Emily + Eric || The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia Wedding Photographers


  “i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart”
-e.e. cummings
E+E – I usually like to write a story about the wedding day, but every time I tried to think of the words to describe not only your wedding, but your love, I fell short. And these words from e.e. cummings above kept floating around in my head. I think it’s no coincidence that he is also “e.e”…just like the two of you.  You two are the epitome of comfortable, confident, quiet, and humble love. I will be forever grateful for your friendship, for your trust in me as your photographer, and for the love and generosity that pours out of you and onto everyone around you. You two are mighty special friends. I hope you are loving your time in Europe! Can’t wait for hangs when you get back! xo! – Ashley

Venue || The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth

Florals || Studio Posy

Bakery || Sugar Plum Bakery

Invitations + Paper Goods || Helen Stackhouse

Hair || Layla Hamraz

Gown || Tara Keely at Pure English

Bridesmaids || Wtoo at Pure English 


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I have to give a major shout-out to Jeremy – I sent him off with the boys for the morning and he totally rocked it out! I’m loving these shots of Eric getting ready!

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April 18, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Candy Acosta - I’m enamored with the colors and the details specially the flowers.

April 18, 2014 - 8:36 am

Michael and Carina - WOW. Soooo many details… *drooling*


April 17, 2014 - 8:29 pm

Brandi - I watch for every shoot y’all post, and each one is better than the last. Y’all are amazing!

April 17, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Kat - I love the wood on the tables & her bouquet!!! So romantic & beautiful!!!

April 17, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Kelly Ewell - Wow, it’s clear they put a lot of thought into making the day a good reflection of them. Gorgeous!

April 17, 2014 - 11:05 am

Caitlin - this wedding is incredible- what a good looking couple!

April 17, 2014 - 10:20 am

Beth Hamilton - These are fabulous Ashley! What a beautiful wedding and beautifully captured.

April 17, 2014 - 10:16 am

Brea - Such a beautiful wedding! I am in awe over how beautifully executed everything is – it’s perfectly stylized! I’m in love with the invites, flowers, dresses, everything! As always, the couples portraits are perfection. Beautiful!

April 17, 2014 - 10:15 am

Kathy - Whoa – this whole wedding looks like a styled shoot!! SO GORGEOUS! Love her hair, his tattoos – the whole setting. Beautiful!!

April 17, 2014 - 9:48 am

Maureen Pacheco - so beautiful!

April 17, 2014 - 9:11 am

Katie - Ah so many cute details!! Especially their invite suite!! Love! I also think it’s cool how each of your guys recent couples who used the same venue used it so differently! It’s really neat to see that!!

April 17, 2014 - 8:47 am

Natalie - This wedding is so incredibly romantic! Wow!

April 17, 2014 - 8:44 am

Urška Majer - Gorgeous wedding!

April 17, 2014 - 8:42 am

Sarah Beth Tapanes - Just like you are speechless for words for the beautiful couple, I’m speechless for words at how gorgeous your capture of this wedding is! So pure, romantic, sweet, and timeless. Love every image!

April 17, 2014 - 8:33 am

Nastja - I just can’t begin to explain how much I looove these! :) Stunning! <3

Julie + Anthony || The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Virginia Wedding Photographers


He sat in a downstairs room talking and hanging out with his best friends, enjoying the cool air-conditioned breeze blowing across the room. She sat in an upstairs room talking and laughing with her best friends, enjoying the music and anticipating seeing him as her husband. These two. I just don’t know where to begin. After walking around Colonial Williamsburg with them for their engagement session, I felt like we got to know each other really well. They share the same humor as I do, and it was even more apparent on their wedding day. Julie and Anthony, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your marriage and your love. My cheeks were hurting by the end of the night because you two (and your guests) kept me laughing the entire day!!! I could not be more honored to call you both my friends. Thank you again, and enjoy the Bahamas!!!!! -Jen

Venue || The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth

Florals || Lasting Impressions

Entertainment || Howard with Colonial DJs

Invitations + Paper Goods || Minted

Hair/Make Up || Paula with Hair Innovations Salon

Gown || Maya Couture

Bridesmaids || David’s Bridal

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April 16, 2014 - 8:00 am

Jackie Phillips - Gorgeous wedding!!! I love their reception, so romantic and soft!

April 15, 2014 - 8:06 pm

Isabelle - Woah what a wedding! Beautifully captured!

April 15, 2014 - 5:55 pm

Natalie - What a gorgeous wedding! Love every single one of these!

April 15, 2014 - 11:22 am

Kelly Ewell - Love the light and romantic feel of this wedding!

April 15, 2014 - 10:34 am

Katie - Love the portraits you did of them!! Such a fun couple!!!

April 15, 2014 - 10:32 am

Caitlin - beauuutiful!!! such a pretty bride.

Just Awesome Monday || We Meet Again, Vegas!

Happy Monday!

By the time most of you guys read this, I’ll be in the air on the way to Las Vegas for the second time this year! The first time, Jen and I were out there for WPPI, but this time, I’m going 100% for FUN…nothing work related! I have no idea what to do with myself in Vegas without a million things to do! I’m going for the bachelorette party of a great friend who’s wedding I get to be in this June! Jen is shooting the wedding, and knowing Lauren + Tommy, it’s going to be incredibly unique and fun!

This is also the first time I’m staying at any hotel besides the MGM, and based off of the photo one of the gals posted today, I am already scouting my spot by the pool directly next to the Eiffel Tower!

I’ll be back on Wednesday, but in the meantime, we’ve got two absolutely gorgeous weddings making an appearance on the blog this week!! xo! – Ashley