Ashley + Blake

I’ve seen many weddings planned and executed by some of this areas most premier coordinators and planners. When I met Ashley and Blake, I immediately fell in love with their souls and their stories. The fact that they are both the worlds biggest The Office fans and are real life Jim and Pam, made it 100000000 times more exciting for me. The cherry that topped the cake is that their wedding was taking place at her families property and everyone was going to pitch in with florals, decor, cake, etc…… I knew this was going to be a deeply moving and beautiful day to experience.

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I loved every inch of this property. It all told a story of a family who is hard working but has made this world a more beautiful place. These two families that were joining together on this day inspired every image I took.

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These guys were SO FUN to work with. No stiffness. No awkwardness (except from me). All of these men were so sweetly and genuinely excited for Blake’s new beginning. These guys need to hold classes for all the other groomsmen out there. They were the best.

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And I will say the exact same for these girls. All of these bridesmaids were extremely supportive of Ashley. Sometimes the emotions and commotion of the day can just be overwhelming. And a sweet bride like Ash, doesn’t want to be too demanding on her surrounding friends and family. One of her bridesmaids was a yoga aficionado and frequently helped Ashley pause and take deep breaths to help her thru emotions. It was so sweet to experience. The best gals ever.

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This dress was SO beautiful and SO unique with it’s floral appliqué. It matched her soul perfectly. I haven’t seen a dress quite like it since.

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Again…..the most talented family ever. This cake and all the florals and decor were made by her family members. Amazing.

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I love first looks! They are worth the planning and help many couples shed some of the jitters that can get overwhelming on the day. My second shooter and I always make sure we carefully plan these moments so that the documentation goes smoothly and the couple fully enjoys this moment.

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This shot is one of my favorite shots that I take at every wedding I’ve ever done. The first wedding I ever did, I had no idea what I was doing. I was so scared. I actually had a panic attack and the DJ had to comfort me. But during the ceremony, I just trusted my gut and went for this shot. It was so beautiful and I was so amazed and a confidence started to build in me. This was the shot that convinced me that I could do this. I’ve done it at every wedding since.

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I also love under the veil shots. Getting so close to capture that intimate picture of what exists in the space between two people who have just entered a covenant with the one person on the planet they were made for. These moments are super sacred to me. It’s an honor every time.

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When couples look each other in the eye and sing to each other during their first dance…..you know they are going to make it for the long haul.

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I LOVE a bride who would rather be comfortable than anything. Those are my people. She still radiates beauty even in Chocos.

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I know they will live happiest ever after. Such an honor to know these guys and experience their amazing day with them. Thank you for reading and comment below which image was your favorite!