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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.

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 […]

It’s so cool how photography brings people from my past back into my present, and I get to watch them grow. When I was in elementary school, yes, a full on CHILD… I met Justin. He was neighbors with one of my best friends. We would run around in the neighborhood, playing tag and other […]

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 […]

Family Photography Hampton Roads Family portraits are so important. You never know what could happen in your future, and getting annual portraits taken is key in documenting your family growth. I do these sessions outdoors, as I’m not a studio photographer. If you get stuck on where you may want to do your family photos, […]

I met with Justine and Zac out at Windsor Castle Park on a sunny Wednesday in May for their Maternity session. They’re expecting their first baby, a son they’ve named Jamison Sean <3 <3 We wandered around the grounds of the park for about an hour or so, and boy did Zac keep us laughing! […]