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!