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Chicago, Houston and Destination Wedding Photographers

EPIC PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE COUPLES WHO ADORE THE EDITORIAL, COLORFUL, AND EXCITING TIMES IN LIFE.

Hey there! Congratulations on your ENGAGEMENT!! What an exciting time to be celebrating love in Chicago (or wherever!). We are so excited you decided to stop in and get to know more about us. We fully believe in having the most incredible time on your wedding day. That's why we have developed the Ashlee Cole Experience. Our goal is always to keep you comfortable and having the time of your lives, all while we photograph each moment. You want an expert at your wedding, and you have come to the right place!

the Process

I love getting to know each other over an in-person or video chat meeting. I love getting to know who are together and what brought you to this point. So if you're ready to book, just let me know, and we can keep communication simple. 

Let's Chat!

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what makes the ac experience different?

Once your date is officially reserved, I'll send over a few goodies to help you prepare for the big day. I'm happy to serve as a resource for vendor recommendations, timeline guidance, and more! There are no silly questions!

Date Booked!

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Sessions can occur anywhere from immediately following a proposal to just a few days before the wedding. I’ve found that there isn’t a “good” or “bad” time to take your photos. If you would like to use your photos for save the dates or on your wedding day, I recommend scheduling at least six months in advance.

The Engagement Session

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I check in about one month before the wedding to chat about timeline specifics, unique details, family formal shot lists, special traditions, and anything else I should know about your big day. Of course, I need to know if you have any surprises, too!

Wedding Prep

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It's finally here! The day the two of you say "I Do" and dance the night away surrounded by your family and friends. Just know I'm excited to celebrate and capture your wedding day. It will be excellent; leave the work to my team and me; enjoy your day!

Wedding Day

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You can expect your incredible photos to be delivered via an online gallery within 4-6 weeks of your wedding. At that time, I'll also send over details about preserving your images through prints and albums. 

They're Here!

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Meet
THE
TEAM

DESTINATION  WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I have become a Chicago native throughout the past ten years and have had the honor of photographing over 300 weddings, events, and sessions since starting Ashlee Cole Photography. I am self-taught with a background in corporate aviation, which weirdly prepared me for the wedding industry. My biggest goal is to keep you feeling relaxed and comfortable while creating long-lasting memories of your incredible day.

OWNER 

ASHLEE

 I believe in capturing real moments of pure love, in the kinds of images that remind you of the joy found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in creating art that is itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames, and hung on walls for years to come. Photography is my opportunity to freeze time, remember these beautiful days, and create incredible art that showcases the epic love you share

ABBIE

LEAD ASSOCIATE


“Oh my gosh. The photos are stunning! We love you!”

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Kind Words

It is always incredible to walk into a ceremony and feel how much love is in the room. My team and I will be looking for that tear falling down mom's cheek and the biggest smiles on your best friend or sibling's face. These are just a couple of the moments you'll be looking back on after it's all over. The cake will get eaten, the flowers will wilt, and your attire will get wrinkled and dirty. So what do you have left? The PHOTOS to remember every wrinkle in that dress or suit, the incredible smiles after you say "I do," and the way your new spouse looks at you.


THE HEART BEHIND our WORK

after the big day, all that is left are the photographs

Our work has been featured in these publications 

In the Press 

WEDDING DAY MAGAZINE

WEDDING CHICKS

LAKESHORE INLOVE

POPPED!

CHI THEE WED

LET'S BEE TOGETHER

CHICAGO STYLE WEDDINGS

AISLE SOCIETY

- Delia + Nick

These are amazing! I'm crying again, thank you so so much!”

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- Jared + Rachel

It really helps having an amazing photographer. Thank you so much!”

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you deserve an experienced photographer that will keep you feeling your best all day!

contact us

We enjoy getting to know our clients and providing customized collection options to fit your wedding day. After all, we will be your biggest fans for this journey, and we want to make sure you LOVE us, too. So please contact us for more details on scheduling a consultation and custom collections.

let's work together!

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ready for more?

If you’re interested in working with us, the best way to reach us is by either filling out the form or sending an e-mail to hello@ashlee-cole.com with your wedding date and location. If you’ve filled out the form and haven’t heard from us in a few days, please email us directly.

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I want an inside look!

A lot of moving pieces go into planning a wedding day and sometimes it is hard to get an idea of what things will look like. That's why I put together a few videos to show you what certain parts of the day entail. 

real wedding behind the scenes!

get an inside look at real wedding days with ashlee

Inside look