NW Ohio Maternity Photographer {Princess and the Pea Pregnancy Announcement.}

Maternity photos are possibly one of my favorite things to photograph.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing like birth photography or even watching a baby hit all the milestones the first year.  But baby belly photos just are so beautiful!  I get to really be a portrait artist, be creative, show the natural beauty of pregnancy,  all while adding my own personal touch.   So… you can probably understand why I was thrilled when Rachel committed to documenting her pregnancy with a Baby Belly Progression Session!  These sessions document the pregnancy with a monthly (or weekly) photo shoot, and after the baby is born, we have a brilliant art piece.


Rachel is also a photographer, so it’s only natural that we like to have a good time in the studio together.   At the end of one of our photo sessions, we decided to play around a little bit and do a little pregnancy announcement.  The gown she’s wearing makes her look like a princess, so I thought it would be fun to do a “Princess and the Pea” theme.   It might be a little cheesy, but for a last minute, just-for-fun type of thing, I kind of enjoy it.

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It doesn’t even show her baby belly, but she’s glowing. One of my favorite maternity photos ever.

Oh, and about that gown…  I made that!  (Totally bragging on myself, yes, yes, I am…)  The best part about all that hand stitching was having my husband model it while I designed!  Hilarious!   He would be a bit too embarrassed if I shared the picture of him wearing it, and I’m sure Rachel’s image does it more justice, so we’ll just leave it at that. 😉


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The Princess and the Pea pregnancy announcement. She’s just too cute. Will her pea be a prince or princess? Wait and see..



If you would like your own pregnancy announcement or are in need of a professional maternity photographer, please call today at 419-231-1174.  We serve NW Ohio and the surrounding areas.

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  • What a beautiful expecting mama! Love her pregnancy announcement! I’m sure the newborn photos will be just as cute!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thanks, Corey. We’ll be doing the birth photography as well, and we’re both really excited about that! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Laura Swift

    you have single handedly turned this beautiful moment into a work of art.

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thank you, Laura. That is such an amazing compliment. <3ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much, Laura. That’s an amazing compliment. <3ReplyCancel

  • THIS IS STUNNING!!!!!! Wow I get why you love doing maternity photos because your an amazing maternity photographer! If I was to get pregnant again I would totally have you shoot my belly for sure!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Aw, thank you, Jenny! I would love to photograph you! (But you don’t have to be pregnant to come for a Beauty Session!) Feel free to give me a call!ReplyCancel

  • I love this gown you made! And these are beautiful early maternity portraits! I can’t wait to watch her belly grow bigger and then to get to see that sweet newborn !ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thanks, Christine! It’s so exciting to get to watch a new life grow in front of me. I’m so honored- I get to do the birth photography, too. <3ReplyCancel

  • I cannot get over how stunningly beautiful your mommy to be princess is and was during her shoot! I love your “Princess and the Pea” themed shoot, which really shined through. Beautiful maternity photography in Ohio!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thank you! She is a really beautiful momma, inside and out. She’s pretty special. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • I love maternity sessions as well, and these are SO beautiful. Ohio is lucky to have your photography services! I look forward to seeing more of your Ohio photography sessions!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley! These are so beautiful!! You’re in Northwest Ohio? I’m in Northeast Ohio! If I decide to have another baby, I am totally calling you for Maternity Photo’s! Seriously stunning!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Kathy, that would be fantastic! Yes, I’m in NW Ohio- to be specific, my studio is in Archbold. Of course, it’s really rural so I shoot about anywhere! 🙂ReplyCancel

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