Hi there! I'm Ashlea Snell, a lifestyle newborn photographer in Waupaca, Wisconsin!

My style is a modern, clean and simple. 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!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, I look forward to meeting you and your family!

Love, Ashlea


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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 mainly shoot newborn sessions in my in home studio or inside your home. Although, I do 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.

wordrobe Styling

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. Hair and makeup is included, so you'll already feel and look AMAZING. I do have a few dresses that you can choose between to make sure you feel amazing too! 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 Session

The day is finally here! We have been preparing weeks, if not months for your newborn session. Newborns must be photographed in the 3 day to 15 day old period, so we've most likely been really planning around your due date! 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.  

Delivery & veiwing session

Please allow a week for me to have your images ready to view! At the viewing session, we will review your gorgeous images over a coffee and you can choose your favorite images and we will find which prints and albums that will go perfect in your home. 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 newborn 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'm so excited to review all of the options at our viewing session! 



Session Fee Includes: 
Pre-­session style consultation by phone or skype, wardrobe styling + session in the studio, Client’s home or outdoor location and professional hair and makeup artist included in your session fee. 

Digital files, prints, and products are purchased separately.


Digital files, prints, and products are purchased separately.


pre­session style consultation by phone or skype 
for each session
access to the Client Wardrobe (currently available 
to Mama’s) and styling your little one
session in the studio, Client’s home or 
outdoor location.
20 digital images from each session
One 5x7 fine art gallery board from each session
25 birth announcements with envelopes


Ashlea Snell studio

location inspiration

I am so thankful to have a beautiful modern and simple in home studio that you will love and be able to get clean, white, modern images.

your home

location inspiration

This is a wonderful option for newborns, especially if you are a family who find it hard to get out and head to my studio! I would highly recommend if this is what you are wishing to do, that you make sure we have a clean white wall somewhere in your home to make sure we are able to get the images that you are seeing in my portfolio. 


location inspiration

I normally don't recommend outdoor newborn, JUST because we do live in Wisconsin and it is cold! But if it is summer, and warm and if you are wishing to we can definitely make this happen for you!


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!

Find Inspiration

Here are my Pintrest boards that I would recommend what to wear! <3 




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. 


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. 


We’ll check in the week of your 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!


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