Birth Photography, Newborn Portraits and First Year Program

College Station's most trusted birth photographer creates a custom portrait package to document your baby's first year.

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I know, the thought of birth photography is a little scary.

Hear from my previous birth photography clients to understand more about the process and the eye opening, life changing power of birth photography.

Newborn Portraits

You just had a baby and he or she is already growing so fast you feel like you are missing it! At Fig-Mint Photography, we will custom design a newborn session to reflect your personal style, while capturing every tiny detail of your little one's first days. Most newborn sessions are done in-home for maximum comfort, however we do have a studio, so the choice is yours!

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First Year Portrait Program

Our 4 session package can be customized for your preferences, however, most families choose: Newborn, 4 months, 8 months and 1 year sessions. Extra photo sessions such as maternity or 18 month can be added upon request. At the end of the year, we will pre-design for you a luxury coffee table album including the best pieces throughout baby's first year. Don't worry about keeping a baby book, we have you covered. All family members are welcome to participate in any and all sessions.

Meet Our Team

Both certified professional photographers and master photographic craftsmen, Ashley and Kathy deliver superior quality images for every session.

Ashley Siegert

Ashley has been shooting still photography professionally since 2011, and alongside a 13 year career in sports television, has developed an eye for storytelling. Ashley fell in love with Birth photography in 2012 and has been shooting at least 10 births/ year ever since. Ashley earned her Certified Professional Photography license in 2014 and her Master Photographic Craftsman degree in 2017.

Kathy Norwood

Kathy opened her company, K. Norwood Portraiture in 2006 specializing in weddings and family portraits. She started birth photography by shooting the births of her grandchildren and then assisting Ashley with private birth clients in 2015. Kathy earned her Certified Professional Photography license in 2009 and her Master Photographic Craftsman degree in 2017.

"I was hesitant about birth photography at first, but now I am delighted we had Ashley there and I can't recommend it highly enough. My son's birth was such a hectic, emotional time, and it was wonderful to be in the moment knowing she was capturing it all and we didn't have to think about taking pictures. I treasure the images and look back at them often. I am truly grateful to Ashley for capturing such an amazing time in our lives and I will be forever thankful! She's the best."

Amy Banks
Birth and Newborn

"I booked a birth session and it was the best decision I've ever made. Kathy rushed to the hospital in less than 15 minutes from when I called. I had my edited pictures back in a week."

Katee Sullivan

"Ashley is talented, professional and seriously amazing. If you are looking for a photographer, Ashley is by far the most educated, most experienced photographer in Bryan-College Station."

Stephanie Leatherwood

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Newborn Photography FAQ

How does a newborn portrait session work?

Most of my newborn sessions are done in-home for maximum comfort for mommy and baby. However, I do tell my families- Don't worry about a messy house. You will have a newborn. It's supposed to be messy! However, if you prefer, I do have a studio space, so the choice is yours.

Can my other children be in the newborn photos?

All family members are welcome to be a part of the newborn session. The baby is part of your growing family, so nobody is excluded.

Can you photograph my props and heirlooms?

Absolutely. Each newborn portrait session is custom designed to fit your style and preferences. If Grandma made baby a quilt, we can definitely include it in your session. I will do my best to incorporate pieces that are important to you and your family.



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Why Birth Photography?

There is so much adrenaline pumping on the day of your birth, regardless of how great your birth experience plays out, there will be lots of details that you don't remember. This is why birth photography can be so healing. You will be able to look back on the events of your big day and piece together many fuzzy memories. Also, there are many details that a birth photographer can capture from an outside perspective that you may never have seen such as your family's excitement in the waiting room, your husband putting on his scrubs preparing to join you in the OR, or the baby's first bath or measurements should they happen away from your gaze. Don't miss a single moment of your big day.

Birth Photography FAQ

Why would I want my birth photographed? Isn't that kind of gross?

The day of your birth is full of adrenaline and it is often hard to remember the details of who came to visit and what your partner looked like while meeting your child for the first time. Having a birth photographer in place means that your partner does not have to worry about fumbling with a camera and can completely focus on you and your well being.

Many birth clients have also found a healing when looking back on the images of their birth, an ability to make sense of some partial memories.

A birth photographer is not a medical photographer, rather a storyteller of your baby's first day.

What if I have a C-Section?

Each birth is different, however, if your C-Section is not an emergency, it is possible that I will be able to be present in the operating room. We visit this on a case by case basis.

How do you know when to come to my birth?

In your consultation, we will go over all of the details about how I handle on-call time, partner notifications, and backup plan strategies. We have photographed over 30 births in the Bryan/College Station area in the past 5 years and have gotten very familiar with the procedures at each facility.

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