Ashley Morton

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As a wedding photographer in North Chicago, I have a unique birds-eye view of your wedding day. I am a quiet observer of the people and relationships that surround the bride and groom on one of their most important days.¬† It’s in this role that I’ve realized a few important things about your bridal party. […]

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One morning this week I woke up to a voicemail from James requesting my services. I called him back as soon as I could and found out that he was planning a surprise proposal in Jacksonville to his sweet girlfriend Heather. They’re originally from the west coast of Florida but were in town this weekend […]

When it comes to helping a bride and groom plan their wedding day I always let them know one secret: The wedding day timeline is *the* way to a stress-free wedding day. It’s important that the timeline is established early during the wedding planning process and it’s one of the first things I sit down […]

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I think as parents we have this of what our family photos should look like. It comes from a long history of traditional portraiture in studios where the family was strategically posed, everyone looked ahead to the camera and smiled. The order would be shuffled slightly and everyone would look ahead at the camera and […]

As a fellow military spouse, military homecomings will always hold a special place in my heart. There is so much I can identify with my clients. The trial of being separated¬†from your spouse for months on end. The excitement of having them home. The nervous anticipation of homecoming day. Occasionally I get more emotional than […]

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The flower fields here in Jacksonville don’t tend to last very long in the spring which is a bummer because everyone loves a flower field photography session. In fact, we’re lucky to get just a couple of weeks in a good year. So imagine my surprise, and my excitement to find flower fields in full […]

The path to wedding day was not a straight one for Dean and Courtney. It involved many years down a long and winding path before their wedding day finally arrived in September of 2017. But what a beautiful journey it had been and what a lovely day it was shaping up to be. Unseasonably warm […]

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I’ve been looking forward to this family photography session for over a month now. When I first learned this was going to be a MultiGeneration family photo shoot I was ecstatic. I come from a large family, with five siblings and dozens of cousins. I LOVE big families and I love it, even more, when […]

It was a beautiful summer day in Michigan, typically hot at the end of July but with enough breeze to keep wedding guests from sweltering. I arrived at Ashley and Allen’s home in the early afternoon to a houseful of bridesmaids in gorgeous silk robes with makeup that was PERFECTION. One of my favorite moments […]

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You may find yourself on this blog post wondering why in the world a family photographer is talking about hurricane preparedness. Normally, this isn’t something you would find on my website. But as I watch my clients and my community of Jacksonville anxiously track Hurricane Irma I can’t help but believe that we’re all in […]

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