Catching up, or something like that!

Holy Smoke Show on a Stick! I have not blogged since January of this year. I went to my Drafts folder and I have a ton of posts I have started, but life, man… amiright! Are blogs even a thing anymore? I think Vlogging is all the rage now, but don’t get too excited thinking I’m about to sit in front of a camera and document my life. Oh wait! lol To the one person reading this, I thank you! First things first, If you’re not following me on Instagram that is where you can really keep up with a more updated Ashley Murphy Photography – search ashleymurphyphotography… it’s cool, I’ll wait for you go do that, my page is public so you can creep on me even if you don’t follow me, but I kind of hope you add me!

As always I’m short on time, so this blog is going to be short and sweet! I’m going to start with my favorite part of blogs and those are the pictures! Ya know, cause words can be boring sometimes.

For a quick minute I did some Architectural Photography. I think I can use a lot more work in this department, but I enjoyed that my subject wasn’t running around. It was fun and I didn’t totally hate it. I might do more of it in the future. We will see!
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I took some photos of the babes in April! My two cuties and my cutie niece. I can’t wait to add to the photo next year! We have a baby boy coming in March of 2018! Don’t faint people! Not me! My sister! MY SISTER is having the baby boy!  Also, yes Parker is holding a rock, don’t ask me why.

(my niece, my babe, my babe)

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I did dreamy maternity photos of my gorgeous friend and client…

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…and also did photos for Ashley’s gorgeous sister, Jessica!

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I loved that they were pregnant together!

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Of course with maternity photos then come adorable newborn photos! Baby Jack and Baby Brennan came into the world!

(Baby Jack)

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(baby Jack and his momma)

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and sweet baby Brennan

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I did photos for my dear friends Aimee and Ron and their cute puppy family!

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The babies kept growing as babies do…

(Jack 3 months)

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(Baby Jack 6 months)

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((Brennan 3 months)

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and I took some photos just for me…

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I think every time I write a blog, I mention how hectic and crazy life is and I cannot stress it enough – life is crazy! We make time for what’s important and honestly, I am making time for those two beautiful blue eyed beauties that call me momma. I will blog again soon (shooting for November 2018, just kidding)! Until then, follow me on instagram and facebook to keep up with some of my craziness! XOXO

Six Months and Full of Personality

Good Morning All! Is there any better way to start your Monday off than seeing pictures of this adorable cutie pie. He’s no stranger to the AMP blog and how I’ve enjoyed seeing his sweet personality come out. He is getting to that wonderful age where he’s smiling more and trying to reach for anything in his path.

 

 

 

*Might be one of my favorites*

He kept me laughing the whole session. We definitely got some good smiles from him, but the moment I stopped taking pictures, that was the moment he would show his adorable smile and the moment I picked up my camera he would give me his serious face.

 

I mean, come on… wagons are serious business.

 

 

I had to end the blog with this picture. He is such a sweet little boy. His momma is going to have a hard time choosing the photos she wants. He is a very photogenic guy.

 

I hope you all have a fabulous week!

Someone is Three Months

Happy Monday Everyone! Do you remember this adorable family from a few months ago? Here is a quick refresher…

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Now that we are all caught up… I could not be more excited to share Hudson’s three month session with you! If you looked at his newborn session… HE LOOKS SO DIFFERENT, BUT I THINK CUTER. MUCH CUTER!

We were lucky the rain held off this weekend, so we could take some outdoor pictures. His mom and dad told me he loves being outside.

Let’s start the preview off with Hudson locking eyes with the camera.  🙂 

 

Okay, I don’t mean to draw too much attention to this, but I must say Hudson’s momma looks fantastic for only having him a few months ago! Dang girl! Tell me your secret!

Now that I’ve said my peace we can move on to how much I adore the way his parent’s look at him. So much love.

🙂  My favorite. Look at that smile!  🙂 

I hate to cut the blog short, but I’m off to do more proofing on this adorable session! Have a fabulous week everyone!

Maternity and Baby H

Hi All! Don’t you love that I seem to disappear a few months at a time and then pop my virtual head back up and say, “hey, I”m still here!” I’ve been a busy woman as always, but I have had some time to snap some beautiful maternity photos and then a few weeks later some sweet newborn photos.

 

This is Ashley. She’s in my top five for most adorable pregnant women out there. She was all baby – she looked amazing. I’m not going to lie, I was a little jealous that she looked so freaking awesome at 8 months pregnant, but when you’ve got it – You’ve got it. I mean, I had troll feet by the end of my pregnancy because I was so swollen, but let me remove that image of my troll feet and show you how completely adorable she is! 

Meet her other half Brian, don’t they make a pretty good looking couple? *Spoiler Alert* If you keep scrolling, you will see what good genes they created. Their son is OHMYGOODESS CUTE!

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These two were a lot of fun. I enjoyed taking their pictures, but I can’t wait to show you a few of their very cute, oh so adorable, sweet little boy. I love the way new parents look at the new life they created and see all the beauty and potential that their child will be.

He has the sweetest little lips.

I can’t wait to see this sweet boy grow!

Gorgeous Family

I have been pretty lucky these past few weeks because I have been surrounded by cute kids, good looking families and lots of smiles! I love this time of year. I especially love that we had a real FALL. The leaves were absolutely gorgeous. The yellows, oranges and reds made this beautiful family’s pictures even more spectacular.  Go ahead, check them out! 

I’m sure I’ve mentioned in previous blogs that I love taking photos of children, but they are a lot of work. Getting all of them to smile while looking at me… it’s not as easy as it looks. and Little Bit on the left made me work hard for her smile. I kept calling her the “Serious One” because she was all business when it came to picture taking, but her mom and dad finally made some silly faces behind me and WAH-LA… perfection!  I mean… LOOK AT THESE KIDS… so pretty, so pretty, so handsome!

 Gorgeous girls! But with a mother as gorgeous as their momma, can you blame them for looking so beautiful! FYI – Word of the day is GORGEOUS!

I was told men don’t typically like being called “gorgeous” so let’s not forget the handsome men!  This family was a ton of fun to photograph. I can’t wait to see them again! 

Family Session

Hello All! Are you gearing up for Thanksgiving? Did you pull your stretchy pants out of the closet yet? I am going to eat my weight in turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and can I reserve my own pumpkin pie? Is that okay to do? I’ll stop, I’m making myself hungry! This weekend I got to take pictures of a family that is very special and dear to me. Take a look at their session.

 

I love anyone that has a two year old because I have a two year old and I feel their pain when pictures are happening and they are saying “come to mommy, come here, I’ve got candy and surprises … a butt whoopin’ … no really, PLEASE COME TO MOMMY! Smile. PUT THAT DOWN! DON’T PUT THAT IN YOUR MOUTH! Fine, I’m glad you ate it, now I don’t have to feed you lunch. Please come to mommy” My beautiful friend made me laugh so much during our session because WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE! This little guy was definitely full of curiosity and energy, but hey, whatever works to get the picture.

 

I know after reading all that and seeing the pictures, you don’t believe me. Don’t call me a liar, I’m just that amazing with my camera and timing. haha.

This one just happened by chance. The sun was yummy, the kids wanted to see the top of the hill and there happen to be a bench up there. I’m in love. It might be one of my favorites because I’m a sucker for sun flare and this is a real moment between them.

I love this beautiful family!