Crate|Barrel Wedding


Crate|Barrel Wedding

Registering for your wedding? Take a step inside one of our recent can’t be missed Private registry events!

Crate|Barrel Wedding

I was thrilled when Arielle from Arielle Fera events asked me to join her and participate in Crate and Barrels’ wedding registry event! Private Registry Events occur monthly at Crate stores around the country. Couples are welcomed in 2 hours prior to store opening on a Sunday morning and have the store to themselves to register, get insider tips from our registry expert associates and engage with product demonstrations. Participating vendors are hand selected by the Crate and Barrel team based on rigorous criteria. Arielle put together a fabulous team of Philadelphia vendors to showcase this event.

I am so excited to share the film photographs from this amazing event!

Planning + Design: @arielleferaevents

Photographer: @ashleemintz + Processing: Boutique Film Lab

Floral Design: @devonandpinkett

Catering: @diversecatering

Cake Design: @nutmegcakedesign

Calligraphy: @hellowrennbird

Custom Jewelry + Engagement Rings: @lpriorijewelry

Makeup Artist: @shimmerandspice

Photo Booth: @cutandpastephotobooth

Acoustic Guitarist: Pete Smyser – Guitar Lessons & Live Music Performance

Tux Rental: @theblacktux

Laser Engraved Décor: @everlaser

National Strategic Planner: @shannongailweddings


Are you engaged and looking for a photographer for your wedding?  I’d love to chat about if we might be a good match!  Send me a message and we’ll get in touch!

Lauren Priori - Ashlee!! Loved your pics from the Crate and Barrel wedding registry event! It was seriously such a fun morning and I’m happy you were there to capture it 🙂

cathie berrey-green - It is always great when vendors come together to showcase their services. The Crate and Barrel wedding registry event looks like a great time for recently engaged couples.

Kelly Loeffler - I love Crate and Barrel. Its always been one of my favorite stores and therefore a place I registered when I got married. I love the way you photographed this registry event. It looks like You worked with so many awesome vendors

Parker Radbourne - Holy crap Ashlee. I’m always in love with your work but I’m in heaven with these images! The texture of those melted grey candles, the way the sunlight looks, your wedding photography is so dreamy! So cool you got to photograph a Crate|Barrel wedding event!

Judith Soule - Those table numbers are GORGEOUS! Are they lace? 🙂

Jenna - Seriously! I love absolutely everything here. Part of me wants to host a party and the other part makes me want to move in. So warm and welcoming!

Lori Foxworth - I love everything about your photos from the Crate and Barrel wedding event! Your photography is such a perfect match with the other amazing Philadelphia wedding vendors from the event. Beautiful work!

Longwood Gardens Film Bridal Session

Longwood Gardens Film Bridal Session

My favorite part of the secret garden!

I am thrilled I was able to photograph an editorial session with two of my absolute favorite wedding gowns. These blue hued gowns are incredible. If you are thinking about having color in your wedding gown, just do it! Bridal gowns with color are my current obsession.

Jennifer’s bridal was kind enough to lend us the stunning Lazaro gown and the fabulous Hayley Paige gown. Bridal couture is of my biggest passions and to be able to photograph such inspiring designers masterpieces is a dream come true.

Spending the day exploring Longwood Gardens with this amazing team was too much fun!

Wedding gowns: Jennifer’s Bridal

Wedding gown designers : Hayley Paige & Lazaro Bridal

Makeup artist : Emily Dimant

Hair styling : Laurel’s Lovelies Hair Styling

Models : Kaylee, Lily and Claire

Bridal Jewelry : Lauren Priori

Film Processing: Boutique Film Lab

Film : Portra 400

Are you engaged and looking for a photographer for your wedding?  I’d love to chat about if we might be a good match!  Send me a message and we’ll get in touch!

Paul J. Spetrini - Ashlee, what a fun editorial session with two awesome models and two great dresses from Jennifer’s Bridal. Hayley Paige and Lazaro Bridal did a wonderful job on the gowns and your photos really showed them off.

I love the little details and colors in these gowns and I’m sure any brides on the market for a great dress will too. Great job.

Parker Radbourne - I completely understand why you’re so in love with that gorgeous blue wedding dress, it’s perfection. As is your wedding photography, of course. The Longwood Gardens, though?! Perfect for a bridal session! You have such beautiful film photography, keep it up!

Lori Foxworth - I LOVE your stunning fine art bridal session from Longwood gardens! The venue, the Hayley Paige and Lazaro Bridal gowns, and your film work with bridal portraits was an absolutely flawless match. Beautiful, editorial photos perfect for designers and brides alike. I love these.

TahJah - AHH!! These flowers are made of dreams!

Ariana del Mundo - WOWZA!!!!! These are gorgeous the place, those dresses, the light, your style!! Everythiiiiinggggg. Excellent job!!

Alex - This is amazing. The styling is great and love the playfulness that you captured.

Kelly Loeffler - This stylized bridal session is absolutely stunning. Beautiful dresses on beautiful models coupled with stunning photography. Its a great combination

Cristina - All of your images are so heavenly! You sure do produce excellent work!



Fine Art Wedding Photographer

A glimpse of the girl behind the lens

I am a natural light wedding and portrait photographer and specialize in fine art wedding photography. I studied photography at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and after receiving my Bachelors degree I worked as an Art Buyer. I first started pursuing wedding photography in 2007 and am forever grateful that I am able to have a full time wedding photography business. I love shooting film and it has changed my business in so many positive ways.  I live in West Chester, PA but also love traveling for destination weddings. When I’m not photographing a wedding you can find me cuddling my two puppies Riley and Penny.

One of my favorite things is to travel to new places and photograph people madly in love.

A wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and for me to be in your world on that day is an honor. My images combine romance, whimsy, and warmth while capturing genuine human emotion. It is with these raw, unrehearsed emotions that I bring you back to that exact moment in time for years to come.

One of my favorite things about destination weddings is that they allow the couple to create a magical experience for their closest friends and family

There is no such thing as a typical day. That’s what I love about being a fine art wedding photographer. I am so lucky I get to be creative on a regular basis. One of my favorite things to do is connect with my clients on the styling and bringing together the visual details of there wedding day. Whether it’s working on a wedding color palette together or brainstorming portrait locations I love being available to my clients to provide a wonderful experience.

Every wedding is special and I want the moments I capture to be treasured by you as much as they are treasured by me.


Are you engaged and looking for a photographer for your wedding?  I’d love to chat about if we might be a good match!  Send me a message and we’ll get in touch!

Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Ashlee’s work has been featured in the following publications and blogs:

A special thank you to Ashley Crawford Photography for capturing these genuine film portraits of myself while traveling to Utah this past winter!!

Parker Radbourne - I swear I’m forever commenting about how obsessed I am with your film photography, but I love these portraits OF you, too! Seriously, nothing beats film and when you’re also a wedding photographer – I’m #swooning over your work.

Kevin Maurice - Love love love these portraits!

Kelly Loeffler - Ashlee these portraits of you are wonderful. Congratulations on all your feature, anyone would be lucky to have you as their destination wedding photographer

Sonia Freeman - Ashlee, these pictures are so beautiful! Way to get in front of the camera and be vulnerable so your clients can see what an amazing person you are and also check out your fine art photography.

cathie berrey green - What beautiful portraits Ashlee! I love the use of film!

Lori Foxworth - Beautiful portraits of one of my favorite fine art wedding photographers. I love your film work and these portraits so perfectly represent you and your work. I love the snowy portraits. Just lovely!

Danyel Stapleton - Beautiful portraits Ashlee! I adore your film photography and weddings.

Lauren Priori - My favorite fine art wedding photographer in Philadelphia! Love these pretty pics of you, Ashlee. Can’t wait to see more of your film photography.

Fairmount Park Horticulture Center


Fairmount Park Horticulture Center | Philadelphia

 I cannot imagine a more beautiful location than The Fairmount Horticulture Center in Philadelphia. The Horticulture Center was perfect for Robbie and Jerry’s engagement session. Not only is the green house filled with amazing tropical plants but beautiful landscaping surrounding it. It’s natural ambiance sets the mood for the most romantic engagement session.

Processing: Boutique Film Lab

Film: Fujifilm Superia x-tra 400

Are you engaged and looking for a photographer for your wedding?  I’d love to chat about if we might be a good match!  Send me a message and we’ll get in touch!

Kelly Loeffler - such a beautiful ring shot at the Fairmount park horticulture center. They are such a cute couple. that ring though! gorgeous shot

Danyel - What romantic engagement photos at the Fairmount Horticulture Center in Philadelphia! That ring shot is perfect!!

Parker Radbourne - Ashlee, everytime I visit your wedding photography blog I die a little inside. Your film photography is so perfect and as a want-to-be-shooting-film-full-time photographer your work is so inspiring! The Horticulture Center looks so beautiful, the perfect engagement session location!

Lori Foxworth - I always love your engagement photography, but the Horticulture Center is truly a perfect location for your photography. That ring shot is stunning and your work with film always perfectly romantic.

Amy Elizabeth - You made such good use of Fairmount Horticulture Center in Philadelphia for this engagement session! The engagement ring is gorgeous and I love the couple’s style for their portraits. Ashlee Mintz you did it again!

Utah Adventures- Fine Art Photography


Utah Adventures- Fine Art Photography

My first adventure in 2017 included a trip to Provo, Utah. Not only did I have the opportunity to explore Salt Lake City, Provo and Park City ( sundance film festival ) but I had the opportunity to photograph freelance model/ makeup artist and YouTube queen Alexa Kait. We rented the amazing Be More Studios for the day and created magic together.

My next stop was to the Ice castles in Midway, Utah. I have always dreamed about these incredible castles and having the opportunity to explore them first hand was a dream come true. The ice castles are straight out of a fairy tale.

I was so excited to visit Park city, Utah and experience my first sundance film festival. I was lucky enough to even view a film. The film I saw was called “Legion of Brothers” and was very inspiring. I would definitely recommend visiting Utah during the film festival and trying to see as many films as possible.

I cannot wait to see what adventures the rest of 2017 has in store for me!

Utah Adventures- Fine Art Photography

Film for Icecastles: Lomography400 ( purple )

Film for Alexa Kait : Portra 400

Film for Mountains : Ektar100

Processing: Boutique Film Lab


 “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

Amy Elizabeth - Wow. Ice castles for portraits?!??! Give me all of that for inspiring photography!!! I absolutely love how you used Utah in all it’s glory for your amazing portrait photography. Your views of Salt Lake City, Provo and Park City are simply breathtaking. Truly making art with your film. Bravo to Ashlee Mintz!

Danyel - Beautiful fine art film photography by Ashlee Mintz. Utah is spectacular. I especially love your landscapes of the snowy Utah mountains.

Kelly Loeffler - Your model is stunning. I can’t get over the pictures from the ice cave. I love Utah and really want to go again after seeing your beautiful images from your trip

cathie berrey green - This is a Gorgeous shoot. Ashlee Mintz did a fantastic job photographing this beautiful model in the Utah Mountains.

Melanie - Beautiful photography by Ashlee Mintz photography! I love seeing a mixture of the gorgeous model and the ice of Utah. The closeup photo of the model with he flower headband is my absolute favorite, it looks like a painting.

Lori Foxworth - I love your portraits of Alexa Kait from Utah! Your film portraits are always stunning and the inspiration from Utah’s beautiful ice and views are definitely evident. Beautiful work as always!