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Don’t take this particular wedding decision lightly - your photographer should be able to not only deliver on their packages but give you and your groom a sense of peace and calm. 

After the day is over, the flowers have faded, and the guests have all gone home - there will be just the memory of your beautiful day. All you’ll really have left is the photos and videos and hopefully, those images stand the test of time so future generations can look back at your love story and be inspired. 

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Nicole, Bride


"If I could give Ashley 10 stars, I would! I absolutely adored working with her, not only on our wedding day, but throughout the entire planning process. She was such a huge help. Her energy is incredible and she is one of the kindest people I have ever met. My husband and I could not be happier with our wedding photos! She truly is very talented in more ways than one. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer.
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Kayla & Brandon, Bride & Groom

"My husband and I hired Ashley last September for our engagement and wedding pictures. She is absolutely amazing! From our first meet to the big day, she made us feel comfortable and relaxed which allowed us to be ourselves and capture a ton of memories. Every picture she took told a story. Ashley is a natural with her camera and an absolute sweetheart. She exceeded our expectations and we can not recommend her enough."


Madison, Bride

"Ashley is incredible to work with. Along with being our photographer for our wedding next year, she also took our engagement pictures recently and they are gorgeous! My Fiancé and I haven't been in front of the camera before and she made us feel so comfortable and guided us through the shoot, capturing a variety of shots. It was almost hard to choose! I have a lot of reasons to be excited to get married, but I am looking forward to the beautiful pictures I will have afterwards to remember that day forever."

Jessica, Bride

"Choosing Ashley as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! Ashley was extremely responsive and enthusiastic from the start, always willing to offer suggestions for our small intimate wedding. When the big day arrived, she was extremely generous with her time, making us feel like truly valued clients. Her professionalism and kind demeanor made the day easy on us and our families and these qualities are certainly reflected in her talent; our photos are incredibly beautiful! We can not recommend Ashley enough, and are grateful to her for helping make our wedding so memorable!"

Nathaly, Bride

"Ashley captured our wedding and engagement pictures and I can’t tell you how beautiful they turned out! She is so talented and truly makes her photos look like art!!! On top of being so talented and professional, she has a big heart!! you can tell how much she loves and enjoys what she is doing. She deserves a million stars!!!!!!"

Amy, Bride

"When I first contacted Ashley her quick and fun responses drew me right in. She was interested in our story and wanted to get to know more about my fiancé and I. When we met for our engagement picture session, Ashley was very enthusiastic and made us feel so comfortable. Ashley is so fun but professional. Ashley was so prompt with getting our proofs and even quicker with editing our photos. Her photography skills are absolutely amazing. She has a great eye and every picture shows our personality. We cannot wait for Ashley to capture our wedding day next year!! "


Brittany, Bride

"Ashley is incredibly talented at what she does. Not only in her photography skills, (which are AMAZING by the way).... but also in the way she connects with her clients. By then end of our engagement session, well heck, even before we met, we were friends! After seeing our engagement photos, and then attending a family wedding, I had a close family member tell us what a difference in her work, compared to the photographer at that wedding..... the exact words were “she really sets the bar high”........ and Ashley does! We are incredibly grateful and blessed to have found her. We live 4+ hours away, and we could have not found anyone we would be happier with. We can’t wait to see our wedding photos!

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Katelyn, Bride


"I cannot say enough good things about Ashley Bassett Photography. Ashley is an exceptional photographer, and we’re fortunate to have found her for our Northern Michigan Wedding. Communication from the beginning was smooth, timely and professional. She helped me map out my wedding day timeline and she is literally willing to help you with anything. This has been extremely beneficial as we finalize the details of our wedding. When it comes to taking photos, Ashley is always up for adventure. We had so much taking our engagement pictures at a winery in Traverse City. The end product was exactly what we were looking for, great photos that perfectly captured us! We had so many people reach out to us and RAVE about our pictures.. Ashley really pays attention to detail, not only in her photographs, but in every aspect of the service and product which she provides. Couldn't recommend her and her services enough!"

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How many weddings do you book a year?

I personally take up to 20 weddings a year to ensure the best experience for my clients. Therefore, I only commit to a limited number of weddings per month and year.
 
When should I book you?


Since my weddings are limited, I encourage couples to book with me nine to 12 months before their wedding date. 

How do I book my date with you?


Your wedding date is officially reserved after initial retainer & contract is signed. Unfortunately, I cannot promise any date until I have received both.

Will your prices be the same in six months?
 
Rates are subject to change. To lock in the current rate listed on the website a signed contract and paid retainer is required. 

Will I get two photographers on my wedding day?

Yes! All of my wedding collections include a second photographer because I truly believe you deserve to see your wedding day from more than one angle. 

Do you travel?

I do! I am constantly re-inspired when I travel and photograph in different places. My destination wish list is Naples, Florida (anywhere in South Florida), Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona just to name a few! 

Are you insured?

Yes, completely!

Do you edit all of the photos?

Yes, I look at every image and process them before delivery to ensure they are perfect and ready to print! 

How long does it take to get photos back?

Weddings are delivered in 8 weeks or less. Portrait sessions are delivered in 4 weeks or less after you’ve chosen your favorites from your proofing gallery. I work hard to get your photos back to you as soon as possible.

How do I receive my photos?

I deliver my photos through a convenient, secure online gallery where you can download your high-resolution photos directly to your computer!


Do I get printing rights?

Yes of course! You can print and share your photos as often as you’d like! (Please do!)

Do you watermark your photos?

No! I am hired to capture your beautiful memories! These are images are ones you’ll hang on your wall, placed in a frame on your desk, and shared with family. I do not want to take away from the beauty of your images with a distracting watermark. Although, I appreciate and love seeing my amazing clients credit me as the photographer whenever they share their images online or to social media!

Where will my engagement session take place?

That’s entirely up to you! I am primarily a natural light photographer and will look for the best light at any location to achieve my aesthetic. I will always choose light over location!! We are so lucky to live in Northern Michigan with its breathtaking views of bright blue water, sandy beaches, rolling hills, fields of wildflowers, rivers and streams, wineries, orchards (especially early spring blossoms), downtown streetscapes and so much more! I am always happy to give recommendations but my favorite will always be cherry or apple orchards! Even something as simple as a dirt road can be the perfect location.

Why do you love engagement sessions?

I love them because it gives us a chance to get to know each other, make friends and just have lots of fun. This is the secret to tons of gorgeous portraits on your wedding day. You’ll know how I work and you’ll be much more relaxed.  

Will I get to choose which images I want in my gallery?

For weddings, no. Rest assured you will receive the very best in your gallery which will be around 500-600 images. 

For portrait sessions, yes! All engagement, maternity & senior sessions will receive an online proofing gallery that contains all images. They will be unedited, low resolution and watermarked. You'll have 2 weeks to choose your favorites. After you've selected your favorites, it will take up to 4 weeks to receive your completed gallery which will be professionally edited, high-resolution and un-watermarked.


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Choosing your wedding photographer is one of the most intimate decisions you can make. They’re there for every moment of your big day - from the getting ready moments to that oh-so-swoon worthy look your husband gives you when you aren’t looking at him. 

Send me a message and let’s see if we are a perfect fit for your dream day. 

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