• Ashley Norton Photography

The Nolasco's Newborn Lifestyle Session | Fresno, CA

Wow, this session brought some big feelings.


If you missed it, I also shot Haley & Marcus' maternity session at a beach in San Simeon, California and wrote a blog post about it.


Their little boy came into this world mid-January, and has already been loved by so many people. It was an honor to come into their home to capture this special and beautiful time in their life.

Fresno photographer Ashley Norton does a newborn lifestyle session.
Clovis photographer Ashley Norton does a newborn lifestyle session.
Central Valley photographer Ashley Norton does a newborn lifestyle session.
California photographer Ashley Norton does a newborn lifestyle session.
Fresno photographer Ashley Norton does a newborn lifestyle session.

All of those were taken before the session felt like it even began. Marcus was still getting ready, baby was snoozing, and Haley was changing him into a few outfits.


Like these:

Fresno photographer Ashley Norton does a newborn session.
Clovis photographer Ashley Norton does a newborn session.
Central Valley photographer Ashley Norton does a newborn session.

Can't forget about those jammies.


We moved into the living next. I've had a few people mention they were nervous about doing a session in their home because they lived in an apartment, didn't feel like they had enough light, or weren't wanting to clean.


I mentioned it in my Newborn Lifestyle Guide, but you don't actually need to clean for your session. You just need to de-clutter 1-2 areas in your house.


Haley and Marcus used the top of their bed by the window for the above photos--they didn't even need to tidy up to do it. For the ones we took in the living room, they cleared a bit of clutter away and I moved a few items as needed. It created a clean environment that allowed me to focus on mom + baby.

California photographer Ashley Norton does a newborn session.
Newborn lifestyle session by Clovis photographer Ashley Norton.
Newborn lifestyle session by Fresno photographer Ashley Norton.
Newborn lifestyle session by Central Valley photographer Ashley Norton.
Newborn lifestyle session by California photographer Ashley Norton.
Newborn session by Clovis photographer Ashley Norton.

We didn't need to use any external flash, either! Their apartment had a sliding glass door that led to a little porch area. We opened up the blinds and soaked in all of that natural lighting to create these.

Newborn session by Fresno photographer Ashley Norton.
Newborn session by Central Valley photographer Ashley Norton.
Newborn session by California photographer Ashley Norton.
Newborn lifestyle session by Ashley Norton Photography in Fresno.

I took some time to feature a few moments of Marcus and his son as well.

Newborn lifestyle session by Ashley Norton Photography in Clovis.
Newborn lifestyle session by Ashley Norton Photography in the Central Valley.

Haley came back in, and it flowed so beautifully.

Newborn lifestyle session by Ashley Norton Photography in California.
Newborn session by Ashley Norton Photography in Fresno.
Newborn session by Ashley Norton Photography in Clovis.

We finished up back on the couch. These ones were Haley's idea, and they turned out so lovely.

Newborn session by Ashley Norton Photography in the Central Valley.
Newborn session by Ashley Norton Photography in California..
Baby session by Ashley Norton Photography in Fresno.
Baby session by Ashley Norton Photography in Clovis.
Baby session by Ashley Norton Photography in the Central Valley.
Baby session by Ashley Norton Photography in the Central Valley..

It's been a few weeks since our session, and I've already seen just how much bigger he has gotten.