I grew up in the state of Kentucky, and I am a huge UK Wildcat Fan!
I'm married to that gorgeous girl above, and love working alongside her!
I am the lead videographer, and just joined Ashlea's team officially in 2019! (Although, let's be honest I've been a part since the beginning with all the crazy things she has always had me do!)
I've also travelled all over the world with Ashlea and we love adventuring together. I've been doing video work for about 10 years and I'm excited to implement my creative eye into a photo/video team with my wife!
I’m a sweet tea guy, through and through. My wife says I need to drink more water but I mean tea is 99% water, right?
I grew up in sweet, southern South Carolina! I’m a southern girl, through and through!
I’ve been married since 05.09.14. (Best. Day. Ever.)
I have a sweet four year old boy, David Elijah III and a 9 month old, Carter Bennett! I LOVE being a boy momma!
I shoot on a Contax 645 with Portra 400 and Portra 800 Film. I ADORE the light and colors film is shot on.
I started this business in 2015 while I was in college in Knoxville, TN.
I am the lead photographer, email writer, blogger and editor. I also have an amazing team that serves along side me as associates, second shooters and virtual assistants.
I travel all over photographing weddings and some of my favorite places I have been is Texas, Florida and Mexico, Switzerland and Jamaica!
I shoot 15 weddings annually.
I’m slightly obsessed with coffee. I love it a - latte! :)
I love creating beautiful images but more importantly, I love serving couples on one of the greatest days of their lives!!
the ashlea snell experience
I’m sure your mind is racing with all that needs to be planned. It’s all very exciting but it can also be somewhat overwhelming. You’re planning the day that you’ve been anticipating your whole life and yet you only get one shot at it! By the time you get the hang of it, the planning is over! My goal as a wed- ding photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. Photography is more than just images, it’s a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience.
When couples feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, that results in genuine, joyful images! When I think back to my wedding day, I remember amazing memories.... but most of the moments I remember really well are the instances that were captured in my pictures. They are priceless to me. Our photographer made us feel so incredibly comfortable and for the first time, I experienced what it feels like to be in front of the camera as a bride. Your wedding day is an experience from beginning to end and your photography is a huge part of that experience..... shouldn’t it be fun? and enjoyable? and natural? I think so! My goal is to not only capture memories for my clients, it’s to create an experience that they will never forget.
One way I ensure that my brides and grooms enjoy the BEST photographic experience possible is through forming a relationship with MY couples. I try my best to make sure that all of our couples are the PERFECT fit for us before officially booking. A bride and groom should connect with their photographer, trust their photographer and be EXCITED about the whole process with them! After booking, I love getting to know my clients through an ENGAGEMENT SESSION that helps them warm up to the camera so that they are ready to rock and roll on the wedding day! By the time the wedding day arrives, my clients feel more like friends and that creates a safe and relaxed environment for photography! Now that you know a little bit about my approach to the wedding day, you can continue reading to find more detailed information about THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE!
from past clients
"Oh Ashlea, how do I even begin to rate you? If you are looking for a photographer who really knows how to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera, Ashlea is your girl. Meeting her for the first time was like meeting up with an old friend you hadn't seen in awhile...she was so warm and friendly right off the bat, it was like I've known her forever. Even throughout my planning I would text her at random times to get her thoughts on flowers, colors, etc, and every time I would always get replies and suggestions filled with excitement and plenty of emojis 💁🏻🙌🏻she really knows how to hype you up for your big day!
On the day of, Ashlea and her second shooter really helped me hold it together. Let's just say my fiancé and I weren't the most organized, and team Snell held the timeline together like the pros they are, even when the boys went to the wrong location and didn't get cell service. It's not a small feat keeping the bride together when the groom is late for the first look, there's possibly a bridesmaid bouquet missing, the bugs won't stop getting caught in the mesh of my dress, and more problems, but these two kept me sane and managed to get some looks from my new husband and me that I didn't realize were possible! These pics were magazine worthy, no joke.
Ashlea - thanks for capturing all the emotions and excitement I felt on my wedding day, the pictures are better than I could have ever dreamed. You have a customer for life!"
Brianna & Randy
"Ashlea did such a beautiful job capturing all the wonderful moments of our wedding!!! Her and her second shooter are so an incredibly sweet and they are good at what they do and love every minute of it! Thank you so much for being another beautiful part of our wedding!!! It was amazing and I'm so happy you captured such wonderful memories we will cherish for the rest of our lives!!!."
Sue & Josh
"10 stars! Ashlea is simply amazing. She is so sweet and pays so much attention to detail. She is great at getting everyone to smile even when we’re al hot, tired, and totally over pictures. She went out of her way to help my day run smoothly. She is always quick to respond to messages and her editing time is extremely quick too! Highly recommend!"
Cathy & Travis
Let's Build the perfect Video collection for you
4 Hours - $2000
6 HOURS - $3000
8 Hours - $4000
a La Carte
4-8 Minute Wedding Highlight Film
Raw Ceremony Footage
Wedding Teaser Mini Film
Save The Date Instagram Teaser- $500
Full Ceremony Video Presentation - $500
RAW Reception Footage - $500
Full Ceremony & Speeches Video Presentation - $1000
All RAW Video & Drone Footage - $1000
Additional Video Coverage - $500/hour
A 30% retainer will be due to reserve your date, along with a signed contract. This is included in the overall cost.
Intimate Wedding packages are available upon request.
**Sales tax will be added to all packages and options
we are having a small wedding, can we book less than 4 hours?
Four hours is the minimum coverage I offer to ensure that I can fully capture the day. Even with a small wedding, the timeline usually stays the same. However, I do offer special pricing for elopements which if that is something you're interested in, just let me know and I have special pricing for you!
I am often asked if 4 hours is enough time to capture the full wedding story and the answer is yes! Our main goal right now is securing and saving your date. You can always add additional coverage as we get closer to the big day and we have a good idea of your timeline.
DO YOU BRING YOUR OWN LIGHTING? MY RECEPTION IS A DARKER BALLROOM, BUT I STILL WANT THE PHOTOS BRIGHT!
This is such a great question, and for a short answer its YES! I bring my entire lighting set up with me to every single wedding, with back up lighting in case something were to happen. 99% of my wedding reception photos are used with flash, along with quite a bit of my detail shots. I am trained to work in any lighting situation.
do you have insurance? My venue requires it?
Yes! Ashlea Snell LLC is completely insured and registered. If you are in need of any policy number, please inform me and I can send over my information to your venue for you. That is 100% something you do not need to be worried about taking care of!As for my associates, Ashlea Snell LLC does employ and train other photographers to complete the Ashlea Snell Experience when they work for me and when they are my associate shooters.
Thank you so much for considering me to be a part of your wedding day! If you have any further questions that were not covered in the FAQ, please feel free to email me and I'll be more than happy to answer. If you’re interested in working with me, the next step is to set up a time to talk over a booking proposal! You can reach me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org