I’m Ashley McMahon! But, since we are going to be friends, you can call me Ash! My story goes a little like this – I wanted to be a photographer since I could get my hands on a camera, I went to school for photography, and I’ve known all along what my calling was.

Okay, just kidding. In hindsight, that would have been an easier path! But, what fun is that?

My journey looks like this – I am originally from the small town of Minocqua, WI. You might know it if you have a cabin there! I have always loved photography (that part is accurate). I would take pictures on the film cameras you wait weeks to get back only to realize your ‘perfect’ shot was covered up by your fingers. Eventually, I got my hands on my first digital camera and started taking selfies before selfies were a thing. Years later, I convinced my mom to get me my first DSLR camera. I joined the yearbook club and convinced my friends to do photoshoots whenever I could. I didn’t realize the value of photos until we lost everything in a house fire when I was younger – we lost it all, including every family/baby photo we had. Fast forward years later, I finished eight years of school and obtained my Masters in Social Work from UW-Madison. I truly love working with people and helping others find their happiness, but something was missing for me. I had put down my camera for years and let it get dusty on the shelf. I missed that creative outlet. My husband gifted me my new camera gear following graduation and BAM – my heart was filled once again!

I’m kind of a big fan of love. I met my husband the first day of college at the University of Minnesota – Duluth (Go Bulldogs!). We were college sweethearts and were inseparable ever since that first day. We ended up getting engaged five years later on the shores of Lake Superior during the most beautiful sunrise! 8.19.17 was the day we finally made things official forever! We had the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge “live cam” projected in the background during our first dance to reminisce on the place we first met. Not convinced yet? I have the Duluth coordinates tattooed on my foot and my wedding date tattooed on my arm. If that isn’t love’s #1 fan – I don’t know what is!

Weddings and couples are my thing – I want to learn about your love story, your personalities, and capture it all how you envisioned. People ask what my style is and truly – my style adapts based on your story, your relationship, and your vision. I can’t wait to become a part of your journey and be your #1 fan! I will be right there with your parents, grandparents, and friends – crying, laughing, and feeling all the feels through your entire day. Don’t worry though – I have perfected the “how to take great photos while sobbing”.

I am currently based in Duluth, MN + willing to travel wherever you will take me!

UPCOMING TRAVELS

MAUI, HI

MARCH-APRIL 2021

YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK

MAY 2021

DENVER, CO

JULY 2021

BANFF, CANADA

2021 - TBD

BRECKENRIDGE, CO

DECEMBER 2021

LET'S ADVENTURE!

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MEXICO.

MEXICAN FOOD.

MARGS.

COUNTRY MUSIC.

THE CABIN.

TRAVELING.

MY DOG.

I didn't start traveling until a few years ago and oh man - I have been missing out. I am always planning our next adventure and have really enjoyed photography while we explore. It has become a huge part of me - there is so much beauty to see!

I love my country music! I have seen Luke Bryan more times than I can count, I love Nashville, and know the words to nearly every song. My perfect date would definitely involve a country concert with a Miller Lite in hand.

I have a Brittany Spaniel, Kimber, who is my everythinggg (love you too husband!). I am a huge dog (and animal!) lover. If you love your pup like your kid, please let me know so we can chat more and share pics :)

We try to go to Mexico every year and cannot get enough. I LOVE the ocean, laying by the pool with a book in hand, soaking up the sun, and of course - the tacos & tequila!

My husband and family have a cabin in my hometown (northern WI). We are there as much as possible in the summertime. I love the pontoon, sandbar, bonfires, fishing, and waking up to the lake view. It is our paradise!

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THE OUTDOORS.

DULUTH, MN +

UMD BULLDOGS.

HOME DECORATING

+RENOVATING.

THE PACKERS.

THE BOBBY BONES SHOW.

If you root for another team don't worry - we can still be friends. Unless you like the Bears. Or Vikings. Just kidding. Maybe.

GO PACK GO!

It's where my husband and I's love story began. It's where I spent four unforgettable years in college. It's where I met my lifelong friends. It's freakin' gorgeous. It will always be a home to me. Go Bulldogs!

Cue Luke Bryan's song - "Huntin', Fishin', Lovin' Every Day"! I love the outdoors - hiking, hunting, fishing, being on the lake. Anything to do with the fresh air - you name it!

If country music isn't playing on my radio, I am listening to The Bobby Bones Show. If you have no clue who I am talking about - go listen ASAP. You can thank me later! #PIMPINJOY

Me+Hobby Lobby+Target=dangerous. I love home decor/renovating and "Before & Afters" bring me so much joy. Fun fact though: I dislike watching HGTV. Is that weird?