Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

Do you ever want to freeze a moment or reimagine an entire day? Your first moments alone together as husband and wife before the reception. Your maid of honor's hilarious but sentimental speech. Your baby smiling up at you just from hearing the sound of your voice. Your kids lighting up in excitement over the beautiful red and orange leaves falling around them. Your grandfather dancing to his favorite song while you're singing along with him. Candid moments like these are why I love photography. My goal is for my clients to look back at that image and see a story.

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Hi, I'm Ashley!

i'm a photographer.

I’m a Pittsburgh photographer and the proud founder of Gem Creations! I’m a hopeless romantic and love to capture the magical moments. I’ll be there to guide you and let your true love shine through. During our consultation, I will use my experience and build off of our discussion to create a seamless photography experience on your wedding day. I’ll capture the special moments and the memorable candid ones while on the dance floor or with a close family member. I have four wedding packages available as well as a package for family, newborn, and senior photographs. I will also work to create a customized package too to fit your budget and timeline. I’m excited to hear about your special day!  

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"Ashley did my son's newborn pictures and his Christmas pictures. She was FANTASTIC! the set up she had for the newborn pictures was awesome, a pillow for little dude to lay in, some different backdrops, great lighting! The Christmas pictures that she did couldn't have turned out any better! I am beyond happy with them. Zeke was having a cranky night but she worked with it and just rolled with the punches. Looking at the pictures, you have have never know he was crying one second and picture ready the next."

- Laura Nutting

"Ashley took photos of my son (4) and I and she was very patient and professional! She helped keep his attention and has creative ideas for great shots. She has an eye for what colors and backgrounds will work well in photos. I used her photos on Christmas cards and everyone loved them! Very speedy turnaround time too. Thanks Ashley!"

- Lauren Celaschi

"Ashley photographed my bridal shower. She was super sweet, professional, and great to work with. She caught all of the big moments and even the little ones that you wouldn’t think to catch. Overall I would recommend her for any event you want to remember forever."

- Natalia Rippole

"We had such a great experience with Ashley! She photographed my soon to be sister-in-law’s bridal shower. She had such creative picture ideas. One of my favorites, was a picture of the shower favors with the bride’s flowers. Instead of picking random favors, Ashley chose mine and the bride’s. It was so thoughtful! She got pictures of the decorations and guests and captured all of the sweet moments. Having her there took away from everyone being on their phones wanting to get pictures. Ashley’s beautiful pictures are now a special memory we will have forever. We were so lucky to have Ashley capture this special day!"

- Kayla Barthelemy

“I couldn't be happier with my experience with Ashley Hartzog Photography! Ashley was willing to book our engagement photo session on extremely short notice, which we really appreciated. She provided a variety of location options for us to choose from, and enthusiastically trekked all over Pittsburgh to get the perfect pictures for us. Ashley made us feel comfortable being in front of the camera, took amazing pictures, and was a pleasure to work with. I would absolutely recommend hiring Ashley Hartzog photography for your special event!”

- Meredith Woy

“Ashley is an amazing photographer all around! She is very kind, talented, and fun to work with. She took us to a beautiful location and now we have so many great photos that are memories we get to have forever now! I would definitely recommend using Gem Creations!”

- Chelsea & Kaz

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