Wauseon Photographer {best artistic maternity portraits}

Remember the lucky momma whose husband surprised her with the gift of Maternity Photography, Birth Photography, and Newborn Photography?  (If you didn’t read the blog, it’s just a few posts down, go check it out… it was a fun surprise!)  Well, their trip to the studio for the first photo session was absolutely amazing.  I think photography is one of the best gifts you can give to someone, as the value only increases with time.   When I do my sessions, I don’t skimp on anything.  If you come in for a custom maternity session, I make sure we cover everything- mom with dad, portraits of mom with her children, and of course artistic beauty portraits of the expecting momma and her baby belly.  (In this case, we also had some Breastfeeding Portraits as well!)   The weather around the Wauseon area has been up and down and, well, crazy, but that day we were thrilled to have a break from the cold, long enough to get outside for just a few family portraits before 3 turned into 4.


father, pregnant mother, and toddler walk through a field in Wauseon during their portrait session.

I love when the Wauseon and Archbold weather co-operates with our portrait sessions!

I had been anticipating this session for a while, so I started planning in my mind quite in advance.  I knew I’d be photographing momma and her daughter, and I created these beautiful matching skirts just for them.  I was not disappointed and neither was the two year old that got to twirl the night away.  😉  Even better, momma brought her old pointe shoes, and I finally got to photograph a pregnant ballerina!  How much more goodness could I fit into one session?!


mother and daughter portrait with pregnant momma in wauseon studio

Custom skirts for this mother-daughter maternity session. LOVE.


artistic portrait of pregnant mom in ballet shoes, wauseon ohio maternity photographer

Ballet+Pregnant Momma= Glorious!


We ended up having such a fun night and by the time it was all said and done, all I could tell her was “I can’t wait for you to come back to view your images!”  It was so hard to pick a favorite, but hopefully the few I’ve shown you here have given you an idea as to how much fun we had that day!


artistic maternity portrait in the studio, wauseon ohio

This style of beautiful artistic maternity portraits is one of my favorite things to shoot in the studio. Don’t you just love the way the light shows her beautiful baby belly?

artistic maternity portrait in the studio, wauseon ohio

Beautiful Baby Belly!

If you’re looking for one of the best Maternity Photographers in the Wauseon area, I’d love for you to give me a call so we can schedule your custom Pre-design session.


Ashley Short Photography is available in Wauseon, Archbold, Bryan, Defiance, Toledo, Sylvania, Napoleon, Delta, Whitehouse, Holland, Maumee and the surrounding areas.


artistic maternity portraits, Wauseon Ohio

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  • These maternity portraits are absolutely gorgeous! Each one is different and very artistic and just amazing! The outdoor image is perfect as well. I love your use of light and shadow to show off that beautiful baby belly bump. I can’t wait to see the newborn session!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thank you, Christine! Using the shadows is exactly what I try to do during maternity sessions.. I love showing off the unique shape of each momma’s baby belly. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • These are absolutely magical maternity portraits! I can’t believe you made those purple skirts for their maternity session – amazing! And I love the nude maternity photograph as well – those always speak to me. This is a beautiful family and one incredibly gorgeous mama!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thanks, Jentry! I couldn’t agree more- this family is incredibly beautiful and I’m so honored to document their journey through pregnancy and birth!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Rescott

    Gorgeous maternity session! I’m so glad it warmed up enough over there in Wauseon to allow you and this family a chance to really get an awesome variety of maternity photos. The custom skirts & pointe shoes really add an extra level of awesomeness!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful maternity photos for this Wauseon mother and what an incredible experience for her to be gifted maternity, birth and newborn photographer session! I love how you use dramatic lighting to highlight her growing baby belly. She looks beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Yes, she’s a lucky mother! We are soon to get together for her Birth Photography and Newborn/Family portraits and I can’t wait to show her the images in our purchasing session! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • oh my! <3 these maternity images are STUNNING! you did such a fantastic job on this session- this momma is going to loooooooove these!!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thank you, Ashley! She does love her maternity session, I just hope she loves her newborn photos just as much! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • these maternity portraits are absolutely stunning, I love the flowy fabrics. They are so dreamy, just stunning.ReplyCancel

  • This images are just stunning! There is so much amazing variety and you have nailed every photo. I am sure that is mom is blown away by this session…and so grateful her husband surprised her with it. Can’t wait to see the rest!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Aw, thanks Alyssa! They haven’t seen the birth and newborn photographs yet, but that will be soon and then I’ll be so excited to share! 🙂ReplyCancel

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