A purity of color and light. Love and revelation. A decade of experience. Now booking 2022.
Fantail Photography is a 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!).
82 Reviews for Fantail Photography
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Jill · Married on 07/12/2019
She’s like a Ninja in a party dress
Ashley Black of Fantail Photography is a talented photographer, accommodating, and delightful to work with. I’m recommending her to everyone I know getting married.
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.Sent on 08/06/2019
Fantail Photography's reply:Jill -- This review just always leaves me smiling! I am HONORED to be your Ninja In A Party Dress Photographer. I need to put it on my cards. Hope you and Mark are enjoying the married life! -Ashley
Melissa F. · Getting married on 03/03/2023
Such a fun team of photographers to work with!
Our wedding was initially planned for 3/28/20 but was postponed to 3/27/21 due to the pandemic. At the beginning of our planning process, we thought we had already decided on a photographer until we met Ashley and Joe at a wedding expo. As soon as we finished talking with them, we knew we had found the perfect photographers for our wedding day! Ashely went above and beyond to help us map out all of our wedding photo locations. She even drove all the way to Cape May, NJ a year prior to our original date to do a walk through and assess the lighting and where the best shots could be taken. We had such a fun time and felt so comfortable with her. She has such a positive attitude and was genuinely excited to celebrate our wedding with us. She put us at ease when we had to postpone our wedding by a year and encouraged us throughout the re-planning process. On our wedding day, Ashley and Joe were so incredible to work with, our bridal party members all said that they want them to shoot their weddings now! They listened to all of our suggestions for specific shots we had imagined and were so flexible with us. Their energy added so much to our wedding day and we could feel that they were there celebrating along with us, not just lurking behind the scenes. Not to mention how AMAZING our photos turned out! Ashley and Joe truly captured the ethereal/beachy vibe we were going for during the day, and the elegant/vintage feel we were going for at the reception. I also love that Fantail does a wedding preview of a few great photos the day after the wedding. Most people have to wait weeks (or months) to see their wedding photos, but we were able to see some of our beautiful pictures the next day. If you're looking for photographers with great personalities who truly love what they do (and are super fun to have around on your wedding day), definitely book Fantail!Sent on 04/08/2021
Arsany · Getting married on 07/01/2021
We booked Fantail Photography for our proposal and could not have been happier with the results! The pictures looked phenomenal, and Ashley was super sweet, patient, professional, and very fun to work with! Her response time to messages and phone calls was super quick, and I received all the photos less than 24 hours after I proposed! I would recommend Ashley to anyone and everyone who would like to propose to their significant other!Sent on 01/09/2021
Fantail Photography's reply:I had SO MUCH FUN with you guys -- from finding the perfect holiday lights in the dark to chatting about your Orthodox traditions. Congrats again on the engagement! I know your wedding will be such a blast with that crazy fam!
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