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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.

A Love Rekindled: Holly and Paul’s Rustic Wedding at the Barn at Gully Tavern Love has a way of finding its path, often weaving through twists and turns before reaching its destination. Such is the story of Holly and Paul, whose journey together has been nothing short of a modern-day fairytale. On a chilly March […]

Stepping into my role as a wedding photographer, I’m continually privileged to document unique love stories. Among them, Anna and Peter’s November wedding at The Oakdale RVA in Richmond, Virginia, stands out. Their journey from colleagues at Dicks Sporting Goods to a heartfelt celebration at this distinguished venue is a story worth sharing. Love in […]

Ah, the magic of a perfect wedding day! It’s a tale of love, planning, and just a sprinkle of magic. Join me in revisiting Rachel and Matthew’s incredible wedding at the Foundry at Tredegar in charming Richmond, Virginia. On a beautiful September day, this lovely couple exchanged their vows in a heartwarming Catholic Mass and […]

Virginia Beach Wedding at Denali Jean Ranch 2023 seems to be the first year post COVID that has finally settled down. Not just for me, but for a lot of people. This Denali Jean Ranch Wedding was my only summer wedding, which is so nice. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a million times… […]

King Family Vineyard Wedding When I think about these two and their wedding day, I cannot help but smile.  Seriously, these two were a dream to work with!   Callie & Dan had a King Family Vineyards Wedding and they made it the literal best time with all of their friends and family. This was […]