Why You Need a Birth Story or Fresh 48 Session

There are very few (if any) things more raw, important, and emotional in life than having a baby. For a lot of moms and parents the first couple of hours and days after delivery can be a blur due to all of the changes, actual labor, and post delivery. By hiring Ahnvee Photography as your birth photographer, you are able to relive the memories over and over again for a lifetime. Live birth sessions cover your entire birthing experience, from active labor, through the first few hours of your new baby’s life in a beautiful and raw documentary style. I capture your journey through labor, your baby’s first breath and first cry, cutting the cord, your first expression when you see them, and everything about that new bundle of joy and each special moment involved. I arrive at the hospital around 5cm of dilation through the first hour after delivery. Includes a minimum of 50 hi-res images and print release.   For pricing and availability please visit www.ahnveephotography.com/contact and complete the form.

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Benefits of Having a 2nd Shooter/ Assistant

For many clients on a tight budget or those looking to allocate expenses elsewhere, the “cost” assumption is further expanded upon with the idea that a 2nd shooter or assistant is unnecessary.  While employing additional personnel may appear to add to the bottom line of your session, the presence of said personnel enables us to deliver so much more while retaining competitive pricing. If you’ve ever witnessed or participated in a photography session, or even taken a glimpse inside a photography studio, you may have noticed a lot more equipment than merely a photographer and his/her camera.  The equipment needed to adequately capture your priceless moments while adhering to Ahnvee’s strict quality standards will vary depending on your venue to the time of day, your clothing and/ or prop choices and everything in between.  Given the fact that photographers are expected to capture every detail, especially concerning wedding sessions (whose venues are VERY often dimly-lit), it is downright impossible to setup and relocate lighting, or utilize reflectors and diffusers (no, not the air fresheners 😁) without potentially missing a priceless moment.  And believe it or not, every moment of your event is incredibly important to us, priceless and otherwise!  Employing […]

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Professional Labs vs Consumer Labs for Printing

Unless you’re in the photography world, you may not know that there are strong differences in the finished product when choosing where to have your professional images printed.  Not all printing services are created the same, and despite which photographer you choose, each will have their own opinions on where is the best place to have the final images printed.  You will find some similarity between professional opinions, but the one opinion guaranteed across the board with professionals is that consumer photo labs (Walgreens, CVS, Shutterfly, etc) typically produce images that pale in quality comparisons to professional photo labs like WHCC or Miller‘s. As with everything, the proof is often in the contrasts, and we didn’t slack in doing our own homework to see how the more commonly used services measured up against our preferred printer.  Keep in mind that when it comes to art, its creators have a vested interest in the quality you select to display your final images.  We here at Ahnvee Photography care a great deal about the quality of your printed images and therefore, we DO NOT add any additional charges to the existing cost to print from our preferred professional lab, WHCC (White House […]

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My Favorite Locations

Check out some of our favorite locations to shoot! Avery Island, Louisiana Jungle Gardens A beautiful a 170-acre semi tropical garden along Bayou Petite Anse.  This site is home to tons of flowers and wildlife, and boasts some excellent photographic landmarks!   Pineville, Louisiana Forts Randolph and Buhlow (State Historic Site) : Both of these forts are in the National Register of Historic Places, and include the remains of Bailey’s Dam.  The site has a visitor center, a disc golf field, railroad tracks and ties, an elevated boardwalk, tall grass with overgrown wildflowers…it’s a photographer’s dream!   Lafayette, Louisiana Jefferson Street – Downtown: The pulse of all things Lafayette!   Alexandria, Louisiana A secluded trail in the Garden District, behind the zoo. Lake Martin, Louisiana Having everything from water to boardwalk, If your looking for a lovely outdoor background Lake martin is your spot.  The trees are green all over, dirt roads, docks with shimmering waters, as well as a boardwalk this place is a photo sean heaven for everything from loving couples to souther back road boys!!!!     The Mill, New Iberia The Mill is a one in a million spots for photography!!! What looks like a run down building is a […]

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‘Pros & Con’s of a “First Look”

Despite the old adage that its bad luck for the wedding couple to see each other prior to their wedding ceremony, the ‘first look’ is becoming increasingly more popular.  In case you aren’t familiar with the term, a first look is an exclusive moment between the wedding couple wherein they see each other for the first time before the ceremony.    While we here at Ahnvee Photography strongly suggest having a first look for the various advantages detailed below, we’ve also taken the time to consider the flip side of that coin and provide you with the reasons that couples decide against this option. A surprising number of couples who decide against a first look cite the medieval fear of bringing bad luck to their union.  However, in our experience, we’ve found that majority of these couples cannot accurately describe the origin of this superstition, nor why it came to be.  No worries, because we have done our research in hopes of dispelling this ancient myth! The notion that its bad luck for the bride and groom to see one another prior to the wedding ceremony was spawned back in the days of arranged marriages.  Back then, the bride and […]

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Wedding : Elise & Jared

Intimate Backyard Wedding Elise and Jared’s non-traditional, intimate backyard wedding was every candid-style wedding photographer’s dream wedding. A small gathering of family and friends witnessed the couple exchange their vows. These were original vows written by the bride and groom themselves, which left the entire crowd with tear-struck faces, including myself. From ugly-crying behind the camera to crying while editing, I couldn’t hold back the emotions brought on by witnessing such a genuine connection between two individuals. The couple’s romantic color selection of blushes and pastels emphasized the intimacy of the ceremony. The light color scheme contrasted beautifully against the dark greenery of their backyard. The elegant-meets-rustic details of her blush-toned lace dress, bright hair, and flower crown perfectly reflected the bride’s unique attention to detail. The photojournalistic, candid shots tell the story of the sentimental, heartfelt moments shared between Elise, Jared, and their friends and family.   To see more of my wedding photography, click here: http://ahnveephotography.com/wedding/

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