For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands - Christina Rossetti
This girl is one of my favorite people to shoot. Her smile is infectious, her giggles are contagious, and she's got just enough sass to pose herself without any coaching, lol. @andreaw911 is going to have her hands full with this one ... if she doesn't already! #babyblues#spurcellphotog#portraitphotographer#vaphotographer
It gets talked about a lot between photographers - the fault we all have with comparing our lives and/or businesses with others. Being a stay at home mom, I often watch the world through social media. Seeing other photographers doing really cool things and thinking “Well, I’m just stuck.” I have to make myself snap out of that quick because the enemy loves when we lose our joy and doubt what God is doing in our lives. Listen. I want to be THE premier newborn lifestyle photographer in North Fort Worth. That’s my goal. But it can’t ever come before my husband or my family. It especially can’t come before my relationship with God. For all of this comes from Him. Are you watching the highlight reels of others and feeling less than? Stop. Focus on what’s happening in your life. And put the phone down and get out there and make it happen! 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻
Every now and again it hits me how unbelievably lucky I am to have this platform to share images of love, gain exposure to new clients who often turn into friends, and build this business I am so passionate about. So I just want to say THANK YOU. Thank you for being you and thank you for being HERE. 💚😻
This adorable man is my favorite nephew... who obviously doesn’t trust me 😂 I’d like to say I’ll be his favorite aunt one day, but we all know aunt @chau.merkley is way more fun than I am so I’ll have to settle for second 😂 #TheresOnlyTwoOfUsTotal#LeastFavoriteAunt
When's the last time you've laughed so hard you cried?
Like literally tears streaming down the face and constant wiping them away doesn't do anything.😭😂 This would be me ✋ (during these impromptu photos with my eldest). I don't know if I'm just too serious of a person, or that I'm just that easily entertained, but this little bonding moment was much needed. 👩👦 Sometimes you just need a good laugh-cry, don't you agree?? 😂
Have you ever heard of the term “rainbow baby”? I hadn’t until I started looking at newborn photography to get ideas and inspiration. A rainbow baby is a baby born after the loss of baby. Little Josie here is a rainbow baby. I don’t know this family’s whole story and I don’t need to. It’s enough to know Josie is a rainbow baby. That tells me all I need to know. It tells me there was pain, grief, and loss but also strength, love and repair. And this is what I love about what I get to do. Stepping into a family’s life, for just a moment, getting to know them, getting to see the love they have for each other and then getting to capture that love in a photograph. Oh, what a blessing to me it is. 🌈🌈🌈
What do you think of family heirlooms on your big day? Are they swoon worthy? Or a no thank you to your modern taste? Loving this vintage family heirloom given to this bride on her beautiful wedding day!!!
Wow! I got some great name ideas from comments here on Instagram and on Facebook and Teresa Denk even guessed correctly!! I drew names and the winner is: Kumala Emmick! Congratulations! 🎉 So, it’s official - Ashleigh Faith Photography is now Kelly McMullin Photography! Although I ❤️ the sound of my daughters’ middle names together - it was confusing. People thought I was Ashleigh! Using my own name for the business will hopefully be clearer! Thanks to everyone who commented!
Alright!! This year, not only did we enter the #shootandshare#photocontest , but we went ALL IN!! Thousands of creatives are still hard at work submitting, but I'll post a link on our link trewhen voting goes live Feb 1!!
🙌🏻 this is everything. Any other boss ladies feelin’ this quote too? Feeling blessed that my weekends are not only filled with the love and laughter from my own family time, but are also filled with the joy of my clients!!! Gearing up for a day full of editing my latest newborn session from yesterday (omgosh! Guysssss) and getting excited for my first wedding of the year in 2 weeks!! 🌿 Happy Sunday y’all!
I held a photo fundraiser for my daughter's violin school today for the 2nd year in a row. I enjoy doing these simple studio setups (especially when it's too cold to shoot outdoors), especially when I have subjects as cute as this!!
Hey! It’s me and I have a GIVEAWAY!!! Comment below with your guess of my brand new business name for a chance to win a FREE Popsocket! (Hint: the name is super original!) 😉 Winner will be chosen from the comments at random. Tag a friend for a double entry. I’ll “pop” in and announce the winner tomorrow! *photo credit - Ali McMullin