"And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important." -Iain Thomas
Hi, I'm Ashley.
sleeping on airplanes
when my dog sighs
calling my mom
I'm not just a wedding photographer.
The way I see love and life is greatly shaped by my maternal grandmother, my Mamaw, my sunshine. Her passing in November 2016 has created a desire in my heart to capture tenderness, to be graceful, to remember why we're here. Her kindness and her love remind me to be present.
I recognize that your photographs are mementos to cherish for your lifetime and beyond.
My goal as your photographer is to accent your light and love. I want to showcase who you are right here, right now. I promise the images will be beautiful and meaningful with or without epic scenery.
My motivations are simple: to capture connection.
I want to make you feel things. I want my images to connect the dots of your story, on your day. I want to give you the gift of powerful imagery. I want you to walk away with images that bring you back to this moment in time a year from now, or 50 years from now. I want the photos I take to be present in your home, in your life. Forever.
I'm sentimental and grasp at the tiny moments that mean everything... proud parents watching their kids promise the best of themselves to their lovers, the flower girls giggling during the ceremony, the subtle excitement as you lock eyes with the one you love, the sun peeking in at just the right moment..