Welcome to Painted Peacock Photography!  I'm Ashley Patranella and I'm so thrilled you are here.  Please take your time exploring this site and I hope you find a few surprises along the way.  It's my hope that you've arrived here because you are looking for something different in your photography...something etheral, otherworldly, beautifully authentic and entirely you.  You've come to the right place... 


An artist at heart, I always knew my calling was to seek out beauty in the world.  I have photographed hundreds of weddings for more than a decade and feel so fortunate to call it my life's work.  When not photographing for my amazing clients, you can find me camping, hiking, and chasing adventures with my husband and our three precious girls.  We have a passion for the great outdoors and I love to incorproate nature into most of my photo shoots.  I'm so proud to call Texas home and am eternally grateful for the incredible places this photography journey has taken me.  I would love to share it with you.


Stylistically, I am a story-teller; an explorer in seach of those raw authentic moments that define you most - and I always find them.  My approach applies fine art photography to the living, breathing energy of a wedding day.  I love everything about photographing weddings...I love the emotions of the day, the surprises that unfold naturally, and the fast-paced creative process.  Ultimately, my goal is to create meaningful, heirloom photographs that are as unique as the people in them.  If your heart is saying "yes!" to what you've heard so far, let's connect and get to know each other better!  I can't wait.  With love...Ashley 


Ashley took our engagement and wedding photos and was an absolute joy to work with. She is so sweet and skilled. The photos she took of my husband and I are incredible and the exact look that we wanted in our wedding photos. We received our photos in a timely manner and each one was edited to our liking! I would 100% recommend her as your photographer!


Ashley photographed my wedding at Chateau Cocomar. Choosing the right photographer was very high on my list of “must haves” during the wedding planning and I could not have been more blessed to have found Painted Peacock Photography! Ashley has such an eye for the beauty and true meaning at weddings and her ability to reflect that in her photos is a gift. I am so thankful for Ashley and I would absolutely recommend Painted Peacock Photography to anyone that wants a truly gifted photographer and new friend that will enjoy your day just as much as you!


We LOVED working with Ashley! It was hands down the best decision we made in planning our wedding. Ashley takes the time to get to know each of her clients. She is professional, reliable, personable, passionate and creative! We used Ashley for engagement, boudoir, and wedding day. She puts your nerves at ease at each step of the way. Ashley, we can't thank you enough for capturing our special day. We love you and can't wait to work with you again on future projects!


Ashley was my absolute favorite vendor I had for my wedding! My initial phone call I had with her before booking, I knew that she would be my photographer. She made me feel so comfortable and confident in her abilities to capture beautiful photos. We did engagements where both my husband and I were comfortable. She knows the angles, lighting, and how to capture the right photos! I am so pleased with all of my photos from my wedding and happy I decided not to have a videographer, because she was able to capture all that I needed! Extremely happy with Painted Peacock Photography!


After reaching out to a few different photographers, I knew that Ashley was the perfect person I wanted to capture our big day. From the very beginning she focused on what we wanted and captured everything perfectly. Communication was always easy, and she's also the sweetest person in the world! Our wedding photos still take our breath away. You can tell that this is her passion and it shows in all of our photos! (Also, I think we have found a photographer for life.


Ashley was absolutely the best decision we made in Wedding planning! She is not only so completely talented and takes beautiful photos, but she is the most genuine person. Ashley was so supportive and amazing from day one. She was always there to answer any questions I had. Before the big day she met me at Starbucks and we went through everything I wanted to share about the wedding so she was fully prepared. All of my crazy ideas and any complications I had with family she was not only accommodating with, but truly wanted to make sure she captured anything and everything I wanted. The photos turned out better than I could have imagined. She really makes you feel so beautiful and her excitement made me even more excited if that was possible. My now husband and I are so grateful for Ashley for capturing the most amazing day of our lives and making it so fun to do so. Ashley went above and beyond and I would recommend anyone to her. 


Ashley is literally the BEST photographer EVERRRR! She is so sweet, kind and understanding. She's so very talented and works fast to get you the photos back as soon as possible. We just loved working with her and I plan to go back to Ashley for every major event in my life that I will need photographed. She treats you like a close friend or even family member. I highly recommend her for engagement photos, wedding day photos, bridal portraits and just about everything!


We got married 4/21/18 and I couldn’t wait to leave a review about Ashley because she is the BEST photographer and most genuine/sweetest person ever. From the second I talked with her about our wedding date almost a year ago, I knew it would be the perfect match. She is so kind and passionate about what she does, and also very professional. We did our engagement pictures on a hot summer day but it did not bother her one bit and our pictures were perfect. She showed up to the big day with a huge smile that was contagious. When she got to the venue, she went straight to taking pictures and floated around so well. I know our pictures are going to be amazing. She cares deeply about each person she works with and I would highly recommend her for any brides still deciding on a wedding photographer. I knows who is top of our list for future family pictures!




For weddings and portrait sessions, please complete the contact form below.  You will hear from Ashley the same day.