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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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 The color scheme and decor of Andrea and Doug’s wedding at the Fishermen’s Inn may have been super sophisticated, but these guys knew how to let loose and show their goofy side.  If you haven’t had the privilege of visiting the Fishermen’s Inn for a wedding yet, you need to book yourself a viewing at […]

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Experience all their special moments, and find out a little more about our charming couple, Carla and Eric. We recently had the pleasure of being the photographers at the Chicago wedding of Carla and Eric. A fun-loving duo who (literally) tied the knot in the Olympia Fields Park District, before celebrating at the elegant, Idlewild Country Club. […]

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A classy, coastal reception in Florida full of love and laughter  For one weekend, our dedicated team of wedding photographers swapped the mean streets of Chicago for the palm trees and clear blue skies of Florida, shooting the big day of Sarah and Tony. This charming couple may have met at Western Illinois University, but […]

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An emotional, and laughter-filled occasion that was as much about celebrating the future, as it was about honoring the past. Living in these difficult times, it’s easy to simply focus on the constant pursuit of absolute freedom. And not remember those around us who have not been so lucky, during the pandemic. For Leah and […]

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We were part of a privileged few, able to come together and celebrate the wedding of this lovely couple.  Weddings have been quite unfamiliar over the last two years. The many regulations, fears, and safety concerns equally play their part in shaping the way we celebrate. Micro-weddings and elopements, in particular, have become quite popular, […]

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