Ashley Steffens & Associates
Heyo, Its Ashley!
For starters, I’m a total sap. I mean, This is Us, Parenthood, Jess & Nick’s love in New girl – it all makes my heart full. I guess you can say I’m a hopeless romantic – which is why I LOVE what I do more than I can say. Besides photography, you can find me creating pottery on a wheel, with my friends and family, snuggling my pup, falling on my face in yoga classes, Netflixing & binging on icecream sandwiches. If you can relate to any of this, I bet we’ll be pretty good friends. Honestly, what makes me tick is the people I love. I started this business to create room to live more freely & spend time with the people that mean the most to me. I am so excited to spend time with you and have the opportunity to invest in each other’s lives. I think it’s pretty neat you’re considering letting me third wheel on your big day.
Your day isn’t about the flowers, dress, decorations or venue. All of this is great & I’m sure you’ll be rockin’ that dress, but when it’s all said and done, this day is one-hundred-percent about the celebration of a connection between two souls setting off on a new adventure. To me, photography is about capturing your unique love for all of its quirks, silliness, depth and beauty. It’s about the in-between moments & smiles across the room. It’s about the human connection.
If you’ve come this far, then something must have drawn you to my work. I hope that it was the real emotion I long to capture with anyone I work with – an emotion that can only be captured through connection. Yes, I’m a professional & promise to behave like one (most of the time, at least), but I’m also a friend who lives for capturing something unique that represents a moment in time that you can look back on for years to come. Besides letting the good times role, during your portrait session we will let the editorial side of things come to life. I use prompts to evoke emotion & to provide an experience that is filled with warm-hearted memories, not just posing. On the other hand, I will also throw in some fun and funky editorial styled poses for you to give you some of those one of a kind photos that you can only get with the guidance of a professional. I am your companion for the day with professional gear, who will joke with you then later hold a conversation with your crazy uncle. I strive to be where the emotion is while being there as a rock for you if needed. I want to help you feel like you have a friend in your corner who is there for you on your day both on the photography end, but also as someone who can help guide you through one of the biggest days in your life.
An Accumulation of Images
The thing that sets my work apart is the accumulation of images that tell your full story. I always aim for my work to serve as something that will be a memoir to this unique time in your life & can be passed down for generations. My intention is for you to look back on the photos and not only remember how things looked, but how things felt so you can feel the joy and love from the day years down the line.
I believe photography is much more than creating beautiful images – it’s about the connection that you share as a couple and the human connection that we also share that will aid in capturing images that are representative of you and your unique love.
My goal is always to show a unique perspective on what makes this time in your life so beautiful. Lets learn more about each other and share in each other’s lives. Lets laugh with the good and capture the hard times for what they are. Lets set our sight on the beauty of what is happening in the present, so years down the road you can relive the joy and love of this season through images that represent you well.