Archive for July, 2012

Hey everybody! It’s my birthday and I really feel it is so important to celebrate. I’m going to make this an annual thing…..some kind of fantastic opportunity for you!

So I was discussing my desire to celebrate my birthday and offer some kind of wonderful portrait opportunity through my business with a friend of mine this week. She is a very thoughtful lady who knows about my love of animals. If you have visited my blog often, you probably know I love animals and am a mommy to two dogs who are definitely treated like fur-babies in our home! I mean, my daughter even included them in the bio she wrote for my website…..I am the mommy to Riley, Jovie, and Petey! You may have also seen my in-home family portraits where I have included the family dog. I actually LOVE photographing dogs…..and cats as well. And my very, very wise friend told me I really should offer in-home pet sessions and combine my love of pets and my experience and skill with in-home photography sessions! Well, of course! It’s something I have wanted to do for a long time. So here it is!

A limited number of sessions will be available for booking.

Dog or Cat in-home mini sessions – $75!
Here are the details:
Columbia Metropolitan area
in-home sessions
dogs or cats only please
must be friendly, non-aggressive pets
dogs should know the sit and stay commands (they don’t have to be flawless…..I have two boxers for heavens sake;)

This is NOT a family session, but specifically a session to obtain portraits of your precious fur baby.

For the first two official bookings only……I will apply your entire $75 session fee toward the purchase of any pet collection:)

So! Call me up or email me and book your session now. I expect to make these sessions a regular part of my repertoire and you likely will not see the fee this low again!

803-348-3306
ashley@ashleywardphotography.com





Heather L: I love it!! Maybe sometime I will have a great house and get some Stumpy photos from you!

Shelby: Gorgeous photos of your fur babies! What a great idea and I'm excited to see more furry family members on your site!

Kara Layfield: This is so up your alley! With your love of animals and your professional photography skills - this is a match made in heaven! I am so excited to see your next pet photo shoot!

Kristin: Shut up! I cannot even find words to describe how much I love that first shot!! Wow! These are all wonderful, but I have a special soft spot for dogs doing naughty things....like sitting on luxurious chairs in yummy light.

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Jae Sagar: My brother instructed I'd like this web situate. He was completely right. This accept truly complete my day. You cann't imagine about in basic terms how a lot calculate I had useless on behalf of this information! Thanks!

I am thrilled to be blogging this newborn baby photography session today. You are going to fall in love with Hope! She was an absolute professional and rocked my camera;) And this family couldn’t have been more precious or delightful to work with. I have the absolute best people booking their sessions with me. Quite simply, I LOVE my clients!!!

And we had a fur-baby join us in a few portraits as well. While it might have taken a little extra effort and time to achieve our goal, our efforts were well rewarded!

And how ridiculously perfect was their word art above their bed?!?! Seriously? This is why I adore working with my clients in their homes. I hope the images will bring them the most beautiful, sweet memories everytime they look through their album and see how their family began, and each time they pass their wall art pieces in their home.

I hope you love these images too! If you are expecting, contact me for an appointment so we can meet and get to know each other, to discuss session options, and to see all the exceptional products I carry. Remember that August and September are filling extremely fast. I think I only have a couple of slots left! I’d love to hear from you:)











Kara Layfield: She's adorable! You can tell that she's the apple of their eye. So sweet!

Reta Westbury "Nana": Beautiful pictures, beautiful family - Mom, Dad and Babe loved by so many people, family and friends. God has blessed us with this precious baby girl and we give Him thanks and praise for this wonderful blessing.

Cherise: OMGeeeeeee, what a precious little girl. I love the picture of her with the pink background in that fabulous headband :)

Jennifer T: Baby Hope is adorable! Congrats to the parents! Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family!

Kadarius Seegars: Beautiful Pictures! All Of Them Are Wonderful. :) She Is Precious!

Margie: I love the pics of baby Hope and family!! She is so beautiful!!! Congratulations again and I can't wait to watch her grow!!

Chris: These are beautiful pictures.

Shannon: These are AMAZING! I am so happy for you guys!!

Al: nice pics of baby hope and family

Gail: Awe - the baby is so incredibly sweet, but those connection shots of mom, dad and baby... that is what sets you apart as an incredible lifestyle newborn baby and family photographer! Awesome work Ashley!!!

Shelby: What a gorgeous session! I love the precious moments you captured so beautifully here. Congrats to this beautiful family and I know they're thrilled to have such amazing photos of their precious baby girl.

Before I begin, I now have 2 slots available for late August-late September. Please book now if your due date falls in this time frame:)

I have been waiting to share this newborn photography session! Mom and Dad and baby boy were such wonderful subjects! And check out the monster hat mom picked up! And I admit it, I am a little partial to the redheaded babies;)

Mom and Dad, you guys were WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for choosing me to document this time for you and your precious little baby boy! Enjoy:)













Cherise: Absolutely PRECIOUS! There is something about those black and white pics.................gorgeous! As always, great work, Ashley!

Kara Layfield: Stunning!! I absolutely love the one of Mom and baby! Beautiful work Ashley!

Kel Ward: LOVE these photos! Their green wall is amazing and the shots on the bed are amazing!

Lulu: Nice photos! I can't wait to meet this kid and see his red hair. Such a cutie! Great shots, Ashley!

Brian Homeyer: Thank you Ashley the photos are all amazing, you are a true artist!

Dot Lackey: These photos are wonderful - I have seen Ashley's work previously, but these are really special- Can't choose a favorite - they're all great!

Marcia: WOW, what a beautiful baby boy! The pictures are alive with love you can feel coming through each shot. I especially enjoy viewing the picture of the parents and baby boy in black/white at the end of this session! It presents the past, present and future and will be a timeless addition to any room in their home.

Diana: Awesome photos! Thanks so much for sharing your bundle of joy with us!

Teresa Lewis: Wonderful photos Ashley! The pictures of “Monster Baby” makes me want new pictures of my family. You are a real artist Ashley. Great Job!

Tiffany: Beautiful family. I love every picture shown! Ashley, you've done an amazing job on these photos.

Heidi Jenkins: These photos are absolutely beautiful!! I simply can't pinpoint my favorite one b/c every photo is precious, original, and special!!!

Joy Schofield: These family pics are wonderful, they are all so natural and very creative poses.

Brian Homeyer: The pictures were absolutely fabulous and in good taste. You are a beautiful couple. He is so cute and has the prettiest eyes. Good luck and happiness to you all! Patty Lovett

Carmen Sofia: Beautiful photos… I love picture # 2 and the baby room just look like a magazine picture. What a great work Ashley!!!

Deidre Cockrell: Thank you for sharing these beautiful portraits. They are simply priceless! I'm so very happy for you. The monster hat is too friggin' cute for words! The nursery looks like it could be in a catalog. He looks so happy in his cocoon on the bed. Look at that little smile! Simply precious!

Diane: I am the Nana of this beautiful little boy. Ashley you have done an amazing job with your photos. Each photo is gorgeous...and I can't pick one over another!! Must say I do love the naked sleeping baby and the monster hat!! Mom and Dad look very proud!!

Diane: too hard to pick out a picture they are all so amazing!! I'm in love!!

Marisa S: Amazing photos! I love the nursery and the bed shots. Such a cute little guy.

Laura: Everything about this session is beautiful! From the adorable baby to the gorgeous parents to the nursery. Beautiful!! Love every single pic.

Rebecca Cervantes: Absolutely gorgeous pictures! Contratulations!!!

Tim Goldman: Those are the most amazing child / family pictures I have ever seen. And the models in it aren't half bad looking either (-; So happy for the family ! Can't wait to see your baby grow (-;

jamie siever: These are stunning! I cannot believe that woman just gave birth - she looks gorgeous! The parent shots are my favorites, although every one of those baby shots is perfection. Awesome session!

Mary Anne Scarlata: Absolutely beautiful! Love this family!

Cherie Hunt: Beautiful work and a beautiful family!!! Love each picture!!

Marie: Absolutely stunning and filled with love. What a way to remember this magical time.

Gretchen Ball: Such cutie pie pictures of such sweet subjects!!!!! Well done Ashley!!! And well done Mom, Dad and Monster Baby!!!!

Robin Lupia: There are so many nice pictures. I particularly like the first, 4th, 7th, Mom and baby, Dad and baby, and Mom, Dad, and baby with eyes closed. Great pictures!

Katelyn: Congratulations, Mom, Dad, and Baby, and what an amazing album collection to celebrate! I especially love the B&W family photo with baby at the end of the bed (look at that face!), as well as the B&Ws mom and baby/dad and baby. The others are all great, and too hard to choose! Can't wait to meet my nephew :)

Sylvia Borgo: What a beautiful family! the set of BWs are just STUNNING!!!

Kate Newsom Harding: I loved the picture of the room, especially because of the owls! My second favorite is the one of mom and baby, cause baby is always so beautiful! Muah! Love you all!

amy lenhart: great session love love the black and white images with the parents!! and that monster hat is too cute!

Azure: Ashley, you are seriously beyond amazing with your newborn work. LOVE all of these and your black and whites just take my breath away! Seriously gorgeous portraits. GORGEOUS!

Linda Falso: Beautiful! Love the pics! So happy for you.

Gail: I am dying over that monster hat over here! Too cute!!! All of these are incredible - as usual! You are one seriously talented woman!!!

I’m so happy to finally be able to blog this newborn baby photography session! What an adorable family they were. And big brother was so wonderful! This age combination can be a real challenge but this little man was fantastic. I couldn’t believe how well he followed instruction and would you just look at that smile?!?! Well, little sister would not be upstaged though. Look how precious and perfect she is. She was a beautiful little subject and has a beautiful family that loves her so much. It was just a pleasure to spend time in this home with this family.

If love the baby pictures, be sure to check back soon! There are quite a few more newborn photography session to come! Just a reminder that session availability for August and September is extremely limited. Book your session now if you need a time during these months.








Alli Harke: I just love your pictures of Ms. Sophie. They are gorgeous! You really capture the moment...just amazing! Please come to Atlanta and photograph my family!

sherri murdock: These are the most amazing pictures "baby/family" photos I have ever! They look like they are from a magazine. The photographer is incredible!

ABK: LOVE THEM!

Casey Ingram: What amazing pictures! My favorite is Sophie in the basket!

Jennifer: Amazing pictures and the most beautiful family!!! AWESOME choice!!

Kara Layfield: I just love how you incorporate your client's homes! These are precious and I love the one of Dad and baby on the bed - gorgeous!

Kel Ward: Love these photos! What a beautiful family and home!!

carol nicasio: love, love, love. amazing photos.

Shelby: What an absolutely gorgeous session of this little lady and her family! They must be thrilled to have such amazing photos!

amy lenhart: love the shots in the basket and the bw shots with the parents wow you are so good at those parent/baby pics! really beautiful work they will treasure these!

Danielle McCarty: Love all of these images Ashley! What a beautiful family! :)

Azure: Pure perfection. LOVE! Beautiful family, beautiful work!

Kristin: Beautiful images and beautiful family! I absolutely adore this session!