Stress-free & personalized photography experiences for fun-loving couples who want to preserve the most important moment of their lives

Serving engaged couples throughout Virginia | Yorktown, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Charlottesville, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, and Outer Banks.

Ashley Hesse Photography Wedding Experience

Ashley does a great job. She's friendly, fun to be around, and made my husband and I feel so comfortable. Everyone has raved about how much they love our pictures and Ashley's editing style. She was always responsive and willing to accommodate our schedule. We will 100% hire her again and we would recommend her to anyone.

EVERYONE HAS RAVED ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY LOVE OUR PICTURES!

- HANNAH L.

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I highly recommend Ashley!!! She was exactly what I was looking for. Very friendly and so easy to get along with! Drove a good distance for my ceremony and the pictures turned out amazing!

She was exactly what I was looking for!

- Jodie S.

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Ashley was my favorite part of my wedding. The quality of photos is superior to any other photos I’ve seen. She is fun, energetic, super cool, and so easy going. You don’t just get a few photos from your wedding that you love, every photo is spectacular. She makes the process fun, even for people who feel awkward in front of a camera. She somehow transforms you into a goddess on the other side of that lens. Ashley is magic and if you have the opportunity to book her, do it, they will become your most treasured photos.

ASHLEY WAS MY FAVORITE PART OF MY WEDDING.

- LAUREN M.

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Reviews are important

so here are a few of mine!

The First Date

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You’ve decided we’re a great fit! I’m thrilled. On our initial consultation call, we’ll get to know each other a bit more, I’ll gush over your love story, we’ll chat about your vision for your wedding day photos, and discuss what matters most to you about your wedding. This helps me start planning a photography timeline that will make the process as easy and personalized as possible.

Your engagement session

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I’m going to be with you for eight hours on one of the biggest days of your life, so I want to make sure you feel comfortable and confident working with me. This is why every Ashley Hesse couple receives an engagement session. I’ll give you tips for posing to help you and your partner feel at ease in front of the camera. (And don’t worry, I speak fluent groom so rest assured that the session will be fun for everyone!)

Before the wedding

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Wedding planning can feel like a full-time job, but it shouldn’t be for you. That’s (literally) my job! I’ll provide you local vendor recommendations, venue suggestions, photography timeline, be your crisis hotline, and your personal hype woman.

Your Wedding Day

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve been dreaming about this day since you were little. You get to walk down the aisle to join your partner and embark on the most exciting journey of your life. Up to this point, we’ve been taking care of the little details, making sure everything is in its place. But right now is your moment to indulge in your love and celebrate with the most special people in your life, and that’s what I’m here to capture.

Gallery Delivery

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I know you’re super eager to see your photos, so the day after your wedding, I’ll share a little sneak peek of some of my favorite images from the day on social media. Two weeks later, I’ll share a blog post with highlights from your wedding day. Six weeks after your wedding, you’ll receive your full online gallery with all of your final, high-resolution images. (Yay!)

Album Design

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To me, albums don’t exist just to store photos — they are the greatest storytellers. So after the Facebook likes start to fade and the USB gets lost, you’ll still have all the pieces of your day so you can relive the moment as if it was happening right then and there. Each album is custom made, so we will choose covers, storage box options, binding, and layout together. The pages lay flat and the images are printed on the highest quality photo paper so that your story shines.

Your Family Photographer

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After you've enjoyed your time as newlyweds and you're getting ready to start a family, I'll be there to continue your family's story — from maternity photos to newborn photos to birthdays. 

You’re the photographer I’ve been looking for!

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The AHP
Stress-Free Process