Hello gorgeous bride-to-be and welcome!
I'm Ashley! I'm a wedding and engagement photographer based out of Northern Virginia. Although, an Arizona State University alumna through and through - go Sun Devils! I recently got married to the most handsome man, if I do say so myself. He's the one with the red beard.. because every day is beard season. He's my biggest supporter, best friend, and better half! One of my vows was to never shave his beard off while he's sleeping ;) and to wish him all the patience in the world, because he's gonna need it with me around!
I can't wait to meet you over a Chai Tea Latte (because that's my fav drink!) to chat about your newest adventure! Being engaged is the best, and I can't wait to celebrate this milestone in life with you!
I think I'm making up for lost time or something! I LOVE online shopping. Sometimes I will shop, and not even purchase all the things I've added to my virtual cart LOL!
I have the misfortune of attempting all DIY projects on Pinterest. My husband has the same problem. So, together, we create some great #PinterestFails... but we have fun doing it... usually!
I love to read. Sometimes it's easier these days with a newborn to listen to audiobooks, but I LOVE learning all the things! I also LOVE podcasts! I really love business books and self-care type reads!
I love working out at Orange Theory Fitness. It's super challenging, and I feel amazing afterwards. It has changed not only my body, but my attitude as well. It's also brought back an old love of running!
I'm a HUGE believer in that can't eat, can't sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over-the-fence, world series kind of love. And, just like I'm a believer in a love so strong, I also believe in treating every wedding like it's the world series. I invest my heart and soul into my couples, and each and every sweet moment that I capture for them. And to be completely honest with you... the only reason I'm even using that baseball analogy is because I'm a huge fan of the Olsen twins movie, It Takes Two, and that's a quote straight out of a great scene! Taking it back to the 90's yo!
On a serious note though, getting to know my couples and building a strong relationship with them is important to me. I learn what makes their heart beat, so that I can capture truly beautiful images that exemplify exactly who they are and what they represent. That way when their family and friends look at their wedding day photos, they aren't focused on a pretty picture, but rather they are focused on the fact that they can see how happy the couple was in that moment, and they can feel all of those loving emotions.