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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.

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 […]

Charlotte Jane – Newborn Session I’ve said it a million times, nothing beats seeing my couples grow their families. This Virginia Beach newborn session was so sweet for me seeing as Liz & Tim are one of my 2018 couples. We had their engagement session, wedding, and multiple other sessions leading up to this. I’m […]

Virginia Wedding and Engagement Photographer I include engagement sessions in The Wedding Experience because I truly believe that they are a VITAL part of the entire process. During your engagement session, you’ll have the chance to get to know me, experience how I shoot and how I handle posing and lighting. This session will make […]