Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales Extended!

Want to snag some savings for your family pictures next year?? If yes, don’t miss these deals!

SALES EXTENDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 30th!

Book 2 mini sessions for the price of one!! 😱

I have several themed mini sessions including the ever so loved Creek and Sunflowers on the calendar for 2019! Mini sessions are short and sweet and allow you to choose the images that you want for your home or to share!

Excludes Cotton sessions.

Gift certificates are a great gift idea, but HALF PRICED gift certificates are even better!

Gift certificates are redeemable for any mini or full session! Buy now, save later! Woohoo!

Excludes Newborns.

All sales are final on Black Friday and cyber Monday deals. No refunds. May be redeemed and applied to any session in 2019!

You will receive a your certificates receipt down mini sessions in your email! Please present either or before booking your session! All fees are due upon claiming!

Why does photography cost so much?

I often see this question through my feed on social media and I get a little upset about it, I’m not going to lie. Along with seeing acquaintances ask this question, I also receive multiple inquiries a day asking my pricing for a particular session and they are flabbergasted by the amount I charge.

Let me start off by saying this, my pricing is average for our area. I try my best to be reasonable and considerate, but still cover my business expenses. Believe me, I understand how expensive it is to provide for a family and want nice things too.

So, why does that photographer charge so much? Let me tell you!

If you think photographers just push a button and throw a filter on your images, you are so wrong!

During your session, your photographer spends time adjusting settings on their camera to produce the perfect image. The have to adjust their ISO, F Stop, Shutter Speed, and white balance. Your photographer may even have to do this multiple times, because the light changes, kids become more active , etc. Not only do they have to adjust settings, they pay attention to details and use their knowledge of posing to be able to provide you with a beautiful picture.

A photographer spends hundreds if not thousands of dollars on their education to understand how their gear works, whether that be college or workshops. Let me add this, photographers never stop learning. We are always trying to improve and learn new technique to help us stand out and provide you with the best quality possible.

The next thing that factors into the amount photographers charge is travel expenses, gear, props, maintenance on our gear, insurance, editing programs, image delivery, website fees, internet, electricity, taxes, and yes, our TIME!

I, personally, spend anywhere from 20-30 minutes per image that I edit! I focus on skin tones, shadows, contrast, temperature, and so much more. Being a mom of 4 kiddos, that is a lot of time that I am away from them.

Aside from the time spent on creating beautiful images for you and your family, a lot of photographers pay out monthly to keep their business running. Websites, delivery sites, editing programs, internet, sometimes rent and props, electricity, fuel, and business fees (taxes & insurance) are not free!!

I could probably go on and on, but to keep this short and sweet I will stop here. As a mom that just wants pictures of my family, I can totally understand why you might think photographers charge too much, but I hope that after reading this you can now understand how much it takes to run our business.

Thank you for taking time to read!

What Do We Wear?!?

With cotton sessions beginning this month, I am often asked by my clients “What should we wear?”.

This is the most common question that I receive as a photographer, aside from the typically inquired, and I usually come back with some pretty good advice! While I am not a certified fashionista, I tend to have a vision of what I would love to see in a image as an artist. Now pay attention, because if you want to love the flow of outfits in your image, this is important! Do not match. It’s as simple as that and let me explain.

When you dress everyone in the same flannel button down, you are taking away personality. Every person in your family will blend together like that flannel blanket that you keep on the couch. Boring. Instead of trying to make everyone match, coordinate! Plan out a color story that pleases your eyes and use different patterns and textures. Dress your family in outfits that they like and they are comfortable in. This will make the image more fun to look at, the flow much nicer and kiddos happy!

Here are two samples to show you what I mean when I say coordinate instead of match!

MATCHING

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This is a photo that I found on Pinterest. While I like the image the outfit choice is safe and everyone just blends right in with one another. There isn’t a flow and that makes this image not so interesting.

COORDINATING

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I found this image on Pinterest. This image includes a family that still has a black clothing theme, but they have grays and pinks added in along with different textures and patterns. It makes the image more fun to look at and comes off as more put together.

As you can see, with the matching image, your eyes do not travel as everyone is wearing the same shade and texture. In the coordinating photo, it is much more pleasing to look at; You want to look at the whole image. Get creative and have fun with your outfits!

I hope you found this post helpful. Below will be some of my beautiful clients in their coordinating outfits and vision boards for more ideas on how to pair colors, patterns, and textures!

Ashley Gross Photography:

Outfit story boards:

You can find more images like this on Pinterest! Just type in “coordinating family outfits for pictures”.

Find us on Facebook!

www.facebook.com/photosashleygross

Wedding Season IS Here!

Calling ALL Brides!

Wedding season is here and we still have some open dates this year and we are now booking for 2019!

We have wedding packages to suit your budget and some great perks included!

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Bonne Terre Country Inn Chapel

It is our honor to document your special day! If you are looking for a quote, feel free to send an email to photosashleygross@gmail.com.

Holiday Savings are here!

Holiday Savings are here! Mini & Family sessions for 2018 are now 50% off for a limited time and in limited quantities!

2018 Mini Sessions:

Valentine

Easter

Summer/4th of July

Sunflowers

Back To School

Cotton

Christmas

Or you can book a mini Family session!

Visit http://ashleygrossphotography.bigcartel.com to purchase!

Offer ends 11/24 @ 11:59pm

Sale excludes: Newborns, Seniors, & Events

Be sure to check back on Facebook for our Cyber Monday Sale!

OMG So Pretty! 

It’s time! It’s finally time! Cotton Mini’s start this weekend! Yay!!  These will be going on through the months of October and the best news yet……..
THERE ARE STILL SOME SPOTS OPEN! 

Yes! It’s not too late! Book your cotton Mini with me and update those old photos of the kiddos! 

$75.00, 20 mins, 10 edited images! You. Can’t. Best. It! 

Visit us on Facebook! 

What’s Going On For October?

What’s Going On For October?

October, the beginning of Fall. Bring on the Pumpkin Spice everything, sweaters, boots, and a photographer’s favorite…you guessed it, changing and falling leaves!

October is going to be a busy, but exciting month! Here is what’s going on!

Cotton Mini’s:

Location: Byhalia, Ms

Details: $75 + tax and include a 20 minute session, 10 edited images in an online gallery and print release. $25.00 is due upon booking and the remaining $50.00 is due upon arrival to your scheduled session.

We still have availability if you would like to book!

Halloween/Costume Portraits:

The weekend of Oct. 28th & 29th, we are offering portraits of your little ones in their costumes! These will take place outside at the studio! Keep a look out for an event page on Facebook!

With Fall comes Family Portraits and special events! Dates are already filling up so contact us to secure your session or event!

Session Discount!!

TAKE $25 OFF STUDIO SESSIONS! ENDS 9/1/2017

DETAILS:

Book a studio session 8/22/2017 – 9/1/2017 and receive $25.00 off!

Studio sessions include: Newborns, Cake Smash, & Boudoir.

To book a studio session use the contact page or visit us on Facebook!


 

Sunflower Mini’s

Once again, Ashley Gross Photography will be shooting Sunflower Mini’s at the Agricenter! 

Dates are July 19th – July 23rd

Location: 7777 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, Tennessee 38129

These sessions are $75 + tax

20 minutes 

8-10 images on disc

*$25 retainer, deducted from session fee, due upon booking! 


Visit us on Facebook to book! 

Ashley Gross Photography

Olive Branch, Mississippi

Photographer 

Back To School 

The upcoming school year will be here before you know it! 

Ashley Gross Photography is offering Back To School mini sessions at a discounted rate for the entire month of July! 

Back To School Mini’s:

$55.00 + Tax

7 Edited Images on CD

15-20 Minute Session 

Location: 10890 HWY 178 Olive Branch Ms 38654


There will be props and a set up made especially for you! If there is rain on your scheduled day, accommodations for indoor shooting will be made! 

*Set up may slightly vary from session to session. Props include, but not limited to: desk, books, globe, map, pencils, apples, sunflowers, etc. 

If you would like to book a session for your little ones headed back to school, call/text 901.258.2231 or email photosashleygross@gmail.com! 

Link to Back To School event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1756649591030575/?ti=icl