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experience

"Photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place."

- elliott erwitt

The best photos are made with interesting light, interesting composition, and interesting people. You show up on your wedding fully present with each other and your loved ones so you can delight in your day. I show up on your wedding day fully present so you can trust that every moment, both big and small, is captured honestly.

Together we'll preserve your legacy of life & love. 

learn about your investment

Hire a photographer who values what you value.

I want you to be able to say that you felt seen, known, and loved. You are choosing to preserve your legacy of life and love. 

I want you to walk away with photos that make you remember how you felt during the day.

Why does it matter?

You deserve a thoughtful presence from the person photographing your wedding. Someone who celebrates you, your partner and your loved ones for who they are, exactly as they are. 

belonging, intentionality, celebration.

You and your partner have already said your best yes to each other. If you choose to hire me as your photographer, you're choosing:

I believe how and where you spend your dollars reflects what is important to you.

invest in your legacy

what can you expect?

02. Low pressure portraits The way you want 'em

You planned an incredible celebration with all the people you love, and I want you to live that experience to the fullest. Together, we'll set aside enough time for the portraits you want so you can stay present for what and who matters most. 

03. timeless imagery through digital + film

I incorporate both digital and film images into your final wedding photo gallery. Adding film photos into your wedding day amplifies your photo experience with nostalgic and classic imagery that will endure. 

04. photos that remind you how it felt

With me, you'll receive an artfully curated gallery of timeless, candid photos from your wedding day. Each image helps you relive the day and all the human emotions you experienced along the way. Honest storytelling matters to me. 

05. group photos that are efficient, easy + printable

Together, we'll organize a checklist of "must-have" family + friend portraits so I don't miss a thing. You'll walk away with beautiful, printable group portraits - and your loved ones will appreciate how quick + easy it all was!

06. Quality photos in a timely manner

I want you to have your wedding photos as quickly as possible. You'll receive a handful of sneak peeks within 48 hours. Your full gallery of high resolution images arrives 6-8 weeks from your wedding day - ready to download, share + print!

07. Expert Resources + clear communication

When you hire me, you'll have access to questionnaires, checklists, and other photo-related advice delivered right to your inbox. With regular check-ins and an "open door" email policy, you'll know I'm truly in your corner the whole way.

01. True-to-Life editing that honors diverse skin tones

Your images will be edited with true-to-life colors with a hint of film vibes. I prioritize vibrant, honest skin tones so you and your people will always look like yourselves. Your photos will stand the test of time.

Straightforward wedding pricing so you always know what to expect.

weddings

Weekend wedding photography collections are curated to fulfill your hopes and dreams for your wedding day. Collection options begin at 6 hours of wedding coverage, and include access to expert guides + resources, open communication with me, high resolution images, print release for personal + family use, and heirloom quality albums + prints.

small weddings + elopements

For weddings with fewer than 50 guests, choose to celebrate with only your closest family + friends.  All collections include access to expert guides + resources, open communication with me, high resolution images, print release for personal + family use, and heirloom quality albums + prints.

engagements + portraits

Your portrait experience will honor who you are, how you love, and you'll walk away with timeless, candid photos you adore. All collections include access to expert guides + resources, open communication with me, high resolution images, print release for personal use, and heirloom quality albums + prints.

BEGINNING AT $2500

BEGINNING AT $3600

BEGINNING AT $450

Build your dream wedding photo package.

• Additional Hourly Coverage – $450/hr
• Second Photographer – $600
• Classic Engagement Session – $450
• Film + Digital Engagement Session – $750
• Rehearsal Dinner Coverage – $825
• 35-mm Film + Proof Prints – Starting at $325
• Set of 10 Matted Prints – Starting at $450
• 8.5x8.5 Customized Guestbook Album – $500
• 10x10 Heirloom Album, 15 Spreads – $925

Here are some thoughtful little extras you can add to your wedding photo package: 

Your wedding day is unique because never again in this whole world will the exact same group of people all be in the same space at the same time. You have put so much thought and intentionality into planning your wedding day.

thoughtful little extras

KRISTEN + NATHAN | JULY 2019

Ashley, I'll say it again and again. You are incredible and have a keen eye for capturing important moments, whether they be full of joy, heartbreak, love, or goofiness. You give all of your clients the gift of thoughtful presence, as well as such meaningful moments that they can hang on to forever.

"You are incredible and have a keen eye for capturing important moments, whether they be full of joy, heartbreak, love, or goofiness."

BEKAH + JONNY | SEPTEMBER 2020

"We are so happy you were there! You perfectly captured the day. We love the photos! So many favorites already. It's the little things. Helps us remember all the planning we did! We can't wait to look through these over and over again."

"We are so happy you were there! You perfectly captured the day."

MELISSA + ZACK | JUNE 2019

"The day was a blur, but there were certain moments I'll never forget, and I'm so glad you captured those. They may not be the pictures my family members will hang on their walls, but they are the ones that I love because I remember exactly how I felt in that moment."

"The day was a blur, but there were certain moments I'll never forget, and I'm so glad you captured those."

testimonials

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You select your coverage, sign the contract + secure your date with a $1000 retainer.

secure your date

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After our call, you'll receive a curated proposal with your ideal wedding photo packages to review with your partner.

Choose your Coverage

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I'll reply within 24 hours + invite you to schedule a quick call with me.
(Optional, but worth it!)

book a chat

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After scrolling through my site to get a vibe check, you'll submit an inquiry through the contact form.

Inquire

01.

how does this all work?

i'm yours!

signed. sealed. delivered...

I can't wait to meet you!

Fill out the contact form below so we can get this party started! I typically respond to your inquiry within 24-48 hours so we can move on to the next steps. Have an urgent question or just tired of contact forms?
Send an email to hello@thecoecollective.com 

You’ve had a chance to browse through galleries, peruse the pricing, and get to know my heart for photography. What now? 

let's connect about your wedding!

Fill out the contact form below so we can get this party started! I typically respond to your inquiry within 24-48 hours so we can move on to the next steps. Have an urgent question or just tired of contact forms?
Send an email to hello@thecoecollective.com 

You’ve had a chance to browse through galleries, peruse the pricing, and get to know my heart for photography. What now?

let's connect about your session!

i'm ready to get this party started!

As soon as your wedding photos are ready to share, we will schedule a date to meet up at your home or via Zoom. This party can be private for just the two of you, or you can invite family or friends to join! Together, we'll watch a slideshow of your curated wedding photos, and collectively ooh-and-ahh as we relive the magic of your wedding day. Afterwards, I'll walk you through the navigation tools inside the gallery, give you the ins and outs of online print ordering, and leave you to scroll through your photos one by one.

Wait, what's an image reveal party?

My couples receive a handful of sneak peek images within 48 hours of their wedding day. Your full-access pass to high res images will be delivered via online gallery within 6-8 weeks of your wedding day. You also have the choice to do an image reveal party in-person or via Zoom.

When do we get our photos back?

I believe strongly in quality imagery over quantity. I guarantee 50 images per hour of coverage. However, most couples who book 8-hour wedding day coverage receive 600-800 images in their galleries. BONUS: every image you receive in your gallery is yours to keep. Your photo package comes with a print release and all  digital files.

How many images will we get?

My home states are Minnesota and Iowa, and I love serving wedding clients right here at home. My main Midwest wedding photography coverage extends to Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. I love the Midwest and think there is valuable beauty right here in my own backyard. The feeling of home helps me do my best work. However, I've gotten to know many wonderful humans across the entire US. If you're getting married in a place you call home, I'd love to come and photograph you. I take on limited travel for weddings outside the Midwest each year. This allows me to care for and invest in each couple wholeheartedly.

Why the Midwest? Would you travel beyond the Midwest?

I take a documentary approach to wedding photos. This means you get to live in the moment on your wedding day, while I anticipate and photograph moments big and small. My camera is glued to my face so that I don't miss a thing. I'll be sure to help you get the classic portrait and family photos, too! My editing stays true-to-life so your images remain timeless 'til death do you part. Honest photos for a lifetime of love, my friends.

What is your style?

When you hire me, I show up to photograph with intentionality. My role is not "dress holder, dancing queen, and new best friend." My role is to make honest photos to remind you of what happened, who was there, and why it mattered. I advocate for the wedding experience you want

Why should we hire you?

frequently asked questions