"I love her, and that was the
beginning and end of everything."
f. scott fitzgerald
Film by: Tara N. Photo
Each elopement that I help you with will be totally personalized; from choosing a beautiful place that speaks to your soul to the logistics and timeline of the day so each moment is exactly what you dreamed it would be, and more.
It’s a handcrafted approach that blends planning and dreaming, helping you bring to life a day you have waiting for your whole life. I’ll be there to document every moment, and there’s no doubt when the day is done, we will be best of friends. How could we not?
An intimate wedding or elopement is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for people who want to live and breathe nothing less than an authentic wedding day.
They want a day that reflects their love and celebrates them in the most organic way possible, away from any expectations but one...marrying each other.
It’s a wildly different experience from any other wedding by choice.
It’s an adventure you’ll never forget, and one that needs to be documented by someone who cares deeply about the adventure that is completely yours.
I want to make images that make your heart swell with the same emotion you had on the day you got married every time you see them.
Imagine starting your life together on the greatest adventure you can dream up. See it in your mind; from the location to what you are wearing. Is it on a windswept beach at low tide along the coast? Is it an elopement with just the two of you in the wild Sonoran desert at sunset?
Hold the feeling of that adventure in your heart for a minute. Let the idea wash over you, the heart-pounding feelings of love surrounding you.
It’s a day designed around you and your person, whether you are reading handwritten vows to each other…. or vows that bubble spontaneously from your heart to your lips.
This day deserves to be captured with heartfelt images that show exactly the kind of magic that happened when you said I do.
It’s a story that needs to be told, this best-day-of-your-life.
I started with a career in early education, and it shaped the way I observe and connect. That teaching gene goes deep; now, I just use it to help my clients create inspiration boards and timelines that take the stress out of planning their day.
I’m your photographer, your guide, your sherpa, and your new BFF to text if you just need a wedding planning intervention and sympathetic ear.
I have spent most of my life taking in the beauty of both the southwestern desert of Arizona and the incredible forests of Washington photographing elopements for people who want to feel their day deeply; to love big, and have incredible images of that day.
My clients are amazing humans, people who want to feel connected to every aspect of their elopement and who truly believe in the power of love.
I am a mother, a wife, and a lover of love. Let’s start there because those things frame everything in my life. These are the things that I am most passionate about, with wine and Jane Austin novels coming in close behind.
Passion is a word that’s thrown around a lot, but when I follow my passions, I’ve never been lead astray. The quiet power of connection was what I most wanted to capture when I photographed weddings, so I turned my focus to intimate elopements and found the perfect fit for my talent and personality.
Love me like lightning,
kiss me like rain...
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In a tiny forest, or on top of a mountain, it doesn’t matter where you say I do. The adventure is that you found each other. Bring me your dreams, I’ll help you design your day
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With windswept hair, and a bountiful bouquet McKenna had her bridal session in one of her favorite places in the Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona.
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With windswept Mt. Rainier views, flowing gown, epic florals with PNW vibes come together to create a truly ethereal feel in this Mt. Rainier Elopement in Washington State.
Emotion is the storyteller. When you let yourself fall into the emotion and truly take in what this person means to you as you elope; that’s where all the good stuff lies. I want to be the person who records that for you, so you have it for the rest of your life.
for those who listen
the earth has music
Ashley is the kind of photographer that also becomes your friend. I truly have nothing but the highest praise and appreciation for all that you did for us, Ashley. You were not just professional and superbly talented, you were fun to work with, never obtrusive, always smiling and seemed to be truly enjoying the evening along with us. Her turn around time was also quick, which is always appreciated when you are excitedly awaiting seeing her artwork!
Ashley has an amazingly intuitive presence to know and calm you.
She takes the time to understand what you are looking for and creates an environment that plays it out like a love story.
The finished portraiture exceeds even your wildest dreams, which says much when your expectations are already soaring due to the prescient set throughout the experience, leading up to the reveal.
When it is a once in a lifetime moment to be preserved, trust Ashley to deliver your dreams.
Ashley helped me put my vision to reality. We wanted a small intimate wedding with less than 20, and then I wanted to escape off to multiple locations to capture the wedding photos of my dreams and BOY did this guy do all of that and more. And, I should mention that when we connected, I had none of this planned. I didn't have a location, I didn't know where I wanted to take photos; basically I felt completely lost. Ashley helped me research AirBnb's. She sent over locations that were exactly what I had pictured. She wrote out the timeline and helped to make adjustments when ever they might have been needed. She provided the props, the laughter, and the made the magic happen. I can honestly say that I have absolutely no regrets or "wish I would have" thoughts. Our wedding day was a complete dream in every single aspect, and none of this would have been possible without a wedding photographer like Ashley who poured her whole heart into making our dreams come true.
Ashley is truly talented and such a passionate photographer! She cares so much about each couple and really helps to bring out the love in your photo shoot. I got married last year and was worried that my photos wouldn’t be exactly what I wanted after we got our engagement photos so Ashley worked with me to set up a mini shoot following our wedding so I could have a second set of photos that I knew I would love! I would recommend her 100%, thank you Ashley!