About Me



“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” –Dorothea Lange

Hi there! I’m Ashley, and I’m so glad you’re here. I capture love to create art through timeless, warm, and intimate moments of you and your family. As a wife and mom, I know all-too-well how quickly time passes and how badly you want to freeze time for your kids.

While I know the “typical” smiling portrait can be important, I’m more interested in telling your family’s story through interactive, candid moments and detailed images. I can’t wait to meet you and create something beautiful together!

I believe life can be captured through a lens, so I strive to do just that – capture authentic pieces of life for my clients. I fell in love with photography when I was a little girl; playing around on an old camera my father gave me. I always wanted to do something more with my love of photography and when I finally took the leap beyond just “playing around,” Ashley Lauren Photography was born.

I want to create a time capsule of your family’s most precious moments – the birth of your children, their first days as a tiny newborn, and you together, as they grow. The biggest compliment I receive is a client who trusts me to capture their memories again and again.

None of what you see here would be possible without the support of my wonderful and loving husband, family, and friends. You can trust I know which memories are the most important to capture because I live them each day with my own three boys: Liam, Finn, and Declan. When working with me, you can guarantee all of your most important moments will be handled with care.

Ashley Stewart is an Indianapolis-based natural light photographer, specializing in birthing, newborn, children, and family photography.


Photo credit: Sarah-Beth Photography