Hi! I'm Ashley!
I'm a 30-something wife and mom to two boys named Nicholas and Theo. We live in the suburbs of Toronto with our dog. We're a super laid back family that enjoys the simple things in life. I believe there is beauty in the chaos and magic in the mess.
Life doesn't have to be perfect to be amazing!
Remember the last time you had a family photo shoot? The time spent coordinating outfits, trying to schedule it around nap times, worrying that your child wouldn't "perform" for the camera. NO MORE!
'Day in the Life' photography sessions fit into YOUR life, not the other way around. They are an unscripted way of photographing your family, which means more time focused on your family and less time worrying about being perfect.
Capture Unique Personalities
By focusing on each other rather than the camera, your true personalities will shine through!
Your kids are free to be themselves
You won't get that pre-shoot anxiety worrying that your kids will misbehave because there's zero pressure for them to act a certain way! Adults too 😉
When you're having one of those days, you can look at your photos and laugh at the crazy because sometimes we need ways to survive the daily grind!
Document memories that may go long forgotten
Your daughter's favourite stuffy, your husband's pancake breakfast, their crazy antics up and down the sidewalk outside your home. These types of photographs help you remember this season of life, not that time you dressed up for that photo shoot in the park.
Create art with your family
The photographs you'll receive are true works of art meant for your walls and albums. Each photograph is composed in an interesting way and light is used to highlight the moment. These are not your normal everyday snapshots. They are thoughtfully taken with every element in the environment considered before I decide to push down on that shutter button.
Easy to schedule
These sessions fit right into your daily life, so no need to clear the schedule. If you need to go grocery shopping or wash the cars, me and my camera will be right there alongside you!
Get Mom in photos too!
In many cases, Mom is the family photographer. This means she's rarely in any photos with her children that aren't selfies. Gift your children authentic memories with you in them.
Signed contract? Check. 50% retainer? Check. YOU'RE BOOKED! I'll send you a questionnaire that will help me get to know you and your family and give me an idea what a typical day in your life is like. I'm pumped and so are you!
Questionnaire turned in? Check. Now let's jump on a quick video chat. I'd love to "meet" you before coming over! It's a good ice breaker and a great way for the kids to "meet" me too. You can give me a quick tour and we can chat about what to expect on your session day.
Until Our Session Day
The anticipation is high! About one week before our session, I'll touch base with you. We can go over any details and share our excitement together!
The Big Day
Everyone's nerves (including mine!) can be a little frazzled at first, so we'll take a few moments to chat. I'm not a fly on the wall, more like a new friend hanging out with you. You don't need to worry about how you should look or what you should do. I'll help you through any of those fears. This is where my talent lies and why you hired me, so trust in that. Your job: enjoy our time together. Simple as that!
Waiting For Your Gallery
Let's celebrate the fact that you are brave! You said yes to taking control of your memories. You'll choose a date and time after our session for your gallery reveal and product ordering session.
It's Reveal Day!
It's time to see your story in photos! You'll see unnoticed moments turned into custom art. You may cry. You may laugh. You WILL smile! You'll get to feel and touch the products so you can visualize what your story will look like before you purchase them. I'll even show you wall gallery options displayed on your very own walls. You'll decide on your must-haves during this session and save 10% on your order during this time only.
Sharing The Goods!
As you wait for the delivery of your products, you can share your online gallery with friends and family. You may also order additional products at standard rates. Your products will arrive beautifully packaged 4-6 weeks after your order. If you live nearby, I may hand deliver your products because seeing your reaction is the most rewarding experience I can have as a photographer... plus we're friends by now!
Our After Party
You'll hear from me to see how you're doing, fill you in on what I've been up to, and let you be the first to know if I run any kind of promo. You can earn your next session at an exclusive rate by referring your friends and family to me. Hopefully we'll be following each other on social media because I love to catch a glimpse of what you guys are up to!
A 'Day in the Life' photography session is truly an experience that will highlight your family's everyday moments in a beautiful way. Receive the most meaningful gallery of images with a full 'Day in the Life'.
Why choose a full day?
The more time we spend together, the more everyone forgets the camera is there. This my friends, leads to photography GOLD!
Tell your family's complete story from start to finish. Anything short of a full day is like only reading one chapter of your favourite book.
It took 20 minutes to make this photograph of the boy eating cereal. Because real life is unpredictable, a full day allows more time for the stars to align to get the perfect shot!
- 10 hours minimum photography coverage (or when the kids wake up to when they go to bed)
- A professionally edited gallery of the Artist's Choice collection of photographs (approx. 100 digital images)
- Highlight video slideshow
- Private online gallery for viewing, proofing and downloading your images
- Travel within 3 hours of Mississauga (please inquire for travel fees if further)
- Payment plans available
For a shorter session, a half day is the way to go. Half days are recommended for couples expecting their first child and families who are welcoming their first newborn. For families with children, having one or two activities planned is recommended in order to maximize our time together.
- 4 hours of photography coverage
- A professionally edited gallery of the Artist's Choice collection of photographs (approx. 40 digital images)
- Highlight video slideshow
- Private online gallery for proofing, ordering and downloading your images
- Travel within two hours of Mississauga (please inquire for travel fees if further)
- Payment plans available
Albums are the perfect way to preserve your 'Day in the Life' because they're the best at telling your story and archiving your family history. My vision for your family is to have an album for each day we document over the years. I can envision all the albums sitting on your bookshelf with the years printed on the spines, ready for your children to leaf through. Your family heritage will shine through with each turn of the page.
When children see photos of themselves displayed on the walls of their homes, it provides them with a sense of belonging and reinforces their connection with the ones they love most. Preserve their memories with these stunning wall display options.
Each home and wall space is unique. Through design software, you'll have the opportunity to see your photographs displayed on your own walls before even purchasing them.
Included in full and half day sessions. This gallery is the 'Best of the Best' photographs as selected by the photographer. They have received special attention through precise photo editing and will be used as the photos for your sneak peek, slideshow and future blog posts. You can expect approximately 100 images with a Full Day and 40 images with a Half Day.
Extended Collection - $400
These are all the photos you'll still love but didn't quite make the cut for the Artist's Choice gallery. There's approximately 200 images in a Full Day Extended Gallery and 100 images in a Half Day Extended Gallery.
Custom Engraved USB - $90
Have your family's name engraved on a wood USB drive for a personalized touch. Your USB will include all digital files from your purchased galleries along with a copy of your highlight video slideshow.
Ashley Eve Photography