• Family Portraits
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    Yorktown Family Portraits | Reed Family

    Yorktown Family Portraits

    When was the last time your family took professional family portraits? Today is the perfect day to schedule your own photography session. Contact us today for more details.

    Family Portraits
    Family Portrait

    Yorktown Outdoor Family Portraits

    Yorktown has so many beautiful outdoor locations. It is a perfect backdrop for some gorgeous family portraits. Meet the Reed family. We were delighted to be able to photograph their family. They choose to schedule their family portrait session in Yorktown. They knew that it would lend itself to gorgeous photos.

    With their family, we choose 2 different locations for their outdoor photos. Both locations were within 5 minutes of each other so it made it convenient. It also provided the opportunity for a variety of photos and backgrounds. We started the family portrait session out at a historic mansion. The property has a gorgeous landscape lined with a white fence. On the property there are a few beautiful buildings. When you have a combination of a beautiful landscape and buildings, it creates a beautiful backdrop. When you have a beautiful backdrop for your portraits, you get beautiful portraits.

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    Yorktown Family Portraits
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    Couple Portrait

    As you look at their portraits you will see that there was much planning that went into their outfits. This is a great example of how to dress for family portraits. We always get asked what to wear for our family portraits. We have actually designed an online magazine that help our family’s decide on what to wear. You will see that all four people in the family coordinate beautifully without being in the exact same color. To us, this is more pleasing to the eye. They choose one of two colors to run throughout everyone’s outfit.

    On Location Family Portraits

    We finished up photographing family portraits at the historic mansion property and headed to our second location. There we found a completely different look, style and background for our portraits. In all of our photo sessions we like to present our clients with a variety of images. As you can see, we achieved our goal.yorktown family photography

    Outdoor Family Portrait

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    Couple Portrait
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    Brother’s Portrait
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    Couple’s Portrait in Yorktown
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    Casual Family Portrait

    Isn’t it time to schedule your family portrait session? Contact us today!


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    Family Photography,  Family Portrait Photographer,  Family Portraits,  On Location Family Portrait,  Outdoor Family Portraits

    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.

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    Fun Sibling Portrait
    Casual Sibling Portrait

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

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    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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    Family Photography Session

    Family Photography Session

    Contact us today for your family photography session!

    Family photography sessions are always fun and rewarding.  Being in such a beautiful area, as Norfolk, Virginia is such a picturesque setting for any outdoor portrait sessions.

    With a great mix of beaches, beautiful landscapes and history, it really is second to none.

    Heading out to the park with any couple and their dog is always an exciting adventure.  People enjoy bringing their pets along to their session because they are a part of their family!  Not only do with love that, we encourage it!  Photographing pets can be challenging, but in this case, it was a breeze. See more of our pet portfolio here.
    Locations like the Pagoda Gardens in Norfolk is just perfect. With the beautiful landscaping and being positioned on the River, you can’t go wrong. Having your portraits done in the fall is always stunning with the changing of the colors of the leaves.

    Our favorite part of portraits at the Pagoda Gardens is the river view. Photographing at sunset always brings great portraits. Lighting can be tricky at sunset, however, with the right lighting your sunset photography will be a success every time!

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    Have you had family portraits done recently?  If not….it’s time.  Contact us today to schedule your family photography session.

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    Family Portraits | The Hermitage Museum

    Family Portraits 

    Family portraits at the Hermitage Museum provides a multitude of options for posing and backgrounds.  The backgrounds that the Hermitage provides is varied.

    The brick facades of this historic museum give a classic feel to your family portrait session.

    The gardens surrounding the Hermitage are immaculate and you can always find something in bloom.

    Being located along the Elizabeth River the panoramic view is a one of a kind photograph that only Norfolk can provide.

    Capturing a few candid shots of your unique family portraits is easy at the Hermitage since there many areas to explore and discover.

    Using this beautiful archway we framed their family portrait perfectly. The wisteria vines add fresh natural background element to their portrait. Including natural elements in your background is essential to creating a beautiful family portraits.


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    Virginia family photographer.


    We love incorporating just the children in fun and unique ways. In these family photos, having the boys lay together on the ground not only created a unique family picture, but also helps calm fidgety boys.

    Sunset portraits at the Hermitage Museum is something that should be a part of everyone’s family pictures. With the breathtaking views of the river and the gorgeous light from sunset with create an amazing portrait.

    Using dramatic off camera lighting allows us to show the sky with it’s beautiful clouds, color and rays of sun. If you would like to learn more about our dramatic lighting you may like this product.

    Amazing family photography.
    Amazing family photography.

    We recommend that family have their portraits taken at least annually. As your children grow and life changes it is important to capture those moments.

    This family comes to us every year. From their family session, we are able to create for them custom Christmas cards. Wouldn’t it be neat to have your beautiful family portraits on unique Christmas cards?

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

    Contact us today to schedule your unique family portrait session.


  • Babies,  Children,  Family,  Newborn,  Newborn Portraits,  Outdoor Family Portraits

    Nora – 3 Month Old Portraits – Children’s Photographer

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