I’m Lauren Ashley, the founder and lead photographer of this Chicago-based photography and videography studio. I’m a coffee addict, a fun-loving mom,  and animal lover. 

Weddings are always emotional for me, no matter how many I photograph. I love serving every couple, creating an experience just for them.

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Goose Island Brewery Wedding Lauren Ashley Studios

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As a wedding photographer, there are certain moments that make every event truly special. Liz and Colin’s wedding at the enchanting Goose Island Brewery on May 6, 2023, was one such occasion. From their romantic first look to their emotionally charged private vows, every aspect was infused with love and beauty. Join us as we […]

Chicago Indian Wedding Lauren Ashley Studios

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Love has a way of finding us when we least expect it, and for Dhara and Nirav, fate had a delightful surprise in store. As their wedding photography company, we had the honor of capturing their extraordinary love story on April 7th, 2023. This day that marked their 7-year golden anniversary. From their serendipitous meeting […]

Lauren Ashley Studios Alsip Vow Renewal

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Elizabeth and Eduardo Lopez recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a beautiful vow renewal ceremony at the Double Tree Hotel in Alsip. The celebration was a Mexican-style fiesta, filled with family and friends. It featured delicious food, dancing, and, most importantly, a renewal of their love and commitment to each other. The event was […]

Lauren Ashley Studios Chicago Engagement Photoshoot

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Hi there, I’m so excited to share the story of Kristin and Brandon’s fun-filled engagement photoshoot in Chicago! Millenium Park We started the session in the morning at Millennium Park, which is always a fantastic spot for photography. We began at the Bean, which made for some amazing shots with its unique reflective surface and […]

Lauren Ashley Studios Ashley Farm

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As wedding photographers in Chicago, we love the city. However, it is always a pleasure to leave the skyscrapers and bustling streets behind for a day, and embrace the countryside for a rustic barn wedding. That is precisely what we did for the wedding of Jessica and Kyle. This sweet couple tied the knot back […]

Lauren ashley studios palmer house

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As a Chicago wedding photographer, I get excited when I work with couples who are looking for a unique engagement sessions. When Keri and Tj approached me with their idea of a Fifty Shades of Grey session, I knew we were in for something special. Garfield Park Conservatory We started our shoot at the Garfield […]

Chicago Engagement Photoshoot at the Rookery Buidling Chicago

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Today we’re excited to share Megan and Mike’s stunning engagement session at the Rookery Building in Chicago. This iconic building is famous for its beautiful architecture and the stunning spiral staircase. We couldn’t resist capturing some cinematic pictures of the happy couple on the staircase, with its grandeur serving as the perfect backdrop. Board of […]

Chicago Engagement Photoshoot at Garfield Park Conservatory

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We are excited to share with you the love story of two handsome gay men. Seth and Alex originally hail from Seattle, but chose the city of Chicago as the destination for their wedding day. It was our honor to capture their engagement session, which took place at two breathtaking locations. We are thrilled to […]

Loft Lucia Wedding Lauren Ashley Studios

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These lovebirds exchanged their vows up on the rooftop in a chic and intimate wedding at Loft Lucia, Chicago on a bright sunny day. There’s something next level (literally) about a rooftop wedding. It feels luxe. Exclusive. Like you’re a part of the city, and one with its skyline. In Chicago, the skyline is something […]