Category: Client Interviews

Children's Portraits, Virginia

Inside Look Interview 7: Hayes & Fisk Today’s Client Interview is with Angela Morrell. We have been photographing her daughter Grace since she was born. We are excited to share this interview and Grace’s pictures with you. H & F: How did your relationship get started with H & F? Angela: I found Jamie when […]

Inside Look Interview 7: Hayes & Fisk

Today’s Client Interview is with Angela Morrell. We have been photographing her daughter Grace since she was born. We are excited to share this interview and Grace’s pictures with you.

H & F: How did your relationship get started with H & F?

Angela: I found Jamie when I was looking for someone to take some pregnancy photos of me. He took the pictures on a Tuesday and Wednesday my water broke and I went to the hospital. Grace was born  on Thursday, July 17, 2008, at 12:30 am. He took great photos of my beautiful big belly!

After she was born I went to By Invitation Only to get her birth announcements. They had portraits by Hayes & Fisk hanging on the walls and we loved their work. We had also seen their portraits at Strasburg Children’s Boutique at Short Pump Town Center. When we purchased our announcements we were gifted a free session fee with H &F, so we decided to get her newborn portraits done.  After those two sessions we were hooked.

H & F: How often have you used H & F since Grace’s newborn portraits?

Angela: We went back every three months for the first year and then we continue to go back every year on her birthday. Sometimes we go to the studio and other times we have gone on location to places like Maymont. We also visit the studio each Christmas for their Holiday Quick Takes, so we can get that perfect image for our holiday card.

In addition, we’ve had Hayes & Fisk take our family portraits, including with the grandparents to show all three generations. And they have did her Baptism photos and several Easter Portraits.

H & F: What keeps you coming back?

Angela: Grace just feels so comfortable with Jamie. He knows how to relate to children at every age. And every time he gets the perfect picture. I never have to worry about “if” we will get a great image. What Jamie has you just can’t teach…he just has “it”.

Overall they are just professional and great to work with.

Inside Look Interview 8: Hayes & Fisk

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Inside Look Interview 6: Hayes & Fisk

Inside Look Interview 6: Hayes & Fisk Our client interview series continues with India, Shirley and their son Sir Dylan the Dragon Slayer. Over the past few years we have welcomed them into the Hayes and Fisk Family with open arms. Dylan is such a sweetheart and we are better for having met him. H&F: […]

Inside Look Interview 6: Hayes & Fisk

Our client interview series continues with India, Shirley and their son Sir Dylan the Dragon Slayer. Over the past few years we have welcomed them into the Hayes and Fisk Family with open arms. Dylan is such a sweetheart and we are better for having met him.

H&F: How did your relationship get started with Hayes & Fisk?

I&S: The very first time was a cute kid contest that H&F did with Romp-n-Roll and Richmondmom.com. Mary shot Dylan during that first session. Then H&F did an Instagram Contest for the Holidays in 2013 and we entered a picture of our dog with a Santa hat on and much to our surprise the photo won the contest! Part of our prize with a portrait session and free images from H&F and we decided to have to pictures done of Dylan.

That session started a great relationship and we just keep coming back for every model call or contest that H&F puts out there.

H&F: What makes it so a good relationship that you keep coming back?

I&S: Dylan and Jamie just hit it off. When Jamie first photographed Dylan he could barely smile but Jamie interacted with him so well that the images were just perfect. Dylan and Jamie just got each other. We tell Jamie that they bring out the best in each other. Jamie gets the perfect shot and Dylan is the perfect subject every time. You kind of have to be there to see the magic happen. Their relationship and interaction is just awesome and that says a lot about Jamie. He is just the BEST.

H&F: What promotions or events have you come back for?

I&S: So we have participated in the Cute Kid Contest, the Instagram Contest, the Buttons & Bows model call, the Sweet Spot & VCU Medical Center Portrait Installation and a stylized shoot for The Wedding Planner Magazine of Richmond at Dover Hall.

Dylan is a total extravert so when H&F calls for models we encourage it. He is in his element and as long as he is enjoying it we will continue to participate.

And we just LOVE Mary & Jamie so we would do just about anything they asked of us!

H&F: Do you have any closing comments?

I&S: All of these sessions have actually lead to a “little career” in baby modeling. As soon as he can stand up a little better on his own he is going to do some modeling. H&F was truly the inspiration for getting to this point. Since Dylan excels in this and enjoys it we are going with it!

However most importantly, we keep coming back because we think these images are so special. We don’t shy away from Dylan’s disabilities. Sometimes the images show his hearing aids, braces or walker but because Jamie takes the perfect image they are not the focus. In fact most people only notice Dylan, they don’t see the objects in the picture. First you see a beautiful kid and then you may notice he has a hearing aid. In this day and age models or subjects of pictures can be defined in many ways. Dylan will look at these images one day and consider him “normal” just like the other kids he meets. And vice versa, other kids look at these images and see Dylan as “normal”.

Finally, we want to thank you for giving us this opportunity to talk about H&F. Mary and Jamie need to know now they impact people. What they do is so important and is so valued.

We have had a blast and look forward to many more wonderful memories and adventures!  Our family motto is, “Celebrate Everything!” and we can think of no one better to celebrate with then Hayes and Fisk!

Be sure to follow Sir Dylan the Dragon Slayer over on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SirDylanDragonSlayer

Also here is a heartwarming video of the first time Dylan received his hearing aids:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR72wY8Cg_0

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Inside Look Interview 5: Hayes & Fisk We just can’t express enough how much we are loving these client interviews and we certainly hope you are too! The next interview is with Jen Rosen. We have been photographing her family since 2004. H&F: How did your relationship get started with Hayes and Fisk? JR: In […]

Inside Look Interview 5: Hayes & Fisk

We just can’t express enough how much we are loving these client interviews and we certainly hope you are too!

The next interview is with Jen Rosen. We have been photographing her family since 2004.

H&F: How did your relationship get started with Hayes and Fisk?

JR: In 2004 my first son was 18 months old and my husband took him to H&F to get his portrait done for my Mother’s Day Gift. After that I totally hooked!

H&F: How has the relationship continued throughout the year?

JR: Since then I have had two more boys and we have had both of their 18 month oil portraits done. These are keepsakes we will treasure forever. We also go in every Christmas for their Quick Takes, to get the perfect holiday picture. Occasionally we go in for a spring portrait in their garden and when they were doing the beach portraits for their book we did one of those. We love that portrait – it hangs above the mantel in our bedroom. And this same beach portrait made the cover of their book so that was exciting!

Actually, I could go on and on. H&F also did a portrait of our entire extended family and when my law firm needed a group shot I called on Jamie for that as well.

Oh, and we took the boys to H&F’s sister studio, Real Life Studios for a picture with Santa. My youngest had screamed bloody murder at the mall with Santa but of course Jamie got him to sit there and take the perfect picture.

H&F: What is the key factor that keeps you coming back to H&F?

JR: It has to be Jamie’s rapport with my kids. I have three boys that would rather be out playing but because they love Mr. Jamie, they are excited to go to the studio. They stand still and smile and do exactly what is asked of them. They even get mad when I go to the studio or see Mr. Jamie without them.

H&F: Anything else you would like to add?

JR: The hardest part is picking just one or two final images. There are just so many great ones to choose from. I tell Jamie all of the time, he knows exactly how to hook a parent. He takes that perfect picture and you just HAVE to have it! We just LOVE Mr. Jamie!

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