Colorado Elopement & Wedding Photographer

Real Portraits For Real People. Let’s Play.

For those who don’t think they’re “photogenic” enough for professional photography or are on the slightly shy side…hi. You are amazing and important — and the reason you need a photograph or two is even more so. There’s a reason for you to smile for the camera and those special moments in need of professional photography may be approaching faster than you think. Whether a grand wedding celebration or a just-the-two-of-you elopement in the woods, you and the people in your world want to capture the essence of the real you. Those moments belong to you.

Based in the Rocky Mountains of Southern Colorado, elopement & wedding photographer Ashlee Bratton aims to shoot real pictures for real people, whether it’s a traditional wedding or an intimate ceremony for just the two of you. Bring on the wrinkles, smiles, insecurities and moods–you’re already absolutely gorgeous! With over eight years and 100+ weddings under her belt, Ashlee’s ready to play behind the camera and draw out the type of candid portraits, poses, and grins that make you, well…you! You have a story to tell and this particular photographer is looking for the real you.

The real you. The goal of Ashography is to get the best version of the real you. One that is lovely, that you’ll recognize, that people will enjoy, and that you will be able to use for your special project and share with the world. Not some over-photoshopped, unrecognizable you.

For starters, sign up to receive FREE tips on what to look for and how to prepare for a shoot for the best version of the real you. C’mon, you know you’re curious and the real you wants to. Take it off of your “someday” list of things to do and call or e-mail to schedule your consultation or book your portrait session today!

Photographer Portfolio


Bride & groom kissing beneath cherry blossoms

Weddings & Elopements

family photo of man kissing his woman with son on his shoulders


microphone with saxophone players in the background

Events & Corporate Work

Judith Briles laughing with a cup of coffee

Author Bio Portraits

legs of girl in black high heels

Fancy Feet










The Stories Behind the Photos – Black & Wednesdays

Welcome to the stories behind the stories. Every Wednesday I post a photo and the story behind the photo. This is a snapshot and a sneak peek “behind the scenes,” if you will. There is just something so moving and spectacularly fascinating about the clarity and simplicity of black and white photos.

A while back I was issued a B&W photography challenge via social media that sparked the idea for the Black & Wednesday blog. This gave me an excuse to dig up some of my favorites and ponder exactly what it is I love about this type of photography…and thus Black & Wednesdays was born.

So as a continuation of that challenge and my love of all things black & white, welcome to Black & Wednesdays. Once a week a photo will be let loose on the blog world, perhaps with a little snippet of the back story. Photos certainly tell a story. Sometimes it’s fun to hear the stories behind the story. Let the bloggity blog blog and story telling begin!