Thank you for considering Ashley Flug Photography to capture this special time in your life. I truly feel blessed to be a part of my clients lives; to make memories, and give life to the stories you will tell for years to come. I strive to make your experience - from the time of your first inquiry, to the moment you unwrap your package containing your professionally processed prints - an exciting and enjoyable one.
I will create a relaxed, pressure-free environment for you and your family. I want to capture you at your most natural and spontaneous moments. I do everything I can to make the experience fun and carefree. I work almost 100% with natural light and in natural settings where you can relax, play, and forget I’m there. I’ll be snapping away freely, capturing eyes, feet, laughter, love, silliness, and pure joy.
I do my best to customize your session to your personal needs. Whether it be scheduling a morning session to beat the hot sun, or an evening shoot to ensure that your entire family is available. I do my best to work around naps, meals, and busy work schedules. Your session will last up to two hours, depending on location and type of portraiture. From session to delivery, I spend between 15-20 hours working with you and your project to ensure that each portrait is to your 100% liking. Please keep this in mind when booking your sessions, and give yourself plenty of breathing room for any deadlines involving your images. Allow roughly two weeks for standard portrait orders and 3-4 weeks for custom or specialty items.
I offer everything from maternity, newborn lifestyle, children and family portraits to high school senior portraits and engagement sessions!
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions! Thank you for taking the time to consider Ashley Flug Photography and I look forward to hearing from you!
I love outdoor sessions purely for the opportunity to take advantage of the most beautiful lighting. I truly believe in the transformational power of beautiful sunlight. I understand that having your children up early for sunrise, or having them stay up late for sunset, may affect their mood and sleep schedule slightly, but it has always been worth it.
For outdoor sessions, we can discuss a variety of options that match you and your family’s personality best. Do you like going for walks in the wood, or enjoying picnics in a meadow? Does your family love the water and are you all willing to jump in? Outdoor sessions can really bring a magical feel to your images. Some of my favorite places to shoot are the woods, a field of tall wheat grass, a farm, a beach or stream, an apple orchard or a field of flowers! What is your vision and what outdoor area really captures your family best? Let’s discuss your ideas!
As a lifestyle photographer, I am all about taking time to guide you into authentic moments with your loved ones during your shoot. I will not be focusing on the “look-at-the-camera-and-say-cheese” types of images during our shoot. I typically capture a few of these for you, but it is just to capture the more generic posed images one might want for a holiday card, to send to relatives, or for more professional use.
Truth be told, you’ll only have to look directly into the camera if prompted to do so!
I’m here to calm your nerves and I ensure even the most ‘camera shy’ individual will ease into relaxation to capture beautiful moments. I will direct you into pretty light, ask you to walk hand-in-hand, suggest you all tickle the littlest member of your family, or even play ring around the rosy! I will get silly with your kiddos during the shoot and will encourage them to fully unleash their unique personality.
I love when families take over after one simple prompt and allow their interactions to unravel honestly. Sitting back and capturing these moments and natural connections happen in front of my camera is my absolutely favorite. While I can guide you, I love watching your personalities mix, and defined characteristics of relationships with each other reveal themselves. Be assured, I also know when to step back in to continue to guide the session, if needed.
What I really ask from you is that you really allow yourself to be just that-- yourself. I’m not here to make judgements; I’m here to capture you at your most honest self. That’s the version of you your loved ones know and that we are looking to preserve in our session.
Please, show up open. Don’t be afraid to love on your babies or your partner as if no one else was there. I want you to laugh wildly, snuggle tightly, slide your fingers affectionately through their hair, tell them with passion and purpose how much you love them, and to keep connecting with your people each and every moment.
You will never have to ask “is this okay?” because if it feels natural to you and how you connect with those you are being photographed with, then it is okay with me. Allow yourself to be in the moment as much as possible and enjoy the experience. Silliness and laughter is always welcome, tears of joy and small smiles of love are encouraged.