Ashley Dawn Photography
Who do you work with?
“Families that would like professional maternity, newborn, and family portraiture.”
What do you do for them?
“I specialize in newborn and baby photography and provide professional, fine art portraits for their families!”
Why do you do what you do, particularly as it relates to surrogacy/growing families?
“I have a heart for memories and families and everything related to children growing up in an environment where they are celebrated. Family portraits, especially printed and on the wall, boost children's self esteem. What an honor to create this for families.”
What is your favorite part of your job?
“You'll sell the crib, the clothes will get stained or given away, the swing may or may not be what baby likes, the toys may get broken. But photographs are passed down generation after generation. It's one of the only things we treasure as our children grow up and as those before us pass on. My favorite part of my job is that I feel passionate about creating these heirlooms that are so loved by moms and children. I love creating portraits that evoke emotion and are a blessing for that home.”
What is your favorite memory or story from working at your job?
“More than a favorite single memory, my favorite thing that happens is when kids come to the studio and we create a special themed portrait for them during an imagination session. When they see the portrait later, I love hearing them say things like, "Wow, I look cool!" and "Mom, can we hang this in my room?!"
They are so proud of themselves represented in such a neat piece, and I get so excited to show them.”