I have had the absolute pleasure of meeting so many really kind hearted people along this journey of photographing love stories. Beneath is a few people who have taken the time to write some kind words about their experience with me throughout their wedding and/or elopement, I am so very grateful for what they have said.
Shalin | Bride
I was a fairly no-nonsense bride that wanted a simple but memorable wedding. The only things we cared about were having fun with a small party of loved ones, and some good photos to capture the memories of the day. Ashley was amazing to work with. I gave her full rights to all art direction and she documented the magic throughout the day and captured the intangibles that I couldn’t find the words to describe. It was fantastic to trust that we were in good hands and have one less thing to think about both leading up to and during our big day. The communication and customer service was also quick and fluid. Not to mention she turned around the final collection of prints and digital photos in under a month, a timeline enviable by all the other brides I spoke to!
Jennifer | Bride
Ashley took our engagement pictures in Sequoia National Park in May. Her skills and talent at what she does is amazing. I know the word amazing get thrown around a lot, so it worries me that it doesn’t do her justice, but that’s literally the first word that comes to mind after working with her. Our engagement session with her was so fun and memorable. It wasn’t just about shooting some pictures, we had an experience out of it that we will always cherish. She made us feel so comfortable and we trusted her fully. I don’t know what magic she has up her sleeve that enabled her to capture not only our love, but also the beauty of Sequoia… I really don’t know how she did it, but she did. Our pictures are overwhelmingly perfect.
Kristin | Bride
Ashley shot my wedding at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles. I cannot recommend her services enough. She was professional, personable, nonintrusive, and took amazing photos. She captured every moment that I wanted, and really seemed to understand what style worked best for us. We are not into very posed, cheesy pictures, so we requested more candid photos. She listened, and delivered a collection of photos of us with our family and friends, looking natural and relaxed.
She also sent us FORTY gorgeous “sneak peak” photos the day after our wedding to send us off on our honeymoon. That is unheard of! Everyone looks shocked and jealous when I tell them how insanely quickly we received our photos. AND she was very reasonably priced compared to all of the other photographers I contacted. Do yourself a favor and book Ashley as your photographer so that you have one less thing to worry about on your big day.
Susan | Bride
When we first got engaged in 2013, we were super excited! But the idea of planning a wedding, finding vendors, and wedding details seemed so daunting. Photography was the most important part of our wedding to me and after we found Ashley, everything else seemed to fall into place after that.
We decided to elope in Yosemite, CA with a reception back home for our parents 2 weeks later. Ashley was the single BEST decision we made when it came to our wedding planning! She was super accommodating to our needs, as we wanted to capture our skydiving and elopement in Yosemite. We also had the opportunity to meet her husband Tom and we all bonded over our love of food and adventure!
We warned Ashley of our serious case of camera awkwardness but we were in such good hands. She gave us lots of guidance and made us feel very comfortable. Our pictures truly captured this momentous time in our lives. Ashley has this amazing ability to capture beautiful and dreamy pictures glowing in natural light.
One of our favorite moments was when we received our final pictures and reliving all the joy and laughter. We were in awe how she was able to capture so many raw emotions and candid moments from different viewpoints.
Not only does Ashley produce such captivating pictures, she is a great person to work with! I have a busy schedule so I relied heavily on email to communicate. She replied quickly and always offered helpful advice. The personalized packages she sent us were so adorable! From our welcome package to the final prints she sent us, we felt very taken care of.
George | Groom
When looking for a photographer sometimes its difficult understand the nuances that makes a great photographer. As a designer myself, I immediately could tell looking at Ashley’s photos that she is well experienced, talented and has the eye for great photos. She is able to work with natural lighting extremely well, knew exactly what backgrounds would work, has great compositions, uses depth of field appropriately and re/positioned her subjects perfectly to make the photos work.
Working with Ashley was super easy as she was accommodating to our schedule and budget. A lot of times we felt she knew exactly what we wanted without us even telling her. She gives great advice on how to plan your timeline and general advice on weddings. She’s very professional while still personable and was well liked by our guests.
During the wedding and reception, Ashley was non-intrusive and at times we had forgotten she was around taking photos of us. When we received the photos, my wife and I were shocked to see how well she was able to capture the moments and how candid the photos were.
You can’t ask for a better photographer, someone that is skilled, artistic, creative, talented, and experienced. Someone who is easy to work with, accommodating and professional. I believe Ashley’s work speaks for itself!
Quinn | Bride
Ashley just did the photos for our recent beach wedding, and she did the most AMAZING job. From the very get go she was on top of things. I emailed her an inquiry, and she got back right away. We customized our package according to our needs, and the contract was put together within a day!
She did her research through a Skype interview with us (which was great, since we were SO busy), and truly listened to what we were looking for from our photographs.
When the day came, the weather was fairly cloudy, which thankfully made for great light. Rather than looking like some sort of beach wedding gone wrong, our photos reflected perfectly just how wonderfully in-love and happy that we were that day!
Her editing and selection of photos were great, and her turn-around was FAST. And her presentation was so cute. She sent our photos and thumb drive of photos to us in the sweetest and most thoughtful packaging! ARGH! SO MUCH CUTENESS!
Josie | Bride
Finding a good photographer was one of the most important things that I wanted for my wedding. When I found Ashley’s website, scrolling through her portfolio felt like hitting the jackpot. When we met with her in person, I was even more sure that she was the one I wanted to capture our big day – she was so warm, passionate, and genuine. She is an absolute DREAM to work with – even guests at our wedding commented on how great she worked with everyone (and family pictures can be quite the circus!) She knew exactly the feel that my husband and I wanted, and the pictures emanate all the anticipation, joy, and love we felt that day. Although she has the modernity and edge of a blossoming photographer, she has the sophistication and the eye of a seasoned veteran. We can’t wait to work with Ashley again once we start our little family 🙂 We love you Ash!
Jeannie | Bride
The minute you meet Ashley, it feels like you have just found a your long lost best friend. I cannot explain her warm, upbeat and personable attitude any other way. Her enthusiasm and excitement and interest is infectious and it makes any client feel like they are getting a personal touch to their photos. Her comfort makes it easy for you to take pictures with your loved ones without feeling judged, which allows her to take the most natural and maybe silly photos that truly capture the essence of a couples’ personality.
I had the privilege of working with Ashley for my Engagement and Wedding photos. I did not shop around or meet with any other photographers because the second I saw her portfolio, I knew her style was exactly what I wanted. Til this day, 9 months later, I cannot stress how incredible my pictures turned out, they are dreamy, romantic, warm, and filled with love. I am not in anyway an emotional person, but the pictures brought tears to my eyes, they are touching and really capture the love that my husband and I have for each other. The pictures are stunning, unique and remarkable, and have caused my friends to gleam with jealousy because they wished their engagement pictures turned out as good as mine.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but with Ashley, a single picture is just described as being, speechless, a person looking at a photo that she has taken is so insatiably enamored with the image that it takes them to the exact moment the image was taken, causing them to be speechless. I honestly couldn’t ask for anything more from my wedding photos….. threre is only one real keepsake that you can take with you from your wedding… its the pictures. Let them be speechlessly beautiful.
Vanessa | Bride
It’s scary to think about picking a stranger to capture one of the most important days of your life. I walked in to meet Ashley over coffee and was instantly comfortable. After sitting and talking about our lives, looking at her work and hearing her plan on how she would approach our wedding…I was sold. From that point on it was easy and that is exactly the kind of partner you want when your wedding day arrives.
Today I look at our pictures and could not imagine anyone else capturing our superhero, vintage inspired wedding as perfect as she did. From the detail shots to the candid shots….we will always be able to enjoy that day over and over again.
She’s dedicated, professional and has an amazing eye. I recommend you at least meet with her when thinking about looking for a photographer…especially when the day is as important as your wedding.