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about ash k captures

I'm Ashley Krause, at your service!  I'm grateful that we've connected and look forward to a chance to get to know you, too.

This page tells a bit about me and why I do what I do, the way I do it.

meet the team
stink and pants

foodies. nap kings. quality control.

stink and pants are my cat who could not look less  alike. they approve client galleries before they are delivered and hate that my job makes me leave the house.

celeste and dwayne

escape artists. kinda shifty. fancy geckos.

celeste and dwayne supervise my equipment. they live in my office and are the cat's greatest love interests. i got them over quarantine and highly encourage everyone to get geckos.


bestie. second-shooter in training (he passed!). 

frank is my fiancé who has become quite the photographer over the years. he is my favorite side-kick at weddings. he is kind and funny and talented. we are getting married ourselves in 2024!!!

meet ashley

I live just outside of Pittsburgh with my fiancé, Frank, and our two cats, Stink and Pants + leopard geckos, Celeste and Dwayne. 


I work remote full-time at technology company in executive communications and am a 2024 bride myself. I love music and art and seeing cool things. I am on a quest to find the best pad thai and I exclusively watch documentaries. Sometimes I have bangs, sometimes I'm blonde, but all the time, I am very laid back and I don't like to take my life too seriously.


I'm a deeply nostalgic and sentimental person. Photos mean everything to me and that's why I do what I do, the way I do it.

my photo experience

I grew up in the era of PicNik and underwater disposables. I had a Flip video camera, a YouTube channel, and a dream, lol. I have always been an artsy-fart and learning how to use a DSLR camera in 2014 yearbook class sealed the deal. I credit all of this to my grandfather's love of capturing our family growing up, passed down to my mom, and onto me. I became the paparazzi friend which evolved to second shooting weddings in 2018. This changed my life.


From then, I've invested in education and experiences to refine my style and continuously am growing as an artist.  I have been the lead photographer or assisted over 150 weddings!

So we are on the same page, photography is a part-time venture for me, so the weddings that I do take on, I give my whole heart to.

my "why"

it's all for you. this is all about preserving your memories. i don't do photo selfishly or for any other reason other than i think you deserve a wedding photographer that really cares about you and delivers a gallery that lets you live your wedding over and over again. not fabricating your day to be something it wasn't or missing out on special moments.

thank you for supporting my dream year after year. for reading this, and for considering me to document special pieces of your life.

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