I am Ashley, a wedding photographer based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Here you will find a little glimpse of my life from weddings, to engagements, to what it's like starting a photography business! You'll find that I love coffee and I am slightly addicted to Chick-fil-A.

love coffee and I am slightly addicted to Chick-fil-A. 

I am Ashley, a wedding photographer based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Here you will find a little glimpse of my life from weddings, to engagements, to what it's like starting a photography business!  You'll find that I 

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I was secretly hoping Elsa and Carl would be okay with taking some pictures in them. As you can imagine, I couldn’t contain my excitement when they insisted on taking some pictures in the field!! AHH! Beautiful! As you scroll through this blog post- you’ll see how sweet, fun, and joyous Elsa and Carl are. Mountains, fields, the sweetest couple… this is a dream come true!

Heritage Park Engagement Session

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You’ll see in these pictures that Ginger and Daniel are incredibly happy together. We walked around Libby Hill Park and Chimborazo Park, exploring the Church Hill neighborhood. Ginger suggested we go on an adventure and we found some amazing locations! Engagement sessions are always fun and I loved getting to know Ginger and Daniel. They radiate joy and kindness! After their engagement session…

Richmond Engagement Session

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I have to start off the blog post by saying that it was NINTY degrees. These two were seriously so amazing, the heat didn’t phase them. While I was sweating bullets with frizzy hair, Alex and Justin were ROCKIN’ it!! We tossed around a bunch of location options in Charlottesville and I am glad we picked Chiles Peach Orchard!

Chiles Peach Orchard Engagement Session

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This sweet girl lived super close to me this year. It was a joy getting to know her. Abigail is so full of life and energy. I am going to miss having her as a neighbor and our late night rants. Abigail was a student-athlete and played field hockey at Roanoke College.

Abigail’s Graduation Session

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It may have not been super sunny with a blue sky, but this girl still rocked her beautiful graduation session. Kenzie is a friend of mine which made this session extra special. Although we haven’t known each other for a while, Kenzie is a friendly face in Roanoke that never fails to make my day a little better!

Cloudy Day Graduation Session

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I love when my clients add personal touches to their sessions. Katie decorated her graduation cap and it was SO cute!!! I love the creativity and the ribbon around the top. I wish I was that artsy! This morning graduation session at Roanoke College was beautiful!! Morning light is becoming one of my favorites!

Creative Graduation Cap

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Logan and the sunshine were showing off for this morning graduation session. This session was literally breathtaking! Logan’s long dresses, gorgeous weather, a morning glow… it all made for an amazing session!! I’ve had a bunch of morning sessions this season and they are all SO worth it. Senior sessions have become a big favorite of mine, next to photographing weddings. I just love meeting so many new people and hearing about everyone’s favorite memories in college and what they plan to do in the future.

A Glowing Morning Graduation Session

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Hannah’s graduation session at Roanoke College was absolutely stunning!!! It was the perfect afternoon with no humidity and the lighting was absolutely perfect. Hannah and I had breakfast once with a mutual friend and it was great to catch up again and get to know her better! Hannah spent one semester in Washington, D.C. and LOVED IT. She plans to move there after graduation!!!

Graduation Session at Roanoke College

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My first group graduation session of the season!!! This was the last of the blooms and we made the most of it! The campus is finally full of green life. There’s been a bunch of April showers but thankfully the sun was in full force this morning. Don’t be fulled though… It was actually so COLD. I had to bring out my winter jacket again!!

A Group Graduation Session

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Another beautiful Roanoke College graduation session!! I am LOVING spring and how long all the gorgeous blooms are lasting. Sadly, they are coming to end and I think these upcoming storms will officially make them all fall to the ground. It had been raining for the three straight days prior to Natalie’s session. I was ECSTATIC to wake up to see sunshine!!!! The morning glow could not have been better.

Roanoke College Graduation Session