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The Experience

You can expect to feel comfy, cozy and confident! I'll guide you through light direction and prompting so you won't feel left in the dust, but know that I don't need or want you to do anything "perfectly". I want you and your family to just be YOU because that's the most beautiful thing ever. I'll have some tunes playing, we'll have some fun exploring the outdoors and enjoying this time you've carved out for your family to play and love on each other. At the end, you'll have a gallery full of images that make your heart sing and your eyes water!

photos are

so it's important to me that I am someone you trust and feel comfortable with. I know how precious these moments are and I also know the stress that can come with creating them. I promise to be there every step of the way so you can focus on what matters!

I'm in

what you can expect from our time together

A goofy ass new friend you can count on

A simple booking process

Styling assistance and use of my client closet

full planning assistance to make sure you get the session you wish for

a session made up of simple easy moments with the ones you love

Images that focus soley on your love for each other

yes please



  • 45-60 minute session so we can capture all the good stuff- no rush- no pressure-just joy!
  • 15 professionally edited images of your choice
  • Full styling assistance and access to my client closet
  • 20 minute session so we can get in and get out! Toddlers am I right?
  • 5 professionally edited images of your choice
  • Styling assistance and access to rent from the client closet ($25 per item)
  • Only takes place on designated dates in designated locations

mini sessions

The Full Session

The Investment


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All sessions have the option to upgrade to the full gallery! No more broken hearted mamas leaving precious images behind. Now you can have it ALL!!

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All sessions require a $150 Retainer & signed contract to book!

Upgrade Me

All sessions have the option to upgrade to the full gallery! No more broken hearted mamas leaving precious images behind. Now you can have it ALL!!


Don't worry my friend, it's a breeze!

1. fill out my inquiry form

2. book your date

3. sign contract + pay RETAINER

Once you select your date, you'll receive a contract and invoice via email. After those are complete, you're BOOKED!!!

Take a peek at my sessions and choose the one that fits best for your family. Fill out my contact form and I will get back to you in 48hrs!

You'll receive an email from me with important details about the session you're interested in and then we will choose a date!

My booking Process

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Love Letters

"I’ve been doing family photos with Aspen for over 2 years. She’s THE best! Pictures with 3 kids is always nerve racking, at least one child is not cooperating. Aspen is so patient & sweet to our kids. I leave wondering if we got any good shots because it’s chaos with little kids but I’m always obsessed with our albums and the shots she captures! She works magic! I will truly cherish these picture for life."

xo, Amanda W.

"During the session she went above and beyond to capture my baby. She even was laying on the ground taking upside down photos to capture my baby smiling. She was very easy to work with and made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera.”"

xo, Brandy H.

"My husband is not a picture taker and he was super relaxed and loved it. We didn't have to pose weird or be unnatural, we were ourselves and she just documented our love and sweet baby."

xo, Ashley M

"I highly recommend working with Aspen!!!! Not only is her work beautiful but her personality is just as amazing! She made the whole process and experience so smooth. She checked in several times prior to the appt to see if I needed any tips, help, or had any concerns. When it actually came down to the day of the shoot she checked in again and made finding the location soooo easy! I was so nervous due to it being my first every shoot and she made me feel extremely comfortable and I can’t thank her enough for that! Definitely recommend her and will be using her for any future shoots.."

xo, Arlene D.

"She was absolutely amazing, she has such a beautiful soul. It was my family's first time getting family pictures done, she made the whole experience so easy and comfortable. We had an amazing time and had so much fun."

xo, Racquel K.

"Every single detail has been thought out by Aspen! She is extremely professional and organized which takes away a lot of the stress that can come with booking and scheduling a photography session. Aspen made me feel incredibly comfortable the entire session! Her passion for photography shines throughout your encounter and is displayed in her beautiful work.."

xo, Tahnee R.

Frequently Asked Questions


It's simple! Just click one of the buttons above or click here to fill out my contact form for your inquiry. Expect a reply from me within 48hr. We will talk dates and, once you choose the date that works for you, you'll get a contract and invoice to pay your $150 non refundable deposit. 


I accept all major credit cards through my online secure system and also accept Venmo, Paypal, and cash. 

I also offer payment plans upon request and simply require the full payment to be completed 1 week before the session. We can tailor the payment plan however you need.


Life happens. I think any mom can understand that! I do offer one complimentary reschedule. Additional reschedules require a new retainer fee to hold another date.


My sessions are typically held in Bakersfield, CA or nearby surrounding areas unless discussed otherwise. Clients will usually leave the location choice up to me, but I do encourage you to take a gander of my instagram feed (or bomb ass website by Lauren) to see if any certain locations call to them.


I suggest booking while you are in your second trimester. For the actual session you should be anywhere from 28-33wks pregnant. Every woman's body is different but we want to be able to see your baby bump! 


Hell yes they can! If you want them there, so do I! And no, of course not! They are totally included in the session fee and I will even help style them as well if you'd like!


Absolutely NOT. Not only is styling one of my favorite parts of the process, it's an absolutely integral element of your photo session. I want you to look good and to feel good no matter what type of session you booked. Styling is complimentary with all of my sessions, and my client closet is accessible as well!*
I heavily encourage styling for your session as it really can make or break the final results. If you want images like you see on my website and socials, styling is KEY! It's totally your choice and I respect any decision you make.  

I typically style mom first, then daughters, then sons, and finally dad. This is a collaborative effort and you have ultimate say on anything I suggest. I will often create a style board so you can see it all put together and give the final "hell yeah!" 

*Client closet is free to use for full sessions, and is accessible to rent from for minis and micros!

what is your turnaround time?

You will receive an email with your gallery link within 4 weeks of our session date.


Yes but only as outdoor family sessions! As someone who used to be a traditional, posed newborn photographer, I found that I love focusing on the newness of the family as a whole, rather than putting baby into more complex postures. If you're looking for a more traditional, classic newborn photographer, ask me for recommendations and I would be happy to refer a couple of my faves to you!

DO YOU photograph weddings?

As of very recently, yes! However, I don't do them as Aspen Dawn Photo. A super fun and talented local photographer friend and I started the wedding photo duo called Wild Moon Weddings! You can currently find us on Instagram here: @wild.moon.weddings

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If this tickles your fancy, let's get you booked!!!

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I'm Aspen! Your Bakersfield, CA motherhood photographer ready to create some magic with the people you love more than anything.