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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Hyatt Regency Rosemont Lauren Ashley Studios

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We recently had the pleasure of capturing the Chicago wedding of Tiffany and Adrian, a super glamorous celebration surrounded by family and friends. It’s not always easy to pull off a chic, and glam wedding. Go a little too far in one direction, and you end up with a celebration looking rather unlike your initial […]

Grand Hilton Chicago Lauren Ashley Studios

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We recently had the honor of photographing two ambitious lovebirds as they tied the knot in an emotional, and truly heartfelt wedding in Chicago. As wedding photographers in Chicago, we obviously meet countless loving couples. It’s part of our job, and we love it. But rarely do we meet a pair as besotted with each […]

Aurora Wedding Meyer Ballroom Photo By Lauren Ashley Studios scaled

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Jess and Joe were could not wait another minute to get married. This young couple was so  excited to finally share their vows with each other in front of their family and friends. Their wedding was filled with happy tears as all the attendees watched these two profess their love for one another. Read about […]

Lauren Ashley Studios Bird Haven Greenhouse Wedding scaled

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Our Good Friend Jess Tied the Knot It was a romantic little elopement wedding ceremony with Jack and Jessica at Pilcher Park, surrounded only by their closest loved ones. Scroll on, and discover in her own words, how this ‘True Wedding Gift’ was put together. As a wedding photographer in Chicago, it is an honor […]

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The Intimate, Snowy Wedding at Prestwick Country Club This special couple finally tied the knot after a decade of being together, and multiple proposals. Discover how these two celebrated their intimate snowy wedding at the Prestwick Country Club venue, all covered in snow.  The beautiful wedding of Jen and Kurt at was a true celebration […]

DiNolfos Banquets Chicago wedding photographer Lauren ashley studios scaled

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Elegant Polish Wedding at DiNolfo’s Banquets Brittney and Marcin were married on a beautiful fall day surrounded by their closest friends and family. Their celebration was a joyous blend of customary traditions and new unique ideas. There were special blessings by the parents, copious amounts of food, and personalized bouquets for each bridesmaid. The day […]

Lauren Ashley Studios esplanade lakes wedding

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Finally Got Hitched at the Esplanade Lakes Wedding Venue So many couples have struggled to arrange weddings and actually say ‘I do’ during the pandemic. For Taylor and Jon, this was their third attempt. But you know what they say, ‘third times a charm! We knew intimately the hardship that they’d gone through to actually […]

The Marriott Marquis Chicago wedding photographer Lauren ashley studios scaled

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 Shayna & Michael’s City Chic Chicago Wedding at The Marriott Marquis  The wedding industry is almost unique in its use of small businesses. Without the hard work, passion, and dedication shown by individuals, rather than major corporations – weddings would look very different. You are able to create utterly unique ceremonies and receptions because of […]

Venue Six Wedding Chicago photographer Lauren ashley studios scaled

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There’s nobody better to get wedding advice from, than a recently married couple. And today, we thought we’d share the wise words of Dipti, who tied the knot with Arpan back in October last year.  As a wedding photographer in Chicago, there is one piece of advice I give to every single couple I shoot. […]

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