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First things first, the feeling of photographing a marital ceremony again is just indescribable. I LOVE capturing weddings and engagements and elopements – I am at complete peace behind the camera in any capacity but photographing sessions fully surrounding love, on what is very likely two people’s most fulfilling and exciting day of their lives. […]

Elopement | Bryan + Abigail

July 24, 2020

Wedding

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I had the absolute honor of having Aysleigh in the studio for her newborn session and couldn’t wait to share this session on the blog! Aysleigh’s mom Casey and I met through our parents growing up so I have quite literally known her for what feels like (and is very close to) forever! I have […]

Newborn Studio Session | Aysleigh

July 14, 2020

Newborn

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Being a photographer isn’t something that I do, it’s part of who I am. It sound cheesy but this never feels like a job to me, it comes so easy and natural to me — not in a boastful or I think I am a perfect photographer kind of way, but in an I love […]

Maternity – Stephanie+Chad

July 7, 2020

Maternity

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“She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” Where do I even begin with this blog post? First and foremost, I want to express my genuine and deep gratitude to my tribe of friends that made this […]

Feeling Empowered!

June 24, 2020

Personal

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2019 was quite the year for me, and not necessarily in the best way. Business was great but my personal life had it’s share of struggle. From my mom being hospitalized for an extended time, and at one point on life support, to my childhood home being set on fire and burned to the ground. […]

Back in Business – Home Studio!

June 8, 2020

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Whew, what a year… first there was covid and I say that in past tense because it is incredibly overshadowed at this point. As if it couldn’t get worse, this year literally did. Now it’s covid AND massive chaos. My heart honestly aches at the state of our world. I’ve posted on this on my […]

A Tribute to 2020 Seniors – Delaney

June 2, 2020

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When Ashley Dorton Photography was brand new, I genuinely wanted to savor every opportunity I was given to be behind the camera. Whether it was families, babies or weddings, I wanted to do it all. I am so glad that I went into pursuing my photography dreams with that mentality because I enjoy every inch […]

Real Estate Photography

May 24, 2020

Real Estate Photography

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The day I brought my sweet Reagan earthside, I knew instantly that my world was completely changed for the better. There is NOTHING like the feeling of meeting your baby for the first time and you are very literally never the same after, in almost every way. So much about being a mom is challenging […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2020

Personal

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Fairview Farm Events is easily one of my absolute favorite venues I have shot at. Not only is it a breathtaking setting through every inch of the 225 acre property but the details and the style at Fairview is like no other. With it’s beautiful statement barn and stamped concrete details, the rustic vibes are […]

Fairview Farm Events

May 4, 2020

Wedding

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Throughout my professional photography career I have spent countless hours seeking educational opportunities as well as opportunities to place to spotlight on my work. I am truly proud of the skills I possess behind the camera and the work that I produce. I hope this doesn’t come across as honery or prideful, because I can […]

In The Spotlight

April 25, 2020

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