Family Photos: What To Expect


Tips are in abundance on the internet for how to prepare for a family photo sesh- so let's talk today about what to expect.

Family Photos: What To Expect

Houston Family Photographer

Ashley Newman Photography

I have had the privilege of not only personally knowing this family but getting to work with Julia within my business. They are so talented and their family has stolen my heart. We have been through some hard stuff together within our families and it has brought us closer together. So yeah…I love them. When Julia booked this session, it was as a client not a photographer. So we had to dive into how to prepare, what to wear and what to expect at their session. Good thing I have all of that already set up for all my clients!

Do you have a milestone begging to be documented? 

Planning a milestone session doesn’t have to be hard! This what I always tell my clients:

  • Keep your hands busy: Hold your child’s hand, give kisses, brush their hair behind their ear, play and dance, chase and ask questions, pick flowers, tell secrets, start a tickle fight. Keep moving and enjoy the process with your children. Activities you enjoy doing with one another will help tell an authentic story and capture your true personalities.
  • Stay patient and positive. Children tend to go at their own pace – and that’s fine. On the day of your session, we will work with you and your family to make sure everyone has an enjoyable, relaxed experience. If that means your preschooler needs to take a break for a snack, or your baby needs a new diaper and a change of clothes, you should feel comfortable to take the time you need. We know that a great photo session takes flexibility and patience. Accept the unpredictable: Embrace the chaos of the moment and this season of life. Honest connections and candid connections create real and specific memories.

Be vulnerable and open in front of the camera and your family’s story will begin to pour out.

It's time to connect

I want to get to know you are the incredible journey you are on.

Let's grab a cup of coffee and talk about what you are looking for.

Hi, I'm Ashley!


About the Artist

Ashley Newman Photography is a Woodlands Family Photographer and Storyteller specializing in outdoor family photography. In addition to lifestyle family portraits, Ashley and her award-winning team offer day-in-the-life legacy sessions, outdoor maternity sessions, fresh 48 hospital portraits and in-home newborn photography. Ashley Newman Photography serves Montgomery county, North-Houston areas: The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Houston and Magnolia.

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