Weddings

Jason + Gloria | Tying the Knot! :)

Jason and Gloria are such a fun couple. When I first met them in a little coffee shop in Tempe, Arizona after Gloria first emailed me, I was so inspired by the love they had for each other. I think I said that about five times in our meeting, as well! I just could see it exuding out of both of them, as we talked about how they met and what they dreamed about for their wedding day.

I'm SO thankful that I was able to be there for their beautiful day. I don't think I could stop smiling that entire day! As well, I have to mention the hospitality of this couple!! I didn't feel like the wedding photographer at this wedding--I felt like I had known them for years. I left feeling like I had celebrated the wedding of close friends. Thank you Gloria and Jason for making me feel so welcome! I had so much fun. Hope you cherish these pictures forever.

Enough of my gabbing...

The ceremony was at the beautiful Danforth Chapel on ASU Campus. The reception was held at the Hackett House off Mill Avenue in Tempe.

Here's some shots! :) 

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The Bride is here! :) 

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Such a cute entrance to the reception! :) It was a happy day.

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Love the simplicity and elegance of the decorations. Gloria made all of them. Such a talented woman! :)

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LOVE the cake. She even made this cake topper. Beautiful!

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What a fun day! :) Thanks for looking!!

Stay tuned for many more pictures of a few families! 

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Jason + Gloria | Wedding SNEAK PEEK!

So I just had a TON of fun shooting Jason & Gloria's wedding and as I was looking through the photos, this one definitley caught my eye and I HAD to edit and post it!

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Such a beautiful bride!! :)

I will be posting more soon so be on the lookout!

-Ashley

Jessica + Jason | Wedding

Meet Jessica and Jason! :) I was asked by James Almanza to second shoot this lovely wedding and it was a blast. Thank you James for asking me to shoot with you.

The venue they chose was The Farm at South Mountain. It was SUCH a beatiful spot! It's a gem in the middle of desert Phoenix! I hadn't seen that much grass and trees since living in Texas! :) ha! I'm now getting used to the rock front and back yards and dust. :) Oh, and how can you forget the 100+ degree weather in May? :) 

Anyways, I digress! I hope you enjoy these few shots that I got of this lovely couple. Jessica and Jason, I wish you the best! Thank you for allowing me to come on board with James and share your special day. I hope you cherish the photos we took forever.

Enough of my blabbering - here are some shots! :)

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They had a super cute candy buffet all decorated up!

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So I had the privlege of photographing Jason on his wedding day, while James photographed Jessica. So guys can get ready really fast I learned! :)

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Jessica was so beautiful walking down the aisle! Loved her dress. The beadwork on her dress, on the right side where all the fabric gathers, it's actually from her mother's dress. It was a beautiful touch, I think.

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You can tell Jason is so happy here! :)

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Ring shots! Fun fun fun! :)

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They had a 'cupcake' cake. It was very tasty, too! :) 

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Thanks for looking!

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Anniversary

   

So today is our third Anniversary as Mr. and Mrs. Truckey!! I can't believe it. 

Three years passed by so quickly. It makes me wonder how fast the rest of the time will fly.

Josh and I technically have been together for 8 years, as we dated all through high school and through college. We have definitely had our hard times already, and I'm sure there are more to come. I'm sure there are many more happy times, too.

All I do know, is that I would never want to do life with any other person, other than my husband, Josh. He is the most wonderful man I have ever met. He always inspires me to love God more and to love others more, too. His attitude and humor makes me smile every time. His little quirks drive me crazy, but, I still love him so much and would never want anyone different.

  

I love you hun hun (aka Josh)! :)

Nichole & Mike | They're Hitched!

Nichole is one of the sweetest girls I have ever met. She's laid back, calm, compassionate and witty. I loved being around her and taking part in her day with Mike.

Nichole and I met through an email she sent, inquiring about her upcoming wedding. We met over a nice starbuck's drink (chai latte with soy...mmm-mmm!) talked everything out, got to know each other a little and booked the wedding!

From the get go, I was very excited to even know this couple. They have a passion for people and for cross-cultural work. It was SO encouraging to hear her heart and hear his, too.

The wedding was beautiful! Simple, yet so elegant. I was so impressed in how it all turned out (especially since it was put together in a little more than a month!).

The venue was The Little Chapel in the Woods in Denton, TX. It is a gorgeous little chapel tucked away on TCU campus. It was so tucked away that I got lost finding it. But, when you find it, you will see it's beauty, elegance and simplicity. With the large stained glass windows and cozy inside, it is a great place to tie the knot.

Well, enough of my blabbering - I hope you enjoy these beautiful pictures of Nichole and Mike on their special day!

 

Nichole - you are GORGEOUS! :)

2 things about the next few pictures. Nichole and Mike decided to see each other before the ceremony, so we were able to snag some pictures before we started and were able to do formals. It was really nice to take my time with them.

I thought this next picture is the cutest ever! They both decided to wear TOMS Shoes. If you don't know what TOM Shoes are, you should check it out. Basically, every pair of shoes that are purchased from them, a pair of shoes is given to a child in need. It's pretty awesome, actually.

Nichole is checking to see what time it is, and then decides to peek in on her groom next door. 

This is what she sees as she looks out the door: 

So this little kiddo kept looking over at me the entire ceremony. So cute! 

I now pronounce you man and wife!! Yay! 

Instead of having a reception afterwards, they had a receiving line. It was so fun seeing their friends reactions. Here are a few below that I thought were priceless. :) 

 

 

Congrats Mike and Nichole!

2009 in a Glance

2009 has come and gone folks! It's crazy to me how fast time has flown and we are now in 2010! I never thought 2010 would come!! ha!

In the year 2009 I met some of the most amazing people who really impacted my life! It was so much fun being a part of their lives and showing the beauty of their life with my camera.

This year was a lot of 'firsts' - my first engagement sessions, weddings, children's, and more. It was a year of challenge as I was in situations where I had never been before (extremely dark lighting, etc). It also was a challenge to learn how to balance my full time job, photography and several other things.

But, I made it! And on to a new year with so many exciting possibilities!!

I wanted to celebrate the year of 2009 by showing my favorites from all the shoots I did. I hope you enjoy and thank YOU for making this year!

Jerry & Mary | Married!

Here is a couple, that is absolutely wonderful. I met Mary this past February at my work, whenever she was first engaged. I was able to do her engagement pictures, bridal pictures and now her wedding! Her wedding was absolutely stunning!

She had it at the Lena Pope Chapel in Ft. Worth and then we headed to the Woodhaven Country Club for her reception.

When I met Jerry at their engagement portraits, I was convinced of the love this couple has for each other. What an honor it is to be able to capture what I see on camera!

Mary and Jerry - Congrats friends! I hope that you are enjoying your new life together. You are amazing people, and I know that God is going to do much through you guys. Love you guys and hope you enjoy these pictures!

 Had to get a ring shot!

 I now pronounce you Man and Wife! You may kiss the bride. :)

Love this silhouette!

I LOVE the grooms cake here. If you didn't notice, Jerry is into playing volley ball. 

Thanks for Looking!! Share your congrats with Mary and Jerry in the comment section below!

-Ashley

Mary | The Bride

Mary is a gorgeous person. I had the privlege of doing her engagment pictures (you can see those here), her bridal portraits, and today her wedding! I am excited that I can finally post these pictures!

I met Mary at my workplace when I first begain working here over a year ago. In last February 2009, she got engaged and she chose me to do her wedding photography. It was such a blessing to me to be able to capture her beauty and her fiancés love for her.

These are her bridal portraits. She is getting married today at this beautiful chapel in Ft. Worth. So be on the lookout for her wedding pictures, as they will be coming soon.

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy!

The picture to the left is my favorite from the shoot. I love her smile, her dress - everything! She's gorgeous! 

Thanks for looking! Leave Mary some love on the comments! :)

Congrats Mary!! You're stunning!

-Ashley