Tampa Florida Premier Maternity Birth and Newborn Photographer

Ashley Whitehead is the premier newborn, birth and maternity photographer based in Tampa, Florida. She has been recognized locally and regionally for her unique, natural and fun photos of pregnant women as well as newborn babies. She specializes in maternity, newborns, births and family photography for over 6 years. Ashley offers local portrait sessions at her home studio in natural lighting as well as on location photography. Ashley Whitehead, professional photographer, captures those special moments as your family grows. Tampa Bay families have trusted her to capture priceless memories and create custom portraits for your home. She has a style that encompasses a mixture of posed and lifestyle images. She wants her clients to have fun during their session and come away with beautiful, unique portraits.

Want to book a session? Contact Ashley Yvonne at 813.277.6275 or info@ashleyyvonnephotography.com

8817 Chesterton Place Tampa, Florida 33635

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St Petersburg Florida Home Birth Story

As St Petersburg, Florida Home Birth Photographer, I like to ask my birth Mama’s to give us their Birth Story. Whether they choose to have a Natural Home Birth in the water, in the hospital, etc is completely up to them. Every story is unique and genuine and I love the words to go along with our photos and video.

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Here’s the Birth Story of Ms. Caroline B, of her beautiful baby Boy Enzo’s entrance into this world. He arrived February 5, 2016 at 9:44 pm. He was 8 pounds 12 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long.

I woke up with that “this is the day” feeling. I had contractions or surges as we call them in the hypnobirthing world, all day but nothing that stopped my daily routine. I went to lunch with my husband, stopped at the grocery store and then around 5 pm I was certain I was in labor. Since we chose to have a homebirth, I wasn’t in a hurry to get anywhere and spent most of the evening with my family laboring in our hot tub. young woman birthing baby boy in water
I text our midwife around 7 saying that things seemed to be picking up, she arrived at 7:45 and our beautiful baby boy entered the world shortly after. baby boy minutes old
He was welcomed by his entire family and our younger daughter jumped right into the birth pool following his birth and said with the most innocent, sweetest voice “mama you did magic”. 
 family of five enjoying newborn boyI’ll never forget…
This was by far my favorite birth simply because my two daughters were so involved. I had worried a little that they would be distracting or possibly scared but it was the complete opposite. 
They were so excited and so loving during the labor process. 
I loved how tender and sweet they, as well as my husband were during labor.
I loved being able to show them that birth is a normal part of life and nothing to be feared. I hope it is a memory they will cherish as the years pass. I know for me it will be something I never forget.
I loved how intimate the evening was. Our entire family has fallen head over heels in love with our new baby boy and life before he arrived is hard to even remember now. He fits right in 🙂
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Top 5 Tips for New Moms and Dads

Everyone will have different tips and recommendations. There isn’t ONE right way to do things, so try out everything and find what works for you and your family. These are things I’ve learned from my parents that see me, things I’ve learned from Tampa Mommy Groups that I’m an avid member of, or things I’ve gathered from Doctors and Caregivers in Tampa.

1. Take Naps when baby is sleeping.

We know you have laundry to do, you want to take a shower, you’d like to clean your kitchen. But how are you going to feel when you are moving on three hours of sleep? Just sleep when you can so you feel like a functioning human being.

By the way, babies LOVE to be shushed. Try it! If your little one seems fussy and just won’t go down for a nap. Swaddle and shush. Try out this awesome Baby Shusher app and tell us what you think about it.

2. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

That friend that keeps asking to come over and see your little one? Sure! Come on over. While you’re at it, I’m going to clean the kitchen. BETTER YET, why don’t you clean my kitchen or bring a meal over so I may rest and enjoy my newborn baby. The point is, just ask. A good friend will know what you need and be willing to help when asked.

3. Don’t forget to take care of yourself. Read a book, take a bath. Do something to treat yourself.

Where’s the time you say? Remember that friend that wants to come over? Take advantage. Again, they know you need ME time. I’m sure they’d love to cuddle with your newborn baby.Liam-Morningstar-Newborn-by-Ashley-Yvonne-Photography-64

4. Go with the flow!

You were always on time, 15 minutes ahead of time in fact, perfectly polished, manicured and groomed. It’s going to take some time to get a new routine down. Things are going to take longer. Getting ready, eating, driving, etc. Expect everything you once did to now take twice as long. At least till you get your new routine down. So just go with the flow for now.

5. When changing a diaper, put the clean one under the dirty one before you take it off.

If you haven’t had a child yet and you’re wondering why, you’ll only need to do this incorrectly one time during a dirty diaper disaster to know why. So just take our word for it. 🙂 Or make sure whatever is underneath this dirty diaper, can be thrown into the wash.

BONUS Tip 6. Hire a professional for Newborn Photos

You don’t know how many people hire someone based on price and one or two photos they’ve seen. Just to find out that the one photo they saw did not represent their work. And the lesser price they paid represented their inexperience. Most photographers offer payment plans if you didn’t plan on spending extra money. Do yourself and your newborn baby a favor and hire the experienced photographer and don’t just “like” your photos, LOVE and CHERISH them.

If you have some great tips for New Parents, please feel free to chime in below.

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Win a FREE Mommy & Me Mini Session from Tampa Photographer

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Ashley Yvonne Photography is giving away One FREE Mommy & Me Mini Photography Session

25 minute session and includes approximately 5 digital images via download

If you live in the Tampa Bay, St Petersburg, Clearwater area, you qualify for entry. Available during Ashley Yvonne’s Mini Session Dates and Times Listed

Enter below in the Rafflecopter Giveaway.

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2016 Springtime Mini Session

2016 childrens mini session in Tampa


The Details

mini sessions will be held at Ashley Yvonne Studio

March 19th

March 20th

Its only $85 + tax to reserve your date & time! Call me at 813.277.6275 or email info@ashleyyvonnephotography.com

Tell your friends and family about this session pricing before we’re booked completely. If you refer a friend for this session, you’ll receive a $25 print credit with your mini session. Share this on Facebook and receive one digital image for free. 

Limited spots available!

**Special Print Packages and Collections are available for purchase for these mini sessions.

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