The Sessions


Maternity photo sessions are typically scheduled between 28-34 weeks when the belly is beautifully round and the mother-to-be is still comfortable enough to pose. These photos will be treasured by both the mother and her child for years to come.


Typically, newborn sessions are scheduled within a month of the expected due date, with the ideal time being when the baby is 1-2 weeks old. However, any time is a good time to capture the beauty and innocence of a newborn through photography.

1 year old cake smash session in Connecticut.


From tummy time to walking and graduating high school, each milestone is worth photographing. With the Collective Membership, my clients can ensure that they never miss a moment and have a collection of beautiful photos to cherish for years to come.

Family walking on the beach in CT.


Whether you choose a park or beach as your backdrop, the goal is to create a relaxed and natural atmosphere where your family can be themselves. The result is a collection of images that truly reflect your family's unique personalities and dynamics.


As a mother of three young children, I understand how precious and fleeting family moments can be. That's why I strive to make the process of capturing those moments as seamless and stress-free as possible. From the initial phone call to the final display of your portraits on your walls, I am dedicated to providing a custom, luxurious experience that leaves no detail or service overlooked.

Ashley Nielsen looking at an heirloom album.

The Process

The studio wardrobe.

Choose what you'll wear from the client closet

Mom getting her makeup done for her newborn session.

Add professional hair and makeup

6 month milestone session at the studio in Connecticut.

Meet for your session

Design and ordering appointment at the studio.

Design your artwork and order your heirlooms


Signature Sessions begin at $1200. For other sessions (family, maternity, & branding) please reach out for a consultation to see what option works best for you.

The collective membership

Document your baby's first year with membership. Choose which milestones you would like to document and display the memories in an Heirloom Album.

The most popular option for expectant parents wanting to document their baby's first year of milestones. Members receive; up to 4 sessions within an 18-month period, savings on their session fees, an album credit, and complimentary artwork installation. 

Baby holding mother's finger

The Artwork

As a Connecticut-based photographer, I take great pride in providing my clients with the highest quality artwork. While I offer printing services to save you time and ensure the best possible results, I also understand the importance of having digital copies of your cherished photos. That's why I offer an all-inclusive digital collection package to my clients, so you can have both physical prints and digital copies to treasure for years to come.

Kind words


“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!”

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