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."

Two poodles and a doodle pose for a cute portrait on a hillside.

"An expert both with the camera and with animals. Barb knows exactly how to respond to dogs, their behavior, and is even patient with crazy pet parents."

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

How will your dog tell their story?

I know your pet’s story is ah-mazing! I’m here to help them tell the world how special they truly are.

If you want crystal clear images to capture your dog’s life story and send your heart aflutter, then read on.

The Windhound Difference

Hi! I’m Barb Hays, a Norfolk-based “pets and their people” photographer. Animals are my passion and pet photography is my full-time profession. Capturing your furry friend and the bond you share is my mission.

No obedience titles required. The dogs you see on my site aren’t professional models. They’re family members, just like your dog and mine. Your pup stays safely on-leash during our adventure.

We’ll craft a session so you and your bestie have a day you’ll both thoroughly enjoy.

Belly rubs and tasty treats included!  —Perks available only to the dog…not you.

Your best pal means the world to you. I get it. Let’s remember it.

A bull terrier print adorns a living room wall

Images you’re gonna’ drool over.

Here’s how to do it in 4 simple steps.

Get in touch to brag about your furry friend (or friends!)

Schedule a session for your too-cool-for-obedience-school buddy.

Picture Day! All fun. Zero stress. The best-day-ever.

Pick your favorite pics at your purchasing session. 

Photography for pets and the people who are crazy about them

Located in seaside (and sandy) southeastern Virginia.