" Ashley was and absolute pleasure to work with. She turned my Proposal & Engagement Session into and amazing day and captured the most precious moments that we will always be able to look back on. I can't thank her enough!"
"We absolutely love working with Ashley. She captures the most candid smiles and precious moments during our time together. Her sense of humor and calm presence always puts us at ease and allows us to be ourselves. Ashley’s eye for the perfect shot is impeccable. We can see her wheels spinning as she walks around looking for the perfect place to capture the perfect image. Not surprisingly, her artistic eye always locates “the spot” with the most beautiful lighting and backdrop. During our last session our daughter wanted to play in the lake; without hesitation, Ashley was right behind her snapping pictures and splish-splashing away capturing the most beautiful images. It takes a special photographer to jump into a cold lake with all of her camera gear! Ashley truly works magic behind the camera; the final products are priceless images that we’ll cherish. We can’t wait to work with Ashley again soon."
"Finding a photographer for my wedding was one of the more complex decisions given the range of pricing and quality that is available. I was referred to Ashley by a friend based on price, and after reviewing some her work I determined the quality appeared to be good for the price –and have been continuously rewarded by my decision to hire her. From the beginning Ashley was courteous, kind, and very easy to work with. She was always responsive when I reached out to her, and when I first met with her I felt a sense of comfort and ease. On the day of our wedding she arrived in a moment of chaos. She began her work immediately and was a calming presence in the midst of it all – and her integration into the events was effortless. I was able to keep focus on other things as she did her work, and throughout the event her presence was seamless. I received the photographs just today, and cannot stop looking at them. Her understanding of lighting is outstanding and she captured the emotional experience perfectly. She brought the beauty of the event to life in a way I never imaged. I would recommend her over and over again."
"Ashley's photography is amazing. I mean, the pictures speak for themselves! For my husband and I's wedding though, she was a God send. Ashley met with us before the wedding to talk about what kind of pictures we'd want to have taken. We had never been a part of a wedding before, so we had no idea what kind of pictures we'd want to have, so it was great to go over everything with her. She went above and beyond what we asked for, she even got pictures we didn't even think of asking for and we are so happy we have them to remember the best day ever for the rest of our lives. Ashley is more than just a photographer though. On our wedding day, she actually talked us through everything we'd have to do and what time we'd have to be ready for everything by, she even noticed that my makeup artist wasn't going to have enough time to do my makeup and she took over, and made my face look flawless. Let me tell you, she knows exactly what kind of makeup the bride should have on for a great shot! Ashley is so great with time management, she is so organized, and extremely helpful and easy to work with. She will definitely be the first person we call when we have our first child!"
"Ashley - From start to finish, my experience with you has always been wonderful. Thank you for capturing my precious children - The photo session was quite enjoyable for our kids; Ashley made them feel like it was just another day running around the park and looking for leaves and other lost treasures. Melissa has a very artistic eye, as is evident in the many beautiful black and whites she captured of our children. We will definitely ask her back for a photo shoot as the kid’s birthdays approach!"
"The thing about a lot of photographers that annoy most brides I know (and which annoyed me) is that they make you feel like it's up to YOU to get the perfect shot, and it's on YOU if you end up with a set of mediocre photos at the end of the day.
What's so fun about Ashley, though, is that not only does she know how to get the good shots out of you, she also gets the shots you don't are happening. When you're laughing at something, or fixing your skirt - these are some of the best photos, and they take absolutely ZERO effort on your part! Ashley has an incredible eye and her editing only enhances the moments. I could go on, but to keep things short, there's one other awesomely unique thing about Ashley that I didn't find with other photogs: she has fun, and she wants YOU to have fun. The day of our engagement shoot it was something like 90 degrees out, and toward the end, when we felt like we were wilting a little, Ashley found us a fountain! Some of the best shots of the day are of us in the mist from the fountain looking genuinely thrilled - it was so refreshing!
In a few words that are truly rare in the world of brides-evaluating-photographers, Ashley's work is unique, effortless and easy going. I'll find a reason to work with her again soon!"