• Senior-Portraits-at-the-Beach
    School Photographer,  School Photography,  Senior Pictures,  Senior Portraits,  Virginia Beach Senior Photographer,  Virginia Beach Senior Pictures,  Virginia Beach Senior Portraits

    Senior Portraits at the Beach

    Senior Portraits at the Beach

    Are you looking for unique senior portraits? Do you love the beach? Are you wanting to do something fun for your senior pictures? How about a Trash the Prom Dress session? How about senior portraits at the beach?Senior-Portraits-at-the-Beach

    Senior Portrait at Sunset

    Fun Senior Pictures

    High school seniors always want to be unique. They want to stand out in the crowd. They don’t want to look or be like anyone else.

    When it come to senior pictures, their feeling is the same. They are looking for unique senior pictures that will make them stand out in a crowd. They are looking for that senior photo that makes everyone say “WOW”.

    How about if you could have fun, real fun, on our senior portrait session? What if you could have a photography session that ended doing something truly unique? How about if you ended your photo  shoot with senior portraits at the beach? Not only senior portraits at the beach, but you partnered that with a Trash the Prom Dress session?

    Senior Portrait at the Beach at Sunset

    You would not only have gorgeous senior pictures, your senior photos would stand out in the crowd! Who else has the opportunity to do something fun and different? When you get into the ocean in a gorgeous prom dress, have a gorgeous sunset and the senior photographer uses state of the art photographic lighting, you may end up with senior pictures that look like this!

    Senior Portrait – Trash the Prom Dress

    With the right senior portrait photographer, the right setting, the right client and the right photographic equipment, we are able to create unique, one of a kind, senior pictures.

    Trash the Prom Dress Photography

    When we take senior portraits at the beach we always schedule close to sunset. That way we are ensured the best light of the day. We are looking for soft golden light in our photos. This is generally captured 30-45 minutes prior to sunset during the summer months.

    As the sun is setting we love to incorporate off camera lighting. This creates a moodiness in your photos that can only be created by adding lighting. Here is an example of off camera lighting at sunset.

    Sunset Senior Portrait

    When we use off camera lighting it allows to to photograph directly into the sun. When we use off camera lighting it allows us to expose both the sky and our subject properly.

    When you understand this photographic lighting technique you can create very unique photos.

    Senior Portraits at Sunset
    Senior Portrait

    If you are interested in learning more about off camera lighting, you can read more here.

    Beautiful Senior Portraits

    We love the “golden hour” in photography. When we take senior portraits at the beach, the scheduling is critical. For our clients that want to end their senior portrait session at the beach we schedule the arrival 45 minutes before sunset. When you are photographing at the beach you have no protection from the glaring sun unless you have some cloud cover. If you photograph your clients in the direct sun, the sun will often create ugly shadows. Those ugly shadows are not attractive on your gorgeous clients.

    We make sure that we are photographing in the right conditions, with the right photography equipment, at the right time. When you combine those elements you will produce beautiful senior portraits.

    If you are a photographer and need help with posing tips for your senior portraits, we can help!

    Sunset Senior Portraits
    Senior Portraits on the Beach
    Cute Senior Portrait
    Sunset Trash the Prom Dress Portrait
    Senior Portrait

    If we have a senior photography client that wants to add a Trash the Prom Dress session, we recommend that they visit the thrift store to purchase a dress. You can often find and inexpensive dress that has already been used for this type of photo session. The dress doesn’t have to fit perfectly, in fact, we have been known to add clamps to a dress to make it work. We have honestly never had anyone that has completely trashed their prom dress to the point of ruin. Most of our clients just wash, dry and repeat wear the dress from their photo shoot!

    If you are looking for unique senior portraits at the beach, contact us today for more information!

    If you are ready to book now, reserve your appointment today!



  • Executive-Head-Shots
    business head shots,  Business Portraits,  commercial head shots,  commercial photographer,  commercial photography,  Commerical Photographer,  Corporate Headshot Photographer

    Professional Head Shots in Virginia

    Professional Head Shots

    If you’re looking for professional head shots in Virginia and if you don’t want to have another boring business portrait. You’ve come to the right place! Contact us today for more information.

    (click on the image below to read more about our head shot sessions)

    Head Shot Information Guide

    Professional Head Shot Photography

    Hayne Photographers offers high quality professional head shots and business portraits to all types of business professionals, executives, actors, models and small businesses.

    Our services include both studio and on-location sessions for individuals as well as groups.

    Our photographers are well skilled and have years of experience. They use state of the art camera equipment and studio lighting.

    We have high standards for service and quality. We ensure that your finished images will  represent you and your company.

    We offer professional, commercial, consumer and corporate portraiture, as well as professional head shots photography and environmental portraits for businesses.  We offer professional head shot sessions to  actors, models, medical students and actresses.

    You can come to our studio in downtown Norfolk or we bring the studio to you.

    Executive Head Shots
    Head Shots

    Getting Ready for Your Head Shot Session

    Before heading in to the studio think about all of the things that make up your personal brand and what you want others to take away from a glance at your profile page. Jot down some key words and phrases and bring them to your shoot. Think about what exemplifies your personal brand to you. Are you a chef? An educator? A writer? Are there props that could help tell your story? Bring them along!

    We can take a couple different shots—in different outfits—so you’ll have a series to choose from. You may want to tailor your profile picture based on the social media platform you’re using. Remember to have fun! A relaxed, comfortable subject naturally exudes confidence.

    Commercial Head Shot
    Author Head Shot
    Commercial Photography
    Sportscaster Head Shot
    Advertising Photography
    ESPN Head Shot
    Sportscaster Head Shot
    Commercial Head Shot
    Sportscaster Head Shot
    Commercial Head Shots


    What to Wear to Your Head Shot Session

    It’s important that your look matches the image you’re trying to convey.  For your profession head shots, what you wear on a daily basis is a great place to start. Solid colors are always a good choice, as are tops with strong collars and necklines. Even though you’ll only be shot from the shoulders up, it’s important you’re pulled together from head to toe—you may want a shot or two that are pulled back a bit. Aim for clothes that complement your skin and eye tones.

    What to Wear:
    •    Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you look great
    •    Make sure your jacket and shirt fit you well. A poor fitting jacket or shirt will be obvious in the photos (especially around the neck)
    •    Clothes should be neatly pressed and should look new or like new
    •    Avoid busy patterns and large lines/stripes

    What to Bring:
    •    Sample professional head shots to help communicate the look you want

    Environmental Business Portraits

    If you are looking for environmental portraits, we can take care of that for you.

    Environmental business portraits capture working professionals in their everyday work environment, whether it be an office or a workshop. These portraits are a natural and creative way to show viewers who you are, what you do, and where you do it.

    Environmental Business Portraits
    Environmental Business Portrait
    Environmental Business Photography
    Environmental Portraits
    Environmental Corporate Portraits
    Environmental Commercial Photography
    Environmental Commercial Photo

    Green Screen Business Photography

    Are you unsure of the background you want or maybe you need a background that you can’t quite achieve in the office setting? We can shoot your corporate portraits or professional head shots with a green screen background and replace the background with anything you’d like. We do this on a per image charge basis. Our green screen photography techniques are professional, and convincing. While it’s always best to shoot in the real setting, this is the next best option, and many times, much more practical in an office setting.

    Green Screen Business Photography


    Professional Headshots and Your Business

    Dubbed “the new handshake,” professional head shots are now the first introduction to you, your business and your personal brand—shouldn’t that intro be the best it can be? With 93% of HR professionals and recruiters tapping into LinkedIn to find quality candidates—plus 2 in 3 on Facebook and more than half utilizing Twitter—your professional head shots has countless applications in your professional life. Should your profile pic be the family vacation, the fun night out or—worse—the logo or abstract shot? Or should it be a powerful, compelling and confidence-building headshot that makes prospective clients, employers and partners want to click “Connect?”

    Real Estate Head Shot

    Contact us today to learn more about our professional head shots session and environmental portraits.