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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]