Ashlee Newman Photography » Austin-Based Lifestyle Photography


“The photographer watches for the perfect picture.

The mathematician watches for the perfect measurement.

The astronomer watches for the perfect timing.

The night owls watch for the entertainment.

The techie watches from his computer, trading the holiness of being present for the clarity of a screen.

The worker watches from the back of his eyelids, too tired, or busy, to behold the spectacle.

But the dreamer; the dreamer watches with the hope that the world will watch him that way some day too- so intently, just waiting for the beauty of His creation to unfold.”



How many of you photographers, mathematicians, astronomers, night owls,  and dreamers were also outside last night,

watching the mystery of this beautiful full lunar eclipse unfold?


mike newman - great pics honey thanks a million lol

Poor Pitiful Pearl {grounded}

I’m not able to accurately put into words how much of a natural high I was on after this shoot for Poor Pitiful Pearl. Gorgeous line, gorgeous model, gorgeous light and scenery. THIS is what my dream sessions/shoots are made of.

I own several of her one-of-a-kind pieces, a favorite being my DARE shirt from 5th grade that she added flannel sleeves to. Or wait – no, it’s a men’s pearl snap shirt that she turned into a cute “oxy.” OH! Nevermind, it has to be my bellbottoms.  I truly can’t decide. Add to that a new favorite, a bell-sleeved olive top from this new line. Confession – I may have worn it for 4 days straight. To bed and all day long (showers sprinkled in there too, of course). It’s glorious.

This woman is creative, hard-working, faith-FULL, and a wonderful mother. I’m so fortunate to call her a friend.

Check out her shop here.

And blog posts on the {grounded} line here.     {why?}     {mustard}      {olive}




And I think I need those tribal print leggings…

{personal} Arkansas

Waking up to this first picture… Nothing better. Well maybe if I wasn’t sleeping in a car – but really, beats a hotel. Every day.

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Fishing the tailwaters of Beaver Dam outside Eureka Springs… No luck this time.


I managed to catch the most beautiful part of sunset at Inspiration Point as I was on my way into Eureka Springs. Arkansas sunsets blow me away every single time.


Was able to get on the Norfork for a little bit one day – stunning river!


And a BIG thank you to Ben at Dally’s Ozark Flyfisher in Cotter for letting me tag along for a little bit. It was a bit chilly and SO WINDY, but we  each got a couple fish (Ben probably caught about 10 more when I wasn’t watching), and man – this one’s colors were gorgeous! Looking forward to getting on the river again next time I’m up that way.

If you missed the first bout of fishing with this guy – Click here!