Wow – my little “nephew” is already 6 months old. Crazy…it seems like I just met him at the hospital and now he is sitting, smiling, laughing and cutting teeth. He is still incredibly cute and totally adores his parents (and his real aunt who came along for his pictures, but he likes me too…see the smiles!).

Here he is as a newborn:

An now a whopping 6 months old:

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  • keely steger - My goodness, he’s still such a sweet blend of his parents! What a sweet smile! I was Mere’s roommate in college, so I love seeing these latest pics!

  • Marsue - Beautiful pictures, Ashley! Beautiful baby, Courtney and Blake!

  • Rachel - Elliot is so handsome! I love the laughing picture where you can see all of those teeth….what a perfect picture to display this stage in his life. Great job, Ash.

  • bopha - He is so adorable! He is really starting to look a lot like his dad. Love the way his blue eyes sparkle.

  • Katie H. - Okay….can you say Blake? It’s like a mini-me (in my opinion). What a doll the pics say it all. Nice job!

  • Courtney Connelly - Ash, these capture Elliot exactly like he is right now and I love that! Thank you, it mean so very much to us!

  • Metcalfs - I love them! Ash, great job! They are amazing as always! Blake and Court, you guys have a very handsome little guy!

  • Jenn G. - Court, He is sooooo cute. I LOVE all the smiles and those incredible eyes. Ash, what sweet pics.

  • Elliot Blake - Once again Aunt Ashley you are incredible! I did not even realize how cute I am, and you always make Mommy so happy! Thanks for meeting me at the park :)

Another SnapShop has come and gone…one more before the little one arrives! I had a great time over the weekend with some truly fantastic women. Despite a lot of “deer in the headlights” looks I think by the end of the day everyone left with a better understanding of their cameras and photography – at least that is what I am telling myself!:)

We had two incredibly beautiful models for our outdoor practice shoot: Kat & Anna.  They were so fun to photograph and quite fun to watch them interact with eachother as well. Thanks girls – YOU ARE AWESOME MODELS.

Anna & Kat

I asked the girls to start walking and they held hands on their own. I am pretty confident that is a girl thing because I have to BEG my boys to hold hands.

I played with some textures on this one…

Some behind the scenes shots

I thought I’d post a few shots of me taking a picture and then the outcome…so here I am with Anna

and the outcome:

Another one of me…this time with Kat

and the outcome:

I think it is so fun that they came together…I would have loved to do something like this with a good friend when I was this age.

I played with textures again on this one.

As we were wrapping up the girls wanted some action shots of them dancing & jumping…I was in the wrong place for these, but hopefully some of the ladies got some too.

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  • Lauren - Glad to see another one went well!

  • Sara - So fun! Such gorgeous girls and images. I especially love the images with textures. I hope to experiment and learn more about that editing style.

  • Stephanie - Ash it was SOOO great! I have been replying it all in my head over and over and feel like I am STILL learning! :) Your pics are amazing as always! Thanks for sharing your wisdom and your home! It was wonderful!
    stephanie

  • Jeannette Swan - I’m always excited for the girls that get to attend your class – so much fun and so much learning! Great models!!

  • Amy - Looks like fun! Great pics and great models!!

  • sheridan - Ashley the class was wonderful! I can’t begin to tell you how much more sense it made. Having taking a previous photography class from a good studio, your information, experience, ideas and then the time with you in an actual photo shots was leaps above my other experience. THANK YOU so very much! Thank you also to your family for sharing you with us for the whole day. You was awesome and I’m so thankful you are offering your time and advice to us! Sheridan

  • bopha - What cute girls!! Another great weekend class, I’m sure.

  • Charissa - I especially love the holding-hands photo. I love little girls!

  • Carrie - It was fun and a lot of help!!! Did I miss your email and how to send you the pics??

  • Leslie B - Ashley, I was so inspired this weekend! I went and bought a new lens and I am so excited to get to use it! Thanks for opening your home and pouring out your knowledge on us! It was awesome!

More totally random DIY projects…easily done in a very short amount of time. My folder of things I want to make keeps getting bigger! I am off to prepare for tomorrow’s SnapShop….if you are local go to MayFest this weekend (even with your kids)….

Old Window message board from Orange Poppy – if you are local, you can find TONS of old windows at Dawson Supply

Cereal Box Journal via Folding Trees – great way to recycle…and what adult or kid can’t use another blank page journal!

Gift Card Box download from Heather Bailey – I just bought some of her fabric to make a “coming home from the hospital dress” for my girl!

Hurricane Cover from A Little Hut – another way to recycle…but pretty classy and modern if you ask me. On my “to do” list now

Stamped Onesies from Amercian Crafts Studio – super fun and personalized baby shower gift…looks more permanent than iron-on (which is what I usually do). I think I’ll let the boys make some for thier sister

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  • Rachel Denbow - Ooooh, I saw the old window message board yesterday and sent that to my MIL because she has them lying around in her basement. I loved the vintage wallpaper addition to the back. I need more wall space!

  • christina larsen - cute stuff. where is dawson’s supply?

  • AshleyAnn - Dawson Building Supply and Salvage:
    5519 E Tecumseh St
    Tulsa, OK 74115
    (918) 832-0071

  • Sarah (CJ's Mom) - Love, LOVE Dawson’s!! It is a wonderland!!

  • Heather Stauffer - Love the window message board! So what is this Dawson’s place???

  • Rumi - Thanks for the links. I’ve discovered wonderfull blogs. It’s the first time I come on your website. I’ve found it with One pretty thing and I like your work. The negative point is my so poor english… but to look at your photographies, eyes are enough… ouf !