Franklin TN family portrait session :: Ashley DeYoung Photography :: Augusta GA, Nahville TN & Franklin TN lifestyle photographer

A few photos from a recent family photo session.

I’ve been behind on my blogging like always. Tomorrow I will update with a wedding that I’m shooting this weekend. I’m very excited about it.

~Ashley DeYoung


The Other Side of the Camera :: Ashley DeYoung Photography :: Augusta GA portrait photographer

I’ve pretty much neglected my business for the past month. It’s hard to maintain with traveling and planning a wedding!!

We went to have our engagement photos taken in Savannah this past weekend. We had such a good time shooting them.

All photos are courtesy of the lovely Mackensey Alexander Photography.

I’m using this for my thank yous!

I LOVE this one. So fitting for a photographer! 🙂

I wanted to do the vintage theme in the engagement photos because our wedding is vintage themed!

It felt strange to be on the other side of the camera again! But now I know what people are feeling when I am shooting their engagement photos. 🙂

I’m currently in Augusta, GA and I’m heading back to Franklin, TN this afternoon. I’m home for 11 days, then I am hitting the road for a few photo shoots in GA & SC! I’m excited to start shooting again.

~Ashley DeYoung

Augusta GA & Columbia SC Wedding photographer packages :: Ashley DeYoung Photography Nashville TN photographer

I get a lot of emails about my wedding packages & photography, so I thought I’d write a post explaining what each package entails and how much I charge. I hope this helps people get an idea of what they will receive with their package!


Wedding Package #1 :: $900
-4 hours of wedding day coverage
-A 20 sided press printed wedding book
-20 digital negatives on DVD with printing rights up to 8×10″
-An online gallery to view images for print ordering.
-15% off prints order through ADP
-Additional hours of shooting will be $150/hour

With this package, the client will decide when she wants the photographer to come. For example, the client may want me to show up one hour before wedding to shoot the bride getting ready, then the wedding, and use the rest of the time for the reception. If the bride wants an another hour, it’s $150/hour.

This is an example of the press printed books.

There are several options for covers for the press printed books. Along with custom designed covers.

You can choose from magazine style pages that do not lay flat….

or you can do the hinged paper that lay flat. Also, there is the standard paper & pearl paper.

Wedding Package #2 :: $1500
-6 hours of wedding day coverage
-25 sided press printed wedding book
-25 digital negatives on DVD & printing rights up to 8×10″
-choice of an engagement session, bridal portrait session, or month after wedding session
-Slide show DVD of all images from event
-Online gallery to view images for print ordering
-20% off prints

Wedding Package #3 :: $2500
-8 hours of wedding day coverage
-20 sided press printed wedding album with choice of suede or fabric cover. (Upgrade to leather for additional fee)
-50 digital negatives on DVD & printing rights up to 8×10″
-Engagement sessions & bridal portrait session
-DVD with up to 10 images from engagement session, & 10 images from bridal portrait session.
-Slide show DVD of images from wedding
-One 11×14 gallery wrap canvas or float wrap
– 20% off prints ordered through photographer

This package includes a wedding album.

You have the choice of suede of fabric material with this package, or the option to upgrade to leather.

This package also includes one gallery wrapped canvas or float wrap canvas.

Wedding Package #4 :: $3500
-Full day wedding coverage (up to 12 hours)
-40 sided custom designed press printed wedding album with premium leather of custom designed photo cover
-A DVD of all edited digital negatives & printing rights up to 8×10
-A slide show DVD of all images from wedding
-An engagement session & bridal portrait session
-DVD of all edited images from bridal and engagement sessions
-One 16×20 mounted print from engagement session or bridal portrait session, (You can order an 8×10″ print mounted on 16×20″ board, with large mat for wedding guests to sign, and you can also upgrade to framed print for additional fee)
-Online gallery to view images for print ordering
-One 16×20″ gallery wrap canvas or float wrap, one 11×14″ gallery wrap or float wrap, three 8×10″ prints, five 5×7″ prints, & fifteen 4×6″ prints.
-30% off prints ordered through photographer
-30% off gallery wrap canvases & floats

Example of a framed & matted print for guests to sign.


For all packages I require a deposit to reserve the wedding date due upon signing of the contracts. The deposit is $200, and is subtracted from final balance. The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to the wedding. For example, if you book package number 4 for October 24, 2010 today & sign contracts for it today. Your $200 deposit is due today. Package number 4 is $3500, so the remaining $3300 is due October 10, 2010. I will not show up if the balance is not paid. I will not hold your wedding date until the deposit is paid & check is cleared. If another client approaches & wants the same wedding day & they pay the deposit before you, they get that date.

I do wedding photography for Nashville TN, Franklin TN, pretty much anywhere in TN. I also do wedding photography in Augusta GA, Aiken SC, North Augusta SC, Columbia SC, Charleston SC, anywhere in the CSRA (Central Savannah River Area). I travel to other areas for additional fee. Please email me for those prices, because they do vary with the distances.

~Ashley DeYoung
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Confessions of a Messiholic.


Step 1 to getting organized: Admitting I'm messy.


First step is admitting: I am a messy person.

It’s Sunday night. I’ve had a lot of time to think these past 7 days, because exactly 7 days ago to the hour, I was on the operating table in the ER in Oak Ridge, TN  having an emergency appendectomy-thank you appendicitis for waiting till I was visiting my boyfriend’s parents for Christmas!

I just managed to crawl back into bed, and look at my bedroom. There’s a collection of cups on my dresser, clothes on my floor and my chair, shoes everywhere, who knows what’s under my bed, I’m afraid to admit what’s in my car…I am an absolute mess. And after watching 3 episodes of Hoarders…I’m genuinely afraid I’ll end up like that when I’m old. I have a hard time letting go of things!

For the first time in a long time, my chest started to tighten. I knew what was coming…my quarterly clean. The clean I do every 3 or so months where I dust, pick up, shove under my bed, hide and throw in my closet. The one where I attempt to sort my laundry into color piles-usually around 9-10 piles, then get overwhelmed and wash only the basic necessities (undergarments). Then I rush to my favorite store to indulge in some retail therapy and buy myself a few items to last the week.

My mother is very organized. She’s the kind of person that pours cereal into Tupperware containers and labels them with the label-maker. My boyfriend cleans the toilet after every use and lines his shoes up in a row by the front door. My friends have calendars and stick to them, they make lists and everything has a place. But me…I’m lost…100% of the time. I spend on average 10 minutes a day looking for my purse, probably 20 minutes looking for a pair of pants or a missing shoe. I’m wasting time and I cannot get it back.

Since it’s now January of 2010, I figured I should make a New Year’s goal. One that is obtainable. Every year I pledge to be healthy…2009 didn’t end so well with my health, and it’s never something you can control. So why not attempt to be organized. It’s a lifestyle change and one step closer to a healthier life! Besides, I am pretty sure the 13-day old sweet tea currently sitting on my nightstand that formed mold is not healthy to be around. So I’m going to go out on a limb and say “getting organized will lead me to a healthier life”.

I am pledging to do one organizing project a week. I travel a lot so some may be small and some may be large. But I am going to make an attempt to change my entire lifestyle from the messy, unorganized, complicated, artist that I am…to a clean, scheduled, and organized business owner that I need to be for a successful business!

And of course, since I am a photographer…I’m going to photograph my journey! 

Ashley DeYoung

Franklin TN and Nashville TN wedding photographer

I am now shooting weddings. I’ve done them in the past but only for select people. I am now offering this service. 

Here is my latest wedding.
It rained, so we improvised. 
Here is the beautiful cake. 
here is the bridal party.
I need to put more pics of this wedding up, but i had to upload them on my external hard drive, so I’ll add more later.
But for now-you can check out my website to view more of this wedding under my albums!
I am a Nashville and Franklin TN Wedding, bridal, and engagement photographer!
Ashley DeYoung
Ashley DeYoung Photography