Archive for December, 2010

Happy Holidays everyone! I just had to get one more session on the blog before Santa’s big night! And the post has kind of a funny name for a maternity photography session…..but I think you will understand as you look at the images:)

This great-looking couple had me into their home to photograph and capture their pregnancy, and soon I’ll be returning to capture their baby too! They already have one baby in the house. And what a ham!!!! Would you just look at those amazing eyes?! I couldn’t believe how camera-ready this precious pooch was. That’s my kind of dog!

And just look at how mom-to-be is beaming! I wish I could say I looked this amazing during my pregnancy. I loved how she trusted in my ideas and allowed me to play just a bit with some fun angles too:) And dad-to-be was a wonderful sport and very attentive.

Mom and Dad, tell your friends and family members to check out the images and leave a little love on your blog post. If you get 35 comments from unique visitors (with their email address), you can choose your favorite image for a 5×7 print on me! If you get 50 comments, it’s an 8×10!! Enjoy:)


Deirdre Dunham: These are fab, Ash! I know for sure that I never looked that awesome while pregnant. Great session!

Kara Layfield: These are amazing!! Momma looks GREAT and is all belly! I wish I looked that good when I was pregnant. I love your take on maternity!

Anya: OH-MY-GORGEOUSNESS. Mom to be and Dad to be (oh and puppy too). WOW. Ashley. You are an AHHHMAAAAZING photographer.

Amy: These are absolutely gorgeous!!! Bri, you look AMAZING! And Justin, the proud dad-to-be! I CANNOT wait to meet my first nephew!

Mel: look so beautiful! I can't wait to meet the little one...Justin you look so fabulous too :) Great pics!

Abby: You could be the model for the following catalogs: Maternity Yoga, Maternity Jcrew, Pottery barn kids, Pea in the Pod, and then my personal fav, At home with Justin and Bri! Miss you. Awesome shots

mary: bri--you're beautiful. wow. although it looks like baby is as big as you are :-) i'm so happy for both of you. my favorite pic is the final one. we know dev is going to run the show anyhow, right?

risa king: Amy shared these with us and they are beyond precious! Hope puppy knows there's some new competition to come! Beautiful...and Bri you look wonderful!!!

Mom and Dad: Bri and Justin we see nothing but joy and beauty in these photos. Our grandson is beaming in front of the camera already. The young lady who took these did a fantastic job.

karen: Omg!!!!! Great pics!!!! Miss you and love you!!! Merry Christmas!!

Kelly: Bri and Justin, these are gorgeous photos..I can't wait to meet the luckiest little boy to have you two as parents. Congrats! xoxoxo

bob + mary ann: Great photos! Wish u were here in person! Can't wait to meet baby maybe! Happy holidays! Love Bob and mare

Rebecca: What amazing pictures. Bri and Justin you guys look so happy and are beautiful. You are both going to be amazing parents. We can't wait to meet our nephew!

Julie: Devon looks so cute here! Great pics! You look amazing!!

Kristy Haise: Beautiful mama-to-be!! Enjoy these last few weeks...we can't wait to meet that precious baby boy. We love you...Kristy, Brian & Sydney

Christine: The pictures came out beautiful! Can't wait for the next series with Baby Hoover!!!

Rowena: Beautiful photos!! What a gorgeous belly too! :)

monica: Bri, You look amazing!! These are beautiful pictures. I think you have a beautiful family and the new addition will be lucky to have such wonderful parents.

Carrie: I wish I looked that gorgeous while pregnant too!! These images are just beautiful and I can't wait to see photos of their bub soon!

Kelly: Bri, these are BEAUTIFUL photos!!! Love them all and can not wait to see your bundle of joy!!!

Jen: All of the pics looks so great! Looks like you had a fun session! Can't wait for Baby Boy's arrival!

beverly: what a beautiful mama! and what a lovely job you did with the lighting Ash.

kacey: What a beautiful family! The countdown is on!

Jamie: Bri - love the pictures! you guys look amazing!

Ellen: These are beautiful Bri! What a wonderful way to remember this incredibly exciting time!

Darci: What a great looking family! Bri-you have looked amazing throughout your entire pregnancy! Can't wait to meet the lil guy!

Amy S.: Gorgeous photos. What more can I say?

Meagan: I love maternity pics. You look great, Bri!!!

Jordan: Bri- you look ridiculously amazing- that first picture up top should be in a magazine. Yall are such a beautiful family- can't wait to see the new edition!!

Stephanie: Bri, you are gorgeous and I love how you are just beaming! :-)

Lisa E: I wish I looked and and felt as good as you look being pregnant. I,m So jealous!! HA HA, Heck I dont look that good now and I'm 3 years post pregnant!! Cant wait to meet the little guy! miss you guys and hope to see you soon!

christie volpatti: These are great, Bri! I have never seen photos like this. How awesome! Matt and I can't wait to meet Baby Maybe.

Marie: Gorgeous! I can't wait to meet the newest member of your family. All the best!

Bri and Justin: Ashley, thank you so much...we absolutely love these pictures and will treasure having them forever. You are truly talented. Can't wait for pics of the baby!

Tara: Love these pictures! They are wonderful! Can't wait to see the newborn session!!! Congrats you guys!

Mom: Amazing pictures!You are still as beautiful as the day you were born and now you and Justin have created a new beautiful being. What a miracle

karen hamrick: Bri...I love the pictures! You look beautiful.

Maryann: What beautiful pictures!! What wonderful memories you will have. Looking forward to the baby pictures. The first picture should be on the cover of a magazine, wow!

Alicia: These are absolutely wonderful pictures! And I am in awe that you can sit Indian style! I am so excited for you & Justin!

Mary Ann Stinelli: Bri, Justin, Baby For Sure Beautiful

Abbey: Great pictures! Bri, you look fabulous:)

Anelle: WOW! These are absolutely fabulous! I love the variety, the posing, how relaxed they are! Actually I love everything about these!

Liz: What a beautiful maternity session! Lord that mommy is gorgeous! Great session as usual Ashley!

amy: great job on these really gorgeous work!!!

Cynelle Murray: Bri and Justin you guys look awesome, you are honestly the hottest pregnant chick ever... can't wait for the little guy.

Deena and G'pa: What beautiful pictures! What a beautiful family!! Can't wait to meet our new buddy and find out his name!!! Couldn't ask for a better photographer. Love you all.

Beth: Beautiful photos! Y'all have quite the amazing journey ahead. Can't wait to see the baby photos!

Josie: Love the beautiful pictures! You will treasure these pics forever!!

Leila Getto: WOW, these pics are amazing! Bri, you could be a model! Your house is beautiful too! Can't wait to meet the little guy!

Charlie Mather: Awesome Pictures you guys! I can't wait to meet your little man! I hope we can hangout soon! God Bless! Charlie Mather

Becca Wersland: oh my gosh-she just has the perfect belly and is so beautiful! love all of these, ash!

Sylvia Borgo: What a beautiful mommy-to-be!

natalie lawson: now that is one beautiful mama! her newborn is going to be one handsome dude! love the ones near the Christmas tree!

Dezarae: Wow I love these! So simple, but soo beautiful! You got some great variety, too.

Connie: Bri and Justin you will treasure these pictures for a lifetime. They truly represent this most magical time in your life and the beginning life of your little one.

Laura Morita-Yeun: cheezmo. She is gorgeous and so is dad. That belly is PERFECT.

Aunt Carolyn: Wow...what a beautiful family. Great pics...great belly! Can't wait to meet the baby maybe!

Lina: Love the last shot, the doggy is waiting for a baby too :) Adorable. Beautiful work as usually, Ashley. You rock!

Bertha Drake: The photos were breath taking, bring new life, seeing baby and parents for their first photo shoot.

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Just a very quick post this evening to let you know I will be appearing on WLTX channel 19′s Friends at 5 tomorrow (Wednesday, December 22 5:00pmEST). I will be a participant in their 12 days of Christmas promotion….so if you are a fan, you might want to follow along for an opportunity to win a little something:) Have a computer close by to participate! I’ll also be showing some of my images and sharing a few photography tips.

I am so excited to have been asked to contribute to the promotion! I believe you can visit and click on the “Friends @ Five watch and chat box” at the top left of the screen. This box will appear just prior to the show airing at 5pmEST. If you want to actually enter the contest, you must sign up on the website in advance and use the chat feature during the show. Good luck!!

And just because no post feels adequate without images, here are just a few from a session I will be blogging soon!


desi: wOw ashley! wow wow wow! how flipping exciting! you've arrived girl. ♥

Shelby: This is so exciting Ashley! Happy Squeeeeeeealssss for you!

Liat Biderovsky: WOW! How freaking amazing is that!!! You're gonna be so awesome. And also, this session is just beautiful!

Claire: I am so excited for you. Good luck tomorrow. I am going to try and watch online and these images are gorgeous as usual.

Audrey: Congrats Ashley, that's awesome!!

Liz: How exciting!!!!! I'm so happy for you! Love your work!

Anna: so, so, so excited for you Ashley!!! I think you totally and utterly deserve this!!

Lina: That is so awesome, Ashley, congratulations!

Kara Layfield: Congrats - well deserved!! I can't wait to see more from this session!! I love your style!

Rowena: Beautiful! Love the clarity in these! and what a beautiful girl and mommy!

Kel Ward: These are fabulous!! Is that their house? It's gorgeous!!

Anelle: How exciting!!! These photos are awesome!

Sylvia Borgo: Congrats, Ashley!! And gorgeous images - two incredibly beautiful girls!

Laura Morita-Yeun: seriously, scrolling through your blog is all sorts of awesome.

So, who says a baby should be no older than 2 weeks old for a newborn photography session?! Oh I said that didn’t I. Well, I still HIGHLY recommend that for the best results. It gives us the best chance at all the beautiful sleepy positions. The earlier I get to work with the babies, the better. This little prince, however, tried his best to show me that the rules don’t always apply. Actually, I knew that anyway. But most babies who are just 2 days shy of 7 weeks old would not be this good and sleepy for a session. He was fantastic. And sweet. And mommy was so happy when we got these positions and sleepy faces right off the bat:)

Mom and Dad, tell your friends and family members to check out the images and leave a little love on your blog post. If you get 35 comments from unique visitors (with their email address), you can choose your favorite image for a 5×7 print on me! If you get 50 comments, it’s an 8×10!! Enjoy:)


Meghan Rickard: What a fantastic session! I love love love the Christmas tree bokeh!!

Jen Gasper: Oh my goodness! Those ones of the babe in the living room are phenomenal! Such a pretty background for such a perfect little babe! WOW!

beverly: he's a sweetie pie!! that's amazing that he's 7 weeks old - he was goooood to you. beautiful job.

Amanda Leatherberry: Beautiful! Shocking that he was 7 weeks old! You must be a total baby whisperer :)

amy: precious... Love them all.. the baby is just stunning.

Jen Snyder: oh, beautiful! :)

Kimberly: Gorgeous! Every single one.

Jessica Cummins: Oh my gosh!! Ashley, they are perfect! I still can't believe you got him to pose in all those adorable positions. You really are a baby whisperer!

Slavie: I can't get that many good ones when baby is under 2 weeks! They are fantastic. Love the ones in the basket.

Brittany: These are fantastic pictures! What a cutie!!

Robyn Mark: These are wonderful pictures of a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Kelly B.: I love the pics! Cade is such a cutie pie!

Elizabeth H.: So nice Jessica. Great pictures . Merry Christmas to you and yours .

amy: gorgeous!!!!! love how you have the tree in the background!!!! amazing job!!

Jamie Frisk: Amazing Photos. He is such a cutie.

Laura Morita-Yeun: This is an INSANELY good session. WOW! Love them all!

Lisa: How photogenic is he?!?! Love them all - especially the ones in the basket!

Katie Williams: PRECIOUS Baby Cade!!! These are soooo adorable! The ones in the basket are too sweet! :)

Valentina: I LOVE these pictures... Cade is just adorable! Great looking family!

Justyna: Soo sooo beautiful!

Carrie Williams: Goodness he is SO cute!! So proud to call that good looking guy a family member! LOVE these!

Amanda: Baby Cade is so sweet! These pictures are ADORABLE!!!

Judi: Jess & Rob - I loved looking at these beautiful pictures of you and Cade!! The three of you and the perfect little family! Love you guys

Alicia: Wow! Amazing pictures! What a gorgeous family! Cade is so precious!

Linda Brown: The pictures are just beautiful. I love the ones in the basket!!

Judi: These are beautiful pictures....thanks for sharing!

Nancy: He is my sweet great nephew!!! He is great!!!!

Catherine Thompson: My sweetheart- my prince! Grandma

shay bullin: Those are the cutest pics Ive ever seen.

Jason: That guy is going to leave a trail of broken hearts in his wake in about 20 years!

Kara Brurok: Jessica and Rob, Cade is so cute!! These pictures are amazing!!!

Jennifer: He's so cute! I'm so lucky to have such a beautiful nephew!

Bob Cummins: Fantastic Family portrait. Congrats and keep up the good work.

Rob Cummins: These pics are great! Thanks Ashley!

Donnie: What a fine looking young lad! Mom and Dad are rather dashing also.

nan martin: absolutely beautiful pictures!!! Such a precious memory these pictures will be!

betty: These are really great! I like the unique poses--- the basket shots are so cute!

nancy chappell: The prince looks just like Queen Cathy!!!

Wayne Thompson: These pictures are fabulous. And my grandson is even better!!!

Jody Cummins: Beautiful photographs of my precious grandson Cade!

Sarah: Great pictures!

Grand Dad aand Gram: Love the first one and the ones in the basket. Those in living room are fabulous

Phyllis Lee: I love your pictures! What a lucky little baby boy to have such devoted parents and grandparents!

susan scholl: absolutely beautiful photo's. I loved each and everyone..perfect family pictures....

vicki abadie: Wow, what a beautiful family and precious baby, love how all the pictures capture the love between mother/dad and child. Just wonderful.

Taryn Chrapkowski: Absolutely love the shots with the tree... amazing light bokeh!

Kara Layfield: I am so loving this session!! I love the red couch, the Christmas tree in the background and then the green blanket...just perfection!! You lighting is always so lovely and I just love your newborn work!!

Audrey: 7 weeks old?!? you are a seriously amazing photographer. I love that Christmas tree in them!

Rachel Aberle: I love, absolutely love the one's in the basket. I would print it large and look at that adorable face everyday!

Melissa: These are stunning. What a cute little boy and beautiful pictures. So happy for you! Merry Christmas!

Austin: So adorable!! love the one in the basket!

Kristin Creveling: I love your pictures!! He is so cute...can't wait to meet him!

Melissa: These are some of the best pictures I have ever seen. They really are great! Very warm and loving.....made my heart warm.

mandy: I love, love, love these!!!! I cant believe hes 7 weeks!

Uncle Ryan's Dad: Love the pics in the laundry basket. How did she do that? Love the pic of dad and son.

Perry: These pictures are really great. Especially the ones of Cade in the laundry basket. So happy for yall.

Kelly Mack: I love these. The Christmas element to them. Just gorgeous.

desi: oh my soul!

Lina: Beautiful family, I just love love love the captures, GORGEOUS!

Mary: Absolutely beautiful!!!

B.J. Pryor: I love, love, love them all! Can't wait to hold him in my arms and kiss that sweet little face. Brought tears to my eyes!

Joanne: beautiful beautiful beautiful! baby has a peaceful baby room! thanks for sharing!

Sandy: So beautiful!!!!!!!

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Rodger Twilley: Fantastic interpret, I a minute ago passed this on a friend who was doing a little inquiries by that. With he especially bought me lunch as I bring into being it for him smile Accordingly consent to me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

Oh yes! In a newborn photography session, I do love wrinkles….and dimples…..and peach fuzz. All of these things just make a baby even more adorable. This precious girl had plenty of those wonderful things. I loved how her skin wrinkled and rolled as I posed her for her newborn portraits. While I was processing the images, I wanted to snuggle her all over again:)

Mom and Dad also hired me for their maternity portraits many weeks ago. I was so happy to see their precious little surprise this day! I just feel so honored to be able to capture this beautiful time for families. I am feeling very tired……but incredibly blessed and happy as the holiday season approaches.

Mom and Dad, tell your friends and family members to check out the images and leave a little love on your blog post. If you get 35 comments from unique visitors (with their email address), you can choose your favorite image for a 5×7 print on me! If you get 50 comments, it’s an 8×10!! Enjoy:)

Blogstalkers and friends:)……keep checking in on me. I have quite a few more sessions to blog from this month, including another newborn, a precious 7 month old returning to me, a woman’s session, a maternity session….and I haven’t gotten the official word yet, but I believe another one of my babies was born this weekend:) I will have a couple of announcements to make soon and hope to share a little good news with you:) Thank you so much for visiting. I appreciate each and every person who visits my blog and love it so much when you take just a moment to leave a little love as well:)


Oh, I just have to share this image! A newborn session with me takes quite some time because I strive for a calm peaceful environment and never like to rush the baby, the family, or the process. Sometimes, the environment can be a little TOO peaceful, as evidenced by daddy succumbing to my sleep tricks quicker than the baby girl! He was such a good sport when we told him we took this image. I think it’s sweet. New parents need to grab a few z’s whenever they can:)

Fabiana Beatriz: I love all of these, but the last one has to be one of my all-time favorites. Your work is stunning and this little one is adorable!!!

amy: gorgeous work! love that thick head of hair!!! and the baby wrinkles of course!!! that last one is tooo funny!! amazing work!

Carrie: I seriously cannot pick a favourite!! The baby is divine, the posing is perfect and the one of daddy and bub sleeping is so cute! Love your work Ashley!

SharonJ: Gorgeous photos Ashley. I can't pick a fav.... they are all fabulous!

molly: Omg so beautiful I love them all!!!

Krista: Oh my gosh i love them!!! She is so cute and the pictures are wonderful!!!

Gail: That hair, those wrinkle - the lips!!! What a gorgeous baby and that last shot is so sweet! great variety to this set and gorgeous work Ashley!

Liz: These are so beautiful and so emotional. I love this session. I love wrinkles too!

Jen Reif: What a beautiful session! The last one made me smile-- I remember those sleep deprived days all too well!! :)

Anelle: Ashley!! these are gorgeous! Each and everyone of them is perfection!

Rowena: She is such a doll!! Great capture. Very beautiful work!

Liat Biderovsky: Oh I LOVE these Ashley! Love the different colours you have used and love the amazing connection you have captured with bubba's parents. Beautiful!

Julie Delgado: Fantastic. These are just wonderful.

Melissa Ott: Congratulations again, you two! Your little girl is so precious! Makes me want another one! LOL! And also makes me wish we didn't live on the opposite side of the country, because I want to hold her!!!

Carla Phillips: absolutely wonderful~!!!

Nicole Z: Gorgeous session Ashley! LOVE the wrinkles too! Sweet, sweet family!

Kara Layfield: How precious!! I love the one with baby and Mom and then the one with Dad...just love them all! Beautiful work - Love your colors!

Jackie Jean: I love baby wrinkles too <3 very sweet captures!

Michelle Geis: Ashley - you do such beautiful work. What a treasure these parents have in these images!

Belle: sweet baby girl!

desi: oh my! these are gorgeous. no seriously. i love them. how come when i do stripey blankies they come out looking like stripes gone wrong? fabulous work!

Julie Wagoner: What a precious baby girl! I love that dark head of hair and the one where you captured her sweet little back rolls....perfection!

Amanda Leatherberry: Love these. That last one is priceless.

sherri: Oh my goodness. Ruth your little girl is absolutely beautiful. And ashley takes amazingly perfect photos. I love every single one.

Holly Olsen: CUTE! I love the one with baby and dad sleeping. The first image is gorgeous!

Kristin: Fabulous work! The color is fantastic and such a sweet, and beautiful baby!