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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.

Amber & Justin’s Historic Post Office Wedding When a wedding day starts with a huge thunderstorm I’m always a bit nervous. The clouds broke just in time and this Historic Post Office Wedding went off without a hitch. Well, except for the one where we left the rings upstairs for the ceremony, but I won’t […]

Knotts Island, NC Flyaway Lodge Wedding What an exciting day for Bailee + Jeffrey and their flyaway lodge wedding. I only had the chance to meet them for their engagement session last summer. It wasn’t my favorite thing when I realized my husband’s cousin was getting married the same day and we needed to attend. […]

Brenna & Alex’s classic Richmond wedding at the VMFA What a beautiful day Brenna & Alex had. The most perfectly classic Richmond wedding with a reception at the VMFA. Perfect weather, perfect hair, makeup, and dress choices. It was over the most beautiful wedding day! Brenna & Alex met through mutual friends. Brenna worked with […]

Whitney & Justin’s Winter Wedding I can’t believe this day has come and gone so quickly. The anticipation for this one was absolutely through the roof, and they partied so hard that the power literally went out… but we’ll get to that later. 364 days of engagement lead up to this winter wedding at the […]

Bailey + Nick’s Venue at Denali Jean Ranch Wedding Bailey + Nick’s November wedding at the Venue at Denali Jean Ranch was absolutely amazing. Although we had a little rain that pushed the ceremony indoors, it was still perfection. Megan from Astro’s Planning Team paired up with Joan Bertucci‘s decorating skill and Albemarle Florist’s centerpieces […]