• Newborn Photography
    Babies,  Children,  Newborn,  Newborn Portraits,  Portraits

    Charlotte | Newborn Photo Shoot

    Charlotte’s Newborn Photo Shoot

    One look at baby Charlotte and you can see why we love this newborn photo shoot! This photo shoot is special, because we’ve done newborn photography for each of Charlotte’s three siblings! We’ve seen the family grow through the years. Many families book a photo session with us, like a newborn photo shoot or a wedding and end up coming back year after year. Contact us to book your newborn photography today.

    Newborn Photo Shoot
    Newborn Photo Shoot: Charlotte

    The featured image on this page shows a vintage dresser that we love using as a prop in our newborn photography. The chandeliers provide such an elegant touch. At our studio we have lots of backgrounds to create all sorts of different feelings in a photograph. We’re also equipped with the latest technology for lighting, cameras and editing. This allows us to create dramatic images that are awe inspiring!

    One of my favorite images is in the gallery below. Charlotte is lying on a white chair. This photo feels slight “royal”, like a little princess perched on her throne.

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    Contact Us today to schedule your very own newborn photo shoot.

    Our blog have many newborn photography shoots. Take a moment to look through it and see what your photo shoot could look like!



  • senior photographer
    Senior Experience,  Senior Pictures,  Senior Portraits

    Senior Photography

    It could be a still shot from any blockbuster action packed movie…and the star: Drew. Svelte and collected, Drew is leaning against a brand new Camaro. The street scene looks like it might be located in New York or L.A. Where is he? Norfolk, Virginia. Who is he? A Deep Creek high school senior photographed by Scott Hayne.

    Contact us today to scheduled your senior photography.


    senior photography
    Senior Photography.

    Drew’s mother dreamed about having her only son’s senior portraits taken by Scott. She first saw Scott’s photography in 2008 when she view the photos from her friend’s wedding.

    What a privilege it was to photograph this impressive young man, especially knowing how proud his family was that day.
    Drew was smartly dressed. His suit blew us away. He picked out his attire and the bow tie especially for the photography session. No fumbling around with the bow tie the day of the shoot; he tied it himself without a second thought. It may seem like a minor detail. But not to us. His demeanor impressed us.

    When shooting a senior pictures, we want to know all about your interests and the things you like to do. Drew is a star baseball player and a car lover. Finding the appropriate props to express his interests was easy.

    He even cleaned and waxed the car before the shoot. This was a great idea because details count! We chose the city street location because we thought it reflected Drew’s personality and melded well with his prop.

    We think Drew looks like a film star. That’s what we think that about all the senior students that come to us for their senior pictures. Take a look at our senior photography portfolio and see for yourselves! Or, consider being part of The Senior Experience model team.

    When we plan your high school senior portraits session, it’s all about bringing out your inner star. We love photographing senior students. I think it’s amazing when, in a single image, Scott captures the personality, mood, and aspirations of his young models.

    senior photographer
    Senior photographer.

    In your senior photography session, your best features are illuminated in images that will be lasting reminders of your amazing high school experience. Your senior photo session will highlight your favorite activities and sports, your passions, and most of all your unique personality.

    Beauty and glamour isn’t just for those in Hollywood, contact us and to schedule your senior photography and be our next star.

  • Awesome senior pictures.
    Senior Experience,  Senior Pictures,  Senior Portraits

    Rock Star Senior Portraits

    Rock Star Senior Portraits

    Look like a rock star, with senior portraits that capture who you are and what you’re about!

    Contact us today to have your rock star senior portraits taken!

    Meet David. His rock star inspired photo shoot really reflects his energy and creativity! The urban feel was accomplished in downtown Norfolk, near our studio.

    senior photography
    Senior photography.

    We met with David before the shoot and talked about what he wanted his photos to capture. He had no trouble finding props the “recording artist”, “performing artists” vibe. He brought his guitar, head phones, and lots and lots of really cool shoes and hats!

    We’re looking forward to the day we do David’s album cover!

    No doubt, props helped us tell David’s story in his senior portraits. But, great photos are about more than just authentic props. Photo composition plays a big role in helping express David’s personality.

    Whether he’s jumping in the air with his guitar, or standing in a “power pose” with his hands on the neck of his guitar; everything about the photo should reflect something about the client’s personality.

    senior photography
    Senior photography.

    You can see David’s personality in the photos. He has many facets. He’s cool, calm, playful, fun. We wanted to say it all in his images.

    Just for fun. That’s what this photo is about. Every rock star has to have shoes! We did David’s sister’s senior photos. She is dancer. Since we photographed her in her ballet shoes, we mirrored the photo for David

    unique senior portraits
    Unique senior portraits.

    We are Hayne Photographers. We provide senior photography to students in the Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake areas. Contact us to be part of The Senior Experience or to schedule your senior photo session today.

    Like David’s photos? See even more senior portraits, as well as our other photography by visiting our portfolio.

  • military portraits
    Beach Portraits,  Family,  Military

    Military Family Photography

    Military Family Photography

    Contact us today to photograph your military family portraits!

    Military family photography is an important event in every military family’s life. Photographing military families is something that we are proud to be a part of.

    Being in the military at one time in my life I realize how important military family photography is. Some various times that a military family will have us photograph their family portraits is before deployment, after deployment and when making a new rank.

    Another great opportunity for military family photography is at military homecomings. At that time families are gathered together for this huge patriotic celebration.

    Meet the Critides family. They came to us to have their military family portraits taken on the cusp of Carl making rank and prepping for a long deployment.

    We love when the family prepares for their portrait session by wearing their dress uniform and also bring a secondary outfit.

    We began their photography session at our studio. We love using our giant American flag as a backdrop for our military family photography. If you would like to view our studio, you can view it here.

    military portraits
    Military portraits.

    Then we moved on to creating a unique family portrait by keeping the sailor front and center with the family holding him closely. Using the white background keeps the image simple and bold at the same time.

    military family photography
    Military family photography.

    After photographing in the studio, we traveled to the beach for a few beach portraits at sunset. Sunset is the best time to photograph at the beach because of the warm soft light.

    When photographing families, we always include a few special pictures of the siblings alone and together. A few shots of mom and dad together will always be a photograph that is cherished.


    We always keep our photo shoots fun by capturing candid moments of the family having fun enjoying their time together.

    beach family photography
    Beach family photography.

    If you would like to view more of our family portraits check out our portfolio.

    If you are ready to schedule your family portraits or military family portraits, please contact us today!

  • Virginia Beach senior photography.
    Portraits,  Senior Experience,  Senior Pictures,  Senior Portraits

    Performing Artist Senior Photography

    Performing Artist Senior Photography

    Contact us today to schedule your senior photography!

    Performing artist senior photography is something that we do quite often at Hayne Photographers. Having a great school like the Governor’s School provides us great opportunities to photograph performing artists.

    Bryan is performing artist specializing in Jazz. He wanted us to capture his senior portraits in a way that shows off his abilities as a dancer as well as his personality.

    We photographed him doing actual dance moves in our studio. We had him jumping and using his dance skills. Check out our studio.

    A great tip when shooting performing artist is having music playing in the background. Always choose music that the artist is familiar with. By doing this you will be able to capture real fluid motion in their dance positions. With dancers they prefer to check their images immediately. This allows them to ensure that they position was correct when captured.

    Senior Photographer.
    Senior Photographer.

    Having the dancer bring every element of a costume makes an photograph interesting. Reminding your high school senior clients that it is important to have full costumes, head to toe, will make your performing artist senior photography a success. One of the elements that Bryan brought was his hat which made a unique senior picture.

    Unique senior pictures.
    Unique senior pictures.

    After Bryan’s dance portraits we were able to use our same lighting set up to capture some great studio portraits as well.


    After photographing in the studio, we headed outside in our outdoor photography area. There we were able to photograph him in a more relaxed setting.

    To make an interesting photograph, it is always good to have texture in the background. Finding areas of good texture is simple. You don’t have to have a large area if you shoot tight with a zoom lens. Using a zoom lens gives the background compresses the scene so that your subject will appear to be closer to the texture then it actually is.

    Are you a performing artists looking to have your portraits taken?  Or are you a high school senior looking for unique senior portraits? If so, contact us today!

  • Vintage Themed Newborn Portraits
    Babies,  Celebrations,  Children,  Family,  Newborn,  Newborn Portraits,  Portraits

    Newborn Portraits | Ashton

    Newborn Portraits in Our Norfolk Studio

    Meet sweet Ashton.  How can you not adore newborn portraits?  Oh, how I wish we had come into the photography industry when our children were babies. To be able to capture moments like these are priceless.  

Newborn portraits take patience and time.  The atmosphere needs to be just right for these little guys.  A little white noise, a little heater, lots of soft things like blankets, wraps and hats and lots of love make the photo session perfectly peaceful.

    Sweet baby Ashton was the model client.  With the right balance of the atmosphere and some rocking, it was time to photograph him.  

We have photographed his family for years and enjoyed seeing this new addition.

    Newborn Portrait Session
    Newborn Portrait Session: Baby Ashten

    Do you see his sister?  We photographed her mommy and daddy their entire pregnancy and then photographed her at just 5 days old!  I feel like I’m an important part of my clients lives and that’s a wonderful compliment!

    We love photographing families! Whether it’s in our Norfolk studio, on the beautiful sands of Virginia Beach, or in your home, we’d love to serve you. Contact us to schedule your photo session today.

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    You may have noticed from our portfolio, that we photograph clients throughout their lives. From newborns, to graduations, weddings and anniversaries. We’re photographers for your life. Learn more about our services.

    Baby Photo Session
    Baby Photo Session
    Family Photography
    Family Photography
    Family Photograph
    Family Photograph
    Newborn Photo Session
    Newborn Photo Session
    Vintage Newborn Portraits
    Vintage Themed Newborn Portraits
  • Performing Artist Headshots
    Portraits,  Senior Experience,  Senior Pictures,  Senior Portraits

    High School Senior Portraits | Anna

    You might think by looking at these photos that Anna is a model. No, she a Virginia Beach high school senior. We had the privilege of photographing her senior portraits in our downtown Norfolk studio. We also did several shots in our outdoor area.

    Contact us today to schedule your senior portraits.

    Anna’s Senior Pictures

    annas senior pictures
    Anna’s Senior Pictures

    Lighting can be a photographer’s best friend or worst nightmare. Knowing how to use natural light to your advantage is key to capturing amazing senior photos. The dramatic effect of the light behind Anna in this outdoor shot really evokes the mood we wanted to set.