LAST MINUTE OPENING: Hey guys! Welcome to Spring 😍 I have a last minute opening for a MINI SESSION this Sunday at 8am in Rockville. $250 - 20 minutes - 5 digital images. I can give you more details, but please email me asap to grab it:

Hey Maryland...thinking about a last minute spring mini session date! Sunday, April 15th at Brookside Gardens. Sessions from 9:15-11:30. If interested email me ASAP so I can gauge interest!! Just in time for Mother’s Day 💕


so much is about to change...and so much never will.

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I know, I know...I haven't been on here in FOREVER. Super busy guys...I'll try to be better. I wanted to pop in real fast though because my spring availability is REALLY limited. I have maybe 3 weekend spots available until the end of May 😱 More is available during the week, but I know those weekend spots are the hot ticket for most of you. Please email me ASAP to grab one...don't wait for the flowers to start blooming!


newborns have kept me super busy this winter. and i have been loving every second of it.

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i love babies...y'all know i do...but i also love those moments when they need their mama and i get to spend some silly time with the siblings. it can be as little as 5 minutes, but i do my best to make them laugh, get a little silly, and show them that though things have changed, they are still a very important part of the "picture".

the big sister giggles, the eager pup, and that delicious little was the perfect newborn session to close out 2017.

I could not have loved this session more. It was freezing, but she was absolutely beautiful, and together they were just the sweetest, warmest couple. That baby is going to be so loved. Scroll through to see my favorites

6 months...they are just so perfectly wonderful at 6 months 😍

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saturday was magical ❄️

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they braved the cold and the wind to come out and play in the leaves with me. we shot fast, chased the sun, and made some wonderful pictures of a beautiful family.

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Ashley Dougherty Photography is with Jess Karbowski Weare and Neil Weare.

ohmygosh...that smile, those two little teeth...cuteness overload!

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this one's for their momma. proof that there is always beauty in the chaos i can't say enough about this family. one of the very first that trusted me with their memories, and one that i feel sincerely lucky to capture each year.

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when i arrived, there was a heavy mist in the air that would have made a lot of folks stay inside. instead, this tribe threw on some boots and we went for a walk. there were muddy tights and wet boots...but there were also smiles, snuggles, and the genuine happiness that comes from kiddos playing outside...regardless of the weather

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i swear it was just seconds ago that this adorable duo was in their momma's belly...seconds, i tell ya! Alice Y. Bottcher

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a walk in the woods, a romp in the leaves and a beautiful fall afternoon...

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Ashley Dougherty Photography added 5 new photos — with Kathy Paul Dimmerling and 3 others.

a few previews for the beautiful families i photographed during last week's mini sessions. please feel free to tag your photo! finishing up these galleries soon, so watch your email