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    Senior Pictures

    Senior Pictures

    It’s not too late to schedule your class of 2015 senior portraits! Contact us today to schedule your senior photo session.

    Senior Portrait in Studio

    Studio Portrait Sessions

    We begin all of our senior pictures session at our studio. Our photography studio is located in downtown Norfolk. There we have state of the art photography and studio equipment. We like to begin at our studio to give our clients a variety of images to chose from. While we are photographing in our studio we use a variety of photography lighting. We may use natural lighting, window lighting, studio strobe lighting or the ring light. We will generally use all of these photographic lighting techniques when shooting in the studio.

    Here are a few of Shane’s studio portraits.

    Ring Light

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    Outdoor Senior Portrait Session

    We love the location of our studio. We are in the historic district of downtown with offers a variety of gorgeous backdrops. We have buildings, trees, iron fences, stairs, a cobblestone street, and more to choose from. Honestly, within a 1 block radius we have more stunning photographic backgrounds then most photographers.

    When we are shooting on location we are looking for color, texture and lighting. Around our studio we have lots of color, many different textures, and the lighting is good all hours of the day.

    Here are a few images from Shane’s outdoor portrait session by our photography studio.

    Outdoor Senior Portrait
    On Location Senior Portrait
    Urban Senior Portrait
    Natural Light Senior Picture

    Are you a photographer photographing senior guys and need help with posing? Check out our senior posing guide.

    Beach Senior Pictures

    No matter what time of the year, we are always photographing at the beach. Our beaches are a part of our lives. A lot of our clients want to incorporate the beach in their portrait session. When shooting an outdoor portrait session, choosing the right lighting is key to a great portrait. When we are photographing at the beach, choosing the right time of the day, to have the right light, is imperative. Sunset is always the best option to schedule a beach portrait session.

    Beach Senior Picture
    Senior Guy with Car Photo
    Senior Guy on Beach with Car

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    Off Camera Lighting Technique at Sunset

    Off camera lighting is a great technique to use during the sunset hours. Though we use this technique during all hours of the day or night, it really “shines” at sunset. This technique allows us to balance the ambient light and can produce moody and dramatic images. It can also create simple well balanced images.

    Here are a couple of examples of using off camera lighting at sunset.

    Sunset Senior Pictures
    Off Camera Flash Lighting Technique

    If you are interested in learning off camera flash, we have the tools to get you started.

    Family Portraits at the Beach

    For Shane’s senior portraits, we also included a couple of family portraits. We also did some photos of just he and his sister.

    Beach Family Portrait
    Sunset Family Portrait
    Sibling Portrait
    Brother and Sister Portrait

    It’s not too late to schedule your senior pictures! Contact us today for more information.

    Like this post? Check out more of our senior portrait portfolio. 


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    San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer | Sara and Rich

    San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer

    Are you getting married in the San Francisco Bay area? If so we would love to be your wedding photographer. Contact us today for more information regarding our photography services.

    Bride and Groom in Tunnel
    Groom & Groomsmen
    Wedding Rings

     Wedding Gown: GiGi’s Bridal.

    Floral Design: A Love’s in Bloom.

    Cake Artist: Primrose Bakery

    Venue: The Bridges Golf Club

    Film Team: Imaginem Productions

    Wedding Photography

    Great wedding photography starts with a great couple. I think that you will agree that Sara and Rich help check that off the list. Next would be a great location. Then it would be stunning wedding couture. Then last would be amazing wedding details.

    We began our busy day of photographing at the hotel. Wedding preparation photos are important to create a full story of our client’s wedding day. We love to capture the behind the scenes excitement on a wedding day. The wedding details are equally important to photograph. We love to capture them in a creative way. The wedding gown, the shoes, the gifts all need to be recorded in history. In 20 years, you can quickly forget the fine details and as wedding photographers it is our job to capture those details beautifully.

    Gorgeous Wedding Gown

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    Mom Helping Bride Put in Veil

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    Wedding First Look Photos

    Who doesn’t love a wedding first look? The wedding day is so full of emotion with so much excitement that a first look is exactly what the doctor ordered. At all the first looks that we have photographed, there has never been a time that our bride and groom regretted seeing each other before the wedding ceremony. In fact, they are thankful.

    Once a bride and groom see each other for the first time on a wedding day it calms them. It is a time that they get to relax and just enjoy each other and all of the wedding day excitement, privately.

    First Look
    Wedding First Look
    Wedding Day First Look

    Bride and Groom Photos

    After Sara and Rich had their first look, we went straight into their bride and groom photo time. We love when we have quality time with our bride and groom on their wedding day. We are able to capture some amazing images when there is a set time that they spend with us. As photographers we get really excited about a well planned wedding day timeline. Sara and Rich had just that.

    The wedding venue was so incredibly gorgeous that it did not lack picturesque areas for photos. The Bridges Golf Club has rolling hills, a beautiful landscape and breathtaking views. Put that all together with a gorgeous bride and groom and you have the perfect formula to awesome wedding photography.

    Bride and Groom on Bridge
    Bride’s Veil Blowing in Breeze
    Bride and Groom in Tunnel
    Bride and Groom Under Veil
    Bride and Groom on the Golf Green
    Beautiful Portrait of the Bride and Groom
    Bride and Groom Silhouette
    Bride in Tunnel at Two Bridges Golf Club
    Bride and Groom

    Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Reception Photography

    The weather in San Francisco had been a bit breezy. In fact it had been so windy there were some doubts that the wedding ceremony would be able to be held outside. We were thrilled when it was decided that the weather was going to cooperate. The wedding ceremony could go on as planned. A sunset wedding ceremony, overlooking the California landscape.

    Brides Processional
    Brides Processional with Mom and Dad

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    New Year’s Eve Wedding Reception

    What better party day and night to have a wedding then New Year’s Eve! It is a mandatory party day. What a great way to celebrate with party hats, sparklers and more.


    Sparkler Exit

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    If you are planning a New Year’s Eve wedding, here is a resource that may help. I found this article by the Huffington Post. I thought it was fitting. 10 Reasons You Should Consider a New Year’s Eve Wedding.

    If you are looking for a San Francisco Bay Area wedding photographer, we would love to chat with you! Contact us today.

    We are international destination wedding photographers, proudly serving the entire USA and abroad.

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    Outdoor Family Portraits | The Hodges Family

    Outdoor Family Portraits

    Are you interested in having outdoor family portraits taken? Contact us today for more information.

    Outdoor Family Portrait

    Let me start by saying what an honor it is to photograph the Hodges family. We have been photographing them for years. We first met them in 2008 where Stu Hodges of Waters Edge Church, was officiating the wedding. I will tell you that in meeting both Stu and Tabitha Hodges, it was love at first sight.

    Shortly after that wedding, they brought us their children to us for a photography session. In 2010 Waters Edge Church hired us to photograph their live cd that they were recording. You can view some of those musician shots here.  In 2011, we started attending Waters Edge Church.

    We now have made photographing the Hodges family an annual event.

    Outdoor Family Portrait Sessions

    We love outdoor family portrait sessions. In creating great portrait sessions choosing the right location and the right lighting is key. We are always searching for great places to have our outdoor family portrait sessions. We have come to love Windsor Castle Park. 

    When we are looking for an outdoor location for photographing, we look for color, texture and lighting. Windsor Castle Park works perfectly for those three. We like to have interesting backgrounds in our images with color and texture. When you choose an area that has interesting backgrounds it adds visual stimulation for the viewer that otherwise could be quite boring. We often incorporate the landscape of where the photo session takes place. We do a balance of wide angle and telephoto shots. The reason for the wide angle is to incorporate the backgrounds. We want families to remember not only their photos but the experience they had on a photo session. We always try to create a great experience for all of our photography sessions. We want our families to remember what it was like. We want them to remember where they were. We want them to remember things that happened. Really, we want them to remember what a great experience they had.

    The last key element is lighting. As a photographer, lighting is everything. We often schedule our family portraits close to sunset so that we are able to capture the sweet light. We also incorporate some flash for great exposures and in some images moodiness.

    If you are a photographer and need help with your photographic lighting, this may help.


    Casual Family Portrait

    Relaxed Family Portrait

    Children’s Portraits and Sibling Portraits

    On every family photo shoot we will break away to photograph the children. When we are photographing them we will do different groupings. We always photograph the child together. We will pose them as a group and then also incorporate some casual, fun sibling portraits.

    Sibling Portrait
    Fun Sibling Portrait
    Casual Sibling Portrait

    After photographing the siblings together, we will photograph the children individually.

    Outdoor Portrait
    Beautiful Portrait
    Outdoor Beautiful Portrait

    Parent Portraits

    When we are photographing the family portrait session we also ensure that we get some great images of mom and dad.

    Couples Portrait
    Outdoor Couple’s Portrait

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    Here are some more of our favorite photos from their session.

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    Scheduling a Family Portrait Session

    Let me start with, never put off til tomorrow what I should do today. Many of you reading this have probably contemplated scheduling family portraits for a while, sometimes years. I understand because it used to be the same for me. I didn’t want to deal with coordinating outfits, choosing a location and most of all getting everyone’s schedules to agree.

    At Hayne Photographers, we make it easy for you to schedule your family portraits. We provide you with an online magazine that is a style guide and also we are happy to choose the location! The only thing that we can’t do is make your family’s schedule align.

    Check out more of our family portraits.

    Reasons You Should Schedule Your Family Portrait Session

    Memories. Family portrait sessions should be fun. When you set aside time as a family for your session you not only will get a great portrait, but a great memory from the experience.

    See the changes in your family yearly. Watching your child develop from a child to a teenager to an adult is all worthy of capturing in a great family portrait.

    Your children change from year to year.

    Your children are getting older and will be heading off to college.

    You have added a new family member. This could be a spouse, a baby or a pet.


    Are you ready to schedule your family portrait session? Contact us today!


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    San Francisco Engagement Session | Sara & Rich

    San Francisco Engagement Session

    Are you recently engagement and looking for a photographer for your San Francisco engagement pictures? Contact us today for more details.

    San Francisco Engagement Session

    Want to see more of our engagement photos?

    Engagement Sessions

    Ah…who doesn’t love a beautiful engagement session. For us, there is nothing more beautiful then photographing two people in love.

    We had a great time with Sara and Rich on their engagement photo shoot. We were lucky that those chose us to photograph both their engagement session and their wedding. Both their engagement session and wedding were in San Francisco. We had never met Sara and Rich until our plane landed and we met up at Baker Beach. Baker Beach is such a gorgeous place to photograph. The setting couldn’t be more gorgeous. On a clear or nearly clear day there is a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge. What could be more iconic to San Francisco then that? We learned about the Baker Beach Golden Gate Bridge perspective while shooting a maternity session there last year. You can view that here. The big contrast between these two photo sessions on Baker Beach was the fog. For Sara and Rich we had a “Chamber of Commerce” type of day, or in other words, perfect. For our maternity session, it was a typical San Francisco foggy day, however, still beautiful in it’s own right.

    We have such amazing clients. Not only do we only have gorgeous clients, but they are willing to do anything for a great engagement picture! At moments on their session the air became quite breezy and brisk. There were no complaints from the stunningly dressed Sara in her gorgeous dress. Then there was also the hiking up the weather worn, out of level, rocks we trekked to capture the crashing of the San Francisco Bay. Still no complaints from Sara and Rich.

    Engagement Session at Baker Beach
    Engagement Picture
    Waves Crashing on Baker Beach
    Golden Gate Bridge Engagement Session


    Outdoor Engagement Photos

    We love our outdoor engagement sessions. We love photographing beautiful people in beautiful locations. Scott comes from a landscape photography background. Now that you know that, looking at his images, I think that it will be an ah ha moment for you. We often incorporate the landscape into our images. It gives the viewer a since of where they were, and also the subject, or client, can recall many details that may have been missed during the photo shoot. These things may be how green the grass was, the rustling in the branches or the waves crashing on the shore. Sometimes it’s difficult for the subject to remember all of that. When we shoot with this perspective, it brings back all those wonderful details of the area where their photo shoot took place.

    Beautiful Sunset Engagement Picture
    Outdoor Engagement Picture
    Engagement Session
    Romantic Engagement Picture

    If you are a photographer and you see some poses that you like, you may be interested in our Couples Posing Guide. Sara and Rich were great subjects and posed well on their own, however, it is great to always have a reference when you need one!

    Here are some more of our favorite engagement session photos.

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    If you are getting married in the San Francisco Bay area, we would love to be your photographer! Contact us today for more details.

    We are international destination wedding photographers serving the USA and beyond.






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    Actor Headshot and Model Headshot Photographer | Marquis

    Actor Headshot and Model Headshot Photographer

    Are you looking to update our actor headshots or your model headshots? Contact us for more of our actor and model portfolio sessions.

    Actor Headshot Photo


    Actor Headshot and Modeling Portfolio

    We are a actor and model headshot photographer. For Marquis, he was in need of both. He was headed to Orlando, Florida for a Disney Casting Call. He was not only being looked at by Disney but many other agents. That required a little of both, acting head shots and a modeling portfolio.

    When you go to a casting call, you get one shot to be in front of the decision makers. You want to make sure that you have great, professional acting head shots or a professional modeling portfolio, in your hand.

    The opportunity may be a once in a lifetime chance, so having the right professional photographer is key.

    Modeling Portfolio
    Actor Head Shots
    Head Shot


    Modeling and Acting Portfolio Photography Sessions

    When you schedule an modeling or acting portfolio session with us, we will ask a series of questions. The main question is who are these images for? What type of role are your auditioning for? Do you need to look younger, older, or your age? What companies will you be sending your portfolio to?

    All these questions are valid to ensure that we get the right results in our images. For Marquis, the acting portfolio was for Disney only. We needed to ensure that we had images that portrayed him looking like someone you might see on the Disney channel. Here are a few examples.

    Disney Actor Portfolio Session
    Actor Head Shot
    Actor Headshot Photo
    Acting Portfolio

    Keeping Marquis looking young was a mixture of choosing the right clothing, the right photographic lighting, and having a cheerful appearance.

    Now for the contrast between Marquis’ acting and modeling portfolio photos. For these photos he wanted to look older, fit, handsome and marketable.

    Modeling Portfolio
    Model Portfolio Photo
    Modeling Portfolio Picture

    Here are a few more of our favorite photos from his acting and modeling portfolio session.

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    If you are looking for an actor headshot or model headshot photographer, contact us today for more information regarding our services.

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    Corporate Headshot Photographer

    Corporate Headshot Photographer

    Are you looking to update or just have new head shots done? Are you looking for a corporate headshot photographer? Contact us today for more information.

    Corporate Head Shot


    Updated Corporate Headshots

    In these days and times, a lot of our clients find us on the internet. Once they find our website, they will often look at the “about me” area. If they are searching law firms, doctors offices, or financial advisers, there are generally multiple employees that work for that particular business. When they are searching they will click to try to make a connection to the owner or the employee. It is then that it is most important to have an updated headshot on your website. This is the first impression that our clients will receive of us. Old, poorly lit, or badly posed headshots could cost us that future client.

    It is important that we all keep our headshots current. We don’t want to shock clients and not look like the photo they saw of us online.

    At Hayne Photographers our headshot sessions are effective. We ensure that our clients are pleased before they ever leave their headshot session. At every appointment we tether our camera to our computer. That allows our clients to view their images as we are shooting them. That way we can ensure that we are meeting the vision of each of our clients. We also offer our clients a variety of backgrounds. We advise our clients that bringing a couple of different colors, maybe a change of ties, is a good idea. That way we can try both and see which look our client likes best.

    Before our headshot clients leave our photography studio, they choose the images that that love. This method ensures that our clients are pleased and that we captured them as they want to be pursued in their images.

    To learn more about our professional headshot sessions, read more here.

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    Is it time for you to schedule your professional headshots? Contact us and we can get you scheduled today.

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    Norfolk Family Portrait Photographer | The Koelling Family

    Norfolk Family Portrait Photographer

    Are you looking for a Norfolk family portrait photographer? We are family portrait photographers in Virginia as well as destination portrait photographers.

    Contact us today for more details regarding our family portrait sessions.

    Outdoor Family Portrait

    You can read more about our family portrait sessions here.

    Outdoor Family Portraits

    The holidays are a great time when family gathers together. That sometimes is the best time to schedule your family portrait session. For some families, their children are spread out all over the country and sometimes in different countries. That was the case for this beautiful family. Christmas was going to be exciting as they were all going to be together to celebrate.

    The Koelling family knew the importance of a family portrait. Gathering your family becomes increasingly more difficult as everyone grows up and starts their own career. Family portrait sessions become more and more sparse and therefore, more and more important. When was the last time that you scheduled a professional family portrait session?

    We love outdoor family photo sessions. We also love to incorporate the elements and structures of the area where we are photographing. When choosing where to have your family portrait session it is important to look at many elements.

    1. What will my backdrop be?

    2. Is there color, for contrast?

    3. What time of the day will be the best light?

    4. Which direction will the sun be setting?

    These are just a few questions to ask yourself.

    All of these questions, along with many other elements create a great family portrait.

    Beautiful Sibling Portrait
    Cool Family Portrait


    Poses and Groupings for a Family Portrait Session

    For all of our family portrait sessions we shoot a variety of poses and a variety of groupings. It is important that we capture all these different elements for our families. We always start with the full family portraits. This way, if there are young children, we make sure that we get a good solid portrait before the children lose interest.

    For the Koelling Family we wanted to make sure that we got the all girls and the all guys portrait.

    Mom with Daughters Portrait
    Dad and Son’s Portrait

    Then adding a more causal variation is always fun.

    Mom with Daughters – Casual Portrait


    Individual Portraits

    We then move on to individual portraits. Who wouldn’t want a great portrait of every person in their family?

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    One of the children are married in their family, so of course, taking a couple’s portrait is important.

    Couple’s Portrait

     Portraits of Mom and Dad

    As a photographer we never forget how important it is to capture great photos of mom and dad. Through out history mom and dad are always stuck behind the lens. When we talk a few moments to steal them away for a few photos, it is never regretted. Also, what child wouldn’t appreciate a great portrait of their mom and dad?

    Beautiful Mom & Dad Portrait
    Beautiful Photo of Mom & Dad

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    If you are ready to schedule your family portrait session, contact us today!

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    Headshot Photographer | Law Firm Head Shot Photographer

    Headshot Photographer

    Are you looking to update your headshot? Maybe this is your first time needing a headshot photographer. Either way, contact us today and we can help!

    Commercial Headshot

    Updating Your Commercial Head Shot

    It is always important to keep your head shots updated and current. In a world where people are shopping on line and a world where we are immersed in social media, having a up to date head shot is critical. When you are a business professional, your head shot is the first impression for your future clients. We are in a world where most people shop online first before they hire you. Your head shot could possibly make or break a deal.

    In order to get the best head shot, you want to make sure that you hire a professional headshot photographer. We are professional headshot photographers.

    When you choose us to be your photographer we ensure that we will create the proper background, lighting and editing of images that will help you stand out in your market.

    Norfolk Business Headshot
    Commercial Headshot

    Steps to Create Your Best Commercial Head Shot

    There are multiple steps that we go through when your hire us as your headshot photographer.

    Step 1: We ask a series of questions to ensure that we have the same vision:

    1. What industry are you in?

    2. Are you looking for formal or casual headshots?

    3. Would you like for us to photograph your headshots in our studio or at your place of business?

    4. Will these be traditional headshots or environmental headshots?


    Step 2: We give direction on what to wear or what not to wear for your commercial head shots


    Step 3: We offer hair and make up services by the best artists in our area

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    Business Portraits

    As a business portrait photographer, we can also take care of your group photos for your company. Here is an example of a group business portrait.

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    If you are looking for a headshot photographer for your business, we would love to talk to you! Contact us today for more information regarding our professional photography services.

    View more of our commercial portfolio here.

    To keep up with our up to date portfolio, connect with us on Facebook.


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    Editorial Photographer | Magazine Photographer

    Editorial Photographer

    Are you looking for an editorial photographer for your next magazine cover or layout? Contact us today for more information.

    Military Spouse Magazine January 2015 Cover

    Editorial Photography

    We have had many opportunities to be an editorial photographer for multiple magazines. This is our first time photographing for Military Spouse Magazine. In researching the magazine it has a very large distribution and has had many celebrities line their magazine covers. Monthly Military Spouse magazine circulation is 70,000.

    Celebrities like Shaq to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have been photographed for the cover of this magazine.

    Just last month Shaq was photographed for the cover for his “Shaq-A-Claus!” campaign. For us to photograph the cover for January, following Shaq, was exciting. There was quite a photographic standard in place that we needed to meet or exceed.

    We got the call to photograph the cover and feature images for an article on Vista of VistaPix Media.

    Military Spouse Article on VistaPix Media
    Military Spouse Magazine
    Commercial Photography for Military Spouse Magazine

    Read the article in it’s entirety here. If you would like to purchase the magazine, here is the site to do so.

    When we are photographing for a magazine, it is very important that we work closely with the art director. From there we receive specific instructions on their layout and vision for the magazine cover photo as well as the layout. Once we receive that information, we then can incorporate our photographic artistry. When we include our own creative vision, it helps the publication have multiple options when choosing their final photos.

    As an editorial photographer it is important for us to bring out the best in our clients. It is no different then photographing any other client. We want to ensure that we highlight the best features, helping them look their best. Our full service studio helps us achieve this goal. We also can provide hair and make up artists for any of our photographic sessions. As a final touch, our editing will ensure that no detail is missed. The client and the magazine will be thrilled with the final product.

    This magazine cover photo was a clean modern look that changed dramatically from the original vision for the cover. The collaboration between the art director and the photographer is essential to achieving a product that is suitable for their magazine but also incorporates the photographers artistic vision.

    This is the latest of many editorial projects that we have photographed. If you would like to see more samples of our editorial photography, please contact us today.