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Adventure Elopement & portrait photography

Blue Ridge pwky | appalachian trail | smoky mountains | & beyond

 

Located in Western North Carolina

Adventure Weddings, Elopements, & Portrait Photography

Hi I’m Ashley Lee - An adventurous North Carolina Photographer exploring her home state and documenting adventurous people in epic places.

I am my own team when it comes to photographing you. My style is adventurous, full of life, candid, lots of movement, epic landscapes, and magic.

I’m an outdoor enthusiast - You’ll find me photographing Adventure Elopements, Weddings. and Portraits from Tennessee to Florida and everywhere in between. I especially love Blue Ridge Parkway but am psyched to go wherever your heart takes you.

I’ll tell your story well and document your love in a way that feels real and genuine, whether you have invited me to shoot your once in a lifetime destination elopement or your mid week adventure.

This Is Your Great Adventure. Let's Document It Well

As a professional photographer with a decade of experience, I believe that my job is to capture raw emotion in a way that can be felt for generations. I strive to capture you in an authentic way and create photos with emotion and beauty.

North Carolina Adventure Weddings & Elopements

Elopements + Adventure Sessions + Engagements

There is something special about eloping in The Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway. They draw you in first with their beauty and then with their moods.

The amazing thing about being an adventure photographer only is the connection I get to build with you. I’ve found that by specializing in these intimate, outdoors-focused adventure wedding, elopements, and portraits, I get to know my clients on a deeper level. The adventures we go on - sweat, tears, and all, and the epic landscapes we explore - it’s awe inspiring and humbling.

Why does this matter?

I am not just showing up and we are not following a strict timeline, we’re all exploring and experiencing the wild windy mountains of North Carolina together. I believe the best way to serve you is to go beyond the beautiful photographs and give you a meaningful experience. Relationships matter ya’ll. Those that hike together stay together.

I'm an explorer through and through and have an endless list of places I've fallen in love with. Whether you're hoping to have an intimate family or accessible wedding in the mountains or whether you want to walk far into the forest and exchange your vows privately.

When you book me as a photographer, you also book my vast knowledge of unique and wild places of the mountains.

Here’s the deal, do you….

  • want your wedding day to be a true reflection of your relationship vs a big performance & production for everyone else?

  • want to enjoy every second of your adventurous elopement day without the stress, worry, or anxiety?

  • know how amazing it would be, to have the day you promise your life to your soul mate, to truly be focused on you two and your relationship?

  • want to share your vows in complete intimacy, expressing your true genuine self without expectations, judgement, and opinions of an audience?

    If you have been nodding your head, read further.

What to Expect - My Elopement Process with You

  1. Scroll back up to navigation to see Elopement & Portrait Packages for Western North Carolina and get an idea of which package will be best for you.

  2. Reach out via my Contact form in Investment & Info (the more info you give me, the better!).

  3. We’ll gossip, text, email and get to know each other to cover all the details you need to know before booking.

  4. Once we’ve chosen a date & general area, I’ll send you an email to make things official!

  5. As soon as you’ve signed my contract and paid your deposit, it’s OFFICIAL!! Your date is booked!

  6. We’ll spend the days, weeks, months before your North Carolina Adventure Elopement day planning and texting.

  7. The day is here! I’ll finally make your elopement adventure happen and it’ll be even better than you imagined. You’ll go home with incredible memories and I’ll go home with epic photos. I’ll edit them to perfection, send a sneak peak in 24hours and have you crying of happiness as you re-live your incredible day!

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Kate & Howie

Ash is a dream. We were on the fence about doing a traditional wedding or an intimate destination wedding.

After seeing her work it was so hard to imagine our wedding day any other way.

We chose destination wedding and got eloped in Blue Ridge Parkway surrounded by family and needless to say the pictures left us breathless!!!!!

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Molly & Tom

There are absolutely no words to describe the photos.

We instantly fell in love with Ash's adventure and style of photography.

After reaching out our wedding day was finally here and it reaffirmed we chose the right girl. So sweet, made us feel so warm, and extremely comfortable. TLDR we got weird lol.

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Krysten & Joe

I've been following Ash for awhile now & when I got engaged I immediately reached out to her for Blue Ridge Pkwy Elopement and she said yes.

I was over the moon. Such a dream to work with her and she is so kind and down to earth and completely passionate.

Cried for all the moods that day <3

 
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Engagements & Couple

Adventure Session

All of Western North Carolina and Beyond

For the heart racing awe inspiring couple adventure

Have you ever hiked through a location and wish you had stunningly wild photos of yourself in it?

This is the full western North Carolina Adventure Couple Experience. Not only are there multiple stops with tunnels, long range views, cliffs, fir forests, meadows, fields, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the mountain air while getting epic pictures of the two of you.

The best part?

We have Blue Ridge Parkway, multiple National Forests, and numerous 360 degree mountain top views with meadows and fields that you get to explore for up to two hours and watch the sunset. This is perfect for engagements, anniversaries, or just because!

 
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North Carolina Adventure portraits

High School & College Seniors, Head Shots, & Branding

Let’s go on an adventure somewhere in this magical state of ours.

I use all natural light, that means no flash, no studio lighting, and no reflectors. We shoot on location at whatever mountain we decide to conquer that day. We live in North Carolina, every day is an adventure here.

But seriously, my photo shoots are always carefree and fun, with lots of movement, playing with hair, and laughter. I’m going to make you work and it’ll be so fun. I’ll show you pictures in between outfits and bonus you can bring a friend to really make you laugh.

My goal is to make you comfortable enough to be slightly weird but still normal to show your true smile to friends and family. xoxo

 

Choosing the Location
Anywhere in Western North Carolina

Featured locations below

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Soco Falls


near Maggie Valley

Soco Falls is a beautiful, double waterfall on the edge of the Cherokee Indian Reservation, located between the towns of Maggie Valley and Cherokee.

Are you ready for your adventure portrait?

See BLOG for more pictures!!

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Max Patch


near Asheville

4,600-ft. bald mountain and 350-acre tract of open land on a high knob with 360-degree views. It's one of the most spectacular settings you'll experience in the Blue Ridge. great for star gazing, camping and wildflowers.

Are you ready for your adventure portrait?

Visit BLOG for more pictures!!