“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

This is your day – unique to you and only you. I’m there to support you, your love, your vibe, your self. Your photos will be your last piece of your wedding day, unique only to you and your loved ones. I think about not only you, but your future family who will look at your wedding pictures fifty years from now. I believe life's best moments happen unplanned. I like to move, to prompt who you two are, you won't just be smiling at me in front of a pretty mountain. In our process, we will get to know each other. I can't capture you without getting to know you so it is my mission to do so in whatever capacity is comfortable for you. Don't worry, I won't be calling you in the middle of the night but I might shoot you an email or text every now and again to check in.  I hope a friendship will progress over the year and by the time we meet, I hope we can truly be vulnerable with one another. My love language is deep connection with hints of sarcasm, Just let go and let it all come out. I really want to know YOU.


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Frequently asked questions

frequently asked questions

how long have you been a photographer?

I don't know if you will believe me, but I have been behind a camera since I was 16 years old when I was promoted the photo editor of my high school newspaper. So for almost 17 years! I studied photojournalism in college and freelanced for a few years, published a book during that time, and eventually started to run my own business full-time 4 years or so ago. 

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I don't offer a set amount of images because I don't believe in withholding your moments to get extra money. It really depends on the coverage and your wedding, but I more than promise you, you will get a lot, if not too much. Photography is so personal so each photo will have a different purpose and meaning to us, so there may be a photo you just LOVE that I may not realize means so much to you. 

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Nope. My photos are my brand, the editing is part of the package. If you want to reedit the photos you receive from me, you didn't choose the right photographer. Make sure you LOVE my style before you hire or inquire. It is so important. 

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Almost always less than three weeks. It depends on what is going on in my life, but I am a huge homebody and spend most of my me time editing because I enjoy it. If my son gets sick or we have a little time to escape for the weekend, it may take a little longer, but the wait won't feel that long. 

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I require fifty percent of your package once a contract is signed by both of you. The second half is due two weeks before your big day.

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Unfortunately, Photoshop is just not my thing. I edit simply with Lightroom. Of course I'll take out blemishes, weird tan lines, etc but I can't morph you into something you're not. I believe everyone is beautiful (cheesy I know!) and I promise to flatter your best self. If there is anything you are worried about, please please let me know and then I will be aware of it in our shoot. I have my own weird stuff too. No judgement here. Tell me what your best side is always! I care! 

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God forbid, if something does happen to me, you will be completely covered in your contract. I offer substitutes of the same style, professionalism to shoot your wedding. If you choose to move forward with your new shooter, then all stays the same except I won't be at your wedding. If you don't choose a photographer I recommend, you are completely refunded. 

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Rescheduling small sessions is easy. Life happens, and I know it. I'm super flexible. If you need to reschedule the date, unfortunately the deposit has to be forfeited and a new depoosit has to be made for your new date. If you cancel, the deposit is forfeited but I'm happy to use it for credit for portrait/family sessions but not another wedding. 

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I am working on creating a style guide, colors I think go well with my editing, light, etc. But I love for your to be yourselves ALWAY! I'm always happy to help but I one hundred percent want you to be yourselves. 

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Obviously, on your wedding we just roll with it. For shoots, unless it's completely insane (like it can totally get in Montana aka BLIZZARD IN NEGATIVE TWENTY DEGREES) I encourage you to embrace the weather because sometimes that can make for the best photos. If you are dead set against it then we can work it out. Like I said, I'm flexible. 

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I only add travel costs if I need to stay overnight (Montana is big and I shoot all over the state and sometimes I just love being able to have a night to myself)  or if I need to fly to you I usually just give you a flat rate I think will cover my flight, rooms, car. It's a really fair rate and if I go over, no bug on you. I just figure you don't want to be bothered with all my stuff too. Of course, if you want to do all of it for me, it's no bother to me, definitely go for it! 

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ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. I love helping plan the timeline, one, because then we get the best lighting for photos, and two, because I love schedules and structure. I have been to a lot of weddings and planned my own so I know a thing or two about what works, what doesn't, etc so please ask me! 

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I don't, sorry.

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YESSSSSSSS! I love photographing families, all people. I offer mini sessions twice a year and I usually have a big handful of people get in on that but yes, please ask! I love photographing people, any kind of shoot I will probably be down for, let's talk about it! 

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ashley was so wonderful to work with

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.


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The BEST experience from start to finish.

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.


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her talent is unmatched

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.


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I knew we were in great hands with ashley

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!


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we loved working with ashley

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!


think we are a match?

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.

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