Monday, February 1, 2010

All natural (Waterloo/ Cedar Falls child photographer)

When I get to a client's home, the first thing I do is find the BEST light. Sometimes that means I have a lot of room to work in, and often it means fitting in to some awkward places. Hunting for the perfect spot is worth it for me because I really love the feel of natural light photographs. I'm certainly not against studio lights or even bouncing a flash. It's just not my style. I love walking in to someone's home with my camera, a few blankets and maybe a prop or two. Ava rocked her 6 month session! I photographed her in her home for her newborn session last summer. Now look how big she is!

And a special thank you to the inventor of "baby legs". I think this look is so adorable. I'm pretty sure her daddy made the comment that she looked like she was straight out of the 80's :) This one below is actually Ava with big sister Morgan.

Oh Oscar.... He kept on wanting to go after Ava's toes so his rear was facing the camera! That picture DIDN'T make the blog :)

I absolutely adore Ava's family. This is my 4th shoot with them, so we're old friends by now! It's so great to make new friendships and feel totally comfortable with the people I'm blessed to photograph. I can only hope to watch Ava grow up into a little lady :)


Deena February 1, 2010 at 8:28 AM  

Love love love AVA's pictures!! She's so beautiful with those big, bright blue eyes! And the picture with her little booty - SO CUTE! Ashley did an awesome job - but who wouldn't with such a pretty baby ;)

Craig and Sarah February 1, 2010 at 8:54 AM  

Ashley! Thanks so much for the BEAUTIFUL pictures :) I can't wait to see more! I especially love the black and white with Morgan. You do such a great job!

Anonymous February 1, 2010 at 8:58 AM  

Love all the pictures! My goodness she has gotten so big! I love the one with the tutu and then the one with Morgan! WOuld love to be able to get some great photos like these of my kids!!

Mandy Horr and Family

Kathy Gaetzke February 1, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

Oh my gosh! Look how big she is getting!!!! I LOVE the 80's outfit!!

Faith February 1, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

Love the pics Ashley, although I may be just a bit biased....

Anonymous February 1, 2010 at 10:59 AM  

awww.. they are all so cute :) i love how you can see all the details from the little cubby cheeks and fine hairs to the little drool running down her chin :)

Erica February 1, 2010 at 11:08 AM  

I love the pictures of Ava especially the one with the big purple bow. Her eyes are so big and beautiful! Great pictures!!!

Lauren Pelleymounter February 1, 2010 at 11:40 AM  

Nothing beats a purple and gold Panther tutu! Ava better be wearing that to all the upcoming Panther games to cheer on her favorite team! Great pictures - I can't believe how big she is!!!

Anonymous February 1, 2010 at 11:57 AM  

Great pictures!!

Anonymous February 1, 2010 at 12:05 PM  

Your little baby girl is so beautiful, her eyes are so precious! Such a cute little smile!

Anonymous February 1, 2010 at 2:01 PM  

Great photos
Ones with Craig are soooo cute :o)

Anonymous February 1, 2010 at 3:40 PM  

Rusty said...

Ashley - you do a super job of taking great shots. Ava is a keeper.

Danielle February 1, 2010 at 4:32 PM  

Awwww, Ava's picture's are sooo adorable! She has such beautiful blue eyes!
Ashley did a great job on the pictures!

Anonymous February 1, 2010 at 5:01 PM  

Ashley you did a great job of catching the moment. I do so love Ava's big blue eyes and her smile

Pat February 2, 2010 at 3:21 PM  

Love those pictures. Can't believe how big she is getting. She is so pretty and I love her so much. From the G-Grandma who lives so far away.

Great Aunt Amy February 2, 2010 at 7:40 PM  

Ava is so adorable!!! =0) I also love the one of her and Morgan!

Anonymous February 2, 2010 at 8:00 PM  

Ava is such a cutie!! What wonderful pictures!

Daddy February 2, 2010 at 9:56 PM  

Way to capture the beauty in Ava's eyes!

Matthew February 2, 2010 at 10:54 PM  

She is ADORABLE. Other than the fact that I pulled up the website at work and all of a sudden had a naked baby butt on my computer. :)

LindaAlex February 3, 2010 at 10:09 PM  

Great job, Ashley! I love the bright eyes and the drool on her chin. Very nice shots!

Great Aunt Jacque February 4, 2010 at 6:24 AM  

All your pictures of Ava have been wonderful. She sure is a lot smaller in real life than she looks in pictures, she is sooooo cute! I work with pictures and have seen many and Ava's are way up at the top of my list of favorites.
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Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 9:26 PM  

She has such beautiful eyes--and I love the leg warmers, brings back memories of grade school, except she looks MUCH CUTER in them!

Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 9:33 PM  

Super Cute!! What a beautiful baby! She has the cutest butt Dimples!!

Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 9:38 PM  

What an adorable baby! These are great pictures.

Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 9:40 PM  

What a sweetheart!!! I love the picture of her in the tu-tu :) Great pictures!

Anonymous February 9, 2010 at 5:09 AM  

Love the pics! Creative and definitely catch that little girl innocence and personality:) What an absolutely adorable little girl!

Anonymous February 15, 2010 at 9:17 PM  

The last one looks so much like Sarah!!

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