Jaclyn Ashford Photography


The session retainer fee formally reserves your session date/time. Once payment is received, that session is yours. Balance for sessions is due before or at your session.

Post session processing and preparation of your images takes up to 3 weeks. You will receive your own private link to download the high-quality images. I take great pride in my work and my passion is to offer high end, artistic portrait photography. I offer an entire client closet for those who prefer guidance for wardrobe, as well as newborn outfits, wraps, hats & bows including maternity gowns, 1st birthday outfits and props that you are welcome to use during your shoot! Gift cards are also available throughout the year!



Full Family Session $525

I think of myself as a storyteller. I hope to capture your personalities and all those sweet special moments between one another. Sessions take place near sunset. Styling is important to me, and I offer assistance as well as a client closet with options to borrow. All-inclusive package includes 20 images during a fun and natural, 40-minute session.

Package includes a sitting fee for up to 3 children. $15 per additional child, session can be on location or in studio. All images will be sent via an online gallery. Extended family sessions will require an additional $100 fee. 

Newborn/Lifestyle Package (in your home) $600

For those looking to stay in the comfort of their own homes, lifestyle sessions are just perfect. Typically, an hour is all I need. This includes natural interaction with baby as well as a few prop setups. I will bring everything needed.

Package includes 25 edited images sent via an online gallery. *$35 per additional baby (i.e., twins, triplets, etc) 

Newborn (in studio) $550

All the props in the comfort of a heated studio. Set to 80 degrees to recreate the womb. We move at baby's pace and stop to feed if necessary. Typically, around an hour and 1/2

Package includes:

Photos taken in studio. Lots of props to choose from.  20 edited images will be sent via an online gallery.

Newborn Petite $400

Short and sweet, just 30-40 minutes. Newborn mini session in studio.

Package includes:

You will receive 8 edited images with the option of upgrading your gallery after viewing.

This session is only ONE pose. Baby only no family members.

Grow With Me $1000

Capture all the milestone ages during your little ones first year!

Package includes:

(We will customize). Choose any 3 sessions during your baby’s first year. Can include a maternity session, mini newborn session in studio, six month or first birthday.

Milestone & First Birthday $450

From smiling and rolling over, to walking and their first birthday! Memories count!

Package includes:

30 minutes for your child's' special day!

Lots of props to choose from. Parents provide all smash cakes and balloons.

15 edited images will be sent via an online gallery.

Graduating Senior Session $550

Highschool seniors can choose from multiple seasons through their graduation year. We can incorporate sports, music, hobbies and whatever they prefer. From 2-3 locations and outfit changes during the hour and 1/2 session.

Package includes: 25 edited and artistically enhanced images via an online gallery.

Mini Sessions (depending on the time of year and the type) range from $250-$450.

I love a theme! These are offered a few times throughout the year.  Typically, Spring, Fall, Holiday and Valentines. Includes 8 edited and artistically enhanced images with printing rights. Option to purchase more images. 

Event Packages Starting at $750

From small weddings, to baptism's, birthdays, showers and bar/bat mitzvahs, all the important and intimate details are covered.

2 hour minimum

Package includes:

edited and artistically enhanced images via an online gallery with printing rights. Contact me for customization and more information.

Headshots Starting at $225

Everyone needs that perfect headshot for Linked in, dating profiles or company websites. 20 minutes

Package includes:

In studio or at one of my preferred locations. 2+ images


  • A $100 non-refundable retainer is due at the time of booking to hold your session.
  • Your final payment is due at the time of your session. Cash or Zelle. 
  • Please note all photos are edited. If you would like additional retouching it will be $20 per photo. 
  • $40 rescheduling fee (unless weather related) and 48 hours cancellation policy.
  • A $10 fee per every fifteen minutes will be added if late to session. 
  • Travel fee of $50 applies (for every) 15 miles outside of Palatine, IL 
  • A formal contract will be emailed to you once we have confirmed session dates along with an invoice. 

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