"I was hesitant to get birth pictures done for lots of reasons. First both me and my husband were nervous about making the delivery room more uncomfortable. I didn't want extra people in the room. I didn't want to have to feel like I should smile and pose while I was laboring. I didn't want unpleasant pictures. I didn't want vaginal shots. I talked with Ashley about my concerns, and she reassured me that she could get pictures I would be happy with. And she did. She was nearly invisible. She never asked anyone for a particular pose during labor. She never was in the way of anyone. She would get something if I asked her, but otherwise stayed in the shadow. I hardly realized she was there. She worked well with our doula.
She did a great job of listening to my concerns and preparing ahead of time to get pictures of exactly what I wanted. She is flexible enough to create great pictures based on what a couple wants, rather than the same shots for every single birth. I love having the memory to look back on. I love that they are tactful enough that I can show people without feeling embarrassed. I love that the first few breaths of my baby are captured in professional quality photos, rather than the fussy cell phone shots of my previous babies. I am so happy I had Ashley photograph just about the biggest accomplishment of my life."