Whitney & Jared’s Engagement Session

Oh sweet Chicago….how I do not miss your winters.

I don’t know what we were thinking doing an engagement session in middle of February in downtown

Chicago, but these two rocked it!

I cannot wait to be part of your wedding festivities in Chi-town this November.

x-o-x-o

Whitney & Jared engagement

part deux…

Whitney & Jared's engagement 2

 

Reconnecting….

I apologize for not keeping up with my blogs and social media towards the end of last year.

2012 was a big year for me both personally and professionally. Not only was it the first year of being

a mom…but a mom of insanely active twin boys who I adore. Friends of mine thought I was crazy for maintaining

my hectic work schedule going into my first year of “momhood”. I totally agree now…..phew!

I had the busiest wedding season to date in 2012. I photographed 21 weddings with 3 of them out of state.

I feel blessed for all the wonderful people I know and the opportunities I am given.

I continue to shoot for Cosmopolitan  Home of West Michigan magazine and grow my business with builders and designers the area.

Photographing people is what lead me into this crazy, beautiful life of  being a photographer and I will never let that go.

With that in mind… I am also in the middle of  building an official studio in the space I have been occupying for the last few years.

Finally, right?!

I am about to launch a new website and plan on having  more of an online presence once again.

As I jump back into the mix of everything, I just want to thank everyone who has continued to support me throughout the years as I

follow my love of photography.

 

Here’s to embracing moments both large and small.

Ashley

 

Architecture – Inside

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Portrait – Senior

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Weddings – Detail

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Morbi sed metus magna. Fusce quis augue magna, at sodales nibh. Suspendisse dictum adipiscing condimentum. Suspendisse blandit interdum urna eget mollis. Vivamus posuere magna ut urna eleifend eu egestas nunc laoreet. Donec ac egestas quam. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Nunc quis libero orci, vel porttitor orci. Proin tristique risus eu augue interdum ut iaculis justo aliquet. Praesent ac sem metus. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Maecenas vulputate orci a augue pulvinar hendrerit. Nam aliquam neque nec augue tincidunt accumsan.

Erika’s baby bump

Recently shot a maternity session with great friend of mine. I had the honor of photographing her wedding

and now her baby bump. When we get together… magic happens!

Erika & Ryan, I cannot wait to meet your little baby girl!

maternity pictures, baby bump, belly, dog

maternity pictures, baby bump, belly, baby socks, nursery

maternity pictures, baby bump, belly, floor, swirl

maternity pictures, baby bump, belly, Spring Grove Park, sun flare

maternity pictures, baby bump, belly, sun burst, Spring Grove Park, vines

Meredith & John

We bounced all over West Michigan for Meredith & John’s wedding and loved every minute of it.

I  had so much fun capturing all the details from start to finish. It was hard to choose only a few images to share on this blog.

They had their first glance at Wuskowhan Players Club and then we headed to Hope College Church for the ceremony. What

a beautiful church….both inside and out. Too bad the church didn’t have any air conditioning because it was one of the hottest

Saturdays this summer. One of the groomsmen actually passed out up on the stage, which was a first for me. It was soon forgotten

though once their sister and friend sang a beautiful song up on the stage. The reception was held at the GRAM downtown

Grand Rapids and we took an awesome group shot of everyone out front at the end of the cocktail hour. The GRAM is such

a gorgeous space and it was filled beautifully with arrangements created by Natalie from Mulick’s Floral. The night flew by

as people danced the night away under the stars that covered the dance floor. Picture Perfect.

 

Congratulations!!!

Meredith & John, dress, shoes, wedding

Meredith & John, bridemaids, robes, wedding

Meredith & John, bridemaids, robes, wedding

Wuskowhan Players Club, first glance, moment, bride, groom

Wuskowhan players club, wedding, bride, groom

Wuskowhan players club, wedding, groomsmen, groom

Wuskowhan players club, groomsmen, ring

Wuskowhan players club, wedding, groomsmen, groom, bridal party

Wuskowhan players club, wedding, groomsmen, groom, bridal part

Hope College church, bride, ring barers, processional

Hope College church, bridal party, ceremony

Hope College church, bridal party, ceremony

Hope College church, bridal party, ceremony, singers, guitar

Hope College church, bridal party, ceremony, vows

Hope College church, bridal party, ceremony, kiss

Hope College church, bridal party, ceremony, kiss, stained glass window

GRAM, grand rapids, bride, groom, water wall

GRAM, grand rapids, reception, cocktail hour

GRAM, grand rapids, reception, cocktail hour, girlfriends

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GRAM, grand rapids, reception, flowers, bride, groom

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GRAM, grand rapids, reception, flowers, cake, purple, stairs

GRAM, grand rapids, reception, anounce

GRAM, grand rapids, reception, announce

GRAM, grand rapids, reception, first dances

GRAM, grand rapids, reception, dancing