Over the past few years many couples, including many of our past wedding couples, have asked me to photograph other milestones in their lives - specifically, as they joyfully anticipate the arrival of their child and once they welcome their little one into the world. You guys, I can't tell you how much
it means to me to be invited to document and be a part of these beautiful new life changing chapters in their lives. There have been tears of joy, awe, amazement and complete wonder at the miracle of new life. Becoming a mom myself changed the way I see the world, and in turn, the way I photograph it. A father walking his daughter down the aisle has a new sweetness, mother and son dances have a whole different heartbeat now. Likewise, my passion for documenting growing families has itself changed and grown. It was filled my heart in a new way and feel truly honored.
Just the other day, as I walked into a couple's home for their newborn session and met their sweet baby girl, I saw their living room was filled with framed photos I had taken over the years when they got engaged and then vowed their lives to one another on their wedding day. I had the privilege of documenting the beginning of their marriage and how humbled I was to be there to now photograph such a beautiful and sweet representation of that marriage - their daughter.
It is with this gratefulness I am so beyond
excited to finally say that I am officially offering a limited number of maternity and in home newborn sessions each month! In the past I haven't been able to offer them each month or as many sessions as I would like to due to not having enough availability. However, last year as I planned and prepared for 2018 one of the changes I made moving forward was to have time carved out just for these sweet sessions that have me smitten!
Annnd cue the confetti (eeeee!), today I launched a new part of my website dedicated just to my maternity/newborn photography
so feel free to check out the latest sessions and reach out through there! Lastly, I wanted to answer some potential questions folks may have, but please reach out with any others! I can't wait to continue to reconnect with familiar faces and meet new growing families!
When should I reach out to receive more info and book my maternity and/or newborn session?
Because I am only booking a limited number of sessions each month, I recommend reaching out as soon as possible. I am already booking into the end of summer for this year, so the sooner the better! :)
When do you recommend doing my maternity and newborn session?
I recommend doing your maternity session around 7-8 months but it is really up to you mama-to-be! I usually photograph my in home newborn sessions within the first 2-3 weeks of your sweet babe's life once you are settled back at home - but again this is totally flexible!
Are you still going to be photographing weddings?
A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y! Nothing is changing with our wedding photography - Chris and my passion for capturing weddings has forever stolen our hearts and will continue to be our focus! We will continue to document engagement sessions, weddings, and wedding related events on a limited basis each year. :)
NEW WEBSITE: https://www.families.ashleytheresephotography.com