Ashley Gerrity Photography is the premier Philadelphia wedding photographer for couples who want creative, personalized service before, during, and after their celebration and breath-taking images of all of the intimate moments of their wedding day.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Photographers in Philadelphia Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Ashley, from Ashley Gerrity Photography.
Where have you been featured?
We are a regular contributor to Dream Weddings magazine and have been featured in print in The Knot, Munaluchi Bride, and Wedding Planner Magazines. Online we have had dozens of features including Every Last Detail, Borrowed & Blue, The Daily Wedding, Philly in Love, and Burnett’s Boards.
Why do couples love working with you?
Our couples choose us for so many reasons, but ultimately, we believe the client experience that we provide paired with our crisp, modern photography style helps us to stand out from the crowd. We approach weddings from an incredibly professional perspective, but love to infuse our personalities into our client relationships so that we can be a warm and comforting person on the wedding day. Our reviews are full of accolades about not just our work, but about each of our team and the impact that we’ve had on their days.
What do you love most about being a wedding photographer?
There is really no bigger honor for me as a wedding photographer than knowing that clients have chosen me and trust me to create art out of some of their most important memories. I spend my days working with people at one of the happiest moments of their lives, when they are surrounded by friends and family. Our job exists to capture the emotions that they are feeling and help them remember them in beauty. What could be better than that!?
How did you get started?
I actually started in wedding photography completely by accident. At one point in my life, I was a food blogger learning digital photography to enhance my website. I was a guest at a wedding where the couple hadn’t hired any photographer, so I stepped up to the plate and gave it my all. Here I am, seven years later running a studio and having shot over two hundred weddings personally. It’s been a crazy whirlwind experience, but I love it!
What 3 words best describe your wedding photography style?
Crisp, Modern, Personal
What budget range do you cater to?
Although our collections start around $3k, most of our clients are in the $4-5k range. The pricing of our collections can vary greatly, depending on the length of coverage, selection of albums, and additional session options.
I don’t even know where to begin with Ashley & her team, I am still so speechless from the AMAZING experience we had with her on our wedding day. I was a bride who was not local to the Philly area and planning a wedding from northern Virginia. I was so nervous about booking a photographer that I found online but as soon as I had one phone call with Ashley I was at ease and all my worries went away. Ashley is so genuine, friendly, and professional. She really made the whole wedding planning process so seamless and stress-free, which you want when you are the bride! From all the emails and phone calls Ashley never made you feel like just a client, she really cared about you and your soon to be spouse! I loved how she used this questionnaire to really get to know you as a person and as a couple, this really made me feel better since Ryan and I were only able to meet with her in person once! The day of the wedding Ashley and her team arrived promptly and immediately started snapping photos, the whole day ran so smoothly and they kept us on if not ahead of schedule! There is always something that goes wrong in a wedding and unfortunately mine was my shoes, I started to have a minor meltdown about my shoes getting caught in my dress while taking photos and Ashley jumps up gets her phone, orders an uber for my Matron of Honor to go grab me my back up shoes which I had left at the hotel –like who does that?!?! Ashley literally saved the day! At the end of the night, Ashley yet again surpassed my expectations and surprised us with a gift, a small album of photos from THAT day already edited and printed. I could have cried, it was so thoughtful and again I was speechless at how ridiculously good Ashley and her team are. We just received our wedding photos today and I couldn’t be happier with Ashley Gerrity Photography. I wish we lived in Philly just so we could use her for all of our photography needs! Ashley, thank you for capturing the most important day in our lives!
-Tara & Ryan
Where to begin?!? From the first phone call, to meeting at the AGP studio with Rachel, to our engagement photo shoot on the Rutgers campus, to our wedding day, Rachel Pray (Studio Manager/Primary Photographer) was absolutely awesome! She was so down to earth and easy to work with and knew exactly the style and types of photos we were looking for! Everyone raved about how great they were! From that very first phone call in November 2015 up until (and even after) our wedding day, Rachel was a ROCK STAR!! She was on top of everything, staying in touch and coordinating details with us all throughout the process. We never had to second guess our choice to hire Ashley Gerrity Photography or worry that our photos wouldn’t come out great. Rachel was amazing and we knew we were in great hands! She did whatever it took to get the shot, she always gave 110%! All throughout our wedding night, family & friends raved about how great she and Ashley were. To top everything off at the end of the night, Rachel handed Kim and I a little black book and said it was a gift for our honeymoon. We had no clue what it was and then we opened it up and saw that she had already created a tiny photo album with some of the most beautiful shots from our day! When and how she did this is still a complete mystery to us but further shows the magic she and Ashley Gerrity Photography create! If you are in search of an amazing, talented, dedicated, hard-working, down-to-earth, and affordable photographer for your wedding, STOP LOOKING ELSEWHERE: Hire Ashley Gerrity Photography RIGHT NOW (and request Rachel too if you can!)! I can guarantee that you will be 100% satisfied. We cannot thank Rachel & AGP enough for making our whole wedding experience UNFORGETTABLE and AMAZING!! To Rachel, Ashley, and everyone at AGP: thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!
-Kim & Chris
Ashley and her team were absolutely amazing to work with throughout the wedding planning process. She was very responsive and quickly replied to any questions I had leading up to the big day. She and her team arrived early and kept our timeline running smoothly. We were able to take pictures at multiple locations and she efficiently organized all of the picture groupings we had asked for. The pictures were beyond stunning. She captured every special moment of our day and incorporate beautiful details into our pictures. I even tripped and fell in my wedding dress prior to the ceremony, tearing my dress closure. Ashley is a fantastic with a needle and thread and managed to sew my dress back together just in time. We cannot say enough positive things about her work. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
-Jaime & Lain