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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Graphic with camera. 9 tools for photography business's.

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Real talk for a second. Running a business is exhausting. It’s 10% photographing and 90% back-end work. I’m sharing the 9 tools that my photography business thrive on! I couldn’t live without these.

9 Tools That Help My Photography Business

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Stop wasting your time creating content that doesn’t convert!!!! I’ve spent countless hours wasting my time writing blog posts and creating pins that rarely get views. Finally, I nailed a Pinterest marketing strategy that gets me over 200k impressions a month!!! This has worked for SO many of my blog posts!

Pinterest Marketing & Analytics | SEO Tips

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

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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

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Ever since I established my photography business 3 years ago, I was looking forward to this moment and working hard to get there. Like so many of you seniors, I was ready to soak up my last semester, cherish every laugh with my friends, and prepare for it to the end. Within a week, it all changed. The end came two months too soon. There are no words that I or anyone else can say that will make everything better. Your life COMPLETELY changed. Whether you are a senior in high school or college, there are memories that you feel robbed of.

A Letter to the Class of 2020

bride and groom summer wedding Charlottesville, VA

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I’ve been brainstorming with my couples about different options that can provide you both an elopement and a big celebration like you have planned for. I thought I would share my ideas with YOU! These ideas can even be combined all together!

Is Your Wedding Affected By Covid-19?

Flowy dress for outdoor photoshoot.

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Any of you ladies stressing out about what to wear for a photoshoot? I’ve been there too. I figured I would make all our lives easier and compile a list of the best boutiques/stores for when you’re looking for a flowy dress or an outfit for a photoshoot…

What To Wear For A Photoshoot

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If you ever have the chance to go to the Beaver Dam Sunflower Festival, I HIGHLY recommend. There are local vendors, FOOD, and SUNFLOWERS (shocker). My friends and I ventured to the festival today. It was a great little adventure! We ate snow cones and kettle corn and took LOTS of pictures.

Beaver Dam Sunflower Festival

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I am excited to share with you some of Utah’s beauty!! This was one of my favorite vacations to date. I spent the week with my family exploring different National Parks and State Parks. One week later and my body is still exhausted from all of the hiking we did. We traveled to Mirror Lake, Snowbird, Bryce, and Zion which made for a full five days of adventure. The images speak for themselves!

Traveling to Utah

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A short and sweet trip out to Park City was much needed. It’s been THREE years since I’ve skied and growing up I went skiing almost EVERY year. On this trip, I conquered my fear of heights by hiking up a peak in the midst of a small blizzard. These pictures don’t give any justice to Park City’s beauty. The mountains were absolutely breathtaking!

Park City, Utah