Portsmouth New Hampshire Family Photographer

Lifestyle photographer Specializing in families, maternity + Newborn

Photos that capture emotional, natural moments and make you feel beautiful.

Let’s get to know each other!

My Photography Style

My art is all about  capturing the real connections you have with your loved ones. I am not a "sit and smile for the camera" type of gal. I am going to connect with you, get to know you, guide you with natural prompts, ask you how you are feeling throughout the process (it's the therapist in me!) and together we are going to create pieces for your home that will last over time.

""Nicole was a dream to work with! She shared her vision and was super helpful with picking out the perfect outfits for our shoot. Nicole was great with my two toddlers. She has littles of her own, so she knew exactly how to keep them engaged. We all felt so comfortable being in front of her camera, and had an all around great experience! She is very personable and is amazingly talented. Our photos turned out gorgeous!""

Anna, New Hampshire

The face behind Ash + Lo

Photographer in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

I'm Nicole, Your Portsmouth Family Photographer!

I'm Nicole, Mama of two littles (Ash + Lo), photographer, counselor, horse girl, antique lover and fun seeker!

Are you tired of looking for a photographer who is going to think outside of the box and capture your family in a real, raw and natural way? Well that's about to change! Contact me using the button below to create your dream photoshoot!

I am based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire but also travel throughout New England to document families, newborns and maternity photoshoots!


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Maternity + Newborn Package

2 seperate photoshoots to create lasting Motherhood memories.



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All o f my packages are completely customizable! Please contact me about the photo session of your dreams!

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The Experience

When you book a , materity or newborn session with me I go all in. From finding the perfect location to helping you style your entire family, I am hands on with you through the entire process.

My goal is to connect with you and your loved ones to create a relationship where your kiddos feel comfortable and want to have fun during their photoshoot. I love to allow kids to explore the environment they are in and to feel like they are the most important part of this process. this is how we are going to create real, authentic photographs that will become custom pieces of art for your home.

""Nicole was AMAZING! She was extremely attentive and her style is soft, elegant and timeless. I love how she authentically, naturally and perfectly captured my bond with my daughter in our newborn shoot. 10/10 working with this brilliantly creative soul!""

Christina, New Hampshire

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"Working with Nicole was so easy! Communicating pricing and setting up a time was also easy and I’m so thankful to have found Ash and Lo Photography! Nicole has a true talent for creating perfect and precious moments, capturing every detail! Her edits are so beautiful and very stylish! She even has a client closet with beautiful clothes to wear to help coordinate colors. From beginning to end she made every step of the process easy and so fun! If you’re looking for a photographer look no further. I will fore"

Rachel T.


When is the best time to book my maternity photos?

I like to do maternity photoshoots between 30-36 weeks. However, if you are having twins or have a history or going into labor early we can do it as early as 25 weeks.

When should I schedule my newborn photos?

If you want to capture the newness of your little love (that smooshy, sleepy and brand new to earth stage) schedule your newborn session for 2-3 weeks after baby arrives. However, I know this is a challenging time for a lot of Mamas so if you need to push photos off until 1 or 2 months that is also totally fine! I am very flexible with timelines and I want to make sure everyone involved is comfortable with the timing of things.

What if my child does not behave for our family photoshoot?

Kids LOVE photoshoots with me! We will explore, play, run, jump, twirl and laugh. Children thrive when they are given the power and that is what I will do with your kiddos during our shoot. I will encourage them to check out their new environment and ask them what they think will look goof for their photos! Kid also love to see themselves with their families and I am always turning my camera around to show them! A little treat at the end also never hurts!

What happens if I schedule a shoot and it is supposed to rain?

I am happy to find another date + time that works! I check the hourly weather and will make a decision based on that.

How should I style my family for our family photoshoot?

Neutral colors and patterns in earth tones (shades of brown, green, tan and rust) always look great with my editing style! Try to mix in different textures or small prints to bring everything together. I love dresses with movement for Mom and daughters (maxi dresses or skirts) which can really bring the photos to life. Everyone should coordinate, but not match.

Can you help me with styling my session?

YES! I love styling photoshoots and will definitely walk you through the process! I also have a client closet with different options for Mom and daughters.

What is the best location for my maternity photoshoot?

This totally depends on the vibe you are going for and we will talk through this together! Are you a beach gal or maybe more of a woodsy type?! I have different locations for many different styles.