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    Couples,  Engagement,  Portraits

    Engagement Photos | Molly and Eddie

    Contact us today for engagement photos and wedding information.

    Engagement photos are not only fun, but important for our clients. We call the engagement session their rehearsal for their wedding day. We find that most people are slightly uncomfortable in front of the camera for the first time. By shooting and engagement session, it helps ease the minds of our brides and grooms. They no longer worry about having the perfect wedding photos!

    Outdoor Engagement Photography

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    Couples photography shoot

    Engagement Photos

    Meet Molly and Eddie. When looking for a wedding photographer, they knew that they wanted a photographer that could capture the essence of who they are and make them look their very best. What an honor to be chosen to be both their wedding and engagement photographer!

    For engagement photos, most couples will choose a location that represents who they are. For their engagement pictures, Molly & Eddie wanted a beautiful and natural setting.

    To begin their engagement session we wanted to capture some candid moments. We found this great path through this beautiful forest. This was the perfect setting for what we were envisioning.

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    Family photo ideas


    It is great to start to a photo shoot is capturing candid pictures. Movement adds interest to a photograph. Also, capturing candid photos help our couples relax. The couple become comfortable in front of the camera.

    The area was so beautiful, we set up this next series of photos. We used the path to draw the viewer’s eye to the subject. The result is a beautiful portrait. We photographed Molly and Eddie by the tree in a romantic pose.

    We then discovered a barn that would be the next perfect portrait spot! We used a couple of different lighting techniques in the barn.


    We love experimenting with light. Using different lighting techniques gives you various results without having to move your clients. What a great way to take advantage of a small area. For tips and tricks of our lighting techniques, check out our lighting information.

    For us it is important to incorporate the surroundings in a portrait. By doing this our client can reference exactly where they were, what they were thinking and remembering the experience of their portrait session.

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    If you need posing tips for your engagement session, you may like this tool.

    Molly has always been a tree climber. When we saw this beautiful tree we knew it was a must to include in their engagement photos. The limbs on the tree fit Molly perfectly.  We were able to create some relaxed and more candid photos using the tree as our prop. By using a variety of lenses we were able to capture multiple looks in the pictures. With the help of a wide angle lens we are able to capture the grandness of the tree.

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    Norfolk couples photography

    We are looking forward to Molly and Eddie’s wedding day. Stop back by the blog soon for their wedding day portraits!

    Find out more about our wedding photography.

    Call 757-201-7973 today to schedule your engagement photo session or wedding consult.

    We would love to learn more about your wedding and how we can capture the perfect pictures for you!

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    Bridal,  Portraits,  Weddings

    Botanical Gardens: Norfolk Wedding Photography

    Botanical Gardens: Norfolk Wedding Photography

    The Botanical Gardens is one of the more beautiful spots for Norfolk wedding photography. Jonathan and Katie’s wedding really shows off all the creative wedding photo opportunities in the gardens.

    Contact Us to schedule your Norfolk Wedding Photography today.

    Dramatic Wedding Photography Through Creative Composition

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    Unique wedding photography.

    Creative camera angles enhance the drama of natural settings. The bride and groom are perfectly positioned against the green backdrop of the trees in this photo. This photo composition draws your eye toward our lovely subjects, yet exhibits the details of the sky, foliage, and landscape at the same time.

    Jonathan & Katie Got Married!

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    Botanical gardens wedding photography.
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    Virginia Beach wedding photography.

    At Hayne Photographers, we love using natural light in our photography. With filtered natural light, we can create softer lines, and subdued colors. And with brighter conditions we can create brilliant colored backdrops for our couples. Finding the perfectly lit location within the gardens is a matter of what type of mood we’d like the photo to express. A beautiful day for photos at the Botanical Gardens is one with great lighting! Sunshine with a few clouds gave us ample opportunities for a variety of lighting situations.

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    Formal wedding portrait.
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    Outdoor bridal sky shot.

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    Classical bridal portrait.
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    Outdoor wedding photograph.
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    Wedding rings detail photograph.

    We are Norfolk and Virginia Beach wedding photographers. We invite you to schedule an appointment to visit us at our studio. Call us at: 757-201-7973.

    At the studio, you can entire wedding portfolios of our wedding photography including: Norfolk wedding photography, Virginia Beach weddings and destination weddings.

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