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.
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.
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.
Outdoor Family Portrait
Isn’t it time to schedule your family portrait session? Contact us today!
Outdoor Family Portraits
Are you interested in having outdoor family portraits taken? Contact us today for more information.
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.
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Casual 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.
After photographing the siblings together, we will photograph the children individually.
When we are photographing the family portrait session we also ensure that we get some great images of mom and dad.
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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.
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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!
Family Photography Session
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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!
Have you had family portraits done recently? If not….it’s time. Contact us today to schedule your family photography session.
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.
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.
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.
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Beach family portraits are popular in Virginia because we are surrounded by beautiful beaches. The Critides family decided to have their annual family portraits at the beach at sunset.
Here is their family beach session.
Family portraits are something that we like to do annually for our families. Our families change so much over a year that we feel like documenting them through pictures is important. We love the opportunity to do on location outdoor family sessions. It is wonderful to capture the beautiful families as well as the beautiful surroundings. For the Ortiz family it was just mom, dad and the kids. It included grandma, grandpa, the aunts and of course the pets. Photographing pets can be a challenge, but for Hurley and Max, they made it simple.
Meet the Ortiz clan
We have been honored to follow Kaiya’s life. We have photographed this beautiful baby girl since she was 6 weeks old, in the womb. We followed her until the day she was born. When she was only 5 days old, we has the privilege to photograph her newborn portraits. We have photographed her every year for her birthday portraits. Kaiya is
Family portraits in the park…sometimes it can be a great experience and sometimes it is the unknown when dealing with little ones. We always try to schedule our families with young children around the time of the day when the children are the most happy. As you can see from these pictures, I think we hit the nail on the head. Meet the Ellis family. They chose to coordinate their clothing perfectly for this beautiful environmental portrait session. Paying attention to those details really makes an image, and having beautiful children, of course! Here is their precious family.
Imagine yourself, or your children, all dressed up right at the edge of the ocean for beautiful beach portraits. We will be offering this very special 1 day event with very limited space. Don’t miss out on your $5 beach session with special portrait pricing. To find out more about the Tutus and Ties at the Beach Event click here.
Come join us for this special day.
Wow, you’ve go to love environmental maternity portraits. There is something special about having an outdoor portrait session in the heart of Indiana. Where else do you get the rolling hills, beautiful trails, fields and hay bales? Bridgette and Roy are expecting and are expecting soon. They decided that they wanted to do their maternity session close to home in a surrounding that is close to their hearts. Meet them, and Indiana.
Ah….it’s that time of the year. It’s the time that uprising seniors are preparing to have their high school senior portraits done. We love this time of the year. Whether we are shooting our portrait session in the studio or on location, we love it. Here’s Tatiana. She wore lots of cool clothes and we shot in lots of cool locations. We were able to photograph with vintage cars, on a vintage couch, and finally trashed the dress.
What a great time, creating great memories, capturing great photographs.
To book your senior session today, go to www.TheSeniorExperience.com
Meet the Critides Family. We had the awesome privilege of capturing their family’s life at the beautiful Pagoda Gardens in downtown Norfolk. We love the time that we spend on our family portrait sessions, not just the photographs that we make, but the relationships that we build.
We love it when we get the opportunity to do an outdoor photography session, especially when it is a destination couples session. We had the opportunity to photograph Dan and Jennifer on the beaches of Tampa St. Pete. What a beautiful area of the country. It was also an honor since they are fellow photographers. We love the opportunity to photograph other photographers! Well, give us a beautiful couple, on a beautiful beach, match that with a beautiful sunset and…. here ya go. Meet the amazing Dan & Jennifer! We love it when we get the opportunity to do an outdoor photography session, especially when it is a destination couples session. We had the opportunity to photograph Dan and Jennifer on the beaches of Tampa St. Pete. What a beautiful area of the country. It was also an honor since they are fellow photographers. We love the opportunity to photograph other photographers! Well, give us a beautiful couple, on a beautiful beach, match that with a beautiful sunset and…. here ya go. Meet the amazing Dan & Jennifer!
So you’re 2 years old and it’s your birthday, so what do you do…you schedule your 2 year old portrait session of course! We have been blessed to document little Kaiya since she was just conceived. Following her mommy and daddy since they were 2 months pregnant, through their pregnancy, then the birth, 1st birthday and now the 2nd birthday of their precious gift. We got to spend a beautiful morning at the beautiful location of the Hermitage Museum. Documenting lives is what we do. What a great job we have!