I would be lying if I said I wasn’t fighting back tears writing this blog post today.  This senior session, in downtown Rutherfordton, is closest to my heart and one I will cherish for a lifetime. I have known sweet Mackenzie since she was a toddler and consider her my niece.  I have watched her […]

Riley’s senior session was truly whimsical!  She is such a natural in front of the camera and the props she chose gives the images an editorial feel!  How about that gorgeous red hair?! She has such a sweet and kind personality and was such a joy to work with!  She will be graduating from Gardner-Webb […]

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 […]

If I could describe Miriam and Kyle in three words it would be passionate, fearless, and fun. Before I even met these two, I knew their romantic anniversary session at Midtown Park was going to be a top favorite of the year!  Each time I look through their pictures my heart could burst with excitement!  […]

When the stars align and you FINALLY get a spring-like day to work with!  Not only was the weather perfection for this Carolina Thread Trail maternity session, but this sweet momma couldn’t have been more beautiful!  She seriously glows in every single picture! XOXO,

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 […]

Senior sessions are such an important part of the final year.  It’s a time to celebrate and document this milestone. Living beside of Kendall’s grandparents, you could imagine my excitement when she and her mother approached me about doing her senior portraits! Kendall’s senior session could not have been more perfect!  This beautiful lady has […]

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. […]

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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