Little Cal….adorable! After spending a small bit of time with Cal I am more and more ready to see my daughter. I have been ready to NOT be pregnant for a while, but a newborn daughter has still been a little scary. Cal and his big sister were so sweet…he did want to sleep most of the session, but that is what a 10 day old is supposed to do right?! I think this first picture is my favorite from the day…now to figure out how to get my 3 to do something similar with their sister. Probably not going to happen.

While Cal needed a little break to eat his sister and I hung out for a bit. She is SO CUTE!

Just FYI to the first round of SnapShop girls…this is Jamie’s son….

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  • Jamie - Thank you, Ashley, for capturing my babies! I love the pics and can’t wait to see the rest.

  • Emily - Ashley, I love them…Jamie..congrats. Your baby is so adorable, I loved meeting him the other night.

  • amanda torres - Such beautiful kids! Cal is such a handsome addition and Lola is as sweet as ever. Ashley, you have mad photog skills!

  • Amber - Ashley, you’re so good!! I’m mourning the fact that you’re not doing sessions anymore!! And Jamie, your kiddos are just darling!! You have much to be proud of!

  • Jeannette Swan - Jamie – he is beautiful, what a sweet blessing!

  • Bridgette - jamie…the pics of lola and cal are adorable! she did a great job! lola is getting so big! cal is handsome and i can’t wait to catch up with you soon!

  • Kara Spahn Jordan - Jamie & Kendall – They are such beautiful children!!! Thank you for sharing! Love you guys! -Kara

9 months…the final stretch! When I was 9 months pregnant with Big (my 2nd) a good guy friend of ours commented to me that I was “huge” in reference to seeing a picture of me. A girl never forgets that…so needless to say I pretty much avoid the camera when pregnant – which has basically been the last 6 years:)Chris took a few of me when I was pregnant with Littlest Brother and looking back I am so glad he did. With this little one I let him take some maternity shots in the snow and had decided that would be it. Well we took the boys fishing and the location was beautiful, so I sucked it up and decided to celebrate one last month of being pregnant….you will notice I am never looking at the camera. I cannot smile at a camera without looking completely ridiculous. My friend Shannon is going to do some family pictures for us later…forget 4 kids ages 5 and under – she has her work cut out with me!

By the way, Chris is not for hire. His schedule is too busy as is and I demand all his extra time.

Just needed to clarify that because many of you will want to hire him after seeing these and his Egypt pics.:)

And the real reason we were out there. Our water guns always break or the boys have issues with the triggers, so we use water bottles. They were in a battle and Aunt Lesley got caught in the crossfire. She is a great aunt and is totally prepared if she has boys one day!

bigenjoyed catching fish, but LOVED throwing them as far as he could back into the water. He also found great pleasure in the worm box and all its contents.

Littlest was getting pretty hot, so I gave his brothers permission to help cool him off a bit. They didn’t hesitate in listening to me.

Uncle Eric and my “nephew” Duncan.

Big had to reel the fish in fast and throw them fast…Duncan put up a fight over the fish each time.

My dad and his girls cooking dinner. Why are hot dogs cooked on a stick from the woods so good?

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  • Jesse - Huge is certainly not a word I would use to describe you! You are a super cute pregnant mama.

  • Shannon Phillips - Great job Chris! Ash, you look AMAZING! I know what you mean though, I also had one of my guy friends tell me that I was the biggest pregnant lady he had ever seen! Ouch! Can’t wait to do your shoot. I will be running sprints to prepare.

  • Serena - These are amazing!! You are so cute, pregnant! I love the outdoor maternity shots…much better than the traditional bow around the belly and blocks spelling your name!!….Beautiful!!

  • Sarah - You are anything but huge… and you’re certainly beautiful! What’s even worst is when someone asks you, “are you sure you’re not having twins?” or when you’re only 6 months along why they baby hasn’t come yet. Yeah, makes you feel REALLY great! :)

  • lesley - I love your maternity pics! Great action shot of my little dog getting tossed in the water, we had a blast.

  • Lisa - You look amazing!!

  • Shanalea - First let’s just say that I am jealous you only have one month left. I have a whole 4 months and the whole summer. Second you do not look like you are 9 months pregnant. You are looking good.

  • bopha - You look great and Chris did an awesome job on those pics. Enjoy this last month, it will be over before you know it. I can’t wait to meet the newest Campbell. By the way, weren’t you burning up in jeans!

  • amanda torres - my goodness…if you are considered huge than i would have been a F-A-T cow! You look adorable.

  • Jill - You look amazing! I am so jealous because I’m much bigger than you and still have 3 months to go. Needless to say, I have been asked SEVERAL times if I’m sure I’m not having twins. Seriously? Is that supposed to be funny? ;) Great pics of your boys!

  • Ang - I still can’t believe that. You really do look great, Ash. Not only do you NOT look nine months pregnant, you don’t look nine months pregnant with your FOURTH child!

  • Christina Larsen - You look great. Wish I could have worn a strapless top at 9 mo pregnant; wasn’t about to happen. Enjoy the last month, it will go by fast.

  • ashlee - you look awesome for being in your last month!!! never be afraid of the word huge because apparently it dosen’t apply here:)

  • Jeannette Swan - Amazing pictures…I’m jealous again…1st, I was never a cute pregnant person and 2nd, my maternity pictures are so dorky compared to these!! If you want to see “huge”, I can show you the pics!

  • Georgia Davis - Love the pics. Since I just had a baby I will remind you of the upside to being nine months pregnant, your stomach is as firm as it is going to be for a while! You look adorable.

  • Emily Lusk - Whatever guy that was that said you looked huge was crazy!! I really wish I looked the way you do when I was nine months pregnant with only my second!! You look great and I am amazed that you are sitting on the ground cooking hotdogs!

  • Angie - You look beautiful!!

  • linda geertsen - Uh yeah! Amen to Jesse’s comment (and everyone else’s)! You are stinking cute as a pregnant woman who is 9 months along. Great photos!

  • Ashley - Where oh where did you get that stunning top? And my goodness, you are absolutely stunning yourself in these pics! I am nine months right now and I have been avoiding the camera like the plague after someone at my 6 month mark asked if I was “due any day, right?” ha! love your blog!

There are so many things I love about photography, but probably the biggest is getting to meet incredible families and individuals….and getting to do special things for them. I met Trinity back in college. We actually were suite mates my sophomore year, but hadn’t seen eachother since. A year or so ago we ran into eachother at a pumpkin patch. Long story short it was my honor to photograph Trinity, her sister and their daughters. I can’t do justice to the story, so I asked Trinity to tell it briefly…..BEAUTIFUL!

“Autumn and I started out to do foster care and foster care only.  We were 2 single girls who love kids and we didn’t want to wait to get married to start to make a difference in the world.  We got M first and the goal was to get her back with her sisters and parents.  Our job, whether we had her for a day or a year, was to equip her with the tools to survive when she went back home.  Circumstances changed and through the next 2 1/2 years, we got M’s sisters one by one….H, A, and S  The state also changed the goal to adoption.  It wasn’t just that we got attached to the girls, but the Lord changed our hearts.  He told us clearly that our job was not to just equip them for the next home, but to make our home their “forever home”.  We also got the privlege to have 7 other children in our home….some for 24 hours and some for 11 months.  People say that our girls are so lucky to have us, but we are the truly blessed ones.  As you can imagine, with a house full of 6 girls, we have the most fun…tea parties when we want, manicures when we want, dresses, dance parties in the kitchen, lots of shopping…as well as the most mood swings EVER!   Two single people can’t adopt together, so we each adopted 2.  To answer the question that everyone is thinking….what happens if you get married?……..WE DON’T KNOW!  What we DO know is…the Lord didn’t bring us this far to just drop us off!  This is what obedience means for us right now, and He is totally in control of our future! “

Because it makes me laugh…an “outtake”

I want to thank the D family for letting me come out to their beautiful land for this special session….THANK YOU!

On a similar note, I would love to point anyone interested to a blog related to Orphan care/adoption/foster care….

This is the blog header….notice the 3 cute guys on the right (an old pic)

adoptedblog

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  • Marina - Awesome pics Ashley. Trin and Autumn…you truly ARE blessed. Your daughters are gorgeous and the Father shines through them!!! I can’t wait to meet them!!!

  • Natasha Perryman - You know one of my favorite things in the world is seeing a unique family. All families are only built by the Lord and I love it when He breaks away from what people consider “normal” and builds a beautiful family!!!
    Thank you for letting them share their story. What precious girls (and I loved their dresses).
    I also checked out the blog and added it to my google reader. I know the Horton family and they never cease to inspire. I look forward to watching their little video on the blog. And everything else adoption-wise the blog has to share.
    Have a creative day! : )
    Natasha

  • Shanalea - Autumn and Trinity, amazing!!! I love to see how God has used you to show God’s love to 4 little girls who needed to see that. WOW!

  • Charissa - That story and those pictures have me in tears. I LOVE people like this!! Thank God for people like this!! I’m so glad you shared it. Thanks for putting a link to the Adopt(ed) page. I’d love to share their story on their as well if that’s OK.

  • Shannon Phillips - How incredibly beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this story. Trinity and Autumn thank you for being faithful and bringing a little bit of heaven to earth with your love.

  • Christina Larsen - What a beautiful family. I love that story; may God continue to bless them as those beautiful girls grow up to be wonderful women like the women who adopted them. Thanks for sharing this story.

  • Trinity - Ashley….Thank you SO MUCH! I was at camp all morning and didn’t check your blog til just now. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the pictures. I am still in awe of God’s love and that he chose Autumn and I for these girls! THANK YOU! I hope this helps people get involved in foster/adoption/orphan care in any way!
    Trinity

  • Molly (Murphy) Shockley - Seriously Ashley! These are incredible pictures and it makes me want you to photograph our family so bad! The story is incredible and I thank you for yet again being a positive voice and reminder for adoption!

  • Trinity - I love the adopt(ed) blog…add it to my favorites. It is so amazing to see different stories of adoption. Yes, charissa, it is fine to share our story…let me know if I need to do anything.

  • Kara - Thanks for posting! I told Trin a few months back that someone HAD to tell their story…it was just too good to go untold! Thank you!

  • Jamie Dickerson - As an adoptive mama, this greatly blessed my heart. Every adoption story is unique and beautiful and this one is truly sweet. As someone who had the privilege to know Trinity and Autumn for a short time, I am not even the least bit surprised at the direction God has taken them in life. Ashley, thanks for sharing their story.

  • Jeannette Swan - Oh my, what an amazing family and story…I love it. And, what beautiful pictures of all those girls!!

    Jeannette

  • bopha - What a great story and what great pictures. Those girls are beautiful!

  • Valerie - Could you share where to find the Adopt(ed) t-shirts? My son is from Guatemala, and my husband and I would love to get all three of us t-shirts!

  • Rachel - What an amazing family! I love the how adoption is such a picture of what Christ does for all of us.