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Blush is a premiere portrait studio offering a boutique experience in our Cuyahoga Falls studio as well as beautiful lifestyle portraits on location all around Northeast Ohio.

Our goal is to offer a relaxing portrait experience while capturing beautiful heirloom portraits to pass down for generations. We specialize in creating custom sets for a one of a kind experience for all of your family milestones. 

Welcome to Blush Photo! 

Meet Ashley >

We are so glad
that you stopped by!

Hello! My name is Ashley Smas. My career as a professional photographer began shortly after graduating from Kent State University with a degree in Photo Illustration in 2003. For the better part of my photography career, I concentrated on wedding photography with our company Black Dog Photo Co. and began to work as a commercial product stylist in 2013. 

My husband Ryan and I lovingly built our business together and thoroughly loved documenting the most special day of a couple's life. We loved the special connection that we built while photographing weddings. Our clients were beginning to feel like friends that we wanted to keep in our lives. (in fact, some of our very best friends to this day are former brides and grooms!)  I soon began to fall in love with capturing each and every milestone rather than just the larger events in their lives.  There is nothing more special than watching a family grow and change year after year and getting big hugs from my little Blush friends!  

When not photographing squishy babies and chasing kiddos for their sessions, my very favorite moments are spent at the ballfields watching my kids play. I have a strange obsession with the Golden Girls (hence my dog Betty White!) and can recite every word to the entire Gilmore Girls series. I love cooking for friends and entertaining at our home.  Along with work and Mama duties, my spare time is filled with volunteering at Akron Children's Hospital and the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. 

Thanks for taking the time to learn a little more about the woman behind the camera. I look forward to meeting you soon!

"AS A COMMERCIAL PRODUCT AND FOOD STYLIST WITH BLACK DOG COMMERCIAL,
my role is to collaborate and bring a client's vision to life.

 I LOVE APPLYING THE SAME THOUGHTFUL DETAILS AND PLANNING WITH BLUSH PHOTO. NOTHING IS MORE FUN THAN BRAINSTORMING CREATIVE themes AND HANDMADE PROPS WITH MY portrait CLIENTS.WHETHER IT IS A LIGHT AND AIRY FLORAL SET UP FOR A DELICATE NEWBORN OR A FUN AND WHIMSICAL PLAN FOR A RAMBUNCIOUS TODDLER, I LOVE THAT WE NEVER USE THE SAME SET UP TWICE."

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Our philosophy is simple.

We take beautiful photographs to document the most special moments in your life. We are honored to be there to capture the first days with your newborn and continue to be with you for all of the important milestone moments through the years. These are moments that you'll want to cherish forever. 

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Milestone &  Children's Portraits 

We LOVE catching up with our sweet Blush friends throughout the year! 

Many families choose to have their baby photographed several times during their first year of life. From the first little smiles to their chubby legs taking those first steps, we love to capture it all. It is so much fun to catch all of the little details that make your little one so special.  

 Milestone Sessions can be scheduled at any time during baby’s first year, but we recommend scheduling around major milestones such as mastering head control with tummy time,  social smiles and sitting up unassisted. Popular milestones include months 3-4, 6-7, 9 and of course, the first birthday. 

The fun does not end with the first year. We are delighted to see most of our clients for birthday shoots each year.  Session fees begin at $300 with a fully edited gallery. 


Please fill out our contact form for a detailed investment guide. 

Family Portraits 

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We understand the need to make family portraits a stress-free experience. We can help you plan your family portrait session, give outfit advice or scout the perfect location for your family. We have many favorite spots in Cuyahoga Falls and surrounding communities and would love to share some ideas! 

Family session fees begin at $300 with a fully edited gallery. 

Please fill out our contact form for a detailed investment guide. 

Maternity Portraits 

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It is so special to capture the undeniable glow and the beautiful changes of your body.  Maternity sessions can be done here in the studio, in your home or at the beautiful location of your choice.  We are honored to capture this special moment right before that sweet baby comes! Maternity sesions begin at $300. 

Please fill out our contact form for detailed information.

Senior Portraits 

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The time has finally come. Your little ones aren't so little anymore. 

 Senior year is full of huge milestones, and senior portraits are such a fun part of the high school experience. We'd love to capture your high school senior's unique personality and bring their vision to life. As graduation approaches, let us help pick the perfect outdoor location or custom design a session here at the studio. 

Senior session fees begin at $100 with a fully edited gallery. 

Please fill out our contact form for a detailed investment guide. 

“The best photographers around! Not only very talented, but also so personable and fun.
I can’t count the times I’m asked who took our photos when I share them.
We genuinely look forward to portraits every time!” Marla C. 

“The best photos of my family were taken by the talented folks at Blush.” James K

"Amazing! Ashley is so great - she was flexible and understanding, listened to my ideas and brought them to life.
Love love love working with her and look forward to many more fun times captured together."- Eileen Z. 

"Ashley was amazing!! We have worked with her before for our wedding so when our daughter was born we of course wanted Ashley to do her newborn photos.We could not be happier with the results! She was so good with our daughter and it was such a peaceful stress free session! Also we were very reassured that everything was clean and safe during the pandemic. Would absolutely recommend! Liz H.

"Blush has ALWAYS delivered the most beautiful, perfect and priceless photos I could only have ever dreamed of. They have been by our side for every event in our lives;from our engagement, wedding, babies, every holiday, every birthday for our children, every family picture, every single meaningful moment in our lives.  We choose them over and over again because they are talented, professional and patient. They are also the kindest people you will ever meet. Ryan and Ashley are one of a kind, I give them my highest recommendation."- Stephanie M. 

 "My son and I had the most wonderful experience with Ashley we will only be coming to blush for our pictures from now on she was so kind and welcoming and so patient and understanding of the unpredictable moods of a two year old.I can not wait to see how the photos turn out but the experience alone of her great personality and wonderful
studio will keep us coming back". -Holly H

"Amazing photographers we have been using them for years and I cherish the photos we have. Some photo sessions I have thought there was no way there was going to be many good pictures (because kids and babies are unpredictable) but some how Ashley worked her magic and we had so many we loved.  Love the professionalism and creativity that this team provides. From holiday pictures to milestone pictures for our little ones we have had nothing but good experiences with Blush.  Highly recommended!" Kayla S. 

It's been an amazing journey to capture so many special milestones for our Blush families.
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investment

Session fees start at $300. Session fees include the time and talent of the artist, customizing and styling of your session, and access to our beautiful studio props, wraps and backdrops. You’ll receive a private online gallery of your hand edited images with a print copyright.   

Stunning heirloom products are sold separately.   
We are happy to sit down to pick out the perfect products to hang on your walls for you to see and love every day!

Please fill out our contact form for detailed pricing and styling guides

Sessions and packages

Maternity
&
 Newborn portraits 

Milestone
&
 Childrens portraits 

Senior 
portraits 

Family 
portraits 

We are so excited to meet you! 
 Please click on the genre below to check out all of the details in our sessions and packages. 

Newborn  & Maternity Portraits 

It is so special to capture the undeniable glow and the beautiful changes of your body.  Whether this session is just you and your adorable bump, you and your partner, or the entire family, it is certainly a time to celebrated.  Maternity sessions can be done here in the studio, in your home or in the beuatiful location of your choice. We are honored to capture this special moment right before that sweet baby comes!

The early weeks of a child’s life are some of the sweetest and most memorable new parents will experience. As magical as the first weeks of parenthood can be, these moments also fly by. 

We understand that we are granted a privilege when asked to share in the excitement of welcoming a new addition into your family. The best newborn photography is done with an experienced photographer who loves the intricate details of a newborn session. This includes staging, posing, lighting, props, and detailed post production.

Nothing matches the precious nature of this time in a parent’s life. We offer beautiful posed portraits in studio and natural lifestyle portraits in your home. We provide a caring, professional, and unique approach to preserving the sweet memories of your baby’s first weeks of life. Newborn sessions begin at $400 for a custom session and hand edited gallery.  Please fill out a contact form for all of he details. 

Milestone
 &
Children's Portraits 

We LOVE catching up with our sweet Blush friends throughout the year! 

Many families choose to have their baby photographed several times during their first year of life. From the first little smiles to their chubby legs taking those first steps, we love to capture it all.  It is so much fun to catch all of the little details that make your little one so special. 

 Milestone Sessions can be scheduled at any time during baby’s first year, but we recommend scheduling around major milestones.

The fun does not have to end with the first birthday because every year is more special than the last! 

As a proud Mama, we believe in the power of photographs to preserve family history – posed moments, candid moments, and everything in between. (so yes, mamas-that means YOU to get into those photos too!) As a busy mom myself, I understand the need to make a stress-free experience. We can help you plan your family portrait session, give outfit advice or scout the perfect location for your family. We have many favorite spots in Cuyahoga Falls and surrounding communities and would love to share some ideas! 

We are here to  capture all of those sweet moments of your family, from thoughtfully posed groups to all of those sweet snuggles. We  love getting outside for some beautiful lifestyle portraits. We have many favorite spots all around Northeast Ohio or can come to your home or favorite park. 

Family Portraits 

Senior Portraits 

The time has finally come. Your little ones aren't so little anymore. 
 Senior year is full of huge milestones, and senior portraits are such a fun part of the high school experience.  We'd love to capture your high school senior's unique personality and bring their vision to life.  As graduation approaches, let us help pick the perfect outdoor location or custom design a session here at the studio. 

Please click here to fill out our contact form

Interested in checking out the studio? 

It’s an ever-evolving space, as we are constantly creating new handmade props and backdrops as well as ordering beautiful items from our favorite boutiques. We would love to give you a tour of the studio and let you check out our digs. It is our home away from home and would love to share it with you!

Our beautiful studio is located in downtown Cuyahoga Falls and is just a short drive away for families in Cleveland, Fairlawn, Chagrin Falls, Hudson, Stow, Medina, Canton, and all throughout Northeast Ohio.


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