Goodbye 2016!

To some, 2016 was a chapter they were ready to have end. For others, 2016 was an enjoyable year. I am in the latter group. Last year was full of a lot of beginnings and fun celebrations. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been through those years where the crap never seems to end, but 2016 wasn’t one of them. I’m so thankful for that!

There was a lot of transition last year, but it was definitely worth it! Two things that were kind of a big deal were GETTING MARRIED and adopting SCOUT!!! 🙂 Those two things were completely life-changing and I’m so glad they happened. They’re not always easy, but they’re always worth it! 🙂 

While I’m excited for the year ahead, it was nice to reflect back on 2016! I learned a lot and had some great new experiences! I had a blast traveling to Marlyand, California, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Georgia! 2016 was quite the adventure. 2017 has some big shoes to fill! 

Here’s a recap of last year: 


first Big Snow in our home

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-dove into wedding planning 

-went ice skating

-fell in love with Jane the Virgin 


launched my new site

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hosted boudoir minis

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fun styled shoot 

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my sweet bride and groom’s wedding was published in a magazine

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first wedding of the year in Maryland

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traveled to Philly 

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photographed my first elopement 

-Lexi Graduated



bachelorette Party

-Sam Hunt Concert 

photographed my sweet friend’s maternity session



bridal Shower


-binged on all the current The Walking Dead comics 


-we got married 

traveled to Charleston 

-enjoyed the Rio Olympics


– California for a super fun wedding and two wonderful engagement sessions! 

-visited Atlanta to see my best friend! 


photographed my last wedding 


-endured the season opener of The Walking Dead with the rest of the world


We got Scout 

-got a tattoo

-celebrated our first married Thanksgiving 

-survived the 2016 election 


-celebrated our first married Christmas 

married christmas

I’M  Ashley

a Richmond, Virginia WEDDING & PORTRAIT Photographer

I’m Virginia Ashley, but my friends just call me Ashley! I’m a wedding photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. Even though I live in RVA, I travel all over for photography, which is awesome because I LOVE to travel! I’ve been as far as California and have my passport burning a hole in my pocket!

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