When I first opened up my business in 2010, I wanted to just be able to take photos and maybe make a little side cash for my family. Since then, my business has grown and evolved so much, and has provided so many incredible opportunities for me to travel, meet the most incredible people and help other women build the business of their dreams.
I can promise you one thing, I will never tell you to "stand together and pretend like you like each other" or just "okay, say cheese!"
Instead, we will play games together and I'll ask you silly questions to make you giggle and snuggle in together, so y'all will walk away from our time together with sore cheeks from laughing.
When I was younger, I was telling stories and doing everything I could to make people laugh. It wasn't until I was a 25 year old mother of four little babies, living overseas in Japan with my husband Randy that I decided to get serious about being my own boss. Randy bought me their first camera (a Nikon D40) and after teaching myself how to use it through YouTube University and a whole lot of trial and error, I opened up my photography business in the summer of 2010 once we moved back Stateside.
I had no idea that my "little photography side business" would take me on the adventure of a lifetime. Randy started shooting weddings in 2013, and in 2021 quit his 'day job' to pursue our dreams of being Wisconsin's best wedding photography team.
When we aren't busy with our kids or on some sort of adventure around our hobby farm, you can almost always find us at home in comfy pants, snuggling our puppies and watching reruns of Friends or Gilmore Girls with a big cup of coffee in hand.
different states i've shot in
happy clients since 2010
photographers i've mentored with successful businesses
the knot - best of weddings & Hall of fame award
5 years of
I have four kids and together with Randy, they are my absolute world.
I'm a busy mom of four.
Anywhere warm & outdoors: the beach, the desert or the mountains.
My favorite location is ...
sipping a cup of extra hot coffee, watching the sunrise, cuddling with Randy, the kids & the dogs.
The best part of my day is...
FAVORITE TV SHOWS:
Psych, Friends, Gilmore Girls
GUILTY PLEASURE READS:
YA Supernatural Novels
DRINK OF CHOICE:
extra hot coffee or peach mango green tea
Hawaiian with extra pineapples & "hot sprinkles" (AKA red pepper flakes)
All of them, except snakes and bugs. I will definitely stop and pet every dog I see, and I'm not allowed to visit the humane society without supervision anymore. 🤣
my favorite things
After nearly 20 years of marriage, I have just a little bit of advice for you about love, commitment and the ups and downs of relationships.
Soul Mates Aren't Found, They're Made
Dropping my 8 best tips for new photographers on how to build a successful photo business!
Branding 101: How I built a 6-figure photo biz
Our bedroom went from a total MESS to a dreamy oasis where I could seriously spend ALL day! See the tour + all product links.
Our Bedroom Remodel Tour
— Ty & Darby
"Ashley & Randy shot our wedding in coastal GA and we could not recommend them MORE.
— Manny & Elisabeth
"Ashley made our wedding unforgettable."
You deserve to feel (and look) confident in your photos. From big milestones like your wedding day to your annual Christmas cards, I've got you covered!