2019 PORTRAIT SESSION PRICING
GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER
The most important things I could tell you about myself - besides the fact that I take a lot of photographs - is that I am a wife and mommy. Family is very important to me.
When I am not photographing, you can find me at home doing my full time job as a stay at home mommy. 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.
Photo by Aly Kirk Photography
Photos taken at place of birth within 48 hours with up to an hour time
Photos taken at my home studio with up to two hours time
Posed Newborn Collection
THE in-home newborn lifestyle
Photos taken at Client's home with up to two hours time
PORTRAIT (MATERNITY, MOTHERHOOD, FAMILY)
Pre-session consultation by email, wardrobe styling + access to client wardrobe for Mama’s and little girls, online proofing and print gallery, color and black white images, slideshow of images, session at outdoor location or Client’s home.
Prints and products are purchased separately.
Up to thirty minutes time
Up to an hour time
Travel to location of your choice in AZ with up to two hours time
Keepsake box with 20 4x6 images and USB from session with up to an hour time
THE BELLY TO BABY MEMBERSHIP
$1295 ( $185 savings)
Pre-session style consultation by email for each session,
access to the Client Wardrobe (currently available to Mama’s), styling your little one,
session at outdoor locations, Client’s home or hospital.
10 digital images from each session
One 5x7 fine art print from each session
Petit motherhood session on location during first year
MATERNITY NEWBORN 6 MONTH 1 YEAR
PEACEFUL NEWBORN PORTRAIT SESSIONS YOU DESERVE
FAMILY PORTRAITS THAT YOU WILL BE PROUD TO HANG ON YOUR WALL
* Payment plans available
* Extended family and event photography also available. Please inquire for a special quote.
HOW DO WE BOOK?
When you are ready to book your session you can contact me through the contact option below. Filling out the contact form will give me an idea on what type of session you would like to book as well as what your vision is so I can personalize your session experience to you. I will get back to you within 48 hours after your contact form is submitted.
HOW will WE RECEIVE our images and how long is the turn around?
You will receive an online proofing gallery within 48 hours after your session where you will get to choose your favorite images include in your purchased package. Once you have chosen your favorite images I will then begin final edits which can take up to two weeks. Your print gallery will also be delivered via online gallery. Prints and products take up to 4 weeks for delivery.
Do you offer extended family photos?
Yes! If your session includes more people than are included in your purchased session, there is an additional fee of $35 per person which also includes an addition digital image. Extended family sessions include group images as well as individuals of each family.
can i purchase additional digital images if i want more than what is included in my purchased package?
Yes, you sure can! You will receive a proofing gallery where you will get to choose your favorite images include in your purchased package. If you would like to purchase additional digital images you are able to do so through your proofing gallery. They are $25 for each additional digital image but the more you buy, the cheaper they get.
what is your editing and posing style?
I am a light and airy photographer. I work with 100% natural light and in natural settings. I have a certain way of editing my images so they are all very consistent with one another. I do a variety of posed images as well as lifestyle images. I will create a relaxed, pressure-free environment for you and your family and I do everything possible to make the experience fun and carefree so don't stress mom.
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This experience was more than I ever thought it would be and the entire experience was so much fun! The whole thing just felt so special and I absolutely loved the setting! I have never had maternity pictures done with my other two pregnancies. Ashley made me feel so beautiful with her sweet comments and just made the whole session super comfortable! I can’t wait to work with her again and to recommend Ashley to all my friends and family!
We had a maternity session with Ashley and absolutely love the photos that she took of us! I am so uncomfortable getting my picture taken and stress quite a bit about it beforehand. Ashley made us feel comfortable and made the whole session a lot of fun! I felt beautiful and really enjoyed myself. What I also found important is that she was a great communicator and so helpful with outfit and location tips prior to our session. I would definitely recommend Ashley and will be doing family sessions with her in the fall!
~ Melanie A.
Ashley is the kind of person you meet and instantly feel friends with. There was never a moment where I felt lost or confused. Her guidance is a natural approach, making it very easy to feel comfortable following her suggestions. Just looking at her previous work I knew she was beyond talented. The images we received are so beautiful I have no idea which ones I should pick for our family wall! They are all so beautifully captured. Thank you so much!
~ Jennifer D.
Ashley is absolutely amazing! She's extraordinarily talented, paired with extremely patient and creative. She never made me feel rushed and gave me time to calm my crying baby before moving on to the next pose and jumped in to help where she could. The poses were great, the backdrop was perfect, and leaves no small flaw unfixed. I so appreciated all her patience, eye for detail and easy going personality. The pictures turned out perfect and I'm so glad I came to Ashley to capture all these precious moments.
~ Steffani M.
Ashley is absolutely phenomenal! We have worked with her 3 times now; once when I was pregnant, a Fresh 48 shoot, and then family Christmas photos. She is sweet, professional, and so easy to work with! I am so so happy we found her to capture each step of our family growing from two to three! We will always come back to her for any photography needs
~ Lindsey M.
Ashley does amazing work! She finds beautiful places and comes up with amazing ideas for your photos. Whether you’re looking for vibrant colors or simply black and white she’ll make it beautiful. If I were to suggest anyone to do my photos it would be Ashley. She is amazing at what she does!
~ Jamie B.
Ashley went far and away from our expectation to something absolutely gorgeous. She knew exactly what needed to happen for our kids to sit still long ago to capture some beautiful images. She made them laugh and was at ease with them even with their whining, complaining and crying. I am extremely pleased with our images and Ashley was so quick to return the photos to us. We couldn’t be happier. Thanks, Ashley for making these priceless and timeless moments for us!
~ Abbie F.
I want to start off by thanking Ashley for the beautiful pictures she took of my daughter. Ashley did a great job of finding gorgeous spots (and editing people out, haha). She was great to work with, prompt, and patient with us as we tried to get pictures of our dog, who decided to not cooperate. We received our prints and they are amazing. We will treasure them always. We will definitely take more pictures in the future and recommend you to anyone and everyone who is looking for a photographer.
~ Norma S.
Choosing the right location for your session
The location of your portrait session is up to you! Like you see throughout my website, most of my clients choose to showcase the natural beauty of our home state. For most of my sessions, outdoor, open-air environments are always my first choice. I love shooting in wide-open natural spaces because the light is divine, especially during golden hour. There are great options all around the state, so even if you've never seen us photograph in a specific spot before, I am always up for exploring a new spot together!
think outside the box
I encourage you to brainstorm unique locations that you might have special access to that most people don't. For example, maybe you, or someone in your personal or professional network, can secure permission to a location that would otherwise be off-limits, like a beautiful private estate, country club or resort. Maybe it's a family ranch, upscale hotel or even a boat, airplane hangar or a rooftop view. The sky is literally the limit! Spend a few minutes thinking about it and checking around. You will be surprise with what you can come up with. If you get stuck or need inspiration, check out my blog. I have some great go-to locations around.
When I meet a new family I instantly want to capture their
I photograph with my whole heart, never anything less!
There is nothing more amazing than growing a new life.
Pregnancy is the kind of experience that transforms us in all the best ways we never knew possible.
You are creating a part of the future and that deserves to be documented.
The seniors I work with are always so full of promise and potential
They are on going on to adulthood and I love capturing this moment of their lives.
The moment between what can be and what has become.
Lifestyle photography is a unique experience from outdoor photography. It is more relaxed and free flowing with a focus on simplicity, connection and storytelling! In these sessions, I have the opportunity to capture photographs of you baking treats in your kitchen, running around the sprinkler in your back yard or a newborn interacting within their very first environment, their home. The possibilities are endless!
I know it can be hard to find coordination outfits for your family but one of my favorite parts of planning sessions is styling my clients. Let me handle choosing the perfect mother and daughter dresses or fun flowing skirts and finding the perfect matching outfits for the men in your family. I provide a client closet for my maternity clients as well as send links to outfits for the whole family.
Outfits that create timeless images for your upcoming session
WHAT TO WEAR
For Her - Long, full-length, flowy dresses and skirts look amazing on camera because they bring extra movement to the photos. Consider softer fabrics like chiffon or tulle which allow for beautiful movement in the images. Cute, shorter cocktail-length dresses photograph beautifully, but if you have little ones in your photos, a floor-length dress or skirt, or perhaps a cute midi-skirt, will make moving around with your kids much easier, and look perfect on camera, too.
For Him - Long, fitted pants and closed-toed shoes are the most sophisticated and masculine looks for men. They draw attention away from his legs and feet and place it where you want it: on his handsome face. So, for your session, it’s best to leave the shorts, sandals, tennis shoes and jeans at home, too, as well as any pants that are loose or baggy. Fitted dress pants or fitted colored pants work best on camera. Solid shades of gray or navy are a strong complement to most women’s outfits, whereas pinstripes or plaid patterns tend to distract the eye. We also recommend staying away from graphics and logos. Solid color button ups will be your best bet for the men.
prepping the Littles
Before your session, pack a bag with snacks, water and any small objects (like toys or lollipops) that might help us get their attention when it's time for them to look at the camera. If they are old enough to understand you, it is a good idea to prepare them for what is to come before their session starts. Explain how much the photos mean to you so they know to be on their best behavior. A lot of families discuss and pick something fun in advance as a treat after the session if they are good listeners, like ice cream, for example. It also helps if their bellies are full and they have had some good rest beforehand. Once you prepare them physically and mentally, then feel free to give them (and you!) grace1 They are little, and I know some days don't always go as planned. I have seen it all and will make sure to get you great photos, regardless of their moods. My goal is to make this as fun and stress-free as it possibly can be for you and your family!
coordinating the crew
As you are coordinating your outfit with your family, keep in mind that your outfits will look the most cohesive on camera when the color palette and wardrobe pieced coordinate, but don't actually "match". In fact, I recommend that you avoid thinking about "matching," and instead think about what "fits" together. This will create more visual interest and allow each personality to shine through.
For example, if you're wearing a blush dress, soft blue earrings and nude heels (blush being your dominate color), then he could wear a navy coat with a white button-down and gray pants, paired with brown leather shoes and maybe even a blush pocket square (making navy his dominant color). Your daughter could wear a soft blue top with a white tulle skirt (making a soft blue her dominant color) while your son wears light beige pants with navy suspenders and a white button-down (making white his dominant color). Now each person has their own dominant color while still incorporating a few touches of the others that will pull all the looks together.
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