Summer Senior Photography Session
What’s a great way to celebrate school being out? By having a summer senior photography session!
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Beating The Heat
For Olivia’s session we started out in the studio. During the summer months it’s best to do indoor pictures during the day and outdoor pictures in the evening. It ensures that our client looks their best and hasn’t had the humidity effect their appearance. When doing indoor pictures we can utilize different lighting and backgrounds. Olivia brought a few sets of clothing and necklaces as statement pieces that made each image unique. We always encourage our seniors to add their own flair when it comes to their sessions. Want some ideas on what to wear? Check out our guide here.
While she was having her session she wanted to do her drape portrait for school. We are the leading school photography company in the area and love it when our seniors do their school pictures with us! If you’re interested in reading about our school photography go here.
Since our studio is right near the ocean we wanted to do beach portraits to wrap things up. Late afternoon or early evening is the best time do to outdoor pictures. The lighting from the setting sun in addition to professional photographic techniques make for amazing images. Time management is also another thing photographers need to keep in mind. In order to get the great sunset shots make sure to do any other outdoor pictures before in a timely manner. A big mistake in photography is missing amazing pictures because proper time management wasn’t used. We started the outdoor portion in an urban downtown area. Then we moved on to a fishing pier and finished up on the beach. Olivia also wanted to include her sister in some of the pictures which we were happy to do. We love when our seniors want to include a friend or family member in their session. It makes for more memorable pictures and adds a bit of fun to the session!
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Urban Ballerina Photography Session
We love doing unique photography. That’s why we decided to do an urban ballerina photography session.
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We recently did a senior sessions with the girls in these images. Dance is a very important aspect of their life. We thought it would be fun to do an artistic shoot with them. We chose three different locations that each had their own unique look. A big part of getting great images is finding the perfect setting. Research the locations you want to use before each session. Our studio is very close to an urban downtown area. We are always finding new and creative spots there for our sessions.
Each girl brought an outfit that complimented the textures of each setting. We love it when we can pair beautiful outfits with the location. Their outfits also added in each girls’ unique personal flair. For one portrait our dancer wore a beautiful white ballet outfit. It stood out against the dark industrial background (image above).
For this portrait our dancer wore a bright red gown that complimented the faded brick wall.
For this portrait we wanted to add in a stunning background. The church was a perfect paring for the dancers outfit. It was exactly what we wanted for our artistic shoot.
In this portrait our ballerina wore a tutu that gave a lighthearted feel to the overall image.
Some tips for getting great pictures like these is to use good lighting. We used off camera flash and a deflector to bounce lighting onto the dancers. It really helped to make the portraits pop. Since we were working with dancers it was important to capture their beautiful posture. A great way to do that is with proper posing. You can read our guide here to learn more.
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Professional Senior Portrait Session
Are you a high school senior that’s graduating this year? Are you looking for a way to celebrate? Then schedule a professional senior portrait session today!
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Outdoor Photography Fun
For the first portion of Tori’s photo session we wanted to do pictures outside in late afternoon. It is the best time for the great lighting and we were able to get more photographic images. The area we chose for her outdoor photos had some amazing cobblestone roads. We really wanted to incorporate them into her images. Since the roads provided a nice background we decided to use her car and an antique chair we had on hand as props. When doing professional photography you have to think on your toes when it comes to outdoor settings.
There was also some great brickwork on the outside of the buildings that we thought would go wonderfully with our pictures. When you use texture in the background it adds interest to your photo shoot. Tori decided that she wanted to add in her own personal touch by blowing confetti for one shot. We always love it when clients add their own flair to their photo session!
Gorgeous Indoor Studio Portraits
After the outdoor portion of the session we decided to do some indoor head shots. Since the outdoor segment was fun we decided to do a more professional indoor head shot session to contrast it. Tori wanted serious but not too serious for her studio shots. We were able to do that by adding in an age appropriate background along with soft lighting. Half the battle of doing professional photographic pictures is making sure the lighting and background compliment whoever you’re shooting.
We are very big in the school photography scene and were able to take her year book portrait during her session. If you would like to read more about our work in the school photography industry click here.
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Are you a photographer and struggling with senior portrait posing? Our guide can help!
Virginia School Pictures
We are happy to finally announce the opening of our new photography branch Virginia School Photography. Our studio now has a branch focusing on high quality, Virginia school pictures. With state of the art technology and employees with years of school experience, we are pushing a brand new school experience that brings revolutionary quality and stress-free photographing for schools.
Technology Advantage in School Photography
With Virginia School Photography we have taken huge leaps from other companies with our technology. Our cameras, lenses, ordering technology, lighting, and online ordering system all combine to create a high quality but simple system for both schools and students. While offering all the latest in photography services, such as online ordering and green screens, we also offer traditional services as well, such as paper orders and real backgrounds. Using such a wide variety of services means that we can customize each individual schools experience to their needs. Virginia School Photography brings a personal but highly professional touch to the school photography market.
- Relaxed school picture day.
- We staff properly so that picture day requires less from your staff.
- Picture Day is an enjoyable experience, so that equates to you faculty and staff being happy!
- We employ full-time professional photographers.
- Our local office is ready and available to help parents with any needs. This takes the burden off of our schools. Parents can reach out to us to assist them directly. We have a live person to assist our clients! We pride ourselves in having a live person speak to your parents when they call.
- Our commission plans have options that give our schools and sports leagues the power to choose their prices and commission.
- Our local studio always has open doors for students and faculty needing make up pictures.
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Cap and Gown Portrait
Why Virginia School Photography?
Virginia School Photography’s quality is second to none. We oversee everything in our Norfolk, Virginia office, including school portraits, school services, league services, and all of our yearbooks. What this means is that we can closely watch everything and quickly fulfill all needs for our schools and sports leagues. Visit our new website here!
Newborn Photography Portraits
Families are you looking to celebrate the birth of your infant? Then contact us for newborn photography portraits today!
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On today’s session we had one week old Sebastian. We love photographing infants as they are easy to position and have a good temperament. Sebastian was a dream to work with. This provided us with many amazing images from his photo shoot. When working with calm infants as a photographer, it’s a great time to use photography props. They not only provide comfort for the child but also an eye catching appeal. We strive to make sure that every infant we work with are well taken care of. Creative ways to add comfort to your newborn sessions is by adding in comfy blankets or hats or by swaddling. This also helps to keep the child calm during pictures. Here are some examples:
For this session the family wanted to add personal elements to Sebastian’s photo’s. They had custom a dinosaur hat made that they thought would go perfectly with his pictures. Etsy is a great place to find unique photography props. The creator of this adorable hat has her own Etsy shop. View her store and products here.
They also wanted to add in elements from the church where Sebastian’s father is the campus pastor. We love it when families are able to incorporate their everyday life into their photos.
Including You In The Newborn Session
We always want the infant’s family to be a part of their child’s photography session. When parents join in the session, we are able to try different lighting techniques to create even more beautiful photographic pictures. For these images we were able to cast shadows and add more depth, but also highlight the colors that were present.
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Professional Actor Head Shot
Are you looking for a way to stand out in the acting community? Then consider having a professional actor head shot session with us.
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Adam came to us wanting to update his portfolio for his acting career. He wanted a way for directors to notice him and to be set apart from the rest of the acting crowd. Having professional head shots are very important to any aspiring actor or actress that are looking to make a big break. Adam was very eager to make sure that his images we as eye catching as possible. In the acting world, directors have an easier time selecting who they want in their productions if they are presented with a head shot that looks professional and unique.
Keep It Simple
For actors head shots, simple is best. You want the directors to be drawn to your face, so as little distraction from the rest of your body as possible is great. Wear clothes that don’t have bright patterns or colors, and keep make up light. We recommend that you prepare before coming in by deciding on what character or personality you want portrayed through your head shots. Are you looking for more serious roles? Then a more serious attire and facial expressions. Want to work in comedy? Then more laid back clothing and a cheerful look. Want to do both? We can do that too! Your head shots are your chance to show off how you can get into character. In addition to having great facial expressions, having amazing lighting can make the images even more photographic. Adam knew when he came in that he wanted to keep his outfits simple and portray a serious and confidant demeanor.
If you want to boost your chances at being hired and build your portfolio, then schedule your professional actor head shot today!
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Professional Head Shot Session
Want a great way to boost your business portfolio? Then let us help you with a professional head shot session!
Why Professional Head Shots?
For anyone that wants their business to do well in today’s economy, having an amazing head shot can play a big role in how clients see you. With professional photography, you can stand out in the business crowd and make a niche for yourself. If you are trying to get hired by a company, having a great image can increase your chances of getting the job. Potential employers like to see that you as the candidate are professional and take your career very seriously. Whatever your business or job portfolio needs are, we can help create what you’re looking for. By having a professional head shot session, you’re one step closer to making your business or job search successful.
How To Make You Stand Out
First impressions are crucial in the business world. That’s why at Hayne Photographers we use flattering lighting and poses that will draw the eye of any client or business professional. We make sure that we go over what market you want to target and what persona you want displayed so that your chances of making an impact with your company are higher. We make sure to cater to whatever your business needs are. Another way to make a great first impression is by dressing for the business. We strongly encourage that you wear an outfit that you want to portray what your business is to clients. If you want to go the extra mile to make your image stand out even more, we can provide professional hair and makeup.
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