i'm ashley

hey there!

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

Ashley Krause

meet the team



introvert. escape artist. fancy gecko.



grad student. candy store employee.  also takes photos.



orange. foodie. nap king.

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 to take photos. Photography has inspired me since I was little, looking through boxes of my grandpa's film. I'm blessed to have turned it into a side job that I'm . I've fallen in love with capturing your authentic moments and creating art out of the ordinary.

It's really all about the simple things in life in my book! I love Jesus, my cat, finding new music, getting my body moving, and laughing way too loud with my friends.

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 taking cool photos of my own and even cooler ones of YOU.

Inspired by


I say my photography is 'inspired by nature' because to me, portraits should be *real.* 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!

For taking the time to get to know a little bit more about me. I'd love to get to know

you too, so fill out this short quiz for me & await a DM :) I can't wait to meet you!

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