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Ashley Hesse Photography

Hi! I’m Ashley, a Virginia engagement and wedding photographer, and I have a soft spot for love stories.

Amber & Justin’s Historic Post Office Wedding When a wedding day starts with a huge thunderstorm I’m always a bit nervous. The clouds broke just in time and this Historic Post Office Wedding went off without a hitch. Well, except for the one where we left the rings upstairs for the ceremony, but I won’t […]

Knotts Island, NC Flyaway Lodge Wedding What an exciting day for Bailee + Jeffrey and their flyaway lodge wedding. I only had the chance to meet them for their engagement session last summer. It wasn’t my favorite thing when I realized my husband’s cousin was getting married the same day and we needed to attend. […]

Brenna & Alex’s classic Richmond wedding at the VMFA What a beautiful day Brenna & Alex had. The most perfectly classic Richmond wedding with a reception at the VMFA. Perfect weather, perfect hair, makeup, and dress choices. It was over the most beautiful wedding day! Brenna & Alex met through mutual friends. Brenna worked with […]

A Winter Maternity Session at Yorktown Battlefields You may recognize Mark & Leighann from their wedding blog back in November of 2020. They were one of the few couples whose wedding wasn’t affected by COVID. The governor of Virginia had just lifted the regulations with how many people could be in a space together from […]

Taylor + Ryan’s Norfolk Engagement Session Ya’ll, COVID is the worst. I’ve been trying to type this blog all weekbut haven’t been able to write more than3-4 sentances before I get dizzy and have to go lay back down. Be safe, and try to keep this thing away. Trust me! Do you want to know […]