Apaige Photography

Apaige Photography

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My name is Ashley Young, although I like being called Paige (middle name).
I consider myself an artist, more so than a ‘wedding photographer,’ because I like to create and really make connections with people.
My photography style is one that reflects the personalities of who I am photographing. I don’t necessarily like ‘making up’ a day, as I do storytelling about that day.

My photography is a variety of posed imagery, lifestyle imagery (unposed), fine art based images, and quirky moments that hopefully my clients remember more than any of the above styles I offer.

My workflow is one that is not heavily edited, although sometimes I like to play around with more fine art based photography. This means that I will not alter your body when I edit your images. I love how you look, and I think you should too. I do edit out the occasional zit when I find it necessary, but I won’t alter a body to reflect a body that does not exist. I think our world needs to slow down and find acceptance in people, and altering body types is a way to go against that mindset, as well as make the unattainable body ‘ideal’ even more unattainable… and to be honest I want my clients to look at their images knowing they are beautiful in every way, and they exist.


I have been photographing since I was 16.
I interned with a studio photographer for 2 years from 16-18.
Went to Lake Michigan Community College from 18-20 – where I studied Film photography, and received my associates in Art.
I studied at Grand Valley State University from 20-23, and graduated with a Bachelors degree in both Advertising and Photography, and received an Associates in Business.
I took two years off school and photographed on the side, while working at a full time real-estate office, where I photographed and managed social media, website and other online ‘things.’
But I got bored.
So in Fall of 2015 I went back to school at Kendall College Art and Design and started my Double Masters, one being in Fine Art Photography (MFA), and the other being in Visual and Critical Studies (MA).
Cool story, I started to adjunct teach at Grand Valley State University and Kendall College of Art and Design because of it – so occasionally I teach Black and White Film along with Introductory Digital Photography.
I will be done with school May of 2018, and hopefully I don’t get the urge to get my PhD in Visual and Critical Studies, although I really love learning.


Categories: Wedding Photographer

Regions serviced: Grand Rapids

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Paige is an amazing photographer! My fiancé, Zach, and I just had our engagement photos with her and it was so much fun! She really cares about your experience and guides you along the way. She has a great eye for choosing spots to shoot photos and she likes to include artistic ones. When it comes to choosing a photographer you cannot go wrong with this girl!
Thank you for the spectacular photos Paige! We are excited to do it all again on our wedding day!

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Profile Picture Liz, 8/17/18, 1 Review
Category: Photography

If you are looking for a quality experience with the kindest individuals you will ever meet, Apaige Photography is your go-to! Ashley is artistic, affordable (as she customizes her packages!), and genuinely interested in making your day special. You will ne missing out if you don't go with her!

Profile Picture Lauren, 8/11/17, 1 Review
Category: Photography

I made an account only to tell other people how great Paige is because I cannot recommend a better person for the job. She was THE best decision that we made for our wedding. Beyond checking all the professionalism boxes—quick to respond and obviously talented—her personality and infectious enthusiasm far exceed anything we could've asked for in a photographer. She instantly made us feel so comfortable despite it being the first time she had shot us, and it makes a huge difference to be so at ease with the person who's capturing your entire day.
Both her and her second, Jenna, won over my family and friends (I think we all want to be best friends with them) and little moments like Jenna fixing my hair before a shot are the things I most appreciate. Paige even scooted across a dirty bench for me to make sure nothing got on my dress before I sat – if that isn't the best qualitative measure of dedication, I don't know what is.

Profile Picture Rebecca, 5/27/17, 1 Review
Category: Photography
Services Used: Digital Files, Second Shooter, High-Res Images, Multi. Locations

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