Ashley Brown & partner Kristen Cook have been serving the Capital Region and beyond since 2007, and have since established themselves as one of the area’s most sought after child and family photographers. 2019 marks our 12th year providing local families, schools & businesses with quality portraiture that reflects our signature style... simple, clean, classic.

our mission :

  • to provide high quality portraiture that is both timeless and modern, with an emphasis on creating and forging relationships with families, schools & companies as their lifelong photographer

  • to create images, as well as a client experience, that clearly reflects our brand and the reputation we have built

  • to giving back to our community as much as possible, through as many avenues as possible. We are honored to photograph, at no charge, portrait sessions for families in need.

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ashley brown

I launched ABP in 2007, and my goal was simple... to offer classic imagery with a contemporary touch, that would stand out in a sea of trends and stand the test of time. I couldn't be more proud of how my one woman operation has grown since then, thanks to my incredible partner and the families that trust us with their memories. My favorite sessions are ones take place at my clients' homes (especially when we can incorporate items that are special to the family). I like to think of our style as a blend of classic, posed portraiture and lifestyle documentation. I have an equal love for black & white images, as well as bright, colorful images (forget shade, give me sun!). When I am not at a shoot, I am a tireless business owner who is constantly looking to develop ABP's role with local families, schools, aspiring photographers & companies.

the roles i play

mom (to two daughters), wife, business owner, photographer, type A (to the max)

my favorite things

black coffee, mexican food, cheesecake, anna maria island, cape cod


kristen cook

As a little girl, I adored scouring through boxes of family portraits and was constantly awestruck by the evolution not only of the prints themselves, but also of the stories they told. Fast forward to 2010 and a note from a Ashley, whose classic, simple portraiture was a style I longed to replicate for my own growing family, and the rest as they say, is history. One of my favorite things about my job is watching our little clients grow. I adore the newly sitting child who smiles brilliantly simply because they are upright, the newly walking toddler who just won’t stop, and the interaction between siblings at all ages and stages. These moments in time, captured by a photograph, can tell generations to come the story of your family, and your life. It’s why I love what I do! 

the roles i play

mom of two (boy & girl), wife, business partner, photographer, communicator

my favorite things

beaches across the east coast, loose leaf tea, yoga, anything with chocolate & PB


You’re easy you are to work with - accommodating and willing you are to make sure your clients are happy with their photos. You are timely in your responses and follow-through on what you say you will do and when you will do it. Incredibly professional.”
— a.c.
We have worked with Ashley & Kristen 5 times in the past 6 years and have always been thrilled with the pictures. The quality of the shots are top notch. I’m not sure you can get better photos in the whole Capital Region.
— c.g.
Kristen’s ability to work with young, shy or grumpy children is just amazing. She is warm and friendly and always manages to get great shots despite the kids’ reluctance. our photography style is simply stunning. We love it, and we hope it stays that way.
— k.s.
Ashley, we loved our experience with you! We did a newborn session and the best part was how much time you spent with us. We needed a break to nurse and that was no problem. You also offered to come back since the weather wasn’t cooperating, which was so nice! As a new parent, many experiences are anxiety-inducing but you kept all of us (baby included!) calm throughout the session.
— b.w.
I have enjoyed most of all how your images have always been about capturing the child. It’s never been about the pose or the props. The pictures are simplistic in the best possible way. You two are fantastic. I can’t wait to see what the next ten years has in store for you!
— m.s.
Ashley & Kristen are a force to be reckoned with! They are creative, patient, punctual, original and the images they provide consistently bring a tear to my eye. They have captured my kids at every stage of life and more importantly captured their personalities. They both grow to be better with each passing year - they have new and exciting ideas that are executed flawlessly. I would recommend ABP to anyone & everyone! You will not be disappointed in their professionalism, quality of pictures and the experience from first booking, to wardrobe ideas to the day of the shoot! Love these two women! They are true role models for the working women out there!
— a.m.
Ashley and Kristen are the best in the business. They’ve captured so many special images of my children over the last six years. I can’t imagine using any other photographer!
— a.b.