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Milestone Photographer {The Woodlands, TX}

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One Year Session {Tucker}

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands, TX}

One whole year! Can you believe it? Tucker, you are amazing and it's been my honor to get to be a part of your family. It's bittersweet to close this chapter- infancy and Alabama. You are growing up and doing so many amazing things. I miss you and your family already. Thank you for allowing me to watch you grow!

Check out this super sweet one-year session and learn some tips on how to prepare for your milestone 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 a special prop. Do you have a family heirloom? 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 or cake with red icing 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!

Child Photographer {The Woodlands, TX}

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Family Session

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands}

Two unique souls united at birth. Ava and Emma Kate came to me right before the end of the sunflower season. These amazing flowers symbolize many things, but what I love the most about them is how they parallel the incredible relationship shared between sisters: adoration, loyalty and happiness. Watching them together among the flowers, I know they will always be close. It’s a blessing to have one another and I will only relish in the fact that I got the opportunity to work with such a fun and authentic family.

Girls, I pray that you will always remember what you have in one another simply because you are sisters.

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, TX}

Family portraits should be intimate, honest, and real. They should share whatever season of life you're in and tell your authentic story. This is the story of the Aquirre family. A story of service, sacrifice, bravery and love. 
"I’ll hold you in my heart until I can hold you in my arms."

I know Claudia would have rather had her husband with her to capture their family together-- to share how their children have grown, snuggle together under the summer sun and be reunited.
There is so much I want to say- so many thank you's, affirmations about their endurance and bravery, and how incredible Joseph is for his service...
But today, I will share with you the connection and love I captured between Claudia and her two babes. I think the pictures speak for themselves. This mama is one of the strongest women I know and their children are just as resilient. Isabel and Isaiah simply adore their mama and we had so much fun catching up and chasing the Texas sun. 
Claudia- I hope when you look at these images, you will be reminded of these little years, of sweet kisses, picking flowers, catching dragonflies, and how worth it every second has been. 

"I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can and endure any circumstance or reach across any distance."

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 Fun Events Memorial Weekend 2018 {Houston, TX}

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Family Events

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands, TX}

Four Upcoming Family Friendly Events in Houston

There are a ton of upcoming events in Houston that are perfect for families to enjoy. Here are four to consider checking out when you're getting ready for a family adventure. Some are recurring events, so you can make it a pleasant routine to enjoy quality time with the family.

If you're looking for a convenient way to get around town without worrying about dealing with traffic or directions, check out the resources provided by this Houston Limo Company.
 

FUNomenal Family Festival

May 26 at Discovery Green
1500 Mckinney Street


There are a lot of activities happening in Houston around Memorial Day. This family oriented festival boasts a ton of fun for children and parents, and it's free. It starts at 1PM with live entertainment in the form of an interactive chess game, and runs until about 5PM. You can look forward to fun with carnival rides and games, face paints, and a Nerf Blasting zone!

 

Sunday Family Fun Zone & Memorial Day Viewing

May 27 at the Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet Street


Sunday afternoon can be educational and fun at the same time at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. There will be short gallery tours, games, art activities and story time happening at this event that runs from 1 to 4PM every Sunday. The theme for May revolves around Renaissance Art. Some parts of the museum that are usually closed on Mondays will be open for Memorial Day as well, if you aren't able to make it out on Sunday.

 

Memorial Day Weekend Food Truck Fest

May 26 at 5610 Richmond Avenue

It only costs $5 for admission into this food truck rally that runs from 12PM to 7PM. With over twenty local food trucks to choose from along with other vendors from boutiques in the area, there's a lot to take in here! There will also be live music, raffles, bounce houses, DJ's, and games for children. There will be all kinds of food available ranging from delectable desserts to savory dishes.

 

Close Up Comedy Magic Show

every Thursday at Murder by Chocolate
19201-B Egret Bay Boulevard


Magic is something that's super entertaining to children. You have the chance to experience a live show
every Thursday at Murder by Chocolate, a local interactive mystery theater and coffee shop. Trystan the Magician is talented and engaging, so it is sure to be a memorable night with the family.

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Family Photographer {The Woodlands, TX}

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Family Session {Tickle Family}

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands, TX}

Brandee was one of the very first people to trust me with her memories here in Tuscaloosa. 
I've been able to document this fun and super rewarding season of their lives for a year and I couldn't be more proud of how they have grown. They are raising two precious boys and I'm honored to have been able to tell a part of their story. 
"Great stories happen to those who can tell them." --Ira Glas
Thank you for sharing your family with me!

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}

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Family Session

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands}

"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength" -Oprah

I've spent a lot of time attempting to put words to how I feel about this family and our time together. Type type type...delete delete delete. No session I have is simply a "session".

Each family I encounter has a story to tell and this mama's story makes broken simply beautiful. When she first approached me about pictures, her heart was raw but full of hope-- Ready to embrace the change that her life had undergone, ready to celebrate a new beginning.

Sarah, your family is perfect the way it is. You are stronger than you know, more brave than you give yourself credit for, and your children are a precious gift. Hold tight to these moments. Memories of babies needing you to hold them because the grass itches their legs, of special nose kisses and tongues out instead of smiles, of rolling in grass and big dog pile hugs. Slow down and know that you are raising four amazing little souls.

This is the good stuff, friend, and I'm so honored to have been a part of it.

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 Photographer {The Woodlands, TX}

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Family Session

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands}

When we have each other, we have everything. And in their rebirth, this family has it all. A new beginning can be marked in many ways- I already see the Burch family story unfolding and blooming like the sunflowers that surround them. It's in the little things: the way her children looked at their mother, the level of trust, the way they make broken look beautiful. It's incredible.

Christie, I cannot begin to tell you how proud I am to call you my friend. You have one of the most generous and kind souls- you care genuinely and deeply about everyone you encounter. Casey, Houston and Halle are blessed to have a role model in you. I wept while pouring over the images from our time together because I know what they symbolize to you and your family. Love you guys and the story you are choosing to write.

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 Photographer {The Woodlands, TX}

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Family Session

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands}

Sunrise with the sweetest souls- it's one of my biggest honors to chase light with genuine families and the Glenn family couldn't be more honest in their time with me if they tried.

From playing chase, to exploring sand and all the snuggles in between, our time together was a wonderful experience. My mama heart soared as Andrew slowly came out of his shell in front of my lens and Charlotte nuzzled Laura's neck.

Stephen played chase and swung babies around as the sun slowly peeked out all around us. Their connection and bond as a family poured out over that little field and was the perfect start to the day.

Glenn family, I hope you continue to shine your light everywhere you go; I wish for more lazy bed time routines, chubby fingers reaching out for your hands, trips to the farmers market and adventures with Batman and Superman. Hold tight to these moments and love this fiercely every day

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}

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Family Session {Crawford Family}

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands, TX}

The sun broke through the clouds as if to shine just for the Crawford family. Evan in his cowboy hat, Trevor close to mom (but too cool for snuggles), and Anna Kate collecting flowers in the field…this sweet family steadied my soul and reminded me what love looks like during a busy season of life. These images are more than family pictures….it’s 17 year of marriage, and faith…it’s intricate bonds built between each child and their parent, stolen snuggles (because you’re never really too cool for snuggles), football in the field and twirling in the autumn sun… The way Mindy speaks about her family is truly the secret to happiness- admiration, contentment and unwavering love. The perfect fall day spent in love.

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!