Hi there, I’m Ashley Edmunds and I photograph weddings all over the world but my heart is in Virginia.
I grew up in Richmond, lived in the heart of Shenandoah for 7 years, and then found my way back to Richmond. Once you get to know me, you’ll see I’m a little Richmond obsessed. I can help you find the best restaurant, park, or brewery for any part of this wonderful city. I love photographing weddings here at home, in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, DC, and beyond! When I’m not photographing weddings I’m most likely chasing River, my yellow lab trying to get a shoe out of his mouth, teaching my high school kiddos, or traveling with my amazing fiance Craig.
I took the opportunity to take photos of some of my Christmas decorations the one time my house was clean- right before my Christmas party! I haven’t shared much about my house on the blog because there’s so much I want to do with it, but why share when everything is perfect? I bought my house almost 3 years ago now and it was built in 1947. When looking for houses, I told my realtor and parents that I wanted a house with character. Whenever I have an issue with the house (broken ceiling fans, microwave, mice, etc.) I always say, well not THATTT much character, ha! All that to say, I absolutely love my house. It is my home, my safe place, my oasis. I love being able to make my space my own. I am so lucky that I get to share my space with my friend Erin. Our favorite thing is to cuddle up with all our blankets on the best couch and watch movies.
I’ll be doing a full house tour after I put away the Christmas decorations in January. For now, enjoy a couple rooms that I photographed. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!
This front room unfortunately is not used very often. Most of my furniture is either from World Market, Target, or thrifted. If you have a question about where I got something, feel free to ask!
This beautiful painting was gifted to me by my friend Morgan. She is an amazing artist, check her out at Morgan Michelle Art!
This old window is probably the best gift I have ever been given. Probably around 5 years ago, my mom had this window painted for me by our very talented friend Madison Shuler. The window is from an old house in Harrisonburg that I helped fix up with my old boss, Giles. The window itself meant a lot to me, so I had it in my bedroom at the time waiting to see what I’d do with it. My mom snuck is out right before Christmas and Madison painted our river house on it. It is an exact replica of the house. The verse is a verse that my mom knew meant a lot to me. The other cool part about this gift is the sunflowers. The very first picture I ever took that honestly made me fall in love with photography was a photo of a sunflower field near our cottage. She added the sunflowers to perfect the picture. This window will always be on display wherever I live!
This is a wooden hula-hoop I bought from Ikea a few years ago and flowers from Hobby Lobby I twisted around it. Also, I frame wrapping paper to create pictures. I never spend a ton of money on decorations.
This wreath is an awesome story as well. Every Christmas, Craig’s grandmother, his Oma, sends him a fresh, real wreath in the mail from Delaware. This Christmas we put it up at my house since he is here most of the time. I love walking past this door and smelling the pine.
Another piece of art that means a lot to me- this sign that says Welcome to the Mountains. Craig gifted me this for our 6 month anniversary. We go back and forth between our two houses a lot so we started calling his house the beach house (it’s more east) and my house the mountain house (it’s towards the west). We text each other sometimes and say, want to beach it today? Are you on the way to the mountains? He ordered me this sign and a beach house sign for his house that we both hung near our doors.
I painted this tree ornament, thanks to my friend Courtney! She’s a wonderful painter and guided me every step of the way, I have no drawing/painting ability whatsoever.
Every year, my mom gifts me an ornament that means something to me that particular year. Three years ago, she had my house painted on an ornament. If you can’t tell my mom is a very good gift giver!
This was my ornament 4 years ago, the Richmond skyline!
Most people know that I collect Richmond things. I have designated this area of my house as the Richmond wall. I recently bought a few more pieces that I’m excited to add.
One of my birthday/Christmas gifts this year is getting my trim painted white in this room, I can’t wait! Should I also paint the fireplace brick white?!? I’m keeping the exposed brick natural. Let me know what you think!
Should I get my cabinets painted white in here, too? Will that ever go out of style? Tell me what you think!
I absolutely love getting Christmas cards. I have about 6 more I got after this picture was taken, I can’t wait to hang them up. They stay up all year long at my house.
This wallpaper accent wall was the latest project. I love how it turned out!
Another thing I collect is beer glasses from different breweries I’ve been to. I keep them all in the dining room.
And now for real life…. The laundry room where I shove anything and everything. I hope you can relate to this picture, ha!
Thanks for stopping by to see my decorations. Have an amazing holiday!