Ashley is a fine art wedding photographer based out of Chicago, but travels worldwide. She shoots a mix of film and digital photography and is inspired by working with amazing couples who love one another. Ashley is drawn to real, down to earth brides who want to document their story through romantic, colourful, bold and authentic photography while enjoying a dose of sarcasm!
MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… our beercation to Belgium and Germany! My husband and I are huge craft beer lovers, so we rented a car in Germany and explored and drank lots of German and Belgian beer while doing lots of sight seeing!
THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… Italy. I LOVE looking up AirBNBs in Tuscany and would LOVE to drink wine and eat pasta at a little stone villa in the countryside!
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… meeting new people and making people feel like they can relive their wedding day when they see their photos.
IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE/DO… I would love to open up a coffee shop – specifically a Bitty and Beaus Coffee shop Franchise location – which specifically employs those with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The coffee shop started in Wilmington, NC where I lived for a few years, and it was the happiest place on earth!
IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE… the details matter, but they shouldn’t make you go broke! Focus on your look and your floral – which will be in all your portraits! And then focus on what you can budget wise as far as the feel and décor for your wedding!
I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… we live 10 minutes from my family AND because Chicago is the best city – its clean, the Midwesterners are the nicest of all big cities and it has the gorgeous lake and river!
IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE… I would move back to Austin, Texas where I went to college and lived for ten years! Maybe one day – but for now I love living near my family!
MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS? Dirty dancing.
MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS… In Baltimore, we went to this adorable restaurant called WoodBerry Kitchen. For dessert we had popcorn flavored ice cream!
THE PETS I OWN ARE… Two Boxers and a Boston Terrier! I guess you could say I love the squishy face dogs!