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 […]

Malia and Spencer’s Majestic Mill wedding was such a dream!  Although we were in the midst of a global pandemic, it didn’t stop these two from having the perfect day!  The even incorporated a hilarious prop for the wedding party to document this moment in their lives!  You’ll have to scroll through to see! The […]

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 […]

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 […]

This sweet couple is proof that you can find true love at any age!  Betty and Larry’s North Lake wedding could not have been more perfect and my favorite part of the day was their first look!  It was so sweet and romantic and the couple could not stop smiling and laughing! All of their […]

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 […]

It may have been extra cold and rainy for this Riverside Event Center wedding, but that didn’t stop these two from having the time of their lives!  The wedding party even braved the weather for some outdoor portraits!  You don’t get a more beautiful backdrop than Chimney Rock! Savannah is truly one of the most […]

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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