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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.

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 […]

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 […]

Virginia Beach Lifestyle Newborn | August Theodore August! You waited patiently over the last week to know his adorable name. I literally squealed when Tina emailed me to schedule his lifestyle newborn session after he was born and introduced him by name. It’s it the cutest! I mean, isn’t HE the cutest?! I love when […]

What is a “lifestyle newborn” session you ask? Well, I can show you! Brittany & Chris invited me into their home for a mini-lifestyle session. I am so happy they did! Little Hayden is so adorable, and I loved cuddling with her. OMGoodness ya’ll. They dressed her up like a little mermaid!!!

Just a few moments after he was born, I heard Amber whisper “We have waited a long time for you”. Normally before a labor & delivery session, I have a sit-down meeting with my moms-to-be to learn more about their story. Amber and I had a lunch date for Mexican food on Wednesday, so imagine my surprise […]