Cruz~ {Louisa, Virginia Newborn Photographer}

I was so excited to take these photos for Tiffany. I have taken photos of she and her family on many occasions, so it was very special to meet Cruz and capture his newborn portraits.

He was so perfect, and just look at those rolls on such a tiny thing~

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January 29, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Sharon Edwards - Wonderful pictures!

January 29, 2015 - 8:41 pm

Sheri Southall - Beautiful!!!!!!!

January 29, 2015 - 9:37 pm

Maelena Pendleton Glass - Love them all but my favorite is the one with the hat & grumpy face, too sweet!!

January 30, 2015 - 1:32 am

Shirley Mawyer Gibbs - Love these pictures…so precious!

Happy Birthday to Me! {Louisa, Richmond, Charlottesville, Virginia Family Photographer}

The past few years I have been depressed about getting older, but this year I have learned that each year is a gift. Every year God teaches me something new, He puts new people in my path, and He challenges me in new and exciting ways.  I think that I am finally learning to appreciate each day I am blessed to wake up and take a breath.

So instead of today being a day of focusing on the many “laugh lines” I am earning each year, let’s celebrate by giving away a Full Family Session worth $475!

Rules and ways to increase your chances of winning~

* Make a comment here on the blog=1 chance. (only 1 comment per person please)

** Share this blog post on Facebook and make a comment=2 chances to win. (Let me know when commenting here on the blog that you shared this post so I know to count you twice.)

***Session must take place in Louisa County this Spring on a weeknight, and can include up to 5 family members.

Comments will be accepted until midnight on January 22, 2015…the winner will be announced on Friday, January 23rd!

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January 22, 2015 - 1:44 pm

Kimberly Taylor Williamson - Happy Birthday to you! and thanks for another opportunity to work with you! :) I have shared this post for you as well! :)

January 22, 2015 - 1:45 pm

Sarah Robinson Hendricks - Happy Birthday!!!!! I shared your post too!

January 22, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Traci Gudelunas Gumaer - Thank you for all you do…for sharing your talent with the world. Those of us who have been lucky enough to have you photograph our most precious moments are very blessed. Happy, Happy Birthday to you!!

January 22, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Casey Talley - Happy birthday to an AMAZING woman!!! Hope your day is special, just like you! xo

January 22, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Tiffany Nelson - Happy Birthday Denise…love everything U do…shared also….

January 22, 2015 - 1:48 pm

Michelle Weiss Truslow - Happy Birthday! Shared the post!

January 22, 2015 - 1:49 pm

Marcia Hafer-Marcus - Happy birthday to an amazing photographer and even more amazing mother! Shared of course :)

January 22, 2015 - 1:49 pm

Kelly Cubbage Douthat - Would love to win!

January 22, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Tabatha Henshaw - Happy happy birthday Denise!!! I also shared the post :)

January 22, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Jess Males - Happy Birthday!!!!!! Thank You for sharing your God given talent with the world. Hope you Enjoy Your Day! !!!!

January 22, 2015 - 1:52 pm

Jenny Fisher - Happy Birthday! I love how you capture special moments for families to cherish.

January 22, 2015 - 1:52 pm

Heather Metz - Happy Birthday, Denise! We hope you have a great day! Shared!!!

January 22, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Kayla Smisson - I have been following your work for quite some time now and I think you are absolutely amazing and kind. My small little family and I would be honored to have photos done by you! I’ll be sharing this as well!

January 22, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Javanov Barksdale-White - Happy B-Day. ..Enjoy

January 22, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Maya Glaser - We must have sensed that you birthday was coming! Two new canvas prints of our fall session arrived last night and are going up today!

January 22, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Adriane Long - What an awesome giveaway! I would love to win–we have only done family pictures once…HORRIBLE I KNOW!
Happy Birthday to you too! Enjoy your day! I also am sharing this!

January 22, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Javanov Barksdale-White - Happy B-Day again..shared post

January 22, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Whitney McGuire Golladay - Happy Birthday!!!! My sons birthday is tomorrow! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

January 22, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Kimberly Renee Clements - Happy Birthday!
Also sharing on Facebook :)

January 22, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Amy Sprouse Phelps - What a great generous idea. Love your work, your heart and your family. Happy Birthday!
(Shared)

January 22, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Kristin Walker Meredith - Happy Birthday Denise!!! I have shared on Facebook as well because you are the best!!

January 22, 2015 - 1:59 pm

Jennifer Toms - Happy Birthday!! Shared on Facebook :-)

January 22, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Carrie Capps Hughes - Love your pics!! Happy birthday!

January 22, 2015 - 2:02 pm

Erin Wallis Smith - Happy Birthday, Denise! Hope you have a great day! {I shared on FB}

January 22, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Valerie Gooch - I have been following your work for a few years and would love to win! Happy Birthday!

January 22, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Debbie Wade - Happy birthday. Do something fun!

January 22, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Jessica Osborne - HaPpY bIrThDaY! We share a birthday and I’m sharing your post

January 22, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Susan Hagen Groome - Happy Birthday!! Enjoy ur day!! shared!!

January 22, 2015 - 2:12 pm

Lou Toul - Some of my “favorite things” are the pics that Denise Feagans Photography took

January 22, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Amanda Curtis Moss - Love love love! Happy Birthday!! Will be sharing online!

January 22, 2015 - 2:19 pm

Brianne Mitchell Diehl - Happy Birthday! Love your work!! It is beautiful!! Enjoy your day!! Shared!

January 22, 2015 - 2:19 pm

Jessica Nettles - Happy Birthday!! Hope it’s amazing!! Shared!

January 22, 2015 - 2:19 pm

Barbara Wilson - Happy Birthday, Denise! I always look forward to the new lives you share on your photography blog! Am sharing with my friends.

January 22, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Jeannine Johnson - Happy Birthday, dear Denise Braswell Feagans. I am so thankful you share the special gift God gave you with all of us! Your photography is such a blessing! :)

January 22, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Vicky Perkins-Brown - Happy Birthday.
Thank you for sharing your talents and vision through photography.

January 22, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Meghan Greene - Happy Birthday to you!! Hope it is your best, yet. I am commenting here and have shared your blog as well. Amazing work and how awesome you are doing a give away for your birthday! :)

January 22, 2015 - 2:23 pm

Leigh Goodwin Pickels - Happy Birthday, Denise! Shared and commented! Would LOVE to win a session with you!!

January 22, 2015 - 2:27 pm

Janelle Conley - Happy Birthday, Denise! You are an amazing photographer, and I thoroughly enjoy perusing your photos on facebook and your blog.
P.S. I am sharing this! :)

January 22, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Sondra Christian Williams - What an awesome giveaway! We have done family pictures only once and would love the opportunity to do them again. I always enjoy looking at your pictures. Happy Birthday!

January 22, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Angie Dymacek Gordon - Happy Birthday! Of course I shared this, your work is AMAZING!!

January 22, 2015 - 2:32 pm

Shauna Taylor - Happy happy birthday! Love your work, and would love family pictures considering we just added a new baby girl to our family of 3, now 4 :) sharing!!!

January 22, 2015 - 2:33 pm

Tonya Johnson - Happy Happy Birthday Denise! I hope you have a fantabulous day!! :) Those ‘laugh lines’ are a sign of happiness.
Shared on Facebook as well. :)

January 22, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Chastity L Shifflett - Happy Birthday to you! I hope it is truly amazing age is nothing but a number! You do amazing work by the way!

January 22, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Rebecca Lowe - Happy Birthday! Would love to have pictures done by you:) hope you have a wonderful day!!

January 22, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Grammie Ward - Happy Birthday hope you have a wonderful blessed day. God is truly amazing set back and enjoy the beauty. It looks like you also are using your god given talent wonderful work

January 22, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Ashley Lam - I just recently met you and had the pleasure of having you give me one of the best memories of my second son….photos that will last a life time! Family portraits mean so much to me as we didn’t take any once my baby sister was born when I was a child. I want to be able to give my boys those memories. It would be an honor to win this! Happy Birthday, enjoy celebrating YOU! I will share this post on Facebook :-D

January 22, 2015 - 2:42 pm

Dawn Crow - Happy Birthday to You! Praying for birthday blessings in abundance! Your work is beautiful, you have quite a gifted eye for the moments! Sharing to my page now!!

January 22, 2015 - 2:43 pm

Brittany Bateman - Happy Birthday, Denise! You do a phenomenal job at capturing memories for many families, and I always enjoy looking at your work! God has blessed you with great talent! I have shared on my page :)

January 22, 2015 - 2:43 pm

Colleen Elizabeth Dubé - Happy birthday! I love the way all your sessions are and your work is amazing. My family would love the opportunity to win this family session. And also I shared this on my page!

January 22, 2015 - 2:48 pm

Hailey Alvis Barlow - Happy birthday Denise! You are so very talented and I’m thankful that we’ve had the opportunity to have pictures done through you. Hope your day is amazing, I will be sharing this post!

January 22, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Jen Giles McClay - Happy birthday and yes please- entry into this drawing! We are expanding, little fella due mid April, so I need to contact you about a late April newborn session as well!

January 22, 2015 - 2:58 pm

Tina Sharpe - Happy Birthday! I have been looking at your photo on facebook for a while. I was a childrens photographer for 30 years abd I must say you Do a great job. I am now a foster/adoptive mom to four kids (also a grandma). I aan sharing your post.

January 22, 2015 - 2:59 pm

Lara Hollingsworth Jenkins - Happy birthday, Denise! Great memories of our photos from you a LONG time ago! It’s about time for some new ones! Have a great birthday!

January 22, 2015 - 3:03 pm

Leslie Haga - Happy Birthday! You take some of the best pictures I have seen! My son turns 7 in March. Would love to have pictures taken by you. I have shared on FB as well:)

January 22, 2015 - 3:04 pm

Mary Anne Ware Barlow - Happy birthday – your photos add so much joy to the daily lives of so many people…..

January 22, 2015 - 3:05 pm

Teka Phan Corey - Happy Birthday! I recently saw some of your work from a friend’s newborn session and was very impressed. I wish I had done a newborn session when my little guy was born but now he’s at the ripe age of 7.5 months and I would love the opportunity to get some family pictures done with him now that he’s so awake and hilariously active!

January 22, 2015 - 3:06 pm

Jami Gunter Chenault - Happy birthday! Would love to have family pictures done by you! My husband & I have a 1 year old and have not had family pictures yet. Love your work! Shared on Facebook as well!

January 22, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Stephanie Pargoff - Happy birthday Denise! You have an amazing gift and I admire your work. Embrace each birthday, you are only as old as you allow yourself to feel :). I’m also sharing with a post on my FB wall. I would of course love the chance to have you capture this special time of my family of 4.

January 22, 2015 - 3:08 pm

Afton Williams Mapes - As I start a new chapter in my life, I would LOVE to have a session with Denise to showcase this time.

January 22, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Brittany Mundy - Happy birthday to you! What amazing work you do, I would love to win a session with you. I’m also sharing on my Facebook!

January 22, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Melodie Lloyd - Happy birthday, Denise! Love your work and would love to win a session with you. Shared.

January 22, 2015 - 3:14 pm

MarcandSarah Tucker - Happy Birthday what a great outlook on getting older and wiser ;) I shared your blog on Facebook!

January 22, 2015 - 3:21 pm

Brandy Wallace Million - What a blessing this would be, just like every new day and every celebration of another year! Shared and commented :)

January 22, 2015 - 3:21 pm

Becca Barnhart Gordon - Happy day of birth!!! I pray God Blesses this day and the many days to follow. :-)

January 22, 2015 - 3:22 pm

Teresa Cheshire - Happy Birthday Denise.!!! You have an amazing eye for family love. I hope you have a wonderful day.

January 22, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Margie Van Hoose Strickland - Happy Birthday Denise – I have enjoyed watching your passion for photography grow. You have become an amazing photographer and I would love to have you photograph my family! I am also posting this to my fb page.

January 22, 2015 - 3:34 pm

Erin Billingsley - Happy Birthday. .you definitely make getting older look fabulous.
Shared and commented, our family would love to win a session with you!

January 22, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Stephanie Marie LeCompte - Happy Birthday Denise! Thank you for capturing so many important moments in our lives and for giving us beautiful photographs to share these memories for generations to come! Hope you have a wonderful day!

January 22, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Tabatha Smith - Happy birthday sweet lady! You only get better with age. This session will be a great treasure for whom ever receives it. Sharing BTW. Hugs!

January 22, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Moriah Jones - Happy Birthday Denise! What a lovely and kind way to share your gift. Your work is besutiful

January 22, 2015 - 3:39 pm

Leigh Ann Els - Happy birthday, miss Denise! Laugh lines are just proof of a happy life ;) hope your day is wonderful.

Ps- sharing this, also.

January 22, 2015 - 3:41 pm

KyAnne Marie Hall - What a thoughtful gift to others. Happy Birthday. Commented and shared.

January 22, 2015 - 3:41 pm

Amy Frady - I love your work. Your photos bring tears to my eyes. God blessed you with a talent that your fully using. Amy Frady

January 22, 2015 - 3:44 pm

Kimberly Birkhead Miller - Let’s simply embrace those “laugh lines” together!! Your fabulous Denise and this is a great gift!! Happy Birthday! Sharing!

January 22, 2015 - 3:47 pm

Lauren Shade Wood - Happy birthday Denise! Although it may not feel like it all the time, we are like wine… We get better with age! :)

January 22, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Prissy Newcomb - Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day. (Also shared on Facebook) thanks

January 22, 2015 - 3:58 pm

Kristie Jenkins Via - Happy Birthday Denise! Thanks for sharing your talent another year. Shared on FB

January 22, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Lacey Lamonica - Happy birthday to you, this is an amazing giveaway. I would love to have family photos taking by you. My better half and I are getting married in November so that would be great. (Shared on Facebook)

January 22, 2015 - 4:11 pm

Robin Gray Hall - Happy birthday! You are an amazing photographer! God has truly blessed you!

January 22, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Lindsey Allen - Happy birthday. Sure would love to have beautiful photos of my family taken by you.

January 22, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Aldrina Whitbeck - Denise, I have been following you for quite sometime now and your love of photography is so amazing through your talented work. Your work brings many families to cherish the many moments you capture through those lens. It is you that we can share the many captured moments that will last for a lifetime. Wishing you a happy birthday and many more years to come! (Shared)

January 22, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Melissa Daly Young - Happy Birthday! Another year is a wonderful reason to celebrate. (shared on FB too)

January 22, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Sarah Swanson - Happy Birthday! What an awesome giveaway! Would love to have you take our very first family photo. My daughter is almost 6 lol. I have admired your work for years. We just never have the extra money to spend on a family photo. I have shared and commented on Facebook as well :)

January 22, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Joy Hickman - Happy birthday! I have enjoyed seeing the work you have done for a lot of people that I know! I am a single mother and would love to have you take pictures of me and my 2 year old daughter! I have also shared this post on FB!

January 22, 2015 - 4:32 pm

Sarah Swanson - Happy Birthday! What an awesome giveaway! Would love to have you take our very first family photo. My daughter is almost 6 lol. I have admired your work for years. We just never have the extra money to spend on a family photo. I have shared and commented on Facebook as well :)

January 22, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Judy Woolfolk - Denise, your giving spirit is a testimony to your love for God and His children!!! Happy Birthday and enjoy celebrating another year of blessings!!

January 22, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Alli Barfield Hughes - Happy Birthday to you! You are truly a talented and inspiring person. Cheers to another year!

January 22, 2015 - 4:40 pm

Katie Kincheloe Trombly - Happy Birthday… Everyday is a gift!

I would love to have you photograph our little family of 4!
I shared on Facebook!

January 22, 2015 - 4:55 pm

Sam Gail Massie - Happy, happy birthday to a true inspiration for my own photography and a wonderful person who captures so many memories! :)

January 22, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Melissa White Van Vickle - Happy Birthday! As you’ve shown in your posts about Ashlie, beauty comes from within. You’re beautiful at any age!

January 22, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Carol Lynn Byers Williams - Every birthday is worthy of a grand celebration. Denise – I hope your enjoy your special day. Fyi – I shared your blog with all my FB friends

January 22, 2015 - 5:23 pm

Carolyn Bowman - Happy Birthday! How inspiring to embrace your age! We are a family of three who welcomed our baby girl in November! Will share on FB!

January 22, 2015 - 5:24 pm

Kelly Chambers Crawford - Happy Birthday! I have followed you go a while now and I think you do amazing work. I love photography and hope to be as good as you one day.

January 22, 2015 - 5:26 pm

Andy N Donna Taylor - Happy birthday Denise! Thank you for sharing your birthday. I enjoy viewing your photos. . They are awesome! Oh….I am sharing!

January 22, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Lori Collins Sheppard - First of all Happy Birthday!!! My family just moved here and have been looking for a photographer. I have seen on Facebook that several of my friends had you take their pictures. They are fabulous! Also, I did share this!!!!

January 22, 2015 - 5:41 pm

Brittney Godley - I hope you have a wonderful birthday! All of your photos are absolutely beautiful. (Shared!)

January 22, 2015 - 5:49 pm

Evan Mawyer - Happy birthday! You are a great photographer and I love all your work! I’m also sharing on facebook :)

January 22, 2015 - 5:55 pm

Tiffany Danielle Gramling - Happy birthday! My birthday is coming up as well and I would love to have pictures done with my sisters to give to my mom for Mother’s Day! I love how you’re pictures turn out so it would be a blessing to win this giveaway! I also shared this on my page! Thanks!

January 22, 2015 - 6:02 pm

Sara Silling Morris - Denise, you have been an inspiration over the years. Not only is your work beautiful, but timeless. You create memories each family can cherish. Along with your amazing talent, you are a genuinely kind and caring person. I know God is using your talent to bless others. I hope your birthday is wonderful:) Sharing your link on Facebook as well.

January 22, 2015 - 6:02 pm

Sam And-Melanie Amos - Happy Birthday Denise! I am always inspired by your photography, and hope one day to have a family session with you. Shared and commented on facebook as well.

January 22, 2015 - 6:03 pm

Tiffany Baggett - Happy Birthday. We’d love to win this shoot. We’ve never had one done and I think this would bring my mom and I closer. I’m sharing this on Facebook.

January 22, 2015 - 6:03 pm

Maelena Pendleton Glass - You know I love you & your talent!! So grateful you turned that talent/passion into a rewarding job.

January 22, 2015 - 6:12 pm

Lori Drewry Fitzgerald - Happy birthday. Your work is beautiful. I have shared your beautiful work and wonderful gift for someone special on my page.

January 22, 2015 - 6:22 pm

Jodie Williamson Snow - Happy birthday! I follow you on FB and would love to try a. Family session with you sometime!

January 22, 2015 - 6:24 pm

Meghan Lesser - Happy birthday Denise! It’s so thoughtful of you to do a giveaway on YOUR birthday… Thank you! I’m sharing, as well :)

January 22, 2015 - 6:27 pm

Parker Lawson Coon - Happy Birthday!! We’ve really enjoyed your work over the past two years!! Will share on fb too!

January 22, 2015 - 6:27 pm

Liz Speer Goodwin - Happy Birthday Denise! You should feel extra special today with all the comments & sharing. That’s a lotta LOVE!

January 22, 2015 - 7:24 pm

Sara Wilson - Your work is so stunning!! I discovered you because a college friend of mine lives in Louisa and you’ve taken photos of his family many times. I have often thought about coming to Louisa just to have you take photos of my family. We will be more than happy to drive the 3 hours to get there if we win!!!

January 22, 2015 - 7:25 pm

Mary Lee Wink Collier - You are such a blessing to so many families! Happy Birthday! ! Jarred will be 16 in March & it would be nice to capture this milestone in his life!! Shared

January 22, 2015 - 7:52 pm

Molly Wertman Shifflett - Commented and Shared. You have captured beautiful images of my family. Happy Birthday, Denise!

January 22, 2015 - 8:23 pm

Kristen Robbins Lorden - Happy birthday! I recently saw your work when my best friend had her baby. All of the photographs were gorgeous! I’d love to have the opportunity for you to photograph my family this spring:) I will be sharing on Facebook as well!

January 22, 2015 - 8:50 pm

Janette Lloyd Cheely - Happy birthday to you Denise!!! Hope you have a blessed day I am sharing your Facebook pos Your work is incredible and I would love the opportunity for you to capture some moments of my family because my girls are growing up way too fast.

January 22, 2015 - 8:50 pm

Ryan Kokemor - Have an amazing birthday! I’m thankful for the memories you’ve captured for our family! xoxo

January 22, 2015 - 9:05 pm

Keli Hall Rowsey - Happy Birthday…your pictures are absolutely beautiful! I have shared your link on my wall!

January 22, 2015 - 9:11 pm

Elissa Levin Rieger - We absolutely LOVED our family portrait session and would be THRILLED to do another (updated) one! How generous of you to offer US the gift of YOU capturing US on YOUR birthday! Couldn’t think of a better present (for everyone involved)! Happy birthday, Denise!

January 22, 2015 - 9:25 pm

Becky Affeldt Strickland - You are such a blessing to do many. I have loved watching you share your gifts and talents. Xo

January 22, 2015 - 9:29 pm

Karen Wendel Blevins - Happy Birthday as my best friend told me, age is just a number
Hope you have a great day celebrating.
Also shared on Facebook

January 22, 2015 - 10:23 pm

Amanda Mann Harper - Happy Birthday to the most talented person I know! I will always treasure the pictures that you took for us! I shared this on Facebook so that everyone will be reminded to wish you a Happy Birthday and to spread the word about your beautiful pictures!

January 22, 2015 - 10:39 pm

Meghan Baerga Ritter - Happy birthday! You have an amazing gift and do so much good with it. You should be proud of your accomplishments and talent. I will share on fb as well mostly to promote your awesome talent!

January 22, 2015 - 11:11 pm

Amanda Burns Early - Happy Birthday! My birthday is 1/30, I couldn’t think of a better present for myself.

January 22, 2015 - 11:26 pm

Michelle Brann - Happy birthdaylaugh lines show you’ve had many happy moments. These pictures show happy beautiful memories you’ve made for families. Shared too

January 22, 2015 - 11:41 pm

Angela Goodman - Attempt #4….Happy Birthday Denise Braswell Feagans

January 22, 2015 - 11:45 pm

April-n Zack Lowe - Happy birthday! What a sweet a,d thoughtful gesture to give on your birthday! My family would absolutely love to have pictures done by you. Your work is amazing! Shared as well :)

January 23, 2015 - 12:42 am

Christy Flanagan Conway - Happy Birthday to a fantastic photographer! (also shared on Facebook)

January 23, 2015 - 1:09 am

Danielle Harrington - Happy birthday this would be a gift to have you take our photos. You have some amazing pictures.

January 23, 2015 - 1:12 am

Jill Faulconer Quillen - Happy birthday Denise! Hoping to see you soon…maybe for a family photo shoot??? :)

January 23, 2015 - 1:21 am

Linda Swanson - Hi there! What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday….a gift to others! I would love to win this for my child, grandkids & great grand kids! What a great idea! Thank you for growing older with grace and style!

January 23, 2015 - 1:30 am

Tammy Brookman Trice - Denise you grow more beautiful with every year. Do not be depressed, friend. It is a privilege denied to many.

January 23, 2015 - 1:31 am

Jessica Johnson Rigsby - Happy Birthday Denise! What an amazing thing to do in honor of your birthday. Your work is breathtaking and it would be awesome to win a session with you. Sharing on my wall as well! :)

January 23, 2015 - 1:31 am

Jennifer Ellis Filer - Happy Happy Birthday! What a great birthday present you are sharing with all of us. Hoping that I win but if I don’t I know that whoever the lucky winner is will get something that they will cherish for years to come. Thank you for sharing your talent. Also sharing on FB.

January 23, 2015 - 1:42 am

Rhea Whitlock - Happy Birthday Denise! I love looking at the family photos you have taken of us everyday on the walls of our home. Enjoy your special day. Also shared on FB.

January 23, 2015 - 1:45 am

Whitney Elizabeth - Happy Birthday to a fabulous photographer, mom and lady!

Shared on FB also

January 23, 2015 - 1:51 am

Sarah Mathena - Happy Birthday!! You are amazing artist, thanks for giving away a family session. And I am sharing your post on fb too!

January 23, 2015 - 1:57 am

Alyson Smith Kitchen - Happy birthday! I have enjoyed seeing your work through many friends on Facebook!!

January 23, 2015 - 1:57 am

Genevieve Harlow Thompson - Denise, hope you are having a fabulous birthday! We absolutely loved the shots you took of the kids, and it would be fantastic to have the same experience for the whole family. Shared your post on fb, too. Thanks so much!

January 23, 2015 - 2:07 am

Melissa Cash Painting - Happy birthday Denise! The Paintings are ready for an updated Family photo!

January 23, 2015 - 2:29 am

Julie Farmer - Happy birthday! Hope you are celebrated well! I love the photos you took of my brother’s family.

January 23, 2015 - 2:30 am

Lindsey Riddell Woodward - Love seeing all your photos on Facebook and would love for you to capture memories with my family. You are very talented! Happy Birthday and thanks so much for all you have done for Ashlie! Sharing!

January 23, 2015 - 2:39 am

Kelly Jennings - Happy Birthday Denise! What a selfless act of kindness!!! Your amazing! (Shared on Facebook)

January 23, 2015 - 2:39 am

Michelle Steckler - Happy birthday! Thank you so much for hosting such an amazing giveaway :)

January 23, 2015 - 3:08 am

Jane Woodward Meyer - Happy birthday, Denise! Hope you’ve had a wonderful day!

January 23, 2015 - 3:12 am

Ashley Shumaker - I hope you have a wonderful birthday Denise :) I have also shared this on my facebook.

January 23, 2015 - 3:12 am

Jennifer Gigi Lillard - Happy Birthday!!…Love looking at all your pictures!!…& I’m definitely sharing!!

January 23, 2015 - 5:38 am

Shayne Baker - I Hope You Enjoy Your Very Special Day!!!

January 23, 2015 - 9:42 am

Kimberly Vosper Owens - NO WAY! I MISSED THE DEADLINE! I just got it! anyway, wishing you the HAPPIEST of BIRTHDAYS! You are amazingly talented! The beauty you catch in your pictures is

January 23, 2015 - 9:51 am

Kimberly Vosper Owens - fenominal! SORRY MY TABLET FROZE UP – had to post again to finish! Obviously the rest of the world agrees with me! It must feel amazing to see how many people love your work! It’s absolutely breathtaking! I absolutely will share even though I didn’t get this until too late! I can agree with you about the aging & how difficult it is but as I look at your pictures, it brightens my mood thinking back to my precious little daughter that was born 16 years ago, yet seems just like yesterday! I wish I had had someone like you to capture the love that surrounded us when she was little! I miss those little days but now we have different days. It saddens me & brings me joy to think she’ll be going out into the world soon and leaving the nest! I pray that we will find the money & take the time to capture the essence of beauty that is in our family now before my baby flies from the nest! Thank you for sharing these beautiful families and your amazing work with us! I will share in hope to make others aware of your talented art! Thank you again & Happy Birthday! Will absolutely share!

January 23, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Ashley Rosson - Happy Birthday Denise!! I hope that you enjoy your special day!

January 31, 2015 - 3:21 pm

Crystal Brookman Goodwin - Happy birthday

Wiley, 1 Year~ {Richmond, Virginia Child Photographer}

I have been taking photos of Wiley since his newborn photos. I love to see how each child grows and changes. Wiley is always so much fun to photograph. I love his smiles, but the serious expressions…oh my, I love them even more!

I also appreciate how much his parents have shared my work with others and introduced me to many new clients. I am blessed~

This is party one of his 1 year session, I will be saving the fun cake smash next month on his birthday:)

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Camille is 1~ (Richmond, Virginia Child and Family Photographer}

I have been photographing Camille since before she was born!  I photographed her maternity session and then her newborn and 7 month session. Her parents have been so supportive of my business and have never blinked twice about coming to Louisa for me to capture their photos. They have sent numerous clients my way and we have become friends…I LOVE when that happens!

I was excited to capture Camille at 1 year. As her parents said, she has many blank looks when the camera is in her face, but she also showed us her personality! I also LOVE when that happens!

Thank you Tim, Sarah and Camille for trusting me with your memories, I can’t wait to see more of your future with you:)

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Carson~ {Charlottesville, Virginia Newborn Photographer}

Carson was an absolute doll for his mini newborn session, look at those sweet lips and rolls!

I am really hoping that more families take advantage of this new option for Denise Feagans Photography~

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January 9, 2015 - 7:46 pm

April Dent Ward - Such a handsome little guy!!!! Ashley Lam I am so happy for you , and I know you are spoiling him to pieces.

January 9, 2015 - 9:53 pm

Pam Garner - Ashley, he is adorable, can’t wait to squeeze him!!

January 10, 2015 - 3:12 am

Ashley Lam - Thanks yall! He sure is special :-)

Ashlie, what now?

This is an update for everyone about how Ashlie is doing. I wanted to make Ashlie feel pretty for this session, so my friend Jessica did Ashlie’s makeup for this session. I know Ashlie’s beauty shines from within, but it was fun to play for a day. I am so grateful every day to be able to be a part of her story, the story she will one day share with her daughter…about how she beat cancer.

Ashlie, I love you and am so very inspired by your faith, your grace and your strength~

 The End . . . . Or Just the Beginning?

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I was THRILLED to finish chemo, and I went for my last infusion the day before Thanksgiving. I was expecting to feel AWESOME. Much to my surprise, I didn’t feel that way at all.  I was very overwhelmed and emotional, and thinking “now what?” It is a strange feeling to have been consumed by this cancer and treating it for 8 months, and then, suddenly, be thrust back into “normal” life. I immediately felt a lot of pressure to get back to business as usual – get back into the gym, get back on top of things at work, get back to being the best wife/mom/daughter/sister/friend I can be.

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I think I hoped for a magic moment when someone would say, “OK, all done – you are cancer free!” Instead, there are lots of appointments, blood work, exams, and the next phase of treatment. My cancer was fed by estrogen, so we have now begun treating that aspect to reduce my chances of the cancer coming back. I was thrown for a loop when the treatment plan changed due to a new study that shows my best option is to take an oral medication for 10 years while also getting monthly shots to suppress my ovarian function. This will basically put my body into menopause (lots of fun side effects!). After 2 years of this regimen, we will need to make a decision about whether or not to have another child. That will not be an easy choice to make, as we don’t know how high the risk is of the cancer coming back if I stop the hormonal therapy. If we do decide to try for another baby, it is likely that my ovaries will not “wake up.”

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Coming to terms with this phase of my treatment has not been easy. While many battles have already been fought, there is another one just beginning. I am glad to have so much behind me, like surgery and chemotherapy, but I am sometimes fearful of the future. I am thankful that I have a healthy child already. I am also heartbroken at the thought of never having a baby again, and of my daughter not having the gift of a sibling.  But, I am ALIVE. I am STRONGER. I will KEEP MOVING. I will REJOICE.

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I continue to be filled with gratitude for my incredible support system, especially my husband and daughter, who are the reason my feet hit the floor each morning. Most of all, I am thankful for the God we serve, and I choose faith over fear.

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Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen

Hebrews 11:1

January 7, 2015 - 3:02 am

Deborah Woodward - Love you Ashlie!!!!

January 7, 2015 - 3:53 am

Jane Woodward Meyer - Yes, love you, Ashlie! I admire your strength and faith and know that things will work out just as they should – according to God’s plan!

January 7, 2015 - 2:16 pm

Abigail Ripley - I love you dear sweet beautiful girl! Thanks Denise for these beautiful pictures and for being such a wonderful loving friend to her!

January 8, 2015 - 4:32 pm

Shea Lyda - After all that you’ve been through, how can you still be so beautiful? Ashlie Biscoe Woodward, you inspire me to be stronger in my own life.

January 9, 2015 - 12:21 am

Becky Affeldt Strickland - I love this, your faith is amazing, and you continue to inspire me, Ashlie. Keep looking up, He has got this, and you, and your future, in the palm of His hand. Love your spirit, your beautiful face.

January 10, 2015 - 8:16 pm

Phyllis Hughes Smith - You are so beautiful and strong. We love you Ashcakes.

January 11, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Nancy Biscoe - What an inspiring message. You have become so strong and have fought so hard, we know God is in control and he will continue to be with you in your journey. Love you so much.

Happy New Year~

This year was amazing for Denise Feagans Photography!  I have never been one to count the number of sessions I have done, so I didn’t…lol!  I just know that I met many new clients, some of them welcoming new babies, many of them families. And I was able to work with many returning clients who bless me every year by coming to me to capture their photos.

What does next year hold for my business? I am not sure. I think my focus will continue to be on newborns, children and families…but something is up, not sure what God is trying to tell me. Time will tell, but for now I am trying to be happy with whoever He sends my way. I think I need to focus more on home and family this year and that is ok. I feel like I have been struggling with balance with work and home, and I want to finally see that come together this year!

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of making this small business a success. I am extremely grateful to be doing a job that I love…thank you, thank you, thank you again to those who believe in me~

Bring it 2015!

*I decided to share my newborns from this past year in this post, trying to post everything is just too hard! I may have a favorite photo series on Facebook in January, so stay tuned~

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December 31, 2014 - 5:55 pm

Kristol Charles Faucheux - that first photo is just the best!!!!