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Your photo session with Ashley Flug Photography is about experiencing your session and not worrying about being uncomfortable for photos. It's about feeling confident and beautiful! I want to make your session more enjoyable from start to finish. 

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Hello, I'm Ashley!
I am a wife, mom, lover of mexican food! Thank you so much for stopping by and wanting to read a little bit about me!
I am a natural light photographer who loves being able to tell stories with what I shoot. There is always lots of love and laughter in my sessions and I love love love that I can offer that through photos.
I grew up in chilly Minnesota where I went to college for my childhood dream, photography. Photography has been a passion of mine since I was a little girl. That is all I would ever say I would be when I grew up, not knowing that I seriously would grow up to be a photographer. Score!!!
My Husband and I decided to move to Arizona when his job was opening a new location here. It was a hard decision leaving all of our family but we knew that everything would work out for us. I get to pursue my dreams while he gets to advance in his career. Why wouldn’t we move to sunny Arizona right!?! We have 3 beautiful children that definitely know how to keep me on my toes and test my patience everyday but I could not ask for anything more. I love all the messy chaos and the snuggles I get from our little munchkins and they defiantly make life worth living!
When I am not photographing, you can find me at home doing my full time job as a stay at home mommy. I will be running our oldest to and from school, watching our 2 littles running around making a mess and enjoying all their laughter. When my day finally calms down and the children are in bed you can find me snuggled up on the couch with my husband watching our favorite tv show or editing sessions.

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Your session is right around the corner! Are you ready? We’ve prepared a checklist of things for you to remember in order tomake sure your child is prepared for their big day!

 

  1. Don’t forget to feed your child before the session. Also, pack snacks just in case hunger strikes again while we’re shooting.
  2. Bring more than one outfit. Make sure you always have backup clothes just in case. And we suggest that you don’t change your child into their session clothing until after you have fed them but waiting until you drive to your session location is even better. Also, be very careful with drinks, as well – only clear liquids in a safe cup.
  3. Let your child help when picking out their clothes for the session. By letting your child wear his favorite shirt or shoes, etc. this will help him feel more comfortable. If their choice of clothing is awful or doesn’t match, see if you can use that shirt as an undershirt or tell him hecan put it on for a couple of shots at the end of the session.
  4. If you have a young child, try to schedule the session around her nap times so they will be well rested and happy for photos.
  5. Have a bribe in place. Bring fruit snacks, candy, a toy, etc. and let him know that if they cooperate they will get said bribery. Some parents have bribed their children by telling them if they are good, they can have ice cream, McDonald’s, their favorite toy from the store, etc. whatever you think will work for your child to motivate him to cooperate.
  6. Bring along her favorite toy or blanket. This will help your child be comfortable in a new, unfamiliar surrounding. Just be aware that this will probably become a prop in some of the photos, so bring something that is pleasing to the eyes or has sentimental value and you’d be okay with photos of it.
  7. Talk to your child about the session and explain what’s going to happen. If your child is informed about the situation, it will be less scary for her when she comesto the session. Tell them that they are going to meet a new friend who is going to take some pictures of them. Let them know that you’ll be there and that we are going to have lots of fun. We might change there clothes once or twice and ask them to sit a certain way. During the session, we can show them a couple of the photos so she can put two and two together. My favorite is asking them to help take a photo of mommy and daddy. They always get a kick out of that! Check out our blog post on the importance of photographer – child interaction.
  8. Bring Grandma (or someone else your child loves). Bringing along reinforcements is always a good plan. If grandma lives close by,or if your child’s favorite uncle has the day off of work, bring him or her with you. You can use this family member to help get your child to relax and laugh.
  9. Wear sturdy shoes. It is a good idea to wear good, sturdy shoes to a session like this, asit’schallenging to chase a little one around in flip-flops or heels. During the session, I may ask you to grab your child if he keepsrunning out of the frame. OrI mayhave us walking around exploring, so we need to be prepared to keep our feet safe and comfortable.

 

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It’s almost time for your session and we’re trying to decide on a location. Here are some things you’ll want to consider before choosing a location:

Comfort: A family photoshoot is where you get to smile, laugh and be yourselves. If some of your family members are shy then you might not want to choose a very public spot.

Personalities: What makes your family unique? Choose a location that fits in with who you are as a family. Do you enjoy spending time in your garden or on a couch reading books? Perhaps you spend lots of time outdoors and on camping trips? Your location should speak to your personalities.

Convenience: Take each member of your family into consideration. What are their ages and needs? If you have two toddlers that might need to use a bathroom at any time, then a remote spot is probably not the best idea.

Keep in mind the décor of your home: My personal photography style is bright and airy. However, my home is more light and bright. I would never have us dressed in dark, bold colors on a canvas in my wall because it doesn’t go with my rustic décor. Make sure you coordinate your outfits and locations to match the décor style of your home. You also will need to coordinate the colors with the walls of your house so they don’t clash.

 

Photoshoot Location Ideas

Below are some ideas of where you could arrange your photo session.

At Home: Sometimes the best shots can be taken right at home. We will come to your house and take photos of your family in your own natural environment. Get your family outside in the garden or setup your living room for a classic look and feel. These are beautiful and will look great in your house because they match perfectly.

In the City: For a more modern feel to your photos you could get out in the city and take a few photos next to an interesting building or in a funky alley way.

In Nature: If you’re looking for a calm, natural setting then choose an outdoor location.  Desert and greenery make for beautiful backdrops.

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Fall mini session dates and locations

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It’s that time of year again for mini sessions. I know a lot of you have been asking about mini sessions so I thought I would get a couple of dates on the calendar for you to start planning your session weather it be family, maternity or photos of your children. More dates may be added depending on how much interest there is. There will be a location at a creek (shown above) as well as a desert location (shown below) both located in the west valley.

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$175 for 15 minutes time and 5 digital images.

Up to 5 people.

Only 6 spots available each day.

September 30th at desert location
4:30
4:45
5:00
5:15
5:30
5:45

October 14th at creek location
4:00
4:15
4:30
4:45
5:00
5:15

September 15th in Sedona

Have you wanted a destination session but haven’t wanted to pay destination prices. Your in luck! I will be in Sedona the 15th and 16th of September so I wanted to offer mini sessions while I am there so you can get them at regular session pricing!!!

$275 for 30 minutes time and 10 digital images.
Up to 6 people (pets welcome).

3:15
3:45
4:15
4:45
5:15
5:45

A 50% retainer fee is due within 24 hours to hold your date and time. If unpaid and someone else is interested in your chosen date and time your session will be passed on. I, of course, will send you a reminder email before I pass it on. To book your session please email me at info@ashleyflugphotography.com or fill out the form below to begin the booking process.

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