Do you ever feel like you’re treading water and you just need a little guidance to take your photography to the next level?  Then let’s spend some time together and walk through what you’re struggling with and how you’re wanting to improve within your photography business! I love working with people on client relationships, shooting […]

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 […]

In the historic town of Lincolnton there sat an abandoned cotton mill.  Three years ago, a couple saw great potential in the mill and took a leap of faith.  Since then, extensive renovations have been taking place and the mill, now named BrickTree Brewing Co., will soon open as a brewery and event venue. Carolina […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Whether you’re graduating from high school or college, a senior session is a must.  Capturing this huge milestone in your life is so important, and I’m here to help make everything perfect and stress-free. The senior session style guide will assist you in choosing the perfect location, putting together your outfits, and help make your […]

When I first announced that I would be hiring an intern, I was overwhelmed by the response. My first thought was, “ I can’t believe so people would want to do an internship with ME!” It’s been the most fun experience going through all of the amazing applications and learning about the other creatives in […]

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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