FULL OF LIFE
Modern + Authentic Wedding Photojournalism
I'm Ashley Michaels, wedding photographer based in Sandusky, Ohio. I've been taking photos at weddings since 2015. In a market saturated with styled and directed portraits, I like to stay focused on what matters most: documenting authentic moments and storytelling with photographs.
Most wedding photography websites are full of posed pictures. I take those photos too - and you'll see them here - but I hope you're looking for more than that. When it comes to choosing a photographer for your wedding, you might not realize at first that the photos you’ll treasure the most are the unscripted ones. When all is said and done, you'll have images to remind you how you spent this day with the ones you love.
"I'm truly speechless. Going through the photos, alternating between laughing and crying, I have to tell you just how grateful we are for everything. From the beginning of this whole process, your patience, kindness, and professionalism have been so appreciated. We don't love having our pictures taken - in fact, we [very] jokingly considered not hiring a photographer for our wedding. But you made us feel so comfortable during our engagement photo shoot and wedding day, and the pictures really capture who we are as a couple. A few highlights for me.. coming down the stairs to my dad (talk about a tear jerker) - and the photo of my mom with tears in her eyes. The heartfelt hugs between us and our family members/friends. The day goes by so so quickly, but these photos really helped us re-live the best day of our lives, and we'll cherish them forever. So, thank you. We are so thrilled with our photos and grateful we chose an amazing photographer." -Katherine
"Ashley is an AWESOME photographer. She was very understanding & responsive from the initial get go. She was very open to any ideas we had & had great ideas that we loved too. The most amazing thing is how she managed to be completely unobtrusive & disappeared into the background. You don't even notice her there & then when you get the photos at the end, you're totally surprised by what photos you didn't even know she was taking. We would HIGHLY recommend her, they are photos we will treasure for a lifetime & we're so glad we chose her for our engagement shoot & wedding day." -Marissa