Welcome to my corner of the internet where I share a glimpse of my life in front of and behind the lens. The blog is home to my recent weddings and senior sessions. Feel free to stalk my couples love stories (I'm obsessed with them too). And if you're in the mood to binge-read head to the wedding resources and start planning your stress-free wedding!

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Raise your hand if you’re nervous about eloping because this wasn’t the original plan… This blog post is for you! Scroll through Sarah and Will’s elopement to see how special it was- like so special there were times there wasn’t a dry eye in the room!

Virginia Elopement packages | Intimate Wedding in Fredericksburg

Bride and groom dancing in vineyard for portrait at Market at Grelen.

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90+ degrees, mid-day, and Andrew wore a suit the whole time,… When I say my AE Brides and Grooms are the BEST, I mean it. Two whole hours flew by and we didn’t even go to ever location- that’s how amazing Market at Grelen is! The wedding venue has ENDELSS variety for photos. The blooms are some of my favorite!

Market at Grelen Photos | Charlottesville Engagement Photos

Graphic for Basic Invites wedding invitations.

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Photographing details like the invitation suite, rings, heirlooms, and florals is actually one of my favorite things. I think that the details give you a little peek into the bride and groom’s personality and capture the essence of the wedding day that is ahead! So why not choose a wedding invitation that you can customize to make it feel unique to YOU?!

Basic Invite | The Best Wedding Invitations

Using CloudSpot to send out galleries.

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An in-depth explanation of the features in the gallery that I send out to my clients. I walk you through how to save photos on your phone, print, share, and many other features of your gallery! I use CloudSpot to host my galleries and can’t rave enough about their service!!!!

Gallery Features | CloudSpot

Engagement session on a farm.

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I LOVE getting to know my couples, laugh, have fun with the experience, and take portraits in a stress-free environment. Haylee and Jack’s Virginia engagement photos were exactly that- fun, relaxing, stress-free, and were able to just enjoy the experience!!! I already felt like I knew Haylee from our phone call and DMs on Instagram, and we all just clicked immediately!!

Farm Virginia Engagement Photos | Northern Virginia Engagement Photos

Ravens Roost Overlook engagement session.

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I am squealing over Kyle and Brooke’s mountain engagement session! Photographing an engagement session at Ravens Roost has been on my bucket list for a while and it totally exceeded my expectations!!! You can’t go wrong with this overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway for engagement photos. Ravens Roost also pairs perfectly with Kyle and Brooke’s mountainous wedding venue in Harrisonburg which is great when thinking about printing out photos and hanging them on the wall!

Ravens Roost Engagement Photos | Charlottesville Photographer

Senior portraits in Charlottesville.

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I LOVE kind-hearted and adventurous seniors, like Liz, who are ready to explore new places like this field at Panorama Farms. Liz just officially graduated from High Point University earlier this morning and I think her smile says it all. I am glad that we found Panorama Farms to capture this season of life and her accomplishment.

Panorama Farms | Charlottesville Senior Session

Girl and dog posing for senior photos in Charlottesville, VA.

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Day 55 of quarantine life and inspiration struck as I held the bouquet from Farmgirl Flowers. A whiff of nostalgia for wedding days… Oh how I miss holding the bride’s bouquet. I present to you a series of photos called “How many pictures can Ashley take with one Farmgirl Flowers bouquet?!”. The answer… a lot.

Photoshoot inspired by Farmgirl Flowers

Picture frame on counter.

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Have you ever noticed that when you print at places like CVS, Walmart, or Target the photo doesn’t look the same as it does on your phone or computer? Yeah… that’s because the printer isn’t calibrated like a professional printer. I’ll walk you through why that is happening + explaining NEW features on all AE galleries 🙂

Printing Your Photos 101

Couple-Hugging-Near-Lake-In-Charlottesvile

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I’ve created 20 different date ideas- 10 that are social distance dates, and 10 for those who are quarantined together. Some of you are quarantined with your partner, and some are living apart. Either way, each situation brings on different stressors and obstacles to overcome. It’s important during a time like this you to nurture your relationship. You don’t have to stop going on dates!!!

How to Date During Quarantine