{Friday’s Featured Session} Charlie & Maggie

Charlie was one of the leaders for a while in the Charming Child contest and as soon as I saw his picture, I knew I had to take some of him as well. I had no idea his sister was a little princess!  She was seriously the most well-behaved youngster I had ever met. Very natural in front of the camera and such a doll!

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Here are a few others from the session.

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{Friday’s Featured Session} Abby & Molly

The two had me cracking up! A few minutes after we started shooting, they did what sisters do best: tease and joke around with each other. I had a great time, and was so excited to work twith these two. =)

{Friday’s Featured Session} The Wright Ladies

I always tell myself to try something new. I’m still discovering what makes my heart flutter when I photograph it. I’m still finding my niche. I’m still full of ideas and things I want to accomplish, like, yesterday. So I figured, I shoot outdoors in the greenery all the time. Let’s try something different. Let’s shoot in a quaint little downtown area. And guess what? I LOVE IT!

Working with these three sisters was fantastic. Even with crazy hectic schedules they were able to get together and model for me… and just in time for a Mother’s Day surprise!

Not to mention, it was my first set of female twins and I was super pumped. I know, corny, but still. I love when twins don’t necessarily look identical. I love the individualism of each one. I love my job. I love what I do. And these girls made me love trying new things.

Here are a few of my favorite images:

30 Day Challenge | Day 7, Silhouette

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Back when I first started using my camera almost a year ago, I accidently created a lot of silhouette images. I didn’t know how to expose for my subjects and was blowing out my backgrounds like somethin’ fierce. I haven’t tried to get a silhouette since, and now I see it’s an art form all it’s own. 

<3Ashley

30 Day Challenge | Day 6, Low Angle

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Today’s challenge? Shooting from a low angle. I have always preferred a high angle, but while I was sitting in the recliner in our living room, I happened to glance up at the flowers my husband and oldest daughter brought home for me yesterday. And saw them from… A LOW ANGLE! So I took a shot. Changed the editing a bit from my norm so I could see it in a completely different way. And BAM. Here you go!

 

<3Ashley

30 Day Challenge | Day 5, High Angle

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Kendall in the morning? A bit of a grump. Can’t blame the cutie, her momma isn’t much of a morning person either. But none of that matters when you have two girls. =)

So anyways, because I love snapping away at random, daily moments in my life, I decided to take my high angle shot bright and early. Sadly, I had a busy day and forgot to post until right now. So much for taking care of business in the AM…

Typical breakfast: sausage, scrambled eggs, and shredded cheddar.

Typical morning: the girls awake for five minutes and toys are scattered everywhere (as seen in the back on the couch) but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’m blessed.

❤ Ashley

30 Day Challenge | Day 3, Black & White

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I woke up this morning to the sound of my 1-year-olds little flat feet getting off her bed and running towards her bedroom door. She was wide-eyed and bushy tailed, so after breakfast we played a little game of peek-a-boo in our living room. The perfect wy to start the day. I grabbed my camera and snapped a shot while we were playing, resulting in this image. Melts my heart. I absolutely love my girls.

<3Ashley

{Friday’s Featured Session} Cole

First off, I know it’s only Monday, I swear! But he’s too cute, I just simply couldn’t wait until Friday. With that said, here we go!

The first annual Charming Child Contest went very well! I was able to see a variety of super adorable little ones and get a lot of interaction from parents and their family and friends. There is nothing cuter than chubby cheeks! So when Cole was my winner, I couldn’t WAIT to get together with his mom, Tiffany, and take his pictures! Here are a few from the chilly day at the park.

After nap time.

My girls. My two lovely little ladies. The two girls that make me smile every single day. I seriously can’t say enough about them, but I can tell you they are growing too darn fast.

I snapped a few of my 10-month-old this afternoon as she was waking up from her nap. Red forehead and all. Enjoy, folks!

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But it’s not Halloween…

Sacajawea costume? Sure, I can make it.

My niece has a wax museum project coming up and chose to be Sacajawea. Of course I offered to make the costume! I have been looking to be a bit crafty (you know, all those ideas on Pinterest get my idea brain a-flowin’) and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. A trip to Jo-Ann Fabrics and $10 later and here you have it, folks!

Sacajawea TemplateAlthough you can’t see them, I also made a pair of “boots” to go over her tennis shoes. I am so excited to give her this on Sunday and have her try it on for me! Of course I’ll be sure to snap a few pics of her with it on when we see each other on Sunday. Gotta love 8-year-olds!

Side note: It was a no-sew project. I just pulled out my trusty $2 glue gun and a few glue sticks and BAM! =)