I use natural light to tell raw, messy, and real love of couples. As your photographer, I don’t take the task of capturing your moments lightly. Helping you celebrate your love is near and dear to my heart and my life’s passion. I use fun and silly activities as posing techniques with a splash of documentary style to capture candid in between “pose” moments. I edit my photos in a crisp and clean style with a touch of warmth that gives a beautiful, timeless feel to each photograph. I’ve created my own presets and editing brushes with years of editing experience to add the perfect final touches to your photographs. I’ve been a professional wedding & lifestyle photographer traveling throughout Northern California and beyond for 5 years. Yet, my story doesn’t start with me. My story starts with my childhood. Growing up, my grandparents, who worked as a professional photography team, spent hours developing photos in their darkroom and painstakingly retouching photos by hand. It was during those times I experienced the attention-to-detail, hard work, and passion they poured into the art of photography. When I expressed interest in photography during a trip abroad to study art history in Italy, my photography-loving family encouraged my interest even more. My uncle, a professional product and portrait photographer, helped me realize that this was a career I could wholeheartedly pursue and flourish in. As I explored different styles of photography, I naturally gravitated towards wedding photography and capturing the love between couples. As a people person through and through, I’ve always loved asking questions, getting to know people, and cultivating lasting connections. To this day, I am present when I listen and talk to people; I want to know who they are and what they’re passionate about. That’s why launching AVH Photography (Ashley VanderHeiden) and helping my clients remember one of the most special days of their lives felt like a natural next step.
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