we're matt & Ashley

storytellers // parents // Adventurers



We are husband and wife wedding photographers located in Ann Arbor who focus on storytelling and intimacy.


There is a good chance you are browsing our website because you are entering one of the most exciting chapters of your life. Whether you are newly engaged or celebrating your fifth wedding anniversary, we take a lot of pride in knowing we document your life’s biggest moments.


At our core, we are storytellers. We are driven to capture emotion so every time you look at your photos, you remember exactly how you felt. Your story will be woven together by countless moments – not just the big ones, but the little ones you may not realize are occurring.


The reason we are photographers is simple. We understand these images are what you leave behind for your children and grandchildren. These photographs are your heirlooms and your legacy.


Places you might have seen us

  • Wedding Wire
  • The Knot
  • Ruffled
  • Huffington Post Weddings
  • USA Today
  • Sports Illustrated

how it started

The start of our careers was spent photographing college football together. We met while studying photojournalism at Central Michigan University for the college newspaper. #FireUpChips In 2013 we married and officially started Matt + Ashley Photography together.


We currently live outside Ann Arbor, Michigan with our daughter Stella and our tuxedo cat Gizmo.

Know the facts

01 - We are dog people with an adopted cat.

02 - Everyday we talk about traveling again in Europe.

03 - Ride or die Detroit Lions and Red Wings fans. Retire #91 in Detroit!

04 - Late-night concerts have been traded for Sunday morning matinees with Stella.

05 - He's anything whiskey. She's espresso martini.

06 - Morning coffee is a must in our house.

frequently asked questions

Yes! While most of our weddings take place in Ann Arbor or Detroit, we travel often. Trips longer than 2 hours outside of Brighton, Michigan require a small travel fee.
We primarily shoot digital to ensure the best possible quality for your heirloom photos, but we're always open to chatting about your unique vision.
We can chat about this! We love the dynamic a second shooter brings, but it also depends on the size and flow of your wedding day.
The magic number depends on your coverage time and the magic that unfolds on your wedding day, but we typically deliver a minimum of 600 beautifully edited images for an 8-hour wedding.
We'll send your gorgeous photos through a private online gallery for easy downloading and sharing. Our full-day coverage packages also come with an heirloom box and a custom USB drive with a digital backup of your photographs.
Absolutely! We wouldn't want you to book without getting a feel for our storytelling style. Drop us a line and we'll send over some full galleries for you to peek at.
Just reach out! We love getting to know our couples and hearing about your dream day. Once we click and you decide we're a good fit, we'll send you a proposal to review and lock in your date.
We deliver your final gallery within 6-8 weeks after your wedding day, but sneak peeks might just happen a little sooner!
We believe in creating timeless images that remind you of how the day felt. While 90% of work is documentary style, we also know when to step in. We understand you may need some help posing or someone to help direct family formals. In our meetings, we work with you to make sure we’re documenting the day the way you want to remember it.

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