Maternity Photography

Maternity Session

Ashley Newman Photography {Tuscaloosa, AL}

Amber and I have been friends for a long time now. It feels strange saying that only because it doesn’t feel like it has been as long as it has! My, how we have both changed.
I think deep down, I have always had some undefined connection with her that I couldn’t place. We were friends, but always in different life stages. Sometimes I would be a little further along than her, and then bam! she would catch up and pass me.
I remember when she had her third child- thinking to myself “I will never have three kids- that’s so many!” famous last words right? ;) Now I know what all the fuss was about, and here is is about to welcome her fourth baby! 

This sweet pea is her rainbow baby too.
And while I don’t like to relate to friends and clients over sad circumstances, this is something also close to my heart.
Once a mom, always a mom. For every baby- so desired and loved.
So, I also understand the anxiety and anticipation as she waits for her daughter to get here.
This session was bittersweet too, because Amber lives far from me now. We communicate a lot via social media, and send poems of encouragement or just expression when we think of one another. It’s a special kind of connection that reaches some deep and even ugly places. And that’s the kind of real, raw, friendship you just don’t get *anywhere* from just *anyone*.
To say I was excited to see her and get to have this session with her is an understatement! 

Her three babies joined us as we patiently wait for baby girl to show up. Love these images and love capturing these sacred baby bumps!

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