I know a lot of pregnant moms in Northwest Ohio, as well as birth workers, doulas, etc.  Most of us plan for a natural birth, hope for an uncomplicated delivery, and a quick labor.  We keep our fingers crossed, hope for the best.  But sometimes we do our best but the word says “Hey, I’ve got […]

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  • You did an incredible job capturing this c-section birth! These are so beautiful and moms expression is priceless. What incredible memories you have captured for this new family.ReplyCancel

  • These birth photos are beautiful! You captured the birth of their baby girl perfectly! So many sweet moments!ReplyCancel

  • How awesome! I love that you were allowed in the OR! I love the photograph of mom smiling at dad!
    Once in a lifetime photos!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thank you! I think all birth photos are once in a lifetime… more precious to me than wedding photos.ReplyCancel

  • This is so special… I’m so glad they allowed you into the OR, I so wish there wasn’t even a question about letting this happen! I’m so glad you could be there for this!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      I know! I hope that professional birth photographers can earn the trust needed, and eventually, photographing births in the OR is the norm!ReplyCancel

  • Birth truly IS beautiful. Your images capture the emotion and the miracle of it. What a wonder that a Caesarian birth can be photographed. Fabulous job, Ashley.ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much, Andrea. <3ReplyCancel

  • That’s so wonderful that this Toledo hospital allows you to photograph c-sections! My last two babies were cesarean and I only have a couple of crappy cellphone photos. I am thankful for those, but I would have loved to hire a professional birth photographer.ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      I understand, Allison. I had hired a professional birth photographer for both of my births, but they both ended in Cesareans and my birth photographers weren’t allowed in the operating rooms in the smaller hospitals.ReplyCancel

Milk Bath Photography, Herbal Bath Sessions, and Floral Baths are making a huge splash these days- cheesy pun intended.   (Sorry, I’m still sleepy.)   These beautiful milky photo sessions always bring a ton of questions, so I thought I would share this gorgeous Floral Milk Bath session with you and share what I did.   […]

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  • What a gorgeous maternity milk bath session!
    I love all the photographs and think mum to be looks so beautiful and serene!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thank you, Effie! I love milk bath portraits, too. So dreamy!ReplyCancel

  • These milk bath maternity photos are so beautiful! Love the tips you gave too – thank you!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      My pleasure, Corey! Hopefully the tips for the milk bath photos help if you do the next time you try!ReplyCancel

  • What fabulous tips for rocking a maternity milk bath session! I’ve never ever tried a milk bath session before because I don’t have the ideal location for it, but I might try to track down a blow up swimming pool. That is pretty genius!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Haha, thanks Allison! I can’t take the credit for using the swimming pool, but I do think it’s a great idea. I’d love to see some of your milk bath portraits if you give it a shot!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Mason

    These are beautiful! I love her dress and the colors and edits!!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, these are stunning! This answered so many questions I’ve had about these milk bath sessions! I don’t generally take maternity clients, so this is totally foreign to me. Thanks for sharing!!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thanks, Kayla! I’m glad it helped. I seem to see a lot of the same questions over and again. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Mendez


    I am speechless.

    These images are so beautiful and amazing. Thank you for sharing these!!!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Aw, thank you so much, Vanessa! My pleasure!ReplyCancel

At the end of your third trimester of pregnancy, you don’t have a lot of time to reschedule if the weather happens to ruin your maternity portrait session.  Luckily, Northwest Ohio was nice to us, as this momma wanted outdoor portraits as well as fine art nude images, in the studio…. and she was around […]

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How do you pick the best location for an engagement session when the studio is in Archbold, Ohio, the bride is in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and the groom is in Michigan?  Well, in this case, you go where the dog is waiting!  LaRae and Jeff’s new family is going through a lot of changes- a […]

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  • Katy Sergent

    These are so great Ashley! You can just see the love between the two of them (and their pup)! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Benjamin James

    So precious!ReplyCancel

  • Benjamin James

    Oh my heart…these pics are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thanks, Benjamin James!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Gieseke

    What a romantic session! BeautifulReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Kimbrough Mills

    love that the puppy was included!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Lemon Vizcaino

    Love the black and white second from the top! So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Barrett Strelecky

    so sweet! Thanks for sharking the story of their engagement session!ReplyCancel

  • Chloe Rose

    What a great idea to include the pup too! Gorgeous photos and you can totally see how in love they both are <3ReplyCancel

  • Ella Sophie Photo

    Beautiful, and that dog! so cute 🙂 love how natural and comfortable they are 🙂ReplyCancel

  • The Starry Eyed Blonde

    Wow! You’ve captured some great shots! I love how you also incorporated their story. Very nice!ReplyCancel

Who: Baby Bowen Jacob What:  Newborn Photography Session Where:  Ashley Short Photography Studio, NW Ohio. When: One week new How:  With lots and lots of love and patience Why:  Because from Day One, to Week One, they’ve already changed.  Documenting this amazing moment in a new life is not only important to help you remember this fast-moving, […]

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  • Hannah Carroll

    Those little toes!! So gorgeous– love the textures and the lighting used in every frame! Excellent work!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Demby

    What precious images! So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Welcome to the world little Bowen! You did a fantastic job with this newborn photography session despite the little man’s discomfort. Thank goodness his momma was able to spot that tongue issue right away and get him fixed up.ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thanks, Melanie! Yes, he’s doing great now!ReplyCancel

  • How patient you are to see this little guy twice to get the portraits you wanted! It can be so hard to work with any newborn, but when big circumstances come in–such as his tie procedure–it can be so much more difficult! Your patience and willingness to work with that shows you are a true professional. And as a newborn photographer, you have some new information to share with parents and help your future clients too!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Well, thank you, Christine. I actually felt terrible that I wasn’t able to get everything the first visit, but I know it wasn’t my fault. He came back the next day as a totally new baby! I’m glad we could all work together to capture this time for them. It goes so fast!ReplyCancel

  • Awww poor little guy having a rough first couple days of life. But that sibling and newborn photo is just perfect and I bet mom is beyond thrilled! I’m sure it was hard work but your patience as a Wauseon newborn photographer paid off and you have captured some beautiful images for this family.ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thank you, Allison! Yes, I think this family makes the cutest kids…. they should have a few more! lol!ReplyCancel

  • Wow you are an amazing Wauseon Photographer. I love the photo of big sister with Baby Bowen. So sweet.ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thank you, Jenny! That’s the one they got as wall art!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Rescott

    Love this Wauseon newborn session! Bowen is absolutely adorable and you can tell his big sister loves him to pieces already! The photos are gorgeous and I’m sure Mom is thrilled!ReplyCancel

  • Awww! Such precious moments of a sweet newborn baby boy. He is SO cute and your newborn photos of him are adorable and beautiful. That first shot of mama and baby is breathtaking. Wonderful job!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much, Jentry! I think this new momma is stunning anyway, so seeing her in the newborn photos… well, I think they make beautiful photos! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • I had no idea that when newborns are tongue tied it can affect things like tension in their hands! It’s amazing how things are connected sometimes. I think it’s really awesome you broke up the newborn session, sometimes it’s just best for everyone involved and you got beautiful photos that these parents will love!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      I didn’t know either, Brenden! I guess you learn something new every day! The funny thing is, my first baby had tongue ties and I never knew it until much later. So much could have been different during that newborn stage, but no regrets. 🙂 We did the best we could.ReplyCancel

  • You are so right, Ashley! These are the newborn photos that mom and dad will continually pull out to refer back to throughout Bowen’s lifetime and are too precious of a memento to not invest in while parents have the chance. Newborn Photography is successful in such a small window of time, and for good reason. They change so fast! Ohio families like this one are lucky to have such a talented Wauseon Photographer to be able to document this fleeting time!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Aw, thank you, Jennifer! You should see this little baby boy now… he’s only a few weeks older, but already NOT a newborn! We compared him to the size of a 6 month old baby, and they were the same size. It’s so cute!ReplyCancel

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