Brand Photographer for Creatives


Purposeful - Personal - Powerful 

Personal Branding Photography will have clients falling in love with YOU and your brand.

Personal branding is more than a collection of headshots.  It's a library of images that look like you, feel like you, and convert your audience into clients.  YOU are your brand and it's time to own your story. Let's showcase your services and products in a way that is unique to you.

Are you struggling with finding the time to consistently create images to post, not having enough visual content that’s consistent and personalized to your business, or not knowing how to properly use your brand images? 
That’s where I can help…


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Based in Rutherfordton, NC

obsessed with spaghetti

tiny house living

basset hound mom

wannabe plant lady

farm life

I'm a personal branding and portrait photographer, here to be your hype-woman and help you grow and uplevel your business!

Yes, all of my plants have names...

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Things to know about


My handsome hubby, Aaron, and I are going on our 15th year of marriage (you can read our story on the blog). 

I started Broad River Photography in 2007.

There's no such thing as too many handcrafted coffee mugs.

I make homemade wine from my grandparents' original muscadine vines, but I prefer beer over wine.

I've never been to Target.

I've been known to put sweaters on my chickens. 

I overuse exclamation points!!!!!!!

My superpower is organizing (even the stuff in my attic is color-coded and labeled).

I have a twin brother (and 3 step brothers).

We have one basset hound (Doppler), one majestic porch lion (Hammy), two horses, and loads of chickens.

GOAL: To have an eclectic little greenhouse where I can hang with my plants.  And, to have a highland cow!


hey there! i'm ashley Koch and to many i'm known as -
photographer & hype-woman

There are so many small business owners out there that are in need of a strong visual brand.  It's such a joy to team up with creative entrepreneurs and bring their story and products to life!

With more than 18 years experience in the wedding industry, I’ve come to be known for photographs that capture my clients as they truly are - authentically and comfortably. I am here to not only be your hype-woman, but also to plan and build a branding session that is tailored to you and your business.

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the process

We'll start with a unique process of planning and strategizing to dream up the perfect photoshoot.

I will send you a step-by-step planning guide to help you organize all the details and plan the perfect personal branding photoshoot that reflects your business, communicates your message, and lets you SHINE!

It's photoshoot day!
With every detail in place and equipped with a plan, we'll meet at our first location and let the magic happen.

The day will include different stories of YOU.  We will mix up locations, outfits, and props so that we can highlight all of the many facets of YOU, your products, and your services.

In 2 weeks, your beautiful hi-res and color-perfected digital images will be delivered in a sharable gallery.

You will also receive a Content Planning Guide to use as a roadmap on where to post and what type of images to post to make those clients fall in love with you, your brand, and your products.

You deserve to show up and be seen.  Right now, as you are.

Meet our clients

-stetson patton
social media stategist

my branding pictures make me look super professional!  I love how Ashley saw the vision for my brand and personality.  The photos are perfect for my website and socials!  I can't wait until our next session!

- taylor oxtoby
og Candle Company & OG event planning

Ashley captured the most amazing photos of my products that were perfect for my marketing!  I could praise her for hours, but the best part of the shoot was the intentionality behind it.  she really got to know me and my business before the shoot.  she made sure that every photo told the story of my business. doing a branding/product shoot with ashley is much more than a photography session - it's personalized, professional, comfortable, and even full of great marketing tips.

-Cassie Richardson

We hired Ashley as our wedding photographer back in 2010, and she has been our favorite photographer ever since. Not only is she incredibly talented, but she makes being in front of her camera so fun and easy. I had a blast at my branding shoot!  There just aren't enough positive words in the English language to sing her praises! Book her, you won't regret it!!!!

-Jen worcester
interior designer/realtor

It has been 12 years since i first had the privilege of meeting Ashley! She is so full of charisma and joyful energy! She made the experience so fun and the photos were wonderful! I knew then that she would be our photographer as long as she was willing! Working with Ashley is an absolute pleasure!! She makes you feel beautiful and makes the entire experience fun! I can’t recommend her enough! If you’ve worked with her then you know what I’m saying! She has a beautiful soul that shines through and her energy is catching! Her photos speak for themselves! Absolutely stunning! You won’t find anyone better!!!

-madison hyleman
marketing guru/honey hunters

Ashley is the most professional and personable photographer you could ever ask for!  she makes me feel so confident with every shoot and truly brings out my most genuine smiles!  it is always so fun to work with Ashley and the photos are always perfect!

-emma greene

The BEST decision I have ever made for me and my growing business is choosing Ashley. She is a magnificent photographer and teacher! She has years of experience, which is very helpful when you are just starting out. I have learned so much from her already. So if you are a photographer starting out and are interested in making into a career, Ashley is definitely the person to call!

Capturing the moments that become a part of your legacy.

Showcase your products with eye-catching imagery.

It's time to set yourself apart from the competition.







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My signature branding experience is a fully orchestrated & mapped-out session where we create images that uplevel your business while setting you apart in your industry. We will work together to capture all of the headshots, lifestyle portraits, products, and all the little detail shots you’ll need to build your beautiful website, connect with your online audience, and freshen up your brand.

- 3 hr photo shoot
 - Up to 3 locations
- 4-6 outfits
- Hi-res online gallery
- Commercial use



A modern headshot comes in handy for anyone looking to market themselves professionally or for a business to show off their team members.  A headshot is a closely cropped professional photo used in a wide variety of business and creative promotional materials.

- 30 minute session
- One location
- One outfit
- 1-2 people
- Hi-res online gallery

Each additional person $50
Additional 30 minutes $100

Showcase your products with eye-catching imagery that will have your clients hooked on your products and your brand!  I can come to your storefront and photograph your shop and products onsite or you can ship your newest product line directly to me and I will style and photograph them in my home studio.


product & stock photography

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sales tax and travel fees may be applied.

Product bundles are available for more than 3 products.  Inquire for more details.


ship or hand deliver

- Up to 3hr photo shoot
- 4-6 products
- Hi-res online gallery
- Commercial use

- $50 per product
- Hi-res online gallery
- Commercial use

Portrait sessions include engagement & couples, bridals, seniors, and maternity photography.

- 90 minute session
- One location
- 1-2 outfits
- Hi-res online gallery


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Ready to stand out from the crowd and uplevel your business?

Trust me, the world doesn't need more
pictures of you smiling at a laptop.

Instead, you need a library of purposeful and intentional photographs that communicate your brand’s uniqueness + expertise.

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