my journal

to my blog

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. 

We planned this engagement session date months ago and we couldn’t have picked a better day if we tried!! The trees were in full bloom and everything was beautiful. A little backstory- we had planned to take most of their engagement photos at Maymont. When I arrived a few minutes early, I saw a sign […]


Monument Avenue Fall Engagement Session

October 30, 2023

12 Years Later Brittany and Tucker’s Capital engagement session was extra special because these two have been together over 12 years!!! They grew up in the same town and met as kids. Tucker even proposed to Brittany at the putt putt course they had their first date, so adorable! You could tell they had been […]


Virginia State Capital Engagement | Brittany & Tucker

September 24, 2023

Historic Tuckahoe Engagement The weather in Virginia has been absolutely crazy lately, so hot for September! Kirsten and Martin had the most beautiful night and cool temperatures at Historic Tuckahoe, we got so lucky! We also had a beautiful sunset which created the best golden hour and lighting. Historic Tuckahoe is one of my favorite […]


Historic Tuckahoe Engagement | Martin & Kirsten

September 18, 2023

Mechanicsville Newborn The Bissoon family is the absolute sweetest and come to find out, they only live a mile from me! Baby Benjamin was born six weeks ago. I typically do newborn sessions within 2-4 weeks of babies being born but this ended up working out PERFECTLY! Benjamin was so alert for photos- he’s already […]

Family Portraits

Mechanicsville Newborn Session | Benjamin

August 21, 2023

Summer Jefferson Hotel Wedding Rachel and Mike’s summer Jefferson Hotel wedding was INCREDIBLE!  The venue itself is already so classic and beautiful, it was the best backdrop for such a special union.  Rachel and Mike live in the DC area.  I recently photographed their Georgetown engagement photos with their pup, Butter.  Unfortunately, Butter couldn’t make […]


Summer Jefferson Hotel Wedding | Rachel + Mike

Jefferson Hotel Wedding

August 4, 2023

Alyssa and Joseph are going to be first time parents any day now, and I’m SO excited for them!! We scheduled their VMFA maternity session for a week ago and we had the best night! Alyssa braved the heat while 39 weeks pregnant and looked amazing, I don’t know how she did it! We wanted […]

Family Portraits

VMFA Maternity Session

July 31, 2023

I am so far behind posting newborn sessions. I promise I’ll get caught up eventually but for now, I’m going to jump in and share the Corey’s with you! When Taylor reached out to me to take newborn photos of her sweet little girl, I was SO excited!! In the past year, I’ve actually photographed […]

Family Portraits

Richmond Newborn Photographer | Annabel

July 10, 2023

I’m SO excited to share my own family photos!!!! Mckenzie Fairclough came to our home a month ago and photographed us all over our house. She did such an amazing job and we will seriously cherish these photos forever. It was really good for me to be on the other side of things and see […]


Our Own Family Photos | Mckenzie Fairclough Photography

July 5, 2023

Another photographer reached out to me on instagram when I posted Will and Brooke’s Hollyfield Manor wedding sneak peek photos telling me how beautiful the photos were. The best response to that and to sum up their day was that everything was SO SEAMLESS. The weather? Perfect. The venue and planner? AMAZING! The couple? Super […]


Classic Hollyfield Manor Wedding | Will & Brooke

June 28, 2023