frequently asked questions
Where are you located?
I’m based out of Los Angeles, California, but YES, I am absolutely open to travel, near and far. I’m passport ready, too! Where are we going? I do require a traveling fee if you’re outside of Los Angeles County. Fees vary on your desired location.
how would you describe your photography style?
I am a modern, natural light lifestyle and wedding photographer. I focus more on the authenticity of a moment versus an overly posed, stuffy image. You can expect my images to have a more light and airy feel with a hint of warmth. My images are never over edited (my philosophy is less is more!) and my core is highlighting you at your best. I want to see your hair move with the wind and have you laughing until it hurts. You should always feel comfortable and that will always remain a priority for me. When you’re comfortable, your experience and images will be a direct reflection of that. If you are down to do anything for the shot (within reason, of course), we just might be the perfect match!
how far in advance should we book a session or wedding with you?
Typically, I book sessions 1-3 months in advance. Weddings should be booked anywhere from eight months to a year and a half from your wedding date. I tend to book up year round, so the earlier, the better!
How do we book you?
Send me over a message and we’ll get planning! I require a digital contract to be signed and a non-refundable deposit to hold and secure your date.
How long do lifestyle sessions last?
Sessions usually run anywhere from 45-75 minutes. It tends vary because the nature of each session is different.
Do you provide props?
No! I do not provide anything prop related whatsoever. As previously stated, my style is very organic and I try to stray away from anything overly staged. However, if you have a killer prop you’d love to incorporate, I’m all about it! Bring it along.
should I bring anything to our session?
YES! Bring a beverage and snack, especially for your little ones. All that modeling can be hard work! Feel free to bring a blanket or something small you’d like to incorporate into your session. ALL final payments are due on the day of our session. No exceptions. AND most of all bring a happy heart and smile!
What should we wear to our session?
I thought you’d never ask! Ha! Your outfit choices in my opinion are a very important. Style is important as it helps dress the image. Focus on the environment we are shooting in, as well as your personal features. It doesn’t hurt to keep the climate in mind, too. I work hard at making sure my Pinterest board for outfit suggestions is always up to date and is loaded with good options. You can check it out here: www.pinterest.com/ashleyburns_.
If we book a wedding collection, is an engagement session included?
Absolutely! Engagement sessions are complimentary in each wedding collection booked.
Do you have a second photographer at weddings? Do we need one?
Always. Every wedding collection offered includes a second shooter I hand pick to ensure we capture all perspectives. In my experience and belief, a second photographer is absolutely crucial to keep the photography aspect of your special day running smoothly. Because I cannot be in two places at once, that is where my second shooter comes into play and allows more perspectives to be captured!
Do you edit all of our photos?
Yes, once I have culled the images for your gallery, I lightly edit and color correct. Being that I am a lifestyle photographer, I don’t over-edit my images. I don’t do any airbrushing or body manipulation whatsoever. I do, however, remove any noticeable blemishes or anything that doesn’t compliment the photograph.
What is the turnaround for us to receive our online gallery of images? How do we get our images?
Lifestyle session turnaround can take anywhere from 1-2 weeks and wedding galleries typically are given 6-8 weeks post wedding. Each session is placed on an online gallery that is password protected and easy to download!
Can we see other images taken from the session besides the ones given in the gallery?
No. Please know you are thought of during the editing process and I have chosen the best images from our session together. I do not release any additional, unedited or untouched (RAW) images. There is no reason to have an image in an unflattering angle or a shot not entirely in focus. I’ve got your best interest at heart. Promise.