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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Ladonna is a loving mother and a devoted follower of Christ! Her passion and love for her family are like no other. Her husband Jessi says “LaDonna is very loving & kind-hearted, she is beautiful inside & out, she loves the Lord” Ladonna getting ready with the help of her daughter, sister, and bridesmaids for […]

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From time to time, I see articles online, or someone shares one on social media, talking about “why is wedding photography so much more expensive.” Or, I’ve heard the infamous statement made by many a groom: “…all you have to do is put “wedding” in front of it and the price triples….”. That might seem […]

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So, you have the perfect person, a ring you love, a date picked out and now you’re choosing your wedding vendors. You know you want a photographer whose images move you, and you can’t wait to splash pictures of your big day across your social media pages and hang them on your walls. You have […]

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