“The subject of my work is the normal, daily things that people fall in love with.” - Maira Kalman

ABOUT ME

Hi, I’m Ashley! Thank you so much for taking the time to look through my images. I've been photographing people for a decade now and I wouldn't feel like myself if I didn't do this. I honestly can’t imagine doing anything else - I feel so honored every time I book a wedding and I am so grateful I get to call this my career. 

 Your wedding day isn’t just about the love you both share together, it’s also about the people you chose to celebrate it with. My goal is to capture the essence of this. My photos have been described as cinematic, romantic, photojournalistic, humorous, romantic, and elegant with a touch of satirical look. I'm not big into trends or lots of posing, rather opting for a documentarian approach, an honest, intimate, and timeless perspective of your day. I want you to be able to look back on your wedding photos someday and see poetic, raw emotion. 

 Some fun facts about me that aren’t that fun! ha. I’m a homebody, always opting for a night in cuddled up with a good book and my partner Daine, my golden doodle pup Phoebe and my cat Fiona. I love to cook and experiment with new recipes while listening to my favorite podcasts. My favorite tv show is The Sopranos, but I’m always watching something. I frequent those little free libraries around my neighborhood in Logan Square. I’m a huge nerd and choose to spend a lot of my time bullet journaling and making lists. My morning coffee is my little ritual every day I most look forward to. I’m currently learning how to oil paint. I’m constantly on the look out for the next plant even though it already takes me an hour to water all of my plants weekly. Fall is my favorite season mostly because I love hearing the leaves crinkle under my boots and all those colors! I love slow mornings and a big breakfast. I have a super loud laugh and I’m pretty dorky in person. 

 I keep my pricing super simple to make things easier on everyone! Check out the investment page for more information. 

I have a handful of dates left for 2019 and am currently booking for 2020 so reach out soon! If it sounds like we may be a good fit, send me an email at [email protected] I'd love to hear from you!


PHILOSOPHY

“Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.” - Milan Kundera 

I’ve been photographing weddings for a decade now, starting out when I was just 18 years old. When I first started exploring photography, it was mostly because I was longing for an emotional escape and I found solace in creating. I have always valued beauty and the joy it can bring to daily life, and this continues to grow with me as time goes on. 

 More than almost anything, I value intention. I think it’s important to reflect periodically on why we do the things we do. Why we choose our careers, our partners, our lifestyle, our values, our marriage. The primary reason why I love photography stayed but one new reason started to blossom the more I dedicated time to reflect. That reason is connection. I think that what defines us individually is important, but what brings us together is even more beautiful. 

 My ultimate goal is to photograph you and your loved ones just as you are. No cookie-cutter images. No awkward poses. No prioritizing posed photos over spending time with your loved ones. My hope is that your images will tug at your heartstrings and make you feel something. I hope that your images will be cherished for years, because these moments are so important. That feeling we get when we look at an old photograph of a loved one or even a piece of art that moves us - we all need that feeling, the feeling of connection, truth and love. Perhaps a reminder of who we were at that time, since we are all constantly in a state of flux. 

 I’m not a wedding photographer because I love weddings. The flowers, the decor, the dress, while all very beautiful don’t matter as much when it’s all over. I’m a wedding photographer because I think what matters the most after your wedding, are the people you chose to celebrate it with.  


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