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 […]

Last week was bittersweet as I met with Sarah for the last time, as my intern.  We reminisced about all of the crazy things we’ve been through together over the past 8 months and the goals we have for the upcoming year. After last year’s 35 weddings, I realized I needed some help.  I set […]

As a wedding photographer in North Carolina, I don’t always have a second shooter on hand and often prefer to shoot solo. However, there are times when it is critical to have a second photographer on board. Whether you’re trying to build your portfolio and need the wedding experience OR you just prefer to shoot […]

Let’s talk about wedding invitations! If you’re planning a wedding and hashing out the budget details, you’ve probably already realized that weddings are crazy expensive.  After booking the venue, the photographer, the florist, the caterer and more, you might start thinking about things that can either be cut from your budget or components that you […]

Photographing weddings are not for the faint of heart. Wedding photographers have it the HARDest because we shoot in some of the most potentially stressful environments EVER. There is so much going on at weddings and a lot of it falls on us as the wedding photographer. You only have one chance to make it, […]

Recently, I have been spending time reflecting on the past years. Where I started and where I am now, and it’s hard to believe that my 2014 couples are coming up on their FIFTH YEAR anniversaries.  The craziest part for me is that I started Broad River Photography in 2007, so those couples…12 YEAR ANNIVERSARIES. […]

Newborn photography can be challenging and stressful not only for the photographer, but also for the parents. However, with the right planning, all newborn sessions will be a success! I have compiled a list of tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years to help your newborn session go smoothly, along with a tour of […]

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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