love isn’t always black and white . but sometimes it really is . . . sweet maria and baby asher.

if you remember, jeremy had the privilege of documenting as maria and steve brought asher home on april 5th. he was just a few weeks old, and was the answer to so many countless prayers. we had walked with these dear ones through an experience so gut-wrenching as we watched them adopt their first son, and then walk through losing him just a few weeks later. I remember at the time wondering if they would ever recover, if the nursery would ever be used, and if maria would ever have the joy of being a mom again. and then asher came into the world. and sometimes, as only a tiny human can do, he began to heal their broken hearts just by his presence, his beautiful clear eyes, and his instant bond to maria and steve. it has been a joy and honor to walk through the ups and downs with this beloved family, and we look forward to watching zion and asher grow up to be buds. :) this was a few months ago, when asher was 3 months old. a few outtakes from a day at the house, just momma and baby.

also, for those of you who just adore fine vintage women’s pieces, maria is a master vintage hunter and seamstress. click here to check out her shop on etsy. her style is just lovely.

keri bryant - 11/09/2012 - 8:47 am

there are no words but LOOOOOVE!!!!!!!!

Elianna - 10/24/2012 - 4:53 pm

so (friggin’) perfect

Samira - 10/23/2012 - 4:36 pm

i love the shot of the mom kissing the baby. so adorable together!

jennifer armstrong - 10/19/2012 - 12:00 am

no matter how our kids come to us, every story is unique. And some hit a little closer to home. This story sits right in my own heart, so close to our own experience. Beautiful moments, beautifully captured. Thank you for sharing.

Colleen Conradie - 10/18/2012 - 7:33 am

Just beautiful. Very special memories.

cara @ lillian and leonard - 10/16/2012 - 8:45 am

These are so beautiful. The ones of them lying on the bed are just breathtaking, especially the first one, with Maria’s legs.

Jami Nato - 10/15/2012 - 10:18 pm

why am i crying?! because i heart these so much.

Ali Migliore - 10/13/2012 - 3:05 pm

These are absolutely fantastic. So so so beautiful. Their skin and the color tones in every shot is just scrumptious! Amazing photographs, Parsons.

xo – Ali

Louie - 10/11/2012 - 10:45 am

Sweet (as in Irish for cool, lol) – so natural

Louie - 10/11/2012 - 10:38 am

Sweet guys – so natural

Kimberly Mitiska - 10/07/2012 - 12:21 am

These are amazing Ash! I absolutely love them! Also I’m checking out her etsy site for sure :].

Kristy - 10/04/2012 - 5:13 am

These are so moving and beautiful. They ooze beauty and love and realness.

Anna - 10/04/2012 - 1:04 am

Ohhhhh! Just OH. Love this beyond words.

brooke collier - 10/03/2012 - 1:17 pm

mmmmmmm. these are delicious in so many ways.
beautiful love.

Josh - 10/02/2012 - 4:01 pm

you brought the heat on this one. LOVE it

maria - 10/02/2012 - 12:59 pm

my darling boy. thank you for this treasure, ash!
they are just so moving and special.

Hannah Nicole - 10/02/2012 - 9:30 am

I love these. real and relaxed and authentic. you see their love and their story and it’s beautiful.

ellie be - 10/02/2012 - 6:45 am

so so precious. these images really capture their relationship so well.

sharon - 10/02/2012 - 1:47 am