i'm ashley

hey there!

welcome to my photography site and thanks for stopping by. i hope you enjoy this inside look into my life, my work, the beautiful people behind it, and may feel drawn toward shooting with me, too.

Ashley Krause

my story

I'm a 22 year old graduate student at Chatham University! I'm pursuing a dual master's degree in sustainability and business and I love love love to take photos. Photography was always a hobby of mine, but I'm so happy to have turned it into a side job that I'm passionate about. I've fallen in love with capturing authentic moments and creating visuals with the natural elements that surround us.

For me, it's truly all about the simple things in life! I love Jesus, finding new music, admiring flowers, getting my body moving, laughing too loudly with my friends, and sipping on lavender lattes.

I'm passionate about sharing stories, making people smile, taking care of our planet, and creating as often as I can. I'm always down for an adventure and hope to travel the world taking photos of you beautiful people.

Inspired by


I say my photography is 'inspired by nature' because to me, portraits should be authentic to the spirit of our souls and flow naturally like the world around us. Photos can be posed, but they don't have to be. Shoots with me = shoots with lots of belly laughs, sunlight, and bringing natural elements into the picture.


I also just love being outdoors, plain and simple! I'm from southwest PA, so I was raised as a kid who loved to explore & this still stands. I'm always seeking new adventure and admire the natural beauty that surrounds us. 

my style

So, out of all the talented photographers in our area ... why choose me? Well, that's entirely up to you! But let me give you a taste of what a shoot with me entails:

⋒ I'm extremely easy going and like to make people smile + laugh. That's how I get the genuine photos we're both looking to capture! I don't like to pose you, which sounds weird because we're SO accustomed to always posing and slapping on a smile for photos. Not happenin! You'll see what I mean :)

⋒ I'd say my style is on the moodier side, but still bright and full of life. Examples of my editing style are featured on this site as well as my socials!

⋒ I work very closely with my clients, from the very beginning with brainstorming to the post-editing process! I want the photos you receive from me to be tailored to your liking and bring the visions you had to life as well as satisfying my love for movement, laughter, and pretty light.

⋒ All photos that I take + edit with Lightroom will be available to you for instant download. I do not do prints at this time, however if you choose to print your images, a personal print-release statement will be provided to you.


Thank you!

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Ashley Krause

TEXT: 724-963-6909

EMAIL: ashkcaptures@gmail.com

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