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!”

Golden retriever pup chasing a tennis ball

"We had such a fun evening! Parker had such a great time. I've never seen so many doggy smiles!"

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."

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 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.”

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!”

Welcome to Windhound Photography

Putting the fun in furtography!

Do you love your pet to the moon and back, but struggle to get good images of him or her?

I can help by capturing your pet’s personality and charm through photography, providing you with cherished memories and beautiful artwork that is sure to warm your heart and make you smile.

Personalized sessions for pets and the people who love them throughout Hampton Roads and Virginia.

Because 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 images that show every whisker, the soft texture of the coat, and that heart melting chocolate-brown gaze. 
I promise to capture the beauty of your special bond that makes your relationship with your pet so incredibly special.
There’s just three simple steps.

Get in touch to discuss your vision.

Plan a day you and your pup won’t soon forget.

Decide on 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

“Dogs are our link to paradise.”

                                                           —Milan Kundera