Archbold Newborn Photographer, Baby Charlie

Almost two years ago, I had the privilege of photographing the birth of sweet Maybellee.   It’s hard to believe that she is now a big sister!  Momma comes to the Birth Circle of NW Ohio (hosted in our studio in Archbold) almost every month, so I was really excited to hear how the birth of baby #2 went!   Everyone was eager to find out the gender and it was exciting to hear “It’s a BOY!”   They had a Family Centered Cesarean this time and when they had a chance to recover a bit, I was lucky enough to have the whole family in the studio for some portraits!

newborn and family picture, archbold photographer

The family photo captures some toddler silliness!

Maybellee is so quiet and reserved and she seemed to always be that way.   She wasn’t exactly sure what to think of her newborn brother, and she still hadn’t held him.  Getting them close together for a portrait was a bit of a challenge, but I think we were able to get some cute images that their parents will cherish!  I know I think these sibling photos are adorable!


siblings photo, newborn and toddler.  Archbold Photographer

Adorable siblings!

Sibling photograph with props, toddler and newborn, Toledo Ohio Photographer

Don’t worry! We use safety precautions! (Mom and Dad are Photoshopped out of this image!)

After a few photos of the children, we let Big Sis go visit her grandparents, who live right down the road!   It was a great chance to get some photos of the new parents with their little squish, and of course they were more than willing to snuggle close to their new bundle of love!  Daddy was so proud to add a son to his family, and he should be!  Being a namesake must be so exciting!


newborn baby with parents, Archbold Ohio Photographer

Mommy and Daddy with baby! Adorable!

After some family portraits, I got to spend some one on one time with Charlie and my new props.   A newborn, props, and a camera….  call me a happy girl!  This was one of my first times using my brand-spanking-new newborn posing pillow, so it was fun for me to try some different techniques than what I’ve used in the past.    I had also hand sewn a pair of newborn pants for this session, and I’m so glad that mom LOVED them!  (You can see those in the family photo.)  Yay for DIY, despite my lack of sewing skills!  😉

adorable newborn toes and feet,  Archbold Photographer

I have a thing for baby feet!

Newborn studio photo with organic elements,  Archbold Photographer

Aren’t the organic elements in this adorable? Pure wool, by the way!


Schedule your newborn baby portrait session in the Northwest Ohio and Southwest Michigan areas.   Serving areas in and around Toledo, Perrysburg, Sylvania, Maumee, Holland, Delta, Swanton, Wauseon, Archbold, Bryan, Napoleon,  Defiance, and Fort Wayne.


We can’t wait to meet you and your newborn baby!  Call Ashley Short Photography today!  419-231-1174



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  • What a beautiful family portrait session. The soft lighting and sweet snuggles of the family’s pose really captures the aura of the love they share. Beautiful!ReplyCancel


      Thanks, Samantha. They are pretty sweet together. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful newborn portrait session. It is always a challenge with young siblings, but the parents will love these sibling portraits! I love the ones of mom and dad with the baby too. Such a beautiful baby boy!ReplyCancel


      Yes, photographing newborns with their siblings that are under 2 is SO challenging! I think this was the youngest I’ve done!ReplyCancel


    It’s so special to be be a witness to so many growing families in Northwest Ohio. It’s really cool to see how two people change and grow when they are a bride and groom/ husband and wife…. then you jump to mommy and daddy! Things change a lot!ReplyCancel

  • Brenden

    How sweet are these newborn images?!?! Little Maybelle is so cute, I love all those curls. Its so great you got some of them all together. Im sure they will cherish these images!ReplyCancel


      I think her curls are amazing, too!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful newborn session! I love the image of him and his big sister! It can be challenging to get a good shot of a newborn with their (toddler) older sibling, and you got 2 great ones! I am sure this Archbold family is over the moon with the photos and will cherish them forever!ReplyCancel

  • Maybelle looks like a proud big sister! This newborn session had such perfect lighting and styling. I especially loved the sibling shot with baby on the trunk! Great job.ReplyCancel


      Thanks, Jennifer! I love that shot, too. I was really excited about some of those props!ReplyCancel

  • Baby Charlie is lucky to have such a proud and loving family with him for his newborn portraits! I especially love the one where his big sister, Maybellee, is looking right at him. Great photos!ReplyCancel


      They make adorable siblings!ReplyCancel

  • Ruben

    What a cutie! These newborn images are gorgeous Ashley. That last one should go on a huge canvas!!ReplyCancel

  • I love that you started off with a family portrait for this Archbold newborn session! Little Charlie is absolutely precious & so lucky to have such a loving family (you can see in their eyes how much love this family shares). Beautiful portraits to treasure for a lifetime 🙂ReplyCancel


      I agree, they are a very loving family!ReplyCancel

  • Baby Charlie is so precious. Great newborn session.ReplyCancel

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