Wide Eyed Studios

Wide Eyed Studios


I'm Ashley of Wide Eyed Studios. I am a visual anthropologist who specializes in storytelling through photojournalism. I founded my own company, Wide Eyed Studios, so that I could document a more diverse group of stories. Rather than a traditional photography portfolio, I have created this website to show you how I see the world. If you like my vision, I hope you'll contact me directly to collaborate with you in documenting your story with my infusion of heart, humor, and honesty.  

Let me create something real for you.  

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Event photographer, Ashley Smith, shoots Engagements, Weddings, Families, & Theatre. She is chock full of creative photoshoot ideas married with an education in Photojournalism from Boston University and more than 10 years of professional photography experience. Ashley has been shooting in the greater Philadelphia area since 2012 when she founded Wide Eyed Studios. Her photography skills have taken her far from home-base to shoot in places like Baltimore, Cairo, Seattle, & Malawi. Ashley strives to deliver premium quality at affordable wedding photography package prices. Find out more About Ashley here or hear more about her from her Client Reviews here. Check out her Blog here to keep up with her adventures or to get wedding and photography advice. You can also catch a glimpse of her work on the Instagram feed below. Contact Ashley and let her help you put together a photography package that is just right for you!


Wide Eyed Studios

Featured Weddings


Each Wedding is Unique


See Ariel & Tracy’s Wedding story

See Shalini & Ardian’s Wedding Story


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Featured Theatre Arts


Philadelphia Artists collective’s He Who Gets Slapped


Deep Blue Collective’s a Streetcar Named Desire

Arden Theatre Company’s Indecent

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
— Marcel Proust
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