do something new, and be wowed by the results of it. I’m a master at posing and I will guide you every step of the way!

I’ve done a photoshoot before 

Let’s do it again! Because doing a new photoshoot is always a great way to add on to your “Life Legacy Photo Book” and renew your vows with yourself.

I just need the digital files

I got you covered! All purchased images will come with a matching digital copy. So you can share your photos online with friends and family and make everyone excited to have the same experience.

I need a quick turnaround 

Depending on my schedule I’m able to accommodate the most diverse needs and sometimes have everything done within the week. Get in touch and let’s see what I can do for you!

Your work is wonderful, but I can’t afford it

Thank you so much! It really means a lot to have my work admired. But if money is tight I can completely understand. My clients are real people like you too and their budgets vary. I offer payment plans to help you pay for your images so you don’t have to stress about it too much.

Not your average photoshoot

This is an empowering and uplifting experience that people of all ages should try and that includes children, teens, adults, and seniors.

When you have a photoshoot with me, you will look and feel like a superstar and change the way you see yourself.

  • When we chat I will answer all of your questions, inspire you with ideas, and help you create your Dream Photoshoot.
  • No forced sales so you can have the peace of mind that you will only purchase the images you love.
  • Happiness Guarantee in case (never happened before) you don’t like any of your images. We will talk again to understand what went wrong and you will get a complimentary session to make it up for it.
  • Fine Art High-End Retouching so all your gorgeous images are treated with the same luxury of a high-end magazine
  • Immediate viewing of your photos so you don’t have to wait to select your favorite images.
  • Italian made products because all my clients deserve nothing but the best. My products are luxurious and will last many generations
  • An Exhilarating Experience that you will always remember with joy
  • Rewarding because you are worthy!