We offer a wide array of effects to add excitement to any event: big or small, indoors or outdoors, aerial or close proximity. Your display can be completely customized to suit any venue and any budget.

Southern Exposure Pyrotechnics provides professional fireworks displays 

Legally, Safely, and Affordably.


Independence Day is an obvious choice, but how about weddings, New Year’s Eve, Labor Day, Memorial Day, fairs, concerts, plays, corporate events, grand openings, homecomings, sporting events, family reunions, or memorial services?


About Jake

Jake began his career early as a Theatrical Stagehand at Riverside Dinner Theater in Fredericksburg, Virginia and went on to setting up staging, lighting and sound systems for National Events in Washington, D.C. With enthusiasm for this industry, he earned a degree in Show Production and Touring in 2005 from Full Sail University, one of the world’s leading schools in entertainment arts. After graduation, he toured the country with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® circus as a lighting technician and pyrotechnic operator.

While on tour, he suffered a spinal cord injury from a motorcycle accident and spent six months in the hospital and rehab. Once home, he returned to daily life with the help of Jackson, his trusty service dog.

Inevitably, his love for pyrotechnics drew him back. As a hobbyist, he joined Crackerjacks fireworks club, and The Pyrotechnics Guild International, to learn more about fireworks safely. In 2008, he started designing displays using consumer grade fireworks, and by 2009 he was shooting class B, professional grade display fireworks.

It was only a matter of time before his expertise and interest in pyrotechnics became a professional endeavor, and in 2010, Southern Exposure Pyrotechnics was born.

What we do

Our mission is to provide safe and legal fireworks displays in Virginia. We offer professional displays at affordable prices. In the past, you could either hire a large company for a big budget production, or buy out of state, and do it yourself. Stop driving all the way to South Carolina or Pennsylvania to buy fireworks. This is illegal and dangerous! To legally use fireworks in Virginia, training, permits and insurance are required. We provide full display production, which includes a professionally trained crew, choice fireworks, insurance and permits for each event. From a small wedding sequence to a large Fourth of July pyromusical, Southern Exposure Pyrotechnics can handle all of your pyrotechnic needs.

How We Do It

Using choice consumer and small caliber professional fireworks, Southern Exposure Pyrotechnics is able to offer a safe and legal display, comparably priced to what some would spend at a retail fireworks store. SEP also uses the latest technology to design and fire your display. All fireworks are fired by our technicians or can be electronically fired to synchronize with music

Smaller is Better

What sets us apart from the big guys? Our organization is small and local, so we have less overhead. What does this mean for you? Affordable and personalized service. No hassling with sales people. Deal directly with a licensed pyrotechnician, to plan your event from start to finish.

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