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Fantail Photography is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based wedding boutique photography studio focused solely on YOUR satisfaction. Its owner and photographer, Ashley Black, founded it to be a five-star experience for five-star couples. She has hundreds of weddings under her belt and will work side-by-side with you every step of the way, from initial consultation to the delivery of your amazing photos and beyond. Her vast wedding experience and gregarious, charismatic personality will leave you feeling like her only client, and you and your guests will rave about her on the big day!
AND, she's super local, making her home in the amazing small town of Kennett Square, PA, smack in the middle of southeastern PA's wedding county. She has shot at nearly all of the area's best wedding venues, too, so whatever your Philly, Southeastern PA, New Jersey, Delaware, or Maryland wedding looks like -- from casual family farm to fun beach to upscale mansion and everything in between -- her experience and enthusiasm will be a perfect match for it! Reach out today to schedule a consult over beer or coffee so you can get to know her, and she can geek out with you over your big day!
Oh, and PS. She is also a major nerd. Her daughter is named after a flower from Lord of the Rings, and she weekly plays Dungeons and Dragons with her best friends (including Joe, her second photographer!).
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She’s like a Ninja in a party dress
To quote my husband who is a videographer, “she’s like a ninja!” She manages to be everywhere she needs to be for a perfect shot without being seen. In a video of our ceremony, we see the top of her head by the front row of guests for a moment. Then she ducks out of sight and soon pops up at the opposite end of the aisle snapping more photos. I assume she pulled a duck and run move; it was fast.
Ashley and her assistant Joe were so much fun to work with but also professional. They’re organized, energetic, love to dance, and showed up ready to work and make our day special.
My father-in-law commented that compared to other wedding photographers, they were very organized and efficient. I was worried we had too many family portraits but we finished them rather quickly. She’s also great with kids. Ashley had our two-year-old nephew (and everyone) attentive and smiling in each portrait shot.
The photos we have so far are amazing. Per contract she posted a preview on Facebook the night of our wedding and emailed me more the next day. I can’t wait to see all the rest.
I encourage you to contact Ashley if you like Fantail’s style; even if you just like one photo. She’s very responsive, open to your ideas, and offers flexible packages.
Super talented and likeable—-could you ask for more?!
I could not have asked for a better wedding photographer. Words can't even express how wonderful Ashley and Joe were! My mom was a bit difficult with the wedding to say the least. Ashley changed our schedule last minute to please my mom and make sure I was not stressed. She captured our engagement photos and our wedding photos. She was nonintrusive, but really captured the feeling of the wedding and some beautiful candids. I haven't even gotten all the pictures back yet (just the sneak peek) and I'm head over heels IN LOVE with every single one. I usually HATE photos of myself, but she made me feel BEAUTIFUL. She is fun to work with, made me feel comfortable, and really just made the whole thing run so smoothly. She KNOWS what she is doing and captured some GORGEOUS shots. She even did a first touch with us which was just ADORABLE and her idea because we didn't want to do a first look. All other photographers gave us SO much trouble about that and how we weren't going to be able to get all our photos done in time. Ashley swept us right up, took all the photos after the wedding, and even had us back for the end of our cocktail hour. I could not have picked a better photographer! I will be going back to her when I have a kid FOR SURE! Read Less
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Reviewed On 3/27/2023 by Maria G
The best! Ashley was so easy to work with and really embraced our vision…especially with pictures at Lincoln Financial Field. We had the best wedding day! Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 12/02/2022 by Marissa T
Ashley was so great and worked with what we wanted. We're very nontraditional and she let us have a lot of fun with the photos. And so much patience with my big family ;) Made it all so easy. Thanks so much Ashley and Joe!
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Reviewed On 10/18/2022 by Michaela Z
Words can't even express how wonderful Ashley is! She's fun, spunky and a great photographer. I'm so happy we booked her for our engagement photos and wedding. She was so easy to work with and made the whole process fun and stress free! She was...Read More
Reviewed On 10/15/2022 by Jennifer M
Ashley is amazing! My husband and I booked her for our wedding this past March and our photos came out perfect. We had appointments with other photographers but after meeting with Ashley we cancelled those appointments. I am very shy when it co...Read More
Contact Info for Fantail Photography
325 South Union Street, Kennett Square, PA | Delaware, Philadelphia and PA suburbs
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I am an intense, driven small business owner who absolutely loves my job. No, really, I do -- I want to do this for the rest of my life! Always a creative spirit, traveling the world honed my passion for my craft and founding a company based around it cemented it. To be able to support myself and my incredible, fierce daughter with it still astounds me daily. In whatever free time I can scrounge, I am a major geek. I like to play video games or Dungeons and Dragons, read comics and fantasy novels, and go to conventions. My kid is even named after a flower from the Lord of the Rings!
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She is the easiest person to work with so responsive and personable. We knew from our first phone call with her that we would get along great.
Now her talent is another level. When we saw her photos online, we obviously loved them which is why we chose her to be our photographer. Then when we received our photos, just WOW! We were just blown away! They are gorgeous! Ashley and her second shooter Joe captured every moment beautifully! As everyone says , our wedding day went by so fast. I’m so glad we have these incredible photos to help us relive the day.
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