Minnesota family & couple photographer

you're here because you value the good things in life, and want to make sure you have them to hold onto forever.

Life flies, especially in today's fast-paced world.  Forced smiles, perfect outfits, and traditional aren't really your thing.  Instead, you realize just how much value and beauty is found in living... in between greeting your significant other after work, the kids running and exploring, or the the adventures off in the woods, on a lake, or around a fire. The stuff that represents you, the life you built, intentional connection, and quality memories with loved ones.  You just need someone to come alongside you, create the space to embrace it, and preserve it for you to cherish for years to come.

I've been there too, let me help.

All lifestyle collections include -

consultation & Intentional planning guidance

Lifestyle Guide (PDF)

access to high quality print labs for all your print, canvas, & album needs

in-depth questionnaire and phone/video chat to get to know each other

custom Location recommendations

complimentary styling & Design

hand edited high resolution JPEG images delivered via online gallery

your life is worthy of documenting as it is.
unforced. unspoken. untamed. unique.

Your life is passing by, and before you know it you're looking back at the years unsure of where they went.  What do you want to remember the most?  What moments will you cherish?  Will it be the ones where you're stressed about your outfits, forcing smiles, and always looking at the camera?  I'd venture to say no.  So, stop stressing and start embracing.  Let me guide, plan, help you, and create an experience together that honors your story and the legacy that you'll pass down to future generations.


My philosophy

Through the loss of close loved ones in recent years,  I became very aware of just how priceless a photo can be.  They have the amazing ability to bring you right back to the long hugs, the spontaneous ideas, crazy adventures, big milestones, and the little glimpses of real, everyday life that you don't ever want to forget.  
 
This is why I put a large focus on storytelling and a documentary approach to how I shoot, along with a good dose of direction mixed in (because I don't want you to feel any ounce of awkward).   I've grown my photographic and artistic style around focusing on intention, meaning, honesty, and all the details, realities, and things that matter most to those I work with.  I then weave your story together into a visual piece of art for you to hold onto for years to come.   

"Our photos from her are beautiful treasures!"

Usually when we do photos we feel nervous about doing the right poses or about our kids not doing the "right thing" but when we had our session with Ashley we didn't feel any of that right from the start. It was the most relaxed photo session we've ever done!! We truly enjoyed her company and appreciated that she wasn't hyper focused on getting the perfect shots which in turn made our photos perfect shots. It was a candid and casual experience. Our kids warmed up to her quickly as well. 

—  Becker fam

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"We have worked with Ashley twice for photos. We had an amazing experience both times!" 

She specifically delivered way more photos than we were expecting and guided how we should be posing and had location ideas! She also was flexible about needing to reschedule when life items came up!

—  Petra & Michael

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"What a great experience!"

My wife and I took our two boys for a family mini-session. Ashley made the session so comfortable for them which provided such wholesome & natural feeling results. We loved the combination of having directed photo intent as well as candid content. Highly recommended!

—  Duong fam

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Fill out my contact form and get in touch!    I can't wait to hear all about you!

So, if you're ready
for honest photos, and intentional, lasting memories...
let's connect!

Want to envision what an experience with me is like?  check out my lifestyle gallery here

Let's Do This.

I can't wait to hear all about your hopes and vision for your session - or, if you're fresh out of ideas (no worries) let me handle the logistics and  creative side for you!

tell me about you