Hi, my name is

Ashley Nielsen

Ashley Nielsen headshot, photographer in Connecticut.

Motherhood Photographer,

Artwork Designer

As a photographer specializing in newborn and family photography in Connecticut, I capture the most precious moments of your little one's early days in a natural and organic way. Whether it's in the comfort of your own home or in my studio, I use natural light to create beautiful and timeless portraits that you'll cherish forever. I understand how busy life can be as a mom, which is why I strive to make the experience as stress-free and enjoyable as possible while making you feel beautiful and valued. Let me help you preserve these precious memories for a lifetime.

As a mom of three boys and a military wife, I know how important it is to capture those precious moments with your little ones. Let me help you create tangible memories that you can cherish for years to come.

Book your session:

maternity, newborn, baby & family

The Signature Session

A booking fee is required to secure your session on my calendar. Your booking fee includes:

  • A Welcome Guide to prepare you for your photography experience with Ashley.
  • A photography session on location or in my studio
  • A design and ordering consultation, in-person or online
  • 10 digital image files of your choice with the option to purchase more.

You can purchase additional images after you view the proofs at your ordering appointment. See IMAGE COLLECTIONS and CUSTOM PRINTED ARTWORK listed below.



The process:

Booking and Planning

Upon enquiry we will discuss suitable dates, timing and location. Once your session fee is paid and your contract is signed, we will begin the session design process. You can come to my studio to try on dresses or we can begin texting back and forth to make sure everyone is ready for the day. I will arrange a professional makeup artist if you would like to add that to your session as well.

your session day

This is where I ask you to let go of all expectations and worries, take a deep breath and just enjoy being with your

family. Love on them as you always do and with my gentle guidance, we'll capture "your" family moments to enjoy for many years and generations

to come.

viewing and ordering

After the session, I will curate your

images to best tell your story.

A moment that will see you falling in love with your family over and over. Together with your favorites and my incredible eye for design, we then find the best digital & product solution for your newly acquired memories.

Image collections are listed below.

add-on for newborn bookings

The Collective Sessions

For those wanting to capture the milestones of that first fleeting year.

Add a maternity or baby session at 6, 9 and/or 12 months. It's the perfect add-on to your newborn session.

  • 30-minute session
  • 10 digital images/session
  • $200 Image Collection/ Printed Artwork credit after each added session


$575 per session

Image Collections

The Legacy Collection

Complete Digital File Collection (50+ images)
$1950 Custom printed artwork credit


The Heirloom Collection

Complete Digital File Collection (50+ images)
Heirloom album + mini with 20 images
or $700 framing credit


The Simplicity Collection

15 additional Digital Image Files
25 4x6 printed images in a keepsake box
or 25 cards/announcements


Custom Printed Artwork:

bespoke creations

handmade Albums

Each album is hand-crafted with the highest quality materials and attention to detail.

Choose 10 -24 Images for a Matted Album.

Choose 20+ images in a lay-flat Heirloom Album.

Custom covers in linen, velvet, or leather. Includes custom debossing.


Add a MINI HEIRLOOM ALBUM for $375 ea.

25 image Heirloom album + 2 minis $2000


Fine art prints, mounted or matted in a variety of custom frames. Measured on the long side of the print.



Fine Art Prints

The various thicknesses and surface textures of our fine art papers provide both substance and beauty for both photography and artwork prints alike.

$10 / INCH

3 frame gallery $2250

Luxe Series frames

Multi-opening framed prints set in one frame that capture any personality or tell any story. Available in a variety of custom frames with 3-9 images.

3 IMAGES | $900

4 IMAGES | $1200

9 IMAGES | $1400

4 Series Frame $1200

Luxe Gallery Wall, $4050

Luxe Gallery Wall $3900

Luxe Gallery Wall $3000

session add ons

  • Use of the studio wardrobe is optional and complimentary for every session
  • Professional makeup and light hair styling | $150
  • Use of the Hartford CT studio | $100/hour
  • Event coverage (20 images/hour) | $250/hour

Artwork Add ons

  • Add announcement cards | $125 for 25 cards
  • Add a proof box and 20 prints | $200

Artwork prices are subject to change with fluctuations in the market, digital image prices will be locked in upon booking. All prices are subject to CT sales tax.


Where are you based and do you travel?

I have a studio in Westbrook Connecticut. I travel throughout the state and also all of New England. I do have a small travel fee for traveling outside of 20 miles. I also have the option to rent a studio in Hartford for the convenience of my clients.

When will we get our photos?

About 2 weeks after your session we will book a design and ordering appointment where you can view your edited proofs.

How many pictures will we receive?

For a Signature Session, you can expect a gallery of about 40-50 images. A Simplcity Session gallery is about 20 images.

Do you offer mini sessions?

I will sometimes offer Limited Edition "Petite" sessions and they are a great option for something smaller. I only offer these a few times a year and they are not a substitute for my signature session offerings. Please find the link below to see what is available.

Limited Edition Petite Sessions

A Simple Portrait Experience

For special edition Petite sessions, see current offerings HERE. A proof gallery will include approximately 20 images, 5 images are included in your session fee with the option to purchase more.

A Simplicity Session is a limited offering for when just a few images are needed.

Your $275 session fee includes:

  • A 15-minute session
  • 5 digital images.

To add the full digital gallery of over 20 images:

$550 Artwork Purchase | Complimentary

$350 Complete collection a la carte