Maternity sessions are best scheduled between 28-34 weeks. You will not regret documenting this amazing miracle, and your little one will love seeing what you looked like with him or her in your belly!
Newborn Sessions are scheduled within 1 month of your expected due date, around 1-2 weeks old is the perfect little window to have a newborn session, but really it's never a bad time to photograph your sweet baby!
Tummy time, sitting, crawling, walking, graduating from high school, etc. All milestones are important and should be photographed! Check out the Collective Membership info to see how my clients make the most of their milestones!
Family sessions are so much fun! We typically meet at a location of your choice, either a park or beach. This is a natural experience, letting your family's true personalities show in each image.
My goal is to create a seamless experience from the first phone call to your portraits displayed on the wall. As a mom of three young children, I know your time is so valuable, but it's also passing so quickly. I aim to document this season of motherhood but take away the stress that can come from planning a portrait session. Hair and makeup, wardrobe, and even the design of your gallery walls with my interior design eye are all aspects of my session experience that I gladly offer each and every client.
I encourage everyone to print their images in some form of tangible artwork.
I do, however, very much understand the desire to own the digital files of your photographs. I created a pricing structure that allows you to select exactly what you want, digital and tangible, in an a la carte menu, rather than "ready-made packages".
This is a custom, luxurious experience with no detail or service left out.
We will even design the aesthetic of your session with a carefully chosen location. I serve clients across the state of Connecticut for studio, on-location, and in-home sessions. Please contact me to inquire about out-of-state sessions.
First, a consultation
Let's chat and design your dream session together! We'll talk about your family, I'll answer all of your questions, then brainstorm location ideas, and wardrobe. I have a client closet collection of beautiful dresses for you to wear if you choose,
Secondly, let's schedule
Once you're ready to move forward, we'll pick a date and book a makeup artist. We'll also discuss more details at this time - what to bring, how to prepare, what to expect, etc. Maternity sessions are booked between 30-34 weeks and newborn sessions are scheduled within 3 weeks of delivery.
Then, meet for a session
You can expect family sessions to last about 45 mins, and newborn sessions to last about 2-3 hours to allow for mom to get her hair and makeup done, feed, cuddle, and change breaks. I will completely prep you for this day, so you will feel relaxed and ready.
Finally, design & order
About two weeks after your session, you'll see your curated and edited images in a slideshow format. Then choose your favorites and how you want to display them! You can come back to the studio for this appointment or meet me on a zoom call.
Newborn sessions are typically photographed in my studio in Westbrook, Ct. I have a beautiful, open, and bright studio located right next to Williams Sonoma at the Westbrook Outlets. It's a quick drive from New Haven and easily accessible.
I also have a rental studio in Hartford, you can choose the location closest to you!
For families, I love shooting in natural light and for that reason, most of my family photography sessions take place outdoors. I have some favorite spots throughout Connecticut that I love to shoot at! Some of my favorites include; Hamonasset Beach in Madison and Harkness Park in Niantic.
We will discuss all of the options for specific locations during your consultation call and planning appointment.
The Signature Session
The full experience for maternity, newborns & families. Includes, the use of the studio wardrobe for mom and professional makeup and light hair styling. Images are purchased separately. Families typically invest $900+ on artwork.
Creative Fee $250
The Collective Membership
Document baby's first year with up to 4 sessions. Includes everything in the Signature Sessions as well as announcement cards and more. Choose 3 or 4 sessions in your membership. Families typically invest $900+ at each ordering appointment.
Creative Fees $650 - $800
The Simplicity Session
For baby milestones and expecting mothers, when a full session is just not needed. Available weekday mornings at Westbrook locations. Images are purchased separately. Families typically invest $450+ on artwork.
Creative Fee $150
Custom Luxury Artwork
Choose from a modern, yet timeless, simple wood gallery frame or a hand-crafted, solid wood decorative moulding. There is a style for just about anyone!
Starting at $400
Handcrafted, archivally printed, lay-flat books and albums are a great way to document one session or baby's first year. Available in linen, velvet and leather with custom debossing.
Digital Image Files
I understand the security of owning the digital copy of your images, but they shouldn't live on a hard drive forever. Your memories deserve to be printed! Most clients receive their digital file collection complimentary with a minimum artwork purchase.
Contact Ashley for pricing
“Ashley is a wonderful person and amazing photographer. Instantly upon meeting she made me feel very comfortable with her and her in home studio environment. She captured the pure, natural spontaneous beauty of my newborn son. She even made me feel comfortable enough to include myself in the shoot, which I hadn’t initially planned on doing. Ultimately those photos of us together are my favorite!”