Monthly Archives: October 2016

Fall Family Portraits with Hayes & Fisk It is definitely time for Fall Family Portraits with Hayes & Fisk. Today we are excited to share the Abel Family’s session with you. Dressed to impress, the Abel Family enjoyed a beautiful fall day in at studio as we captured these images that their family will enjoy […]

Fall Family Portraits with Hayes & Fisk


It is definitely time for Fall Family Portraits with Hayes & Fisk. Today we are excited to share the Abel Family’s session with you.

Dressed to impress, the Abel Family enjoyed a beautiful fall day in at studio as we captured these images that their family will enjoy for years to come.

We also wanted to share with you an article we found on NewsOk regarding family photos. We believe that having these moments documented is so very important and we thought that these were great questions to think about before you book your next session.

Nothing captures these moments better than family photos. If you’re looking for a photographer to capture those memories, make sure you ask prospective photographers these eight questions.

1. Can I see some of your recent work?  This is the most common question asked, and for good reason. But how do you distinguish between an amateur and a professional photographer? An amateur may be able to take a few great shots every now and then, but professionals know how to consistently create great results. Ask to view an entire session in images or a compilation from different sessions to get a sense of depth of the photographer’s work. Based on what you see, if there’s only one or two shots you’d consider framing, then you’re probably not dealing with the right photographer for your family.

2. Are you a PPA (Professional Photographers of America) photographer?  You want to work with the best, and PPA photographers do more than just snap pictures. They have the technical expertise and artistry to get that one shot – that one look – that captures your family’s unique personality. PPA photographers also abide by a strict code of ethics and work constantly to create beautiful images that meet your expectations. Watch the video below to see how PPA photographers capture families’ unique personalities.

3. Do you specialize in any one type of photography? What’s your photographic style?  Photographers often specialize in one genre over another. If they mention solely working with family portraits, then you can rest assured that their passions are aligned with your needs. You may also want to ask why they chose that particular area to better understand if/how they will be able to connect with you. A photographer’s style is reflected in their portfolio, so asking them to produce a radically different style is a recipe for disaster. Look for images that you can see your family in, then think of three words that describe your family and share those with your photographer. You’re counting on their knowledge of composition, lighting, posing and more to create images that fit your vision.

4. What does your fee include?  You’ll want to understand what you’re getting for your money: how much time, how many images, album types, the format for delivering proofs, what’s included in your package, etc. Pros will always include these details and more in your contract. PPA photographers’ code of ethics should also give you peace of mind, but always, always read the contract and don’t be afraid to ask questions about the fine print and the contract itself.

5. How should I prepare my family before the session? Pros will give you tips so your family can feel comfortable and have fun while being photographed. They might even ask for things you would not have thought. PPA photographers will also be able to answer questions such as: What colors and styles of clothing are best to wear? Should you bring a change of clothes? How do you handle a fussy child or plan for nap times? Trust them: they have their timing down and know what works.

6. Where can I find you online?  Photographers’ websites are a great place to view their portfolios, read client testimonials and get a better sense of their personality. Of course, like a resume, websites often put “their best foot forward,” so be sure to dig a little deeper. Look at their social media pages and read customer reviews, as these can be very telling. You can also identify PPA photographers near you at PPA.com/SeeTheDifference/Family.

7. Can you take a picture like this one?  Find pictures similar to ones you would like to display on your mantel and show them to the photographer. This will help them understand the style and genre you want, and they will be able to determine if you are a good match. Real pros will always refer you to someone they feel will better accomplish your vision if they are not the right fit. PPA photographers should be able to explain why and how they can or cannot create the same effects. So go ahead and ask if they are capable of taking the same kind of picture; do not settle for a simple “yes.”

8. How will I obtain my photos and when can I expect them?  Professional photographers have a reliable system for delivering photos to you in a timely manner. This may include a private, online portal where your photos are stored, cloud sharing, uploading to social media sites and may even offer an app for that. However, your photographer should accommodate your needs – so state your preference upfront to avoid any false expectations!

Fall Family Portraits with Hayes & Fisk

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Countryside Wedding in Northern Virginia You will fall in love with this charming Countryside Wedding in Northern Virginia. Katie and Nathan’s ceremony and reception took place at Silverbrook Farm in Hillsboro, Virginia on September 24, 2016. Packed with so many details, this wedding was exuded the couple’s personality and all of the charming details highlighted […]

Countryside Wedding in Northern Virginia


You will fall in love with this charming Countryside Wedding in Northern Virginia. Katie and Nathan’s ceremony and reception took place at Silverbrook Farm in Hillsboro, Virginia on September 24, 2016.

Packed with so many details, this wedding was exuded the couple’s personality and all of the charming details highlighted their love for each other.

Mary & Jessica had a wonderful time in Northern Virginia photographing this special day. Katie and her wedding party spent the day at Silverbrook Farm getting ready and enjoying lots of laughter and love as she prepared to walk down the aisle. Dressed in stylish gray pants, vests, and burgundy ties, the men looked dapper as they stood by Nathan’s side on this special day.

No detail was left unturned. From the monogrammed robes, to wedding pane seating chart to flips flops for those tired, dancing feet…Katie thought of everything and the guests enjoyed discovering the little details at every corner.

We have shared a lot of images and we hope they help you envision what a special day this was for Katie and Nathan. And all of it couldn’t have been possible without the superior work of the wonderful wedding professionals:

 Venue: Silverbrook Farm
Officiant: AJ Herrmann
Wedding Dress: Posh Bridal
Florist: Petals and Hedges
DJ: Craig Wood
Caterer: Savoir Faire
Cake: Sugardust Cookies and Cake
Invitations: Minted

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Family Fall Photo Session We are celebrating the changing of the seasons with this family fall photo session by Hayes & Fisk! This is the perfect time of year to book your family’s portrait session. Summer has come and gone (despite the warm temperatures this week!) but the leaves are starting to change and soon […]

Family Fall Photo Session


We are celebrating the changing of the seasons with this family fall photo session by Hayes & Fisk! This is the perfect time of year to book your family’s portrait session. Summer has come and gone (despite the warm temperatures this week!) but the leaves are starting to change and soon enough winter will be here. So now is the time to to get your fall portrait session on the books.

Over the next few weeks we will be sharing some of our favorite fall shoots and we hope it inspires you to bring your family to our studio or invite us to your house or favorite Central Virginia Location to capture these lasting memories of your and your family.

We hope you enjoy the images from the Warner Family’s Fall Photo Session!

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