Tuna, the white husky races on the beach

"Barb has an INCREDIBLE eye for photography, and when that is combined with her love for companion animals, the results are unbelievable! If you want stunning portraits that will not only be visually beautiful but also capture your pet's own personality, contact Barb!"

A border collie plays with her flying disc

“Windhound Photography captures the individual and fun personality of each animal!”

Two gorgeous golden retrievers strike a pose

“There is NO ONE who can 'talk' to the animals and get them to pose like Barb. Her work is so very spot on!”

A wall gallery of images

Your walls will come to life with custom art featuring your best furry friend.

Bella, the 3-legged pit bull is a cancer survivor and therapy dog

“Barb takes the most beautiful pet portraits! I will forever cherish the moments captured in Barb’s photos.”

Luke, a yellow labrador retriever, chews on a stick

"Thank you for capturing such memorable photographs of my dog Luke and I at Fort Monroe. They are truly portraits that are works of art that I will cherish the rest of my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

In the woods with Joey, a small senior dog

"Barb was so excellently skilled working with our little guy. She got the most gorgeous shots that we still have hanging in our home. Barb will always be our go-to for high quality pet photos."

Welcome to Windhound Photography

Serving Hampton Roads, Southeastern Virginia, and Northeastern North Carolina, Windhound Photography offers customized  pet portraiture and printed artwork for all species.  Specializing in personalized on-location photography sessions, your pet’s unique personality will shine in every image.

Whether you share your life with a dog, cat, horse or bunny rabbit, we will create stunning images of your best friend.

After all, your pet is a work of art.

Named #1 Pet Photographer in Virginia Beach by Peerspace

Hound dog Mellie

“A talented dog photographer, Barb Hays finds true joy in rolling around in meadows, getting muddy and wet with her subjects, and trying to find the angle that lets these dogs’ unique character shine through! As a result, she mixes in both posed photos and candid images where her subjects are free to race, chase, and make a mess as they please. We especially appreciate Barb’s willingness to get up close and personal with wide angles and other lenses pet photographers often avoid.” —Peerspace

“No animal should ever jump on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain he can hold his own in the conversation.”

-Fran Lebowitz