Family Photographer {The Woodlands, TX}

Milestone Session

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands, Spring}

Ah! Summer in Alabama! It's a lot busier for our family than I ever imagined it would be. And for some reason I am always trying to find activities to keep my kids busy. Thankfully there is plenty to see- We recently visited Leavelle Farms and loved it! Quiet, hidden, and simply beautiful. Thank you for letting us get out and explore the property. Blueberry pie is in our future!

Ashley Newman Photography is a professional photographer who serves The Woodlands, Spring, Houston and surrounding areas. 

Fresh 48 Hospital Photographer {Tuscaloosa, AL}

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Fresh 48 Tips

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands, TX}

Blue and pink striped hospital blankets, impossibly tiny arm bands, delicate skin fresh and rosy with a glow that only newborns possess...it's in these small hours, these little wonders, that the Long family welcomed baby Ryder. Room 386 was bursting with love when I walked in and I'm honored to share it with you today.

Are you curious about how to ace your Fresh 48 Session? Packing your baby bags is hard enough, so what do you do to prepare for your newborn pictures at the hospital? 

  • Be yourself! I'm there to capture these first, raw moments. It's quite intimate to come in and take these pictures, whether it is your first baby or you have more kiddos at home! It's a very personal moment and I'm there to document exactly that- your reactions and shared love together. 
  • Bring what you would typically pack. That's it! A Fresh 48 isn't so much about all the fun new outfits, but more about the newness of baby. So I will be looking for those hospital blankets, teeny knit hats and hospital bands. All the stuff that says, "I just had a baby!" If there is a special heirloom or blanket/hat that has specific meaning, bring that. Save the rest for your newborn session. 
  • Include siblings! Some of the best photos are the moment family and siblings get to meet baby for the first time! I love coordinating that moment with you, so let me know and we will make it happen. 

Let's talk about your newborn! These hospital days are fleeting and go so quickly. I Like to come in the first 1-2 days of life, so let's talk about what that looks like! 

Ashley Newman Photography is a professional photographer who serves The Woodlands, Spring, Houston and surrounding areas.
Exist in photographs; let’s tell your story. 
Have an idea or adventure in mind? Ashley is available for travel!

Child Photographer {Smash Cake: Milestones, The Woodlands}

Smash Cake Tips

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands, TX}

Check out this precious smash cake session and learn some tips on how to prepare for your smash cake session! 

  1. Bring two outfits: A cute first birthday outfit, and the cake smash “attire”. 
  2. Let your baby have cake at least 2 times in the weeks leading up to the cake smash session. This way they will be familiar with cake enough to move past the exploration phase and they can get excited about it like the rest of us! But believe it or not, many babies think the texture of the icing feels weird.  Some babies don’t like it at all and get upset when it won’t easily wipe off, and some babies are very interested in it and examine it very seriously.
  3. Bring birthday decor. Do you have a special banner or theme? Let's incorporate it!
  4. Smash cake sessions can be done in your own home, or even outside (my favorite!) Let's talk about the location that works best for you. 
  5. If your baby has a fever or is not feeling well on the day of the session, then it needs to be rescheduled. We will not get good results and good smiles if your baby isn’t feeling well. Just put the cake into the freezer for safe keeping. Take it out of the freezer with enough time to let it thaw prior to the next session.
  6. Have some puffs, Cheerios or your baby’s favorite dry finger food on hand to stuff into the cake in case they need help being a littlemore interested in it.
  7. Also have a sippy cup within arms reach in case your baby gets thirsty. Your baby will need a little break.
  8. Please avoid ordering chocolate cake and please avoid fondant decorations (this can pose as a choking hazard).

Ashley Newman Photography is a professional photographer who serves The Woodlands, Spring, Houston and surrounding areas.
Exist in photographs; let’s tell your story. 
Have an idea or adventure in mind? Ashley is available for travel!

Senior Photography {The Woodlands}

Senior Photographer

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands, Spring}

This weather! I'm in the middle of my first Alabama spring and totally loving it; new neon green trees, fresh blooms every week, a crisp in the morning air, and a sense of renewal. Spring is a chance for something new and fresh, and graduation is the opportunity to move through that change into something bigger than yourself. Happy day! Eden is graduating from the University of Alabama. Her bright spirit carried me all over campus and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset over the stadium, with a champagne toast of course. She exudes grace and beauty- a subtle confidence just under the surface that I know will help her be successful as she tackles her next big adventure. Congrats my friend! I'm so excited for you!

Eden's session was such a success because she prepared for her session and knew what she wanted. Not only did she look for an artist (me!) that matched her style, but she was ready to move through each location and posed like a pro! You graduation is story is about more than just the campus and location, it's about you and the soul of what you are doing on this earth. Let's tell the story that only you can tell- together. 

Ashley Newman Photography is a professional photographer who serves The Woodlands, Spring, Houston and surrounding areas.
Exist in photographs; let’s tell your story. 
Have an idea or adventure in mind? Ashley is available for travel!

Senior Photographer {The Woodlands, TX}

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Kristen: Senior Session

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands, TX}

~No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.~

Have you ever met someone whose spirit was so bright it literally takes your breath away? Kristen is one of those once-in-a-lifetime type of people and I am lucky to call her friend. You won’t often find me photographing seniors but for a person so dear to me, it was easy to make an exception. Together, we explored Tuscaloosa- we revisited old memories and made new ones. Every location speaks of the little-big town that has helped to shape the person she is today and each picture buzzes with her warm personality.
She is full of life and love, passion and drive…when I listen to her talk about her goals and dreams, a hope is ignited in my own heart. She makes me proud and dare I say...confident in shouting "Roll Tide"!
I'm glad our paths have crossed and I continue to pray for your happiness and success- you deserve it all, pretty lady.

Ashley Newman Photography is a professional photographer who serves The Woodlands, Spring, Houston and surrounding areas.
Exist in photographs; let’s tell your story. 
Have an idea or adventure in mind? Ashley is available for travel!

Hospital Photographer {Fresh 48- The Woodlands}

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Fresh 48 Session

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands}

“Of all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you.”

I met Sarah Beth a year ago, and I had no idea at the time how much I would get to become a part of their family. 
She casually told me one morning that they were thinking about having a baby, and here we are with Woodson in their arms. 
It’s always an amazing experience watching two people become a family. The way they seem to transform overnight is incredible. The responsibility of this tiny human changed their hearts forever and they have been made new because of him. 

The next year is going to fly by. I pray that you will cherish every moment, soak in these early days and embrace parenthood with the incredible grace that you walk in this life with already. 
I adore you, Hahn family, and I’m proud to be on this journey with you.

Ashley Newman Photography is a professional photographer who serves The Woodlands, Spring, Houston and surrounding areas.
Exist in photographs; let’s tell your story. 
Have an idea or adventure in mind? Ashley is available for travel!

Family Photography {The Woodlands, TX}

Family Session

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands, Spring}

Everly is 6 months old! Olivia and Daniel are celebrating their precious girl and the joy she has brought to their family. 
We went exploring at this stunning orchard, and I can't think of a better way to start my Wednesday. Life, love, spring, fresh starts and sweet baby cheeks. 

Olivia brought along some special family items that represent Everly and their journey. I love personalizing a session like this because it helps tell a story. This simple but powerful reminder moved me during our time together: 
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. - Psalm 37:4 

Everly, you are loved, you are loved, you are loved. 

I know your parents adore you and you can add me to the list. Thank you for allowing me to document your journey!

Ashley Newman Photography is a professional photographer who serves The Woodlands, Spring, Houston and surrounding areas.
Exist in photographs! Let Ashley tell your story. Have an idea or adventure in mind? Let’s talk!

Senior Photographer {The Woodlands, TX}

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Senior Session

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands}

Seara just graduated and is headed to UA! Roll Tide! Our time together was recently featured in Potential Magazine- so you know this sweet girl is going places! Check out a few of my favorites from our time together!

This gallery can also be found here: Potential Magazine

Ashley Newman Photography is a professional photographer who serves The Woodlands, Spring, Houston and surrounding areas.
Exist in photographs; let’s tell your story. 
Have an idea or adventure in mind? Ashley is available for travel!

Maternity Photographer {Orange Beach, Alabama}

Maternity Session

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands, TX}

Nate and Marifer are expecting a sweet baby girl! <3 <3 <3
We are family, yes...but it's more than that. They have been trusting Barry and I before they said "I do". From late night talks about his future spouse, to watching them finally kiss on the date they pledged their lives to one another- we have watched Nate grow and it's incredible to see the man that he is with Fer at his side. 
I'm not in Texas anymore, but my heart certainly is. It's my honor to document the pure love they have for one another- to see it multiply as they grow their family is the highest privilege. Welcome baby! We can't wait to meet you.

Ashley Newman Photography is a professional photographer who serves The Woodlands, Spring, Houston and surrounding areas.
Exist in photographs; let’s tell your story. 
Have an idea or adventure in mind? Ashley is available for travel!