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Documentary-style photography

For couples, seniors, & brands

Serving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

and beyond

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about ash k captures
photography by ashley krause

Welcome, friend. We like to have fun around here! I'm Ashley Krause and I'm a documentary-style photographer based in Pittsburgh, PA. 

I invite you to explore around this site for a glimpse into the stories forever told in photographs. I'd love the chance to get to know you and preserve yours, too.

Photos are our legacy. They preserve life's beauty and the way it all felt, forever. As a deeply sentimental person myself, I value this about photography and commit myself to preserving each client's unique story authentically. 

My approach to wedding photography and portrait sessions is to be present and to be observant. I take a journalistic approach and bring an artistic flare. I edit your photographs to withstand the test of time and to be cherished for generations. Peruse my portfolio for examples, but remember, each session is unique and I vow that yours will feel like you.

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starting at $3,500



starting at $400



starting at $400

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After scrolling through countless photography accounts on Instagram, we stumbled upon Ashley. and were struck by how she merged creativity and unique imagery with not being too forced or overly-produced. Upon reaching out to her, she was quick to respond, professional yet very friendly and genuine- even via text.


Ashley radiated the sense of the kind of person you would want and trust to be in your “inner-circle” on such an important day. She was informative and flexible with selecting packages and how the whole day would flow, offering suggestions and ideas in a subtle way and adapting to some changes throughout process and day of seamlessly.


We were somewhat anxious about being photographed and posing as we are not typically comfortable with being focus or center-of-attention but I can say I genuinely had a blast and felt at ease all because of Ashley and her approach! The images she captured illustrate the range of emotions and all of the love that were felt on our wedding day and will be cherished not only by us but by others now and in the future. 


Our gallery is like watching a movie starring our favorite people and gives us all the feels. Wedding days are full of beautiful moments- having them captured and edited by Ashley is something we will be forever grateful for!

- Rosie, 2021 bride

I cannot recommend Ashley enough!!! My partner and I had never gotten professional photos taken before and we were both pretty nervous. I booked with Ashley when I saw her gorgeous photos on instagram. Literally breathtaking! She did both our engagement and wedding photos.


She did such thorough and thoughtful work every step of the way. Besides the photos being magical and more than I could have wished for, Ashley and her partner are kind, genuine, dedicated, professional, easy-going, and so thoughtful. It truly felt like having a friend at the wedding and our special day would not have been the same without her.

- Caley, 2022 bride

Ashley was our wedding photographer not once, but twice (Covid ceremony and reception one year later)! I still get so many wonderful compliments on my wedding photos from both. She is so talented and easygoing. I didn’t have to worry once. These pictures speak for themselves - and they look even more beautiful when printed in your hands.

- Anna, '20 + '21 bride
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