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        “When you have an intense contact of love with nature or another human being, like a spark,
        then you understand that there is no time and that everything is eternal.” -Paulo Coelho

        March 13, 2018

        City Lights Engagement Session \\ Tim & Hayden

        Now this couple here means a lot to me - this is my brother and future sister in law! Let me tell you, they're precious. No, I will not be photographing their wedding (I'm not so keen on working fa...
        March 12, 2018

        Magical Mt. Mitchell Elopement \\ Becky & Daniel

        These two are some of the most joyfully in love people I have ever met. From the short amount of time I got to spend with them, I learned that they are sweet, kind and so understanding of each other a...
        March 8, 2018

        Fall Sunrise Engagement Session \\ Eric & Leah

        Eric & Leah's engagement session was one of my all time favorites - their infectious love & laughter combined with a photographers ideal lighting situations made this session a winner in my bo...
        Portrait-Adventure-Session-Waterfall February 13, 2018

        Adventurous Senior Portraits \\ Lindsie

        Lindsey's senior portraits were so much fun for me. This girl is so filled with life and joy! Everything about this day was just beautiful. The light hitting the water - The rainbow it created in...
        January 31, 2018

        A Rooftop City Lights Wedding \\ Amanda & Kyle

        Amanda and Kyle's wedding was out of my typical style, which was so refreshing for me to experiment with. I'm used to mountainous, intimate events - while this event was an urban, rooftop party - and ...
        January 25, 2018

        Hawaii Beach Portraits \\ Maggie & Me

        Big waves. A cute hat. A fantastic new friend... I'd say my first photo session in Hawaii was pretty dang awesome. Although, Im not sure you can call it an official photo session. Margaret is a fellow...
        Charlotte-Wedding-Woods-Photographer January 23, 2018

        A Woodland Wedding \\ Amanda & George

        Amanda & George felt more like friends than clients after capturing their big day. I was blessed enough to also photograph their engagement photos in uptown Charlotte and connect with them there, ...
        January 18, 2018

        Intimate MountainTop Wedding \\ Alex & Craig

        I've been so excited to share Alex & Craig's sweet intimate wedding with you all! It was definitely one of my favorite highlights of 2017. The love these two share is so genuine and I truly enjoye...
        January 6, 2018

        2017 Year in Review

        Ashley Steffens Photography's 25 top moments of 2017
        November 8, 2017

        Grandfather Mountain Elopement \\ Amy & Peter

        Oh boy.. where do I even start? This fall wedding season has my head spinning with excitement, love, thankfulness and lots of busyness. Between elopements, weddings and engagements, I have encountered...
        September 14, 2017

        Romantic Elopement at Craggy Gardens \\ Megan + Brandon

        Megan & Brandon were such a sweet couple. Their love for each other and their little one on the way was so evident and I absolutely loved being a part of their declaration of love for one another....
        September 7, 2017

        Craggy Gardens Engagement Adventure \\ Raven & Joe

        Raven & Joe were such a fun, quirky couple to work with. I love it when couples embrace adventure and all of the random things I tell them to do & just have fun with it. The love between these...