Maternity Pictures Tips

Many of you may know that I have started a little side hustle. Well one of many side hustles. What can I say, mama likes to stay busy! One of them includes starting my own photography business, Ashley Sanderson Photography.

I love being able to capture life as it happens for my clients and this client is an extra special one.
That sweet little baby in there in my NEPHEW! Yep. I'm going to be aunt and I am so incredibly excited.

Courtney is the most beautiful pregnant gal and I was so excited to do her maternity pictures. All of her dresses are from Pinkblush Maternity. I won't shop anywhere else for anything regarding maternity clothing. Their styles are on point, so comfortable, and affordable! For my local gals, all of these photoshoot dresses are available to you for a maternity session. No need to go shopping!

I know that sometimes picking out a dress for this type of session can be overwhelming! You're dressing a body that you just aren't sure about and places are bigger than they were before and by the time you start looking for a dress you wish you never had and just want to cancel the whole session. Take a breath, keep reading, and I promise, you will have some direction by the end of this blog post.

I put together a little go to list to follow when you are shopping for that perfect maternity photoshoot dress.

1. Keep It Simple
Make sure that your dress isn't taking away from the fact that you are celebrating this sweet life inside of you! Solid colors (neutral tones) are great or a simple pattern. Make sure your outfit isn't too contrast-y. Did I just make up a word? Let me explain. Don't get a dress with a hot pink skirt and white top. Way too much going on there! You also don't need a ton of accessories, but a sweet floral crown always seals the deal for me.

2. Fitted Outfits
Make sure that the dress you wear is formfitting so you can see that bump. That's what the pictures are all about right?

3. LOVE IT
Make sure that whatever you pick, that you love it, feel comfortable it, and ultimately ROCK it because it'll show in the pictures.

I have linked the dresses in the photos below in case you are looking for inspiration. These in my opinion are perfect for a maternity session.












Courtney rocked these photos and you can tell how comfortable and natural she felt in these dresses. That mustard dress is my absolutely favorite! It comes in probably 10 different colors on the Pinkblush site.

Can't wait to meet this little guy in a few short weeks!
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New Year, New Decor

I don't know about y'all, but once January hits I feel the need to change something up! Whether it be my hairstyle, my diet, my work out routine, or a room in our house.

Now I have changed up my work out routine (well more like started one because Lord knows I haven't worked out since before the kids), but that's for another post.

Today's post is about sprucing up a room in our house. We have 2 bathrooms upstairs that don't really get used, but have DESPERATELY needed a make over and since I'm a sucker for a rustic, farmhouse look, that's what I stuck with for one of the upstairs bathrooms.














We've been in our house for 2 years and I am slowly working my way through it and putting my touch of farmhouse flare to it. And I have to say, it's turning out exactly like I had hoped. All items are linked below! 

floating shelves // Wayfair
towels // Wayfair
"give me Jesus" sign // Hobby Lobby
"flush" sign  // Hobby Lobby
stool // Hobby Lobby
soap dispenser // Target
mirror // At Home
lantern // Hobby Lobby
light fixture // build.com
cotton stems // Wayfair
bath rug // Wayfair
white pitcher // Wayfair
metal basket // Wayfair
apothecary jars // Wayfair
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Pregnancy Fashion

I won't lie. I miss my preggo belly. I'm one of those weird ones that LOVES being pregnant! Except maybe the last month, I love it, and am sad that we only plan to do it 1 more time, but goodness am I excited to not have to the newborn phase again after this last one. Hallelujah, praise the Lord!

Even though I don't have my preggo belly right now, I can still count on my sister to be my model so I can still touch on maternity fashion even when I'm not and boy did she rock this. This plaid blouse was perfect for fall and winter.


 Of course Pinkblush is my go to for maternity clothes hands down! They have the cutest and most fashion forward options around and I was thrilled to work with them again!
 What I also love about Pinkblush is that the pieces transition from maternity to postpartum. This sweatshirt will be perfect for right after he's born. Flowy and forgiving!

 Even though her baby bump is tiny now, this dress is going to fit her now through the end of the pregnancy and will be perfect for her maternity session photos. Love me some stretch!


Can't wait to hold that sweet nephew of mine!! May can't get here soon enough!

*this post was done in collaboration with Pinkblush. All opinions are my own. I received these 3 pieces for free in exchange for my review.
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