Trust me - I KNOW how stressful family photos can be. The unknown of what to wear, will the kids cooperate, how annoyed will my husband be that I booked a session?! Have no fear! From start to finish I am here to guide and support you through the process so that at the end you won't only have the perfect family photo but you will have had the BEST experience.
First, I will send over a short get to know you questionnaire. I love to learn about my families and connect with them, but it also helps me on the day of the session be able to quickly connect with the kiddos! If they can see I care about who they are I am all the sudden way less scary!
My approach might be a little different than you are used to, we are going to PLAY! I will ask them to chase me around and play tag, if it's fall we will throw leaves in the air or I will ask them tell me who has the stinkiest feet! We are guaranteed to get some smiles! For the entire family I will give you fun things to do together to naturally capture the love between you all. We are talking big group hugs, tickle sessions, ring around the rosie & a little bit of follow the leader. Each session is different and custom to your family's needs!
If you read my "about me" section you will have learned that I am also mom to a 5 yr old boy and 4 yr old girl. That right there can assure you I have got your back and you can count on me!
You can count on me to get the perfect family photo; preserving the joy, innocence, and beauty through every age and all stages of life!
Than a photo
- It's watching your family Grow -
- creating lifelong memories -
- preserving your family's legacy -
This is very laid back and can be via phone, zoom or email! I really want to know what your goals are for the session. This includes who you want photographed, possible location options, and what you plan to do with the images. I also like to get to know you and find out about your family!
When you are ready to make it official you can let me know right during our consultation! If you need some time to mull it over you can email, text or call with questions and to let me know you are ready to book! Then I will email you the contract and invoice for you to sign and pay the 50% prepay retainer. Once the retainer is paid your date will officially be locked in!!
A day or two before your session I will decide and confirm your location. Weather, construction or other events may play into the decision making. If the weather looks like it will be unfavorable we will talk about rescheduling for another date. Session date I will meet you at the agreed upon location and we will walk around, get all the must have images, have fun capturing candid images while playing some fun games and have a good time!
Your images will be ready for you within 3 weeks from the session day! If products are desired we will go through the design & ordering process and you will receive your products within days after we submit your order!
Once you fill out the contact form I will get back to you via email or text message within 24 hours to determine availability and schedule a consultation.
INQUIRE ABOUT YOUR session
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Pre-session consultation, wardrobe assistance, full printing rights, and a full resolution online gallery delivered within 3 weeks of your session.
*Extra fee charged for extended family sessions*
Please contact me for headshot & high school senior pricing
Absolutely in love with the photos we recently had taken. I can’t wait to get them on display in our home. Friendly, responsive and professional are just a few words to describe Ashley! Thanks again for capturing our family on that beautiful evening.
friendly, responsive & professional...
- Jess Henning
We had a family mini shoot and while we were in the middle of trying to take pictures our daughter just wasn’t having it for some. Ashley was amazing at getting her to interact by letting her have her own couple photos and helping calm us down from all the chaos. Our pictures turned out amazing and even captured that our daughter does smile! We definitely plan on using her in the future for more family moments!
ashley was amazing
- Nichole Casper
Loved working with Ashley!! She turned a thunderstorm (literally) into beautiful amazing family pictures. She kept in touch with me all day when unplanned weather came rolling in. I highly recommend & cant wait for our next session!
turned a thunderstorm into amazing family photos
how do I book My session?
Fill out the contact form with the type of session you are looking for and any other information you feel is important. I will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss availability and get a consultation call scheduled!
Depends on the time of the year! Typically I have availability as soon as the same week or week after when you reach out! If you desire a fall session I recommend booking no later than August 1st to guarantee a spot on my calendar. After that date it's slim pickin's and weekend dates are the first to go!
how far in advance should we book?
do you provide unedited images?
I do not provide RAW or unedited images. Why? Because taking the photo is only step one of the process. Each image is a work of art and will be edited to match my style and bring life to the images.
Yes I do! Albums, Books, Framed Prints, Canvas, Prints and more!! Let me know what you are looking for and I will get you the information.
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