Wauseon Maternity Photographer {R’s baby belly & DIY floral crown!}

A lot of professional photographers in Ohio don’t have a studio, so it’s pretty understandable why they would wish winter would hurry up.  It’s cold here!  I’m still eager for the weather to warm up, but not because I don’t have a studio (I do!), it’s just because I really have been craving a fresh DIY floral crown!  Seriously, the previous owners of our property were very skilled in gardening and we are very blessed to enjoy the fruits of their labor.  From early spring, to late fall, there is always something blooming!  This has been such a blessing.  As winter has gone this year, with the temperatures being all crazy, we’ve seen flowers growing on and off all winter!  (We even have some under snow right now.)  I’m getting a little bit worried if we’ll lose any to the craziness, but I have to say that it’s been such a tease!  I have several maternity portrait sessions coming up that I know would be perfect for a floral crown or even a floral fascinator, but I suppose that I’ll have to try my hand and making one from flowers that aren’t fresh.  Wish me luck!


In the meantime, I’ll leave you with Mrs. R’s beautiful high key maternity portraits, complete with my first-ever floral crown.  I made her head piece about 5 minutes before she arrived and had no idea if it would turn out or not, but I think it’s pretty awesome for the amount of time I had to work with!


Wauseon Maternity photographer, NW Ohio, pregnant woman in high-key maternity portrait wears lace gown and fresh floral crown.

Can I just give a floral crown to every mom-to-be from now on?


pregnant woman in high key white portrait wears white lace and floral crown. Wauseon Maternity photographer, NW Ohio

This is one of my favorite maternity photos from this session, without a doubt. So pretty!


Wauseon Maternity photographer, NW Ohio, pregnant woman in high-key maternity portrait wears lace gown and fresh floral crown.

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High key maternity photos with lace and floral crowns, wauseon photographer

High Key Studio Session

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  • Beautiful crown! I think it turned out great!ReplyCancel

  • Pretty mama! Love the high key look!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thanks! I love that high key/ white on white never really goes out of style, as long as you pair it with appropriate wardrobe. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Alex

    These are beautiful, Ashley! So soft and feminine!ReplyCancel

  • Fantastic high key maternity portraits! I’m sure this momma to be absolutely loved these! Studio portrait sessions are very convenient when the weather is as cold as it is right now!ReplyCancel

  • Love the crisp bright feel to these high key maternity photos. So beautiful! You did such a great job with the flower crown too!ReplyCancel

  • Aly Collins

    Beautiful mama! I love the white light 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Connie Mintz

    I really like the high key maternity images. They look so elegant.ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thank you! We do others as well, but these are always so refreshing!ReplyCancel

  • SO SO beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Painter

    Oh Ashley, you have really done a fantastic job with this maternity session! I love the addition of the floral crown, it really adds a soft feminin touch to maternity photography.ReplyCancel

  • love the crown too! came out fab this shootReplyCancel

  • Laura Swift

    ashley, i love these maternity portraits. i see a blog post in your future about DIY floral crowns. it seems to be something clients are asking for lately. they are so pretty and feminine.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Wichern

    I think the crown you added in this Materntiy session was a beautiful addition. You did a great job mixing your light, lace, and flower crown to accent that beautiful baby belly. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • How awesome is it that you have so many flowers to make your own floral crowns! They are the perfect touch for maternity sessions. This one here is gorgeous! Maybe you need to hit a florist for your winter studio maternity sessions to get your fix!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      I was thinking I need to find a florist to partner up with, too! Then I wouldn’t have to worry about it during the winter months. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • These are great maternity crown. And that floral crown is beautiful. I can definitely see why you are eager for some warm weather.ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thanks! Of course, it would be nice to have some sunshine anyway, but the flowers are definitely a bonus! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous maternity portraits! I love the High-Key style of photography! It’s so simple and elegant. I love your floral crown, I think it pairs beautifully with the lace dress.ReplyCancel

  • The crown turned out so well! How awesome is that the previous owners were gardeners! Lovely glowing mama, you did a wonderful job as a maternity photographer!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thanks, Maria! Yes, we really got lucky with finding the perfect location in Northwest Ohio for a studio, outdoor portrait area, and all that comes with it! We’re very blessed!ReplyCancel

  • These maternity photos are so dreamy. What a beautiful mama, with a perfect little baby bump!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Eckhaus

    I love these maternity photos by Ashley Short Photgraphy! I love the white lace the mommy to be is wearing. It reflects the innocence of the baby before entering this lovely world. Great job!ReplyCancel

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