Ashley McNamara Photography http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles Pregnancy, Maternity, Newborn Baby, Child Photography San Diego Mon, 14 Feb 2011 18:56:39 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 Newborn Photographer – Kennedy – San Francisco Photographer – Ashley McNamara http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2011/02/14/newborn-photographer-kennedy-san-francisco-photographer-ashley-mcnamara/ http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2011/02/14/newborn-photographer-kennedy-san-francisco-photographer-ashley-mcnamara/#comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 18:56:39 +0000 Ashley McNamara http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/?p=977 Jessica, you had me at “floor to ceiling windows.” as a photographer there is no other term more beautiful and not only was the light amazing but so are Kennedy’s parents, little Kennedy is adopted, I know what you’re thinking, “Really? she looks just like her Dad!” to which I agree.

I don’t think there is any greater gift than adoption and I feel so blessed to be able to capture this special time in the Hanson’s lives. The beginning of such a wonderful experience, Parenthood.

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Newborn Photographer – Baby Brooks – Ashley McNamara Photography http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2011/01/27/newborn-photographer-baby-brooks-ashley-mcnamara-photography/ http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2011/01/27/newborn-photographer-baby-brooks-ashley-mcnamara-photography/#comments Thu, 27 Jan 2011 21:35:28 +0000 Ashley McNamara http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/?p=972 This month has been just awesome.. We moved (just down the street) and i’ve had two of the sweetest sessions. 2011 has been a busy one that’s for sure. As a little distraction from the boxes that crowd my living room I wanted to sit down and put up a blog post of the sweetest and probably the chubbiest baby I have ever photographed, Baby Brooks… I could have snuggled him all day.

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Bay Area Photographer – Gilbertson – Ashley McNamara Photography http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2011/01/21/bay-area-photographer-gilbertson-ashley-mcnamara-photography/ http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2011/01/21/bay-area-photographer-gilbertson-ashley-mcnamara-photography/#comments Sat, 22 Jan 2011 02:27:30 +0000 Ashley McNamara http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/?p=969 HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2010 came and went and I am already loving 2011. The Gilbertson family are my first 2011 clients and what better way to start the new year than with these adorable faces?

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Newborn Photographer – Canon – Ashley McNamara Photography http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2010/12/22/newborn-photographer-canon-ashley-mcnamara-photography/ http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2010/12/22/newborn-photographer-canon-ashley-mcnamara-photography/#comments Wed, 22 Dec 2010 20:12:26 +0000 Ashley McNamara http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/?p=965 Canon was in a rush to come into this world.. He jumped right in on his moms maternity session (you can see his birth slide show below) I thought he was perfect the day he was born but then I did his newborn session, how do you improve on perfect? Ask little Canon because he did. I brought a bucket load of hats and just couldn’t bring myself to use them because he was born with a pretty awesome hat.

Canon’s daddy has a slight comic book obsession so this is in honor of dad, err… batman.

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Family Photographer – Samuel – Ashley McNamara Photography http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2010/12/08/family-photographer-samuel-ashley-mcnamara-photography/ http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2010/12/08/family-photographer-samuel-ashley-mcnamara-photography/#comments Wed, 08 Dec 2010 22:56:14 +0000 Ashley McNamara http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/?p=960 What a fun session! Where do I start? The kids were delightful and easily bribed by M&M’s but mostly they were excited about the shoot and had lots of ideas, most of them included various shots with stuffed animals and I adore that.. kids being kids and photographs that portray that.

The Samuel family just moved back to the bay area from North Carolina and I am excited that they chose me photograph them here in the bay.

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Family Photographer – Bechtel Family – Ashley McNamara Photography http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2010/12/06/family-photographer-bechtel-family-ashley-mcnamara-photography/ http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2010/12/06/family-photographer-bechtel-family-ashley-mcnamara-photography/#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:53:55 +0000 Ashley McNamara http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/?p=954 If you’re not from California then you probably envision it this way; palm trees, sunny skies, and beaches and if that’s how you see it then you see Southern California because here up north it’s cold, cloudy, foggy, and raining cats and dogs!

On Saturday it was predicted that there was a 50% chance of rain and I was bummed because it was the Bechtel family shoot! Kate called me months ago to book a shoot and these are important milestone photos because it’s their first official family shoot since the birth of their little girl, Sage. There was no way we were going to miss this so we decided to wing it and if it rained then we decided that we were getting wet! I loved that Kate was up for anything including getting drenched, that’s dedication.

Luckily, it didn’t rain and we were able to get some awesome family photos and if I do say so myself Sage was the best one year old I have ever photographed she loved the camera.. obviously!

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Birth Photographer – Canon – Ashley McNamara Photography http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2010/12/02/birth-photographer-canon-ashley-mcnamara-photography/ http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2010/12/02/birth-photographer-canon-ashley-mcnamara-photography/#comments Fri, 03 Dec 2010 01:07:52 +0000 Ashley McNamara http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/?p=929 Yesterday I woke up with a plan, I was taking the kids to school, editing until 3pm, and then going to shoot a maternity session for PJ .

Boy did plans change.

I noticed as I sat down at my desk that I had a couple of texts, one said, 11:35pm “Headed to the Hospital to get checked… think my water just broke!” I was wracking my brain, thinking of who it could be because I don’t have any newborns due until the end of December, and then found out it was PJ..

I instantly felt excited and bad at the same time, PJ was super excited about her maternity session and now she was going to miss it. I Decided that, that wasn’t an option and (thankfully) having the day almost free I suggested that maybe a birth session was in order because, darn it, we were going to shoot today.

PJ had been in labor since midnight so I rushed over to the hospital hoping not to miss the good parts. PJ was tired but excited, she’s been waiting for this baby for quite some time. I have never seen someone smile so much through delivery… that could have been from the epidural though.

Every time I photograph a birth I am amazed and fascinated. We women are amazing, growing perfect little people in our bellies. PJ was amazing through the entire thing, she kept rubbing her belly saying, “Remember what we talked about… shoot right on out like a Canon.” and at 12:13pm, Canon Morgan was born on his daddies birthday, December 1st, 2010, welcome to the world little man.

If you’re offended by very slight partial nudity or unwashed straight from God babies please don’t click play on the video.  :)

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Family Photographer – The Brocious Family – Ashley McNamara Photography http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2010/12/02/family-photographer-the-brocious-family-ashley-mcnamara-photography/ http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2010/12/02/family-photographer-the-brocious-family-ashley-mcnamara-photography/#comments Thu, 02 Dec 2010 17:32:41 +0000 Ashley McNamara http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/?p=921 They’re rambunctious, and a little crazy, but they’re mine. The Brocious family has been with me for the last two years, every two months. I have documented Ava and Ashton’s growth as well as the entire family and now I claim them as my own, I just love them.

Ashton is 9 months, NO! 10 months now! In February I will go to San Diego to photograph his first birthday session and it feels way too soon. Luckily, there will be another fabulous 1st birthday party and how Orousha will out do herself once again is beyond me but I look forward to it.

Running a little behind on my blogging, this is from last months Brocious shoot.

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San Francisco Giants Baby – Ashley McNamara Photography http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2010/11/29/san-francisco-giants-baby-ashley-mcnamara-photography/ http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2010/11/29/san-francisco-giants-baby-ashley-mcnamara-photography/#comments Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:18:16 +0000 Ashley McNamara http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/?p=900 One day after the San Francisco Giants won the world series I received a call from Gyselle, who wanted to book a baby session before leaving the Bay Area amd moving back to the Caribbean because the baseball season is over. Her husband Hensley is the batting coach for the SF Giants. It was so cool being in the city that close to the Giants big win, everyone walking proud in their giants gear. GO GIANTS!

Baby Elijah was such a ham and I had a great time shooting him

During games —- wears these cool headphones mom thought it would be cute to photograph it and she was right, it’s darn adorable..

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Family Photographer – Ren – Ashley McNamara Photography http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2010/11/16/family-photographer-ren-ashley-mcnamara-photography/ http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/2010/11/16/family-photographer-ren-ashley-mcnamara-photography/#comments Wed, 17 Nov 2010 00:39:43 +0000 Ashley McNamara http://www.ashleymcnamara.com/articles/?p=913 I adore this family this would be my 3rd time shooting them and this time baby Ren was walking… well not walking… RUNNING! He was faster than me even and I pride myself in my kid wrangling abilities. Jennifer, Brian, and Ren it was so much fun hanging out with you guys it made my wait in the airport shorter because I got to sort through all of your adorable photos. Enjoy your sneak!

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