Client Reviews

Reviews: If you are able to take the time to write me a review online among my various channels, I would be happy to bestow a $25 credit towards your next session. You can do so on Facebook, Google, or Yelp!

Referral Program: When you refer 4 new booked clients to Denise Van Photography, you’ll receive a complimentary mini session! Keep referring your friends and family and you’ll get more complimentary sessions!
  • The fine print: Referrals must be new clients to DVP. Referrals must mention your name during the booking process. All 4 referred clients must have completed their session before the complimentary session can be given to referring customer. The 15-minute session is good for maternity/family (up to 4 people), couples, anniversary, or engagement within 10 miles of 20152 (valued at $275). You will receive 5 digital images and one 8x10 fine art print (additional images, wall art, and albums may be purchased). Complimentary sessions cannot be applied towards newborn, branding, elopements or events. One mini session per family/client per 4 referrals. No cash value and non-transferable.

Nothing makes me happier than knowing you are happy.

Thank you so much for an amazing session. You quickly were able to make me feel comfortable in front of the camera. I was actually not very interested in capturing how I looked during my pregnancy but with the encouragement of Mike we set up the photoshoot and I'm very glad we did. The sneak photos you showed me made me feel extremely beautiful which I have not felt throughout the past 8 months.

Thank you so much for the beautiful newborn photos. You did an amazing job balancing the chaos of two dogs, a newborn and two tired parents. You were able to capture some beautiful, real moments with our family. We really loved working with you for both the maternity and newborn photos. I've said this before, but you made everyone feel so comfortable and you captured beautiful photos that can now be cherished memories.


Grace & Mike

I’m lucky enough to have Denise as my SIL and truly appreciate her always taking time out of her busy schedule to photograph our family! Denise has been photographing us through all stages of life and I can honestly say that her photos bring me so much joy. She creates a comfortable atmosphere and guides you through the session to make sure she can capture all the precious moments. Denise photographed us for most of our important milestone events in life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s photographed our engagement announcement, bridal shower, fur baby additions, pregnancy announcement, baby shower, and now a newborn shoot! Her photos make me all warm and fuzzy inside and honestly that’s all anyone would want when looking back at pictures. You won’t regret having Denise as your photographer! We’re family but by the time you’re done with your shoot, she’ll feel like yours too! 10 out of 10 will recommend😊

in-home newborn

Cynthia & Dave

Denise! These are so magical! Thank you so much. I know you put a lot of work into this behind the scenes - scoping out Lubber Run and getting to Bon Air early - and I think that really comes out in the final product. You know I can be kind of a nervous nellie when it comes to getting out there with the baby. Without your enthusiasm, we probably wouldn't have been bold enough to go to Bon Air at peak blooms. We really appreciate you! - Helen
We loved working with Denise on our family photo shoot! She was flexible with the location and scoped out spots well in advance. The location was crowded the day of, but you'd never know it from our photos - her crowd control was excellent. She put us at ease, worked well with our group of two adults, a baby and a dog, and I had a great time chatting with her during the shoot. And the photos turned out beautifully! - Hunter


Helen & Hunter

People with grown children tell me-don’t blink cause you’ll miss the special moments with your kids. I see it now and I wish I could somehow save it all. Denise worked magic in capturing our present through a lifestyle session.
We have a 4.5 and 2.5 filled with energy and the chillest 6 week old. Denise was able see my girls emotions and energy through a lens that celebrated them. Our session wasn’t tainted with the constant demand to look at the camera. It was raw and beautifully real. I will forever cherish these images and remember the importance of the present. Thank you Denise for that.
I worried about our space being picture perfect since it’s filled with baby items and toddler materials. I am amazed how Denise captured angles that made our home look so nice.

in-home newborn

The Mahs

I had the pleasure of working with Denise for a family photo shoot to celebrate my baby's 1st birthday, and I cannot recommend their services enough. From start to finish, Denise was professional, friendly, and accommodating, making the whole experience a joy.

During the shoot, Denise was able to capture some truly magical moments, and I was pleased with the quality of the photos. She managed to capture not just the beauty of my baby, but also the love and connection between our family. The final product was stunning, and I am so grateful to have these precious memories captured forever.


Nicole & Brian

I am so happy that we got newborn and breastfeeding photos with Denise. Over a year later and these are still photos I frequently look back on and use for time piece materials. Denise has a knack for finding beauty in really normal and every day happenings and these photos document through this lens. It makes me remember the newborn stage and that transition very fondly. She was great at using our space on the fly to complement our family, and at conveying what she sees into a great story and work of art. She put all of our family members at ease. I requested an "epic breastfeeding photoshoot" and she delivered! Tasteful and so glamorous. Denise is a professional with quick turn around time and great communication. Thank you Denise for documenting this time for us. We look forward to working with you again!

In-home Newborn

Steph & George

My family worked with Denise to capture our first family memories with our newborn daughter. She was flexible, kind, knowledgeable, and patient throughout the process. The pictures she takes are impeccable and really captured the joy and love at such a big milestone in our lives. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone that wants any photography work done going forward. She is truly a unique photographer who brings her passion and personality to her work :)

In-home Newborn

Baby J

I loved loved loved my photos from Denise! Such an easy experience from start to finish - Denise is so friendly and reassuring - I couldn't recommend more! I'm so happy to have these photos to cherish forever!

Maternity/Pregnancy Announcement

Kate & Jose

Thank you so much to Denise for capturing such incredible pictures of our little family! She captured my energetic 3-year-old's personality perfectly and I will cherish these pictures forever.


Monica & Roger

We loved our maternity photo experience with Denise Van Photography! Neither of us had been involved in a photo shoot before, and Denise did a great job making us feel comfortable and natural. We had a great time on the day of the shoot, and were excited to have access to the finished album within a few days! Looking forward to framing several of our favorite pictures 🙂. Would definitely recommend Denise Van Photography!

Maternity session

Sarah & Chris

We had a fun time with Denise for our family portrait session. She was patient and kind with my 3 year old who didn’t nap beforehand. She gave us poses and instructions that felt natural to us. She captured awesome moments and the pictures came out beautifully! Highly recommend!


Vania & Nate

Denise is fantastic! She’s communicative, professional, flexible, and so talented. We scrambled last minute to schedule a shoot before a storm wiped out the cherry blossoms, and I could not be more grateful that she was able and willing to make such an effort. We got priceless photos that’ll last a lifetime. We will certainly be using Denise for any and all future photography needs!


Delaney & Evan

My family worked with Denise to capture our first family memories with our newborn daughter. She was flexible, kind, knowledgeable, and patient throughout the process. The pictures she takes are impeccable and really captured the joy and love at such a big milestone in our lives. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone that wants any photography work done going forward. She is truly a unique photographer who brings her passion and personality to her work :)

Newborn & Family

The J Family

We did our first ever family photos with Denise last month, and were we in for a surprise! We felt very comfortable and welcomed during the entire session, and she did SO well with my two little ones. She captured the sweetest moments that really embraced the essence of each of us. We are so pleased with her beautiful work! Thank you, Denise! 


Winnie & Coby

Denise has been photographing my family for years as we’ve changed and grown and I love getting to display her work! She connects so well with all of her clients, especially the kids, and my daughter loves looking at all of “Ms. Denise’s pictures.”

Our house is full of love and laughter and Denise has perfectly captured those memories in her photographs. These young years fly by too fast and I will forever be grateful to Denise for helping us freeze these little moments in time!

In-home Newborn

Nicole & Brian

Denise has captured our precious moments from pregnancy, newborn, 100 day celebration, first birthday, and a spring family photoshoot. She genuinely cares for her clients and families. I love the candid shots she’s able to take. She’s also very thoughtful about the locations of the photoshoots. I wish we were still living in the area so she could continue to be our family photographer.

Bump-to-newborn, Family

Heidi & James

Denise spent the day with us, well not the whole day because that would be ridiculous, but the time of our session capturing some of our favorite photos of ourselves ever. Communication between us was seamless and our meeting for planning the session definitely added to the value of the experience. At the shoot, she preached for us to act natural and do what felt right at the moment. What came out were pictures that we will share with family and friends for years. Neither of us considers ourselves very photogenic, but Denise worked some magic and figured out how to trick the camera into making us look even more in love than we are. I’d recommend Denise to anyone wanting a positive professional experience, open communication, and someone that truly cares about her craft. Thanks again Denise!


Kelsey & Erik

Denise made our newborn photo shoot feel easy! We absolutely love how she captured our whole family (including our pup!) during a really special time. She has a great eye for how to make even a basic space on a cloudy day look special and beautiful.

In-home newborn

Becca & Paul

When we started planning our wedding and keeping it simple, I thought I had my bases covered with a checklist to make the day go as planned. Little did I know in this planning stage that one of the most important people for our wedding day would be our photographer! You took all of my general sketched out plans and helped us make beautiful memories with each other and our families. I cannot tell you how amazing it has been to work with you and spend our special day with you! I think I can safely say you made our day extremely special and you captured it perfectly! I know that my recommendation to friends and family getting married in the future is 1. have Denise as your photographer if you're in the area, or if you're not lucky enough to be nearby, 2. find a photographer you trust and enjoy. Denise, you have such talent in building trust, hyping the couple up, and capturing joy and love.


Melissa & Connor

I recently had the pleasure of working with Denise for a family photo shoot. From start to finish, the experience was fantastic. Denise was professional, personable, and made us all feel at ease in front of the camera. 
One thing that really impressed me about Denise's work was her ability to capture great action shots. She was able to capture my son's energetic personality and the photos turned out beautifully. The end result of the photo shoot was stunning. Denise captured all of our personalities perfectly, and the memories that these photos represent will be treasured forever.
I highly recommend Denise to anyone looking for a talented, reliable, and enjoyable photographer. Thank you for the wonderful experience, Denise!


Kelly & Shane

Amazing photography AND Denise is wonderful with kids. My son was initially a bit hesitant about the session, and she got him to open up while capturing the true heart of our family. We loved all of the photos and couldn't choose just 12 that came with the mini-session; it was easy to go ahead and buy the rest! Getting family presents this year was a snap with all of the great photos to choose from. Will definitely be using Denise Van Photography again!


Erin & Nayden

Can you love your photographer as much as I love mine? Probably not.

I love her because 1. She makes me look amazing and 2. She has this way of capturing personalities in her photography. My son (pre-teen to the max) hates photos taken but she did absolutely amazing with him. She allowed him to be himself and was able to translate that into her photos. So much better than me saying, "smile right for the camera" and getting that "I don't wanna be here" child smile.

I appreciate her talents and knowledge and her fast turn around service. She made my whole month with those photos! Definitely recommend!


Corrie & A.

Denise does beautiful work and is a true artist! We love the tulip field photos that she took of our family. It was awful weather at the time of our session, but nonetheless she worked fast and made the best out of a difficult situation. Thank you so much, Denise! We are really looking forward to using your services for branding photos for our small business.


Chrissy & Manny

Denise was incredible to work with. We hired her to help document a children's birthday party, and she was amazing - extremely communicative and organized, and made sure to get all the shots that we wanted, plus some incredible candids. Most impressive was that she was able to wrangle something like 30 kids into a group photo. The photos themselves were beautiful. Denise was a pleasure to work with and we will work with her again!


W Birthday Party

I hired Denise to take pictures of our soups and broths at 100 Bowls of Soup, including a full catalog of our entire menu. The project involved taking over 100 photographs and ensuring consistency across all shots. She also took ingredient and mood shots which we are using to update our website, using creative staging and props to help us tell our story. The quality of the photographs are outstanding, capturing the unique qualities of each soup and the love that goes into them. Denise was a pleasure to work with from start to finish, detail oriented, responsive, proactive and professional. I cannot recommend Denise Van Photography more highly.

WEbsite Refresh

Katharine, 100 Bowls of Soup

I LOVED , LOVED , LOVED my branding shoot with Denise. Doing a business branding shoot involves a lot more than a portrait session. As a jewelry designer, I also needed process shots, head shots, in studio shots, etc. There were a lot of pre-shoot preparation and communication in order to have a successful and productive shoot. Denise is very detail orientated and understood what I wanted and how I wanted these photos to represent my brand. We both were well prepared the day of the shoot. I got images I love and can be used in various media outlets. Denise went above and beyond my expectations. It was the best investment I made last year. If you are considering a branding shoot, definitely check out and talk with Denise.

Brand session

Irene, Black Sand Designs

Denise is one of the most talented and creative people I know. She is meticulous but also knows how to let things flow on a session, and that’s how she captures the magic. She and I have worked together on branding photos and she made the experience so easy and comfortable. When I saw the end result, I was floored that she captured me perfectly, but with a glow!

Brand session

Crystal, Temple Honey Healing

Denise was the perfect professional. She directed us all with ease, helped our team of very shy guys feel more at home for their photos, and even got adorable shots of our family with our company truck - these are some of my favorite. She is an incredible artist with an outstanding eye, and she brought my vision for our business to life. Her photos are now on display for all of our clients and supporters to see, and we couldn't be prouder of their professional quality - they are much better than the photos of some of our closest competitors, and truly capture the essence of our business - approachable, friendly and family-oriented, while still providing top quality and service. If you are considering hiring Denise for your branding photos, you will not regret it. The investment is 1000% worth it for the reputation of your business.

Brand session/WEbsite Refresh

Chrissy, Handy Manny's Painting


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