Wednesday, January 27, 2021

2021 - The Pandemic and Photography

 Hello folks!
It's crazy coming into 2021 and realizing just how much the landscape has changed in the last year. We officially passed the 1 year mark of confirmed COVID in the US last week and we're rapidly approaching the 1 year mark of confirmed COVID in Wisconsin. It's really truly mind blowing that a whole year has gone by.

COVID-19 changed many aspects of everyone's daily lives. Schools have been closed, some are still closed. Many office based professionals are working from home and now balancing assisting children and working. Grocery pick up and delivery has skyrocketed. Eating in a restaurant is a totally different thing!

It has impacted portrait photography as well! We have though found many ways to remain as safe as possible and still document those precious memories! I'll review and recap some below and then we'll get onto some of the specials I have for the next couple months.

When you book a studio session with Ashley Marie Photography we are taking all of the COVID protocols in consideration. This means we are limiting the number of sessions in the studio each and every day. You will never be back-to-back with another session as we are booking with ample time to sanitize touch surfaces between clients. We have both soft and hard surface sanitizers being utilized throughout the studio, however, they require several minutes to be effective which is one reason we space Clients out.
I will always be masked during our time together. Anyone not being photographed is to be masked while on the premise. It is a general building policy everyone is masked in transit through the hallways.
Children under 5 years old do not need to be masked per the local mask mandate.
Rest assured - you are not required to be masked for your portraits though! I am shooting with a longer lens and we work to maintain distance as much as it makes sense, however, I will still be ensuring you don't have things like stray hair, fuzzies, or clothing mishaps which may require closer contact.

Newborns are still very welcome in studio. Newborn shoots do require closer proximity with myself and the newborn. My pledge to you is that I will never perform our session if myself or anyone in my family is feeling ill or has a recent exposure to COVID-19. I ask the same of my clients. The great news is - there's still flexibility in a newborn session and I have been successful beyond the 2-3 week mark with several newborns so if we have to delay it'll be ok! I also have a fellow photographer that can assist with a backup if absolutely needed.

If you are uncomfortable with a studio setting - I am thrilled to go outdoors even in the winter! I love snow photos!!!! We can find a way to make them fun for everyone in the family! Personally, I'd love the opportunity to do a lifestyle type shoot of a family sledding!

Ok, on to the good stuff! Through the beginning of 2021 I want to offer some specials for everyone!!! Please review exclusions and deadline dates as well!

Please email or go here to submit a session request.

Newborn & Grow With Me Sessions

Newborn sessions are 10% off if booked before February 28th. Your newborn session can occur any time in 2021! Our new Newborn packages offer more flexibility and opportunity to meet exactly what you're wanting within your budget!

Senior & Portrait Sessions

Now is the time to start planning your senior, family and child portraits for 2021!!!! Take 20% off for Deluxe sessions and 10% off of Classic sessions. You must book your senior session by March 31st for any time in 2021.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Fruit Bath - The Experience

What is a fruit bath like? Well - FUN!

The tub is filled with luke-warm water so your child won't get chilly - the weather is beautiful (at least 70) and top it off with fun cut up or whole fruits (strawberries, oranges, lemons) that baby can sample. Should the weather not be ideal - no worries - the sessions can happen in my studio and still be tons of fun!

Babies 6 months to 18 months of age thoroughly enjoy these sessions and so do their parents! It's a lot of fun to watch them explore the fruits, splash in the water, and have a great time.

We are offering a limited number of these sessions this summer - July 21st and August 4th.

If you're interested in booking for your little one please go here and select your date and time, pay for your session, and you'll hear from me soon!

I look forward to meeting you and your little one(s)!

Fruit Bath Mini Sessions!

I am SO excited to announce that Fruit Bath Mini Sessions are here!
This is such a fun summer session for the little ones. They can splash and play and even sample some yummy fruit!

This session is best for babies 6 months to 18 months of age who are independent sitters.

Sessions are July 21st and August 4th.
Cost: $100 + Tax
Includes: Up to 20 Minute Session & 5 Digital Images with the option to purchase more

You can secure your spot here: Fruit Bath Booking

Saturday, September 17, 2016

2016 Remaining Availability

I hope everyone is having a great end of summer and beginning of fall!

Below are the remaining dates of 2016:

3rd - 2 openings
4th - Full
10th - 2 openings
11th - 2 openings

Weekday sessions are available upon request.

Fall Mini Sessions

Sessions are $200 and include all digital images!

October 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 23rd in the Racine area.

Email to book now!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Spring Has Sprung!

Hi all!
It's been a long time since I've had a chance to write! I promise I'll try to get over here more often.

There are a few things going on over at Ashley Marie Photography!

First, there's an open model call for couples or families.  The sessions will occur in May and June and you will be required to participate in a phone consult before the session and an in person reveal at my studio after I am done editing (approximately 2 weeks after your  session).  There will be a display of various products I offer including albums, prints, and canvases.  I've often times heard how people get their digital photos and then maybe load them to social media and tuck them away without printing any!  I'd like to show you what heirloom quality prints and products look like! Something you can pass down from generation to generation.  If you're interested in participating please email me at

Second, a newsletter went out with a special discount in it! If you're interested in receiving newsletters with special booking information and discounts please click here: Newsletter

Third, I am now booking May - August sessions.  There will be limited days available both nights and weekends so please don't wait too long! I would hate for you not to get your choice of day!  I will be releasing one summer mini option to be done in July/August with more details coming in May.

I hope you've all had a great winter and hopefully we'll have a great weather summer!!!

~xoxo Ashley

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Model Call

If you are interested in participating in a Model Call for Ashley Marie Photography here is the following criteria:

-Newborn to be photographed in the first 4-14 days
-Session to occur in January, February, or March of 2016
-Must sign a model release form allowing me to use images for marketing on my website, facebook, business cards etc
-Session must be at my studio in Racine, WI
-Retainer fee is due at booking with a signed contract

You will receive 50% off my newborn session prices found here: OR you can get a FREE Newborn Session if you book a Grow With Me Package.  Pricing for those can be found here:

If you are interested in more information or participating in this model call please email

*does not apply if you already have a scheduled session*