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!”

A Brittany spaniel poses for her portrait in Virginia Beach

“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.

A corgi puppy poses in a forest background

“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."

A labradoodle in downtown Norfolk, Virginia

"Barb was so excellently skilled working with our little one. 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

Putting the fun in furtography!

Your pet’s unique personality will shine in every sharply detailed and expertly crafted image.

Windhound Photography is the area leader in custom pet portraits and creating stunning artwork for your walls, desk and coffee table.

Personalized on-location sessions in Hampton Roads, Southeastern Virginia, and Northeastern North Carolina.

After all, your pet is truly a work of art.


Get in touch

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Start with an adventure.

End with drool-worthy images.

A bull terrier print adorns a living room wall


You’ve always wanted a professional pet photo experience, so let’s get started!

Your relationship with your pet is different from all others. He or she’s the one who will never leave your side during good times or bad. The one who makes you smile; who looks at you with honest-to-goodness puppy dog eyes and your heart simply melts.

I promise to capture the bond that makes your relationship so incredibly special in three simple steps.

Get in touch to book your appointment.

Show up for an adventure you and your pup won’t soon forget.

Order your new artwork and enjoy!

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