Monday, March 2, 2009

Brand New Blog!

Come and visit me on the brand new blog! And don't forget to update your bookmarks when you get there;-)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Columbia SC Child Photographer - C Family Preview

Look what I was busy doing this weekend! I was so happy to be photographing this beautiful baby boy. He is just a couple of weeks old and just as sweet and adorable as he can be. The little hat with the bear ears was custom made by me for the shoot and we were all giggling about how precious he looked in it;-)

Mom and Dad (and Grandma, too!), thank you so much for allowing me to document this fantastic time in your lives and for your patience during the shoot! I hope you enjoy the preview and I can't wait to see you and baby again at the proofing session.

Have 25 unique visitors comment to this post on my blog and receive a 5x7 portrait;-)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Promotion! 2009 Early Booking Special!

Thank you so much to my clients for making 2008 a wonderful year!

I am pleased to be offering some wonderful new products (and I hope to highlight them here on the blog soon). And although I specialize in children and families, I am thrilled to now be working with esthetician and professional make-up artist, Christie Stewart of Robin's Nest, and offering Women's Sessions. It has been a fantastic year of growth and change. I am so thankful to have met and worked with so many warm and wonderful families and individuals this last year. I can't wait to see what 2009 brings!

I will be offering a new promotion for February-June 2009 bookings confirmed by January 31st. Here is the way it works:
Book your family, child, or individual session by January 31, 2009 for any session date from February 1 - June 30 and you will receive 15% off any a la carte print or product order with a total of $400 or more! Receive 10% off package pricing, which is already a considerable savi

Book your 2009 session in advance to reserve your preferred date. In 2008, my busiest months were mid March - July and September - November. If you are looking at dates during these months, don't wait to set your appointment:)


Friday, January 23, 2009

Snow in Southtown

I'm so late in posting this! Just a quick entry because I wanted to share a few images from our rare snow day this week;-)

We rarely see the white stuff. Sometimes we get ice. But Tuesday we got an honest-to-goodness, white, powdery snow! My daughter was so excited to see the snow (and to be off an extra day of school!). We quickly bundled her up and went outside to play. She had to try everything she knew to do with snow: build a snowman (small but sweet), make a snow angel, taste the flakes as they fell from the sky. But by far, her favorite thing was to pelt Mommy with some rather large snowballs!

By the way, we had a little warning that the snow was coming and I made the hat the night before. She LOVES the hat and apparently wore it during the whole school day on Wednesday;-)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Columbia SC Child Photographer - Headshots!

I had the great pleasure of working with this handsome young man this weekend in Columbia. He is an actor and needed some new headshots. I was delighted when his mother contacted me to schedule the session. Working with him was great - what a pro in front of the camera! I had a wonderful time getting to know him a little and getting these shots and many more. I can't wait to see which ones will "make the cut".

Mom, have 25 unique friends make a comment here on this post and receive a 5x7 gift print of your choice on me;-)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Columbia SC Child Photographer - B Family Preview

I fell head over heels for this little one the moment I saw her! What an absolute joy she is! So much personality and a little beauty too. It took no time for her to warm up to me, although I truly believe she never meets a stranger!

It looked to be a beautiful day for portraits - warm and sunny all morning. But by afternoon the clouds started rolling in. It rained on me as I drove to the session and stopped at about the time I arrived. The clouds loomed over us the entire session and although the conditions weren't ideal, we were able to capture Miss A in the beautiful green grass - in a tutu - in December! (Have I said lately how happy I am to live in the South with this kind of "winter" weather?) We did meet again this weekend to add more images to the session hoping for better weather conditions. I was so happy to see blue skies!

Mommy had adorable outfits and props picked out for the session and Daddy was so helpful and entertaining. They were a beautiful, happy family and I was so glad to meet them.

(Mom and Dad - have 25 unique visitors comment on this post to my blog and receive a 5x7 gift portrait on me;-)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Columbia SC Photographer - Women's Session

Yes, I am still alive! I worked right up to the holidays this year and then took the holiday break to travel with my family to Folly Beach and to Texas. So my poor little blog has been sadly neglected. I'm ready to jump back into my January sessions now so I should be blogging more regularly from now on;-)

Here are just a few images from one of my women's sessions that took place in December. This was my second time to photograph this young woman and I am so sad that she is moving. She has been wonderful to photograph and is such a beautiful and interesting person. I will miss her and wish her all the best!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Florence SC Child Photographer - T Family Preview

If you know the T family Daddy, don't tell him about these! Mom had these images taken as part of Dad's Christmas gift this year. The lovely young lady here is one of my daughter's classmates. And the handsome young man is her brother. GREAT kids! They love to laugh. And they did so well. Even the family dogs got in on the holiday images and did a great job....of course, the dog biscuits REALLY helped;-)

Mom, I hope you like the preview! Looking forward to seeing you again at our proofing session. Have 25 unique friends or family members leave a comment here and receive a free 5x7 of your choice from the session;-)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

5-Day Post-Thanksgiving Day Sale!!!

Book a photo session with Ashley Ward Photography today! All new weekend sessions booked during the next 5 days will receive a $100 gift certificate to use toward the purchase of prints and products! Sessions may be booked for any weekend from December 13, 2008 - May 30, 2009 on a "first-come, first-booked" basis.

Use this special to book your own photo session or purchase it for a loved one and give them a photo session and $100 print certificate as a holiday gift that will bring joy for a lifetime!

Contact Ashley Ward Photography for details at (843) 245-6190 or
Offer expires Thursday, 12/4/08 at 5:00pm.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Florence SC Family Photography - G Family Preview

Big families are beautiful! Especially this big family. Getting 4 children to sit long enough for just a few traditional type family portraits during a session isn't always easy. But these kids were awesome! They were so willing to follow instructions and participate. They are so obviously a very close group.

We went to Swan Lake for this session. It is still one of my favorite places for portraits. I could spend an entire day there. The kids had a great time playing in the leaves. And it is so funny to watch the "girl energy" and the "boy energy" manifest itself. The girls busied themselves by gathering the leaves into lovely fall bouquets, while little brother just wanted to scoop up as many as possible and throw them in the air;-) I also brought along some goodies for the swans and geese. We had fun feeding them at the end of our session.

Mom and Dad, I hope you enjoy the preview and I look forward to seeing you again at our proofing session!