About Ashley Jayde Photography
Hi, I'm Ash.
I live in a small town near Frederick, Maryland with my 2 kiddos, 2 doggos, and 1 husband (see below). I am a crafter and maker. You're here because of my photography, but I do much more than that. In my spare time I like to sew clothes, embroider, crochet, eat Mexican food, create things (all the things!), volunteer, and bake goodies (especially bread!) I have the incredibly talented ability to turn answers, requests, and general conversation into songs at any unexpected moment. Sarcasm is fine. Mom jokes > dad jokes. I love pugs? I don’t know! What more do you want from a photographer?
This is Trey
Trey is my partner in crime. The cheese to my chip. I’m the “face” of Ashley Jayde Photography, but I suspect our clients love Trey the most. He’s from the Midwest, so that means he’ll talk to just about anyone and then invite them over for a family meal. When Trey isn’t by my side, you can find him doing boring administrative work behind the scenes, and photographing events without me.
In his spare time, Trey enjoys shaking tiki cocktails with his homemade syrups. He might try to invite you to hang out after your big day for a Mai Tai or Scorpion Bowl.
About the Business
Ashley Jayde Photography was established in 2011. Ashley Jayde Photography is a premium photography service. We are a Husband and Wife team that really love photographing weddings in Maryland, DC, Virginia and beyond. Ashley Jayde has worked in the wedding industry in many capacities throughout her life. She has worked for a wedding dress boutique in Baltimore, Ashley worked as a wedding and event decorator for 4 years. In her free time Ashley sews custom clothing for her family and herself. Ashley can bustle your dress or fix a tear in a hem on the fly all while operating multiple cameras simultaneously. She has been a lead wedding photographer for more than 10 years. She takes bold, timeless photographs.
Trey is the associate photographer for Ashley Jayde Photography. For more than 10 years Trey has been the backbone of support for all lighting and second shooting needs. For the past 5 years Trey has worked as the lead photographer for many weddings. Trey's history as an AM/FM radio personality as well as owning and running a wedding DJ business in his past gives him many perspectives as a photographer on your wedding day. He is a retired union electrician who now shoots weddings full time. Trey enjoys bartending at home making classic tiki cocktails and maintains a fully stocked rum bar.
We take a lot of pride in being part of your unique ceremony and wedding day. We will give you 100% of our energy and efforts.
Our goal on your special day is to make you feel supported, comfortable, and help you document the memories that your wedding day deserve. We want you to have as much fun as possible with as many bold and timeless photo's as possible to tell the story of your partnership and love.
Thanks for taking the time to check us out! Reach out and schedule a booking today!
How do you describe your style?
We shoot event's and weddings with light in mind. We utilize a combination of natural light and flash/strobe. We love light manipulation and using natural and artificial lighting to create amazing timeless images.
Will there be a second shooter?
You can totally have a second shooter for your event or wedding! I prefer to shoot with my associate photographer. He has been shooting for over 10 years and has so much energy for your big day! I absolutely recommend checking out our 2 photographer options.
Can I extend the session on the day of?
Of course! We are extremely flexible with our session time as long as their isn't a pressing session scheduled right after your's. (very rare)
Typically we take a roll with the punches approach. If you're having so much fun and loving the session we can definitely add more time on the fly.
What happens if your equipment breaks or fails the day of our event?
We keep shooting! We attend every event with back up everything. From camera's to lighting equipment we carry everything we need incase something fails.
We're wedding photographers but those Boy Scouts were on to something with - Alway's be prepared.
Do I have to order prints through you?
Only if that's something you're interested in. It will not offend me at all if you have a preferred photo lab you use for development of prints. However, I would love to share with you some examples of places I do recommend for quality to insure you get amazing printed images.
M + S
“If you are looking for a photographer who takes beautiful pictures, has great ideas, works well with different lighting, and is just the sweetest person ever, you should work with Ashley! We have been working with Ashley since our 2019 engagement shoot in Baltimore, our 2020 intimate COVID wedding ceremony, and FINALLY our 9/11/2021 wedding reception. Over the course of two years she is truly a vendor you want on your side when the world shuts down!”