Celebrate Women Over 40 with Glamour Portraits In a world that often idolizes youth, it’s crucial to remember that beauty knows no age. Every stage of life brings its unique charm and elegance, and women over 40 have a wealth of experience, wisdom, and confidence that deserves to be celebrated. That’s why I firmly believe […]

Celebrate: Women over 40 Portraits

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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

How to Mix All the Colors The goal for coordinating outfits is to visually break up the colors and shades so that you’re not all wearing the same color on top and bottom (like everyone in blue jeans with white shirts). The more you can mix it up, the better! I encourage you to think […]

Family Style Guide

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Portrait Session Checklist  Message Ashlie to schedule a date, time, and location  hello@ashliesteinau.com If necessary, schedule hair and makeup appointments with Ashlie or another source Review Style Guide for outfit inspiration  Choose your outfits (drop off at dry cleaner if needed!)  Girls, get your nails done, boys, make sure your nails are trimmed and clean […]

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Portrait Session Checklist

I’m right smack dab in the middle of the holiday season and cranking out the COOLEST cards. It got me thinking, what are you waiting for if you haven’t done yours yet? IT’S EXPENSIVE… I CAN DO IT MYSELF CHEAP I completely understand where you are coming from and how you feel.  Many feel this […]

Holiday Cards: What You Are Missing By Not Doing Them

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Before beginning this journal entry, you will notice that these portraits are a bit moodier than the rest of my work. My amazing bride-to-be requested them a bit moodier to stay with the darkness of the evening and the mood of the weather. Having known one another since middle school, Sydney and Dante have had […]

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Sydney and Dante

THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS I HAVE LEARNED, both as a bride and bridesmaid, as well as a photographer and wedding coordinator that will help you have NO REGRETS when it comes to your wedding. (Please take note: the photos below are of my own life story, with the exception of the flat lays, which […]

7 Huge Wedding Day Regrets

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Michelle and Octavio met at a wedding several years ago and didn’t think anything of it since “we’re total opposites,” according to Michelle. Well, opposites definitely attract…. because these two balance each other out in the most beautiful way! Every time Michelle looked at Octavio, she couldn’t help but burst out with the giggles. It […]

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Michelle and Octavio

Let me start this blog by saying how AMAZING Beth and Brian are! Such a beautiful couple, with so much love for one another and energy to match! Together for 6 years, the pair is always seeking out a new fun adventure. Probably why we connected so well! Avid hikers/backpackers, Beth and Brian fell in […]

Beth and Bryan

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Be rest assured that prior to your session with me, I have done my research on your location to grasp the best areas to shoot in the most perfect lighting! Unless we are shooting outside of the local area, I visit the site of choice before every shoot to ensure we capture the most beautiful […]

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Achieving Dreamy Photos