I’m Ashlee, a southern girl in the big city! Lover of sand between toes, sunsets, and CHICAGO. I LOVE comedy. It is the one thing I am always listening to while I am editing or true crime documentaries. I have been married for 7.5 years after eloping in Orange Beach, Alabama, and for our 10th anniversary, we plan to have a GRAND celebration. I can’t wait!
I prefer a fine art approach to my work. I love the tones, and I stay true to color, so your images are timeless. One of my favorite things to get from my couples is photos of their beautiful day on their walls. Prints are so valuable in telling your life story.
 I truly adore each and every couple I get to photograph. There is so much in store for 2022 and beyond! Don’t miss out on any of the gorgeous couples, silly moments, and behind the scenes! You can follow along on Instagram at @ashleelcole.

I LIVE FOR real moments and chasing sunsets. 
ICED CHAI LATTE'S
ANTHROPOLOGIE
DOWNTOWN CHICAGO
DINNER AT RPM
MY LITTLE FAM
CHARLIE, MY PUP

I'm Ashlee

IT’S NICE TO MEET YOU

- Jennifer + Joey

"SHE was awesome and captured our day better than we could have ever expected"

IF I HAD TO DESCRIBE THIS BUSINESS IN THREE WORDS, THEY WOULD BE JOYFUL, SIMPLE AND TIMELESS.

The first time I realized my husband would be my husband, he was helping me put together furniture in my new Chicago apartment. I was standing at the sink rinsing out my new Ikea dishes when I looked up and thought, "Why am I not dating this guy?". After that, I genuinely believe he is my person.
I LOVE being with my clients on one of the most important days of their lives. I love seeing your connection get more profound with each glance, dance, laugh, conversation, and whatever other moments you share together. You can rest assured knowing I have a history of capturing those moments not just between the two of you but your friends and family who have come to celebrate this beginning journey. 
We will laugh, cry and have an AMAZING time. At the end of the day, you'll be married and be able to look back at this incredible day with your carefully curated heirloom album and beautiful prints gracing your home. 

it started in chicago...

my "why"

the heart behind what I do

I began capturing images on film at the age of 22 when I discovered my dad's old Pentax in the attic. The limited amount of images on a roll of film forced me to put my camera phone down and really observe the beauty in the world, and the people around me.

Whenever I pick up my camera, I strive to create beautiful and emotional images of the world around them. both the people in the images and the world around them. 
Even with it's ups and downs, your life, your story, are beautiful and I can't wait to create images to show that!

My love for photography has brought me everywhere from the beaches of Southern Florida to the mountains in Hawaii. But regardless of where I travel, the cobblestone streets and colorful houses of Charleston will always be my home. 

I believe In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

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