About Ashley

Hello! Welcome to my photography page. I’m glad you’re here! My photography clients are like family to me, so I feel like it’s only fair to let you get to know me on a personal level also.

I married Bob, my high school sweetheart, in 2008 and after all these years he still makes me laugh and feel special every day.  We have four sons, Blake, Garrett, Caleb & Bennett, who are young, vivacious, and baseball obsessed. They still love to cuddle up with their mama with a bowl of ice cream to enjoy a good family movie night. Yep, I’m a boy mom through and through and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. My husband grew up in the small town of Norwood Young America and I grew up in Cologne, Minnesota. We love small town life and the community and friendships that surround us and our children.

My Babies


My home studio is located in Belle Plaine, MN and offers a quaint and comfortable environment for clients. I serve families from many surrounding communities like Jordan, Cologne, Carver, Chaska, Waconia, Victoria, Mayer, Shakopee and New Prague just to name a few. The studio is equipped with cozy seating, a fireplace, bathroom, and every prop and outfit you’ll need for the session. I have outfits for newborns photos through baby’s first year. I also have maternity gowns for the moms to be to choose from.  And I have no problems doing a little shopping to find something just right for your session. I may or may not have a prop addiction. Your session will be designed around your style and color choices.  I love to watch my clients’ children grow, and see them come in year after year.  So many have become dear personal friends to me. I’m invested in creating beautiful artwork to fill your walls and help you document the story of your growing family.  Come, sit back and relax while I create timeless images for your family to treasure.  I promise your experience with Ashley Jo Photography will be worth the trip to my small town of Belle Plaine.


What People Say

Ashley was SO amazing when I recently did a family/newborn session. I’ve never worked with a photographer more patient, sweet, and talented. She was so great with my newborn and handled EVERYTHING. What sleep deprived Mama doesn’t want that?! She also was able to capture my energetic toddler smiling. Overall if you are Looking for an experience that you will love definitely go with Ashley…she’s the BEST!

Ashley has been our photographer for years- and she is amazing! She has a great eye for getting the perfect shot and makes sure to capture everyone at their best. She’s not only talented, but also so easygoing and great to work with. I recommend her often!

Let’s CAPTURE something together.