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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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Virginia Beach Family Portraits with Hayes & Fisk The time is here for Virginia Beach Family Portraits with Hayes & Fisk. We will be in Virginia Beach from June 26th – July 1st.  We still have a few sessions available so if you will be at Virginia Beach or if you can get away for a […]

Virginia Beach Family Portraits with Hayes & Fisk


The time is here for Virginia Beach Family Portraits with Hayes & Fisk. We will be in Virginia Beach from June 26th – July 1st.  We still have a few sessions available so if you will be at Virginia Beach or if you can get away for a day or two, we invite you to join us at the beach for your family portrait session.

During this week will be waiving our session fee (a $500 value) so now is the time to take advantage of this great deal. Email Mary at mary@hayesandfisk.com or call 804.740.9307 to book your session.

Every summer we do numerous portrait sessions on Virginia and Carolina Beaches and our clients are always thrilled with the way they turn out. The kids are in their element at the beach and the water and sand provide beautiful natural backdrops that you can only get this time of year.

Whether you just want images of your children our your entire extended family, like the session below, you and your family will enjoy these images for many years to come. Call us today!

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Summer Family Portraits | Hayes & Fisk With today being the first day of summer is it time to schedule your Summer Family Portraits.  The studio and gardens are ready so call today to book your family’s portrait session. Today we are sharing the Kelly family session with you. These images were taken in the […]

Summer Family Portraits | Hayes & Fisk


With today being the first day of summer is it time to schedule your Summer Family Portraits.  The studio and gardens are ready so call today to book your family’s portrait session.

Today we are sharing the Kelly family session with you. These images were taken in the garden at our studio on Parham Road in Richmond, Virginia.

Many people say they don’t have time to schedule a family portrait session but once you do you will be hooked! This is your chance to document this time in your children’s lives. You won’t regret having these images that you will share with your family and friends. These pictures will tell your family’s story for years to come.

We also do on location sessions, so we are happy to come to you!

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going on through July 4th!

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