For couples who want the documentary feel of visual anthropology, who love color & energy, & who are unique and want their uniqueness captured in their wedding images, Wide Eyed Studios is the photographer for them. Weddings are about who you are, not some romantic ideal, & that is what we capture in our photography.
Wide Eyed Studios is based out of Philadelphia but offers professional photography around the world. With over a decade of full time, professional experience, owner & founder Ashley Smith seeks to tell the unique story of each couple she serves, through warm, vibrant, lively, & personal images. The emotions of the moment will be apparent in every picture she captures. She specializes in life event photography, including weddings & engagements, and also theatre, family, boudoir, and more.
"See Your World Through My Eyes"
As a trained photojournalist and anthropologist, Ashley specializes in documentary and natural styles of photography. This means she specializing in capturing quick, off-the-cuff moments rather than posed and choreographed traditional wedding photography. That said, each wedding package is customized to ensure couples receive the photography services that best suits their needs. In addition to wedding day photography, Ashley also offers boudoir, engagement, rehearsal coverage, day-after portraits, and trash-the-dress photography sessions and delivers high-quality downloads available anytime on SmugMug and short 5-10 minute videos to share your wedding day story with friends & family on YouTube.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Jennifer · Married on 10/22/2017
In Ashley from Wide Eyed Studios, I feel like I found a hidden treasure Most of the wedding vendors for my wedding (who were all wonderful) seemed to know each other already. But Ashley was new (to this group at least). I looked at many many photographers before I chose her. And I can truly say I felt Ashley was the best. We did an engagement shoot with her first many months ago. Although we figured we’d feel fairly self-conscious having a whole photo session just for us, it wasn’t like that at all. Ashley made us feel comfortable from the beginning which made it so much easier to act natural (and hence look natural) in our photos. The reason I chose Ashley was for her amazing eye in being able to capture ‘real’ expressions, not staged ones. My husband usually looks uncomfortable in photos and he’d be the first to say he doesn’t like his picture being taken. And yet she was able to capture his true smile and laughter which I love so much to see. My mother-in-law’s exact words, upon seeing the pictures, were “THESE ARE FANTASTIC! What you feel for each other comes through SO strongly. I couldn’t be happier”. Ashley also has such an artistic eye for turning ordinary backgrounds into beautiful landscapes (both with lighting and with her unique eye to see what someone else would not). At the wedding itself, although we did do posed photos with family first, the rest of the time she blended into the background, capturing moments that I cannot wait to see I highly highly recommend Ashley. She is amazing.Sent on 12/24/2017
Erin · Married on 11/10/2018
Ashley did the photography for my brothers wedding and not only did we adore her product (absolutely gorgeous photos) but we also fell in love with Ashley herself. So was so nice throughout that whole process. So we were already sold and knew we wanted to utilize her as well. Could not be happier. She was so easy to work with. On the day of the wedding she was an absolute joy and we felt so comfortable saying what we wanted and didn't want . So receptive. and per usual her work is absolutely phenomenal. Blow away by the photos.Sent on 11/18/2018
Letizia Mastrantoni · Married on 11/09/2018
Ashley was the best photographer I have had the opportunity to work with. She was gracious yet straightforward. She knew what her clients wanted and made sure it happened. The photographs came out absolutely stunning. Highly recommend and as an added bonus, she travels!Sent on 01/03/2019
Wide Eyed Studios Price Rates
Book a wedding package of $2500+ with Wide Eyed Studios before the end of the year and get a free one-hour pre or post Wedding Portrait Session. You can use your session for engagement photos, day-after portraits, bridal boudoir, or anything you'd like, contingent on availability.
This offer is only good for clients where a contract has been signed and the initial deposit has been paid between August 22nd, 2019 and Dec. 31st, 2019.
Ashley of Wide Eyed Studios was so great to work with! I recommend her all the time.