Archive for October, 2012

I am so thrilled with how well the Itty Bitty Natural Baby Sessions are going! I love photographing newborn babies so much and it is awesome to be able to offer these session to more new parents!

Look at this little princess! She is so beautiful and slept so well for the first part of our session! She let me wrap her and gently position her in my little bassinet basket without a bit of protest!

I love the outdoor images from this morning session. With the sun coming up behind the home, I was able to photograph the family and the baby in the softer wrapped and bounced light found on the front porch. There was a lovely sweet potato vine there that had really long runners and I found I was able to place the baby bassinet basket right among the runners so that in the images you hardly saw that it was a porch at all! The basket was just surrounded by this gorgeous greenery. I adjusted my camera settings to keep the focus very shallow so that the leaves in the foreground and background would grow increasingly out of focus to add to the dreamy feel of the image.

Now, can we take a second to talk about this client’s dog?!? Oh my gosh! This is the second time I have photographed a family with a puggle who wanted to incorporate them in the images. Both dogs were fantastic and it only took a little patience and teamwork between myself and the client to get the great images. Here is the first puggle + baby image I made:

I LOVED the session, LOVED the images, and LOVED that dog. That image in particular is one of my favorites.

With this new client, their puggle had just turned 1 year old! I was a little concerned about working with a dog this age and getting her to cooperate for the image. However, once again, some experience on my part and a cooperative effort between me and my awesome clients and we were able to get not one great shot, but TWO! I couldn’t be more thrilled. The images are already on my website in my “fur baby” gallery:)

OK, on to the images of the beautiful growing family! Enjoy!!!









Leah Jent: That baby is so beautiful! (Hope my little girl is half as cute!) What a fantastic bunch of images. Your work is just lovely, Ashley!

Lorretta Claes: Great amazing issues here. I am fantastically contented to distinguish your article. Gratitude so much and i'm having a look ahead to contact you. Will you benevolently dive me a e-mail?

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Nothing makes me happier as a photographer than to see my former clients returning for more portrait sessions! That was one of the reasons I recently launched the Itty Bitty Sessions. Now my clients can choose to use Ashley Ward Photography as often as they like without making a large investment in time and resources. This is especially helpful to couples starting their families who might like to use a photographer more often than usual to document all the exciting and fun stages their baby is going through. They are also ideal for families wanting to document their family and send out holiday cards with images of their family to loved ones. Here are the details for this session offering:

I was thrilled when this precious baby girl’s mommy called me for her most recent session that I am blogging today. You may recognize her sweetness from this image on my website:


You can see that newborn photography session here :)

And my, look how she has grown! Full of smiles and sweetness, she is just precious! I cannot wait to see her again when she turns 1 year old!




Kara Layfield: Oh my goodness she's adorable!! So very cute!

Recently I was as pleased as I could be to work with this precious little girl and her new family! Although she took a bit of time to sleep for us, once she did, she absolutely rocked her session! And if you don’t believe me, check out the images. She slept and posed like a little pro! Mom and Dad were a delightful couple and I can see that they are already wrapped around their daughter’s tiny little finger:)







This was an Itty Bitty Natural Baby Session, a new session offering that I am thrilled to provide my clients. The goal of these sessions is to provide families with beautiful, natural imagery of one of the most incredible times in their lives. The sessions are less time-consuming than my standard newborn sessions, are still held in the comfort of the family home, and are available for families with babies from birth to 4 weeks. These sessions have limited availability. If you are interested, I would love to meet with you! Call for a getting-to-know-you appointment at 803-348-3306:)

Kara Layfield: The look on Dad's face says it all. She is precious and I absolutely love how you captured the family at home. Beautiful images Ashley!

Ashley Yvonne: I absolutely LOVE the photo of the little girl in the basket. Its beautiful and precious and so many other words! You have a gift! I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your blog and look forward to more posts and photos from you.