This is the moment you’ve worked for.

I’m gonna take a shot in the dark and guess that you have never done this before (what am I psychic? I know!). So you need help knowing what to wear, how to pose, what location to choose, etc., etc. Guess what? 

You're in the right spot.

I’m here to guide you through it all. I get that this whole senior photo thing can be stressful. I make it my mission to de-stress, walk you through every step and help you feel completely comfortable. 

Ask me all the questions. Share all your doubts with me. I promise we are going to not just get through this, but have a SUPER FUN time. 

Wait! I don’t know what to expect

Just be who you are.

No pressure here.

No standards you have to measure up to.

You can forget all the B.S.

There are no expectations except for you to be yourself. 

You can be brave, silly, and let your guard down. Dance it out. I’ll cheer you on and be your hype-girl.

We’ll play some music, snap beautiful photos, and you’ll find out how fun the senior photo experience can actually be.

And if all else fails, I bet I can out-awkward you! I’ll put my own pride (and dance moves) on the line to put you at ease.

i want to book my senior experience!

-“I was hoping for help on location, poses, outfit advice, etc., and I got to do all of that while dancing and listening to music! Ashley put the most effort I’ve ever seen into my photos, and I loved the result of them! She held my hand every step of the way, and had so much fun with me! Her expertise in photography is incredible!

Ashley is absolutely amazing, I couldn’t have asked for a more fun, effortless, and memorable shoot! She knew of so many awesome locations so that I got a variance in all of the photos, from a more urban feel to a gorgeous landscape. Ashely’s carefree and kind energy during the shoot made me feel comfortable, so my photos look natural. I definitely recommend Ashley to any senior who wants a memorable experience and beautiful photos. Thank you Ashley!

Ashley did my senior pictures in and she was amazing! I chose her because I loved her editing style and what I had heard from other people about her. I felt so comfortable and had the best time. She let me take pictures where I wanted too (like in a creek lol). We were all constantly laughing, and she had great patience with me since I had never gotten my pictures done before. I highly recommend her for any picture needs you have, you will not be disappointed.
- Haley 

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I’m always aware of the weather. I check in if it looks like we might have rain or even lots of clouds. We can determine day-of if we want to go for it or if we need to reschedule. If we get rained out during a shoot, we will make sure you’re taken care of and set a second shoot to make up for it. 

What if it rains?

Each senior package comes with 1 or more locations. You will select the type of location(s) you want – urban, natural or architectural. And you can also share any specifics such as water, tall grass or colorful walls in your senior questionnaire. Then, based on that, I’ll pick the perfect spot(s) for your session!

Where will my session be?

The sooner the better! Contact me early and get in my VIP list for first dibs on the calendar. Most seniors schedule their session between May - October, with July-September being the most popular months. 

How far in advance should I book my session?

One word: FUN! Me and my team take care of all the details – helping you pose, making sure your hair looks fabulous and coaching you so that you can just relax, laugh and have fun! We are constantly hyping you up so you feel amazing, showing you photos as we go, and chatting in between. We also have your favorite music loaded on our portable speaker so be ready for a dance party!

What will my session be like?



Joining the Senior Rep team gets you first pick. VIPs on my mailing list will get to book a week before the general public.

How do I get first dibs on your upcoming calendar?

Yes! Contact me if you would like to see examples of any example sessions.

I’m seeing lots of girls, do you photograph guys too?

That’s mostly based on your taste. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall all offer unique looks for locations, as well as the outfits you wear. If you’re unsure, look through our galleries and see if there’s a season / look you’re most drawn to.

I don't know what to wear. Do you give outfit advice?

Yes I do! I’m happy to come to you, go to a cool destination such as the Beach, The Gorge, or out of state! Let’s discuss pricing for travel fees. 

Do you travel outside of Salem for photo sessions?


Yes I do! I offer bestie sessions, formal sessions (for prom and snowball), graduation sessions (high school and college), branding photography and professional headshots. I sometimes offer mini sessions for family photos. Have an idea? Email me!

Do you offer other types of sessions?

That’s mostly based on your taste. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall all offer unique looks for locations, as well as the outfits you wear. If you’re unsure, look through our galleries and see if there’s a season / look you’re most drawn to.

When is the best time to have my senior portraits?

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