Victoria Ashman Photography: Blog https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Victoria Ashman Photography va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:57:00 GMT Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:57:00 GMT https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u352007903-o1073094665-50.jpg Victoria Ashman Photography: Blog https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog 120 77 BANPAS https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/banpas Very excited to have joined BANPAS, the baby and newborn photography association. They really focus on newborn safety which is very important to me. I look forward to being part of this group and applying the resources and training which come with it! 

www.banpas.co.uk.  

 

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby photography frome holcombe newborn photographer photography pictures somerset studio victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/banpas Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:55:24 GMT
Amelie https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/amelie I've photographed Amelie quite a few times now, she is just so incredibly photogenic and a little sweetie too. This was taken at an outdoor shoot, where it was raining (finely) but the light was very soft. I just opened up the aperture, focused on the eyes and got this shot, which I really love x 

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby photography frome holcombe newborn outdoor photographer photography pictures shoot somerset studio toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/amelie Tue, 05 Jan 2016 16:30:43 GMT
Elsie's Toddler Shoot https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/elsie Elsie came for her final baby shoot. I first photographed her as a newborn, the pictures from that session are still some of my favourite to date. Then she came for her sitting session and finally her walking/ standing session. This shoot can sometimes be the most challenging because they are moving around and understandably don't want to be stopped! But, Elsie did really well, her Mum Kirsty even got some pictures of me showing Elsie the back of my camera, she then went and posed directly afterwards. It always amazes me what little ones understand. I love theses pictures of Elsie, they are simple but elegant.

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby photography baby pictures frome holcombe newborn photographer photography pictures shoot somerset studio toddler baby photo shoot toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/elsie Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:17:00 GMT
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/merry-christmas-and-happy-new-year I just wanted to wish my clients and friends a very happy Christmas! As many of you know its been a bit challenging this year for me, so your support means more than you'll ever know. Here's to a great 2016! Merry Christmas from me and my youngest nieces who had fun with the sledge! Xx I'm just winding up now, doing last orders and I'm finishing tomorrow, I'll be back on the 4th of January Xxsmile emoticoXx

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) 7 month old baby photo shoot baby baby photography birthday family frome holcombe newborn outdoor photographer photography pictures somerset toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/merry-christmas-and-happy-new-year Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:36:23 GMT
Phoebe's... last baby shoot https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/phoebes-last-baby-shoot Beautiful little Phoebe, who came for her last shoot yesterday. Phoebe is wearing her christening dress, holding the bracelet which was a christening present from her Grandad. x

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby club baby photography frome holcombe newborn photographer photography pictures somerset studio toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/phoebes-last-baby-shoot Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:09:08 GMT
New supplier Fastprint... & new Flyers! https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/new-supplier-fastprint-new-flyers I'm always a bit excited/nervous when I use a new supplier... will they correctly color match my picture? and will the quality be good? A postcard showing my newborn or baby photograph needs to look good, as I'm showing people what I can produce, it's the first representation of my business. I needn't have worried though as my new supplier Fastprint exceeded my expectations. The picture is correctly colour balanced, more so than from any previous supplier! The quality is great, as is the price and the turnaround was very fast. So, I'm really pleased, I definitely will be using them again and I will be recommending them in the future.

You can check out their website here...

http://www.fastprint.co.uk/custom-leaflet-flyer/

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby club baby photography fastprint flyers frome holcombe newborn photographer photography pictures somerset studio toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/new-supplier-fastprint-new-flyers Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:53:03 GMT
Phoenix & Texa https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/phoenix-texa I've photographed Phoenix since a newborn and it was lovely that Zoe & Luke came back with their second daughter Texa. Phoenix is such a lovely big sister and couldn't wait to give her a cuddle! & Texa was very chilled out. It really was a lovely relaxing session! x 

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby club baby photography birthday frome holcombe newborn outdoor photographer photography pictures somerset studio toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/phoenix-texa Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:56:53 GMT
Millie https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/millie Aww Millie, I've photographed her since a newborn and this was her last baby shoot. It makes me sad when they finish, because it's amazing seeing this little bundle of joy bought in and then by the end of the three shoots they are a little person! I photographed another newborn today and I'll be on the same journey with this little one, which is pretty special x

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby club baby photography frome holcombe newborn photographer photography pictures shoot somerset studio toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/millie Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:32:35 GMT
Outdoor Shoots https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/outdoor-shoots In the last couple of years I have been asked (a lot) if I do outdoor shoots. My answer has always been no, my studio was really busy and there really wasn't time & I didn't like the idea of photographing outside with changing light, unpredictable weather, the list goes on. Then i started to really notice this trend toward outdoor shoots wasn't going away, in fact it was getting more popular. So I started to practice with my family. My poor nieces and nephews must groan when I get my camera out, but they let me carry on anyway. It turns out that I'm actually really enjoying these outdoor shoots, there is more freedom for the children, which is what they want, and its easier for me to capture those natural pictures, which is always my favourite part. So, I think it will be added to my price list and I'm excited about the new challenges outdoor shoots will bring.  

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby photography family frome holcombe newborn outdoor photographer photography pictures shoot shoots somerset studio victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/outdoor-shoots Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:51:25 GMT
10,000 Visitors https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/10-000-visitors I've had over 10,000 visitors to my site now! I really need to work out how many babies I have photographed, but it must be nearly 200. Some of those babies I have photographed on three separate occasions, so that's a lot of shoots!

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby club baby photography frome holcombe newborn photographer photography pictures shoot somerset studio toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/10-000-visitors Fri, 07 Aug 2015 09:57:51 GMT
Newborn shoot https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/7/newborn-shoot Lovely newborn shoot on Saturday. It really can be challenging but honestly when you see the pictures it is so rewarding. You've captured that little one at a time that is over in the blink of an eye. More than that seeing the pictures afterwards reminds you of how little they were, it triggers those memories and it always will. There can be nothing more special than that! x

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) 7 month old baby photo shoot baby baby club baby photography birthday family frome holcombe newborn photographer photography pictures shoot somerset studio toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/7/newborn-shoot Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:56:19 GMT
First Youtube Video! https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/first-youtube-video So I finally put together a slideshow and signed up to youtube! There are twenty of my newborn images in the slideshow, and I thought it was a good way to showcase some of my work. I'm hoping to do more videos now, including a video of the studio and of me photographing a session.

https://youtu.be/AgudNS01yPA

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby photography frome holcombe newborn photographer photography pictures shoot somerset studio toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/first-youtube-video Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:07:18 GMT
Deckled edge Fine art print framed... https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/deckled-edge-fine-art-print I have spent the morning putting this together. It's a beautiful fine art print, printed onto hahnemuehle paper. The print is then carefully torn using a special tool which gives it a deckled edge. I love the texture this adds to the picture and I think its quite unique with photographs, certainly around here. Its then hidden mounted onto to acid free mount board - which protects the print and stops acid eventually burning through the picture. A mount is then put behind this and spacers are placed behind the glass, giving it some depth and making sure the picture never touches the glass. Finally the moulding is put around the picture, glass is added, and volia you have a beautifully finished product. This is a bespoke product and fairly labour intensive using the best quality materials. I wanted something that suits the natural feel of my pictures and I also wanted something that would go on the wall, that you could not just buy anywhere! I think this fits the bill. I'm selling this for £175, the frame is 16" x 20" but with the ornate moulding around it is is more like 20" x 25".

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby club baby photography family frome holcombe newborn photographer photography pictures shoot somerset studio toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/deckled-edge-fine-art-print Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:42:21 GMT
Father's Day 2015 https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/fathers-day-2015 I spent Sunday with my family, it was a beautiful sunny day so we were all in the garden. I would like to do more outdoor shoots, I adore landscape photography and I think if I could combine the two (family photography and landscape photography) I would love it! So, out came the camera for a practice. I really enjoyed it, especially watching the children with the bubbles! It was a special day, there were lots of laughs and I think you can see it in the pictures x

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby photography family frome holcombe newborn outdoor photographer photography pictures shoot shoots somerset studio toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/fathers-day-2015 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:57:16 GMT
June 2015 https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/june-2015 Gosh, June has been fairly quiet. This has been for a number of reasons. Firstly, we went on holiday. We went to Cornwall, we were so lucky with the weather, it was beautiful. We had a few beach days but we also managed some landscape photography in between too! I've had a few studio shoots but I've been practicing my outdoor shoots. It's been challenging but I'm enjoying this new challenge! I've also been updating my new website so it has a new look and looking at updating my product range. July looks busy so I think its like the calm before the storm! Here is a picture from Carbis Bay, an awesome beach!

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) 7 month old baby photo shoot baby baby club baby photography birthday frome holcombe newborn photographer photography pictures shoot somerset studio toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/june-2015 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:17:17 GMT
Bubble time with Madison https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/bubble-time-with-madison By the time babies reach one year they are generally moving around... either crawling or walking. One of the tricks I've used to keep them still for just a little while is to bring out the bubbles! In nearly all shoots this will work, though I have had a couple that were scared of the bubbles! Madison fortunately loved the bubbles and it did keep her still for a little while, I love that she is trying to catch them in this picture x

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby photography birthday first frome holcombe newborn photographer photography pictures somerset studio toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/bubble-time-with-madison Wed, 27 May 2015 12:50:24 GMT
Newborn baby girl Maisey https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/newborn-maisey Another picture of Maisey from her newborn shoot, this picture is so different to the other one I shared, as it is pure, white and soft. I love this combination especially with newborns but it looks lovely with the older babies too.

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby photography baby" frome holcombe newborn newborn baby girl photographer photography pictures pictures. somerset studio toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/newborn-maisey Wed, 20 May 2015 10:23:25 GMT
Maisey https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/maisey Beautiful Maisey, a family friends newborn. It was lovely to be able to photograph and spend some time with this little one. She was so sensitive, every time she was touched her moro reflex jumped into action, so we had to really take our time and make sure she was wrapped. I tried out my nest for the first time and love it! x

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby photography frome holcombe newborn photographer photography pictures somerset studio toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/maisey Wed, 13 May 2015 10:53:34 GMT
8 month old Harry https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/8-month-old-harry I adore this shot of Harry, you can just see his personality and character coming out. This is his second shoot, the first one was a newborn, it's amazing seeing the difference at 8 months, he isn't crawling yet, but it looks like he will be very soon!

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby photography frome holcombe newborn photographer photography pictures shoot somerset studio victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/8-month-old-harry Thu, 07 May 2015 15:07:23 GMT
George & Harry https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/george-harry I love seeing this family, I've photographed George since he was a baby & now I'm photographing his little brother Harry. It's really nice that they have kept coming back to me, not only do I appreciate their loyalty, but you build up a relationship which makes the little ones easier to photograph. George even posed and I have noticed that some of the other children that I have photographed as babies and toddlers do the same. & this picture... I just think is so cute!

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va.photography@hotmail.co.uk (Victoria Ashman Photography) baby baby club baby photography frome holcombe newborn photographer photography pictures shoot somerset studio toddler photograph victoria ashman photography https://victoriaashman.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/george-harry Wed, 06 May 2015 07:18:49 GMT