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 […]

When one of your neighbors is growing wheat and the other has beautiful kids, you plan a sunset wheat field session!  Kendall and Kaitlyn have the sweetest sister bond and they always keep me smiling!  They each get more beautiful each time I see them! Their brother, Dusty, and his precious girlfriend joined in on […]

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 […]

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 […]

When Hannah reached out to me about doing her branding shoot at Optimist Hall, I was ecstatic!  Not only does it have the light and airy feel that I dream of, but it also has walls that match her branding colors! I first met Hannah for her senior session a year ago and we immediately […]

Calling all seniors!!  If you’re looking for the perfect location for your senior session, look no further!  The Price Family Farmstead has everything and more! Photographing Katie was such a dream!  She’s not only kind and beautiful, but she’s also an athlete, singer, musician, hunter and so much more!  What an honor to work with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My fabulous intern, Sarah, has only been with me for a month and it feels like we’ve known each other for years!  She has been such a blessing to have around and our little shootouts are so fun!!  This girl doesn’t take a single bad picture and I just love getting her in front 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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