The Experience

with ashley scheider

Growing up I always had the idea that having our photos taken wouldn’t be a “fun” experience. After becoming a photographer I’ve learned that pretty much everyone else has the same idea. I want to be the one to change the narrative with the most authentic photos while also making sure everyone is having a genuinely good time. Even if our kids have a blow out, someone forgets shoes, or things just aren’t going your way that morning….my goal is to make sure we still are capturing the joy your family or partner experience together. Even if it’s pure chaos for a bit…

HOW TO BOOK

If you are looking to book a family, newborn or another type of portrait session- the booking link is below! You’ll click on the type of session you’re interested in. A calendar will appear and the dates and times that I have available will be in a drop down. Pick the time that is available. You will then be asked a few questions so I can get an idea of what you are looking for, who is attending your session and who YOU are which will help me most on the day of your shoot! You will then pay a non-refundable retainer of $300 that will go towards your session price. The non-refundable retainer is to secure your date and time so no one else can book it. You will then receive a contract and invoice for the remainder in a separate email. As your session approaches I will reach out to verify our location and send another confirming email with all of our session details. For elopements, please use the contact form so we can make a plan together to make your day special!

WARDROBE GUIDE

Needing some extra guidance on what to wear for our session? I provide a wardrobe guide prior to our session together! I also include Pinterest pages with other ideas if you’re still unsure of what to do. You are always welcome to email or text the outfits you have chosen so we are able to go over them together!

WHAT TO EXPECT:

family photos

Each family is different but for each session my goal is to make it a fun and memorable experience rather than just “family photos”. There will be times where I won’t direct you and just keep shooting. That is where you continue to do what you’re doing and loving on your people.

For most of our shoot, I take the photo journalist approach. We will do some poses or start out in a pose, but I’ll also make you run and play and snuggle! I try not to put a lot of pressure on looking and smiling for the camera, but will ask a few times. I want to emphasize not putting so much pressure on kids to smile, because I want to make sure their experience is also fun so we get genuine smiles. I may even drop some fart jokes so they can really get those really big toothy grins.

You will want to plan to arrive a few minutes before your session so you have time to get your kid’s together (changing, waking them up from their 5 minute nap, etc). This gives them a chance to warm up to our location and also to see or meet me before we begin taking photos.

Kids are going to be kids and I highly encourage them to be just that. They definitely do not care if they are in the photos, so we have to make it fun! That also can be hard to do as a parent as phots are an investment and we want the best photos, but when you lean into the play-your kids will start to really get into it and it’ll show you as the amazing parents you are. There will be a lot of picking up for the smaller ones, swinging, exploring, running, and playing. Kids really just want to play with their parents and when we pause after a few fun games, we are also able to get some good cuddling in. Embracing the chaos that comes along with parenting is what I am after!

What to expect:

elopements at TreeHouse Point 

I work with TreeHouse Point as one of their preferred photographers. In order to book an elopement, you would first need to book your date with their elopement coordinator, Patricia. Once you secure your date, you will then be directed to their preferred vendor list in which you will find me! From there, you will email me and you will receive the pricing for the different packages. Once we find the package that best suits your vision, I will send an invoice with a retainer to secure your day with me, a contract and what to expect the day of your elopement. We will then set up a FaceTime/Zoom call to go over any questions, concerns, ideas and the schedule for your day. It is also really exciting to get to meet each other before your special day!

Ready to do this?

Let’s go have some fun and create some lasting memories for you and your family to enjoy forever!

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