Artwork by Ashlie Steinau Photography

There are just some things that I will NEVER charge for as a professional portrait photographer. I understand the importance of capturing the essence of your family, your moments, and your unique style. My goal is to create an exceptional experience for you and to make the process as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Custom […]

Things I NEVER Charge For

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Custom Santa Experience

Discover why booking your Santa Experience in October is the secret to magical holiday memories! Explore the 4 compelling reasons to secure your spot early, ensuring you have personalized family decorations in time for the festivities. Don’t miss out on the enchantment of the season – read our blog now!

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3 Reasons to Book a Santa Experience Early

Discover the horror of ‘My computer ate my photos.’ Don’t let the computer monster devour your memories. Safeguard your moments – have them printed!

“Oh Shit”: My Computer Ate My Photos

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In a world where smartphones have turned us all into amateur photographers, it’s easy to underestimate the skill and artistry of a professional. While searching for a budget-friendly option may seem like a smart financial choice, there are several significant disadvantages to consider. Lack of Customization and Personalization The lack of customization and personalization in […]

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The Pitfalls of Opting for a Cheap Photographer

Corrina is a 16-year-old from Wallingford, and a Sophomore at Sheehan High School. A vision of grace and beauty, her long legs and effortless poise make her the perfect vision of a ballerina. Corrina’s journey with me began on a day filled with Nutcracker rehearsals, which only added to the magic of her portrait experience. […]

Grace in Motion: Exploring Corrina the Ballerina

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In a world where every moment is documented, it’s ironic how we’re gradually losing our connection to our own memories. We are, without a doubt, the most photographed generation in history, with smartphones capturing every smile, every step, and every precious moment. But what’s missing in our digital age is the art of preserving those […]

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Capturing the Heart of Your Family: The Power of Wall Art

Dance Until Your Heart Leaps with Joy: Portraits with ArielWe had the privilege of spending a day with Ariel, a 13-year-old dancer whose passion for the art form knows no bounds. What unfolded was an inspiring journey through the world of dance and the profound impact it has on her life. Ariel’s passion for dance […]

Dance Until Your Heart Leaps with Joy: Portraits with Ariel

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Family The true meaning of the holidays is spending time with your family. Time goes by quickly, and families change over the years. Capture the love your family has for one another and re-live these moments while telling new stories. The Magic of Childhood Thanksgiving passes, and we start to decorate our homes for the […]

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6 Joyful Ways to Teach the True Meaning of the Holidays!

In light of International Women’s Day, I just have to talk about one of the most badass women I know:  Mackenzie Wilson. Mackenzie (aka, Miss Mackenzie to her students) is a special education teacher for Wallingford Public Schools.  Not only is she a superhero in the school’s classroom, ensuring her students get what they educationally […]

Mackenzie – Barans Kenpo Karate

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We all love to get together with family over the holidays.  Between extended relatives coming to visit, children coming home from college, or just getting together with friends we haven’t seen all year, this is the perfect season to create memories with them. Why not capture those moments too? If you’re like most people, I […]

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The Holidays: Do You Have Extended Family Coming In?