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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Kaitlyn and Matt

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This refined, yet relaxing wedding at CD & Me in Frankfort, Illinois was a dream come true for our sweet couple.

Summer Wedding in Chicago

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For our couple, the Chicago skyline was all the decor they needed on their summer wedding in Chicago. Back in August, we were fortunate enough to be invited to Fran and Zach’s summer wedding. An adorable pair who love their city, and felt like its skyline, was the perfect backdrop to their celebrations. We couldn’t […]

Extravagant Wedding at the AON Grand Ballroom

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This wedding had it all. A custom designed bridal gown, a pier side wedding ceremony, fireworks, and one of the most stately wedding reception spaces in Chicago, the AON Grand Ballroom. Enxhi and Egzon Shaqiri really went all out with their celebration, and together they created an endlessly refined red-carpet affair that never ceased to […]

Beautiful Wedding at Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook

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A Family Celebration A wedding is more than just a union of two people. It is the coming together of two families, and two sets of friends. A unification that goes far beyond the vows spoken on the day. Our team felt this no more so than at the wedding of Layla and Ramzi. A […]

Elegant Wedding at Drury Lane

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These two lovebirds put together a stunningly sophisticated celebration filled with love and happiness. Any good wedding planner will tell you that deciding on your photographer should be one of your priorities when initially planning your big day. It comes straight after booking a wedding venue, and insuring that shiny new rock of yours! But […]

Beautiful Wedding at Intercontinental Chicago

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Discover more about these two best friends that tied the knot in a stunning wedding at the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago. Very few good things came out of the Covid-19 pandemic. Tiger King, that was pretty good. Zoom, don’t know where we’d be without that now. And… there’s not much else! But while we were all […]

Beautiful Destination Wedding in Jamaica

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These two sweethearts celebrated their nuptials on the beach, surrounded by loved ones, before venturing off to Blue Hole in Ocho Rios for a unique waterfall photo session.Shooting a destination wedding in Jamaica is a dream gig for any photographer! The natural beauty of the island creates a wonderful backdrop for couples, and an incredible […]

A Bright Vinyard Wedding at Kuipers Family Farm

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This perfect pair tied the knot with a bright vineyard wedding at Kuipers Family Farm, and celebrated their May 2022 union with a stunning barn reception. The Perfect Pair When you see the way Leah and Sean look at each other, the devotion in their eyes is obvious. They’re besotted with one another! And it’s […]

Lauren Ashley Studios Chicago Wedding

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When we shot this beautiful wedding at Mistwood Golf Club for of Brenda and Kyle back in June of this year, we were blown away by the adoration these two lovebirds had for each other! They were inseparable, and for us, they were the very definition of #couplegoals! And the setting for their big day […]

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