EXPERIENCE

what to expect

First time, huh? Daunting, isn’t it! You should know what you’re getting yourself into. Before diving hand-in-hand into the deep end, let’s make sure we’re good swimming buddies (matching costumes, synchronised flips, etc.). I want your experience with me to line up precisely with your expectations, so let’s get on the same page from the get-go!

‘She felt more like an old friend than a hired photographer, and it was perfect.’

‘Ash understood our vision and style from the very beginning.’

- Sarah and James

- Ashley and Dani

- Jack and Georgie


‘We actually planned our wedding date around her availability because photos were SO important to me and I wanted the best of the best!

She puts so much into her work, getting to know the couple, their vision for the day AND their doggos, most importantly.’


PAST WEDDING experiences

Things ash says during a shoot
vs
what SHE actually meanS

‘OMG Staaaaaahp’ 

‘did we just become best friends’

‘Ohhhh yeah!’ 

‘Trust me, it’s worth it’ 

‘This is the last one’


Ash - ism's

Don’t stop, you are nailing it

we are the same

That looked so good

It's a bit of a hike

It is not the last one

‘OMG Staaaaaahp’ 
Don’t stop, you are nailing it

‘did we just become best friends’
we are the same

‘Ohhhh yeah!’ 
That looked so good

‘Trust me, it’s worth it’ 
It's a bit of a hike

‘This is the last one’
It is not the last one


We are all different, with  DIVERGENT stories to tell

I'm super relaxed in all communications and interactions, ensuring my approach and shooting style is a reflection of who you are and how things actually felt 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. Trust me when I say, I care so much about that. My ethos is driven by quality over quantity, so we can focus 100% on creating a beautiful collection of memories that are everlasting in value.

Once I’m in, I’M ALL IN, BABY! I’ve learned that this method is preferable by doing the exact opposite way for the last three years, shooting on average, over 80 weddings per year. It sounds incredible (and it truly was in some ways), but it also had the nasty side-effect of turning me into an unhealthy, obsessive workaholic. 

Overbooking myself isn’t fair to my couples (or my dogs). In the end, I don't want to be physically and creatively exhausted, like a sack of flesh blobbing around, that is mentally non existent. Okay, that was a bit grim, but it's honestly how I can feel when I'm overcommitted. By taking on fewer weddings, I have more time to invest in my education and skills, as well as your relationship. All of this means that when it comes to the big day, I can give you the best of me and my photography.

I have an adaptive style

I'm here to assist

I achieve my best work when I think of a couple as friends. Some of my past brides, grooms and even guests (big shout out to you, Em!) remain some of my best pals for years after the actual wedding.

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.

Nine out of ten  couples can be found exclaiming how much fun it was and attempting to cajole me into taking a few more snaps (I usually cave, unless I’m already going nuclear on the dancefloor). Don’t believe me? Check out my previous reviews! 


the process

Speaking of ‘the process’, my role is to create an atmosphere of comfort for these moments to happen and to capture it effortlessly and creatively. The LOUD moments, The quiet moments, The unscripted moments. The discrete, hidden moments and the joyous, ebullient moments.

enjoyable experience

So, you probably have more than a few preconceived notions and ‘helpful’ opinions, tips and advice regarding your wedding. They can all go in the special filing cabinet marked TRASH. Everyone will have something to say, but you need to do your wedding the way you want it done. It has to be unique to you. So try and ignore the white noise and remember - we’re all here to encourage each other!

I’ve been to more than a few weddings over the years (translation: hundreds and hundreds). In that time I’ve acquired a fair amount of expertise. The do’s and don'ts, how to plan, prepare, save cash, and ultimately how to get the most out of your wedding photos. 

I’ve crafted a wedding guide that distills all the knowledge I’ve acquired into one handy document. I hope that by sharing it with you, I can help your planning process (I know how intimidating it can seem). Rest assured, I’ll be on call to make sure the photographic element of your wedding is a horizontally-relaxed experience.

ASH IS AN AMAZING PERSON WITH UNRIVALLED TALENT. HER ABILITY TO CAPTURE BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS SEAMLESSLY AND UNKNOWINGLY IS VERY IMPRESSIVE. EACH PHOTO NOT ONLY CAPTURED WHAT HAPPENED, BUT SOMEHOW DID SO IN A WAY THAT REMINDED US ABOUT THE ATMOSPHERE AND EMOTION AT THE TIME.

Melissa and Jonathan

FROM THE MOMENT WE MET ASH WE KNEW SHE WAS THE ONE FOR US AND BY THE TIME OUR DAY ROLLED AROUND WE FELT AS THOUGH WE WERE ALREADY FRIENDS- SO MUCH SO THAT OUR GUESTS BELIEVED HER TO BE FRIEND COME PHOTOGRAPHER RATHER THAN THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

Ash and dani

Ashleigh Haase is an absolute guru with the camera AND with people! I don't know how, but somehow she was everywhere. She captured every important moment at the most perfect times. She managed to calm us and had us laughing. she is just a really, really great person. Our photos were amazing.

Rob and Gloria

I find it hard to put into words how perfect she was, she literally blew us away. Ash took the time to understand what we wanted from the day and how we wanted it portrayed in our photos, and she absolutely nailed it. Ash was super fun and my bridal party and family adored her!

Sarah and Jim

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