Capturing your love story with intention and authenticity

  • late night editing sessions happen often and include cinnamon tea and Dramione fanfiction
  • when I leave your wedding, I'm probably listening to a true crime podcast
  • I studied Religion and Anthropology at Florida State University which means I can probably have a conversation about anything (except math. please don't ask me about math)
  • every dog is the best dog
  • you know how they kicked Bella Swan out of Arizona for being too pale? Moving to Washington from Florida felt a lot like that

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Writing introductions always feels a bit like setting up a dating profile, but I honestly love the diverse crowd of folks that I get to share this journey with. If you love Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Booktok, or Dogs (who doesn't love dogs??) then we're going to be fast friends. 

In true dating profile fashion, I languished over which photograph of myself to include. I chose this one of my little family because it capture our chaos perfectly, and to share that while I don't really remember standing and smiling for the other photos in this session, I remember the belly laughs we had from Daisy getting her muddy paws all over my new sweater while she tried to kiss my face. I chose this photo because it represents my artistic approach to documenting your wedding day: embracing the art of noticing. 

Your wedding day will be full of beautiful frame-worthy photographs and portraits, but there is so much that makes up the full experience of your wedding day. I would love to share two stories with you that encompass what it means to make an art out of noticing the small moments.

I'm so glad you're here

Hey friend, I'm ash

When we celebrate love, it is not the material things or perfectly matching tablecloths and napkins that define the day. Instead, it is the laughter, the tears of joy, and the heartfelt expressions of affection that make a wedding an unforgettable celebration of love.

Why photos should matter to you too.

We're storytellers...

Not everyone can look back and pinpoint one life-altering event that drives their career. Mine was losing my mom. Losing a parent is a major loss in anyone's life, but losing my mom has had a particular effect on how I photograph you and your wedding day.

I have a very vivid memory of my mom filming from the bushes as my husband proposed. (She was a big part of the day and it's a great story. Ask me about it some time!) I had never given much thought to the specifics of my wedding day, but I did have an idea of what it would be like to plan my wedding with my mom. Dress shopping, pictures of venues, spending time with her in the morning. But life never goes as planned. My mom passed in August of 2016, about 4 months before my own wedding day. 

Instead of feeling the full scope of joy in the days before my wedding, I was in the beginning stages of grief. Her loss was felt especially deep at the times that she would have otherwise been there. For me, that was dress shopping and the morning of the wedding.         

​Do you want to know a secret? Missing my mom is not one of the core memories surrounding the wedding. My core memories are my grandmother and aunt driving from out of state to take me dress shopping and celebrate with me. On the morning of my wedding, I snuck downstairs to have my "I miss my mom" cry (before my makeup was done, of course). One of my core memories is feeling the arms of my husband's aunt wrap around me and wordlessly hold me through it. After the tears, my mom's wife Facetimed me from overseas to tell me how much she knew my mom would be proud of me. One of my sisters played the piano while we were getting ready, which calmed my anxiety more than she knew. My mother in-love stepped into so many of the tender moments when I was missing my own mom. Those are the memories that I hold most dear from my wedding day. Those are the photographs that mean the most to me. And those are the moments that I promise to photograph for you. 

​I have had the deep honor of being trusted with couple's loved ones first breaths and last moments. I have photographed vows exchanged over a hospice bed and last photos of grandparents. Your wedding day is so much more than a set of magazine worthy photos (don't worry, we'll get those too!), and photography is so much more than a job to me. 

Every wedding is captured with intention.

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Breweries and snowy hikes to the ski lodge.

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Roller coasters, Coney Island, beach time.

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Sunday night dinners and time with family.

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A glass of wine and a good book before bed.

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