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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.

What a sweet studio style maternity session. I remember meeting Liz & Tim for a chilly engagement session on Yorktown beach where it SNOWED. It was just yesterday, right? Now they’re bringing their second daughter into the world, and I’m just so excited for them!

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 […]

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 […]

Billie & Miguel’s Holiday Maternity Session in Colonial Williamsburg This is it. This is one of the absolute BEST parts of my job. Seeing couples get engaged, married, and then bring children into the world. Billie & Miguel reached out for their engagement session and then I photographed their wedding back in 2018. Now that […]

Emily + Logan’s Maternity Session Something I LOVE about my job is connecting with people genuinely and capturing their growth in life. This is one of the many reasons I was so excited about this Pleasure House Point Maternity session. I met Emily when she was a single nursing student, assisting alongside myself and another […]