The girl behind the lens...

Ever since I was a little girl I have been obsessed with taking pictures, I thank God everyday for this gift. My favorite things about photography are being able to capture raw emotion that shares a story. As cliché as it might sound I truly believe a picture says a thousand words.

I was born and raised in Raleigh and Wrightsville Beach, NC and am a proud alumni of East Carolina Unviersity. I LOVE to travel, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you are not local to NC or VA.


This is Trent, my husband! We got married in April of 2022 and are loving life in Northern, VA since. He is my favorite adventure buddy and you might see him at your session taking behind the scenes footage or carrying my camera bag. My biggest supporter and encourager, he makes life more FUN!

Picture taken by Brittany Cruse Photography


My faith is the most important thing in my life, It hasn't always been that way. I started a relationship with Jesus in college and I fully believe He is in the center of this business and has blessed me with the gifts to be bold enough to live out this dream.

My Bucket List.

My favorite memories in life happen while traveling. Getting to experience new culture and Gods beauty is something I love.

In the U.S.

  • Yosemite National Park
  • Alaska
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Bonneville Salt Flats

Outside the U.S.

  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • New Zealand
  • Maldives

Ashley has taken some awesome photos for me! I trust her artistic eye and recommend her for any photography needs you might have.

Jennifer F.

Ashley is amazing! I normally dread taking photos but I knew I wanted to get some great shots for my college graduation. She made the experience so much fun and was so patient with me as I constantly was taking forever to fix my hair and outfit. She gave great ideas for creative poses and was so awesome at getting the pictures back to me quickly! My family and I were so pleased with her and her work!