FAQ

What does a photo shoot with Ashley involve?

This is where I take you and the kids out and about to a location of your choice and let the kids enjoy it, while capturing it with my camera. Relaxed, natural portraits with the FUN factor to catch everybody just being themselves.

How long does it take?

Typically an hour and a half, sometimes more sometimes less.  We generally go with the flow until we feel we have the images we need.

How do I book a session?

Just drop me an email or give me a call, whichever suits you best, and we can discuss available dates and options for your session.

Do you work weekends?

Yes, weekends tend to book 2-3 months in advance, I recommend scheduling your session in advance to guarantee availability.

Where does it take place?

If you have any ideas for a location for the session we would love to hear about it. We are always looking for new ones. There are a few places in my local area I tend to go to which are child friendly. The idea is to let the kids be themselves to make natural, happy photos, so plenty of space for them to run and play is great.

What should we wear?

Some people like help picking out the right clothes, even accessories, and I am happy to do that with you.   You might be surprised by the little things that make a big difference to the photos.  Wear whatever you feel comfortable in, feel free to bring a change if you would like.  Bold prints and colors work great on kids (and adults!). Yes, if you didn’t manage to capture them as a newborn it’s probably best to wait until they are able to sit up unsupported and just before they have discovered crawling; at which point it can be hard to get them to stay still for long enough to get a photograph. After that the toddler phase is also adorable; if challenging!

Do the adults HAVE to be in the photos?

No, of course not. Don’t rule it out though. It isn’t often you get the chance to be in the photos with the kids and, while most adults are reluctant to step in front of the camera at first, they actually end up enjoying it and are really glad they took part. Think about how precious the photos will be in years to come, to you, your kids and even your grandchildren.

Can we bring the Grandparents?

Absolutely!  Too often we don’t have enough photos of our Grandparents. Capturing the three generations is always good.

What about pets?

Of course, I completely understand that pets can be a big part of a family.

What is the questionnaire and contract for?

The questionnaire provides the opportunity for clients to express ideas and goals for their session, and will help me be sure to select colors and accessories based on your preferences.  The contract is in place to protect both the client and the studio, and is required to be completed prior to your photo session.

When do I get to see my photos?

Approximately 2-3 weeks from your session we will meet in person to reveal your gallery.  You will be able to select your collection and products at this time.

Can I buy a gift certificate for somebody?

Yes. You can do it online, over the phone or in person.