Stephen Dorton, the creative eye behind the camera of Dorton Imagery, was born and raised in Hanover County, graduating from Lee Davis High School and still resides in Ashland, Virginia. As 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 lifelong hobby into a much higher level career.

         For the past 19 years, Stephen has been sharing his passion for nature and history through artistic photography, capturing the very best and most beautiful that life has to offer. He tells 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 heart and breath to each photo.


         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 Hanover Tavern, Artworks of Richmond, J.Sargeant Reynolds College, Crossroads Art center, and various craft fairs throughout the Richmond Region. Stephen provides exceptional innovative and affordable services.