Flip flops are a must year round.  I believe all animals have a desire to be pet and it very well may kill me one day.  I'm totally a morning person and am most productive in the wee hours of the morning. I was born and raised on the water but am not a fan of seafood. Don't pull me on the dance floor because I absolutely cannot dance.  I've lived in South Dakota, Ohio, Indiana, and Virginia (no it wasn't the military, I just married a man who is a nomad at heart).  I've been married for almost 18 years and have 3 pretty awesome kids.  Photography has taken me all over the country, TX, AZ, NC, OH, CA, FL, MD, PA, DE, and WV.  My dream is to photograph a wedding in Iceland... So if you know someone, hook a sister up!! 

meet your photographer. Ashley Peterson.

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"I never would have imagined choosing anyone else for the job!"

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Joyful. Natural. Friendly. Timeless. Classic.

my photography style in 5 words

From my early days of film, to first generation digital cameras, to my favorite "go to" gear that I use today, I have had a camera in my hand for over 20 years.  I dreamed of the day I could capture the romance between two people.  I dove in feet first and have never looked back!

it started with an old canon film camera and evolved

I got into photography during high school...

my story

Natural and colorful meets genuine, romantic connection in gorgeous lighting.

my style can be summed up as

washingtonian bride & groom

Richmond  weddings


The knot

The Black tie bride

Virginia bride

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There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about my clients.  Past, present, and future.  I desire a relationship that extends further than the wedding day.  The industry is constantly changing and I aim to keep up with new standards while holding true to my style.  

I value my client's time and strive to make the experience easy and fun.

why you should work with me

my clients live for

Outdoor reception venues

Candid and relaxed portraits

Sentimental details

Romantic first looks

i believe

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

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