Ashley McKinney Photography is a Charlottesville newborn photographer also specializing in maternity, baby and family photography. Serving Charlottesville, Virginia and the surrounding areas including Richmond, Washington D.C., Lynchburg, Crozet, Ivy, Keswick, Harrisonburg, Culpeper, Lake Monticello, Staunton, Palmyra, Zion Crossroads and the surrounding areas.













 Choose from three newborn session options - posed studio session, in-home lifestyle newborn session or a Fresh 48 hospital session.

Perfect for capturing all your special moments as a family. My favorite kind of images are those where you can feel the joy and hear the laughter, and that is what I strive for with all of my family sessions.

Let's capture the love, beauty, and anticipation - there are few things as beautiful as a glowing mother anticipating the arrival of her precious child.

The first year goes by in a blink! Don't miss out on capturing each and every special stage for your little one.

newborn session options

posed in-studio

in-home lifestyle

fresh 48

Perfect for capturing all the perfect little baby details you want to remember forever. I have all fun accessories - just bring baby!

Document those beautiful "real life" moments in the very place where you will be making memories as your baby grows.

 Capture those first special, beautiful moments with you and your baby and the freshest of their little details.  

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Milestone session options

milestone session

first birthday session

From first smiles to first steps, perfect for capturing all of baby's special milestones.

You have watched this first year go by in the blink of an eye, and now we get to celebrate!  

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As a mom of four who realizes how quickly time with our precious children flies by, I take my job of capturing your moments and memories very seriously. When you book a session with me, you can feel confident in knowing that every step and detail of the process has been intentionally planned and thought out to to give you an exceptional photography experience.

I understand that babies and children can be completely unpredictable, so while I approach each session with a workflow and plan, I am also very easygoing, fun, and flexible! My clients call me a baby whisperer and toddler wrangler for good reason! I make sessions lighthearted and stress free for families as we capture treasured memories together! Every step of the process is focused on creating an experience you love and images you will treasure!



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"Ashley is amazing to work with and her work is incredible. We've shot newborn, 1 year, and our family photos with her for the past several years, and each time Ashley met us where we were to ensure a seamless, professional, and stress free process. We traveled from out of town to continue working with her even after leaving Charlottesville because our first shoot came out so well. Her beautiful photos fill our home and have brought so many smiles to our family and friends!"


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Ashley McKinney is a maternity, newborn, baby and family photographer serving the Charlottesville, Virginia area including Richmond, Washington D.C., Lynchburg, Crozet, Ivy, Keswick, Harrisonburg, Culpeper, Lake Monticello, Staunton, Palmyra, Zion Crossroads and the surrounding areas.

charlottesville VA newborn & Baby Photographer