About Me

My Work

For the past 33 years, I have been sharing my passion for nature and history through artistic photography, capturing the very  best and most beautiful that life has to offer.  I tell photographic stories of those special memories  for families, special events, the grand foundation of our country and historical  sites, breathtaking scenic views and natural landscaping, and the innocence  and beauty of nature…..all through the eye of the camera giving heartand breath to each photo.  Adding the flair  of traditional photography to the new digital computer enhanced world of photo art has become his specialty, along with an old technique known as Hand Coloring.


Stephen Dorton, the creative eye behind the camera of Dorton Imagery, Ltd, was born and raised in Hanover County, graduating from  Lee Davis High School and still resides in Ashland.  An active member of the community, Stephen has taken what began as a Christmas present with his first camera at the age of 12, to developing his life long hobby into a much higher level career.

       You may have seen a sampling of Stephen Dorton’s work on display at many Hanover locations such as The Henry Clay Inn, Randolph Macon College, The Ashland Train Station, J Sargeant Reynolds College, Art Works of Richmond and various craft fairs throughout Richmond.

      Stephen provides exceptional innovative and affordable photography services.

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