Photo Shoots

Clarke & Elaina | Engagement Portrait

I had the pleasure recently to do an engagement shoot while traveling in Europe. It wasn’t planned and I haven’t shot an engagement shoot in a while, but I found the approach to this kind of portrait came back quickly. I forgot how much fun it is for me to capture couples interacting together. Honestly, it was a nice change from my masters project work on many levels! Below are some of my favorites from the shoot—enjoy!

 
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One thing I love about this top left image is the metaphor of getting married as “tying the knot” and the rope that is tied on the pole behind them.

They both have such great smiles and look so good together! They made my job easy. :)

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I love the way these came out and am so thankful it worked out for me to do their photos. Excited for you Clarke and Elaina! Thanks for including me in your beginnings as Mr. and Mrs.! :)

-Ashley

A Needed Break + Engagement Session

The last two weeks have been a breath of fresh air! Since finishing up my MA I have barely touched my camera, I haven't posted on my social media accounts until today, and I have not given much thought to really anything related to school or even photography. It's been freeing! I think somewhere in the back of my mind I'm expecting for the next module to begin soon....but it's not going to, so that will be an odd feeling. It's strange that something that has been a constant in my life the last two years is now complete. 

Even though I haven't been thinking about photography very much, while traveling recently I was able to do an engagement shoot. I have begun working on editing those and it has been a treat! I haven't done too many of these kinds of portrait sittings in the last two years--it's been mostly photo shoots for my project, which has a very different focus and feel to them. I found myself having to relearn how I did these kinds of sessions in the past. It came very quickly though and we had a blast doing the shoot together. I forget how much I enjoy these kinds of sessions. 

Here's a sneak peek of one of the photos:

 
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Soon, I am hoping I can begin diving into some new projects, but this break has really been needed. I'm unbelievably grateful for the opportunity of getting my MA in Photography--honestly I sometimes have to pinch myself that it actually happened. It's not every day that you get to pursue what you're passionate about, so I feel very fortunate. I also have great expectations for the future and what I will do with it. We'll see what pans out.

I'll be posting here more soon, so be on the lookout. 

-Ashley

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