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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.

Maymont Maternity Session You may recognize Miranda and Bong from previous blog posts. They’re one of my couples past, who turned into my kinda-sorta step cousins last year when my Aunt married Miranda’s dad. I’ve known them for a long time, and I was so happy to be able to capture their engagement session, wedding, […]

Newport News, Virginia newborn lifestyle photography I seriously love meeting new babies at their newborn lifestyle photography session. It’s even sweeter when I’ve photographed a family multiple times and know them more personally. It felt like I was visiting my friend’s new baby when I went to The Steele’s house. Shelby & Travis were a […]

Emily & Taylor; Maternity This Norfolk maternity session is extremely special to me. You may recognize Emily & Taylor from sessions past. I’ve photographed them since they got married in 2018! Actually, tomorrow is their 3 year wedding anniversary!! We’ve done engagement, anniversary, holiday minis, and now maternity together. They’re a tried and true Ashley […]

Yorktown Virginia Maternity Session I can’t believe I was here with Becca and Josh for their Yorktown Battlefield Maternity Session. It feels like just yesterday I was photographed their family session at Fort Monroe, and that was 5 years ago! I honestly can’t even believe I’ve been a photographer for 5 years, let alone have […]

Here we are again. I’ve photographed this family numerous times, even when I was just starting out and barely knew what I was doing with camera settings. They’ve trusted me multiple times, and I have to say their Yorktown battlefield maternity session has to be my favorite so far. I absolutely LOVE maternity sessions, especially […]