A crazy dog lady who also loves wedding photography

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HI YOU, I’M ASH!

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I have an undiagnosed unhealthy obsession with dogs. 

I own 27 pairs of Converse shoes. 

Yarra Valley wedding photography is my jam.

’70s disco music is also my jam and I’ll happily show you my moves. 

I go to the cinema at least once a week (twice when there is a dog movie on).

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I love puzzles and escape rooms.

Wildly in love? Obsessed with dogs? I’m happy-dancing because we’re going to be the next best thing, a killer trio. We haven’t met yet, but I volunteer as tribute to be the third-wheelin’ picture taker on your super-duper special day.

Don’t you worry, being the keen bean that I am, I’ll commit 100000% to making your wedding the most joyous, beautiful and hilarious experience possible. That’s my promise to you.

Here for you and all the good vibes, we’ll make you shine. If you’re feelin’ it as much as I am and ready to say ‘I do’ to my camera magic, chat me up! I can’t wait to talk sh*t over Zoom (because, you know, 2020…ammiright?!)

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Meet your wedding photographer and future BFF

When I’m not photographing people and life’s special moments, you’ll find me hanging out and going on tree-sniffin’ adventures with my four-legged children, Ollie and Oscar. Yes, I’m one of those unapologetically “crazy” dog mums. Sorry not sorry.

With 37 converse shoes and counting, I love puzzles, escape rooms and weekly trips to the cinemas. If there’s ‘70s disco music, you’ll have to drag me off the dance floor. Mumma Mia or Rocketman? May the odds be forever in your favour.

When I laugh really hard, a demonic growl tends to escape. Exorcist-style, but cuter…(much worse).

So that's pretty much me in a nutshell. No matter who and where we are, we’re all souls wandering this beautiful earth, with a different story to share. No tale is one and the same. And that’s why I LOVE documenting love stories (and hopefully yours too!).

Silver-white winters that melt into springs, these are a few of my favourite things…lalala

MY FAVOURITE THINGS

I’m all about capturing authentic snapshots of life in an organic and natural way. Chasing the real moments, not awkwardly-posed portraits that make you feel uncomfortable and look, uh, constipated. My approach to shooting is like a
documentary; I want to get to know you in the lead up to The Big Day, so I can get in amongst the the real people behind the formalities.

Together, we’ll create a perfect space for pure photographic magic to occur. Shooting all the little details and subtle in-between moments, so you can forget the world and bask in your loved-up day.

And I’ll be honest. I want to be waaaay more than just your photographer, my dream is for us to become instant BFFs. Forever and always.

No one likes being a square, so I'll be there.

BEHIND THE LENS

P.S. When camera duties are done and dusted, I’ll be shredding that dancefloor like grated cheese. Till I’m melted.

I’m all about you and your love story. All the loved-up moments that play out through your day, big and small, I’ll be your documenting eyes (not in a creepy way).  Don’t sweat the weather, last-minute switch-ups, things running late, family meltdowns, stressed out mothers or nervous fathers; I promise everything will be fine in the end – if all else fails, YOLO.

The tear-wiping, nerve-calming sidekick you need, I’ll be there from first touches of make-up in the early hours to being by your side as the day blurs by in a whirlwind of joy, before finishing the night by terrorising everyone on the dancefloor.

Whatever happens, I’ll be right there, cheering you on. From the moment we say our first ‘hello’, we’ll keep it super chill and comfy. Capturing the genuine sparks, teasing, big belly laughs, soft subtle touches, the awkward and the fun, you and your soulmate can be 100% yourselves in front of the camera.

I’m not judgin’ so who cares what anyone else thinks? You’re all that matters.

Your love, your authenticity, that’s what ignites my creativity.

WHAT INSPIRES ME

I'm super relaxed in all communications and interactions, ensuring my approach and shooting style reflects who you are and how things actually feel in that very moment. It’s not about me, or my photos, or getting Insta-worthy snaps (although trust me, they will be). These are your memories, not mine. Your day, your call.

While you steal kisses and whisper sweet nothings, my focus is solely on creating a beautiful collection of memories that you’ll cherish till your last breath.

Don’t fret about being awkward in front of the camera, I’ll gently guide you if you’re freaking out. As your third wheel, I won’t just creep around in the shadows. Right in on the action, getting to know your family and friends, we’ll team up to celebrate your epic romance and ALL THE FEELS.

Quality over quantity, memories that are everlasting in value

My Ethos aka
my approach

We’re going to have a good time right from your first inquiry. There will be laughter, I promise you. And by the time the big day arrives, that ‘awkward in front of the camera’ feeling is nowhere to be found. Nine out of ten couples mention they ‘hate having our photo taken’. Unless you’re a professional model, I think we can all sympathise with this a little.

At the end of the day (or night, in the case of most weddings!), having your photos taken doesn’t have to suck or be awkward in any way whatsoever. Trust me - I will not only make sure that you look great but also that you have a damn good time in the process.

"It was like hanging out with an old friend!"

my philosophy

2018 Runner Up, Best Victorian Wedding Photographer of the year

2019 WINNER, Best Victorian Wedding Photographer of the year

2017 to present, best dog mum in the universe*

Award Winning

* awarded by myself, and my dogs. It totally counts.

Saleste and Matt, Melbourne VIC

'We were very impressed with how she navigated so many humans with her ability to command a space/group with such care and some cheeky comedy.'

Julia And Lauren, Melbourne VIC

"Ash was the ideal mix of relaxed and organised in the lead up to our day, which we really appreciated when we needed a bit of a guide. She managed to perfectly capture each special moment and was a pleasure to share our favourite day. "

Al l and Ryan, Albury NSW

'The easiest and best choice we made for our wedding day was getting Ash to be our photographer. She is genuine, professional, passionate, the hardest worker and obviously and incredible photographer – PLUS SHE LOVES DOGS!'

Angus and Sabrina, Blue Mountains NSW

'This shoot made it easy for us to connect as a couple. It felt so natural and easy, and Ash made us feel so comfortable and we had a blast! It felt like we were hanging out with an old mate!'

Kim and Hayley, Flinders VIC

'Ash is a MAGICIAN at letting you feel the moment, and capturing it perfectly. She is a genuinely gorgeous human who you can't help but feel comfortable around. She's also insane at photographing dogs.'

HEART WARMING WORDS FROM MY COUPLES

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