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Hi, I'm Ashley! In 2013, I was an aesthetician who had a knack for using my Canon Rebel T3 to take personal photos of my life and friends. That hobby slowly bloomed into a small photography business, and that year, I took my first ever second-shooting gig at a wedding. Eight years later, my passion for documenting life's most precious moments and inspiring others to pursue their dreams has been my driving force as a seasoned business owner.

I live in the good old heart of Virginia with my Daughter Reagan, and our Yorkie Terrier, Daisy. I love being by the water whenever possible, and I'm the first to volunteer if there's water-skiing or wake-boarding involved. I'm passionate about spreading positivity, eating taco bell (or any Mexican food, really), and making an impact. When I'm not wearing my mom hat, there's a good chance I'm busy talking astrology with friends, aligning my chakras, giving back to local charities, or jamming out to country music during an intense editing session.

My photography style is bold, colorful, and timeless. I'm a sucker for black & white photos and often feel they're best-fit for candid moments that exude emotion. I strive to capture my clients at their "ultimate happy" by creating a genuine and natural experience behind my lens. I enjoy encapsulating small details, raw emotions, and unique connections. My clients will tell you- I'm an extremely organized type-a personality, and I like to run a tight ship (must be the Virgo in me). You can always count on me to arrive early and ready to provide clear direction during a shoot. We will laugh, we will play, and we will likely become friends and grab food afterward. That's my thing; cultivating life-long relationships by turning clients into friendships. I'm a firm believer in pouring love into the people who support my goals and dreams, so don't be surprised when you receive a random text of encouragement, a 'thank you' package in the mail, or a personalized holiday card from my family to yours. Once we've worked together, we're in this thing for life, baby!

Do I sound like the perfect photographer for you? Do you want to follow along and support my journey as a "mompreneur"? Contact my website and find me on social media! I'd love to connect.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$3,200

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$4,495

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Jessica G. Married on 10/17/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Ashley Dorton Photography

Ashley is a wonderful photographer, dedicated to capturing all major life moments. I鈥檝e known Ashley for 20 years, and remember her as a young girl capturing beautiful details behind the lens of her camera. I鈥檝e had the pleasure of having her take our family photos several times- since beginning her dream and locally owned business several years ago. She has a boundless amount of energy, passion, and dedication to making your creative vibe come to life. You won鈥檛 go wrong trusting her with the magical moments you will hold close to your heart for years to come.
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Nina B. Married on 10/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

I would definitely recommend!

I follow several photographers on Facebook and Instagram and Ashley鈥檚 work is top notch. I loved working with her. She caught our whole wedding from start to finish perfectly. Went for a hike with us for our engagement pictures. I could not ask for a better photographer for our special day.
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Karri Married on 05/01/2021
5 out of 5 rating

She was very friendly and exciting to work with!

Ashley is a sweet lady and captured all of our special moments on our big day! She is amazing at what she does and i can鈥檛 wait to work with her again!
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Ashley Dorton Photography frequently asked questions

Ashley Dorton Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
Ashley Dorton Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Add'l Hours
  • Boudoir Shoot
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
Ashley Dorton Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Natural
  • Traditional
Ashley Dorton Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Boudoir Shoot
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Wedding Portraits
Ashley Dorton Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards
Ashley Dorton Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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