this wedding was shot by Ashley
Blueberry Hill Inn Wedding
Christina + Eric
Ashley is so down to earth! She’s really got your back, and she really, really, REALLY cares about you. She also loves what she does. Any couple would be lucky to have her in their lives–and it’s not just about being there for the special day; she is there for you the WHOLE way. We first met Ashley online, started chatting, and exchanging messages about engagement photo outfits before we even met in person in NYC. On the day of our engagement photos, she arrived even before we did at the crack of dawn (not joking) and although we were all still a bit sleepy, she sparked our happy smiles and positive energy and turned the morning into one of the most romantic dates my partner and I have ever had. We walked to our favorite spots in Central Park, did a wardrobe change and went to LIC, where we took more formal photos by the water. Ashley fit right into our little three-person-couple for the morning, making us laugh, feel comfortable, and get our natural smiles going strong for the whole session.
Hanging out with her by that point felt like hanging out with a friend, and she made it so easy to be romantic with a third person watching and taking photos. She knew just what to say to crack us up and make us feel at ease. Leading up to the wedding (almost a year later), Ashley helped me with so many elements of planning…I honestly had no clue what I was doing when it came to some things like timelines, pros and cons of doing a first look, and even my partner sent her photos of potential tie and suit colors and pocket squares to get her input. She responded to all our questions quickly and excitedly.Her Facebook group for brides also offered me a huge community of support–we commiserated together about tracking down RSVP’s and offered one another advice and recommendations.
I really appreciated having a judgment-free zone of encouraging, supportive brides going through similar experiences. The night before the wedding, we invited Ashley to join us for our welcome dinner as a guest for tacos, wine and beer, and bonfire smores outside. It was so nice to have her there just to enjoy the night together before the big day. On our wedding day, Ashley showed up right on time and was super supportive. She was a relaxing, comforting presence and she helped me feel at ease. She was really sweet and helped me choose what paper to write my vows on, she helped me give myself permission to be authentic, to have fun, and to not worry about what “should” or “shouldn’t” happen–to just be me. And, honestly, she helped me laugh and smile and have the best time of my life by encouraging me to just be myself. Ashley is a warm, considerate, sweet and charming person. She cares a great deal about you, and about your partner, too. She has oodles of experience and advice.
She not only gets excited with you but also adds to the joy of the day itself. She’s an absolute treasure, and I’m sad the wedding is over because our time together has come to an end…but I’m hoping she’ll do another couples session with me and my partner in NYC again in the future. Because I already miss her.