I am Ashley, a wedding photographer based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Here you will find a little glimpse of my life from weddings, to senior sessions and engagement sessions.

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I figured I would make all our lives easier and compile a list of the top recommended boutiques/stores for when you’re shopping for a dress! So I am 100% not a fashionista and 80% of the time live in comfy clothes BUT I love dressing up. I asked on Instagram recommendations for a long dress for vacation and received tons of great recommendations. I then asked on my Instagram story for recommendations and said I would make a list for everyone. Well… here’s the list!!! I am sure it is going to evolve and grow over the years!

Best Boutiques/Stores for Dresses

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Today I am featuring Jordan from Boundless Love Events on my blog!!!! Jordan is sharing the first steps for planning a wedding. Don’t just head-first into wedding planning without a strategy. Doing these steps FIRST will save yourself from extra stress and headaches.

First Steps for Planning a Wedding

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Yes, yes I know. You don’t want rain. It complicates things, makes pictures harder, you have to use your backup plans. It’s not ideal. The GOOD NEWS is that I have a rainy wedding day tip for you!!!

Rain on Wedding Day Tips

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Sharing with you the do’s and don’ts of doing a wedding sparkler exit. I love the idea but have seen it go wrong too many times. The craziest thing I have seen is a guest DROP the sparkler on the bride’s dress… and yes there were little flames… Sharing my tips so your exit isn’t a disaster.

Wedding Sparkler Exit Do’s and Don’ts

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After MONTHS and MONTHS of planning, it would be a shame if your guests couldn’t enjoy your ceremony. Right? Especially because some have traveled from far away. I am going to share with you my number one tip to ensure your guests can enjoy your ceremony. In the last year, I have attended a couple of weddings as a guest and photographed over a dozen weddings (as you know, if you have been following my blog and Instagram). That being said, I have taken note of what makes a wedding ceremony flow smoothly without distractions. 

My #1 Wedding Ceremony Tip

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If you are wanting to include your dog in a photoshoot, need dog photoshoot ideas, or maybe you just LOVE dogs. This blog post is for you! 3 tips for including your dog in a photoshoot and 5 poses to do with a dog.

Dog Photoshoot Ideas

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Picking a wedding photographer can be tough. When looking at different packages, there will be some questions you may have. Do I need a second photographer at my wedding? Is it worth paying extra money for a second photographer? I am going to walk you through one of my wedding’s where having a second photographer made a MAJOR difference in the images that I delivered to my client’s. 

This blog post will answer your questions regarding if having a second photographer included in your photography package NECESSARY. 

Do I Need A Second Photographer?

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First and foremost, enjoy this short and sweet time in your life. You will be married forever but only engaged for a short amount of time in comparison! That being said, I want to help you maximize your engagement session so that you flawlessly document this special moment in your relationship. This blog post will help you not only prep for your engagement session but also give you engagement session outfit ideas. 

Engagement Session Prep

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Booking a wedding vendor can be overwhelming and many don’t know what questions to ask! This is why I have created a post for you brides-to-be! Here are 5 questions that you should ask a wedding photographer before booking them. These questions will help you pick the right wedding photographer!

Booking a Wedding Photographer