If you’re tossing around the idea of whether or not you need to send out save the date cards for your wedding, the answer is YES!  Not only do they create excitement for your upcoming wedding, but it also ensures that your guests mark their calendar for the big day.  Not to mention, they’re so […]

I’m struggling to find the right words for this post… Patty (Carolina Roses) and I have been working together for many years and we love collaborating on sessions and weddings together. So when Southern Bride reached out to us in April about publishing one of our styled shoots in their summer/fall issue, I thought it […]

This Forest View Manor bridal session has stolen my heart!  There were moments during the session that felt like a Charleston plantation, but this beautiful manor sits in our small Southern town! Miranda’s session took place in the middle of the pandemic and it’s a miracle that we made it happen!  She was able to […]

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 […]

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 […]

This styled wedding, at the historic North Lake, was the dreamiest of shoots!  Because of the elegant feel of the historic country club and the whimsical vibe of the lake, we chose to feature two different gowns from Carolina Bridal!  One with a classic and sexy look, and a second with a fun and flirty […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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