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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.

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 […]

Katie and Mike’s Virginia Beach Maternity Session was incredibly sweet for me. You see, they are one of my 2018 couples, who trusted me to photograph their wedding when I was just starting out. It warmed my heart so much when Katie found her way to my inbox again for a session celebrating their little […]

Where do I even begin with this Lion’s Bridge maternity session! It was an absolutely overdue catch-up with one of my oldest friends, Emily. I know, I know. I always gush over Richmond, Va. being my second home… well, Emily was a huge part of making that place feel so special. She was my college […]

This Fort Monroe maternity session is SO exciting for me. Ashley & Jeremy are a couple from 2018 who I instantly bonded with during their wedding planning process. We met frequently at Fort Monroe breweries to chat details and make plans. She even surprised me with a birthday present that year… which was totally unexpected. […]

fort mornoe maternity

Maternity sessions are literally my favorite session, especially Colonial Williamsburg maternity sessions. I love hearing the stories of pregnancy so far, and swapping stories with my mama’s to-be all while exploring the most beautiful part of HRVa. Alexis is a special mama to me, because she’ll be having a little one who will feel like […]