Capturing real people & real love

Intimate wedding photographer | Elopement photographer | Pacific Northwest & anywhere you are

Indiana born & raised, but forever traveling, making new friends, & falling in love with every small town I pass through.

I believe that life is too short to not romanticize everything about it! Your career, your accomplishments, your relationships...even your trips to the coffee shop, & the encounters you have with strangers in the produce aisle.


I'm inspired by spirit of everything. Wide open spaces, large bodies of water, poetry, art, people who wear bright patterned pants, & those who are unabashedly, wildly in love.

The photography that illustrates your life should be exciting, magical, & a true reflection of who you are, at your core. I'm here to create that with you!

Hi, I'm Ashley

Portrait of a wedding photographer

My mission

You came here looking for a photographer, but you deserve more than that. Photographing a couple's love story is something I never take for granted. It is an honor & privilege.

After 8 years of capturing love stories

I have learned that my job far surpasses photographer.

It is also helping you plan the perfect details, picking meaningful places to photograph at, helping you feel like the complete badasses you are, & not just photographing you, but creating imagery that is a true reflection of you as a couple.

From the moment we first meet, it is my goal to make your wedding photography experience the best it could be!


We're going to be jumping with joy, celebrating every moment, & probably even crying together. I absolutely cannot wait!

Now booking through 2023

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Where are you in the booking process?

Thank you so much for reaching out! I will be in contact with you within the next few business days! You are also more than welcome to email me directly avanderveldephoto@gmail.com

Kind words

"Ashley made our wedding day soooo amazing!! She was flexible with our last minute changes and so friendly to us and our guests. She had incredible picture ideas for me and my husband - and with our family and wedding party. I love love love Ashley’s aesthetic. Whatever important life events we have going forward, we are choosing her!"
Grace & Eric Burton, 2021
Bride standing in doorway