BEFORE WE BEGIN
My philosophy for why I do what I do is simple: I want to treat people the way I want to be treated. That's how I do business.
I'm going to work my hardest to make sure you have beautiful photos because that's what I would want. To me, you are not just another client; I genuinely want to get to know you and hear your stories and about what you want your wedding to be like because I truly care.
I want to work with couples that value art and authenticity. I want to capture candid moments and stunning portraits full of raw emotion. Together, we can make beautiful photos that honestly depict you two as a couple and tell the story of your love and the celebration of your marriage that is your wedding. If this is what you want too, let's chat.
Photography Anthology is for couples that care about their marriage more than their wedding. They are passionate about life and each other. When it comes to wedding photography, I work with couples that value creativity and artistry as well as authenticity and honesty.
WHAT TO EXPECT
I'm a big believer in transparency, so I am going to share with you what the wedding photography process looks like with me so you know what to expect.
- You saw my photos and read all the information and thought "Wow, I like her photos and she seems to really care about us-- I could see us working well together!"
- You click inquire and send me a message with some basic info about your wedding.
- I get your inquiry and am so excited because I love my job and meeting new people.
- I reply within 24 hours and, assuming I have the date available, set up a time for us to meet to get to know each other and talk wedding photography details + timeline, and have a fun time together.
- If we are a good fit and decide to work together, I will need a signed contract and a 50% retainer to book your date.
- Your wedding is booked!
- Engagement sessions are complimentary with weddings, so we will set a date and pick the perfect place that is "you" to have your session.
- Engagement session photos are returned within two weeks and wedding photos are returned within one month.
- After you receive your wedding photos, we will discuss making your photo album (which is gorgeous).
Do you travel?
Yes. I am located in Nashville, TN, but I love to travel. In fact, if you are having your wedding in a city I want to visit, I may offer a special discount.
What's your style?
I would describe my style as editorial and photojournalistic. I merge art and raw emotion. I value beautiful portraits as much as I do candid moments. I find picture-perfect locations and set the stage and the tone for natural portraits.
Do you shoot elopements?
Absolutely. Shoot me a message and let's talk. Pricing will be different from traditional weddings.
Can I see a full wedding that you have delivered to a client?
Yes! Click here to view a few of my favorite weddings from start to finish.
“Thank you for capturing the true spirit of our wedding with your beautiful photos! We were lucky enough to see both of our families over the holidays and were so excited to get to show them all the pictures. Needless to say they were blown away! We couldn't have asked for a better experience on the big day and can't believe that you not only made the photo session painless, but fun. We are so overwhelmed by your photos and know we will treasure them forever and ever.” –Cameron + Joe, wedding
“I had an incredible time with her as our photographer! She's excellent, quick at editing, and completely helpful when feeling a bit awkward in front of the camera. I recommend her for any event you have planned!” –Zack, wedding and engagement session
“My husband and I were so lucky to have Ashley as our wedding photographer. She is so professional, amazingly talented, and very easy to work with! We were both nervous about having so many pictures of us taken but she really put us at ease and made it fun. And the results are amazing! We are in love with the pictures and can't wait to share them with our family and friends!” –Jessica, wedding and engagement session
Oh my gosh. Ashley!!!! They are BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm in love with them. Thank you for being our photographer!!! I can't wait to show them to everyone. –Jessa, engagement session
“Ashley is so awesome! She did such a great job making us feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera! It was a great experience!” – Erin, couples session
“We love [our photos] so much and I can't stop looking back through them!” –Mark, wedding and engagement photos
“Thank you so much Ashley, they turned out so great!!! We have loved looking through them all.... Thanks for making our wedding day and this whole process so easy and fun. We will treasure these pictures and memories.” –Ashley, wedding photos
My name is Ashley Posthuma and I tell stories through photos.
I love weddings and love stories, but my passion for my job is more than that. I get the opportunity to use my camera and my creativity to capture your wedding-- not only what it looked like, but what it felt like. Photographing a wedding extends far beyond the wedding day. My goal is to deliver photos that will be cherished for years to come.
I specialize in dark and moody wedding photography and capture the things that can often get overlooked-- a stolen glance, a wiped tear, a proud look from a father. My images capture emotions and feelings that tell the story of your day artistically and authentically.
I'd love to be considered as you search for your photographer.
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