Ashley Wilder Photography
Ashley Wilder Photography
There is a saying about the meaning of happiness. That if you can make a living doing what you love to do, that is the meaning of “happiness.” No wonder, I love children and photography is my passion. I couldn’t be happier than taking photos of these little miracles!
There is tremendous growth and many milestones in the first year of a newborn’s life. Capturing these moments is what I specialize in. I will make sure you are prepared and know exactly what to expect from each session. I want you to love your experience as much as the portraits you receive. I listen intently to your preferences and expectations. This is all about you and your newborn; it’s your special day!
There are two types of newborn photography, studio (posed) and lifestyle. Typically the posed style is done within the first two weeks of a newborn’s life while they are still able to be “molded”. I use blankets, headbands, wraps, etc. to get those shots where the baby looks quite perfect. I am certain that I have just the right accessory to accent your little one in their first professional photo session.
The baby will need to be fed, changed and posed, so plan for a session taking more than a few hours. This is also the perfect time to squeeze in some lifestyle shots of the baby being fed. This is an overwhelming but exciting time in a mother’s life. I am a full-service photographer and helping to make the transitions in this process as easy as possible is what I do.
As you already know, a newborn can be quite unpredictable! But you want those precious shots of them sleeping. I have techniques that are pretty successful at getting them off to dreamland. However, when they are in a period of wakefulness, that’s when we get the ones with their beautiful wide-eyes open. I am versatile and flexible and I will make sure it all works out. You will have those portraits that you will cherish forever.
Each baby is unique and inspires unplanned poses. Whether the newborn has a full head of beautiful hair, the sweetest dimples, big doe eyes or lips just made for grandma’s kisses, I will highlight whatever features your baby has that make them beautiful. Babies yawn and stretch in the sweetest ways. This is why I don’t stress over the perfect pose every time. Sometimes every move they make is just the sweetest picture.
This soon after the baby’s birth, mommy may still be in pain, definitely sleep deprived and more than likely devoid of the time and energy to look her best. The last thing she desires is to have her photo taken. But it’s so important and you will forever be glad you did. There is no greater love than what a mother has for her child and capturing that love on film is something I always aspire to do. I gently make the process so simple and easy. I always hope that mom is up to the challenge!
I want to thank you sincerely for visiting my website. You and your newborn will be in very good hands here at Ashley Wilder Photography. I am an artistic photographer and your final portraits will definitely be works of art. I look forward to the honor and privilege of photographing your loved ones!
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