I'm Ashley, the gal behind Ashley Dahl Photography.

I'm a wifey to a medical student, kitty mama to two sisters, a Starbucks addict and an avid Target shopper who finds walking up and down the aisles therapeutic.

I studied advertising and public relations at Minnesota State University Moorhead where I also played collegiate soccer. And yes, sometimes I catch myself talking in a Minnesota accent. 

It would be amazing if we had the opportunity to work together, but I want so much more than to be your photographer. I want to be the reason your family is able to  have heirlooms you can pass on for generations to come. 

One of my favorite quotes is from Dr Seuss: "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory."

I want to be able to help you remember the moments that make up your life. The moments that tell your story.

IT's NICE TO MEET YOU

- Ashley 

We had an AMAZING overall experience with Ashley! She was so professional and thought of every last detail. From getting to know our relationship, sending us a Valentine's Day card, bringing umbrellas on the day of in case it rained (it did! haha), and so much more... she had it covered. She exceeded my expectations for a wedding photographer.  She captured everything and everyone we wanted and has a crisp, clean, natural and bright style. 

MY CLIENTS HAVE THE SWEETEST THINGS TO SAY

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We are both equally as obsessed with Fall and we decorate our home beginning on September 1 with fall decor. We love trying new restaurants in Chicago together and always enjoy a simple night in, cuddled up on the couch with our kitties!

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My favorite things

My hubby, drew

My job on your wedding day is to not only take rockin' photos of you and your boo, but to also be the extra set of hands, dress carrier, hair fixer, veil fluffer and bouquet holder. I'm basically the extra bridesmaid you never knew you needed.

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My favorite things

helping you out

Fur babies

I totally talk to my kitties like they are my children and I bet you do too! 
Do you find yourself sleeping on the very edge of the bed because your fur baby is taking up too much room and you don't want to disturb them? Because same. 

MY FAVORITE THINGS

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I get a wee bit excited when I see my bride's florals for the first time on her wedding day. Ugh. Perfection. 

My favorite things

Fresh Florals

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I'm dreaming of the day where I can have a kitchen like Joanna Gaines' with a large farmhouse sink and a double oven so I can bake all of the goodies and treats I can think of! Besides behind the camera, inside the kitchen is one of my happy places and I love cooking and baking for my loved ones. 

My favorite things

Baking & cooking

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my philosophy

You’ve heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well what if I told you that pictures create a thousand emotions, not just for you, but for your children and your children’s children.

Wedding photography is not just about having beautiful photos to remember your wedding day, but being able to remember exactly how they felt at that exact moment the photo was taken.

Photos help you remember how you felt in a moment

Whether you're celebrating your very first wedding anniversary or your 50th, I want you to be able to flip through your wedding album and remember how happy your heart was at that moment. Maybe you were laughing so hard you snorted like a pig, or you had butterflies racing in your stomach as you were about to see the love of your life for the very first time on your wedding day. Your crisp, clean, candid photos will be treasured for generations to come. 

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