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I’m the 30 year old Virginian with a heartache for love stories! You can frequently find me with either a white chocolate mocha or a sweet tea in hand! I’m the sitcom loving, movie quoting wife and mom to an adorable set of “Irish twins”. I was born and raised in Hampton, Virginia fully equipped with a love of traveling! My passion for photography has taken me to Washington DC, Seattle, soon Hawaii, and hopefully many many more destinations! I started this business with a $350 camera and a dream back in 2015. I never thought it would grow to where it has in such a short time. I can only imagine where it will take me in the future!

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Wedding photography is so much more than just images it's also an experience. From the first initial email to image delivery, it is my goal to provide a memorable experience along with joyful, classic images!

the Ashley Hesse wedding experience

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Let the journey begin...

Marriage is one of the greatest, most exciting journeys you will ever embark on! My goal as your wedding photographer is to capture your joy on your wedding day as you walk hand in hand towards this  journey. I find joy in catching the candid, romantic moments on your day in a timeless, classic way. I aim to capture the joy between a bride and groom and allow those moments to be preserved forever through their wedding images. Every couple has a unique story, and I cant wait to hear yours!

Whats next...

I LOVE engagement sessions!

Every Ashley Hesse couple
starts with an engagement session

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Let's get to know each other!! I'll be with you for hours on the biggest day of your life, so it makes sense for us to make sure we're a good fit and everyone is comfortable!  And practice makes perfect, so having a test run before your wedding will help you get relaxed in front of my camera. I'll be able to give you tips and tricks for posing, and help you feel at ease in a relaxed environment. You're only engaged for a short period of your life, so take advantage of the complimentary engagement session to capture this special time in your life! 

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Created by Made x Madefrom the Noun Project

Wedding Day

it's time to celebrate!!

It's here, the day you have been waiting for! The music is playing, and the guests have been seated. Ushers make their way to the back of the venue and the coordinator is lining up the bridesmaids and giving the 5 minute warning. You are about to walk down the aisle to the love of your life... and if you're like most girls, you've dreamed of this moment for a long time. Vows will be shared and promises will be made. THIS is what it's all about. In a world full of wedding blogs, Pinterest boards and bridal magazines, it's easy to be overwhelmed with the prettiness of the event. While details do matter and planning is necessary, it's important to never loose sight of the real purpose of this day. 

Gallery Delivery

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Created by Made x Madefrom the Noun Project

Next day:

 weeks:

6 weeks:

Social Media sneak peek with a few of my favorite images!

Blog Post with highlights from your wedding day

Full online gallery with all of your final, high resolution images

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Album design

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Created by Made x Madefrom the Noun Project

More than just a book...

Albums don't just store photos, they store memories. Not only that... they tell a story. YOUR story. They are the perfect way in which to create an experience with your images over, and over again. They are the great storytellers that live long after the facebook "likes" fade away and the USB is lost. It tells the story of the single most important day of your life, and can be shared for generations. The album is an experience every single time you open it and is truly priceless and worthy of an investment that will last a lifetime!

Each album is made custom to your taste, shortly after your wedding day has come and gone. I will take 2-3 weeks to prepare a draft for you and from there we'll choose covers, storage box options, and more. Every album is custom designed and printed on the highest quality photo paper, bound with a linen or leather cover. The pages lay flat and allow your story to shine! 

beginning at $2,800

-10 hours coverage
-Bridal Session
-Engagement Session
-2nd Photographer -F ull Day
-$2,000 Album Credit
-Mobile App
-Same Day Slideshow
-Digital Gallery
-Print Release


Collection 3 - $4,400

-8 hours coverage
-engagement session
-2nd photographer 1/2 day
-$1,500 Album Credit
-Mobile App
-Same Day Slideshow
=Digital Gallery

collection 2 - $3,800

-8 hours coverage
-engagement session
-2nd photographer 1/2 day
-$500 album credit
-Digital Gallery

collection 1 - $3,300

the Wedding collections

The Typical Ashley Hesse Couple Receives:

8 hours of Coverage: Perfect to capture everything including dancing!
Engagement Session: To prepare for the wedding day, and capture some beautiful images.
Timeline Planning: I help plan the day-of timeline with your coordinator to make sure the day runs smoothly!
A Second Photographer: We'll catch every moment, don't you worry!
Custom Album Design: Let's create the perfect memento of your day.
An Online Gallery: The most beautiful way to display your digitals... easily shared with friends and family.








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Created by Made x Madefrom the Noun Project

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8 hours of Coverage: Perfect to capture everything including dancing!

Engagement Session: To prepare for the wedding day, and capture some beautiful images.

Timeline Planning: I help plan the day-of timeline with your coordinator to make sure the day runs smoothly!

A Second Photographer: We'll catch every moment, don't you worry!

Custom Album Design: Let's create the perfect memento of your day.

An Online Gallery: The most beautiful way to display your digitals... easily shared with friends and family.








I am beyond EXCITED
TO CONNECT WITH YOU!

I'm thrilled that you've decided we may be a good fit for your wedding day! Drop your information below and I will get with you as soon as possible!

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liz + tim

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BROWSE THE REAl WEDDINGS OF 2019

Featured WEDDINGS

"She makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera and her work is absolutely amazing each and every time."

-Nicolette + Kyle

"I wish I could scream her name from the highest mountain. She is truly incredible and has passion and talent for what she does."

- Ashley + Jeremy

"Ashley is such a talented photographer. You heard it first here... she is going places!"

-Emily + Taylor

The best part of my wedding is the amazing pictures
i have to remember it.

-Meredith + Cordeo