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“Miss Ashley, you are magical! Before I met you, I thought I would NEVER have a beautiful picture of my family. Taking a good picture of my sweet baby girl isn't a chore...but getting a shot of my handsome son with autism is nothing short of miraculous. I remember the first time you shot him, I told you it was okay if you weren't able to get good ones because he was not going to pose. And to this day I still marvel at the pictures I got on that little blue, butterfly-clad CD. You have NO IDEA how many happy tears I have cried because you've captured these awesome whimsical and sometimes introspective moments of my son that he does not share with many people. I never worry about sessions anymore. I know you will sprinkle your pixy-dust and make magic happen for us!”
- Lots of Love from the Fingleman Family, Dan, Heather, Jake and Jilly

“I came across Essence Captured for a Christmas mini-session and no one else has done our pictures since then. Ashley Kesner has an amazing eye like none other. I have done numerous sessions since then and each one seems to surpass my expectations and is somehow better than the one before. She has built a lasting relationship not only with my daughter, but my family as well. She always put in extra effort to make the photographs more amazing than the ones before! I am proud to call her not only my photographer, but my friend as well.”
- Julie T.

“I met Ashley at the LMPB group photoshoot this past Summer. I fell in love with the way she works and before I even saw the pictures I decided she was our New "Set" Photographer. I have made 3 trips to the Humble/Houston area and EVERYTIME it was just as worth it as the first time (We're from Dallas). My little Emma has warmed up to Ashley and so have I. If you are looking for more than someone who snaps away with the camera Ashley is PERFECT. She has this way of connecting and building relationships with her clients. We will continue to drive 4 hrs and if we can't drive we can ALWAYS fly in...YES SHE'S THAT GOOOD. ;] TYSM Ashley I can't express how appreciative of you I am..not only as our photographer but as a Friend ♥”
- Ana B.

“Ashley is not only an amazing photographer, but she is wonderful to work with! Her creative vision is unmatched and her professionalism is evident in all that she does. She is a kind, easygoing person who easily made my husband and I feel at ease during our shoot with her. She is highly complimentary while still being one of the fastest working, most focused photographers I have seen. I felt that she used every minute of our time together to make sure that she had great shots in the best location and lighting, and I am so excited to work with her again in the future. I would enthusiastically give my highest recommendation to anyone looking for a photographer in the Houston area. I plan to use Ashley for all of my future photography needs for as long as she is taking pictures!!”
- Catrina B.

“About a week after my son was born I began looking for a photographer to capture some beautiful shots of my little boy. As I researched online for photographers in our area I came to realize that many mention that the newborn session has to be booked months before the babies birth. I was unaware of having to do this and was becoming stressed and worried that I would not be able to get newborn shots of my son. My neighbor had come over that evening and we were talking about my dilemma and she mentioned that she had a friend that took really good pictures and would contact her for me tonight to see if she would be able to do his newborn pictures. I told her I would appreciate her help and asked her for her friends website so I could see her work. I was very apprehensive going with someone I didn't know anything about, but once I saw her website and her photo galleries I knew she would be perfect for our son. Well Ashley Tate contacted me that evening and we set up his newborn shoot for that week. I was so impressed on how quickly she set up his photo shoot on such short notice. On the first day my son was not very cooperative and we only got a few good shots, Ashley was so nice to let us come back the following day to finish getting my sons pictures taken. She was so patient and understanding and that made my husband and I feel at ease. Not many photographers would take another day out of their schedule to accomodate for a non-cooperative baby, but Ashley did and that makes her special. She truly loves her job and enjoys every moment of it. We were so impressed with our sons pictures once she edited them that we ended up purchasing the Grow with Me package and can't wait to take his 4 month pictures which will be in Christmas. Thank you so much Ashley for capturing wonderful shots of my son that we will cherish forever. You are truly talented and we love your work. ”
- Rodriguez Family- Arnold, Maria, and baby Amaury