Family & Maternity


As a photographer, my goal is to capture the moments, the emotion, even the tears but most especially, the love.  For both family and maternity sessions, we’ll start our session an hour+ before sunset so we can take advantage of that soft, golden sunlight as the sun slips beneath the sky.  I always capture classic portraits of everyone looking at the camera first and then the rest is comprised of candid moments of you and your family playing, laughing, running, hugging, being.  I also always make it a point to be sure to get all combinations of family members together.

  • One hour of professional photography coverage in natural light
  • Online gallery available for downloading and sharing within 4 to 5 weeks of session
  • 100+ high resolution, artistically edited digital image files with printing rights
  • Styling + location selection support
  • $300 deposit to secure your session

* Small travel fee applies to locations 30 minutes outside of zip code 94925



One of the most magical times in a person’s life is when they welcome home their sweet brand new babe.  Pending how recovery is going for both mama and baby, photo sessions are tentatively booked on a date that is comfortable with the family.   Once baby arrives, I request to be notified ASAP so we can finalize our date together and I can coordinate childcare on my end and rearrange my schedule if necessary.  Ideally, I love to do newborn sessions within the first 5-10 days of their life.  This just captures them at their tiniest and most sleepy period in their life.  They’re also able to be moved about more without being disturbed as much and are most flexible for some of those cute newborn poses.  You’d be surprised at how alert they become with each passing day!  If you prefer more awake, interactive images of your baby and family, then the session can take place anytime within the first three months. 

  • Up to two hours of professional photography coverage in natural light within the comfort of your own home
  • Online gallery available for downloading + sharing within 4 to 5 weeks of session date
  • 100+ high resolution, artistically edited digital image files with printing rights
  • Approximately 10-20 sneak peek images sent over within 2-3 days for Birth Announcement cards
  • Styling support for entire family
  • Tips & Tricks document for how to best prepare for our session together
  • $300 deposit to secure your session

* Small travel fee applies to locations 30 minutes outside of zip code 94925

“Ashlee is simply amazing! A few years ago she shot a session for my daughter who is a dancer. I was floored with the results. I got so much more than just photos of my beautiful girl. Somehow Ashlee captured the heart, hard work, sacrifice and triumph of a dancer. I didn’t just see a photograph. I saw my daughter’s strength in a deeply held position, I saw her free spirit in the perfectly captured leap, I saw her dedication and pain in the close up photo of the worn and sewn ballet shoes, I saw her commitment and endless hours of working out and rehearsal in the perfect silhouette held high on her toes. I saw her pure joy in the high arched jump in the sand on the beach.

Ashlee directed and captured it all. So much more than I ever expected! Now I am addicted to her work and find myself following her on Instagram where I suddenly care about people I don’t know and will never meet. Ashlee gets the emotions behind the photo. Just THE BEST. As long as Ashlee is willing and able she is the only photographer for me and my family!”

– Jessie Baratta


How Do I Book My Session?

After we’ve connected and you’ve decided to move forward with reserving your session, I’ll send over my contract, invoice and ‘What to Expect’ document for your review.  Once the contract is signed and the $300 nonrefundable deposit is paid, your session will officially be saved on my end as I have a strict limit with how many sessions I can take on per month solely due to being a busy mom to three littles.

* I do recommend booking in advance as I book out a few months ahead of time especially in the late summer and Fall.  I do not book any photo sessions from the second week of November through January 1st.

I Booked My Session, Now What?

Once your session in finalized, we’ll connect about your vision and what you ideally want from your session.  We’ll discuss location ideas and work closely together to build your families wardrobe (You’d be surprised just how much of an added impact the attire can play within a session!).

How Are My Images Delivered?

Photos are delivered to my clients by way of an online gallery.  This enables my clients to share the gallery with family and friends and furthermore anyone who views the gallery is able to download individual images and/or the entire gallery should they please.  All images within the gallery are downloaded at the highest resolution so they’re the best quality.  Additionally, through the gallery, my clients can place a print order for all the photos they’d like to have professionally printed.  While my clients have printing rights to their images, I do not recommend printing through companies such as Rite Aid, Wallgreens, Target, Shutterfly, etc. as the quality of their machines truly never does the photos justice.  I am partnered with a professional printing company who does exceptional work at a reasonable rate and provides quality printing that anyone would be proud to have hanging on their gallery wall within their home.  

Galleries are saved online for six months from the session date.