Tuesday, January 16, 2018

"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment, then where is it to be found?" - JB Priestley

The snow has been falling outside all day. 

The ground is covered in several inches of beautiful white snow. 

Everything looks magical. 

Today is the perfect day to share this part of Graceyn's newborn session. 

I hope everyone is staying warm and cozy indoors, maybe sipping a cup of hot chocolate or warming you toes by the fire after playing outside in the snow with your kids.

WV Newborn Photographer | Amber Hope Photography

Amber Hope Photography is a photographer who specializes in newborn, baby & child, motherhood and family photography. She is located in Barboursville, WV.  Serving Huntington and Charleston, WV, Kentucky and Ohio. 

To book a session with Amber Hope Photography,

Phone: 304-751-0369

Mackenzie | Military Newborn Session | WV Photographer

Friday, January 12, 2018

"A Soldier doesn't fight because he hates what is in front of him. 
He fights because he loves what he left behind." - author unknown

by, Josh Groban
Hush now baby don't you cry
Rest your wings my butterfly
Peace will come to you in time
And I will sing this lullaby
No though I must leave, my child
But I would stay here by your side
And if you wake before I'm gone
Remember this sweet lullaby
And all love through darkness
Don't you ever stop believing
With love forlorn
With love you'll find your way
My love
The world has turned the day to dark
I leave this night with heavy heart
When I return to dry your eyes
I will send this lullaby
Yes I will send this lullaby

It is always an honor to photograph these military newborn sessions. 

This military newborn session was a little more special as both parents of this sweet baby girl serve our country. 

Two sets of tags held in her tiny hands. 

A momma and a father both proudly looking at their baby girl, wrapped in colors of browns and greens, their tiny baby sleeping peacefully in their uniform.

Thank you M and A for your service to our great country.

Amber Hope Photography is a proud volunteer for Heart Apart .

If you are deployed or deploying and would like a military session, please contact Hearts Apart today.

WV Newborn Photographer | KY Newborn Photographer

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Newborn Session Giveaway | WV Photographer

Sunday, January 7, 2018

To celebrate the beginning of a new life and a new year, Amber Hope Photography is giving away a Simply Newborn Session & a 20x20 canvas gallery wrap.

This giveaway is for expectant mothers due January - October 31st, 2018, and babies born January 7th until contest end.

Contest ends Tuesday, January 16th at midnight.

Winner will be announced Thursday, January 18th.

Please be sure to include your due date.

Each step listed below receives and additional entry:

Tag an expectant mother to this post on Facebook, or tag yourself if you are expecting.

Tag and expectant mother to this post on Instagram, or tag yourself if you are expecting.

"Like" Amber Hope Photography on Facebook.

"Follow" Amber Hope Photography on Instagram.

Comment on this blog post below.

Share the post on Facebook.

Share the post on Instagram.

Newborn sessions already booked will receive an additional entry and be entered to win a separate drawing for an additional 20x20 canvas gallery wrap.


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Session will take place in Amber Hope Photography's home studio, located in Barboursville, WV.

This contest is for a Simply Newborn Session & 20x20 canvas gallery wrap, no cash value or refunds will be given.

Sisters | WV Child & Family Photographer

Thursday, January 4, 2018

These three beautiful girls were the sweetest!

And dad of the year award goes to their dad, lol, he found a funny noise app on his phone and kept his three girls giggling and laughing the whole session. 

This is the last of the Winter Wonderland mini sessions to be posted. I think this set was one of my very favorites.

It's amazing to see how much they have all grown, especially Nora.

She was a New Years baby newborn session I photographed three years ago. 

Her newborn session was the first newborn session I had photographed after I had decided I wanted to specialize in newborn photography.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! 

I am looking forward to what 2018 will bring!

Mackenzie | WV Newborn Photographer

Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Story of Milk and Cookies

Long ago tradition said,
the children would lay their heads,
and wait patiently for Santa
snuggled up in their warm beds.

They'd place their Christmas stockings,
high above the fireplace
and set out milk and cookies
to put a smile on Santa's face.

The tradition still remains
and the happy time is here.
So bring out the milk and cookies,
it's the best night of the year.

- from the book, The Legend of Milk and Cookies

those little cookie crumbs . . . . .

Mackenzie was sound asleep (thanks to a little car ride from her dad) for her first Christmas session.

Her momma wanted something Christmas with her newborn session, and being so close to Christmas Eve I loved the idea of a milk and cookies set. 

The chocolate was melting a little from the warmth in the room and there were crumbs scattered here and there, but it made it look like Mackenzie had enjoyed a little of the cookies she had set out for Santa.

WV Newborn Photographer | Amber Hope Photography

To book your session,
Phone: 304-751-0369

Kenneth | Polar Express One Year Session

Thursday, December 21, 2017

All aboard! 

All aboard!

Tickets please, tickets

Well, you coming?

Wooo wooo the whistle blows

That's the sound of her singing

Ding ding the bell will ring

Golly  look at her go

You wonder if you'll get there soon

Anybody's guess

Cause that's the way things happen 

On the Polar Express

Hiss hiss the steaming mist

That's the sound of her breathing

Clang clang the boiler bangs

What a wonderful show!

Lights are gleaming far across the snow

You're not dreaming

May I present the North Pole

Bang bang bang

Boom boom boom

Laughing all the way

If you want to join us come along

You can be our guest

Cause that's the way things happen 

On the Polar Express!

Happy first birthday Kenneth!!

WV Children's Photographer | Amber Hope Photography
Polar Express Cookie Smash

Emsley | Winter Wonderland Mini

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

WV Baby & Child Photographer | Amber Hope Photography
| Winter Wonderland Mini Session |