I'm Ashley, a fine art photographer specializing in weddings and engagement photography. I currently reside in the beautiful mountains of Virginia, just south of Charlottesville.
I've found that photography is a perfect way to connect with others and simultaneously create something beautiful and meaningful. I am so thankful for all the amazing couples I've met and photographed over the years. It is always an honor to be part of a day so special to two people and their families. I strive to capture the beautiful, authentic moments of a wedding day so that you and your loved ones may share and enjoy these memories forever.
If you are planning your wedding or have an event coming up, simply shoot me an email and lets chat, I would be happy to hear from you!
My fiancé, Jimmy and I both love photography and being surrounded by nature. We took our first trip together to Tennessee and found ourselves getting engaged there a year later! We've been obsessed with mountains and traveling ever since. Below are some of our adventures, including a recent trip to North Cascades National Park for our engagement photos. Huge thanks to Jordan Voth for these gorgeous photos. Our wedding date is August 5, 2017!
My main equipment includes: Canon 6D, 24-70mm 2.8, 70-200mm 2.8 IS II, 35mm, 50mm, 28-70mm. I also always carry back up camera body and 2-3 additional lenses just incase of emergencies.
How many photos do I receive?
A lot! Typically for an 8 hour wedding, expect around 800-1,000 edited images. For the engagement session, 50-60.
Where can I view my wedding images?
Your images are hosted in an online gallery to share with friends and family. You will also receive the fully edited images on your USB drive.
How long until we can see our photos?
You can expect to receive your online gallery and USB within 2-3 weeks. If you have an album in your collection, it will take some extra time for the design and revisions before it is mailed to you. The busy wedding months (May-Aug) are also subject to slightly longer delivery times.
Can I post them on Facebook and social media?
Of course you can! Share away! Photo credit or a Facebook tag is always highly appreciated!
What kind of deposit do you require and when is final payment due?
There is a 40% down payment to reserve your date, then the rest of the payments may be made at your convenience. Final payment must be completed 14 days prior to the wedding day.
Where are you located?
I am located in Charlottesville, VA, but very open to traveling!
Are you available for destination weddings? Do you charge a travel fee?
Of course! I love to travel, especially for weddings! I can travel both stateside and internationally with passport ready to go. As for a travel fee, I do not charge for local weddings within a 50 miles of Charlottesville, VA. If I need to fly, I charge for the cost of a plane ticket and 2 nights hotel stay.
Do you have Insurance?
Yes, proof of insurance can be presented at any time.
How far in advance do you book?
On average, I will book 9-12 months out.
Can I upgrade my package after I book?
Definitely, it’s important to get the date reserved first and foremost, after that engagement sessions, albums, additional album spreads and extra hours can all be added to your collection.
I love everything about Ashley Susan Photography! What is the next step?
Once you've inquired about your date and decided on the perfect collection, I will send over the photography agreement and deposit request. Once that's complete, your date will officially be reserved! From there, it's time to get excited about your engagement session!