let me guess, you're thinking "we're awkward in front of the camera & there's no way our photos will look like the straight up models on this page!" but i can assure you that each of them felt the same way (we all do!) i will pose you, give fun prompts, + make you forget you're even having your photo taken, so we make genuine memories for you to look back on forever.
my greatest hope is that you show up to your session in a headspace where you can be your most authentic self. by all means, bring a bottle of champagne or let me know your favorite playlist. whatever it takes to make this an enjoyable experience, i got you babe!
every session + wedding includes an edited copy of all usable photos. don't worry! i'm not trashing any images you'd like to have, but i'm a BIG over-shooter, so i will narrow it down to the best of your session, giving you each precious moment.
min. of 20 edited photos
min. of 50 edited photos
up to three outfits
min. of 70 edited photos
normal turn around time is 2 weeks. for portrait sessions, we offer an expedited (3 day) delivery option for an additional $40.
min. of 20 edited photos
min. of 40 edited photos
min. of 60 edited photos
to add on a 20 page custom hardback photo book to any session is +$100.
after shooting over 200 wedding days and "retiring" from the mainstream wedding industry, i've made the shift to focusing solely on elopements. each elopement day is completely unique because it's exactly what you & your person want. because of this, elopement packages are extremely customizable. my base package for elopements is $900 and includes up to 2 hours of coverage, an edited copy of all usable photos, a copyright release, and travel within two hours. this base package is great if you're looking to go on an adventure to say "i do!" and capture memories along the way. however, if you're planning more of a micro wedding and would also like family photos, getting ready, etc we can absolutely create something more customized to your needs. i have photographed many elopements in state and internationally, so i'm more than happy to lend an ear and help get the plan in place!
lindsey is our lead videographer + you can learn more about her on our biography page! she works with ABP in a number of ways and adding on video to your elopement or session package is always an option. if you already have your photographer booked, no problem! she offers separate film services, and is our number one recommended wedding videographer. you can reach her directly through her instagram @ashandembervisuals or i'm happy to connect you with her as well.
the best time for your baby's session is typically 7-10 days after birth. newborn sessions include up to 2 hours (i know this sounds like a long time, but i like to allow for a laid back atmosphere + have time to change, comfort, + feed baby as needed.)
i provide studio access, unless you prefer the session done in-home in which case i'm happy to travel to you! i also have lots of wraps, baskets, + accessories available for use during your session. newborn sessions typically result in 50-70 edited images. parent involvement in the photos is encouraged, but if you'd like the focus to mainly be on your little one that's fine too!
maternity sessions with ABP receive $50 off newborn sessions
i like to say that you get an edited copy of all "usable" photos! this means i'm not throwing any photos out that you'd like to have, just to stick to a quoted number of images. i give several variations of each pose, and i'm a big time over-shooter, so you'll often get more than the minimum number quoted with your session or wedding!
most importantly, you should wear something that is comfortable and true to your style! colorwise, neutrals are the BEST! you can't go wrong with black, white, cream, brown, + warm, earthy tones. vivid colors and busy patterns do tend to look distorted when edited. i also offer a client closet with dresses + rompers, free of charge to my clients!
i love nothing more than to travel! whether it's up the road or across the country! for sessions within a 2 hour radius, my fees range from $40-$100 typically.
for destination locations, i keep my travel fees at-cost. feel free to reach out with the destination you have in mind to get a quote. i do some research and only charge for the cost of: my roundtrip plane ticket, two nights of stay (before/after your session or wedding), and rental car. this makes my travel fees pretty low cost, so if you're feeling intimated by the thought of travel fees- let's chat!
life happens! i am very flexible when it comes to cancellation + reschedules. if something comes up on your end, please just let me know as soon as possible and we will find a new date that works for you!
no rain on your parade! we all know the seasons can change in a minute here! if it is too cold, hot, or rainy, we have lots of options. as an ABP client, you have access to my studio space (golden light studio) if you prefer to switch your session indoors, or if your heart is set on that outdoor location, i'm happy to find a reschedule date. living in georgia, i've learned to keep some open space on the calendar for reschedules from inclement weather!
i have a variety of local spots perfect for clients in the west georgia area, including my own indoor studio space (golden light studio)! as we nail down details for your session, i will send sample photos of locations for you to choose from. i'm also always down to go to a spot that's special to you, or travel (see question three for more details on travel fees!)
for sessions, my typical turn around time is next day for sneak peeks and two weeks on the full album. we offer an expedited 3 day delivery option for an additional $40.
for weddings and elopements, my turn around time is next day for sneak peeks and approximately 6 weeks from your date. a firm delivery date will be established on your wedding contract!
i accept cash, check made out to Ashlee Burgess Photography, or Venmo for all payments.
for sessions, payment is due at the time of the session.
for weddings, a $300 deposit (that applies to your total cost) is required with all packages to reserve your date. a payment plan is established on your contract, from the time of booking to your final delivery date.
YES! at your session or wedding, i shoot onto two cards simultaneously so there's always an extra copy. as soon as i get home, i store the photos in three places (my computer, hard drive, and online) in addition to keeping the cards until your session or wedding is delivered, so your photos are always safe with me!
the magic isn't complete until i've taken your photos from start to finish! for this reason, i don't ever deliver unedited or raw photos. i take great care in hand editing each photo to bring the moment to life - i never just pop on a "filter" and export. when booking a photographer, it's important for your vision to align with their artistic style.
we facetimed before our session + she wanted to know how we met, how he proposed, and just who we were as a couple. when it was time for our engagement session, it felt like we had known her forever. we have been together for 5 years and never had professional photos taken, but she made us feel so comfortable. she helped with posing and just getting us to be our true selves which can be hard since we weren't used to being in front of the camera. anytime i get the chance to talk about our photos and Ashlee, i do because i can't recommend her enough!
the thing i loved most about my experience with Ashlee is that she truly wants to know the couples that are going to be in front of her camera.
we were kinda nervous arriving at our first session because we’d never had professional photos taken and all of those worries were instantly eased because of how down to earth and sweet her personality is. she truly makes you feel so at home and comfortable during each session. I was instantly drawn to Ashlee’s editing style... the moody and warm tones of her photos are my absolute FAVORITE. she truly knocks it out of the park with editing. she managed to make all of my dreams and vision for my wedding day come true. we have found a photographer and friend for life, in Ashlee.
my husband and I have had the pleasure of her shooting two engagement sessions and our wedding. she takes the time and effort into making each session perfect.
our pre wedding planning meetings were fantastic! Ashlee knew exactly where + how she wanted to approach different shots. from the way they made sure to get our pictures just right, to their keen direction + vision, to being adaptive to change + last minute add ons, we seriously could not have gotten luckier by choosing them to capture our wedding day! also, watching them get excited for different poses + shots was adorable! love the energy of people who love what they do- it makes it all the more fun to work with them! the editing style is exactly what we had hoped it would be. our pictures will hang beautifully in our home forever, and we owe it all to Ashlee + Lindsey!
Ashlee + Lindsey were absolutely phenomenal. that’s not even a good enough word to use. they were everything we could have hoped for and more.