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 a good documentary. I have been married for 8 years after eloping on the beach!
I prefer a colorful approach to my work. I love clean skin tones, and true color, so your images are timeless. I am BIG on attention to detail, keeping things fun and relaxed, and being your number one through this journey!
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.

It's nice to meet you! I've been spending the last five years traveling around the world to photograph the most incredible moments and I have learned how much I really enjoy being a part of so many of your life changing journeys. From proposal to wedding day is my motto and of course all of the stories that follow. 

Things I like: 
Iced latte's, an occasional French 75, shopping, spending time with my beautiful family and friends, trying new things, sushi - anytime!

Fun Fact: 
I spent 10+ years working in the aviation industry. From small regional airlines to the majors like U.S. Airways and United. 

I'm Ashlee

- Jennifer + Joey

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

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...

and has expanded worldwide

You will find many of my favorite things incorporated in my work. The love of family, color, beautiful flowers, smiles, and un-posed moments. Photographing the things I love never gets old. When I'm not behind the camera, you can find me enjoying a cup of tea, exploring outside with my husband and daughter, taking in a performance of the Joffrey Ballet, and avoiding folding laundry at all costs. 

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. 

Fun Fact: 
Abbie has an adorable black kitty named Spooky!


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