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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.

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 […]

Lauren + Zach’s Historic Post Office Wedding Where do I even start with Lauren & Zach’s Fall Historic Post Office Wedding? My dreams really came true with this one. The burnt orange and green color palette had me swooning. The vibes were perfect for this couple and matched them to a T. Lauren was literally […]

Linden Row Inn Wedding, Richmond Virginia I am literally the luckiest photographer in the world to get to meet such awesome couples and shoot weddings in the best locations. This Linden Row Inn Wedding in Richmond Virginia was the sweet culmination of almost 2 years of planning. I did Danielle and Jacob’s engagement session in […]

Marian + Juliano’s Chrysler Museum Wedding There are so many things about this wedding that make me SO happy. After 11 years together, 20+ months of engagement, and one COVID reschedule they finally tied the knot. It felt like every single person there was in FULL celebration mode. We started the day off in Downtown […]

Charlottesville Virginia Elopement Photographer I think elopements may be a new favorite. The low-key, slow timeline, with few of the normal pressures of a typical wedding day, is a flow I’m a fan of. I drove to Lydia Mountain Lodge just north of Charlottesville Virginia to meet Jenna & Martin for their elopement. They had […]