Newborn Photography
Portland, Oregon

Let me guess, you’re scared of how your kids are going to ‘behave’ on photo day?

You're nervous we won’t get any good images and you’re pretty certain your spouse doesn’t want to be a part of any of it at all.

But YOU know you want beautiful, tender images with your lovely family. You are always the one behind the camera taking photos of your sweet kids and your spouse. But you want to be in the photos too. You want to be a part of the memories you all share together. 

I’m here for you, friend. I have spent a lot of time over the years working with kids and spouse’s to make family photo session day fun and exciting while embracing all the tender in-between moments that take place during our time together. Kids want to have fun and explore, which is exactly what we do when we are together. We’ll play games, get some good belly laughs in and embrace all the silly, tender moments with your sweet babes. While everyone wants at least one image where everyone is smiling and looking at the camera, we’ll be sure to get that. However, I really love to focus on the in-between moments when family members are interacting with one another, that’s where the real magic happens.

Tender + Heartfelt + Joyous
Family Photography
Portland, Oregon

- Jessica

'Our family has had a few sessions with with Ashlie including regular and petite sessions. We have had nothing but great experiences, and will continue to work with her. She makes the entire process so easy, our kids absolutely love her, and she never fails to get excellent shots of our family. Her attention to detail is not only reflected in the photos but also in the relationships she creates.'

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- Jennifer

"I was happy to get a fall photo session with my family. Ashlie is easy to work with and understanding of the complexities of working with toddlers. When I forgot my daughters outfit she had ideas and props to mitigate the problem, We had a great experience!"

We might be a great fit for your Portland family photos if you want:

Images that feel candid and are full of fun, playfulness with you and your babes

An experience where your spouse will even have fun & want to come back next year for family photos

Help coordinating outfits for the entire family

Access to an amazing hair and makeup artist who will help pamper you on session day

An experienced photographer who will keep your session laid-back + easy

Artwork design services that will allow you to walk away from the experience with printed photos in your hands!

About 6-8 weeks, your artwork will be ready for delivery. I'll schedule a time with you to deliver everything to your home. Making the entire process as easy as possible for you. 

Step 5. -
Artwork Delivery

About 3 weeks after your session, we will schedule a time for you to view your images via an online reveal + ordering appointment. You will have 48 hours to view your images, select your favorites, and decide on artwork. This all takes place from the comfort of your own home.

Your first glimpse of your images will be a slideshow set to some music and will include some artwork mock-ups for you to review. After you select your favorites and what artwork you want me to create for you, I will begin processing your order. Your digital images will arrive in your inbox about 24 hours after you select your favorites and artwork takes about 6-8 weeks for production.

Step 4. -
Reveal + Ordering Appointment

Outdoor family sessions begin in the 90 minutes before sunset for the best light. Your hair & makeup artist will come to you and pamper you for your session. You can arrange timing with her directly. I’ll guide you through the entire session, helping you and your family to feel relaxed and at ease in front of the camera. We’ll play games, have lots of fun, and create some beautiful memories for you to all enjoy together. Your whole family will be delightfully surprised at how enjoyable and effortless the experience was, begging to come back next year and do it all over again! 

Step 3. -
Session Day

Your session is officially booked! Now it’s time for us to begin planning your family photography session. We’ll hop on a pre-session planning zoom call where we will chat about outfits for the whole family. You’ll get to see some vision boards that I’ll create for your family as well as some options from my client wardrobe that you can borrow from. This is also the time to decide about hair & makeup. If you would like to add-on hair & makeup to your session. I’ll have my preferred artist reach out to you to finalize scheduling. 

Step 2. -
Plan Your Session

Ready to create some tender + heartfelt + joyous photographs of your lovely family? Great! Let’s get your family session on my calendar. Fill out my contact form here to get started. I recommend reaching out at least 3 months before your desired session date to ensure availability. 

Family sessions take place outdoors at one of my pre-approved locations for portraits between April - Nov.

Step 1. -
Get In Touch

Portland Family Photography Details

- Fall Outdoor Petite Photo Session
- Online gallery of images 
- Options to purchase prints and albums through gallery
- 5 digital images

Option 3. -
Petite Session

- Outdoors at pre-approved location
- Access to Studio Client Wardrobe
- Online Reveal + Ordering Appointment
- Heirloom album + wall art design services


Option 2. -
Single Session

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creative fee - $800

- Up to 4 sessions to be used within 15 months of booking
- Access to Client Studio Wardrobe
- A set of custom birth announcements
- Online ordering appointment after each session
- Heirloom album + wall art design services


Option 1 - Luxury Membership

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creative fee - $300

All digital images + heirloom artwork purchased separately.
On average, families invest $2000+ after each session in the membership.

All digital images + heirloom artwork purchased separately.
On average, families invest $2000+ on their entire portrait experience.

These sessions are only offered once per year and are currently open for booking!


Reserve Yours here!

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Frequently Asked Questions & Answers! 

When should I book my Portland family photography session?

Consider whether you are most interested in Spring, Summer or Fall family photos. In Spring many flowers are beginning to bloom and create for a beautiful scene. While summer offers much more variety in the wildflowers that are in bloom. I have so many gorgeous locations I love going to that really show off our area’s natural beauty. 

If you love fall colors, then fall is your time to book. 

I recommend reaching out at least 3 months prior to your desired timing to ensure availability on my calendar. 

Where do Portland family photography sessions happen? 

I have a list of pre-approved outdoor locations that you can choose from for your outdoor family session. All of my locations are within 30 miles of my SE Portland studio. If you are interested in family photos at the coast, farther out into the Gorge, or near Mt. Hood, this can be arranged and incurs a travel fee.

All outdoor sessions take place in the 90 minutes before sunset when the light is the most beautiful. Outdoor sessions take place from April through November in the Portland area. Studio sessions are offered year-round. 

How long do family photography sessions last?

Full family sessions are about 45-60 minutes long. I offer 20 minute family petite sessions once a year in November. Sign up for my email list to be the first to know when these open up! 


Will you help us with hair & make-up?

Yes, I will connect you with my hair and make-up artist, who you can book directly. She is amazing and will help you look and feel your best for your session. She specializes in enhancing and highlighting your natural features so your makeup is subtle and looks perfect for the camera. Even if you don’t typically wear a lot of makeup, I highly recommend scheduling with her because she knows what looks good on camera.  amazing and will pamper you a bit before your session helping you to look and feel your best!

Will you help us figure out what to wear?

Absolutely! My goal is to make your portrait experience as stress-free as possible. After you complete the booking process we'll set up a zoom planning call to discuss outfits for the entire family. I also have a feminine wardrobe with over 60 dresses (sizes XS-XXXL) and a baby wardrobe for sizes 0-18 months. Together, we'll make sure everyone looks and feels their best for the photo session.

Are digitals included in our Portland family photography session?

Digital images can be purchased during your reveal and ordering appointment. Most of my clients choose to purchase their digital images in addition to heirloom albums and custom framed artwork. I encourage you to really think about how you want to enjoy your images 10, 20 years from now. How do you plan on displaying your images in the future? I'm here to help you bring your photos to life in your home, making sure they don't get lost on outdated technology.

Reserve your date

Let's start planning for creating the tender + heartfelt + joyous family portraits you've been dreaming about. Fill out my contact form and we'll get the booking process started. The experience begins with a detailed questionnaire to help me learn more about you. I'll help you style the whole family, so you don't have to worry about choosing outfits for your session. Leave the details to me and you can spend more time loving on your family.

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