Capturing your family beyond the wedding day
I preserve the beauty of everyday life by embracing the imperfect and unpredictable.
My approach to family sessions is organic + relaxed.
I want my clients to feel at ease and comfortable in front of my lens in order to capture the essence of who they are.
Photographs with Heart + Soul
Creating art for your family portraits means I'll show up with my film cameras, a game plan to make sure your family has fun during your session and lots of energy to keep up with the little ones. As a wife and mother, I know firsthand how fleeting memories really are. You can rest assure I will photograph your family with heartfelt passion, capturing each personality as it unfolds in the moment. We'll put those valuable moments, memories and feelings from our time together into something tangible you can cherish and hold forever.
If you want portraits of your family this year, ones that you absolutely adore, let's make it happen!
Frequently Asked Questions
If it is raining we will postpone the session to a later date.
The images are the property of Ashley Holstein Photography of Mulberry, FL. As such, Ashley Holstein Photography reserves the right to display any photographs as samples of her work. Please direct your friends and family members to your gallery for their viewing and purchasing pleasure.
Please give Ashley Holstein Photography credit when posting my images online, including Facebook. No alterations to the images are permitted.
All sales are final. Due to the nature of digital photography and the fact that photographs, once sent, cannot be returned; Ashley Holstein Photography has a strict no refunds policy. In the event that photographic materials are damaged or lost through camera or computer malfunction, the photographer liability will be limited to a retake of the session as soon as possible or a full refund.
The client is responsible for their own safety, the safety of those who accompany them, and the safety of each minor child accompanying them. Client agrees to retain custody and control of each child at all times during the session to avoid injury. On behalf of themselves and such children, Client releases Ashley Holstein Photography from all claims and liabilities.
How to plan for your session
I wrote how to prepare for your mini session here.
Prints, Wall art & Keepsakes
Knowing in advance where you might want to put a photo can help me make sure I get exactly what you’re hoping for in our session, plus it makes choosing prints easier for you later.
Consider this: is there a specific place in your house that you’re hoping to have a family photo, or a grouping? Is there a certain spot that you’ve always wondered how to add to the decor? I'm here to help you design wall art!
what to wear
Neutrals and subtle patterns translate the best in photographs, you can see examples here. But can I be honest? Don't think about it much. At the end of the day, what matters is that you are all together in a photograph, not what you were wearing. Let the kids wear what they're comfortable in, keep dad happy in jeans or shorts and let mom be the star of the show. As long as mom looks her best, the picture will be framed ;)
what happens after i purchase my slot?
I'll ask you a couple questions like who will be participating in the sessions so it helps me know names to match your faces. Then, a week prior to the session I will send you the address of the location and answer all your questions before we meet.
- 1 hr Session captured entirely on film
- Image Reveal Session with Wall Art + Keepsake Options & Online Gallery for 9 months
- There are no travel fees within 25 miles of Lakeland, FL. For all sessions outside local miles, a traveling fee will be added based on the IRS standard rate (currently $0.55/mile).
- $25 per additional person if group is larger than 8
(extra time will be allotted)