The Girl Behind the Camera: Ashley Biess

Ashley is a born and bred Chicago girl. You can spot her along the lakefront wearing her Sperry’s topsiders with a camera in hand. She has a professional background in marketing and graphic design, but decided to pursue her dream of becoming the owner of her very own wedding photography studio in 2011. Always on the quest to find the perfectly golden sunset, Ashley comes to know her clients as friends and keeps in contact with them long after they say I do. Through her calm and friendly demeanor, Ashley has the ability to make her clients feel at ease in front of the camera, resulting in a collection of natural, candid imagery. During the wedding day, she captures every little detail while moving around practically unseen. People have called her "the Olivia Pope of wedding photographers."

When she’s not photographing weddings, you can find her in line at Scooter’s Frozen Custard, attending classical music concerts, catching a pilates class, scouting out new Chicago brunch places, enjoying a jalapeno margarita or dreaming about her next big adventure. She also has a few hidden talents such as playing the French Horn and making a killer Italian beef sandwich.