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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Family Lions Park Maternity Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/10/temple-belton-tx-photographer-underwood-family Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:01:57 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Baby Kate https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/9/temple-belton-tx-photographer-baby-kate Here's a sneak peek from Baby Kate's newborn session!
This is also the background that will be used for fall studio minis!
Studio mini sessions are offered for 1 day only, October 11th.
$29 - 2 digital downloads
$49 - 4 digital downloads
$69 - 6 digital images on CD
Email Amber to book your session!

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(ADS Photography) Belton Newborn Photographer TX Temple fall studio https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/9/temple-belton-tx-photographer-baby-kate Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:14:41 GMT
Temple Belton Photographer - Zachary 18 months https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/9/temple-belton-photographer-zachary-18-months Zachary's Sneak Peek. Cutest Cowboy Ever!

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(ADS Photography) 18 months Belton TX Photographer Pace Park Salado Temple TX Photographer Watch Me Grow https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/9/temple-belton-photographer-zachary-18-months Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:40:04 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Cade Newborn https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/8/temple-belton-tx-photographer-cade-newborn Zaida holding her new baby boy, Cade.
Aren't they beautiful together?

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(ADS Photography) Belton Newborn Photographer TX Temple https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/8/temple-belton-tx-photographer-cade-newborn Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:17:28 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Megan Moon Maternity https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/8/temple-belton-tx-photographer-megan-moon-maternity Here's a sneak peek from Megan's Maternity session.
Doesn't she look Fabulous in this gown? What a Beauty!

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Maternity Mother Neff Newborn Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/8/temple-belton-tx-photographer-megan-moon-maternity Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:49:43 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Johnna Maternity https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/8/temple-belton-photographer-tx-johnna-maternity I had a mini maternity session in my Studio with Johnna.
She's so beautiful & did an awesome job modeling a new maternity gown.

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Maternity Newborn Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/8/temple-belton-photographer-tx-johnna-maternity Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:11:38 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Lyla 3 months https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/8/temple-belton-tx-photographer-lyla-3-months I just LOVE 'Watch Me Grow' Sessions!
Here is a Sneak Peek from Lyla's 3 month session.

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(ADS Photography) 3 month Belton Newborn Photographer TX Temple Watch Me Grow https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/8/temple-belton-tx-photographer-lyla-3-months Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:26:24 GMT
Belton Temple TX Photographer - Kopriva Maternity https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/8/belton-temple-tx-photographer-kopriva-maternity The Kopriva Family is expanding! How adorable is this Maternity Family Picture?
This was taken at Mother Neff State Park in Moody, TX.

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Maternity Mother Neff Newborn Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/8/belton-temple-tx-photographer-kopriva-maternity Sun, 03 Aug 2014 06:31:57 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Zaida Maternity https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/8/temple-belton-tx-photographer-zaida-maternity Here is a sneak peek from the outdoor portion of Zaida's Maternity shoot.
We went to Mother Neff State Park in Moody, TX

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Maternity Mother Neff Newborn Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/8/temple-belton-tx-photographer-zaida-maternity Sun, 03 Aug 2014 06:01:13 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Relaxing Baby https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/5/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-relaxing-baby I'm having SO much fun with newborn pictures this week! "Central Texas Photographer" "Belton TX Photographer" "Temple TX Photographer" "Salado TX Photographer" "Killeen TX Photographer" "Waco TX Photographer" Photography "ADS Photography" Portrait Newborn"Central Texas Photographer" "Belton TX Photographer" "Temple TX Photographer" "Salado TX Photographer" "Killeen TX Photographer" "Waco TX Photographer" Photography "ADS Photography" Portrait Newborn Maternity "Watch Me Grow" Couple Engagement Baby Toddler Family Senior

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Newborn Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/5/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-relaxing-baby Wed, 14 May 2014 15:02:21 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Baby Nurse https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/5/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-baby-nurse Her mommy is a nurse. I love this picture!
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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Newborn Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/5/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-baby-nurse Tue, 13 May 2014 21:11:45 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Sweet Baby https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/5/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-sweet-baby I couldn't resist. I had to post another sneak peek of Emersyn!

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Newborn Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/5/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-sweet-baby Wed, 07 May 2014 18:18:49 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Baby Emersyn https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/5/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-baby-emersyn Look who I had in my studio! Isn't she Adorable?
And I love this new bucket prop!

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Newborn Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/5/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-baby-emersyn Wed, 07 May 2014 02:06:43 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - The Tobar Family https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/5/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-tobar-Family Here's a sneak peek for the Tobar Family.
They were SO Adorable! All dressed in Yellow & Gray!
We held their Family shoot at Pepper Creek Trail in Temple, TX.
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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Family Pepper Creek Temple Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/5/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-tobar-Family Sun, 04 May 2014 22:36:12 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - The Ward Family https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/4/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-ward-family While Mom & Dad were entertaining the baby brother,
I caught this shot of the two older siblings. How Adorable are they?
They Really liked being able to surprise mom with this shot ;-)

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Family Temple TX Photographer The Grove https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/4/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-ward-family Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:50:44 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Coufal 6 months https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/4/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-coufal-6-months I had the Coufal family in my studio this weekend.
Their little cutie is 6 months old. What a Doll!
Here's a Sneak Peek & OH those Dimples on his Chin! ;-)

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(ADS Photography) 6 month Belton TX Photographer Temple TX Photographer Watch Me Grow https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/4/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-coufal-6-months Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:01:59 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - AJ Senior https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/4/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-aj-senior Here's a sneak peek of AJ's Senior shoot.
Believe it or not, this was taken outside, in front of our Chase vehicle.
AJ wanted a dramatic lighting portrait, so we worked some Photoshop magic ;-)

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Senior Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/4/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-aj-senior Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:03:11 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Suzannah - Senior https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/3/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-suzannah-senior Here's a sneak peek of Suzannah's Senior Portrait Session.
This was our last shot, taken after the sun went down.
Isn't she a Beauty?

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(ADS Photography) Belton Belton TX Photographer Senior Temple TX Photographer The Gin https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/3/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-suzannah-senior Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:14:02 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Under My Umbrella -Bella -Bella https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/3/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-umbrella-bella I hope you sang the title while reading it. I sang it while typing it lol
Miss Bella was doing SO great in her shoot & smiled a Lot for me!
For some reason, when we handed her the umbrella, she didn't smile.
She was completely focused on figuring a way to get the handle in her mouth.
When I'd get her to look at me, this is the expression she offered.
SO.... I just had to add some rain around her umbrella ;-)
I'm not sure which I like better, the color or b&w?
I just love how this is 'different' from anything I've seen.

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(ADS Photography) 6 month Belton TX Photographer Temple TX Photographer Watch Me Grow https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/3/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-umbrella-bella Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:19:00 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Bathingsuit Bella https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/3/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-bathingsuit-bella Bella was in my studio for her 6 month session for the "Watch Me Grow" package.
Look at her adorable swim suit, as well as her adorable expression. What a Cutie!

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(ADS Photography) 6 month Belton TX Photographer Temple TX Photographer Watch Me Grow https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/3/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-bathingsuit-bella Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:24:16 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Growth https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/3/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-growth It's amazing what 1 Year can change!
Of course, check out how Zachary has grown,
but also notice how my Photography has grown!
Last year I switched to natural lighting & full frame camera. 
I also learned some better editing techniques, and I believe
the hard work has really paid off and improved my images!

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(ADS Photography) 1 year Belton TX Photographer Temple TX Photographer Watch Me Grow https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/3/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-growth Fri, 14 Mar 2014 02:02:44 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Zachary is turning 1 yr Old! https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/3/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-zachary-1 I had one of my favorite 'Watch Me Grow' kiddos in my studio.
Don't you just LOVE Boys? So Adorable! They grow up SO Fast!

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(ADS Photography) 1 year Belton TX Photographer Temple TX Photographer Watch Me Grow https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2014/3/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-zachary-1 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:10:35 GMT
Temple Belton TX Photographer - Guerra Family https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/8/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-guerra-family I couldn't help myself! I just had to post another sneak peak. I just love this pic. I was trying to get a picture of just mom and dad with their precious new daughter, but big brother just had to come kiss her one last time. I love surprise shots!

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Family Newborn Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/8/Temple-Belton-TX-Photographer-guerra-family Sat, 31 Aug 2013 23:20:43 GMT
Before & After, The Guerra Baby Bump https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/8/before-after-the-baby-bump

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Maternity Newborn Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/8/before-after-the-baby-bump Tue, 27 Aug 2013 07:05:00 GMT
CJ is turning One! https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/8/cj-is-turning-one Here's a sneak peak of CJ. Is he adorable or what? This cute little guy was in my studio this weekend so we could capture his first birthday photos and get some pics with his mom & dad. I love his blue eyes.

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(ADS Photography) 1 year Belton TX Photographer Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/8/cj-is-turning-one Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:53:25 GMT
The Guerras have a New Baby! https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/8/the-guerras-have-a-new-baby Here's a sneak peak from Isabella's newborn session. Her big brother sure does love her. He wanted to give her kisses for every pose. How Sweet!

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Family Newborn Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/8/the-guerras-have-a-new-baby Sun, 25 Aug 2013 04:51:07 GMT
Christina's Havin A Baby! https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/7/christinas-havin-a-baby I had Fun with Christina in my studio! She had lots of ideas for us to try & brought her 2 super cute guys with her. Her little man wasn't as interested in pictures, but he did great for a few family shots. Here is a sneak peek from their shoot.

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Family Maternity Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/7/christinas-havin-a-baby Wed, 24 Jul 2013 00:20:19 GMT
Urban Twins - 3 months https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/7/urban-twins---3-months I had the pleasure of photographing twin boys! I'll be seeing them every 3 months and I cannot wait to have them in my studio for the 6 month session. Here are 2 images (a sneak peek) from their 3 month portraits!

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(ADS Photography) 3 month Belton TX Photographer Temple TX Photographer Watch Me Grow https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/7/urban-twins---3-months Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:57:19 GMT
Ivan's Cake Smash https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/7/ivans-cake-smash Boy did I have fun with Ivan! He had a blast during his cakesmash! He only took one bite on his own, but that in no way means he didn't destroy the cake. He made a big mess and loved doing it! After the smash was over, we took him outside for some washtub pics before his mommy cleaned him off. And as you can tell from the image below, He was in desperate need of a bath!

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(ADS Photography) 1 year Belton TX Photographer Cake Smash Temple TX Photographer Watch me Grow https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/7/ivans-cake-smash Thu, 11 Jul 2013 02:39:58 GMT
Baby Layton https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/7/baby-layton I had Layton in my studio this week. He just made it to 5 lbs, so he is itty bitty. I enjoyed working with him & he smiled at me almost the whole session! Here is a sneak peek from his shoot...

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Newborn Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/7/baby-layton Sun, 07 Jul 2013 08:02:42 GMT
Cute Kaityn https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/7/cute-kaityn Here's a sneak peek from Kaityn's 9 month session. She smiled at Travis a lot. She did really well while sitting in a chair, but when we put her on the ground, she was ready to move!  We had Fun!

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(ADS Photography) 9 month Belton TX Photographer Temple TX Photographer Watch Me Grow https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/7/cute-kaityn Sat, 06 Jul 2013 08:25:37 GMT
Hot Momma Erika! https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/7/hot-momma Here are some of Erika's photos from her maternity session. We had Fun together & I can't wait to see her little one for the newborn session. She delivered early, so those photos will be posted soon ;-)

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Maternity Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/7/hot-momma Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:52:20 GMT
Pretty in Pink https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/6/pretty-in-pink Here's a sneak peak from Kayla's Maternity Session.
Pretty Pregnant Belly All Dressed Up In Pink.


"Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead!"  {I Peter 1:6}

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Maternity Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/6/pretty-in-pink Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:14:07 GMT
Hanging with Friends https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/6/hanging-with-friends I absolutely adore this image! Zachary did such a good job.
His was my favorite 3 month session to date!


Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another --and all the more as you see the Day approaching. {Hebrews 10:25}

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(ADS Photography) 3 month Belton TX Photographer Temple TX Photographer Watch Me Grow https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/6/hanging-with-friends Tue, 11 Jun 2013 06:15:47 GMT
SuperBaby https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/6/superbaby I had Zachary in my studio for his 3 month session. His mommy brought a Super Hero outfit & we had a bit of fun! Here's a Sneak Peek from his session...

Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. {John 15:3}

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(ADS Photography) 3 month Belton TX Photographer Temple TX Photographer Watch Me Grow https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/6/superbaby Fri, 07 Jun 2013 08:41:55 GMT
Alexis in Cove https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/6/alexis-in-cove I went to Copperas Cove Park on Monday to have a late Senior Portrait session. Alexis is a real beauty & I just loved the cattails bordering the pond. Here's a sneak-peak from her session. I'll be finishing the other photos today.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. {Ephesians 2:10}

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Copperas Cove Senior Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/6/alexis-in-cove Thu, 06 Jun 2013 20:15:40 GMT
Natural Light https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/6/natural-light So this was my first shoot using Natural Light (I usually use studio lighting). Ummm, I think I'm in love and I'll never be the same. Here are some of the very slightly edited images...

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3

 

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Newborn Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/6/natural-light Mon, 03 Jun 2013 06:39:50 GMT
Relaxing Baby https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/6/relaxing-baby This is what I had the privilege of doing today. Isn't he precious? I can't wait to work on more images!

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone,O Lord, make me dwell in safety. {Psalm 4:8}

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Newborn Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/6/relaxing-baby Mon, 03 Jun 2013 04:08:16 GMT
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Before your shoot...
-Schedule your session to be held during the end of your 7th month or the beginning of your 8th month. This will ensure you have a full-sized belly, but the shape should still be round and lovely (before the baby drops lower in the abdomen).

-Any special poses you desire should be discussed with me (Amber) before your session, so we can both prepare. I really enjoy using special props and creative ideas to personalize images for my clients. Ideas can start with mom/dad's job, hobby, or interests.

-Manicure/pedicure or a light polish makes for a more finished look in a close up of your hands around your belly. Bold nail polish distracts from the belly. Light colors look softer and more feminine against the skin.

-Apply lotion to your body (with a focus on belly, elbows, knees, hands & feet), and do this before you get dressed to come to your shoot.

-Avoid Salt. If you are concerned about swelling, try to watch your salt intake the day of and the day before your session.


What to wear...
-Solid colored clothing enhances the attention of the belly. Avoid large/busy patterns as they tend to distract. Some patterns, such as stripes, might be okay (you can ask Amber about a particular pattern if you are unsure).

-Wear clothing that clings or fits close to the body. Stretchy materials help to show the body shape. Options include long skirts or stretchy pants/tights paired with supportive tube-tops, tank-tops or spaghetti-strap tops, depending on how much skin you wish to show. T-shirt length sleeves should be avoided if possible, however long sleeves are okay. Some mommies bring a bra/boyshort panty set to wear for a few images.

-Options for looser fits: Empire-waist blouses and dresses, button-up shirts worn open to show the belly or worn with a high waisted belt, long skirts that can be worn under the belly bump and tie dresses can all really show off your belly shape.

-Definitely Bring Jeans. Even if all you have is a pair of maternity jeans, definitely bring them. We can roll down the elastic part and only show the blue jean material.

-Bathing Suits are absolutely adorable for a maternity photo! If your session is during the swimming months and you have a cute swim suit you'd like to remember, bring it with you, girl! You could even add a floppy hat & a cute pair of sun-shades. Photos may be taken in such a way where "certain areas" do not show on the image.

-Belts are awesome. Skinny belts worn at the top of the belly bump can do wonders for the roundness of the belly shape.

-Shoes are optional. Most studio maternity sessions feature bare feet. High Heels or a cute pair of flats may be incorporated into a couple cute shots.

-Jewelry is tricky. Jewelry can add-to or take away from an image. Typically only one item should be showcased in an image. Ideas include: a single bracelet on a belly close-up or a pretty necklace paired with a solid colored tank top. If you're unsure of a piece, just ask Amber.


Things you might want to bring...
-Brush for your hair, lipstick/gloss/powder for touch-ups.
-Ultrasound Photo. If you're interested in incorporating the ultrasound image into your session, definitely bring the print with you.
-Baby Shoes. Some mommies want an image of the baby shoes resting on their belly.
-Special Toy or Heirloom to photograph next to the belly.
-Ribbon/Bow. If you want your belly dressed like a gift, bring the ribbon & the "special delivery" or "gift from God" note if desired. Amber can tie a pretty bow for you.
-Blocks that spell the baby's name.
-Gum. If you want an "About to Pop" image, bring some good bubble gum.
-Body Paint. Some families incorporate a special way of painting the belly for/during the shoot.

 

 

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(ADS Photography) Belton TX Photographer Maternity Temple TX Photographer https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/6/maternity-session---how-to-prepare Sun, 02 Jun 2013 04:00:00 GMT
Newborn Session - What To Expect https://www.ads-photography.com/blog/2013/6/newborn-session---what-to-expect

WHAT TO EXPECT

You should expect a very calm and quiet atmosphere. Your sweetie might fuss when he/she needs feeding or special soothing time from mom/dad, but newborn sessions are all about pleasing your newborn. I have lots of warm comfy blankets and swaddling fabrics. A gentle touch and slow movements help in the peaceful posing of your baby. Most of the posing will occur on a large bean bag designed specifically for newborn photography. I will do my best to capture special images of your precious little one.

 

WHEN TO SCHEDULE

Birthdays are typically a pleasant surprise. As a photographer, I completely understand that, and I am more than willing to work around your labor/delivery schedule. When you purchase your Newborn Session, tell me your due date, so we will have a general idea of when your delivery is possible. Once you have your little one in your arms, email/call me and we will schedule the session more concretely. Newborn Sessions are best held within the first 10 days of birth. During those first 2 weeks, your baby will sleep most of the day and be more willing to be posed for his/her first professional photos.

 

HOW LONG WILL THE SESSION LAST

Newborn sessions last 2-3 hours, depending on the cooperation level of your little one. Please plan accordingly. Some babies sleep so deeply that posing and changing props are a breeze and things happen more quickly. Other sweeties are light sleepers and need lots of soothing and extra love to cooperate by falling asleep. Your little one is new to the world and to ensure peace, we will allow him/her to run the show.

 

WILL THERE BE A MESS

Because newborn sessions are held almost entirely in the nude, the diaper will be off the majority of the time you are in my studio. Accidents happen and there is no need to apologize or worry about if a mess will happen. It’s natural and it’s expected. Just make sure you bring extra wet wipes and diapers. All the blankets/props get washed/sanitized after each session.

 

WHAT WILL MY ROLE BE, AS THE PARENT

If you desire images of you with your baby, I usually photograph those poses first. During the ‘baby only’ portion of the session, I might ask you to assist in certain poses where an extra set of hands is desired. Other than that, you will mostly sit back and relax while I do the posing.
When your baby needs soothing or feeding, I will leave you with the baby until he/she is sleepy and ready to continue the session.

 

WHAT ABOUT HIS/HER SIBLINGS

I love taking family portraits and I can photograph siblings with the new baby before the ‘baby only’ portion of the session begins. I do, however, ask that once the family photos are complete, you provide alternate care, away from the studio, for any children under 10 years of age and/or any children who would rather not sit quietly during the remainder of the photo shoot. Newborn sessions require a very quiet and calm atmosphere. We have to keep the baby as relaxed and sleepy as possible. There will be lots of whispering.

 

PREPARING FOR THE SESSION

Plan to feed your baby when you first arrive at my studio. If you feed your little one before you leave your home, you will start the sleep cycle in the car seat on the way to the studio. That is definitely not what we want to happen. Instead, we want the sleep cycle to begin after you have arrived for your session. That way, your baby will be more likely to sleep during the posing and prop/set changes.
Make sure you bring extra bottles. Babies almost always eat more during a photo session. Keeping the tummy full keeps the baby satisfied and soothed, so sleep comes more easily.

Between feeding times, it is very helpful to have a pacifier available. Even if you do not plan to use a pacifier with your little one, it is recommended to bring one for use during the photo session. We do whatever is necessary to keep your sweetie soothed and sleepy during the session, so we can get those special poses.

Pack 2 blankets for use during the session that you wouldn’t mind having a little mess on. I use a space heater when necessary to keep the baby warm, but blankets help so very much.

Definitely bring any special props you wish to include in the session: hats, bows, headbands, jewelry, crown, blanket, toy, or item from parent’s job or hobby. If you want a special prop used or need help with ideas, let me know before your session so I can plan accordingly. I enjoy planning theme setups for a few special poses.
 

I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION

If you have a question that wasn’t answered here, just send me an email or give me a call. I want you to feel prepared and comfortable bringing your new little one to see me. I look forward to seeing him/her through my lens!

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{Owner & Photographer}

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After graduating from Belton HS in 2000, I met my husband, Travis Schaefer. He proposed after only 26 days of dating & this year we celebrate 11 years of marriage. We currently live in the middle of a 10 acre hay field just outside of Troy. Together we have 1 1/2 dogs and a cat (my friends won't let me count my Chihuahua as a whole dog). I was blessed with a very supportive husband. He usually assists with my photoshoots, so if you see near me a manly guy holding a big light diffuser, that's him!

We are very involved in public service. The largest venue for this is our storm spotting team, Severe Storm Recon Team. We 'storm chase' in other states, but we also storm spot for our local area through our affiliation with Channel 25 KXXV. To view our live video feed while we're out storm chasing, go Here.

I am an outdoor and studio portrait photographer. I am always looking for new locations at which to shoot, but I also enjoy having sessions in my comfortable home studio. Whether you desire traditional or modern photography, I'm confident we can put our minds together and exceed your expectations.

As a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), you may expect professionalism from me. This in no way means our shoot will be rigid or boring. Most of my clients leave our shoot saying, "I didn't expect to laugh so much!" This is especially true of shoots involving children. My husband and I make as many goofy faces and noises as it takes to see your child's beautiful smile through my lens. If I can get a smile from a 3yr old with a double ear infection (true story), then I'm confident we can do well with your children!


As for my composition and posing style, I tend to lean more toward natural posing. I find that men/dads are most appreciative of this approach. If you are uncomfortable, you won't enjoy your shoot, and I want us all to have a good time. I can, however, recreate specific poses for you or use more traditional posing guides if that is what you desire. These will be images you cherish for a lifetime, so I strive to make each client happy with the image results.

If you would like to choose me for your photographer, send me an email and let's get your photoshoot booked. I look forward to seeing you through my lens!
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