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Photo Composition by Ashley Kanton Photography

In my recent post about Photo Composition one of the things I talked about was how important it is not to crop your subjects limbs out of a photo unnecessarily. Well, today I’m going to talk about something that will be slightly contradictory to that, but just know there’s a time and a place for […]

Fill the Frame – Composition

Photo Composition by Ashley Kanton Photography

Wanna know a secret? There are things you might be doing with your photographs that make them appear less professional. One of the things that always sticks out to me is when people chop off someones limb when it’s not really “appropriate”. I went to a photography workshop several years back, and when they pointed […]

Photo Composition Tips

The Rule of Thirds by Ashley Kanton Photography

Are you struggling to make your photographs more appealing? If so, you might be interested in the rule of thirds! The rule of thirds is a way of composing your photograph. In other words, it’s a composition guide that helps draw the viewer into your photograph. The rule of thirds breaks your image into a […]

The Rule of Thirds – Composition

7 Reasons Why You Have Blurry Photos by Ashley Kanton Photography

Do you ever wonder why you have blurry photographs? It’s probably one of the most asked questions by new photographers. I know I asked it! I started learning Manual Mode, and then couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t getting super tack sharp photographs. Isn’t Manual Mode supposed to make your pictures better, not worse?! YES. […]

7 Reasons Why You Have Blurry Photos

Embracing Candid Photography of Your Kids by Ashley Kanton Photography

Are you the “say cheese” mom that runs over to her kids when she sees them do something cute? I get it, it makes sense! You want to document a moment and that’s how you’ve learned to do it. I mean.. most of us grew up with parents or family members always telling us to […]

Embracing Candid Photography of Your Kids

How to Freeze Motion In Your Photos by Ashley Kanton Photography

Photographing children can be a struggle when it comes to freezing motion. Children, especially toddlers, don’t sit still. Amiright?! Have you ever noticed when taking a picture of your kids that their face isn’t as sharp as you’d like it to be, or maybe their hand is slightly blurred? That’s from motion blur. Motion blur […]

How to Freeze Motion In Your Photos

How to Take Photos That Tell a Story by Ashley Kanton Photography

It’s true what they say – that pictures tell a story. But, not all pictures tell great stories by happenstance. There is more to documenting an event or outing with the fam than just clicking the button. One of the ways I try to tell a story is by thinking of pictures that might potentially […]

How to Take Photos That Tell a Story

Getaway Cabins; Ashley Kanton Photography; Fredericksburg Virginia Wedding Photographer

Last week our family took a mini “glamping” vacation! We slept in a bed and had a toilet, but we cooked our food over the fire and made our coffee in a french press… so I mean… that’s kind of camping, right? The last time Steven and I went camping we didn’t even use a […]

Glamping at the Getaway Houses | Shenandoah National Park

Cinco De Mayo Baby Shower Fiesta; Ashley Kanton Photography; Fredericksburg Virginia Wedding Photographer

Last year my family threw my husband and I a Cinco De Mayo Baby Shower Fiesta on May 5th (duh, Cinco De Mayo) to celebrate that we were expecting our first child. It was the best baby shower I’ve personally ever been too (not biased or anything)! They put in so much work to make […]

Cinco De Mayo Baby Shower Fiesta

Fredericksburg Virginia Wedding Photographer; Ashley Kanton Photography; Finding Time For Photography When You Feel Like You Have No Time At All

Oh, how I hear you mama! Finding time for photography is hard. From the moment you wake up in the morning, your days are filled with maintaining a household, and keeping your baby upright and fed. Time for yourself? It’s rare, it’s fleeting, and when you get it, sometimes you just can’t move off the […]

Finding Time For Photography When You Feel Like You Have No Time At All