4 featured reviews
Member Since: 7/9/2008
We chose Ashley Therese Photography for our engagement & wedding not only because of the amazing work we saw online, but we also wanted to support a young professional from our area. From the very first meeting, you will understand why choosing her for the Best Day Of Your Life will be your best decision ever.
Ashley went above and beyond from the minute we booked her. When asked, Ashley gave suggestions on engagement session outfits as well as (incredible) recommended vendors I had yet to book. Ashley also provided a "Wedding Day Timeline" to ensure a smooth morning the day of and also encouraged us as a couple to compile a list of "must-have" wedding shots to make sure no one was left out (she literally printed it out and brought it with her on our wedding day). Ashley was incredibly responsive and attentive to emails, and as the day got closer, scheduled phone meetings to make sure we were on the same page with the timelines and "must-have" pictures. Ashley's husband, Chris, is also with her the day of as an added photographer when needed. Chris effortlessly follows Ashley's direction, and his shots are impressive, too. They make an amazing team!
Ashley has a very natural way of making you feel extremely comfortable being photographed. My husband has always been one to not exactly enjoy taking pictures, but Ashley was a miracle worker in making him feel the most comfortable, in a nonchalant way. Ashley also has an eye for the "small moments", the candid shots that capture the most beautiful and intimate moments of a wedding ceremony or reception. These shots turned out to be some of our favorites!
Living in the world of technology, we're accustomed to viewing and sharing things immediately. Ashley did just that. The day after our wedding, she posted a GORGEOUS "sneak peek" followed by another "sneak peek" a week later. She was also quick to post even more photos on her blog while we were on our honeymoon. This gave us the opportunity to instantly see our photos, as well as share them with our family and friends. Ashley was insanely quick with delivering the rest of our photos, via USB which is also convenient.
I would highly recommend Ashley Therese Photography, not only due to the amazing work, but because she is a calm, organized, creative, and naturally talented lady. We were SO pleased with how effortlessly it all came together, and our pictures are out of this world. Can't say enough great things!! I look forward to another occasion where I can hire her to take more photographs! :)
Member Since: 5/24/2012
We first came across Ashley and Chris at my husband's brother's wedding. We waited until his pictures were on Ashley's blog and then knew we had to book them. Ashley does a phenomenal job and has a great eye. She also has this amazing ability to just treat you like you've known each other for years. I mean, it makes all the difference when you're not used to having cameras on you. She made us feel at ease and comfortable w/ her friendly personality which helped so much. The pictures were gorgeous and the colors amazing. She really brought out the colors and along w/ Chris was able to take beautiful pictures in a dark aquarium where we had our reception. The album was beautifully produced too - it's a leather cover with really thick pages.
Ashley is not just a pro at taking gorgeous pictures, but she's a wedding pro! She was the one who told me and the girls to carry our flowers low when walking down the aisle. She was the one who told us what to do during the cake cutting. And when it turned out the flower delivery guy wasn't told to deliver the guys' flowers to the church, she was the one who didn't take a chance and wrote the address down for him. It really was like having another friend there, who happened to have a couple of nice cameras.
We're just so thankful that she and Chris were part of our day!
Member Since: 6/19/2012
From the very start, Ashley checked off all of the boxes... I found her on the Knot, read reviews, set up a meeting, and knew she was "the one" not just when I looked through her sample albums and saw one from a girl I went to high school with, but when she said she was married at the same church I was going to be- my childhood church, one of the most important parts of the day that I wanted caputred perfectly.
Ashley was very helpful throughout the entire process- answering my questions (some crazy, some not even about the photography), offering suggestions, clearly communicating what she needed from me and how the day would flow, etc.
The second she and Chris came into my parents' house before I was about to get dressed, they took charge quietly behind the scenes, careful not to disrupt the giggling/preparations/little moments my mom/sister/bridesmaids and I were having- while still capturing them on film. They gave direction on where to go and how to pose- it was important to me that the photos look natural and organic, and she nailed that spot-on- I realized that sometimes those "natural" looks sometimes take a bit of direction to get the lighting right, make sure everything is in the frame that you want, etc.
Whatever they did while we took the photos, it was great, because we had more beautiful images than I thought we could.
We had a timing crisis and our window for group shots shrunk, but Ashley and Chris took charge lining up the shots, getting people for the next shots ready, and getting them done as quickly as possible... it was important to me that the family/bridal party enjoy cocktail hour.
The photos of just me and my husband were great- we finally realxed, and just walked around the grounds... Ashley gave us such a variety of photos that it took me two months to decide which to use for our thank you note.
The entire process was great, reassuring, and as easy as possible. All of our family and guests who have seen the photos think back on how great Ashley and Chris were that day, and how great the finished products are. My mother still tells me "that (hiring Ashley) was the best vendor decision you made".
I will call her in 25 years when we renew our vows...
Member Since: 7/22/2010
I had stumbled across Ashley's blog through a friend and fell in love with her work. As soon as I got engaged, I knew she would be our photographer. First, my husband and I did an engagement shoot with Ashley and the pictures exceeded all expectations. She made both of us (who are quite shy) feel instantly comfortable and the photo shoot felt like we were hanging out with old friends. Every person who saw our engagement photos told us they hoped we would use the same photographer for our wedding.
Ashley and her husband Chris, who is also a photographer with Ashley Therese Photography are talented beyond words. They were able to capture these perfect moments that you couldn't imagine having recorded. The passion and love for what they do, is reflected in their personality and their professionalism. The quality of work cannot even be put into words. There is a personal touch with Ashley and she truly gets to know each of her couples and their story. If you need more encouragement, look at her blog because a picture really does say 1000 words!
Available For Domestic & International Weddings
I tell of the most beautiful love stories, capturing life as it manifests in emotions and details. These moments can be fleeting and preserving them is what I am passionate about. I want people to feel what I felt and see what I saw. I want my clients to reminisce on that single moment in time.
- Starting Price Range: $3,000-$4,999
- Other Styles: Boudoir, Trash the Dress
- Specialty: Photojournalism
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011