Ashlee's work is nothing less than breathtaking. When I viewed our pics for the first time, i thought to myself "YES!!! PERFECT!!! WAS THIS REALLY HOW GOOD WE LOOKED??!!" They were everything I had hoped for. We could not have chosen a better artist. We now have the most extraordinary photos to bring us back to this day... Her creativity and expertise is evident in her final product. My friends and family are still raving about the pictures. No one can even come close to choosing a favorite photo...they are really that amazing!!! Ashlee is down to earth and her warm personality invites smiles. Things were natural and easy all day. Ashlee really blended into our group - many of the pictures came as a pleasant surprise because I didn't even realize they were being taken... Organized, professional, reliable and accommodating throughout our out-of-town planning process. I can't fully express my gratitude...I am so lucky to have had Ashlee as our photographer.
*married 3.2.2013 at the US Naval Academy
I booked Ashlee for my wedding, and she was the most professional human being I have ever met. I have not received the pictures yet, but I trust Ashlee and I know they are going to be nothing short of amazing. She had an amazing eye, and did such wonderful work in placing everyone in a photo. She worked nonstop throughout the wedding, even at the end when my husband and I's car didn't show up, she kept shooting!! Everyone kept asking where I got Ashlee from because she was fantastic.
We had a terrible situation that happened right before our wedding. My mother ended up falling down the stairs RIGHT BEFORE our first look..I mean my husband was outside the door for about 20 min before we could tell him what happened. Ashlee was so understanding and sweet..put my mind at ease, and even told my mom she would photo shop her :D . Thank you for everything Ashlee, you were amazing, and I cannot wait to see the photos!! My sister / brother in law even booked her for her family photographs, and they loved her too!!
*married 11.17.2015 at Sunset Crest Manor
I can not say enough great things about working with Ashlee Wilcox. From the beginning, she was super easy to work with - anticipating what I wanted and how I wanted the feel of the pictures. She came as a recommendation and it's one I would make to every bride and groom out there. You can't go wrong with this choice. The day of, always hectic, Ashley was the calm one - never rushing, always smiling and above all making us feel special. When we received our photos, I could not have been more thrilled. She was able to capture the essence of the day and more importantly the essence of us.
*married 10.17.2015 at Saint Mary of Sorrows, Fairfax, Virginia
We loved working with Ashlee- our “ninja photographer.” She managed to capture all of our special moments while staying out of the moment itself. She absolutely loves what she does and it shows. She’s a lot of fun and we ended the night with a selfie with her.
*married 10.04.2015 at Clydes of Gallery Place, Washington, DC
I just got married a few days ago and couldn't wait to write a fabulous review… phenomenal!!! We knew from the moment we met Ashlee that we had found the perfect photographer to capture all the special moments on our wedding day. Her talent is seriously unrivaled, and her professionalism and style is out of this world. We are SO thrilled with the choice we made and HIGHLY recommend…!!! - Lauren
I want to echo all the other glowing reviews of Ashlee's work. She managed to make me look like I belonged next to my beautiful bride. She's as much an artist as a photographer, and the pictures came out fantastic. Ashlee's calm, professional demeanor kept my bride from being stressed during the photo session right after the service, and I can't thank her enough for that. She also got some stellar shots at the reception... she made the Baltimore harbor into a perfect background against the setting sun. We will cherish these pictures forever. - Aaron
*married 04.18.2015 at Tabrizi’s, Baltimore, MD
Unparalleled service and professionalism. Ashlee not only made us feel comfortable, we also felt that she was absolutely the best at using the light to properly reflect the best photos of the wedding… you will be amazed.
*married 09.14.2015 at The Comus Inn, Dickerson, MD
Ashlee was phenomenal. We are so pleased with her work at our wedding. She was like a stealthy ninja, always there for the most important shots, but never intrusive. She handled large group family shots like a champ, deftly wrangling people into place with efficiency and poise. We’re delighted with our decision to use her and will recommend her to friends and family. Looking forward to seeing the photos! - F
Ashlee was a stealthy photo ninja who managed to breeze through complex formal shots (13 different compositions in 2 locations with shots involving up to 26 people–indoor and outdoor) in an hour and still have energy to be completely unobtrusive throughout the ceremony. I honestly didn't notice her between formal shots and the dancing part of the evening, which was exactly what we wanted.
I also appreciate that Ashlee and Documentary Associates were very flexible in negotiating a rights & reproductions clause on the contract that everyone could be happy about. Many vendors would just back away and say that their lawyer counseled them to write the contract that way and so be it, but Ashlee was willing to listen to us and adjust for our concerns. This kind of professionalism and responsiveness is commendable.
Overall, she was a pleasure to work with and I can't wait to see the photos! The sneak peeks we saw on her viewfinder were tantalizing. I absolutely recommend Documentary Associates, especially if you're looking for a naturalistic, photojournalistic approach to your wedding pictures that reflects what actually happened on that day and not what your rings look like when posed together on top of your bouquet. We loved that there was a bare minimum of posing with Ashlee and we just got to have fun and have pictures taken.
*married 10.18.2012 at Josephine Butler Parks Center, Washington, DC
Ashlee was absolutely wonderful to work with! My husband hates being in front of the camera and she put him at ease and had him laughing through the engagement and wedding shoots. The photos turned out absolutely beautifully and there were so many moments we didn't even realize she captured.
I am overwhelmed by the amazing photos Ashlee took. They came out beautifully. She was a pleasure to work with too! Having no idea what I was doing, she was able to walk me through every step. She was fantastic at guiding people for such fantastic photographs. Ashlee also captured some pretty amazing candid moments. I don't think I can explain how happy I am with everything she did for us. I would recommend her a million times over!!!!
*married 06.15.2012, Alexandria, VA
Ashlee was our photographer and she is FANTASTIC! Not only does she take amazing photos, but she is fun and easy to work with, very willing to sculpt around what you want, but also practically invisible - I barely noticed her at all during the reception and not at all at the ceremony! I highly recommend to any bride!
Ashlee Wilcox did a FABULOUS job with our wedding photos! Ashlee took the time to drive out to our wedding/reception site a few weeks prior to check out the location and spend more time getting to know us. She was amazing and extremely professional. I have already recommended Ashlee to multiple friends who are getting married in the DC metro area.
Ashlee was amazing! We had a crazy schedule on the wedding day, and she went with it the whole time (and she was pregnant!)! Our pictures turned out beautifully and they are definitely something we will be cherishing for a long time to come. She was extremely prepared and professional and so easy to work with. We also used her for the bridal portraits which were also amazing! She was SO great and I would HIGHLY recommend using her for your wedding photography! I seriously cannot say enough wonderful things!!
*married 08.21.2010 at The Barns at Wolftrap, Vienna, VA
I can't say enough good things about Ashlee and Documentary Associates. Not only did our wedding pictures turn out beautifully, but Ashlee was fabulous to work with - she was communicative, flexible, and dedicated to capturing the most amazing parts of our wedding. She went well beyond the "typical" wedding pictures to get some really creative and incredible shots. She helped us feel confident and relaxed so that we got the best pictures possible. I *HIGHLY* recommend Ashlee for wedding photography - I couldn't be happier.
We worked with Ashlee and her assistant for our big day in May 2010, and we couldn't have been happier with the results. We were originally referred by some very picky friends of ours who were married last year--we figured that if Ashlee could make those two happy, then she had to be good.
We had a great experience with Ashlee as our photographer - she was very flexible with our planning, very responsive via email, and she and her assistant did their best to be in three different places at once (impressive for only two people). We have some very nice formal shots of our families as well as many, many more creative documentary-type shots. We very much enjoyed seeing their take on our wedding day and seeing our friends and family revealed in such interesting and candid ways. My favorite part of the deal was the pricing, which is quite a value for the DC area, and the fact that as part of the deal, we received 300 digital negatives of our very own, to have and to hold and to live happily ever after with. Overall, we were very pleased with our choice. Keep up the good work…!
Ashlee kept the photos coming, and kept everyone moving along. She and her assistant coordinated all the photos with a tough crowd. They were professional, creative and wonderful to work with! 5 stars.
I could not have been happier with the experience. They had done the photography for my friend's wedding and they really impressed me with the quality of their photos and their professionalism. For our wedding, Ashlee was incredibly helpful in planning, helping us to set a timeline and even providing recommendations for other services when as asked. And her recommendations were fabulous too - she put us in touch with a wonderful flourist and band.
The best part of having Ashlee at our wedding was that they had a really creative eye for taking photos. We have so many beautiful shots as a result, and they truly captured the essence of the evening - which was having fun in downtown Washington. And, many people didn't even notice they were having their photo taken - which is a big plus with my family who will often try to avoid the camera if they see it.
They were also very flexible with us about shooting at outdoor locations. We wanted photos taken around the Lincoln memorial and Ashlee was great with working around the crowds of tourists.
The value you get with them for the time, effort, and personal attention they put into their work is completely worth it.
*married 03/21/2009 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC