Adventure Sessions

in Virginia + Beyond

a man holding a woman's hand as they climb over rocks in the mountains.

Photos for engagements, proposals, anniversaries, or just because you’re in love

I call these photoshoots adventure sessions and not just “engagement sessions” because every season of life is special and worthy of documenting with art. Your love is an adventure- whether that be on an epic hike in a park or at your house celebrating the fun that is just being together. I’m here to capture a little snippet of you and your partner’s story- because it’s definitely worth remembering. 

The Process

Contact Me-

Fill out my inquiry form so I know a little bit about the two of you and the type of session you’re looking for. Let me know if you already have a location you’d like to be photographed in or if you’d like some recommendations. Helping couples choose a location that fits their vision, vibe, and priorities is one of my favorite parts!


Once you’re ready and I’ve answered any questions you have through email or on the phone, we’ll settle on a date. I’ll send over a contract for you two to sign electronically as well as the 50% retainer to pay to save your day. Once that’s done, you’ll be officially booked and on the calendar!

planning for the session-

As soon as you’re booked, I’ll send over a questionnaire that lets me get to know the two of you better. If you haven’t chosen a location, it will also ask questions that help me understand the type of setting that might fit your personalities best. I’ll also recommend the best time of day to shoot at your particular location, send a packing list if you decide to include any activities (like hiking or picnicking), and be available throughout the whole process to answer any questions that may come up. And, I’m happy to help as you put together your outfits. This can look like me sending over some color schemes that will look good with the location we’ve chosen, giving feedback about any inspo photos you send my way, or even hopping on a video call to look through your closet and see what might work best from what you already have!

Have an adventure-

I’ll photograph you two having a blast, living in the moment, walking hand in hand, and exploring the beautiful location you’ve chosen. Don’t worry if this is your first time in front of the camera – I’ll direct you in a way that feels natural to you while still capturing those candid, in-between moments too.

look back at the memories-

Within 4 weeks, after I’ve had a chance to edit your images and process any film, you’ll receive your full online gallery. From there, you’ll easily be able to download, share and even print those special moments we captured.

My Approach

I’m passionate about documenting your story in a way that feels organic, natural, and completely true to you. I’m focused on capturing how your love feels.

I’ll direct you with prompts so that you don’t feel like stiff mannequins but aren’t left wondering what to do with your hands either. This type of direction lets us get plenty of candid moments while you still feel comfortable and confident. It’s all about the fun adventure and making memories with your partner!


Collection 1

  • Up to 2.5 hours together
  • Getting-to-know-you questionnaire
  • Guidance and ideas for locations, what to wear + more
  • A minimum of 125 images
  • All your high-quality, fully edited images within 4 weeks
    • Delivered via a simple-to-use online gallery so it’s easy to view, share, download, and print your images
    • Full printing rights- so you can print through me or elsewhere
  • Travel included within 1.5 hours of Virginia Beach

Price: $850

Collection 2

  • Up to 1.5 hours together
  • Getting-to-know-you questionnaire
  • Guidance and ideas for locations, what to wear + more
  • A minimum of 75 images
  • All your high-quality, fully edited images within 4 weeks
    • Delivered via a simple-to-use online gallery so it’s easy to view, share, download, and print your images
    • Full printing rights- so you can print through me or elsewhere
  • Travel included within 1.5 hours of Virginia Beach

Price: $550

*further than 1.5 hours away is $50 per hour of travel. If you’re interested in a location outside of Virginia, I’m totally down! Just let me know where and I’ll just send you a specific quote.



Having a mixture of film and digital is such a fun way to bring a nostalgic, yet timeless twist to your photos!

  • 1 pack of polaroids (you can choose between black and white or color)
  • 6-8 images per pack
  • Photos are scanned and included in your gallery
  • Then, I’ll mail the physical polaroids to you so that you can stick them on the fridge, put them in an album, or show them off in a frame

Price: $50

*Please be aware, there is always a small risk with film as you can never know 100% exactly what you’ll get. If film doesn’t turn out, I do not offer refunds as these cost cover the bare minimum of the film cost, development, and scans. Film is fragile and the chemicals can be unpredictable, not only in the vintage cameras themselves but also during the development process. If you have any additional questions about film (including an option for 35mm film), please reach out!

extra hours-

Price: $300 per hour

Two and a half hours is usually plenty of time for an awesome adventure but if you want even more coverage, it’s easy to add an hour. This is great if you want two different locations that are a bit of a drive apart, if you want a longer hike (2.5+ miles) to an awesome spot, or if you want to incorporate a cool activity that takes more time like tubing, horseback riding, or a trip in a hot air balloon.

Ready to get started? Let’s do it!

“Hayley-Ann really made that day a lasting memory, she is amazing at what she does!

We are exhausted new parents, and were lacking in sharing a moment together as a couple. Even though we were in a public space and with Hayley, we felt like it was just the two of us. She is a joy and so comfortable to be around. I think her guidance was effortless and professional, you could tell she is an experienced photographer. And we have gorgeous photos to prove it! She not only chose a great location but she made the whole day easy, with little effort from us. It truly felt like a much needed and stress free day. I highly recommend Hayley-Ann, she captures nuances no other photographer has before and I loved how special the day felt. She took care in communicating what to expect, and how we will receive our photos. An added bonus, if she takes Polaroids you will get to keep the hard copies and everything is displayed perfectly on her lovely gallery tailored to you. This whole experience remains my greatest memory of this year with my partner. I would choose Hayley-Ann as our photographer again in a heartbeat!”


wondering where to have your photoshoot?

Some of the best sessions are the ones in a location sentimental to the couple. Do you want to take photos in the city you first fell in love, on the trails you love hiking on the weekends, or in the home you built together? You can also plan your photoshoot around an activity that you love doing together. Whether that be baking cookies, walking your dog, going surfing or exploring somewhere new, anywhere can be a great time when it’s the two of you.

Whether it’s a location you already know and love or an epic spot you saw online, I’m ready to join you for the journey. And, if you need a little help finding a location, check out the list below for some great places for photos.

*A note- permits are required for some of the locations on this list but that is something I’ll help you figure out. I’ll even walk you through filling out the application!

Best Virginia Engagement Photo Locations

in Northern Virginia

In COASTAL VA + Hampton Roads

in Southwest Virginia Mountains

In CEntral Va

Shenandoah NAtional PArk

Shenandoah NP is the place I find myself hiking and working most often– and I know the park really well! It’s my favorite spot for couples sessions and elopements. The park offers a variety of scenery that is easily accessible so you can have forests, fields, and mountains all within an hour and a half adventure session. With so many beautiful locations, the changing weather, and different seasons, no two photoshoots ever look the same!

We can do what I call “overlook hopping” to hit a few separate spots or we can get away from some other visitors and go for a longer hike with some epic views. I’m happy to recommend my favorite overlooks and trails based on the type of scenery you like best. Shenandoah is stunning all year round- you can’t really go wrong!

*travel to Shenandoah is $250, or you can save by choosing a date I’ll already be there.

Check out some of my recent adventure sessions in Shenandoah National Park


There are lots of different factors in choosing outfits but the most important is that you feel comfortable and confident in whatever you decide. When you feel good, you’ll look relaxed and natural in your photos. I can help you pick out an outfit if you’d like – you can send me inspo photos or we can do a video call and you can show me your favorite options!

Absolutely! You won’t have to worry about a thing. The unposed, in-between moments are my favorite, but I’ll also be guiding you through our time together. I’ll direct you to the best place to stand and prompt you in a way that’s comfortable and feels natural to who you are as a couple so you get images that really feel like you.

Within 4 weeks!

Once you’ve decided to book and have signed the contract, I’ll send over an invoice for 50% of the package price that will act as your retainer to save your date. The rest of the payment is due one week before your photo session.

Yes, I have liability insurance and coverage for my gear- and that’s info that I’d easily be able to send over to them.

There’s a few different options. Firstly, if we look at the forecast and it looks like it’s just going to be a little sprinkle we can still shoot if you’re down! Thick clouds, some rain or snow can actually make for stunning, romantic images (and a great story). If your schedule that day is flexible, we can also look and see if there is a block of time that will have better weather – like switching from the evening to the morning. Or worse case, the day before our shoot, if it looks like it will be raining buckets all day, we can reschedule for another day.

I’m based in Norfolk, Virginia and I know lots of beautiful local spots but I will go anywhere the adventure takes me! I’ll travel across the state or the country for your session (and even beyond- my passport is ready!). If you book at a location I’m already traveling to, travel fees are heavily discounted or waived.

“Hayley was so great!

We didn’t know what to expect going into an engagement photo session, but she was wonderful with communication, got to know us a bit via a questionnaire, and helped us choose outfits via FaceTime. She picked some beautiful spots for photos in Shenandoah National Park. My fiancé and I don’t love having our photo taken, but she was so sweet and we had a really fun and enjoyable time. We even got to include our dogs in some of the pics! Instead of super posed photos, she mostly took candids and we’re so happy with how they turned out!


Get in touch.

Let’s create something beautiful!

You can say something like – “this fall,” “within the next month,” or specific dates
If you haven’t decided on a location yet, just describe the vibe you’re going for. Recommending amazing spots is one of my favorite things to help with!

THanks for reaching out!

Within two business days of submitting your contact form, I’ll be emailing you back with my availability and to set up a call to help plan your photoshoot. Talk to you soon!

– Hayley

Direct Email


(757) 447-4398