get to know me!

Hi, I'm Ashley. A destination wedding photographer here at Riviera Maya, Mexico. Growing up reading National Geographic Magazines I quickly became enthusiastic about different cultures and beautiful story telling photos. I decided to study Cultural Anthropology at Florida State University where my passion for taking photos developed as I worked at the school newspaper. As I studied a year abroad in Spain, I quickly immersed myself in the culture, learned the language and kept practicing my photography skills throughout travel and experience. After school I moved to Mexico with my high school boyfriend (yep, high school sweethearts) when I soon became fascinated in storytelling with Wedding Photography. It is such rewarding work to create life lasting memories for my clients to look back on throughout the years.

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The most beautiful discovery I have made since calling myself a professional destination wedding photographer is the ability to really see people without knowing them. 

A wedding day blows by and I spend A LOT of this time with the couple…and I am able to really vibe and get a feel for who these beautiful people are through my camera lens!

My brides and grooms inspire me to constantly keep going, keep learning, provide the best client experience, the best photos, and overall be my client’s favorite wedding photographer.


The number one thing that makes me excited to shoot is the positive energy I feel on a wedding day. Everyone is in such a good mood, everyone is there to CELEBRATE LOVE and its something I believe in more than anything. I love to constantly see couples dedicate themselves to each other for the rest of their lives, it is such an amazing moment to witness and it never gets old! I honestly still get tears in my eyes at every wedding.


A unique aspect of my style is that I am very fast. I know my brides and grooms want amazing photos, but they also want to spend this day with their loved ones and don’t want to spend 3 hours alone taking photos. So I make sure we get the most beautiful photos we can, and quickly. I arrive early to scout out the best locations and discuss with my clients before hand to make sure they are agreeable to the plan. After all, it is their wedding day.


It’s so important for my clients to realize it’s ok not to “know how to pose” or feel comfortable behind the camera. Actually I know exactly how this feels, even though I am a destination wedding photographer, it's totally the same for me. I try and create situations where we are having fun and for my clients to show their emotions and love for each other so I am able to capture those aspects on camera…


When I am not working I am raising two beautiful babies with my husband of 10 years. We love to hang out on the beach, play in the water, and surf. Having such a long-lasting relationship with my husband (highschool sweethearts) really helps me as a wedding photographer! I am a pro not only with a camera but in recognizing the beauty and work it takes to love. This is why I absolutely love my work and love meeting new couples.

Destination Wedding Photogrpher for Your Memorable Day!


We at Paradise Photo Studio are ready to work hard to make your wedding day special. With us, you can hire an affordable destination wedding photographer and plan everything under your budget. Our photography services are available in Tulum, Riviera Maya and other Mexican cities. Professionals working with us are experienced, friendly and skillful. They’ll click some amazing photos to offer you incredible memories. By capturing your exclusive moments, we are going to begin your marital life elegantly. Enjoy the sweet wedding day with your beloved and leave us the task of clicking all memorable photos. . Here at Paradise Photo Studio, we love the romance, joy, and excitement that surrounds the couple on their special day. Nothing makes us happier than being able to capture the beautiful, sacred and spontaneous moments that happen during a Riviera Maya wedding. We revel in the happy chaos and chatter of Playa del Carmen weddings and never tire of it. We believe that we are extremely lucky as we are able to document, through pictures, the amazing stories of the wedded couples here in the Cancun area.

What Our Couples Say

For our wedding, the one thing I wanted was great memories via photos. I have very high expectations and they were completely exceeded using Ashley and her team! Her team was not only reliable and offered a great value for the end product but we received our photos inside of 24 hours to bring back to Canada with us!!! Crazy high quality pixels too!! Of particular note, was the professionalism and creativity of her camera team. They had great ideas to use the scenery and property for the poses, yet also brought the candid perspective, which exposed the sentiments of the moment through film. I would not only use Ashley and her team again but I would highly recommend them for anyone else who is interested in awesome photos and capturing memories for years to come!!!

Char Hughes

We absolutely loved our wedding highlight video and are excited about our finalized full wedding video. On the highlight reel alone, we get so many compliments. The quality is absolutely stunning and worth adding the drone shots that really captures the beautiful settings as well as the happiness and emotions of us and our guests. I’m a particularly picky and demanding bride, had several requests and revisions and each request was met with absolute professionalism and executed beautifully. We absolutely loved our experience from start to finish with everyone on the team from communicating over email to communicating with videographers on the day of, it was effortless and seamless!


Paradise Photo Studio did an amazing job! Their professionalism and passion for photography truly showed. They were extremely fast at delivering our edited photos and video which turned out amazing! We loved everything about them and would truly recommend them to anyone.

Andrea & Andres

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