Ashley Kanton

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I'm a wedding and engagement photographer based out of Northern Virginia. Although, an Arizona State University alumna through and through - go Sun Devils! I recently got married to the most handsome man, if I do say so myself. He's the one with the red beard.. because every day is beard season. He's my biggest supporter, best friend, and better half! One of my vows was to never shave his beard off while he's sleeping ;) and to wish him all the patience in the world, because he's gonna need it with me around!

Together, we have a son named Archer who was born August 4, 2018 and is just the sweetest! We also have two dogs, who most importantly, are my not-so-little spoons at night! Generally, you can find all five of us hanging out at home working on our next #PinterestFail while listening to our favorite podcasts or audiobooks. Lately I'm obsessing over the Rise podcast, as well as the Rise Together podcast! If we're not doing that, you can guarantee it's because we're a little busy learning how to be new parents! Which by the way - is the most amazing and rewarding job ever!

Aside from working hard on the failing Pinterest front, listening to podcasts and audiobooks until my heart is content, and mom-ing it up, I spend my days working out at Orange Theory Fitness (any OTF go-ers in the house?!) and working my other job! I'm a full time compliance analyst for a large corporation, so that keeps me pretty busy Monday through Friday.

I can't wait to meet you over coffee to chat about your newest adventure! Being engaged is the best, and I can't wait to celebrate this milestone in life with you! 

I love yoga pants, Target, Amazon Prime and a strong coffee!

I'm Ashley

Hi gorgeous bride-to-be!

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I work from home and I'm a new mom, so I rarely wear makeup, or anything other than yoga pants. What is life without yoga pants?!

Yoga pants

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I must be making up for lost time - I LOVE shopping now more than ever before. Baby clothes, home decor, yoga pants.. the list goes on!

Shopping

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I don't have a Pinterest worthy home, but I love trying to get it there with DIY projects and decor! #PinterestFails all day!

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DIY Projects

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I love to read and listen to podcasts. Sometimes it's easier these days with a newborn to listen to audiobooks versus read, but I LOVE learning all the things! I enjoy business books and self-care type of reads!

Reading & Podcasts

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I'm sure your mind is racing with all that needs to be planned. It's all very exciting, but it can also be somewhat overwhelming. After all, you're planning a day that you've been dreaming up your entire life.

I understand choosing the right photographer for your wedding day is extremely important, because once the day is over and you're back from your honeymoon, the memories and photographs are what's left. The photographs that are taken on your wedding day will eventually become heirlooms, passed down for generations, and it is so important to me that when you look back at your images, you are able relive those moments all over again. To feel the emotions you had while stepping into your wedding gown, the look on your grooms face when he saw you during the first look, the little squeeze of your fathers hand as he walks you down the aisle. There are so. many. precious. moments!

Being a bride recently myself, I know all of the hard work, sweat, and tears that goes into planning your wedding day and creating those little details that help tell your love story, and I know the details you've chosen are very intentional. As your photographer, I live to document those special and unique moments, while giving you a wedding day experience that you will never forget.

I love getting to know my couples and building a strong relationship with them is important to me. I learn what makes their heart beat, so that I can capture truly beautiful images that exemplify exactly who they are and what they represent. That way when their family and friends look at their wedding day photos, they aren't focused solely on a pretty picture, but rather the fact that they can see how happy the couple was in that moment.

and kept forever.

I BELIEVE IN AUTHENTIC AND RAW MOMENTS, THAT SHOULD BE CAPTURED 

I believe in authentic and raw moments, that should be captured 

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