GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Hi there! I'm Ashlea Snell, a wedding and family photographer in Waupaca, Wisconsin!
My style is a photojournalistic, candid and editorial. I am a people person to no end, and always love making my clients feel confident and excited to take photos! I love being there for you from the moment you book me, until you forget my name, I'll be a meeting or phone call way! I seriously seek to serve you and make sure your session day is one of easiest days yet!
I love to travel and I love exploring new places I have never been before! Are you a family from out of state? I would just love to help plan your sessions. Out of state sessions start at $850.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, I look forward to meeting you and your family!
WHAT TO EXPECT –
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When it comes to posing for your session, you don’t need to worry about a thing! I'll guide you through the entire process beginning with “poses” that are super easy and natural. If I tell you to do something that feels a little funny, it’s probably because I know it’s going to make you all laugh - and that’s the photo I'm actually looking for.
Throughout your session, I'll keep an eye on your hair, makeup and outfits to make sure things stay in place. I want you to feel as relaxed as possible and enjoy your time together!
I work at a series of different locations. I am prepared to show up at the location of choice and I will promise you, I can and WILL find the most beautiful light around. Back rounds and locations are very important for your images. Which is why I carefully take your desires and bring them along side my knowledge of light and create beautiful images for you and your family.
Goodness, where to even start? Clothing is the number one question I am asked about. You deserve to feel amazing as well as look amazing. I would highly recommend going all out for your session. I will be here to help in any way I can as you carefully choose your attire for your session! There is also so much below about how to choose your perfect outfit!
The day is finally here! We have been preparing weeks, if not months for your portrait session. Your job is to sit back, relax and let me work my magic. I will gently guide you and your family into natural poses that will help you feel beautiful and your family to be so photogenic, your jaw will drop when you see the results.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery on the digital images. Your fine art prints and/or wall arts will be in within 4-6 weeks of your session!
I am a wedding photographer as well as a lifestyle photographer. My main goal is to help you leave a legacy for the generations to come. I want your grand-daughter to be able to see those beautiful photos in an album from when your children were young. This time will fly by, and the only thing you'll be left with are these precious keepsakes.
I do have packages that include fine art prints, and beautiful linen albums. Please let me know if there is something specific you don't see and i'll be more than happy to help you find what you're looking for.
PORTRAIT (MATERNITY, MOTHERHOOD, FAMILY, MILESTONE, NEWBORN)
A LA CARTE
Additional Digital Images $20 per image
Keepsake Box with 25 4x6 of each image from session $275
8x8 Linen Album $625
10x10 Linen Album $825
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Sessions will be an additional $150
*Prices subject to change
10 High Resolution Digitals (more are available for purchase)
This session will be up to 30 minutes.
50+ High Resolution Digitals
15 4x6 lusture prints from session
30 High Resolution Digitals
8x8 Linen Album
*upgrade to 10x10 for $150
30 High Resolution Digitals
16 x20 Canvas Print
Chain Of Lakes
Are you visiting from out of town? You most likely are staying somewhere on the Chain. I would love to come out and be able to capture your family on the water. My #ashleasnellbrides know how much I LOVE photographing clients on the water!
Spencer Lake Camp
Nestled outside the beautiful town of Waupaca, there is a beautiful lake. My families love their sessions there, as they get a very European vibe from the beautiful calm waters.
Your own Private Land
Many of my families have a private land that they love and cherish. This land is usually family land and is an important key to leaving a legacy. I am always more than happy to come out to your private land and find the best light anywhere.
What do I wear?
WHAT TO WEAR
Statement jewelry is a great way to add color or pattern to a simple dress. Lace and tulle look amazing in photographs.
And dresses with lace sleeves are a great way to help slim arms. Depending on your location, you might want to consider a fit and flare or a flowy dress!
They look great in walking and photos with movement. Choose an outfit you feel comfortable in, but don’t be afraid to dress up!
For the Littles
"Lighter is brighter!" Allowing those littles to wear white (once in their life, if you know what I mean!) will be so elegant! Pastels and whites look fantastic alongside your flowy dress and your Significant Other's fancy suit!
Here are my Pintrest boards that I would recommend what to wear! <3
for the ladies
Heels lengthen legs but if your heels aren’t comfortable for walking, bring an extra pair of shoes to slip into in between shots.
We love the way larger patterns photograph - just be careful not to choose a pattern that is too small - it may accidentally make your photo look a little too busy.
Softer, pastel colors tend to photograph better than bright colors - especially since bright colors could reflect on your skin. We love bright, neon dresses, but we don’t love the neon reflection they add to your complexion.
hair and makeup
for the ladies
Sessions are the perfect time for a hair and makeup trial! Professionally done hair & makeup last longer than typical hair & makeup. They also tend to hold up better for humitiy and wind.
We think it’s so important that you look and feel your best for your photos! This will definitely help with this.
for the ladies
There will probably be times during your session when we’re shooting your hands. Which means it’s a good idea to clean up your nails before your session (this applies to the guys too!).
for the ladies
Rent the Runway
One Loved Babe
Hazel & Olive
for the men
You can’t go wrong with a suit and tie. Consider pulling out that suit you had to wear last time you were a groomsmen! Layer with a blazer and a fun tie - you can even wear jeans with this look. Bowties are always a good idea.
Be careful not to choose a pattern that is too small - it may accidentally make your photo look a little too busy. Softer, pastel colors tend to photograph better than bright colors - especially since bright colors could reflect on your skin. Cozy sweaters layered over button ups are a great way to stay warm and stylish during the cooler months.
FOR THE MEN
Rent the Runway
Leather & Cotton
Frank & Oak
HOW DO WE BOOK?
You have read through SO much information, and now you're ready! Please click "Contact Ashlea" below, and send me an email and tell me about the session of your dreams. I can't wait to hear more! The session fee is due at time of booking.
HOW MANY IMAGES DO WE RECEIVE?
This will depend on the package you purchase. I know everyone has a budget and I also know photography is a luxury! I do provide the best experience, but some packages will just be smaller than others. On the package with full digitals you will receive a minimum of 50 high resolution digitals.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
It’s typical for me to schedule two session dates. A primary date and a rain date. Having two dates helps me make sure that your photos happen in a timely manner. Coordinating schedules can be tough and I've found that the best way to make sure my clients get the look they have in mind for their photos is to schedule two dates at the same time.
We’ll check in the week of your engagement session to confirm the time & location we’re meeting and the weather. We know it takes a lot of time to get ready for your session and it’s the worst to get dressed up and drive out to your session only to have it rain. Let us know what works best for the two of you - but if the weather looks like it won’t be great, we typically try to make the call at least 12 hours in advance.
I'm so so honored you're ready to book your session. I am booking quickly and really want to get you on the schedule! Please click below and send me an email and I can't wait to talk more about your session!