Category Archives: Maternity

Fort Bragg / Fayetteville, North Carolina Pregnancy & Maternity Photography. Belly/Bump to Baby Sessions.





Raleigh, NC Fall Mini Session Dates:

Sunday, November 1st: 2:00 – 5:00pm
Sunday, November 8th: 12:00 – 4:00pm
Saturday, November 21st: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Fayetteville, NC Mini Session Dates:

Sunday, October 25th: 12:00 – 5:00pm

Charlotte, NC Mini Session Dates:

Sunday, November 15th: 10:00 – 5:00pm
Location: Freedom Park: 10:00 – 3:00 / Romare Bearden Park: 3:30 – 5:00

Sunday, November 29th: 2:00 – 4:30pm
Location: Romare Bearden Park

Asheville, NC Mini Session Dates:

Saturday, November 28th: 10:00 – 4:30pm


(Includes: 20 minute session + 10 images w/print release: $195 (plus tax.)
Additional images, prints, and products may be purchased separately, though not required. 

Want to book a mini session with us? Just send us an email at info@ashleydavidphotography with your preferred date.


The holidays are right around the corner!

We are almost completely booked from now until the end of the year, so these are a great chance to get a session in with us before it’s too late!

Our annual holiday mini sessions are a great alternative for clients looking for that signature image to use for their holiday cards without the commitment of a full session. Digital files (w/print release) are included with all booked mini session. Clients may also order additional prints + products to add to their home decor or use as great holiday gifts for family and friends, if they’d like.


Q) WHO are good candidates for mini-sessions?
A) Mini sessions are perfect for families who would like updated portraits, but don’t have time for a full session or maybe can’t necessarily afford a full custom photography session. These mini sessions are usually booked with the holidays in mind, since prints and canvases are great gifts for family members.

Mini sessions are open to:  families, children, maternity, seniors, and couples/engagements.


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Q) WHAT is a mini session?
A) Our mini-sessions are 20 minute portrait sessions held only once each year (usually in the fall)  in a specific location.

Q) WHERE are the mini sessions being held?

  • Raleigh, NC: These mini sessions will be held in a nature setting within Raleigh and Cary.
  • Fayetteville, NC: These fall mini sessions will be held in a nature setting located within Fayetteville.
    (Address TBA upon booking)  Fall leaves = gorgeous!
  • *NEWLY ADDED: Charlotte, NC: Early afternoon sessions will be held at Freedom Park. Late afternoon sessions will take place at Romare Bearden Park.

Q) WHEN should I book?
A) As soon as possible! We have limited availability, and these will go fast! Payment is due in full at time of booking to secure session slot.

Q) WHY should I use Ashley + David Photography for mini sessions this fall?
A) If you’re anything like us, you have a very busy fall calendar and crossing “family photos” AND “holiday cards” off your list would bring a huge sigh of relief!
Plus, this might even take the stress out of those extended family gifts too. Not bad for a 20 minute session!


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Think 25 minutes might not be enough time for you? Trust us, we’re really awesome at getting beautiful images quickly! We’ve been doing this for a long time and have found that 25 minutes is really all we need to nail it.
(And even though we’re super fun…most kids are over the whole modeling thing after 20 minutes anyway.)


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*The Fine Print:
Fee must be collected at time of booking to secure time slot. Fee is non-refundable, but may be applied to future bookings upon cancellation. Sales tax not included in pricing.
In the event of rain, sessions will be rescheduled at photographer’s convenience, but every effort will be made to have session on planned dates. Sessions are short – please be on time! Military discounts do not apply to mini sessions. Also, in order to keep the mini session fees low, all  images will be delivered via online download only.  (Though you may opt to purchase a USB for an additional fee.) 
**Re-shoots are always available if you’re not in love with your images. However, all images from the previous session will be deleted upon scheduling a new session. Re-scheduling determined upon photographer’s availability.

No additional purchase is necessary, but you’ll receive 10% off additional purchases.

 REFERRAL BONUS: Refer 4 friends and your mini-session is free! (Sessions must be fully booked + they must mention your name prior to booking…so make sure they know to tell us who sent them!)


 Email us at to book your session!!


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Candis + Brandon’s Downtown Fayetteville maternity session.
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Next to weddings, maternity sessions are always some of my very favorite sessions to photograph. I always love being able to document that time with a couple right before their life together changes forever.
Candis and Brandon spent an afternoon roaming the streets of downtown Fayetteville with us for their maternity photos last spring. We had so much fun getting to know this hilarious couple!  They recently welcomed an adorable baby boy into their family, and we were so thrilled to meet him! (If you can’t already tell,  Braydon is one stylish little man!) We’re so excited to see this new little family grow. Congrats again, Candis and Brandon!

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 We were so honored that Inspired By This chose to feature Candis + Brandon’s Fayetteville maternity session on their blog. You can check their feature out here!





Leanne + Devin’s Raleigh Maternity Portraits

We loved photographing this sweet maternity session at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh over the summer!
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Expectant mamas Leanne and Devin were so much fun to spend an evening with! These lovely ladies chose to keep their baby’s gender a surprise until (s)he arrived…which we thought was really charming. Who does that anymore, right?! We can’t even imagine that kind of willpower…
But they did it! And last week, these two welcomed Emrys Lee into the world! We had the honor of meeting their handsome little man yesterday, and oh my goodness – so cute! Check back soon for a teensy peek of this adorable new family! 🙂

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Aside from weddings, maternity sessions are one of my favorite types of sessions to shoot. It’s always such an awesome privilege to be able to document this exciting moment in two people’s lives. We loved how joyful and content Leanne and Devin were about this next phase in their lives, and wish them all the best! They’re going to be two amazing mama’s!

I recently read an article that mentioned how rare it is for babies to be born on their due date. Only something like 4%…and almost never with first time mothers.
But Mallory is the third newborn we’ve photographed that’s arrived right on her due date this year (which also happened to be 12/12/12!)  These 2012 babies are such go-getters!

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We had the honor of meeting this little lady just before Christmas. And isn’t she adorable?! So much hair!





*As part of the Cans for Comments drive, for every comment left on the blog until the end of January, we will donate $1 to a local food bank. If you’d like to help out needy families in the Fayetteville area, all you have to do is leave a comment on ANY post on our blog. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your help in supporting local families in need.



Adrian + Jason’s Fayetteville NC Maternity Session
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Outside of weddings, maternity portraits are some of my favorite sessions to photograph. It’s just such an exciting time for couples, and I love being able to share in their excitement. So needless to say, we LOVED photography Adrian and Jason’s fall maternity session recently! These two are one of the sweetest couples we’ve had the pleasure of photographing – they were just such a joy to be around! (…And I’ll be honest – I’m not sure I really understood that whole ‘pregnancy glow’ business until I met this gorgeous lady. But oh my goodness – doesn’t pregnancy suit her?!)

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Adrian + Jason welcomed baby Samuel into the world earlier this morning! And we can’t wait to meet him soon!!
Congratulations, you two! Enjoy this time together! 🙂