This Rankin Lake Park engagement session was such fun!  Cassie and Charlie are the sweetest couple and their smiles are contagious!  Within 5 minutes of starting their session, I felt like I was hanging out with friends for the afternoon! You’ve got to hear about the sweet proposal!  On December 19th, Charlie came home with […]

With trends changing so rapidly, I believe were going to see a rise in more nontraditional weddings. Who says you have to spend thousands on a fancy gown and a huge reception to have the wedding of your dreams? Brides are getting more creative with their styles and are merging traditions to create a more […]

I know this isn’t my usual kind of post, but I felt compelled to share my vintage bicycle restoration and how it was used as a prop in my own session!  On this facelift Friday, I’m sharing before and afters of this past project. A couple of years ago, a friend gave me this rust […]

If you follow my blog at all, I’m sure you’ve noticed a recent pattern by now. This post will be the last of the “quarantine edition” series. By combining various tips and how to’s into four blog posts, my goal was to take a little weight off of your shoulders and help you get through […]

The current pandemic might be changing life as we know it, but this doesn’t mean you can’t still get married to the love of your life. Thanks to technology and a little creativity, you can still celebrate your marriage with the people you love. A virtual wedding might not be the wedding you were hoping […]

If you’ve set a date for your wedding and have had to postpone it due to the current events going on in the world, you’re probably feeling a range of emotions. While it’s normal to feel sad, angry and disappointed, know that you will still have your dream wedding day – there are just a […]

Many people have had to postpone or cancel their spring portrait and mini sessions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fresh spring pictures!  So since a lot of folks are quarantined at home with their kiddos, I thought it would be fun to put together 15 tips (including 4 bonus tips) for taking […]

This GWU senior session was a dream!  When Haley arrived, I already knew we were going to have a blast!  Not only is she a knockout, but she is also kind and fun-spirited!  Her style is on point and her stunning blue eyes will captivate anyone! Although things are a little upside down right now, […]

My heart just breaks for all of the seniors that are missing out on so much during this difficult time! I have to say though, my seniors are rockstars and we’ve still been celebrating this milestone with fun senior sessions! It was a little eerie showing up to Davidson College and having the place to […]

Maternity sessions are always so sweet and special!  Even more so when the couple are past wedding clients and you get to watch their precious family grow!  You probably recognize Brooklyn and Darin from their Zimmerwald Estate wedding last June! What a joy it was to capture this beautiful time in their lives and I’m […]

HEY THERE!  I'M ASHLEY!

I'm a small-town, North Carolina wedding photographer, and a full-time spaghetti enthusiast!  If I'm not behind my camera or computer, you'll be able to find me at the barn with my horses or in the garden - I'm pretty sure that I'm a wannabe plant lady at heart!

The blog is here to not only showcase weddings and portraits, but also to be a resource for clients and other photographers. You'll find session and photography tips, style guides, and so much more!  If there's something specific you're interested in, shoot me a message - I'd love to hear all about it! 

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