General FAQ's


I know picking a photographer is a lot of work...and finding someone who you can be open and raw with to tell your honest story is a big challenge. I want to help answer any questions you may have right from the start. 
I am with you every step of the way to help you plan your session with me. I think it is important to be able to have open communication so your pictures match the vision you. 
Let's talk! Let's adventure together. 

Please let me know if you have any other questions! 

Q: When should I schedule my session? +

A: Family sessions can schedule as soon as you like! I recommend giving us about 3-4 weeks to prepare for the session and watch the weather.

Q: How do we prepare for your session? +

A: No worries here! All ANP clients will be in close contact with Ashley. She will guide you through the process, provide details on how to prepare, and help pick locations and clothing. Don't fret, I got your back!

Q: Do you have a studio? +

A: I do not operate out of a studio, however I have options for indoor locations if you are interested. Additional rental fees may apply.

Q: Do you deliver every image you shoot? +

A: My goal is to deliver as many images as possible, however I do not deliver every image. I eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery. The average client (depending on the session type) gets between 60-100 images. Weddings can expect more.

Q: When can we expect to see our photos from our session? +

A: Post production for all sessions are completed 3 weeks after the date of the shoot. A sneak peek is provided on social media and sometimes through the blog. When your pictures are completed, you will get an email that will help you set up your gallery viewing party.

A: It's super fun! We will get together and talk about your session, I will show you your full gallery and talk about print ordering.

Q: Does your studio provide videography services? +

A: No but I can recommend local videographers that I trust.

Q: What is the average client investment? +

A: The average client can expect to invest around $1,200 in their session. This includes our time togteher, your digital images and prints.

Q: Do I have to buy prints? +

A: No, but I would encourage you to! Printing your images is so rewarding and the perfect way to share your family with others. They make great gifts and look great in your home! Get those images off the internet and in your hands! Prints start at $20!

Q: What kinds of pictures do you take? +

A: ANP documents families, children, newborns, maternity and weddings.

Q: What makes ANP different? +

A: I hope to serve you and your family. I am with you every step of the way, helping to plan outfits, location and even style. From professional make up services to unique locations and lifestyle type sessions that capture emotion and relationships, it's more than just pictures- it's an experience!

Q: Do you offer mini sessions or discounts? +

A: I do not. I do offer smaller milestone sessions for young children who can only tolderate a short period of time for pictures, but in order to really get to know your family, I believe in spending as much time with you as possible. My time with you is an investment for both of us and I do not take that lightly.

Q: Do you shoot Quinceaneras, Debutants, Pagaents, Bah Mitzvahs, Commercial Photography, Headshots or Corporate Events? +

A: No. I do not shoot events other than weddings.


Q: What is your philosophy regarding photography? +

A: I want to serve your family during this season! I am passionate about your unique family and capturing the story that only you can tell. The years go by too quickly and soon memories and photographs are all that you have left. I urge you to exist in those pictures, be present and intentional about documenting your family! Let's bring your vision to life. It's the good stuff...let's document it together.

Q: What is your photography style? +

A: Ashley Newman Photography has a unique style that is deeply rooted in lifestyle while influenced by fine-art and film photography. I love using creative lighting, unique perspectives, angles, compositions and artistic post-production refining to bring out my clients personalities and beauty while telling their story. I pride myself on not just being a photographer, but rather an artist creating unique and expressive imagery. To see examples of my quality and style, please visit my Portfolio as well as the Blog.

Q: My venue is very dark. How does your studio handle these situations and can I see samples? +

A: We have shot in the darkest of dark chapels and reception halls so no need to worry! If the situation allows, we will set up additional lighting to ensure we get focused pictures. Some chapels do not allow for flash photography; and for that reason, we shoot on camera’s with superb low-light performance and lenses with low apertures.


Q: We live out-of-town. Is it possible for our family/friends to meet with you instead? +

We’d love to meet your relatives, answer their questions and review our work with them. If possible, we’d like to at least webcam with you to get to know you better.

Q: We’re very busy and won’t be able to meet. Are there any other options? +

A: We would love to meet with you prior to our session; however, if you’re too busy or too far away, we can handle everything remotely. Just let us know what information you need and we will do our best to accommodate your request. For example, if you would like to see more of our work, we can gladly show you complete galleries online. If you would like to talk about packages and get a sense of the photographer’s personality, telephone calls, and webcam appointments can be arranged.

Q: Do you travel to meet clients? +

A: Due to the limitations of our schedule, we currently do not travel to meet clients. If you would like to schedule a meeting, please contact ANP to set something up.

Q: How do I set up an appointment to meet you in person and see some of your work? +

A: Contact our studio manager ANP at

Ashley Newman Photography is a professional photographer who serves the West Alabama region: Northport, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham.
Exist in photographs! Let Ashley tell your story. Have an idea or adventure in mind? Let’s talk!