Beauty|Richmond Newborn Photographer

As a Richmond newborn photographer, I love to try new things!  I worked with this sweet little girl’s Momma to add some flowers to one of her set ups. It came out perfectly and it may have to go on the studio wall!

Baby R was a dreamy model for me, and gave me the best of both worlds, sleepy and awake images. Those are my favorite sessions, and parents usually like the awake images more than the sleepy ones.

Welcome to the world sweet girl, you are so loved~

Email me at denisefeagans@gmail.com to book a newborn  session with your Richmond newborn photographer.

I can’t wait to hear from you and capture these precious moments for your family!

Sitter session

Denise Feagans Photography offers sitter sessions! These are usually planned around 7 months, or whenever baby is sitting up on their own.

I think that sitter sessions are my favorite because babies are usually so happy and you can just plop them down and shoot away…they usually can’t get away from you very quickly and haven’t entered the stranger anxiety phase yet.

This sweet girl helped me break in my new studio bed. It is going to be perfect for many sessions. I was thankful for her being the sweetest little model for me…and mom even jumped in for a few!

Book your milestone sitter session today, they are only this age once~

Email me at denisefeagans@gmail.com to book a sitter session with your Charlottesville child photographer.

I can’t wait to hear from you and capture these precious moments for your family!

Baby coming soon|Louisa Maternity Photographer

This adorable couple is awaiting the arrival of their first baby. I couldn’t get enough of their obvious love for each other.

She wanted the session in a beautiful field in Louisa, and I think we scored big time!

I can’t wait to meet their little boy soon~

Email me at denisefeagans@gmail.com to book a maternity session with your Louisa maternity photographer.

I can’t wait to hear from you and capture these precious moments for your family.

Happy Birthday|Charlottesville Child Photographer

I love one year sessions!  This one was no exception. I usually do family photos first to get the little one used to me and this family didn’t disappoint!

No only was their little guy happy, but his big sisters are obviously smitten with him!

I love the theme Mom chose for his cake smash.  Since it was the same as his future party, I am hoping she was able to use some of the images to display that day. I usually encourage parents to do one year sessions a month or so before their actual birthday for this very reason.

Happy Birthday to you sweet boy!

Email me at denisefeagans@gmail.com to book a family session with your Charlottesville child and family photographer.

I can’t wait to hear from you and capture these precious moments for your family.

Mickey Mouse Cake Smash

I love styling cake smash sessions! When a client books a cake smash session with Denise Feagans Photography, I work with them to help their vision come to life.

I usually have the parents choose the cake smash outfit and then I style and order the cake.

This family was all about Mickey Mouse for their cutie’s one year session.  So we did just that! I always do some photos in another outfit, as well as some family shots, just in case the kiddo doesn’t want anything to do with the cake…and it just so happens that this guy wasn’t thrilled about his cake.

He wasn’t having his cake AT ALL!  It become kind of funny after awhile, but thankfully I was able to capture a few for his parents.

Email me at denisefeagans@gmail.com to book a cake smash session with your Charlottesville child photographer.

I can’t wait to hear from you and capture these precious moments for your family.

Bright eyes|Charlottesville Newborn Photographer

Seriously, this little guy was so cute…and his expressions were hilarious! His Mom had sent me some photos of him and I just knew I was in for a treat.

He was an older newborn…almost a month old…so I prepared his parents that we probably wouldn’t get many of the naked, bean bag portraits. Those are best to do those when a baby is the age of two weeks and under.

I knew going in that I would probably get some awake images, but that I would also have to wrap him to get some others. It is all about flexibility with each baby and his or her personality, as well as being upfront with parents so their expectations meet the reality of the session.

Enjoy him!  His Momma also has taught two of my boys, so knowing her personally was an added treat!

Email me at denisefeagans@gmail.com to book your newborn session with your Charlottesville newborn photographer.

I can’t wait to hear from you and capture these precious moments for your family.

Charlottesville Family Photographer

I was thrilled to be contacted by another photographer to do her Charlottesville family portraits! It always makes me very nervous, but I usually enjoy being with someone who loves her job as much as I do!

When I work with families, I try to do some posed images, but most kids need some tickling and swinging to get them into taking photos. I even use potty talk at times, along with being as silly as possible to get smiles and giggles from the little people:)

What an adorable family of three~

Email me at denisefeagans@gmail.com to book a family session with your Charlottesville family photographer.

I can’t wait to hear from you and capture these precious moments for your family.

 

Richmond Newborn

I just adore getting ready for baby girl sessions in my Richmond, Virginia studio. I have so many girly props to choose from!

When parents fill out my online agreement, they are able to choose what colors they want for the session, as well as any special props they may want me to use.

Isn’t she pretty in pink?  I just loved the colors Mom chose for this session. Neutrals with pops of color is my favorite way to style my sessions. This first image may be one of my favorite images ever.

What makes Richmond baby photography so much fun?  The babies of course!!! And working with amazing families and customizing each session for them. I say it often, but it seriously is the best job ever!

Book your newborn session with me today so you can capture wonderful moments like these~

Email me at denisefeagans@gmail.com to book a session with your Richmond newborn photographer today!

I can’t wait to hear from you and capture these precious moments for your family.

Charlottesville Newborn

Sweet baby Gracie was an absolute doll for her Charlottesville newborn session as you can see from her portraits below. You may notice some naked images, as well as some that have the baby wrapped.

 Why do I wrap newborns?

There are a couple of reasons for wrapping (or swaddling) newborns during their session.

1. They have been in a tight space for nine months, so they are used to it and it calms them.

2. The wrap keeps their arms and legs secure. Flailing arms and legs don’t look great in a newborn portrait.

3. The wrap keeps them warm and usually puts them straight to sleep. Then, I can unwrap them!

Occasionally, I get a baby who doesn’t like having their hand tucked in. I am able to bring their hands out of the wrap at the top.  I adore seeing their little fingers.

Welcome to the world, sweet Gracie~

Book your newborn session with me today so you can capture wonderful moments like these~

Email me at denisefeagans@gmail.com to book a session with your Charlottesville newborn photographer today!

I can’t wait to hear from you and capture these precious moments for your family.

How to choose a newborn photographer|Charlottesville, Virginia Newborn Photographer

How do I choose a professional newborn photographer?

Past Work & Portfolio: Most photographers have portfolios or blogs on their websites. Take a look at their work and style. My personal style is simple, timeless and classic.  Choose a newborn photographer that matches your style.

Testimonials & Reviews: Most photographer’s have ratings on social media and testimonials on their website.  What do past clients have to say about their experience? Is this the type of experience you are looking for?

Experience, Training & Safety: Newborn Photography is very specialized.  In my opinion, experience is the most important factor when choosing a newborn photographer.  Also, look at what kind of training the photographer has with newborns. Hands-on training is so important when it comes to photographing newborns. Safety should always be the number one priority.

Investment: Most families are on a budget. However, you are trusting a photographer with your days old baby and you want an expert not the best deal possible. These images will be treasured for generations. An experienced newborn photographer will be more expensive.  They have invested time and money in training, lighting, props and insurance (yes – photographers should have insurance!). Look at their experience and training and choose wisely.  Denise Feagans Photography offers two newborn options so that you can choose a newborn session that works for your budget.


Denise Feagans Photography will provide you with an unparalleled experience from inquiry to the session and delivery of your gallery.

Denise has been photographing newborns since January 2010. She has trained with some of the top newborn photographers in the industry. She has taken classes on safety, lighting, editing and posing. Denise shoots many newborns a year and is licensed and insured.

Denise creates the perfect environment for your newborn session experience. She styles your session with the colors you request. The studio is kept at 80-85 degrees for the comfort of the baby. She never forces a pose and stops the session if the baby needs to eat or just needs a snuggle. Safety is always her top priority.

Book your newborn session with Denise Feagans Photographer today so you can capture wonderful moments like these~

Email me at denisefeagans@gmail.com to book a session with your Charlottesville, Virginia newborn photographer today!

I can’t wait to hear from you and capture these precious moments for your family.