Category: Client Interviews

Inside Look Interview 8: Hayes & Fisk Today’s client interview is with Holly Olson Ripley. We had the honor of photographing Holly and Patrick’s Engagement Photos, Bridal Portraits and their Wedding in 2014. It was such a pleasure working with these two and I think their pictures truly tell their story. Hope you enjoy! H […]

Inside Look Interview 8: Hayes & Fisk


Today’s client interview is with Holly Olson Ripley. We had the honor of photographing Holly and Patrick’s Engagement Photos, Bridal Portraits and their Wedding in 2014. It was such a pleasure working with these two and I think their pictures truly tell their story. Hope you enjoy!

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

Holly: Once we decided on our wedding venue, which was Dover Hall Estate, Jenn McBride suggested we speak with Mary and Jamie of Hayes & Fisk. We loved their work and right away knew Hayes was the right fit for us and we really liked that they had a great relationship with Dover Hall.

H & F: What services did you use Hayes & Fisk for?

Holly: We started with our Engagement Photos. We had a super fun session at Dover Hall and we just fell in love with these images. They really showed our personality and we loved that the backdrop was the same location where we would get married. Jamie also did my Bridal Portraits. My dress was a very special part of my wedding and I wanted it to be documented. I still have not picked up my portrait but I know it will be gorgeous.

Then of course they photographed our wedding weekend. We wanted to document every part of this special time so we had Hayes & Fisk photograph our Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Day and Sunday Brunch. My parents used the time during our Sunday Brunch to get lots of great family photos that will be treasured for years to come.

H & F: What was your overall experience like?

Holly: They were just AWESOME. We just really got along and we are proud to now call them our friends. They really were the glue that held our wedding day together. They are just true professionals. They kept the whole day flowing while still getting every perfect shot. We can honestly say that working with Hayes & Fisk was one of our favorite parts of the wedding. They really took on a bigger role than just photographer. Their relationship with Dover Hall turned out to be a really big positive – they know the staff and the property so they were able to maximize every part of the day.

And we must give a special shout out to Mary. She is just totally hilarious and her light-hearted attitude really lightens up every situation.

Overall we can just say that we had a great experience with Hayes & Fisk and we would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for the best wedding photographers in the business!

Richmond Wedding at Dover Hall with Hayes and FIsk

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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

Holiday Pictures, Hayes & Fisk

Children at the Beach, Hayes and Fisk Photography

Family Photography by Hayes and 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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