Archive for September, 2011

We have had some crazy rain around here, haven’t we?! Last week was pretty incredible and mother nature forced me to reschedule a couple of outdoor shoots. And as luck would have it, two of my newborns were just born as well! So I will be one very busy photographer this week! I wanted to make some booking and session information available and think now would be a great time to do that.

This summer I ran a promotion for demi family sessions. My clients and I really enjoyed these sessions and it worked out great for people who wanted an update to their portraits and to document their child at a particular age, maybe wanted to be able to send out a portrait holiday card this year, but just weren’t committed to a full session and deluxe products. So, I have changed up the offering just a tad and have a new portrait experience for clients looking for a smaller version of the session and products but with the same high quality images.

Demi Family Sessions – Fall 2011 $750

The Demi Family Session is available for up to 5 family members and will be held on weekday evenings (Monday-Friday). Sessions will last approximately 30-40 minutes.
At your personal proofing appointment, you will be able to view the images from the session and all the products available. Your fee includes:
10 high resolution digital files on disc of your favorite images in color and in black & white
a 5×7 print of each selected images in color and in black & white
3 mini accordion-style storybooks featuring your selected images
your image choice uploaded to an online vendor of custom holiday cards (does not have to be one of the 10 images selected for disc)
a special discount on any order of a la carte products placed at your proofing appointment

Those who book their appointment by next Friday, October 7, 2011 at 5pm (any available 2011 weekday session time) will also receive a mounted 11×14 print of their image choice!

Newborn Session Appointments
I am now booking newborn sessions through March 2012. Book early to ensure session availability!


As a client, or a blog stalker:), you might be interested to learn that the Ashley Ward Photography facebook page has become the first place to see images from current sessions. Like me there to get those first peeks at current work!

Thank you!

I just want to offer a word of thanks to those families who have booked or completed their sessions with Ashley Ward Photography! I truly appreciate you and hope we will be working together many times over the years. And thank you to those who visit my blog and support me through your words on my blog and by sharing my business with others. I am so grateful for your kindness. And to those of you who like to visit the blog and/or have been considering a session with me, I hope you will take that next step and take advantage of this current offer to preserve the memory of who your family is today.

Kate Craft: Your customers are beyond luck to have you! I only wished I was closer!!

Kathleen: Great deal! You have such beautiful work Ashley.

Kel Ward: Wow, this is a great deal!

Fabiana: This looks like a fabulous bargain for your caliber of work, Ashley. I am sure you will fill up very fast!

Jackie: Wonderful special and that shot is so precious!

Nancy: Wonder if I could twist DH's arm for a trip to SC? LOVE your work!

Dee: Hmm, now how much is it for 5 tickets from Miami to South Carolina?... :)

Dawn: What a fabulous opportunity for your clients, Ashley! If I were in the same timezone, I'd be all over this.

Sylvia Borgo: so precious!!! your work is fantastic, this is a great deal!

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So happy to be sharing this session tonight! This session was shot this weekend and is another family I photographed for the first time last year. I cannot tell you how it thrills me to have my clients return to me for family, child, and newborn photography sessions. I love seeing how the children grow and the families blossom.

Last year’s session with this family was so much fun, with most of the images being taken in their home. This year, we met at one of my favorite outdoor locations. The whole family looked wonderful and was a pleasure to work with, just as last year. And could you not just die over these little princesses!?

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:)

ALSO! Thank you to those who let me know there was an issue with the comments on the blog not working! I found the issue and it should be working great now. If you have any problems, please drop me a note at Thanks!!

Danielle McCarty: OH how perfect are these!?! This is such a beautiful family, LOVE the little girls outfits! :D

Justyna: Pure sweetness!

kristi: beautiful, beautiful!!! And yes, those little girls are so precious!

shalonda: oh my word what a beautiful family!!!! gorgeous session you kinda rock my socks off ms a

Cherise: One of my favorites, the girl's are so cute!

aseel: Oh my, what sweet & beautiful girls!

Hillary Barton: I may have a biased opinion as the aunt/sister, but man that's a beautiful family! Great pictures!

Liz: Omgosh this session is so pretty! Lovely work!

desi: oh my! what an AWESOME session! well done girl! i love it. and that one individual of the little one? sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeso

Lisa: Wow! Stunning family and incredible location. Love all the beautiful color.

beverly wright: look at these beautiful images of a beautiful family. nicely done!

Danielle: Always so beautiful - I love the colors they chose and how well it works with the location!!

Leska: Wow! What a gorgeous bunch, and kudos to Mom for such a great coordination job on the outfits. Great job Ashley, your work is always simply beautiful. The kiss pic is sweet perfection.

Dixie: Awesome Pics, your family is beautiful. Love the colors and the outfits. The girls are just precious! Dixie

Krissy Allori: Those girls are just adorable! I love all the expressions you got. I bet mom and dad are thrilled.

Kel Ward: Those little girls are BEYOND adorable!! Love this session. I think the kissing shot is my favorite.

Dee: These photos are so fresh and lovely, Ashley!

Shelby: What a beautiful family and those little dresses are too cute! All beautiful images, but my favorite is the one of the girls kissing. Another awesome session!

Anna: Wow - just wow.....these are absolutely gorgeous Ashley!!!! LOVE everything about these photos!!

Julie Wagoner: Oh, what a gorgeous family! That kissing sibling shot is absolutely to die for! I hope the family enlarges that one HUGE and hangs it in their home.

Kathleen: Wow - such beautiful girls. And as always Ashley, your work is superb.

Amber: Beautiful family! I love the color in these, gorgeous!

Kara Layfield: Such a gorgeous family!! Those little girls look like they were a dream to photograph. I love the location and that last image with!!

amber: What a gorgeous session, those girls are too cute!

Nicole Z: I am so in love with their dresses!!! Any clue where they are from! This is a gorgeous session! And a gorgeous family!!! Ashley, I adore you and your work!!!

Sylvia Borgo: what a beautiful family! I love all the laughs and smiles!

Paul Hebrard: Heads Positive us merely especially likes your amazing blog along with please be writing

One of my favorite newborns from last year was back last week for a baby and family session! I have been looking forward to the session for a long time. Knowing how fun, relaxed, and precious the family is, I just knew I would love our session. And I do! Mom and Dad are just so natural with their baby girl and I love the connections I was able to capture just by watching them through my lens.

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:)

Danielle McCarty: Wow, these are so beautiful Ashley!!! Love all of them! :)

Resh: super cute!!! she is adorable!!!

amy lenhart: oh my she is sooo cute!! love the little romper she is wearing!!! really great work ashley!!

Jenni Barnes: These are fantastic. The location choice is great. I love the intimacy you have shown between the family, you really have captured this family as they are :)

Proud Parents: Ashley, you are amazing! We love these shots...the colors and lighting are amazing. We are so proud of these beautiful photos of our family!

Holly: these are stunningly amazing!

Autumn: These are amazing! What a beautiful girl and family!

Lina: She is such a doll, love her hair - so adorable! Beautiful captures as well, you are truly a master of your craft!

Brooke: so sweet and so precious!!

Lynda: Wonderful photos of great looking family, love the location!

Kara Layfield: This little girl is their world....and I love how you captured just that. Beautiful work Ashley!

Kathleen: Oh my goodness, she is so beautiful! Her eyes are so pretty. Great session Ashley.

Kel Ward: I squealed and giggled. These are absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful family!

Kristin: Ashley, these are fabulous! I love every single shot. This family is so fun and I love how you captured them. Precious, precious little girl!

desi: oh wow! LOVE this session too. great work

rockwell ward: Beautiful images!

Dee: What a sweet baby - those rosy cheeks are divine! I love the shots of mommy with her baby - so special! Great job!

amber: Oh she is just too sweet, love the lighting and emotion in these!

Nicole Z: Another beautiful little girl!! She is seriously too cute!!! Gorgeous location and light!!!

Sylvia Borgo: these are so wonderful, Ashley. Gosh, your work is beautiful. What a gorgeous family - the little girl is beautiful beyond words!

I have been waiting patiently all weekend to share this session. Well, maybe not TOO patientley…..I did post a couple of images on my Facebook page on Friday because I just could not wait to share. Actually, I have been doing that quite a bit lately. I’m kind of an instant gratification kind of girl and it just feels good to get an image or two up right away. So, for first looks at future sessions, that would be the place to be;)

Anyway, when I was spoke with this couple on the phone about their maternity photography and newborn photography sessions, I knew I was going to love working with them. I could tell they were kind, considerate, gentle…….you know how you can just tell in their words and the way they use them, their tone of voice? I could hear their excitement and anticipation. And I could tell how important the sessions would be to them too. And meeting them just confirmed everything. They were so sweet and willing to do whatever I asked and trusting in my vision for the session. I have to say, I am so thrilled with the results. And it just made me even more eager for their already-loved baby girl to arrive! I can’t wait to photograph them again:)

Dear sweet new mommy and daddy, 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!! It was such a pleasure working with you! Enjoy:)

Justyna: Beautiful! Stunning! Gorgeous images. Wow what a beautiful pregnant mama too!

Julie Delgado: WOW. So beautiful. The momma to be is stunning! The light is yummy! The emotion you captured is amazing!

Lina: absolutely stunning captures of amazingly gorgeous mom!

Julie Wagoner: Ack! My fave session of yours EVER. What a stunning mommy, adoring daddy, beautiful light, lovely all came together into magic. LOVE!

Ashlie: These are incredible! She is going to treasure these forever.

Carrie: Simply stunning! LOVE LOVE LOVE this session!

Dawn: wow, Ashley, you really captured some great emotion with these. Absolutely fabulous.

Lisa Holloway {Las Vegas Photographer}: Stunning work Ashley! What a GORGEOUS mommy to be...she is positively glowing, and the emotion in these is so pure and beautiful. Loving the purple and green combo pretty!

Kara Layfield: Wow!! These images are fantastic!! I love love love the gorgeous light and Mom to be looks amazing!! Seriously gorgeous session Ashley!

Danielle McCarty: Amazing, amazing session Ashley! This mommy to be is stunning, love everything about these!

Cherise: Simply beautiful....

Kel Ward: Oh, WOW! She is absolutely STUNNING and they make a gorgeous couple! I can't wait to see the newborn photos!

desi: gosh ashley, these are really, really lovely. they are going to be smitten

Michelle Geis: Oh my goodness! Stunning images. Mom is gorgeous. I can't wait to see the newborn portraits!!

Sylvia Borgo: GAH!!!! Love! Love! Love! Love! Gorgeous couple, gorgeous location, gorgeous color palette!

Krissy Allori: Wow, Ashley, these are all so gorgeous! You can just feel the love these two have for each other and their baby.

Kathleen: Wow - what a beautiful mama! And I LOVE that purple dress. Great photos as always Ashley. Love that yummy light.

Kristin: These are incredible and so gorgeous! The light is wonderful and your rich color is amazing!! Great set!

Donna: Wow!!! Theswe are absolutely STUNNING! Gorgeous mama and beautiful images! :)

Leah Jent: STUNNING is right! What else can I say? These photos, the mama, the light, the love... WOW, these are gorgeous!

Dee: Everything about these is gorgeous, Ashley - the light, the couple, the emotion. So wonderful!

Liz: Loooove these! Beautiful momma and beautiful lighting!

Leiba Bernstein: So so beautiful, glowing mama!

Rachel Aberle: What a gorgeous mom to be! Mom and dad together are so special.

Tammy: What a beautiful radiant mum to be!! Stunning photos.