Perfection is boring. My life is far from perfect and I wouldn't want it any other way. I find solace in the small things and small moments. When my son puts his tiny hand on mine when we are watching a movie, when my husband pinches my butt as I walk by him in the kitchen, or when my mom's eyes light up every time my son calls her grandma. I want dorky, I want awkward, I want silly. My husband and I could make fun of each other all day long - that is our love language. I want you to speak your love language to me, too. I want your genuine and authentic selves - if that means jeans and a t-shirt without makeup, I am so down. I'm not going to pose you to be who you aren't, ever. I will get to know you as we move toward your wedding day so I can translate your love through my camera on your journey.
I've always been a little girl with big dreams. My life is riddled with trauma and grief, but as I age I realize that what happens to me doesn't define me but how I react that matters. I am a fighter and a survivor. My family is my world. I've made many sacrifices in my life to reach my dreams, to have a family and be a full-time photographer. Every single day I express gratitude for my many blessings - I shouldn't be here today. My passion for humanity and people's stories translates in my photography - I see the moments we don't always think as being significant. I have been documenting humans for more than half of my life and know the importance of capturing a raw moment before it slips away. A camera captures moments in time we can never get back. We can literally freeze time through the use of light - I have used a camera for many years but still can't get over that phenomenon.
We cannot say enough good things about Ashley or her amazing photography! She was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. She is quick to respond, full of great vendor suggestions, and even helped us pick our elopement location. When it came time for the shoot, she was there early and lead us to the most beautiful spots for photos. We are really awkward and camera shy and she made us feel totally comfortable and natural in front of the camera. We highly recommend Ashley's photography services and are so grateful we were able to book with her.
Ashley was extremely accommodating, flexible, and responsive when it came to all of our requests/needs. Leading up to our wedding day, she made it clear that she was open to providing anything we needed. She is extremely genuine, helpful, and kind! Ashley has the BEST energy to combat a brides overwhelming wedding day jitters. She is extremely grounded, calm, sincere, focused, and not afraid to direct others when they need direction. Ashley truly cares about her clients, and thoughtfully captures memories that will last a lifetime.
Her responsiveness and easy going nature leading up to the wedding were more than helpful, even as multiple COVID-related hurdles arose prior to the big day. Ashley’s unique eye for light and angles produced a million timeless snapshots that we’ll treasure for years to come. Family and friends cannot compliment us enough on choosing such a picturesque spot for our destination event; and Ashley captured the landscape, details, and emotions of all of it so perfectly. Her talent is unmatched. Thank you, Ashley, for making the process so seamless and special.
Ashley shot our wedding on 8.14 (and engagement pictures last year.) We are so happy we chose her as our photographer! She is not only incredibly talented but professional, responsive, kind, down to earth, and so easy to work with. I knew we were in great hands with her on our wedding day and the pictures are proof. She captured our day and relationship so perfectly! We will definitely use her in the future too! Thank you for everything!
Ashley was gracious and patient with us as we postponed our Paradise Valley wedding, and we loved getting to know each other throughout this process. She captured our wedding day so beautifully- these photos make me laugh and tear up and want to relive that magical weekend all over again. She is an absolute rockstar and we’re so grateful to have worked with her!
At a wedding I photographed recently, the father of the bride gave a toast that impacted me greatly. The short version of his message is simply that we can't get back time. Photography is time, moments in time. What may seem insignificant now will have greater importance later. Wedding photography is an investment and it is important to choose a photographer whose work you absolutely love. You can never get those moments back. These are for your children's children to view when they come to your house decades down the road. Your future self will thank you for choosing the artist who you most admire.
If you’re into me, and want to invest in those very real and raw moments, give me a shout so we can start talking about your wedding journey.