"Ashley was both present and somehow invisible all at once. How we ended up with hundreds of photos capturing every emotion and detail we will never understand." — Lisa & Matt
"Ashley’s beautiful photos deserve to be in print and not just sitting on a hard dive. This album is hands down the best memento we have of our wedding day." — Trisha & Greg
"Her care and attention to quality is unmatched and her thoughtfulness was incredible. I mean it when I say that Ashley is the best." — Annie & Ryan
"Ashley is like a sweet friend that you want to be there with you celebrating the happiest day of your life, with the added talent of being able to preserve your memories in beautiful form." — Sara & Mike
"Her style is easy, artsy, and simply beautiful." — Katrina & Micah
"Ashley captures so much joy and emotion her in photographs that just by looking at the photos, you are instantly taken back and can feel everything you were feeling then.” — Catelyn & Bryan
" For the first time in my life, I actually loved photos of myself. That was all thanks to Ashley." — Jamie & Sam
TRISHA + GREG
“We are absolutely thrilled with our wedding photos!! Ashley and her team did an amazing job capturing all the little details of our wedding, including the emotions on our guests’ faces! They also somehow have the incredible ability to make traditional posed family portraits look alive and breezy. Every single shot is a work of art, and everyone I share the photos with is amazed that wedding photos can look so good.
We felt right at home in front of the camera. Ashley knows all the best and beautiful locations for shooting in the Chicago area, and she is an expert at getting fun, natural poses out of her subjects. I loved how much our personalities came through in the photos!
We purchased an album from Ashley after the wedding, and it is so luxe and gorgeous. Ashley’s beautiful photos deserve to be in print and not just sitting on a hard dive. This album is hands down the best memento we have of our wedding day.”
ANNIE + RYAN
“From the moment we met with Ashley – we knew we wanted to work with her. We met with several photographers in the Chicagoland area, but nobody came close. We felt immediately drawn to her romantic, candid and very personal style – we knew without a doubt that she would be able to capture exactly what we were looking for. A photographer is such an important part of the wedding – they are there for every moment, from the intimate moments of getting ready to the moment you say I do. It was important to us that our photographer be someone we felt comfortable with and someone with whom we knew would take good care of our friends and family. Ashley was all that and more. Many people commented on how wonderful she was and how comfortable they felt with her around – as did we. The pictures themselves were absolutely stunningly beautiful. The portraits were natural and easy – capturing the emotion, joy and many laughs that made our wedding day so special. Her care and attention to quality is unmatched and her thoughtfulness was incredible. I mean it when I say that Ashley is the best. As a photographer and as a person. I could not recommend her more highly. We absolutely adore her!”
JAMIE + SAM
“If this is the only line you read, then the most important thing to know is this: if you choose to work with Ashley, you will always be so thrilled that you made the best decision! It’s hard not to instantly fall in love with her photos – her talent is so clear. But when I spoke to her for our first interview, I immediately felt like I was talking to one of my friends. It was right then that I knew she’d be our photographer and I didn’t bother to interview anyone else. Her calm demeanor made Sam and I feel so relaxed all throughout the wedding day. When the time came for her to leave, we were so sad and didn’t want her to go. That’s how much we love her! When we got our photos back, we were beside ourselves. Ashley had captured the entire day more perfectly than we could have ever imagined! Every picture transported us back to that incredible day and countless people have told us how you could really feel the emotion and love in all of them. Ashley, Sam and I will forever be grateful for you and couldn’t be happier that you are part of our story. THANK YOU!!!”
CATELYN + BRYAN
“Ashley has a knack for capturing those mic drop moments; stuff you see in magazines that you think has to be staged because it almost seems too perfect. When looking back through the gallery I found myself saying, “how did she capture this?” Or “where was she and why didn’t I see her?” Ashley and her second photographer are the most non-intrusive photographers you could ask for. Ashley encourages you to be in your element with your significant other and adapts to your style to make these somewhat fleeting moments last forever in the form of photographs. Ashley captures so much joy in emotion her in photographs that just by looking at the photos, you are instantly taken back to those moments and can actually feel everything you were feeling then.”
LINDSAY + TYLER
“Thank you all for making our engagement year and wedding weekend such a huge success. From engagement photos, boudoir, family photos, rehearsal dinner and the big day –you can do it all and were an integral part of making this chapter of our lives so memorable and fun. We will never forget the amazing contribution you made to our wedding, and we are so grateful to have your incredible team to capture it all! We will enjoy our photos for our entire lives and for generations to come. You were the BEST decision we made during wedding planning, and can’t thank you enough for making our dreams come true!”
AMY + MATT
“Hiring Artistrie to photograph our Sonoma, CA wedding was the best decision we made! I tried researching a few of the local photographers, but quickly gave up and hired Ashley knowing that we would be in good hands. We met with Ashley and Emmalee a month before the wedding to go over details, after which Ashley created a detailed wedding day itinerary for us based off of her experience and our wishes. This helped tremendously on the big day as we hit a couple of minor setbacks, but Ashley was great and kept us on track. We made up for the lost time and were still able to fit in all of our desired photos and then some! Ashley is great at posting “sneak peeks” and previews on social media, and was prompt in getting us the final product after the wedding. We are so happy with the end result. The two of them captured our wedding day perfectly, and we are lucky to have so many great photos to look at and remember our wedding by. Thank you!”
DOMINIQUE + ALAN
“Don’t think twice, hire Ashley as your photographer!
I found Ashley on instagram and drooled over her portfolio. We absolutely love her unique style. She has this talent of capturing every feeling from our engagement and wedding day and her photos just tell the story right and bring back tears and laugher from our big day, for that we are forever grateful.
We could not rate Ashley higher enough. Not only is she an incredible photographer, she also has a great eye for wall art selection and placing. She is creative and knowledgeable about the frames that would coordinate well with our house decor. She is very involved in the creative process and will ensure the end result is cohesive. Her father installed our wall art and was very meticulous with the placing and I appreciate small details like that. Worth every penny!!!”
SARA + MIKE
“Of all of the decisions I made while planning our wedding, hiring Ashley was by far the best one! Four years after our wedding, I am still asked for her name by my recently engaged friends, and I could not be happier to recommend her. From planning our engagement shoot to receiving our gorgeous images shortly after our big day, Ashley was a pleasure to work with, fun, and easy-going. She played a huge role in helping me to put together a timeline for our day that made it possible to capture all of the most special moments. Every time I look through our images, I think to myself that I can’t believe she caught so many moments, because she was so unobtrusive. Ashley is like a sweet friend that you want to be there with you celebrating the happiest day of your life, with the added talent of being able to preserve your memories in beautiful form. This is valuable! I have had the opportunity to work with her on many occasions, and she has been just as amazing as that first time I worked with her! I am so grateful to Ashley for preserving so many special memories for me over the years!”
JORI + CHRIS
“Ashley and her team are one of a kind! They are extremely personable, responsive and flexible in their work and willingness to listen to and please their customers. The work that is put in before the actual wedding day is what makes Ashley’s work so flawless- she makes multiple plans in case of bad weather and is great at making suggestions for first look, portrait shots, and type of photos you are looking for.
Ashley goes above and beyond the expectation and is extremely fun to be around (which is a positive since you spend 8+ hours with her on your wedding day). Lastly, the photos that Ashley takes are beautiful and truly a work of art. I am lucky to have so many amazing images from my wedding day to display within my home.”
ERIN + MATT
“The first time I met Ashley, I was immediately drawn to how friendly and professional she was. I was a bridesmaid in my best friend’s wedding and I was so impressed with how well Ashley took the lead throughout the whole day. After that day, I told EVERYONE I knew who was engaged that the first thing they needed to do was book Ashley. When it came time for me to plan my own wedding, she was the first phone call I made after getting engaged. I knew that my big day would not be complete without her there capturing it all!
The day of our wedding was so much more enjoyable because I did not need to worry at all about how my pictures would turn out. I knew that they were in the BEST hands. A few short weeks later, when we got our preview, I fell in love with Ashley all over again. This time, seeing me and my husband captured in the most natural, soft, and pretty light we’ve ever been.
The dress gets stained, the food gets cold, the invites get tossed… but the pictures last FOREVER. That is why, without a doubt, I would recommend Artistrie Co. for your wedding photography needs!”
ALYSSA + STEVE
“Hiring Ashley was the first wedding-related decision we made, and we are over the moon with our experience. Pictures were SUPER important to me, and Ashley got that right away. At our very first meeting we talked through everything from engagement photo locations, a timeline for the day of the wedding, what to do if it rained. Ashley left no stone un-turned. By the time I left not only did I feel like we had found the PERFECT photographer, but I felt better about how the wedding day itself was going to flow.
Ashley and Emmalee were total professionals, a lot of fun, and just got everything right. I cant thank them enough for all the time and energy they put into making sure photos that day went smoothly. I even got a sneak peak of some gorgeous photos the very next morning! Needless to say they were stunning, and I am on the edge of my seat to see the rest. Thank you so much Ashley, for capturing the most important day of our lives thus far.”
KATRINA + MICAH
“After years of oogling Ashley’s incredible wedding photography, choosing her for our engagement and wedding was a no-brainer. Her style is easy, artsy, and simply beautiful. She has such a unique way of making you feel like yourselves in front of the camera and of capturing each couple’s unique personality and style.
What we particularly loved about Ashley was her professionalism and clear communication from the first time we spoke on the phone to discuss our photography needs, to her helpfulness in ordering prints. She was perfectly adaptable throughout our long wedding day, changing from a calm, sweet demeanor with us during our first look to fun and silly with our wedding party, to organized and direct with our family (much-needed) during our large family photos. And each picture is just gorgeous!
In reflecting on our wedding, we hands-down know that choosing Ashley to be our photographer was the best decision we made (other than deciding to marry each other, of course!) Thanks, Ashley! We love you!!”
LISA + MATT
“From the moment that we booked Ashley, she immediately became someone that we didn’t have to think or worry about. That in itself was priceless to the both of us. From planning her travels to capturing every minute of our day, Ashley and Emmalee, were both present and somehow invisible all at once. How we ended up with hundreds of photos capturing every emotion and detail we will never understand.
In short, the photographs of our wedding are our most prominent memories that are so very important for us to share between ourselves and others for the rest of our lives. It truly was the care, kindness, and love that Ashley poured into the entire experience of a wedding that makes the difference. The time, commitment, and experience that Ashley provided calmed our nerves, injected fun and silliness, and provided BEAUTIFUL pictures we will share for the rest of our lives. If you’re considering Ashley as your photographer, no reason is a good enough reason to have second thoughts. This will be the best decision you make throughout wedding planning!”
LIZ + JOHN
“I can’t say enough good things about working with Ashley. I reached out to a friend who had previously worked with her for her wedding (whose pictures I loved!) and asked about the experience; Erin told me it was the best wedding decision she made. I didn’t need to look anything further and working with Ashley didn’t disappoint. She guided us through the day of timeline, answered every reception lighting question I had, and walked up at least 7 flights of stairs when our hotel elevator was out of service on the day of the wedding… with heavy camera equipment in tow. Her biggest impact might have been that she convinced me to do a first look- we had a tight timeline between our ceremony and the sunset in late November. The pictures she captured during the first look are some of my favorite, so I cannot thank her enough for that guidance. Additionally Ashley composed an album for my parents and for us- I know we’ll be looking at it for years! You will be THRILLED with your pictures and have immediate peace of mind if you decide to work with Ashley.”