I think there’s something magical about getting to know someone and having that connection, and I breathe that into my photos. I'm all about capturing personalities and special moments, those photos are just more real and memorable. I've captured photos of many families, seniors and other portraits in the Fox Valley Area and have accumulated a steady 5/5 star review over the years.
I've been a professional photographer for over 5 years and have been in the photography industry for more than 12 years. I've worked on various projects including portraits, a traveling exhibition of my trip to Alaska, and have even started a book.
I'm laid back, enjoy making people laugh, wear crocs everywhere, and love DIY-ing everything. I'm super bubbly and love meeting new people. And I can't wait to meet you! Let's start chatting and planning your photo adventure.
am so excited you're here! I'm all about family and fun. I really love creating memories because I believe life is all about the experience.
A snapshot into my life
Photo credit for some of the above photographs: Brittany Geise Photography
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I am a soon to be wife and bonus mom. I love love (did I say love?), spending time and creating memories with them.
We spend a lot of time playing board games, venturing outdoors and going on road trips. We are very intentional with our time together, because each day is a gift and we want to live it as such.
My adorable Fam
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I have traveled to many places all over the world, and I am always planning the next big adventure!
I actually traveled my very first trip alone when I was 21 years old to Alaska. Ever since, I have had a strong desire to visit more places. Since then I have gone back to Alaska, went to Italy, Denmark, Canada, Colorado, the Smoky Mountains, Maine and many places in between.
I am drawn to visiting non-touristy locations (although sometimes you have to do touristy things while on vacay). And honestly the best part of traveling is probably the food.
The Canals of Venice, Italy
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I am obsessed with coffee! I love spending a few minutes alone each morning drinking my coffee and just relaxing. In the summer, I love having my coffee on the porch and watching the sunrise.
My favorite thing to pair with a cup of java is a cannoli. And it can't just be any cannoli because my trips to Italy have spoiled me rotten. If you haven't had an authentic cannoli yet, you need to! It will change your life forever.
the world's best combo
I love, no no... I'm obsessed with sunflowers! I love spending time in my garden and with my flowers. I usually plant 6-10 different types of sunflowers each year. My favorite color is yellow and so it only seems right that I chose the happiest yellow flower I know, the sunflower, as my favorite. But not only that, they remind me of my Grandma Bonnie. She has always loved sunflowers and every time I see them I think of her.
bergsbaken Farms, Cecil, WI
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I have a twin, Holly, and we're BEST FRIENDS! Even though we live kinda far apart, we still are super close. She is my rock and has been my best friend from day one. I'm super blessed to have her for a sister. We don't have any of those super cool twin powers, but we do make each other laugh a whole lot.
Holly & I rockin' some cool hair
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If you know me at all, you know that I could eat ice cream every day for breakfast. I once had an ice cream contest with my grandpa to see who could eat more ice cream cake. We ended up tying and had terrible belly aches, but it was worth it.
One of my favorite kinds of ice cream is Ben & Jerry's. I took a tour of the factory in Vermont. At the end they gave me two samples of ice cream and after I finished those, I went to the gift shop and bought another scoop. Because I can't get enough.
Ben & Jerry's FActory, VT
Ashley is amazing. She photographed my daughter's senior pictures which are beautiful and better than I could have imagined. I would highly recommend her and plan on hiring her again for family portraits. She had great ideas and helped my daughter choose outfits for her shoot. Truly an enjoyable experience.
We recently did a family session with Ashley and she was so pleasant to work with. I was undecided between a session at our house or one outside and we left the decision up to the weather. Ashley was so flexible and was willing to wait until the day before to make a final decision. She did a great job capturing our son's smiles and totally went with the flow when he was squirmy beyond belief. We love how our session turned out and would recommend her to anyone!
Ashley did our engagement pictures and she was nothing but amazing!! From the moment I reached out to her she helped with our outfits, a place for the pictures and just was amazing with communication. She made sure to find out what we enjoyed and brought it to the session. I am not a fan of pictures but she made us feel so comfortable. We laughed so much. The outcome of the pictures was so amazing!! I am so thankful we picked her in this process and definitely will use her for some family pictures.
I highly recommend Ashley Kalbus Photography. She is great to work with. We weren't sure where we wanted my son's senior pictures taken and she found the perfect spot. Pictures are fantastic. I ended up ordering more than I had planned as there are so many good ones. Ashley is friendly, outgoing and easy to work with. I highly recommend her for any of your picture needs.
Green Bay, Wisconsin
We are first time parents and wanted to do some professional pictures of our daughter. Ashley was the definition of just that. She took the time to bond with our daughter so she was comfortable. The pictures turned out AMAZING!!!! Will recommend to everyone, especially first time parents!
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Getting ready before Ashley arrived, my boys were not wanting to have pictures taken. It was non-stop complaining. Once Ashley arrived, she got them to open up and start talking. Within minutes they were all excited and asking to have their picture taken while making a funny pose. We all had fun and laughed and smiled.
At the end my boys did not want Ashley to leave!! She is an amazing person, gets one to open up, suggested many great family poses, and she is an excellent photographer!! I am more than pleased with the end results, I look at our pictures everyday!! Thank you for your wonderful work!!
Ashley was such a pleasure to work with. She worked around our busy schedule with no problems! I love that she put effort into getting to know my son and his personality and then translating that into her photos. I appreciate how open she was to locations and time. Her locations choices were amazing and off the beaten path! Very Unique! So happy we chose Ashley for Senior photos!
Door County, Wisconsin
Ashley is wonderful to work with. She does her homework ahead of time to make sure the time spent at the photo shoot is focused on getting the pictures you want. She did a great job with our grandkids, took a few minutes to meet each one the day of to break the ice and start the fun.