ASHLEY VANDERVELDE PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographs that look & feel like you, with a magical twist.
"Your work is straight out of a fairytale!"
"Cinematic, Twin Peaks vibes"
"You captured our love so perfecly"
I look for dramatic light & shadow, wide open spaces, & overlooked corners with beautiful details. I compose every shot as if it would be the one you'd choose to hang on your wall (& I hope you do!) Every gallery I capture & curate is a unique work of art,
thoughtfully made, especially for you.
My shooting style emphasizes how the subject lives within it's environment, with intentionally framed compositions. My editing style begins with deepening shadows & popping highlights for an artistic, dramatic look. My moody & earthy style of toning creates a timeless, romantic vibe & helps to preserve true skin tones.
moody & romantic imagery
You. Nothing else.
I don't create work to pad my portfolio or change my style to mimic whats on the front page of the bridal magazines. My style is uniquely my own & everything I do is about creating art specifically based on your unique relationship & inspiration.
I believe in using natural, candid prompting & posing in my sessions to keep things upbeat & relaxing. No pressure to perform, no fake smiles or laughs, just bringing out the best & most romantic moments with you.
Being in front of my lens is easy because I choose to get to know you well before I bring out my camera, facilitating a comfortable environment. Together we will plan your session to emphasize exactly what you hope to see looking back at your photos!
I choose to take on no more than 25 weddings per year so I that I can provide the best & most personal client experience possible.
Working together, you will also receive access to my personal client guides filled with information such as location ideas, recommended vendors, what to wear, how to prepare for your session,
& much more!
Being organized, efficient, informative & openly communicative are just a few of the standards I hold myself up to.
My roots are in fine art & because of that I look at the world a little differently than most. I am constantly falling in love with new ideas, grasp at any opportunity of inspiration, & grow with every session.
I regularly participate in lectures, courses, & stay active in my community of photographers to keep myself fresh.
No one deserves cookie cutter images, which is why I strive to create completely unique galleries for every single person I work with.
I am here to listen.
I am here to laugh, cry, & scream out in happiness with you!
My job is more than taking pretty photos for you. It's being your personal hype man, the coordinator that wrangles your wild bridal party, the seamstress to fix your broken zipper, & making sure the DJ knows the right cue to play your entrance song.
This is the beginning of a lifelong friendship & I am here for you every step of the way.