Connie Paradise

Experience the confidence you’ll love to share.

I am an artist specializing in portrait and fine art photography. Whether on location or in the studio, my vivid imagination runs wild for creating contemporary style portraits. All my life I’ve held a fondness for the arts, and fell head-over-heels in love with photographing people. Revealing the essence of the person in front of my camera, and telling their story is my intention with every photograph.

No need for the jitters! I’ll guide you through a pre-session consultation with advice and hands-on guidance for wardrobe and styling prior to every session. A few minutes under my direction and you’ll be posing with the ease of a model. It’s not your job to be “photogenic” or “good in front of the camera.” It’s my job to guide you through your photo shoot, and show the very best of you.

It is my mission to create the most gorgeous photographs you will ever have, and to deliver an experience you won’t soon forget. Let’s chat about how you want to be photographed, and create memories you’ll cherish forever.

An Experience You Will Never Forget

Through our personalized pre-planning sessions, we create your dream photoshoot specific to your style and taste.  You will be thrilled with the results. I promise.

Peek at our Portfolio

With our expert, guided experience we promise to capture beautiful portraits and memories you’ve only dreamed of.

She Thrives: A 40 Over 40 Portrait Project

We celebrate the strength, beauty, and wisdom of women over 40 with this unforgettable celebrity-style magazine photoshoot experience.

Your nerves will fade moments after starting whether your session is done in your home, my studio or a hotel. You’ll be talking about this day for a long time. Don’t worry about your look. We’ll discuss all the details in plenty of time for you to shop. I’ll arrange for my pro makeup artists and hair stylists to give you confidence and feel like you should be featured on the pages of a fashion magazine.


“I had never done a real photo shoot before, but Connie made me feel so comfortable. Within the first few minutes I felt perfectly at ease. And it was actually a lot of fun! I’ve received so many compliments on my photos, from friends and professional acquaintances. Several people have asked me, ‘Wow, who took those photos?’ “

Ericka Miller

“I needed updated headshots for work and Connie genuinely made me feel at ease in front of the camera, some place I’m not very comfortable. She captured the right angle and light to really provide a professional image in helping me brand myself for my career and my company.  Connie is prepared, and warm – definitely a first class photographer.”

Jessica Wilson

"Connie was magical! She captured rare gems of moments between my family and I. From start to finished printed product, she was nothing but professional and kind. Highly recommend portraits, family photos or anyone who wants memories captured to use her and her camera!"

Sarah Abderrazzaq

"What a fun experience! Connie made it so easy … from the zoom consultation ahead of time to select my wardrobe to the actual photoshoot. She made me so comfortable as she guided me through poses that flatter and look so natural in the finished product. Highly recommend! "

Katie Rossman

"Connie was fantastic to work with for my headshots and branding. The experience from start to finish was great! She helped me to put together outfits and accessories prior to our date so I wasn’t rushed and knew exactly what I was wearing. She also had my hair and makeup styled which made things so easy, but also so fun. Connie makes you feel beautiful and comfortable in front of the camera. I have had professional pictures taken in the past but never had the boutique experience. I can’t say enough about the overall process and the finished product!"

Jennie Morrow

Based in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley Virginia we serve clients worldwide.