“Ashley photographed me and my kids. I cannot tell you how excited I was to introduce them all to each other, because she is an incredible soul and so are they. We wandered around Balboa Park together and her excitement renewed my appreciation for one of my city’s treasures. I felt loved and safe in front of her lens, and my kids did, too. The photos she took are some of the most tender ones I have of my family, and I cannot tell you how much they mean to us. Do not hesitate to choose Ashley to capture your relationships. You’ll be glad you did. :)”

Chris & Family


“My husband and I had Ashley and her team as our photographers for our wedding just a few months ago. We knew immediately upon chatting and meeting up with Ashley that she would be the perfect fit as one of our vendors. We were looking for someone whose photo style we loved, as well as someone we could feel connected to. Her vivacious and kind personality drew us to her immediately, and we knew Ashley Hamm Photography was the company we wanted to go with. Not only is the entire vibe of the team positive and comforting- which is so important on your big day- but the photos are gorgeous as well. We are absolutely thrilled with the photos and will cherish them forever!”

Jon & Jaclyn

“We have used Ashley several times for our yearly family photos and every time we get fabulous photos. Ashley is always professional and great with little kids. She has an amazing eye and picks fun locations. It’s actually a struggle to pick the ones we like best because there are so many to choose from. She’s our photographer for life!”

Suzanne & Wesley

“Ashley shot our summer wedding in Chicago. Her pictures were amazing, absolutely everything we ever dreamed of. If you go to her website you can see that she’s incredibly talented, and her work speak for itself. What makes her special (and deserving of all the stars we can give) is that in addition to being an incredible photographer, she’s also very easy to work with. We live on the east coast, but scheduling time to talk with her was a breeze and she even drove out here to do our engagement photo session. My wife and I are a little shy and we really wanted to work with a photographer who would make us feel comfortable. That’s Ashley to a T. She’s not afraid to tell you her opinion, which being two indecisive people is something we wanted, but she’s able to balance that with a keen sense of what you want. On the day of, she deftly handled all of our crazy requests with aplomb and, well, her amazing pictures speak for themselves.”

Jacob & Kennan

“Ashley has taken our family photos for the past 3 years. Taking pictures of my children has been challenging at times, yet she still surprises me with beautiful pictures. She is great with my kids! And her pictures are beautiful whether posed or candid shots. She has also taken event pictures for my employer. They have also turned out great! I will continue to call Ashley Hamm Photography for my annual family photos as well as any events.”

Alyson & Tony

“Ashley is THE best. We got married in Starved Rock State Park in July. Ashley and her team were absolutely amazing. They traveled with no problem and literally climbed a canyon to capture the perfect photo 🙂 She has a calming and nurturing personality. She kept the day under control and that’s hard to do considering I have a crazy Italian family!”

Marissa & James

“I’ve been lucky enough to work with Ashley on a few different events, including the most recent events that were a photoshoot and a corporate event. Ashley arrived early to each event, made sure to connect with me as the planner on the event and asked what was important for her to capture, got settled, then came back and started working and doing her thing. Ashley fit in perfectly each time I’ve worked with her! She has a calming temperament that allows her to be a part of the event without making it feel she is intruding. Clients love working with Ashley because she is great at capturing the feel of the event and candid moments but also captures details that allow you to remember how everything looked and felt. Not only is she talented, but she’s also fun, too! Set-up a consultation with Ashley! You’ll be glad you did.”

Sharokina Pazand, Citygirl Weddings & Events 

“Ashley is wonderful! We had family photos taken for my son’s first birthday at a park near the beach in Evanston. My son was less than thrilled to be having his photos taken, so Ashley got creative with songs, words, sounds, and silly faces to get him to smile. She knew the park area really well, so she knew exactly where to take us to get the best shots with the best light at that time of day. One thing I also especially appreciated about Ashley was that she was willing to work with us on the price. We were able to have a great photo session for a price we could both agree on, which I am very thankful for!! I told her upfront I didn’t want to seem insulting with my request to negotiate on price and she was willing to help. Ultimately, the photos turned out absolutely gorgeous! Her expertise in photography showed during our session and in the final product. I would HIGHLY recommend Ashley!!”

Sarah & Dave

“My wife and I worked with Ashley again, this time for a maternity shoot. As always, she is just a joy to work with and has done a fantastic job. With Ashley, it’s more than just quality photography, it’s how you feel while interacting with her that makes all the difference. Too many photographers feel disconnected or cold, Ashley has a way of putting you at ease which leads to much better photos. I cannot recommend using Ashley for your photo needs more strongly than to say if you’re looking for a photographer, look no further. Ashely genuinely cares about the photography, but so do most photographers. What sets Ashley apart is that she genuinely cares about the people she’s working with. While I recommend Ashely for anyone that is looking for a photographer, I especially recommend her for anyone who might not be so comfortable getting their photos taken. Again, this makes all the difference, quality photography from a person with a quality personality.”

Nick & Amanda

“Ashley was our wedding photographer last summer in the suburbs of Chicago.  She did an outstanding job and we loved working with her!  She is a lovely, kind person as well as a very talented photographer.  She brought along an extra photographer free of charge just because she was excited about our wedding venue!  We absolutely love our wedding photos, and have heard so many compliments on them from friends and family.  Go with Ashley, and you will not be disappointed!”

Bonnie & Scott