the word on the street…

“We are thrilled with our choice to use Ashley O’Dell for our engagement shoot and wedding photos. After viewing the pictures of countless photographers online, we spoke to a few and felt like Ashley was the right fit for us. She is extremely easygoing, easy to work with, detail oriented, and organized. Being professionally photographed is not a natural activity for most people, and she made it super easy with directions on how to make the pictures come out best. At the end of the day, it’s all about the pictures and she delivered! We are extremely happy with all our pictures – she did a great job and we would highly recommend her to any prospective couples!”

Lynn + Brian (September 8, 2018)

“I spent weeks looking for the perfect photographer. When I came across Ashley’s pictures, I was in amazed and knew I had found our wedding photographer. Throughout the entire process, Ashley was extremely responsive. She was attentive to our needs and went out of her way to make sure the pictures came out exactly as we hoped. Ashley’s pictures truly captured the love and happiness of our special day. We continue to get compliments on our pictures from friends and family.”

Allie + Patrick (July 21, 2018)

“We spoke with a few photographers before picking Ashley and we were so happy with our decision. We did a phone session to get to know one another. Ashley gave us her background in art and we gave Ashley our vision for the day (no stiff portraits and more candid shots). When she provided us with some of her previous work, we knew Ashley was the right choice for us. We also asked Ashley to do our engagement photos and that allowed us to get to know Ashley more and practice for the big day. Throughout this entire wedding process, Ashley was professional, kind, knowledgeable and kept us on track with key decisions. The day of the wedding was great and Ashley made us feel relaxed. We had lots of family and we were able to get all the family portraits done efficiently (so we could enjoy the cocktail reception with family and friends). All the photos came out beautifully and there was a great mix of shots (portraits, candids and landscape photos). We really enjoyed working with Ashley and would definitely hire her again!”

Thanh + Will (June 9, 2018)

“Ashley was incredible! She was so excited for us and truly wanted to capture exactly what we wanted to memorialize during our big day! Her photos are bright and vibrant and plentiful (it makes narrowing down photos for an album hard!) and she was prompt, engaged, and extremely dedicated to our event. Working with her was the one of the highlights of the wedding planning experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her!”

Laura + Ted (October 15, 2016)

First Dance by a Bride and Groom at Precinct Kitchen + Bar

“We can’t say enough great things about Ashley. She was so easy to work with and really listened to what our vision was. She will spend time getting to you as a couple and will work sure your vision is executed perfectly. We recently got our photos back from our October wedding and they are stunning. Ashley will capture the best moments of your big day while also getting beautiful artistic shots as well. We also got lots of compliments from our family and wedding guests who thought she was genuine, sweet and easy to work with as well. We would absolutely recommend Ashley!!”

Katie + Christian (October 1, 2016)

Bride and Groom walk by the water with an umbrella

“We can’t begin to express how amazing it was to work with Ashley. Choosing her as our photographer was by far one of the best decisions we made during the entire wedding process! Ashley is so easy to work with, so responsive and SO talented. She made every moment fun and our entire bridal party and family commented on how great she was. Not only was she great to work with during the planning process and on our wedding day, but her turnaround time on our images was incredible. We recently got our photos back from the wedding and they are breathtaking. Ashley captured every little moment and helped us relive the entire day. We HIGHLY recommend Ashley for any couple looking for the perfect wedding photographer.”

Alison + Chris (September 17, 2016)

Bride and Groom walk to the waterfront at Blithewold Mansion

“Working with Ashley was the best wedding planning decision we made, hands down. Not only is she a professional artist, but she’s a joy to work with. After meeting her, we immediately decided to also hire her for our engagement photos. As a result, we have some of the most gorgeous photos of my wife and I together. She has a unique eye and a style that generates some of the most creative and beautiful wedding photos I’ve seen (after combing through never-ending portfolios of wedding photographers online, you’ll know). She crafts family heirlooms and I will always be grateful to her for that.”

Maggie + Shunda (August 30, 2014)

Portrait of two Brides on their wedding day.

“Aside from deciding to get married, working with Ashley was probably the next most important and impact-ful decision we could have made during our wedding planning process. Her photos are beautiful beyond words. She has a creative and artistic eye, can set up the most lovely shots, and brings out the absolute best in her clients. She really listens to your needs and personalizes the experience. We have received more inquiries into our wedding photographer than any other vendor we used and it is all because of the stunning quality of her photography.

Beyond her gorgeous photography she stays organized, is somehow everywhere at once, and is incredibly easy for people to interact with (think grandparents, far-flung relatives with something to say, your friends who are helping you set up…). You will come away from your wedding with a collection of beautiful photos and the piece of mind that you could not have made a better choice.”

Ann + Peter (September 20, 2014)


“We researched and met with dozens of photographers before selecting Ashley, and we could not have been happier with the result. She’s charming, smart, fun, a joy to work with, extremely creative, totally professional, well-organized, and our wedding photography was, in the end, mind-blowingly beautiful. Ashley is simply a must-have for your wedding–she’s easily the best wedding photographer in New England.”

Jeremy + Josh (April 20, 2013)


“Hire her. Seriously. You cannot do better for your wedding photos, especially because she has really reasonable packages for photos that match the work of wedding photographers costing twice as much. We could not have been more ecstatic with our experience hiring Ashley. We first came across her work on Style Me Pretty, and knew we wanted to have her do our wedding – her photos were colorful, and full of life and action (which was a nice change of pace from the also-lovely vintage style that is pretty big right now, in 2012). Working with Ashley was not only easy, but fun, and we really enjoyed both our engagement session (done at an old arcade and park up in Salem MA), and the time taken on our wedding day for photos (she came before the ceremony to do first look photos and wedding party photos, and hustled through our post-ceremony formals so we could get to the cocktail party). Impressively, we didn’t even notice Ashley taking photos most of the time, nor did our guests – she is so great at blending in and being unobtrusive while still capturing everything. However, most importantly, the photos were amazing. She has a masterful way of making the photos from our wedding look interesting without losing the fact that the photos were of us and our friends. Scheduling, payment and communication were all easy and painless, and frankly, for a top tier photographer, her prices were extremely reasonable. She also did a great job with our albums.

Overall, I can’t imagine having hired a better photographer, and I’m so glad that she was able to capture the memories from our wedding that we will have when everything else has faded. If we could give her more than 5 stars, we would.”

Jen + Matt (June 23, 2012)


“Photography was super important to us in planning our wedding. After lots of research and after meeting one other really great photographer, we met Ashley. To echo the other reviewers, we loved her immediately! We came out of the meeting super excited and signed the contract that night I think.  Hiring Ashley O’Dell photography was the best decision of the wedding planning process!

A few things that stand out about her and her work –

– She’s SO incredibly talented! And just plain awesome to work with!

– Having shot other weddings at our venue, she still found some amazing ways to capture our wedding in a unique way and to create images where you can really feel the energy of the day. We could not be happier with the collection of images. It’s so very cool to see them printed and to have these beautiful prints (including the ones of us, the city skyline shots, and other creative, interesting ones) hanging on the walls! Our walls are sort of covered in Ashley O’Dell originals.

– She was really organized and flexible and offered great suggestions. We talked ahead of time about the exact schedule and about any specific shots we wanted. The time before the wedding was mainly spent doing shots with just the 2 of us and we did some traditional formals with family as well. She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera! A wedding guest even used a picture she caught of them for the image in their own save the dates!

– Engagement shoot – we hadn’t originally planned to do an engagement session, but since I don’t think of myself as photogenic, we decided to do it. And that was another great decision! It was so much fun and it’s nice to have some pictures of us in ‘regular clothes’ where we look amazing. And I didn’t have ‘crazy eyes’ at all! Again, she made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and took super creative shots where we both look great!

I cannot say enough good things about the entire experience! so, just hire her!”

Jess + Liana (September 24, 2011)


“We looked at TONS of photographers before we settled on Ashley. We live in Seattle but were getting married in New Hampshire. Although the options and choices widely vary, we settled on Ashley because we loved the work we saw on her web-site.

And as soon as we hired her, we knew we had made the right choice. She is organized and very responsive, and the distance between Seattle and the Boston area was not an issue! She is also a very outgoing friendly person, who makes you feel at ease on the phone, over email AND in person.

On the day of the wedding, she was amazingly poised and professional despite the craziness, and she managed to herd my family together to accomplish everything!

The best part was that the the end result was even better than we could have asked for. She not only captured the scenery of my parents’ New Hampshire home and beautiful shots of me and my husband, but she also was able to reflect the joy and excitement of ALL the guests at the wedding. Her photos are beautiful, and I’ve been told by several friends that her “highlights” slideshow moved them to tears.”

I can’t say enough great things about Ashley, and I am so pleased that we were able to work with her!”

Emily + Hui (July 2, 2011)


“We wanted to work with Ashley within minutes of meeting her. She has a great personality and is professional without being overly serious or stuffy. Photographs are pricey, but the $$ spent was probably one of the best things we invested in for the wedding.

As part of our package, we were able to have a complimentary engagement session, which was quite helpful as it got us comfortable with being photographed, and also familiar with her style.

On the wedding day, as many folks have attested, there were times I had no idea she was even there, yet she managed to capture many subtle moments and details that I was so pleasantly surprised to see. When I was aware of her, it was never invasive. She puts people at ease and her photographs are stunning. I cannot tell you what a great investment we made – we have had so many compliments on our photos, I feel that the prices is worth its weight in, well, the photographs we will have forever!”

Jaimie + Josh (October 9, 2010)


“As soon as we saw Ashley’s photos, we knew we wanted her to document our wedding.  We couldn’t have been happier with Ashley and with our photos.

Ashley is very professional (despite the foot of snow we got that day, Ashley was on time) yet casual, which seems paradoxical, but is ideal for a wedding photographer.  We had an intimate wedding with just with just 10 people and Ashley’s presence was comfortable and unobtrusive.

To top it off, Ashley was very quick in getting our photos to us and was incredibly easy to work with during the process.”

Jamie + Josh (December 20, 2009)


“Ashley is wonderful! Not only is she a great photographer, but she’s also tons of fun. Despite having met a number of photographers that impressed us very much, we walked out of our first meeting with Ashley knowing for sure that she was the one. Her professionalism has been outstanding: transparent and reasonable pricing, quick turnaround times for photos and rapid response to e-mails all set her apart from many other people we’ve done business with. Also, she was flexible, traveling out of town both for our engagement shoot and for our wedding. At the wedding, we never had to think about Ashley or her assistant; they blended in (and seemed to have a pretty good time) as they created a huge quantity of gorgeous and highly entertaining images. On top of that, whenever we needed last-minute advice on how to plan our wedding (or when to cut the cake once the reception was underway), Ashley was there with her wealth of experience. More important than anything, though, she’s a good time to hang out with. We had the good fortune of spending a lot of time with Ashley for an extended engagement shoot, and we had fun and got a beautiful guestbook out of it. We could not be more pleased with Ashley.”

Mark + Andy (November 28, 2009)


“Without fail, every single person that has looked at our wedding album has asked about the photographer, a one Ms. Ashley O’Dell. She was one of my favorite parts of the wedding from start to finish. She listened to us, she fit right in with our friends and family at the wedding, and was so professional the entire time.

She shot the wedding exactly the way we wanted to capture it- in a low-key, laid-back and more-beautiful-than-actually-was-in-real-life kind of way. One of my friends said it well while looking at the album: “She captured MOMENTS…these aren’t just pictures of your wedding, these are moments from your wedding.”

As for nitty-gritty stuff, the day of, she was on time, well-prepared (for the hurricane weather that presented itself moments before the ceremony, amongst other things), and super-helpful. I was recently looking at a video of the ceremony someone took and I noticed Ashley a couple of times in the background…honestly, during the whole day, I barely noticed her taking pictures- she was surprisingly organic to the whole mix of the day as far as the wedding photographer goes. We were impressed.

Ashley goes beyond every expectation we could have had for a photographer. I cannot recommend her highly enough!”

Steph + Rich (August 22, 2009)


“Ashley is one of the most awesome, talented photographers we came across in our VERY long search for the perfect wedding photographer. She’s extremely professional and very prompt in responding to emails. She got our full set of pictures up in less than 3 weeks and they were INCREDIBLE! Ashley loves working with creative brides and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an artistic, unique photographer. She was worth every penny we spend, plus many, many more.”

Megan + Bob (June 27, 2009)


“Todd and I want to thank you for being our photographer!  You were very easy to talk with and we liked your energy and walked away from that first meeting feeling confident that we had made the right decision.  Four months later, on September 22, 2007 – you delivered the goods AND truly impressed us with your talent and artistic flair.  Todd and I are extremely grateful that you were the photographer we chose!  We are incredibly happy that we decided to make it all happen.  The dollars that we spent on your talents were worth every penny. The memories that you were able to capture from our wedding day will last us, and our family and friends, a life time.  Our friends and family still compliment us on our wedding photos.  We will never forget your agility to roll around in the poison ivy covered grass to capture that perfect photo!  You moved through the crowd unnoticed and we never really noticed you or your assistant lurking with your camera, yet we found us in so many wonderfully shot photos.  How did you do that? My brother in law, who is a professional photographer in Los Angeles, said that you nailed it AND we agree whole heartily.  Your photos were elegant, fun, candid, romantic and artistic but more importantly, you somehow managed to capture the true energy and essence of our wedding day through your lens, and that energy permeates each and every time we view our photos – Thank you for that gift!  Thank you for all your hard work and focus!   We can’t wait to have you photograph the next phase of our life – the pregnant belly and babies!  We love you!”

Laurie + Todd (September 22, 2007)