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Your Experience

Your Experience

Located in Historic Ashland, Nebraska which is along Interstate 80 between Omaha and Lincoln, we have a studio in town as well as studio space in Omaha and Lincoln. We often shoot on location either in the area or on locations farther away. Our location is near many state parks, other scenic locations, and our quaint downtown Ashland community.

Tonja creates custom Legacy Portraiture, pieces of family and portrait art designed to tell your story for generations. Whether you are an extended family gathering at Mahoney State Park, or a High School Senior, Tonja is able to create individualized images on locations of your choosing. We also work with Commercial Clients creating work that depicts who they are, what they do, or what they sell.

Jason specializes in Cell Phone Photography behind the scenes and specialty images, he assists Tonja with her vision and logistics.

We create lasting memories of your moments. We believe that your legacy is valuable.

What you can expect from us?

Give us a call, an email or even a text we are happy to answer your questions!  402-302-3323
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From your first interactions with us, whether you speak to us in person or through the phone, text, or email, the gears will start to turn on our end. We create each session to match your style. When you contact us we will set a time up with you to meet in person and talk about what your expectations are, what results you are hoping for and we will figure out if we can meet those expectations.  We enjoy the creative process and work hard to give you a great experience to match images that will last for generations.

Some of the things we will talk about are:
Are you a person or a family who will let us get to know them and work with them to design art that will be treasured? Are you looking for something simple or something quite fantastic? We design sets and scout locations to suite the style of image that works with who you are. Is everyone on board with your plan or do you have some folks who aren’t “excited” about your vision? What is your expectation of a final product? Gift prints, custom art, cards, wallets, etc…

Our work is custom and so is our budget for your session. We don’t place limits! We offer several different options to meet most every lifestyle.

We will book your session at a mutually agreed upon date. You will have a contract with us so you can be confident you will get what you’ve been promised!  We want your experience to be a positive one. Yes we have insurance. Yes we pay taxes. We have a studio, and shoot on location. We are willing to travel and we have passports!

Our family all together. Our family all together.

You are getting custom designed Legacy Portraiture. Our personal artistry and creation skills are elements that can not be found with your typical photographer or photo studio. Not only do we strive to create unique to you images we also want you to have the best experience while the creation process happens.  You matter to us.

Jason totally gets the perspective of the person who is not fond of having their portrait made. Tonja is on the opposite spectrum – she loves it! We get it. We want you to know that you will look your very best whether you want a natural look or you want to be totally glammed out! We supply hair and makeup artists if needed or you can bring your own!

A Moment in Time Family of Five

Need wardrobe advice? Perfect, we can handle that too! Whether you have ideas or you have none let us design a session that will bring out your best. We are not going to hurry you in or hurry you out. If you are in a hurry of course we will do our best to work with you as well.

After your session we will back up your images, we will put a rush on getting them done if needed, other wise they will be worked on in the order of our sessions.

Remember when we booked your session and your back up session? We will have also booked your viewing and ordering appointment. You will see your images be able to invite anyone you’d like to check out the show. After this appointment we will also have online viewing and ordering available if chosen where those who couldn’t attend can go online and see your images and place their orders.

After your order is placed you will receive your image art within usually 3-9 weeks. Some specialty and custom pieces can take longer as well as holiday or peak order times.

Need another session? Fantastic! We’d love to help you with that. If you notice we love our friends, new and old. We love to see our friends for photo sessions on a regular basis. We love following families through the years, and we treasure making memory books and other heirloom items for them to pass on for generations.

Once you’ve become our client you’ll be welcomed into the friend fold. Our friends receive extra perks, modeling opportunities with us and fun events.

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