Ashley Made is a Full Service Boutique Portrait Studio. We pride ourselves on continually striving to exceed your expectations and delivering gorgeous heirloom quality portraits that beautifully preserve your heritage. 

Hello!

We are Ashley and Mr. Karl – the personalities behind Ashley Made Photography. We have been married for 9 years, and have enough kids to start a basketball team! (No, really! They’re all ours!) Ashley specializes in newborn, children, and family photography. One of her passions is working with families who have been blessed with a child with Down syndrome. We are the photographers for you if you’re looking for two people that are passionate about doing more than just taking your picture. We are fully invested in continually improving our skills and your experience. We love building relationships and getting to know your family. We don’t want you to feel like “just a client” and we hope not to be just another photographer on your list. We want to be YOUR photographers. If you’re looking for a couple of baby-loving, uber-patient, crazy-enough-to-do-what-ever-it-takes people who will love on your kids the way you do and get you awesome images in the process, then we’re your people!

 

- Ashley & Mr. Karl

 

Our little studio is located in the heart of Gaslight Village in East Grand Rapids

 

Our Studio Address: 701 Bagley Ave SE, East Grand Rapids Michigan 49506
by appointment only

Did you know that we're one of the only photography studios in West Michigan that can offer a first floor, retail style experience? We have zero stairs to climb (important for postpartum Mamas!), parking right next to the door, and several super yummy restaurants and ice-cream places to hit up after our appointment together! 

Who we photograph in our studio: 
Newborns, Milestone Sessions, Smash Cake Sessions and Preschool aged and younger children. 
We do not photograph Maternity, Family, or older children's sessions in our studio. 

Meet Allie! Our new Studio Manager! 

Have you ever met one of those people... the ones that make you feel like coming inside, to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot coffee (or tea), and just spill your life out as you become instant friends? That's how Allie makes you feel. 
Allie has FOUR boys (and a dog named Martin) that she's wildly in love with. Her boys were born and are schooled at home. She loves coffee, chocolate, and salmon. She accepted God into her heart just last year and says she is pretty darn excited about it! She eats like a college student, loves boxing, powerlifting, and yoga, and just saw the movie "Divergent" and LOVED it. 
If that wasn't enough to make her a perfect fit...
Allie started her own photography business in Milwaukee in 2005, where she managed two employees and two retail studios. She sold her thriving business in 2012 when her family decided to move to Ada, Michigan. She has been here, raising her boys and focusing on her family for the last two years.
When we met Allie, it was just one of those "God-things". What she loved and missed about Portrait Photography, and what we were looking for someone to help us with, lined up perfectly! 
Allie will be joining Ashley Made, brining along her impeccable business sense and love for sales, as our new Studio Manager and Viewing Appointment Specialist.
She will be helping a lot with the behind the scenes aspect - as well as taking on the role of your first point of contact when it comes to inquiring about sessions, scheduling, and pre-consultations. 
Allie thrives at making connections with clients, she's great at providing the excellent customer service we know you crave, and she loves to chat on the phone! I'm sure you will just LOVE her. 



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