Wedding, and family photography serving Bedford, Roanoke and Lynchburg, VA


Why Us?

Why have photos taken in the first place?

The power of print.

To see an image, canvas, framed on the wall, shows what you love and care about in your life.

How do you get there?

You have to decide what you want:
a photographer who will shoot and burn, or a photographer who will capture moments in your life to put physically into your hands... and display those images as art.

An important part of this creative process is for your photographer to get to know and understand your life story.  Your life story is what you proudly display on your walls, on your coffee table, in photo books as gifts to family and friends, and of course digitally through your network on social media.

Inspired by their love of print, and their motivation to put art back on the walls, the creatives behind Solas Photo Studios, Damien and Melissa Murtagh view the opportunity to photograph your moments in life as a privileged time to get to know you and your family, serve you on your special day, and capture your story that you can in turn share with the world or just a few...through the power of print!

We are Damien and Melissa Murtagh, a husband and wife team of photographers. Married for 10 years and parents of 4 children who appear frequently on our blog and Instagram. Damien hails from Northern Ireland originally and Melissa is from Virginia. We are very family focused and enjoy nothing better than making memories with our children and anyone who chooses us to be part of visually recording your life events. We have operated our studio since shortly after getting married. We are in the business of making sure that your life events are recorded and preserved physically in a way that prevents them from being erased or forgotten. We would love to chat with you and learn about you.