charlottesville, virginia


find your way around

Photographer Charlottesville VA | Outdoor Newborn Session



This outdoor newborn session with the B Family was one of my favorites from summer 2020.

Due to COVID, most newborn sessions were being put on hold or were very changed. This couple actually flew all the way from overseas to come have their baby in the States and also be with family after he was born. What a whirlwind! The last thing any new mama wants is to forgo capturing their new baby in this time though. I’m so glad I was able to do this outdoor newborn session for them!

Not pictured: the insane heat this day! Although this was at sunset, it had just rained and was sooo humid. Thankfully photos don’t show all the details 😉 I took a mix of lifestyle photos as well as some more traditional “posed” newborn photos with their baby in some neutral props.

Outdoor Newborn Session

man and woman holding new baby in green field baby boy in blue fabric laying in wooden crate black and white photo of baby feet and hand details baby yawning and laying in wooden crate | charlottesville newborn photographer man and woman holding newborn baby in green field | charlottesville va photographer parents holding new baby with sun behind them in field | charlottesville va photographer parents sitting in field holding new baby boy | | charlottesville va photographer parents holding baby in field | charlottesville va photographer dad laughing and holding baby boy in his arms mom and dad leaning heads together holding new baby | charlottesville va photographer mom and dad holding baby boy in their arms | | charlottesville va photographer dad holding newborn baby boy parents holding new baby and dad stinking his tongue out at son | | charlottesville va photographer parents holding new baby in a green field | | charlottesville va photographer black and white image of mother holding new baby in a field | charlottesville va photographer dad holding newborn baby boy in his arms in green field


I just loved the mix of lifestyle images (i.e. usually unposed and not directed, just people being people) and some more traditional poses to capture all the baby details. I often don’t do a lot of sessions in the summer due to the heat and humidity, but the look of these photos is so beautiful. You can’t go wrong with a green field in the summer. I’ll sweat a bit for some beautiful photos any day 😉

And although most my newborn sessions are in my in-home studio or client’s homes, outdoor newborn photos are always on the table (unless it’s too cold). The mix of nature and a sweet new baby is just perfection to me!

Newborn & Family Photographer Charlottesville VA

If you’re looking for a newborn, family or wedding photographer in Charlottesville, VA, I’d love to connect with you about capturing something special for your family!

Want to see more of my work? Follow me on Instagram!

xo Melissa

Other posts you’ll love: 


What to Wear for Family Photos



My Photography Journey


why you should hire your dream wedding photographer




you're Engaged! Now what?! 

Best Photo Session Locations in Charlottesville

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

@2021 Melissa Sheridan Photography | 




meet melissa



find your way around


weddings. life. love

follow along

let's connect

get on the list!

sign up for the monthly newsletter

Enjoy free tips, get first dibs on sales and promotions, & see the behind-the-scenes of MSP!

email me


back to the top

privacy policy