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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.

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 […]

Although we had the threat of rain, the sun peeped out for Meredith & Cordeo’s engagement session at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach. It was such a pleasant surprise to not have to pull out the umbrella once during the whole shoot! These two are in the midst of quite the whirlwind wedding! They got […]

Norfolk Virginia Engagement Session Monkey Bottom Park. It’s not the most flattering name for a place, but it totally works! In fact, I actually like it… a lot! I met Billie & Miguel on the perfect Virginia evening for their engagement session. I was early (as usual) and found this amazing little spot to sit […]

It is so fun to have a “blast from the past” now and then. I had my first ever job with Sami, back when I was 14 or 15! We did concessions together at Langley Speedway, the local racetrack that back then was a dirt track! It feels like forever ago, but it really wasn’t! I was […]

It is always fun to photograph a fellow photog friend! There are four of us who are in the same stage of business that tries to meet up once a month for coffee to chat all things photography. I love being a part of this little group of ladies! It’s great to have friends who understand when […]