What Photography Has Taught Me

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Through all the adventures, through all of the families that have been in front of my lens. I have a lot to say about what I have learned over the years.

What Photography Has Taught Me

Woodlands Family Photography

I have been in this industry since 2013. i have had so many families in front of my lens and so any stories touch my heart. I have taken some of the last professional photos of a family member before they passed. i have been there when families have lost loved ones. i have photographed moments of elation and joy, and all the simple every day moments in between. i have learned so much on this journey and loved every moment of it.

  • How to have grace. Family pictures are stressful and i think a lot of parents feel like they will be judged or have to be a certain way during their family session. It’s hard on kids and parents alike. Just know that i have 3 of my own wild kiddos and I know where you are coming from. I never judge families or parenting choices. And most of all, I always have the patiences for whatever my happen during our session.

  • There is beauty in the mess. I love that through photography, families are able to pause and see the beauty of the family they have created. Even when life is hard, I hope that in the short period of time we are together that I am able to show you how absolutely lovely their story really is.

  • To be flexible. Sometimes stuff just happens. We are late. Your toddler doesn’t want to participate. I miss focus on a shot. The light doesn’t cooperate (thanks, crazy Texas weather!). Yet through it all, we find a way to make the best of every situation. We dry toddler tears and push through to make stunning pictures happen.

  • There is always a story. Period. You may think you don’t have anything special to say or that your family isn’t interesting or “cool”. But i am here to tell you that I fall in love with every family and every story. No matter how simple.

Soaking of love- there is this incredible family. Kind, generous, full of love and laughter, and some of the most thoughtful and giving people I know. It has been an honor to watch your family grow and see the fruitfulness of your faith. I admire a lot about this family, but some things that have always held true bubble over during our sessions together. The way Fer looks at her husband- with such adoration. How they completely cherish one another. And how they give all the glory to God. It’s really quite incredible to know them and I’m always left energized and better for having spent time with them.

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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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