Hello there! I’m Ashley. A mix of enthusiasm, a man laugh, and a prime example of an extroverted introvert.
In my work, i love color and emotion. I want you to feel your love in your photos. For you to look at your pictures and feel your heart melt because that’s exactly how your partner laughs or smiles when it’s just the two of you at home. I try to create a space of connection for you both, so that it’s less about me or the craziness of the day, and more about you guys being “you”.
i believe in the true value of my work in wedding photography to be revealed over time.
When i capture that hug from a friend, that moment of love and pride between you and a parent revealed in a tear or smile, or even just a snap shot of someone being ridiculous on the dance floor; i understand when i am documenting your wedding that we never know where life will take us and our loved ones, but the beauty of this day is that it's one of the only days where you are surrounded by all of these people that helped shape you both into who you are and whom you love the most.
So i promise you that i am constantly keeping an eye out for even the subtlest of moments, because i know that they will mean even more to you as time passes.
I also understand how dang intimidating it is to get your picture taken. The butterflies you'll feel before your session are REAL and i acknowledge them off the bat. I always say that i never leave my couples or clients hanging. If you ever feel like you don’t know what you are doing, that’s why you have me! I’ll guide you every step of the way during this process. From guidance on posing, outfit options, and all the way to planning a wedding timeline, i have your back all the way.
Sidenote: i love planning a good wedding day timeline. If i could list a super power, it would be this. I'll guide you like a fairy god mother on your wedding day so that you have fun, get to actually eat your food, and plan to always be a little head of schedule
I am currently based out of Pittsburgh and New Orleans (Yay for opposite wedding seasons due to different climates!) However i love the opportunity to shoot in different parts of the world and at new venues, so i am also available for any destination weddings.
I first started developing a passion for photography my senior year of highschool! That time of my life was so influential to who i have become and sometimes i like to think that that's why i have such a sweet spot in my heart for that age group. I specialized in High School Senior Portraits for the first part of my career! I am honored when i get to guest speak at local High School Photo and Yearbook Clubs because that’s how i got started.
I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. That part of the country (hills, the allegheny river, and steelers nation) helped shape who i am and is home. However years ago i visited New Orleans for the first time, drank the juice, caught the bug and couldn’t part. The community and vibrant colors of New Orleans is helping to shape who i am becoming. I’m lucky to get this season of my life to divide my time between both places.
I'm a cat mom to two premium pusses named Lewis and Wea. I need their love more than they probably need mine.
I love making people happy. I love being happy with people. That's what makes this my dream job.