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Fresh 48 Hospital Photographer {Tuscaloosa, AL}

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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!

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!

Hospital Photographer {Fresh 48, The Woodlands}

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Fresh 48 Session

Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands}

Oh to be loved! These grandparents flew all the way here from China to see their first grandson. He’s worth it, don’t you think? 
Joseph was content and relaxed the entire time I was there. A calm filled their hospital room and my heart just soared for them. Grandma and grandpa just couldn't contain their joy as they proudly watched during our session. The Xu family was wonderful to work with and their sweet boy is too perfect for words. 
Joseph, your name means to add, give or increase. I pray that you continue to increase the love and hearts of your family as you grow 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!

Newborn Photographer {The Woodlands, TX}

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Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands, Spring}

“Our family is a circle of strength of love with every birth and every union the circle grows.”

The Coles just welcomed their most precious Luke into the world. When I came in, grandma had him swaddled up and was admiring his features, taking in every detail. All the months of waiting for him hung heavy in the air; raw, fresh, and new. Luke is finally here and he couldn’t be more perfect. His parents brought a few family heirlooms to the hospital, unsure if they would use them. Family legacy is too important, I had to incorporate them…a baby quilt that belonged to his father when he was a newborn…a necklace that has been passed down through the family with each baby born…it’s in these small details that we are able to celebrate family and history. Each object holds stories of the past, and they await to tell the story of Luke.

Luke, your name means “light”. My prayer for you is that you will shine your light brightly in this world. That you will carry these stories with you, and hold the heritage of your family within your heart always.

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!

Newborn Photography {The Woodlands, TX}

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Ashley Newman Photography {The Woodlands, TX}

Every tiny detail…every hair, perfect little nail, precious yawn, or touch of skin…it’s these moments right here than take up some of the biggest places in my mama heart. Every time I am with another family after a birth, I relive the births of my own children. Each one imprinted on my heart forever. 
Tiffany, your family is darling and clearly so in love. Thank you for inviting me and trusting me with your precious Morgan. For sharing intimate moments, and the love of your family. 

I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story; the joy of Morgan Sanford.

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!

Fresh 48 Photography {Baby Everett, Alabama}

Fresh 48 Session

Ashley Newman Photography {Tuscaloosa, AL}

Everett, your name means brave as a wild boar- strong and hearty...my goodness the family that is holding you close today sure did pick you a good one. 
The room was calm and quiet when I arrived. The light was perfection and your big sister was coloring. The anticipation of your arrival combined with the joy and peace in the room was just so touching. You were calm, and so tender...you almost made me want another. :) 
Casey and RJ, your babies are amazingly kind and sweet. My prayer for your precious family is that you continue to be able to follow your heart, discern where it is that God is leading you and that the heartbeat of your family remains the same as it was on this incredible day. 

 

Ashley Newman Photography is a professional photographer who serves the West Alabama region: Northport, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham.
Exist in photographs! Let Ashley tell your story. Have an idea or adventure in mind? Let’s talk!

Newborn Hospital Photography {Tuscaloosa, AL}

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Ashley Newman Photography {Tuscaloosa, AL}

Olivia is just a doll and I'm so honored to have been able to be a part of this raw and precious moment. Olivia, your name represents peace, and I know your parents are perfectly at peace with you in their arms. Enjoy this time, Olvey family. Nothing is sweeter.

Are you about to have a baby? Fresh 48 sessions are the perfect way to document this incredible life event! Let Ashley come to the hospital within the first two days of your baby's birth and steal all the baby snuggles. Fresh wrinkly toes, sweet newborn yawns, ID tags...all things birth. 

Ashley Newman Photography is a professional photographer who serves the West Alabama region: Northport, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham.
Exist in photographs! Let Ashley tell your story. Have an idea or adventure in mind? Let’s talk!

Fresh 48 Photography {Baby Levi, Tuscaloosa}

Fresh 48 Session

Ashley Newman Photography {Tuscaloosa, AL}

I just met the Angel family. It was my first time at the Northport hospital. I came early in the morning and there was a touch of fall in the air...before I walked in, I stood outside the doors and said a small blessing over the family and the new baby that waited for me inside. 
The hospital is small. Local. Only a handful of rooms. It felt much more intimate than sessions before in larger hospitals. 
The Angels greeted me with big smiles- they were ready for the day and everyone was smiling and happy. Why not? Levi is a pretty incredible reason to smile. 
The nurses brought him in, bundled perfectly, and my heart began to pick up it's beat. Those first few seconds of meeting a newborn are the most exciting for me. Who will you be? What will you do? 
Levi was a sleepy, snuggly nugget, with one sweet angel kiss on his right eye. 
Kissed by an angel...how appropriate. 
Enjoy the peaceful morning light of this tender session. 

A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. (Eda J. Le Shan)

Ashley Newman Photography is an on-location portrait artist who primarily serves the Tuscaloosa Alabama region.

Newborn Photography {Baby Tucker, Alabama}

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Fresh 48 Session

Ashley Newman Photography {Tuscaloosa, AL}

This family has really reached out and touched my heart since we moved here. It's been amazing to get to know genuine people and helped make our transition here that much easier. They were blessed with their third child, and I wanted to preview their gallery this week because I just can't keep it in any more! 
Baby Tucker, your name originated as a nickname from the French "tout-coeur" meaning 'all heart.' And goodness, are you just a bundle of love! I'm so glad I got to be in the room on your second day of life, breathe in the peace and joy of your family, and learn more about your gentle little heart. I can't wait to snuggle you more!

Looking to book your Fresh 48? Here are some tips to help you prepare!

  • It is a lifestyle session, so try to relax! I'm come to document those first few hours while you take in all things new baby. 
  • Wear neutral colors. You don't have to fuss over your hair and make up, but if you do, keep it simple. Lot's of moms go with a nursing tank and robe. Bonus! You get to be comfy!
  • Pack something special you want baby to wear. A lot of parents bring a special hat, or swaddle to wrap their baby in.  
  • Include siblings! Or even grandparents! 
  • Keep it simple :) 

Ashley Newman Photography is an on-location portrait artist who primarily serves the Tuscaloosa Alabama region.