Columbia’s Newborn Baby Photographer – New Session Option

April 25, 2011

I have had the greatest pleasure of photographing so many beautiful babies. A newborn is one of my favorite subjects. Being able to spend time with families of new babies, whether it is their first or they are adding to their growing family, is such an honor. I love witnessing the beauty of new family in the first few days. Babies change so quickly. Just a week brings changes you can scarcely believe when they are so tiny, and new, and perfect.

A standard newborn lifestyle session with Ashley Ward Photography, the bébé de luxe session, has a session fee of $275, and is held within the first 10 days of the baby’s life whenever possible. My goal with newborn photography sessions has always been to capture the beauty of the baby in a modern and fresh way, incorporating the baby’s home environment whenever possible. I believe baby’s home environment is not only more comfortable for baby and parents, but also an essential element in telling the whole story of your baby’s first days in this world. I also love capturing the love that is so palpable between the baby and new parents and siblings. So my studio for these sessions are the baby’s home. I travel with camera and lighting gear, backdrops and blankets, baskets and hats and headbands. I take time to tour the home looking for the best places to document this amazing time for a family and set up and tear down equipment in several locations throughout the home during the session. We take breaks from shooting whenever necessary for feedings and changing and cleaning and comforting. And all the while I am documenting this new life and how blessed the family has been with this amazing gift.

My newborn sessions can be as long as 4 hours including breaks and set up and tear down of equipment and relocating to many places within the home. They yield a minimum of 45 images which are presented to my clients as fully edited, professionally printed proofs from which they make their print and product selections. The finest products are always a very high priority for me and I frequently try new vendors and products. I offer collections which provide savings over à la carte pricing and my clients typically spend $900-3500 on their newborn photography print and product orders.

However, not everyone is looking for a newborn lifestyle session. Sometimes a client wants a simpler experience. They are looking for the same quality, artistry, and consistency in the portraits, but don’t need this quantity of images and/or just want images of the baby without the family documentation. In order to serve this client, I am debuting a new inclusive session. And I am trilled at the possibility of providing portrait art to even more growing families in Columbia and surrounding areas:)


The first 3 individuals to book the demi bébé session will be gifted with a 5×5 mini coffee table storybook as well!

For those who prefer the bébé de luxe session but would like an all-inclusive package for a little saving on their digital files, I have an offer for you as well:

This is a limited time offer. And for those who prefer to select all of their prints and products after the session, the bébé de luxe session may still be booked at the current session fee of $275.

Please book your newborn session as early as possible to ensure your place on my calendar.

Julie Wagoner posted the following on April 25, 2011 at 11:15 am.

What a great offer for expectant parents in your area Ashley! Your quality and artistry are evident in every session you shoot. I’m sure the people of Columbia are going to be just thrilled to have even more options for you to capture their little ones!

Fabiana Beatriz posted the following on April 25, 2011 at 11:26 am.

I love that you have figured out a way for those that are a bit more budget conscious in these tough economic times to be able to still afford your boutique experience!!! Your work is worth every penny!!!

Audrey posted the following on April 25, 2011 at 11:41 am.

I think it’s great that more clients will be able to have wonderful art from you Ashley!! I love your newborn work and I’m so glad more will get to enjoy it!

Dori posted the following on April 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm.

This is a wonderful option for families to be able to capture the ‘magic’ of your photography for their families in these trying economic times. Your skills are amazing…and everything about your photography, including the experience of having a baby whispering artist creating them, is an experience not be missed! That goes for the newborn and/or family session.

Rachel Aberle posted the following on April 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm.

Your work is worth every penny and it is wonderful that you have options for differing family needs.

Ginny Marks posted the following on April 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm.

What a great new option! And I especially love that Henry is one of the demi bebe poster babies :) We loved our session and I know all your new clients will be just as pleased!

amy posted the following on April 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm.

Oh Wow.. This is a fabulous deal. I love your work..

Kara Layfield posted the following on April 25, 2011 at 2:21 pm.

What a wonderful option! If I had a little one and lived closer to you I’d be knocking your door down! Except I’d want the de luxe package. Your work is magical and I would want to be able to cherish every and every single image possible. Your art is definately worth the investment!

Sylvia Borgo posted the following on April 29, 2011 at 1:01 am.

What a fantastic opportunity to have more people experience your work and treasure the artwork that are your images.

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