My biggest goal on your wedding day is keeping a calm vibe and staying with you in the spirit of celebration! I always create a timeline for the day and will ask for a list of family photos. However, I recognize that wedding days can get chaotic even with the best planning. I’m here to keep the ball rolling while also honoring the day as it unfolds — spontaneity is the joy of life after all!

My style of shooting is a mix of candids and posed shots. Throughout the day, I focus on grabbing candid moments as they happen. However, I’m always thinking with your final wedding gallery in mind. Thus, I like to take the time to pose some shots to capture the best lighting and angle in that moment. Oh! I also love styling details! If you have beautiful details, I want to capture them! Let’s nerd out about it.

Family portraits, bridal party shots and photos of you and your new spouse is where I step into the role of director of photography for the day. I will take the time to focus on posing your family members. I also like to work through prompts with your bridal party. When it comes time for portraits of you and your new spouse, I like to “work out of poses”. This means that I will get you into a pose to capture beautiful portraits that are well-lit and well-composed. From there, I will give you prompts to get you moving (and most likely laughing) for natural candids that capture your personality and the spark between the two of you.

The reception is where things get fun! I’m the photographer that wants to get RIGHT in the middle of the dance party for fun action shots :)

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i love capturing emotions between people. connecting with others is what I do best.

WEDDINGS

why i love

I love witnessing love between people. I’m a romantic at heart. I feel so much gratitude for being able to witness and capture others’ love stories here in the North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains. I deeply understand the range of human experiences and the emotions that go into a wedding day. I think it’s important for each couple to honor their own experiences and celebrate their wedding day in a way that suits their relationship.

My favorite clients have been folks who want to have a laid-back, fun wedding celebration with their closest people here in Boone, NC. Food, music and laughter are important. There’s usually dancing, kids running wild and the warm glow on faces around a fire pit on cool Appalachian mountain evenings. My people are those who remember that the most important part of their wedding day is the heart of their love for each other and for those who gather with them. The rest is just lagniappe (a little something extra).

For me as a photographer, I want to capture emotions and action in my wedding photos. I’m always chasing beautiful scenery, of course! However, my focus is to create a collection of wedding photos for you that really showcases the dynamic between you and your partner. Thus, I always want to get to know my clients whether that be a lunch date, via social media, or an engagement session.

i'm a romantic at heart. i feel so much gratitude for being able to witness other love stories.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE?

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All of my wedding offerings include copies of your images in both high res and files sized for online sharing, an online viewing gallery that you can share with guests and family and where you can order archival quality prints, and a print release that allows you to print the images for personal use.

I want my clients to feel like I am a part of their wedding day team. Thus, I offer two bonus calls or consultations prior to your wedding day along with email support to help you plan a photography timeline, think through logistics or anything else that you'd like to troubleshoot. I'm here for you and a resource for all things High Country. 

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when will i receive my images?

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I do a sneak peek from your wedding within 72 hours of the event on both Facebook and Instagram. I aim to get my clients their galleries by their one month anniversary.

However, during the busy season (August - December), My turnaround time can be up to 6-8 weeks. I will always keep you updated and check in with you around 4 weeks and followup weekly until your gallery is delivered. 

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can i print my images myself?

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Yes! Your print release allows you to print your images wherever you'd like. I do have a disclaimer though regarding quality. Not all printers have the same standards for print quality and color integrity. All of the print offerings through my gallery are produced through a service that provides archival (will last forever) quality materials that are color-corrected for the computer that I edit on.

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are you insured?

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Yes. I have a General Liability Insurance policy with up to $1,000,000 in coverage.

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Are you willing to travel?

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Yes! I most frequently shoot weddings in Boone, Blowing Rock, West Jefferson, Banner Elk and Wilkesboro, NC. However, I also love shooting weddings in Asheville, NC. I'm willing to travel beyond Western North Carolina for your adventure elopement. 

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what does my session include?

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All of my wedding offerings include copies of your images in both high res and files sized for online sharing, an online viewing gallery that you can share with guests and family and where you can order archival quality prints, and a print release that allows you to print the images for personal use.

I want my clients to feel like I am a part of their wedding day team. Thus, I offer two bonus calls or consultations prior to your wedding day along with email support to help you plan a photography timeline, think through logistics or anything else that you'd like to troubleshoot. I'm here for you and a resource for all things High Country. 

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when will i receive my images?

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I do a sneak peek from your wedding within 72 hours of the event on both Facebook and Instagram. Around the ~2 week mark after your wedding day, I create a blog post of your wedding day story along with 30-75 images. I aim to get my clients their galleries by their one month anniversary.

However, during the busy season (August - December), My turnaround time can be up to 6-8 weeks. I will always keep you updated and check in with you around 4 weeks and follow-up weekly until your gallery is delivered. 

ANSWERED.

YOUR QUESTIONS

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can i print my images myself?

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Yes! Your print release allows you to print your images wherever you'd like. I do have a disclaimer though regarding quality. Not all printers have the same standards for print quality and color integrity. All of the print offerings through my gallery are produced through a service that provides archival (will last forever) quality materials that are color-corrected for the computer that I edit on.

ANSWERED.

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are you insured?

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Yes. I have a General Liability Insurance policy with up to $1,000,000 in coverage.

ANSWERED.

YOUR QUESTIONS

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are you willing to travel?

05.

Yes! I most frequently shoot weddings in Boone, Blowing Rock, West Jefferson, Banner Elk and Wilkesboro, NC. However, I also love shooting weddings in Asheville, NC. I'm willing to travel beyond Western North Carolina for your adventure elopement. 

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Do you want natural, free-flowing candids? Do you want a mix of posed shots and fun shots? Is the location the most important thing to you? Are you obsessed with your wedding dress and need a bridal session? I like to get a feel for what it is you’re looking for in wedding photography and customizing a package based upon your needs.

Most folks think that they need more hours of wedding photography coverage than they actually do. On average, I deliver between 700-900 images for a 6-8 hour wedding day. That’s a lot! SO if you think that you can’t afford an upscale, talented wedding photographer — think again! Shooting a 6 hour wedding is my absolute favorite. For those of you that want every moment captured from the girls getting ready to the sparkler exit, then 8 hours of coverage is right for you. I also offer extra time at an hourly rate.

Wedding Collections begin at $2400

Investment

"She is a true star in the sky..."


"I highly recommend Ashley. She is a true star in the sky, swooping in to shed light and capture the beautiful moments that happen everyday including special days. She is very professional and makes sure you get what you want. Her photos are beautiful quality and worth every penny. We picked her because we vibed so well together. Ashley exceeded all of our expectations and we plan on using her services for future special events."

- Catherine, bride

"Our friends have yet to stop talking about her work."


"Our wedding was nothing short of a fairytale. Thanks to Ashley's incredible work, we will enjoy the magic for the rest of our lives! Ashley's organized, warm and easy-going approach to photography perfectly balanced out our wedding day. Now, about the final pictures ... they were spectacular! Ashley captured the magic of the mountains, our love for each other, the joy of our friends and family, and all of our Bulgarian traditions. Our friends have yet to stop talking about her work."

- Simona, Bride

"She is a true artist who we were lucky to have..."


"When hoping to capture the love, beauty and faces that made our wedding story, we wanted an artist to paint our incredible beginning into something we could reflect upon in all of our happily wedded years to come. Ashley was the artist who gave her eye and her creativity to our wedding and we will forever be grateful. Ashley is talented, kind and professional. She is a true artist who we were lucky to have as part of our beautiful day."

- leah, bride

"I wasn't just hiring a photographer but I was making a friend!"


"I didn't know that when I hired Ashley, I wasn't just hiring a photographer but I was making a friend! Working with Ashley from the very beginning has been so wonderful! She has a true passion for photography and it absolutely shows in her work! My photos are absolutely incredible and I couldn't be happier with her and her product! I loved them so much that I booked Ashley again for another bridal session. Thank you for giving us such beautiful memories of our wedding day!"

- Alyssa, bride

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Do you want natural, free-flowing candids? Do you want a mix of posed shots and fun shots? Is the location the most important thing to you? Are you obsessed with your wedding dress and need a bridal session? I like to get a feel for what it is you’re looking for in wedding photography and customizing a package based upon your needs.

Most folks think that they need more hours of wedding photography coverage than they actually do. On average, I deliver between 700-900 images for a 6-8 hour wedding day. That’s a lot! SO if you think that you can’t afford an upscale, talented wedding photographer — think again! Shooting a 6 hour wedding is my absolute favorite. For those of you that want every moment captured from the girls getting ready to the sparkler exit, then 8 hours of coverage is right for you. I also offer extra time at an hourly rate.

Wedding Collections begin at $2400.

Investment

"She is a true star in the sky..."


"I highly recommend Ashley. She is a true star in the sky, swooping in to shed light and capture the beautiful moments that happen everyday including special days. She is very professional and makes sure you get what you want. Her photos are beautiful quality and worth every penny. We picked her because we vibed so well together. Ashley exceeded all of our expectations and we plan on using her services for future special events."

- Catherine, bride

"Our friends have yet to stop talking about her work."


"Our wedding was nothing short of a fairytale. Thanks to Ashley's incredible work, we will enjoy the magic for the rest of our lives! Ashley's organized, warm and easy-going approach to photography perfectly balanced out our wedding day. Now, about the final pictures ... they were spectacular! Ashley captured the magic of the mountains, our love for each other, the joy of our friends and family, and all of our Bulgarian traditions. Our friends have yet to stop talking about her work."

- Simona, Bride

"She is a true artist who we were lucky to have..."


"When hoping to capture the love, beauty and faces that made our wedding story, we wanted an artist to paint our incredible beginning into something we could reflect upon in all of our happily wedded years to come. Ashley was the artist who gave her eye and her creativity to our wedding and we will forever be grateful. Ashley is talented, kind and professional. She is a true artist who we were lucky to have as part of our beautiful day."

- leah, bride

"I wasn't just hiring a photographer but I was making a friend!"


"I didn't know that when I hired Ashley, I wasn't just hiring a photographer but I was making a friend! Working with Ashley from the very beginning has been so wonderful! She has a true passion for photography and it absolutely shows in her work! My photos are absolutely incredible and I couldn't be happier with her and her product! I loved them so much that I booked Ashley again for another bridal session. Thank you for giving us such beautiful memories of our wedding day!"

- Alyssa, bride

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