Everyone says to enjoy engagement, right? This milestone is SO much fun. & let's be real…you are also probably already getting asked what your wedding date is and what flowers you are going with pretty dang quick. Hold upppp.
Wedding planning can come with a lot of "to do's", but my job is to make the photography part of your planning easy and most of all...FUN!
You might be feeling both excited about capturing this exciting milestone in your life, but also a little nervous. I totally get it! I much prefer to be behind the camera myself. But rest assured - I will be there to guide you every step of the way!
+ In Home Sessions
+ New Puppies
+ Maternity & Newborn
+ Second Shooter
+ Complimentary engagement session
+ Online digital gallery
+ High resolution images
+ Print release
+ Timeline assistance
+ A Good Time
As a photographer and previous bride myself, I know how important this part of the wedding planning process is! Each year I choose my top wedding venues based on personal experience, the venue mission, client feedback, location + lighting, and my bucket list locations!
Once you submit the inquiry form, I will reach out to set up a Zoom call with you both - we will get to know each other, go over the packages + process, and I will answer all of your questions! A signed contract + retainer will seal the deal!
Let the fun begin! First thing’s first - the engagement session! Most of my couples have never had professional photos taken before and that is okay! I will give you directions and prompts the entire time. We are going to have a blast! I will send you some sneak peaks ASAP to hold you over until I deliver the full online gallery in 3-4 weeks.
In the months leading up to your wedding day, we touch base to go over your wedding day timeline and I send you a final wedding day questionnaire to gather all the details. Wedding days don't always go as planned, but having some organization ahead of time will make the day go even smoother so you can relax and enjoy!
The day is finally here! I will be there to capture all of the special moments marrying your best friend! & you can guarantee I will be laughing, crying (happy tears), snagging some dessert, and will meet you on the dance floor to celebrate an incredible day!
I have been there...6 to 8 weeks feel like an eternity when you just want to relive the most amazing day. I will send you sneak peaks within a few days to hold you over! & then you will get all of your photos on the online gallery to print, share, create albums, and relive all of the moments!
I am based in Duluth, MN but am willing to travel wherever you will take me! I have grown to love traveling within the last few years and am always planning my next adventure. Click here to see my upcoming travel plans!
Where are you located and do you travel?
I have loved photography since I can remember. It didn't become a true passion until my family lost all of our photos in a house fire when I was a kid. That truly opened my eyes to how precious photographs are. Long story short, I have practiced photography for 10+ years and officially started my wedding photography business in 2019. To learn more about me, check out my "About Me" section. Or better yet, lets grab a beer or coffee - on me!
What is your experience with photography?
You will receive more images and also from different angles + perspectives. Having two photographers is so helpful when it comes to keeping the day on track as well. I don't always have the same second shooter as it depends on availability. My husband does try to come to most weddings with me - we are an awesome team! However, the photography world is a tight-knit group so many of us know each other well and work together on various occasions. I edit all of the photos, including those taken by the second shooter. If you are having a smaller ceremony or don't feel like you need a second photographer, I can customize another package to fit your needs!
Why should we consider a second photographer and who is it?
The short answer is - no. However, if you feel like the packages don't fit your needs, I am always open to customize! Also - click here to check out my ‘preferred venue’ list for special pricing!
Do you offer discounts?
It is more important to me that I serve a limited number of clients that I connect with than it is to jam pack my calendar. It is important to me that I serve my clients from start to finish. I want to be there for it all - the beginning, the engagement session, your wedding day, the editing, the delivery, and the years ahead to see how married life is treating you!
Why do you only take on a limited number of weddings?
I realize wedding planning can often come with a lot of stress, but I want the photography part of it all to be easy and most of all - FUN. I also realize that most of you haven’t had professional photos taken since senior year of high school. It is my job to make you comfortable in front of the camera! I value a transparent and organized process from start to finish for all of my clients. But know that wedding days typically don’t go as planned, which is why I also value a ‘go with the flow’ approach! My clients truly become like friends and I love catching up years down the road!
How would you describe the AMP experience?
YES! Not going to lie - I kind of ‘nerd out’ when it comes to this part! Rest assured - you can take this part off your plate and I am happy to create a custom timeline for you! We will finalize all the details 4-6 weeks prior to your wedding day! & I am always an email away if you have questions throughout the months.
Can you help us with our wedding timeline?
Your images will be carefully edited for color, exposure, and composition. While there is no limit on the amount of images delivered and each wedding is different, you can expect to receive 75-100 images per hour from your wedding & 100-150+ images from your engagement session. All of your images will be delivered in an online digital gallery for you to download, share with family and friends, and share on social media!
How many images will we receive and how do you deliver them?
Depends! All of my wedding packages include travel within WI + MN for the day of your wedding. For destination sessions/weddings or sessions outside of Duluth, MN - reach out for more details on travel fees!
Do you charge for travel?
I would describe my work as warm, authentic, and timeless. I give you a variety of color and B+W photos, different angles, and sharp photos + photos that emphasize movement and life! My photography is my art and my goal is to make you FEEL your photos when you view them back. I am a great mix of getting the traditional shots and of getting those magical candid moments - the ones you didn’t even realize were captured until you view your gallery back!
How would you describe your photography and editing style?
"AMP is absolutely incredible. From the first phone call, to the engagement session, through the planning process and finally to our wedding day, she made everything so easy! Ash was organized, responsive, professional & fun! She kept me calm and was able to capture every single aspect of our wedding day. Watching our gallery back brought tears to my eyes and I couldn't be more grateful to have these images to look back on forever! AMP will NOT disappoint!" – Laura & Zach
"Ashley is very organized, easy to communicate/work with, and her work is AMAZING. My husband and I had such a special wedding day, and we feel that it would not have been as great without Ashley as our photographer. She kept our day moving along so well and made taking pictures (the least fun part of wedding day) actually super fun- both my husband and I thought our golden hour session was the most special part of the day. She is all around a trustworthy and fun person to work with and we will forever cherish our engagement session and wedding day photos! Also shoutout to her sweet husband, Brooks, who happened to be her 2nd shooter at our wedding- we were so glad we had this duo, we adore them!" – Ashley & Jim
"Ashley did a great job capturing my special day. She made sure to get all of the little details and genuine emotion! She communicated well before to come up with a plan for my special day that helped the day go smoothly! Even though my day ended up rainy she provided us with beautiful photos to cherish! I'd highly recommend her!" – Steph & Bryan
"We are beyond THRILLED by our experience with Ashley! She made us feel right at home and comfortable throughout our engagement session. And I could not have DREAMED of a better wedding experience. She captured the beauty in our relationship we didn't recognize ourselves and made us fall more in love through the process. I absolutely recommend using Ashley to capture any moment in your life you are considering. We will DEFINITELY be using her for future family sessions!" – Anna & Adam
"From the start of the process to finish, Ashley provided us with such a special & memorable experience on our wedding day. She communicated so wonderfully from the beginning & was always willing to answer any questions that came up. When it came to our wedding day itself, Ashley was so kind, fun to work with & professional. She seamlessly kept us on schedule & ensured all of our pictures were taken efficiently. It was so clear that Ashley really values capturing moments that we can look back on for the rest of our lives. Ashley truly did an amazing job capturing our special day & we can't wait to work with her in the future!" – Savannah & Mike