I’m Ashley, a wedding photographer based out of Richmond serving light-hearted couples and delivering full of life imagery. Feel free to stay awhile and take a look at some of my recent work! 

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Bridesmaids in blush pink dresses with bride holding Spring bouquet for wedding at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.

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Here’s what I recommend for a perfectly balanced wedding timeline where you get all the pictures you want but still have time to mingle and enjoy the celebration!

Wedding Day Timeline for 5:30pm Ceremony

White metal arbor with white roses decorated for wedding ceremony at Bluemont Vineyards.

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You’re on the hunt for a wedding venue with a view near Charlottesville, VA, look no further. Here are the top 10 venues to say “I Do” near Central Virginia. I’ve been photographing weddings since 2017 and these venues by far are my favorite.

Top 10 Charlottesville VA Wedding Venues

Sparkler exit at Keswick Vineyards, a Charlottesville wedding venue.

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Let me tell you a little secret… If you’ve found a photographer that you love and trust, but are struggling with thinking about coverage time and what works with your budget then a controlled exit might be perfect for you! What’s a controlled exit!? It’s where you and your bridal party (and maybe a few […]

Explaining The Benefits of a Faux Sparkler Exit | Controlled Exit

Richmond wedding photographer taking photos of bride at vineyard wedding.

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You’re ready to book a wedding package, but you have no idea which one?! ? How long do I REALLY need a wedding photographer for? I’ll give you the rundown of what you need!

How Many Hours Should I Book My Wedding Photographer?

Graphic for header. Free wedding template.

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You spend months (maybe even up to a year) working with your wedding planner to curate the perfect details. You have the best florals, beautiful centerpieces and tablescapes, your invitations match perfectly with your wedding colors… But your timeline doesn’t allow your photographer to photograph these special details 😰 YIKES. There’s also a FREE template at the end of this blog post!

Wedding Timeline… You’re Forgetting This Detail!

Couple laughing while veil flies at Keswick Vineyards taken by Richmond wedding photographer.

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This is for any hopeless romantic bride looking forward to having the emotional moments captured! Girl, I am such a hopeless romantic and have an eye for catching all of those extra special moments. Over the last three years I’ve noted what little moments are so special to include in your wedding timeline and I’m sharing my 5 top moments to include!

Emotional Wedding Moments to Capture & Plan for

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

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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

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?