About Me

Hey, I'm Ashley!  I am a travel newborn, child, and family photographer based out of Charlottesville, VA!  I specialize in all things from bump to family, including maternity, fresh 48, newborn, and milestone images.

Sessions with me are so much more than *just* taking pictures.  I am emotionally invested in creating images that you will love and cherish for years to come.  When I photograph clients, I think about what photos will look beautiful in your home as a canvas or a matted frame.  I imagine albums that you will want to look through over and over.  I think about the joy you will feel as you look through your photos and relive these precious moments I am capturing..

Once you schedule a session with me, I walk with you through every step of the process.  I love helping style clients for their sessions because I know how overwhelming yet important that is for beautiful, timeless images.  We discuss specifics of your session and what your hopes are for it.  We talk through location, time of day, duration, props, and more.

My dream for your session is for it to be the session of your dreams.  I want you to walk away from the session with a full heart, only to be outdone by the overflowing heart you will have when I deliver your digital images!

When I am not behind the camera, you can find me hiking and exploring with my husband, four kids, and golden retriever, or else possibly binge watching The Office for the five millionth time.

Ashley McKinney Photograpy
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