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.

Perfect Baby Bump|Richmond Maternity Photographer

A perfect baby bump.  I try to take maternity images when the bump is just that…perfect!

As a Richmond, Virginia Maternity Photographer, I love when clients want to do something a little different. When Courtney wanted to do photos on the James River in Richmond I was excited. When I showed up, I was a little nervous…let’s just say I was happy to have business insurance during this session!

I just love everything about this session! The couple, her dress, the setting and her gorgeous crown made by a local florist. Everything came together for a perfect maternity session.

This stunning mama-to-be contacted me back in December to book her Maternity and Newborn Session.  She booked these sessions in December for a May Maternity Session and an August  Newborn Session.  This mama is a planner! Which makes my job much easier.   A little advice, book early!

As a Richmond, Virginia Maternity Photographer and a mom of three, I know when that bump is perfect! I typically shoot Maternity Sessions between 32-35 weeks. I have done sessions earlier and I actually did one Maternity Session four days before a mom delivered, but 32-35 weeks is ideal. At that point, you are still comfortable and your bump is rounded and perfect to show off. I also get asked, “Who is included in the session?” My answer, immediate family and that includes the furry kind. Maternity clients like to include their “first baby”, usually of the furry nature, in their session.  I am more than happy to make that happen. As a Pinehurst Maternity Photographer, I know all the perfect session locations for furry family members, too.

Email me at denisefeagans@gmail.com to book a session with your Richmond, Virginia Maternity Photographer today!

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