Monthly Archives: May 2018

category:Beach, Portraits, Uncategorized

Beach Session Time

Beach Session Time It is beach session time for Hayes & Fisk and we are super excited for this year’s season! Every summer we visit the beaches of Virginia and The Carolinas. Here we capture our clients as they enjoy family time at the beach. We know that after Memorial Day weekend you will start […]

Beach Session Time


It is beach session time for Hayes & Fisk and we are super excited for this year’s season! Every summer we visit the beaches of Virginia and The Carolinas. Here we capture our clients as they enjoy family time at the beach.

We know that after Memorial Day weekend you will start thinking about what you are going to do during your beach vacation. We encourage you to let us know when and where you are going to be so we can arrange to capture this special time for you and your family. The sand, ocean, and sun make for the perfect backdrop.

Look at the smiles in the pictures below. Everyone loves spending time at the beach, so this makes for the perfect time to capture these memories. Kids are happy, adults are relaxed, and everyones’ skin is glowing from the sun. Our clients tell us that their beach sessions are some of their favorite pictures of their family.

If you don’t have a beach vacation planned, but think this is a great idea, we encourage you to call your family and plan a long weekend. This is a great way to get all of your extended family together to enjoy some time together while making new memories that will last a lifetime.

You will typically find us at Virginia Beach and The Outer Banks, but we are open to scheduling time at any beach in Virginia or the Carolinas. Our clients know we LOVE to travel, so as long as it works in our schedule we will make it happen.

Please contact Mary to inquire about booking your family session. She can answer any questions you may have and get you on the calendar. We hope to see you at the beach!

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Springtime Family Portrait Session Before you read this post, we ask that you watch this video that Mary did for Professional Photographers of America (PPA) on the Print Movement. Mary was asked to do this video at the same time the Bumgardners about getting an updated family portrait. The portrait installation at the end of this […]

Springtime Family Portrait Session


Before you read this post, we ask that you watch this video that Mary did for Professional Photographers of America (PPA) on the Print Movement. Mary was asked to do this video at the same time the Bumgardners about getting an updated family portrait. The portrait installation at the end of this video is at the home of the Bumgardners, whose session is detailed below.

Portrait Session

Sometimes it seems impossible to explain to new clients the importance of print. We try to emphasize the importance of having a family portrait sessions done by a professional photographer and having those images printed for all to see.

However, our hearts sing when our long-time clients call us and say, “It is time for a new family portrait.” That is exactly what happened before we photographed this session.

Dutch, the father, called because his anniversary was approaching. The only present that his wife had asked for was an updated portrait of their girls. Dutch explained how much the first portrait of Lizzie and Emma meant to their family. He knew the only gift that would make his wife happy was a new oil portrait. These words truly brought Jamie to his knees. He quickly looked up the Bumgardner family’s first portrait and right away he remembered every detail. We know we are truly blessed to be able to create these amazing memories for our clients. To hear that this was the only gift that Brooke wanted; literally music to our ears.

Dutch, Brooke, Lizzie, and Emma visited our Parham Road location to have their portrait session photographed in our garden. Whether spring or fall, our garden makes for the perfect backdrop. Now that spring has made it to Virginia, we are ready to welcome families for their spring portrait sessions.

Mary had been asked by PPA to make a Print Movement video around the same time we received Dutch’s call. We knew right away that this session would be a great one to highlight in this video. We have always expressed the importance of print to our clients, and it is our pleasure to share it with our colleagues as well.

Springtime Family Portrait Session

Springtime Family Portrait Session

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Perfect Richmond Fall Wedding Alicia and Andrew were married on the perfect fall day in Richmond, Virginia. They exchanged vows on November 11, 2017, at Trinity United Methodist Church. Following their church wedding guests enjoyed a full night of dinner, drinks, and dancing at The Jefferson. There was a chill in the air that day, […]

Perfect Richmond Fall Wedding


Alicia and Andrew were married on the perfect fall day in Richmond, Virginia. They exchanged vows on November 11, 2017, at Trinity United Methodist Church. Following their church wedding guests enjoyed a full night of dinner, drinks, and dancing at The Jefferson.

There was a chill in the air that day, but the warmth of The Jefferson was the perfect place for the bride and groom to get ready for their special day. The trees outside were the perfect shade of yellow and that made the perfect backdrop for their first look. Alicia could not stop smiling the entire day, especially when she looked at Andrew. Their first look was one of Jamie’s favorites because they were so giddy in love.

When we think back to their Engagement Session, we remember how in love they looked. They constantly had their eyes on each other and their wedding day was no different. Their smiles were infectious, you couldn’t help but smile when you looked at this fun-loving couple.

Once everyone was ready for the wedding, they traveled to Trinity United Methodist Church for the ceremony. After that, guests joined the couple in the Rotunda at the Jefferson Hotel for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Then they made their way upstairs for dinner and dancing. Jimmy at the Jefferson Hotel always sets the stage for the best parties as the food, decor, and timing were just perfect as usual. There is not a more beautiful backdrop for a wedding than the Jefferson Hotel!

Family is very important to Alicia and Andrew, so we made sure to capture as many special moments as possible with them and their parents. These are images that they will treasure for a lifetime. We especially loved capturing Alicia dancing with her dad. He sang to her and twirled her around on the dance floor like they were the only two in the room.

The band Soul Expressions kept the guests on the dance floor until the bitter end. So much fun was had by all! When the night was finally over, Alicia and Andrew were sent off with a spectacular bubble display.

Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia from Tiffany’s Bridal
Tuxedos: Groom’s Corner
Florist: Terry White of White House Flowers
Hair & Make-up: Lou Stevens Glam Squad
Photo booth: Virginia Photo Booths and More
Band: Soul Expressions

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