It's not traditional. It's not posed. It's not staged. It thrives on movement, connection, emotion, and capturing not just the big, epic moments, but the small, quiet ones too. So if you're down for climbing mountains, hoppin' over streams, frolicking in wide open fields, and dancing barefoot at sunset with your boo then it sounds like you are in need of a professional third wheel and lucky for you, I happen to know a girl. ;)

my style and approach is far from ordinary... 

When I am not out frolicking, adventuring, and dancing on mountain tops with my crazy, amazing couples... you can likely find me somewhere outdoors, wrangling my two sweet babies, snowboarding with the hubs, grabbing a beer with friends, or in the Chick Fil A drive thru for the 3rd time this week (that mac-n-cheese though).

I am a couples and wedding photographer cozied up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC.

hiiiii fam,
i'm ashley!

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COUPLES

WEDDINGS

kindest words from the sweetest people

-Madison

"Ashley was hands down one of the best parts of our wedding day! From the schedule she sent us way ahead of time, to the way she was able to wrangle our 20-person-deep bridal party for great pictures. She made the day 100 times more seamless. When we look back on our pictures we can't believe she captured every single emotion so well! There is no doubt in our minds that we will rely on Ashley to capture every big moment that is to come!"

-JAKE

"Katie & I could go on for days about how wonderful Ashley is as a photographer but honestly, there’s no words that could ever express how grateful we are for her! Not only is her communication excellent (during the entire process, start to finish) but we’ve also never been so pleased with pictures before in our life. She has a natural talent when it comes to capturing these moments and for making her clients feel comfortable along the way. Not only have we found our lifelong photographer, but we’ve also made a lifelong friend in her and that’s something that can be extremely difficult to find in a wedding vendor. 10/10 book with Ashley, you‘d be crazy not to!"

-jONNY

"Ashley is one like no other! My wife and I had her for our engagement pictures and knew instantly that she was the one for us for our wedding day. She’s personal, fun, comfortable, outgoing, and always willing to make things work no matter the circumstance. Basically every girls best friend. After our wedding, we got the preview gallery the next day! THE NEXT DAY! Sitting there decompressing from the wedding the day before, we were there crying and feeling all the emotions and moments that Ashley had captured. We felt that in her pictures! The phrase “a picture means a thousand words” had never felt more real than in that moment."

-aLY

"I have never felt more comfortable with a photographer. Ashley is beautiful, kind, patient, goofy and all around amazing. She has so much fun while doing what she loves. I can’t wait to have her by my side, capturing our favorite moments on our wedding day! If you can’t make up your mind, take my advice and hire her!"

-jEN

"My fiance and I LOVE Ashley. When we were looking for a wedding photographer, we were incredibly picky and were focused on finding someone who would make us feel comfortable. Ashley had amazing communication with us from the very start, and during the shoot she made it so fun and easy. It truly felt like a date night with the two of us and not one second of it felt awkward. Her photos are beautiful and she captured our relationship so perfectly."

-joe

"Ashley Olson is the absolute BEST person to work with and her photos are INCREDIBLE! Our entire experience with Ashley was fantastic from start to finish. Even though we live up in Maryland, Ashley was very easy to communicate with and easily adapted to unexpected circumstances to keep the entire process running smoothly. Ashley makes each session fun and completely tailored the experience to match our personalities, making it very meaningful and enjoyable. And I cannot say enough how amazing her photos are! My wife and I have received a huge amount of feedback about how great both our engagement and wedding photos look, and that is entirely due to Ashley's exceptional talent and ability! I cannot recommend Ashley highly enough! Her photography is without a doubt the best wedding investment we made."