Timeless - Classic - Romantic

Hey y'all!  I'm Ashley, a  personal branding and wedding photographer, and let me tell you...I love my job!  I'm based in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, where I live with my handsome husband, a super cute basset hound, one majestic porch lion, two horses, and loads of chickens. I get to live my dream each day by working with the most amazing people.


I'm Ashley

Oh Hey!

If you've come here to BRP weddings, then I'm guessing you're newly engaged!  So, let's pop the bubbly and start celebrating! 

With more than 18 years in the wedding industry, I've come to be known for photographs that capture my clients as they truly are - authentically and comfortably.  I'm here to not only help make your special day seamless and stress-free, but to be your biggest hype-woman!  

Ready to take a peek inside the BRP wedding experience??


Portrait sessions include engagement, couples, bridals, seniors, and maternity photography. Each portrait collection includes a 90 minute session, location of your choosing, post production, and high-resolution files in an online gallery.

Planning your wedding can be stressful, trust me, I know, but finding your perfect photographer shouldn't be! I'm here to help you plan and make your day fun and stress-free, while still capturing all of those special moments! Each of my collections comes with a complimentary engagement session, wedding day coverage, and access to the high-resolution digital files.


begin at $350

wedding collections
begin at $3200

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consultation  +  booking

I love to either meet with, or talk over the phone with every bride-to-be before booking!  This gives us a chance to get to know each other and ensure that we would be a great fit!  If we want to take the next step, we'll get your contract and deposit to make you an official Broad River Bride!

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the engagement session

I include a complimentary engagement session with each of my collections.  This is a chance for me to get to know you as a couple so I can best serve you on your wedding day!  Right after you book, I will send you a planning and style guide to help you prep and give you a little outfit inspiration!

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timeline planning

After shooting MANY weddings over my 15 years of being a photographer, I have learned how to create a timeline that flows well, feels fun +relaxed, and allows me to capture beautiful images of your special day!  We will work together to create the perfect timeline for your magical day!

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the wedding day

The most exciting and fun day!  By the time I arrive on your wedding day, we will have talked about every little detail from my arrival to my departure.  Now, you just have to sit back, relax, and enjoy getting MARRIED!

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image delivery

One week after your wedding, you will receive a sneak peek gallery to share.  You will have your complete gallery delivered to you within one month of the wedding!  I go through the thousands of images and select the very best ones! After I edit your images to be light, airy, and elegant, I will mail you a flash drive all packaged up beautifully!

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Vendor Spotlight

Are you on the hunt for a wedding planner that treats your wedding like it's her own?

Look no further because Taylor, with OG EVENT PLANNING, is here to save the day!  Not only will she bring your vision to life, but she will also take over those daunting tasks so that you can sit back and enjoy being engaged!

Dates are filling up fast so reach out to Taylor TODAY!


Taylor Oxtoby


The best of the best, one of a kind, enthusiastic, talented, personable, and just straight up amazing are only a handful of ways I would describe Ashley at Broad River Photography. Ashley went out of her way to make our wedding day the most magical day of our lives. She wasn’t just a photographer, but quickly felt like a friend who was a part of our wedding party. Fixing my dress, leading us through every part of our day, and encouraging us every step of the way are just a few things that she was able of do for us on our wedding day. She truly made every photo opportunity and extension of our day feel comfortable, natural, and personable. She was never in the way and made sure that we enjoyed every second of our day. There were no awkward, quiet photo moments as she is bubbly and truly a HOOT. Ashley embraced our crazy ideas and always found a way to make our dreams come true. We will forever use Broad River Photography to capture every life moment.

Taylor & Tyler Oxtoby

There are so many good things I could say about Ashley and her amazing work. She was so organized and accommodating. We talked multiple times about how I wanted wedding day to run, the pictures I most wanted and every little detail in-between. She even sent me a planner to ensure she captured all the pictures I wanted and with the guests/family.  She was amazing coordinating group shots, family pictures and first looks. Through the chaos of wedding day, she was calm and kept our timeline on track. Her pictures speak for themselves. They are breathtaking. Guests throughout the day came up to me to commend Ashely on how well she was doing and told me how excited they were to see the pictures she took. I am so blessed that Ashley photographed our wedding and recommend her to everyone. My husband and I are planning on taking 1 year anniversary pictures, and we already know who we are going to schedule our session with. She is AMAZING.

Megan & Grant Jorgensen

I first met Ashley at my best friend's wedding where I was the Maid of Honor and I immediately fell in love. She is so professional and fun! She will make you feel like a million bucks! Once I got engaged, Ashley was the first vendor I booked! Ashley took my engagement photos, my bridal photos, and then shot my wedding. My husband and I are so awkward during photos but somehow Ashley channeled our inner models and my oh my our photos are flawless! The day of our wedding, it rained all morning. Ashley was so helpful in coordinating our schedule so we could get all the shots I wanted in between breaks in the rain! I ended up getting my outdoor first look in the setting I had dreamed of!!

Emily & Justin Winter

Ashley is the BEST, so fun to work with and makes you feel so comfortable and like a movie star!! She is your biggest cheerleader behind the camera and makes you laugh constantly. I first saw her at work at my best friend’s wedding and instantly knew that I wanted her to be the photographer of my wedding! She is so personable and has the knowledge and resources that made my dreams come true! Looking back through my wedding pictures, I feel like I’m reliving my wedding all over again and I’m obsessed!!!

Jessica & Adam Muse

Ashley did a phenomenal job as our photographer for both our wedding and engagement session! My husband and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to document our wedding day. Not only is she the sweetest human being you will ever meet, but her photos are so beautiful and timeless. Ashley and her assistant, Taylor, did a fantastic job getting the family and bridal party together for photos and making sure we stayed close to our wedding day timeline. Ashley was so helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process and did a great job of making sure she captured all of the special moments on our wedding day. I can’t say enough good things about her… she’s the best!!

Ivy & Brian Wright

Ashley was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very prompt and responded to all my questions very quickly and professionally. She was so much fun to work with during our engagement and bridal sessions. She made us feel so comfortable and even more confident. She was my number one hype girl, and made me feel absolutely stunning. I will never choose another photographer. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!!!

Alyssha & Ryan Neal

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