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About Us

Altamira is a small team of photographers and filmmakers based in Richmond, Virginia. We specialize in commercials, music videos and short films. We have been a full time agency since opening our doors in January 2014. Over the past six years our team has grown to nine full time creatives. Altamira is a testament to the idea that we are stronger together than we are as individuals.

Why choose Altamira?
Over the past six years we’ve done 1000+ projects in a wide variety of styles including commercials, music videos, event coverage, weddings, etc. Our versatility helps us to navigate any situation we may encounter, and our team will ensure a smooth process from pre-production to final cut. Our business was built through referrals, and we encourage you to reach out to any of our previous clients for an objective review. Most importantly we love shooting photos and making movies.
What does Altamira Mean?
Our name comes from the Cave of Altamira, known for its prehistoric paintings and engravings of local wildlife. These hieroglyphics were the inspiration behind our buffalo logo. In addition, Altamira in Spanish loosely translates to “scenic view” by combining the Spanish words alta and mira. Alta means high; mira is a conjugation of mirar which means to look at something. 
We have select dates booked for the next year, however most projects are booked 6-8 weeks prior to shooting. We like to stay busy, and we frequently will take on a last minute inquiry if it fits into our schedule. Projects are booked on a first come first served basis.
Most projects are returned in 3-5 weeks. We do offer rush turnaround services if necessary. If you have a hard deadline please let us know in your inquiry so we can build the deadline into our proposal.
We deliver all photos in JPEG form through an online gallery. From there you can easily download and share individual photos or the entire collection. There’s also an option to buy prints of your favorite photos in a variety of sizes. Videos are hosted and delivered through Vimeo. Using the link we send, you can share, embed, and download the full HD video.
Is Altamira hiring
We are growing company, and we keep our eyes peeled for fresh talent in the Richmond area. Please send reels & resumes to [email protected] – we’d love to check out your work! We currently do not offer internships


Reviews & Press

The Altamira team members represent the pinnacle of video & photo production quality. I’ve worked with the team for over 3 years, and every piece of content exceeds my expectations, which is why I keep coming back.

Justin Blau


We have been partnering with Altamira over the past year and they have always been an absolute pleasure to work with. They have consistently produced high quality content for us and gone above and beyond what is asked of them.

Marrissa M.

Omni Hotels

Working with the team at Altamira has been amazing. These talented people have brought my vision to life over and over and have increased my brand recognition tenfold. I can’t say enough good things about Altamira.

Brett Cahoon

Good Shot Judy

Altamira Awards & Callouts


#1 Most Inspiring Ad

2018 – Quarter Three

Strayer University -Never Stop Growing


Gold Winner – 2018

Best Event Film

Jacob & Jamie

209 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Thank you for your interest in our work. We would love to help bring your project to life. Please send us an email at one of the following addresses:

General: [email protected]
Commercial: [email protected]
Music: [email protected]
Wedding: [email protected]