Household Organization Kit, and a FREE Printable!

Originally posted on Ashley Photography:

As many of you know, I am working on a whole new world of organization, and I want you to join me! I am now selling my organization binder printable, and would like you to see it! And, as a gift to you, I have uploaded my Household Emergency Contact List for you to print for free! (Simply click the link AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST. You can buy this entire binder for only $16 on Etsy, check it out here!



And, the best part, you can purchase my ENTIRE Kit for only $16 on Etsy! BUY IT HERE!!

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New Beginnings…

So, as many of you know or have read or heard, I am making the move back to Dell Rapids. (The STUDIO WILL STAY IN BROOKINGS)

With being unable to get what we want for our home in Dell Rapids, we have chosen to update it and move back in, which means, gaining the zip code 57022 again!

With that being said, there will be a lot of changes at Ashley Photography. With the new baby coming in July 2014, we had to look at our family and find out whats best. As many of you know, I cut back my sessions (big time) to provide higher customer service, while also being able to do what I love! Where I was working 6+ days a week last year, I only photograph 2-3 a week this year, which means, a little bit more time at home with the family. So, I have made the decision to change my hours of photography to Nights & Weekends (how many of you are jumping up and down right now doing a happy dance?) while looking into doing daycare in my home during the weekdays. I had run a daycare out of my home in the past, and found that with the way my home was set up it just didn’t work. But, with the new changes to our home we will have more room & flexibility to make it happen, while allowing me to stay home with the little tykes during the day!

So what about the studio?

The studio WILL REMAIN in Brookings. I will NOT be giving up my studio. Although I will be changing my hours, I will still be doing photography as my main gig.

HOWEVER, with that being said, I will be doing photo sessions in Sioux Falls – Brookings & surrounding areas, outdoors this summer, yay!

What about milestones or prepaid sessions?

Milestone Packages & Prepaid Sessions will still go on with no change! :) All booked sessions go on as planned.

When will these changes be happening?

May/June. My current studio hours will remain in effect until June 1st. This means, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 10am-2pm and 1 Saturday a month.

Will you be decreasing your time at Ashley Photography?

No. I will still be taking the same amount of sessions I am currently, and will still devote the same amount of time at Ashley Photography.

Do you have daycare openings?

As of right now, I have one opening for a child under 1, one opening for a child under 2, and 2 openings for children 2yrs+. I will be limiting the amount of children I take. The current rate is $2.50/hr for part-time & full time. Note: I will be taking two weeks off at the end of July for Maternity Leave. I will leave approximatly July 18th and return two weeks after birth of Horton #4.

{Sponsor Spotlight: Natasha Penner with Pampered Chef!}

I am so grateful for the sponsors who come out and sponsor our major giveaway every year. I could not do it without there generosity and their love & passion for their businesses!

Each day this week and next, I will be spot-lighting our AMAZING Sponsors, and you have the chance to earn more entries into the contest! Today, you can purchase anything from Natasha’s website and get 10 additional entries! You can also contact Natasha to book a party and also learn 10 additional entries! Natasha will notify me of any purchases and/or booked parties and I will submit your entries! (Visit her website here!)

If you havent yet entered to win the $2000 Prize Package, it is so easy to do! No purchase necessary, go here:

Today, I want to send out a HUGE Thank You to Natasha Penner, with Pampered Chef!

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The Pampered Chef , Ltd is a global multi-level marketing company that offers a line of kitchen tools, food products, and cookbooks for preparing food in the home. I chose to do Pampered Chef because cooking is something that I love to do, and have a talent for and it allows me to put the most important thing in my life first, which is my family. I am so very excited to be able to serve my friends in whatever capacity that they need me to and I can’t wait to see where Pampered chef is going to take me. So, Welcome to my business, and Please let me know if there is any way that I can help you and have an amazing day!!

  • Natasha Penner
  • Independent Consultant with Pampered Chef, Inc.
  • (605)651-4461
  • My Website!

And remember, Visit Natasha’s Page (or contact her to host a party) and earn 10 ADDITIONAL entries in the giveaway!

Thanks Natasha for donating this amazing Brownie Pan into the Spring Fling Giveaway!

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2014 Spring Fling Giveaway; Enter to win over $2000 Of Products!

We are so excited to announce that our 2014 Spring Fling Giveaway has started, and an entire day early! You can enter to win a prize basket of over $2000 worth of products!

So, what are the prizes?

  • Free Photography Session w/ Ashley Photography
  • $1000 Print & Digital Package w/ Session
  • $25 Scrapbooking Gift Basket from Ashley Creative, CTMH Consultant
  • Jewelry by Jacqueline Nemmers, Life Accents
  • Usborne Books from Amanda Roth, Usborne Consultant
  • Upcycled Distressed Photo Frame
  • Edgy Computer Bag
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Origami Owl by Shawna Rodman Vomacka
  • Pampered Chef Loot from Natasha Penner
  • Scentsy Loot from Ariel Ness
  • Dazzling Jewelry in Candles by Kristal

And the best part? There are multiple ways to win! Visit this link to enter!

Spring Mini Sessions!



Please join us for our annual Easter / Spring Limited Edition Mini Session Event! These are by far our most popular mini sessions, so you won’t want to wait to sign up for your spot!

When: Saturday, March 22nd and Sunday, March 23rd
Where: Ashley Photography Studio in Brookings SD
(307 6th Street Suite 2, directly to the left of goodwill in the double doors)
Times: 10am-5pm

Packages Available
Basic Spring Package $49
20 – 30 Minute Session
2 High Resolution Digital Images of your Choice
Print Release
*Save $10 by Prepaying for your Session!

Basic Plus Spring Package $79
20 – 30 Minute Session
5 High Resolution Digital Images of your Choice
Print Release
*Save $10 by Prepaying for your Session!

Silver Spring Package $99
20-30 Minute Session
10 High Resolution Digital Images of your choice & Release
24 Wallets
*Save $10 by Prepaying for your Session!

The Golden Egg Spring Package $149 (** Best Value! **)
20-30 Minute Session
Entire CD & Print Release (20+ Images)
25 5×7 Custom Easter Cards with up to 3 Images
1 8×10, 2 5x7s and 8 Wallets
*Save $10 by Prepaying for your Session!

How many children can be in one sitting?
There is to be only one family per sitting, up to 3 children. Please notify me if you have more than 3 children.

What if I am unable to bring my kids on those days?
You are able to book a seperate day, as long as the Silver Spring Package or Golden Egg Spring Package is purchased.

How many poses/backdrops are available?
I have designated one backdrop for these two days. I have several props and poses available surrounding the Easter or Spring Theme.

How many outfits can I bring?
Please only bring one outfit. Because of time restraints, there will not be any time for outfit changes.

Can I book my entire family?
These specific sessions are for children only, however ask me about  my Spring Specials!

I am ready to book, now what? Fill out the following form. If you wish to save $10 on your session, go here to prepay!

Glam & Photos Spring Fling Giveaway!

Winter has been long, and cold and we want to bring spring back full of glam and pampering just for our amazing clients and customers! We have partnered up with an amazing assortment of businesses to provide you with the biggest giveaway of the year! And there are multiple ways to gain entry!

Each entry gives you a chance to win over $2000 in Prizes from our Participating Sponsors! Among the prizes from our sponsors are…

  • $1000 Photo Package with Ashley Photography
  • Close To My Heart Scrapbooking Gift Basket by Ashley Creative
  • Jewelry by Jacqueline Marie, Life Accents
  • Usborne Bling from Amanda Roth
  • Dazzling Jewelry in Candles by Kristal
  • Jewelry Pieces by Rustic Beauty by Wynn
  • Photo Frame & Computer Bag by Ashley Photography
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Origami Owl from Shawna Rodman Vomacka
  • Spa in a Bag (Anonymous Donation
  • Home Decor from Tonya Lynn Gift Gallery
  • We are adding more daily!*

*Want to be one of our sponsors? Contact

Three Winners Will be Chosen. Grand Prize Winner will win Grand Prize Package above from our sponsors. Two other winners will be selected to win $250 Photo Package from Ashley Photography.

So what do you have to do to win? It is so simple! Come back on March 15th. We will have a very easy form for you to fill out and multiple ways to gain entry!

About our Sponsors:

Ashley Photography:
Voted among the top ten in the Sioux Falls Local Best Competition, Ashley Photography is a studio located in Brookings South Dakota. We currently travel & service the Sioux Falls to Watertown areas. We specialize in high quality custom portraiture for Babies, Children, Families & Seniors, and the occasional wedding!

Ashley Creative
Ashley Creative is an online crafters & mom blog specializing in product reviews, scrapbooking tutorials, mom moments and so much more! As a Close To My Heart Consultant, Ashley teaches you how to create DIY using your portraits, and so much more!

Jacqueline Marie, Life Accents

Usborne by Amanda Roth

Dazzling Jewelry in Candles by Kristal

Rustic Beauty by Wynn



I love Birchbox. Nuff’ Said.


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Once in a blue moon, I will do something completely sporadic and it will just blow me away. That so happened, five minutes ago. I got my very first Birchbox. For those of you who do not know what Birchbox is, its a $10 a month subscription where the makers of birchbox send you random products such as perfume, hair products, make-up, skincare, etc that they find that they think will match your personality. You start by filling out this very short, but very helpful survey which helps the makers of birchbox choose what to put in your box.

It all started with my cousin Cassie, who is a subscription junkie. No really, she is. I am sure there is a 12 step program for folks such as her. Anyways, she posts about this perfume she got that she absolutely loved out of her Birchbox. Every month that girl is posting about her love of the products she finds in her box. So, I had to give it a shot! And, it did not dissapoint! My first box was chock full of some amazing products, that I cannot wait to get more of!

What did I get in my first box?
Bain de Terre- An AMAZING color perserving shampoo & conditioner, that makes a person feel like they just walked out of a salon. (Paraben-free blend of argan and mooi oils nourishes strands while keeping color vibrant)

Joan Vass L’eau de Cristal- an amazing smelling fragrance!! A blend of bergamot and musky patchoili

Previse Hydromilk- Hello. Have you ever felt skin so smooth and healthy? Try this out! Seriously! Lightweight hydrator that floods skin with antioxidants- but zero parebs or synthetics!

Ruby Wing Color Changing Nail Polish in Ride ‘Em Cowgirl — How innovative? Sparkly gold inside, and red sparkly outside LOVE!





{H Turns One!}

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I had such a great time photographing miss H! She has such a fun-loving personality, and I caught myself just giggling at her! Isn’t it amazing watching children as they are exploring new territory? Just watching her play with pearls was heart-warming. The facial expressions, the small glimpses of a smile. So cute!