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 […]

Malia’s bridal session at the stunning Stowe Manor was such a dream!  The glass porch and pink walls surrounding the double staircase was truly elegant.  Although it was freezing during our session, this captivating bride posed effortlessly! Bridal sessions are such a fun experience for all involved and allows the bride to showcase not only […]

During the winter months, I set aside time to work with vendors in organizing styled shoots to highlight and market their venues and crafts.  However, I always make time for my own styled session, whether it’s a spur of the moment idea or one that takes months of planning! This year, my personal styled shoot […]

Taylor’s bridal portrait session at The Cliffs is one that I will be talking about for the rest of my career!  This brunette beauty had no problem pulling up her dress to hike up a rock mountain for the most epic of portraits! As Taylor’s cathedral veil blew softly in the wind and she gazed […]

When I arrived at River Run for Scarlett’s bridal portrait session, we were in the middle of the worst storms of the summer.  However, she was determined to have her session and stayed in high spirits throughout the evening.  Scarlett’s intricate Crystal Design gown, with a detachable skirt from Anjolique Bridal, is one like I’ve […]

This breathtaking Spinning Leaf bridal session certainly makes the top of my favorites list!  Not only is Morgan one of the most beautiful brides I’ve ever seen, but she is so sweet, fun and easy to work with! It was a windy day in April and Morgan posed effortlessly in front of the camera, letting […]

When the all amazing Patty Davis, of Carolina Roses, approached me about doing a styled session with her at a new and upcoming venue, I almost couldn’t contain my excitement! When I pulled up to Camellia Farms, in Cornelius, I was blown away by the 1911 historic farmhouse and couldn’t wait to get started.  I […]

To say I’ve been excited about sharing this session with you would be an understatement! I’ve always wanted to do a styled session in a peach orchard and these two ravishing sisters did not disappoint!!  You probably recognize Jessie (the stunning blonde) from previous posts highlighting her Banker’s House wedding last year. When I started […]

I have been more than excited to share this bridal portrait session on the blog.  Now that Hunter and Rob have tied the knot, I can share these stunning portraits with you. Hunter is not only one of the kindest people I’ve worked with, but she is also incredibly beautiful.  Her stunning Stella York gown, […]

Rebekah and James said “I do” on Saturday at one of the most stunning Christmas weddings I have ever seen!  Their amazing day will be on the blog soon, but for now her Washburn House bridal session should hold you over.  The historic setting was perfect and Rebekah looked incredible in her fitted lace gown. […]

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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