Archive for August, 2011

I had a wonderful weekend of client sessions. This little boy was so adorable! I photographed him a couple of years ago as a newborn and was thrilled to be asked to do a family and baby session this year! I have seen him a few times since our first session years ago and couldn’t wait to get him in front of the camera again! We had to reschedule this session a few times and finally picked a perfect day with plenty of sunshine. Baby photography sessions are so much fun, and at this age, they keep you running. He was so busy…….and precious!

Mom and Dad, I hope you enjoy your preview. Tell your friends and family members to check out the images and leave a little love on your blog post. Blog love makes me very, very happy and I like to say thank you to my clients for sharing my work. If you get 35 comments from unique visitors (with a unique 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:)

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Cherise: What a cutie pie, love the lollipop pics of him and his parents.

Joyce: Well now he's just going to want one of those lollipops every time he sees you, Ashley! These are SO cute!

Stephanie: These are great! Can't wait to see the full session!

Kara Layfield: Once again you have amazed me with your talent to capture childhood and thost precious interactions with Mom and Dad. Love your color!

Laura: So precious! I love all the pictures of him with his monkey and his books and his lollipops! Absolutely adorable!!

joan bilik: Precious! Great subject (s) and great photography. I love them all!

Colleen Guffee: Love the pictures!! What a great family picture of the three of you with the lollipops where he is taking a big lick! So cute. It was kind of like he watched each of you first and then was ready to dig in. What a fun age :-)

steven peters: Great Pictures, unique settings and ideas. Like the natural setting outdoors. Of course who wouldn't like these pictures I am his PAPA. Just born actor!!!

elizabeth akre: I can't believe how much he has grown! Time really does fly...we just never really get that until we have kids! Very nice work, Ashley.

Mitch Uehling: Curds, You've got yourself a handsome Little Guy. Love the pictures of him pulling his monkey up the hill in the wagon. Very impressed with these photos, I'll have my wife schedule a photo session!

Donna: So sweet. Beautiful photos of all 3 of you.

michelle: Awesome photos!! See he can take excellent photos!!! He is getting so big!

Fred: Nice pictures! Too cute!

Katherine: I love these!

Erinnn: Adorable! Love them!

Jason Peters: Amazing! Seems like just yesterday we were oohing and awwing over the newborn pics!

Cathy Swartz: Love the photos, especially the red Wagon ones.

David Craig: Steph, the shallow depth of field, the lighting, sense of joy captured not only in the child's eyes, but the parent's eyes as well, paint a portrait that truly captures the love between parents and child.

Deb: I have 3 favorites! The very first one of the three of you, Then the one where he is looking at the beautiful butterfly in the book and then the last one with the three of you with lollipops.

desi: oh my! how precious is he? LOVE the one where he is patting his teddy! great pics Ashley. well done.

Megan: I love them all, how could you ever choose.

Heather: I love the pictures! Storytime on the blanket in the park is my fav!

Elizabeth Peters: Isn't my nephew cute!

Maarianne Heffernana: The photographs are beautiful. You have created some very special memories! A really lovely family...

kathy payne: Stephanie, OMG- these pictures are great. Thanks for sharing Your little man is awesome!

Natosha Walsh: Steve - Your grand baby is not a baby any more! He is so adorable.

Beverly Wesley: I too have known the Curd family for many years. I had the opportunity to enjoy your work through them, as their little one grows. Your photos are beautiful!

Maarianne Heffernana: I want to make certain that my comment was saved. You have created some very beautiful memories. What a lovely family. Thank you for sharing this.

Nancy Knaus: Great pictures! The settings are all perfect! My favorite is the one with him looking at the butterfly book. Thanks for sharing!

Mignon Early: Too cute! You have a beautiful family.

Ginine: Wow!!! How can you chose a picture as they are so precious and real. I love the wagon pictures!!!!!!

Joan McLeod: Great pictures! I love the butterfly one and the one of him looking at his sucker out in front of him with his trusted monkey by his side. They are all great. Nice family pictures, very clear and naturally looking.

Mary Blick: Stephanie - - Your son is so precious. I love the wagon!!! Take it from someone who has two adult sons - - cherish these moments!!! You have a beautiful family.

Jane Larson: These are awesome!. Can't decide which one I like the best. They really capture a fun family!

Janis Fulghum: All of these pictures are adorable. I especially love the one of him looking at the butterfly picture. I need the information about this photographer!

Joan Hamilton: These photos capture so much joy! He is so precious when sharing the butterfly book with his monkey, although I really don't envy you having to choose between the photos, they are all great!

Rachel Aberle: What great memories you captured. These would be great in an album, how fun!

Stephany: Absolutely precious! I would never be able to choose which is my favorite! :)

Tikie Briggs: I love the pictures. They are so natural. You captured a precious family moment.

Val: Oh my gosh, does't get any cuter than this! You all look great! What a cutie!

Kel Ward: Oh, these are just too cute! I love all the props and how you used them!

Polly Melton: These are so good your baby is so cute I like the monkey ones best.

Gloria Lauterbach: They are all so cute. I would have a hard time choosing any one. Good luck on your choice.

mindy mccrae: These are amazing photos, the best I've ever seen! Love them all, especially the lollipops with Mom and Dad, and solo butterfly book photo. Mindy

Kathleen: Oh what a cutie! I love his little monkey too. So sweet.

Jan: These are wonderful! I understand why you will have trouble choosing. I love the one of him reading the book. Actually I love them all!

Kim: Just adorable. I love the pic with the butterfly book, but the lollipop is a close second. All are beautiful!

Jenny A Burja: AMAZING shoot!! Everyone is cuter than the next! My favorite is the last lollipop picture, with the whole family!! That is priceless!! GREAT work!

Lisa Holloway {Las Vegas Photographer}: Oh my goodness, he is a doll! What a beautiful family! LOVE, love, love the lollipop shots...so much fun!

Lenore: Adorable pictures! I am one proud Nana!

Amanda Folk: What a doll - I like the one with the butterfly book!

Melissa: Love the pictures -- what a beautiful family!

Danielle Mitchell: My adorable 2nd cousin, Kelton! He has gotten so big!! Steve and Steph, I love these!! Thank you for sharing! I hope you are well! Love you, Danielle

Deb: Stephanie, your little guy is growing up!! How wonderful to capture these precious moments. (I especially the ones with his little monkey and wagon!)

Belinda: All the photos on this blog site are adorable. Beautiful work.

Cheryl Weink: looks like you had a perfect day for perfect pictures! One is just better than the next! Wonder memories captured for a lifetime!

Heather Ansede: Absolutely adorable!!! He is so happy!!

Joanne Patterson: Stephanie, Ooooh!! Each picture is enchanting!! My favorite is the one with your beautiful boy sitting next to the wagon with the book in his lap looking beyond the camera.

Lisa B: What great pictures..

Gail Pressley: These are so....Great. Looks like something out of a story book. gail

Lucio Linear: How numerous articles does it obtain to create a first-class blog?

I am putting together some orders this evening and just had to share some images of this one! I love all the fun colors and the precious little subject. I had the best time with this family. They ordered one of my most popular collections that allows them to enjoy some of my favorite products as well as keep their own copy of all the images for additional and future printing. In these images you will see the clients selection from my new frames collection, some extra prints, a coffee table storybook, a dvd show of their session with custom case, and a custom image box for 5×7 prints and a disc of the digital files. Wouldn’t you love to have these products to document your family?!!

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Justyna: OMG Gorgeous eye candy!!!! I would be soooo happy if I was a mom!

Resh: Absolutely stunning!!!

Jennifer Mott: Love everything! What a fun session!!

beverly wright: pretty!!!

kellie: Ashley! You always manage to blow me away with your magnificent work! You are truly one of the best! This lovely family is very lucky to have had you photograph them:)!

lindsay: I adore this session Ashley! Wonderful work!

stephanie beaty: gorgeous session ashley!! what an awesome array of images, prints and albums. the family must be over the moon.

Amy: WOW I love these. Your colors are always so FUN! there all stunning and I am sure the parents are going to be blown away.

Dee: I love, love, love the frames and the album! I would flip if I were the mom!

Laura: Not only do you do gorgeous work but offer the most beautiful products!! Gosh you are good!

Kara Layfield: Love this so much! Thanks for sharing...everything looks amazing. This family will treasure these for years to come!

Katie: Love these, Ashley!

Karen: Everything is just gorgeous! What a beautiful family. I love how you've captured them.

Shelby: Everything looks great! I would love to show off my family with a wonderful collection of photos/products like this! Beautiful work!

Kel Ward: Okay, I officially want ALL of these products! The quality looks outstanding!

Susan: Awesome! The images and the products are just amazing. Great job!

Michelle Geis: Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

desi: this is just great ashley!

sharonj: G O R G E O U S!!! Looks like such a fun session!

Rachel Aberle: These are awesome! Thank you for sharing and the pictures are gorgeous.

Laura Morita-Yeun: You are killing me. That two page spread of daddy swinging baby in his arms with mom happily watching on? That's perfection.

Danielle Frank: Wow, your images look amazing on display - just beautiful!

Amber: LOVE those albums!! Absolutely a must with any session, in my opinion!

Tiffany Bender: OMG!!!! I need this for my family!!!! Amazing!

Kathleen: Wow - so beautiful!

Kristin: Perfection!!! I absolutely love all the products, and your beautiful work is stunning artwork! Such a perfect session for books and large prints, I love all the color!

Leah Jent: Beautiful! It must be like Christmas day opening those products!

Krissy Allori: Holy smokes. I'm drooling! Everything looks sooo darn pretty!!!

sylvia borgo: THis family is not only super lucky to walk away with so many gorgeous pictures, but gorgeous products as well!! *swoon*

Lina: wow, what a stunning way to show off amazing images! Your clients have a great taste!

Anelle: WOW! Not only are the photographs incredible, but the products are lovely, too!

Donna S: Thank you so much for including me! I love these pics! Remember the earlier ones as well.....awesome! My favorites have to be with the pop! He is so photogenic!

Kris: Great book to show off amazing photos!

I’ve been away from my little blog for too long! Like so many of you with children attending schools in the area, we have been busy with last minute summer vacationing, back-to-school shopping, and finally…..our first days of seventh grade! How in the world did this happen? My sweet little baby girl has grown into a sweet, beautiful preteen. I look at her sometimes and the thought of how quickly it is happening……the growing up thing……it makes my head spin. And I am so guilty of not documenting it enough! Now, I am not sure what is enough……..maybe there would never be an “enough” for me. But nonetheless, I think we are due for a daughter’s photo shoot this weekend:)

Fall will be here before you know it and I can’t wait for all the outdoor sessions I have lined up! And I will be SUPER excited about the cooling temperatures. This summer seemed particularly brutal in that area. I can’t wait to meet the babies I will be photographing too. I am so happy to have quite a few new mommies and daddies that I will be working with around the holidays this year. I don’t know why my December and January newborn calendar always seems to fill so quickly, but it does!

More blogging is coming next week so check back iin to see the latest sessions!
And here are just a couple of last minute, quick snaps taken on the first day back to school at my house. This is one of my daughter’s best friends and I cannot tell you how proud I am of the smart, sweet, lovely young ladies they are becoming:)

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Kara Layfield: It IS such a busy time of the year. I cannot wait to see what you have instore for us.

Tiffany Bender: love how you captured them off to school!

Lina: She is growing up fast, wow! Good luck at school!