Professional photographs are an investment in an art that allows you to capture your life in the now. Whether it be senior year, an engagement, a maternity announcement, or the newborn phases of life; these are the things that you never want to forget and are also a wonderful keepsake to pass on to future generations. My focus on your session is to capture you and your family as they are, laughing, playing, snuggling, even fighting and crying. Taking a snapshot of your family experiencing your world together, show casing your personality and hobbies as you are graduating and moving on with the next step in life, or getting a small look at that spark between two people in love.
"Ashley is absolutely amazing to work with! Her professionalism, kindness, timeliness, and most of all creativity is above any photographer I have worked with in the past. She does such an amazing job wrangling in the kiddos, and is always able to capture the most incredible shots of our family. We would recommend her to anyone!"
"Best photographer we have worked with. She has done amazing with our little man since his birth. She is so easy to work with and be comfortable around. You will not be disappointed!"
Families, Maternity, and Couples
Family, Maternity and Couples sessions can be done in-studio, outdoors or in your home as a lifestyle session. Sessions include on-site location, 20 high-resolution, professionally edited images delivered through an online gallery.
$750 in-studio, $1000 in-home
This session is a full lifestyle session with the addition of images of baby posed delicately on backdrops and props. These include solo images of baby and also the immediate family. Session includes 20 digital images. Sessions are Mon, Tues, & Wed.
A lifestyle newborn sessions can take place at my studio or in the comfort of your home. You will receive 20 high-resolution, professionally edited images delivered through an online gallery. Sessions are offered Mon, Tues, and Wed.
These in-hospital sessions are perfect for capturing those early hours and days once baby arrives. Typically done on day 2 after delivery. Sessions include 20 high-resolution digital images delivered through an online gallery.
These sessions are tailored for high school or college seniors. Sessions include 1 location and outfit change and 20 high-resolution digital images. Hair and makeup can be added upon request. Additional location and outfit change can be added for $100
Cake Smash and Milestones
Cake smashes and Milestones are completed in studio or outdoors and start at $550 and are priced according to complexity of the theme/set up. Sessions include 20 high-resolution, professionally edited digital images. Cake is not included.
Additional images can be purchased as single images for $25 or packages of 10 images for $200. Boudoir is excluded from this discount pricing.
Don't go through all the work of getting outfits, picking a location, getting the family ready and then hiding the images away on your phone for years. You want to see the beautiful images up on your wall or printed in beautiful table top albums or sent out to loved ones in the form of a card. I offer a wide range of print products including wall art, custom photo albums, metal finishings, and folio boxes. See my price list below.
What do you bring to Newborn Sessions?
I will always have you be apart of choosing the type of session that you invision. I will contact you prior to your session and discuss colors and posing that you have in mind within my photography style. For Signature sessions I will bring my own lighting system and also utilize natural light in your home. I will also bring wraps, headbands, outfits, props, and backdrops that fit your requests to give options and variety to your session. Lifestyle sessions use mostly natural light and I bring along a number of simple baby outfits from my client closet, wraps, headbands, and bonnets.
When do we do a Newborn Session?
Once your book your newborn session with me I will instruct you to contact me as soon as you deliver in order to set up a date and time for our session. Sessions are ideally done between 3 to 14 days old but can be done later if needed. For Signature sessions, newborn posing is the most successful and safest when done when baby is in a deep sleep which is more easily achievable during the first two weeks of life. Signature sessions typically last between 3 and 4 hours depending on baby's temperament. Lifestyle sessions are between 45 min and 90 minutes depending on temperament of baby and siblings.
When will we get our photos?
You will receive an online gallery link with all your high-resolution and social media sized photos within 3 weeks (sometimes less depending on the season of our session). You can download all the photos from the gallery but also share them, choose your favorites, and also order prints! I will also ask your permission to post a sneak peak from our session on social media within a few days of our session.
Where and when do you shoot outdoor sessions?
I am always open to your wishes as a client. I do highly recommend starting an outdoor session the hour before sunset for that warm golden light. I will discuss with you locations that I am familiar with shooting but I am also open to a location of your choice within reason of distance from Wentzville, MO. Locations greater than 50 miles from Wentzville require a travel fee. I love to shoot where you feel comfortable so whether it is in your backyard, an open field, or creek bed, I will try my best to customize your session to your wishes.