Photographing larger families has always been somewhat of an adventure for me. I love capturing each family member's personality and bringing it all together for a fun session. Also, we all know my soft spot for redheads...
The question that seems to be popping up everywhere: "Where did summer go"? Quite frankly, I believe we all blinked and missed it. Or maybe it was all of that rain... and more rain... and did I mention the rain?
Our family spent a week at our favorite beach, Stone Harbor, NJ. The weather was absolutely perfect!! While I am sad that school is back in session, and our summer flew by in the blink of an eye, I am thankful for these memories with my family. Until next year, you beautiful ocean blue!
Congrats to The Daily Item "All About Baby" contest winner: Mike, Tara, & their sweet little one, Kendall! I had so much fun working with this adorable family. Here's a little preview of their session...
A favorite aspect of my job would have to be the people that I get to meet. Sometimes I meet a family from out of town and we keep in touch through the years. Sometimes I have the privilege of watching a family grow from engagement to wedding, wedding to baby, baby to lots of babies! And then there was this one time... this one time a family contacted me for portraits and there was an instant friendship. That friendship turned into best friends who take vacations together, best friends who hate when too much time goes between visits, best friends with husbands who have become friends, and best friends with kiddos who adore each other.
This family has come to mean so much to me & my family. They are a wonderful example of a marriage where God is put first. They are talented and giving... humble and kind... and I'm so honored to be asked to capture these moments in their lives. One such moment was captured during this session. Psst... It's in the last photo.
Because I love these memories... the day I first met the Weavers... and now.
It's all fun and games... until... there is no until with this one. This session truly was pure laughter. Beginning to end, there was gut-busting, trouble holding the camera at times, outrageous laughter. This group of moms and grandma held nothing back when it came to getting those wide grins and beyond.
I'll let the pictures speak (maybe even giggle) for themselves...
I may have mentioned a time or two in my career that I LOVE birth photography. Maybe just a time or two? There are no words to accurately describe the experience from this end. I have four beautiful boys, so I am aware of birth from that angle. But to witness it... it's just incredible. What is even better than this? Having the opportunity to watch the journey is just spectacular! To go from baby bump to delivery room, from delivery room to first week at home, is just an honor to even be asked to capture these life moments!
One such journey that I recently had the privilege of capturing is the journey of Catherine Grace. This beautiful little girl was my fastest delivery & most cooperative (aka sleepiest) newborn EVER. She has the sweetest little smile while she's sleeping. Can I get an "awwwwww"?
If you are interested in learning more about birth photography or my package that includes maternity, birth, and newborn at a special package price, contact me on here or facebook.
Enjoy the journey.
Wow. It sure has been a long time since I wrote one of these. I'm excited to start this up again to keep everyone posted of latest photo shoot previews, news, and upcoming events. Facebook is a great tool, but I can do some pretty cool things with this site!
In putting this website together, I went through almost twelve years of work. I looked back on some really memorable moments for Ashley Rawlings Photography. Every single year I was amazed at how my business had grown and been blessed. This is all something to celebrate!
So what's with the title of this "very first blog post for a new website"? Well, in celebration of kicking off this updated new look, I am giving away ONE PORTRAIT SESSION!! This session can be used July through September 1st. It can be used for a child (age 6 months or older) or a family (up to 5 people). How do you qualify to win this session?
Here are the rules:
1. Like Ashley Rawlings Photography on Facebook.
2. Like & Share the post with the GIVEAWAY FLYER on Facebook.
3. Comment with tagging 3 friends (or more!) that might be interested in this giveaway.
That's it! All rules must be followed to be qualified to win. I will do a random drawing on July 1st, 2018!
Thank you & good luck!