Purpose Statement

We believe in creating a legacy for future generations through visionary works of art, while putting family first, developing our craft and enriching our community.



Monica Grimes Portrait Design is a 2,500 square foot high-end portrait studio utilizing state of the art equipment for photographing and retouching.  Located on the campus of New Market's Shenandoah Valley Academy allows us to also venture outside to utilize brick walls, doorways and stairwells to create a urban styled look or the expansive fields to create a more traditional styled look.  Owner and professional photographer, Monica Grimes has a unique style that is widely recognized as one of Virginia's finest in portrait photography. Grimes's portrait art is the perfect complement to any interior design, with powerful angles and an emphasis on the beauty of natural expressions. Her clients enjoy a personalized experience from start to finish. A genuine love for photography and the people that she serves is a constant element in Grimes's business and life philosophy. Grimes attends a variety of industry events and seminars every year to keep her gear and techniques on the cutting edge. This educational approach ensures that her work not only lives up to the reputation she has built over the years, but consistently exceeds it. At Monica Grimes Portrait Design, raising the bar is the status quo. Always an active member of her local and global community, Grimes takes time to give back through a variety of initiatives, including: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, The La Leche League of Harrisonburg and The Heart Link Network.