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The Fine Art Maternity Session | Ashley Rufino- Portrait Photographer

The Maternity Session | An Understated & Under-Celebrated


Though I am a photographer, this is written first and foremost as a mother. I never had maternity portraits done. I never had maternity portraits done….. and I wish I had.  My husband and I were over joyed and filled with love to finally be with child after our unexpected loss. He was our rainbow baby.

Whether it is your first child or your fifth, do you TRULY comprehend what our bodies are actually doing? What we are capable of?  To grow life within ourselves  is an incredible thing to coprehend. Through the exhaustion and multitude of symptoms throughout pregnancy, the ability to feel empowered can be lost.  Nine months seems like a long time, but it flies by so quickly.

Women underestimate how quickly that recollection of the bump fades. Through all the prepartation, we are so focused on what comes after the delivery that we tend to overlook our time as a pregnant woman. Enjoy it. Celebrate it. document it.

It was not until after the birth of our son that I began to realize the impact of not having my maternity portraits.  I never had maternity portraits done and I regret it.  I cannot change that now, but I have made it a point to share with others the hard lesson I learned. Motherhood makes us more sentimental than ever. You may not feel beautiful, but you are beaming.

I want to create a vision for every expecting woman in front of my lens that is just as extraordinary as the miracle of life within her.

Come into my studio and be pampered and experience first hand a luxury portrait session. Take home your folio box of your beautifully matted images that are yours to cherish always. You can display them or store them, either way, your grandchildren will be able hold those matted portraits and forever cherish how beautiful you were. Incredible images to forever celebrate this time in your life.

 Let me create the image to show you for the goddess you are.  

Celebrate life--celebrate you. 

Ashley Rufino- Portrait Photographer |

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