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Happy Monday y’all! After last night’s fiasco I’m happy to report my week is pretty chill and will be spent at hom...
06/10/2019

Happy Monday y’all! After last night’s fiasco I’m happy to report my week is pretty chill and will be spent at home with the exception of a gorgeous shoot at a gorgeous venue on Thursday. We’re all just going to be taking it easy at home I am incredibly thankful for the break. ❤️

What I had planned for the evening:-Emails-Editing-Welcoming new clients.What I ended up doing:-Two hours at the ER to c...
06/10/2019

What I had planned for the evening:
-Emails
-Editing
-Welcoming new clients.

What I ended up doing:
-Two hours at the ER to confirm that the massive growing rash on my two year old is not infected, just an insane reaction to a spider bite. I’m super thankful it’s not infected but man I’m already needing a nap tomorrow. 😂

More of my beautiful couple today. Golden hour is so dreamy!
06/09/2019

More of my beautiful couple today. Golden hour is so dreamy!

Wrapped up my spring wedding season today and man it was a good one! Abby and Josh sure know how to throw a wedding and ...
06/09/2019

Wrapped up my spring wedding season today and man it was a good one! Abby and Josh sure know how to throw a wedding and I’m so happy I got to capture it for them! Every tear that fell and and laughter that bellowed, the INSANE dance party. It was just a beautiful day all around! I can’t wait to get this one on the blog y’all! I’ll be reliving it for a while 😍

“Today’s the day! The sun is shining, the tank is clean, and we are getting out of-THE TANK IS CLEAN?!”Don’t ask...
06/08/2019

“Today’s the day! The sun is shining, the tank is clean, and we are getting out of-THE TANK IS CLEAN?!”

Don’t ask me why I just quoted Nemo. 😂But today IS the day for a beautiful wedding, the sun IS shining and I will be getting out of my house. So kind of related? Anyway, happy Saturday friends! I hope yours is wonderful! ❤️

Our date nights used to look like dressing up and eating at fancy restaurants. Now they look like sharing a bowl of ice ...
06/08/2019

Our date nights used to look like dressing up and eating at fancy restaurants. Now they look like sharing a bowl of ice cream in our jammies with Netflix after the girls go to bed. I love our life and the way we get to live it ❤️

Happy Friday y’all! It’s a rainy one here but thankfully the weather app is showing it clear for @ahhbbswilson’s b...
06/07/2019

Happy Friday y’all! It’s a rainy one here but thankfully the weather app is showing it clear for @ahhbbswilson’s beautiful wedding tomorrow! Woohoo! In the meantime I’m doing my usual Friday gear prep which includes charging the batteries, clearing the cards and now loading film! I’m also editing my other sessions, uploading vendor galleries, and designing a few albums for some clients while supervising my little energizer bunnies (aka the children). It’s a busy busy day! How is your Friday looking where you are? I hope it’s a lovely one!

One of my many wedding regrets is not having a bridal session. And even though I make sure to get same-day bridals I jus...
06/07/2019

One of my many wedding regrets is not having a bridal session. And even though I make sure to get same-day bridals I just think having a separate session before the wedding is key!

Here’s why:
You get a trial run with your hair & makeup.
You get to see your bouquet before the wedding day to be sure if that’s how you really want it.
More photos of you looking & feeling like the princess that you truly are!

I have a few bridal sessions on my book this year and I’d love to get a few more! Reach out so we can chat about getting yours scheduled! 😍

The girls and I are snuggled up on the couch while dinner simmers on the stove. And while the rain has cleared for now i...
06/06/2019

The girls and I are snuggled up on the couch while dinner simmers on the stove. And while the rain has cleared for now it’s still a muddy mess outside. So octonauts is playing while we chill under a fuzzy blanket. Some days can be so chaotic and the girls don’t always listen. But moments like these. Snuggles on the couch, whispers of I love you and sweet little baby kisses. These are the moments I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Instead of focusing on the miserable weather outside I’m going to relive Paige and Ethan’s sunny engagement session ...
06/06/2019

Instead of focusing on the miserable weather outside I’m going to relive Paige and Ethan’s sunny engagement session at the beautiful City Park! I can’t wait to get these two on the blog and you’re going to want to read this one! Spoiler alert, there’s a super special guest appearance no one was expecting 😍😍😍

We’re halfway to the weekend and I don’t know about y’all but I am READY! What are you plans? How are you spending...
06/05/2019

We’re halfway to the weekend and I don’t know about y’all but I am READY! What are you plans? How are you spending it? Tell me below! ❤️

Adding film to my business was the best decision I ever made. And I know I’m still new with it but it has taught me so...
06/04/2019

Adding film to my business was the best decision I ever made. And I know I’m still new with it but it has taught me so much in such a short time. It’s allowed me to stop and just take in the moment I’m witnessing. Don’t get me wrong, there will always be a place for digital and I will never stop shooting digital. But film. Oh how you’ve stolen my heart. 💕

Coordination | @simplyeloped
Officiation | @decoronadime.nola
Hair & makeup | @hairandmakeupbytine
Cinematography | @juander.lust
Dress & shoes | @davidsbridal
Florals | @mitchsflowers
Venues | @maisondupuyhotelfq, @deaniesseafood
Cake | @creamnola
Second photographer | @robertaoakphotography
Film | @filmsupplyclub
Scans | @photovisionprints

Always a happy day when the film scans come in! 😍😍😍Hair and makeup | @abbylynnartistryFilm | @filmsupplyclubSca...
06/04/2019

Always a happy day when the film scans come in! 😍😍😍

Hair and makeup | @abbylynnartistry
Film | @filmsupplyclub
Scan | @photovisionprints

Sometimes the letter makes you laugh, and sometimes it makes you cry. Swipe ➡️ to see how my card to my dear friend ...
06/04/2019

Sometimes the letter makes you laugh, and sometimes it makes you cry. Swipe ➡️ to see how my card to my dear friend on her wedding day made her react. 💕 @ New Orleans, Louisiana

A little less than 6 weeks until I’m sitting on a white sandy beach without a care in the world. I’m ready for ya, g...
06/04/2019

A little less than 6 weeks until I’m sitting on a white sandy beach without a care in the world. I’m ready for ya, girl’s trip 2k19! I think that’s what we’re calling it anyway. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

I’m typically a pretty positive person but this weekend was a rough one. Just about everything that could go wrong wen...
06/03/2019

I’m typically a pretty positive person but this weekend was a rough one. Just about everything that could go wrong went wrong. However, today is a new day and a brand new week. And instead of focusing on all the negative little things (and a few pretty big things) from the weekend, I’m going to look forward to the positive. Focusing on the bad does no one any good. So here’s to Monday and all the wonderful opportunities that will come our way. ❤️

Coffee O’cLeakOver two years ago what should’ve been the happiest day for my dear friend Weather in April ended up s...
06/03/2019

Coffee O’cLeak

Over two years ago what should’ve been the happiest day for my dear friend Weather in April ended up spiraling into the worst year of her life. A routine epidural went a little south leaving her with insane pressure and immense pain. So rather than enjoying the first year of her son’s life she had to spend it going to doctor after doctor trying to figure out what went wrong.

It shouldn’t have taken them that long. It shouldn’t have happened in the first place. But it did and now she’s determined to not only raise awareness for IH and CSF Leaks but to help others suffering from chronic illnesses.

I am so proud of her and the fight she is fighting. She’s truly an inspiration.

The wildflowers are back and they made the perfect backdrop for Paige and Ethan’s engagement session! So happy I got t...
06/02/2019

The wildflowers are back and they made the perfect backdrop for Paige and Ethan’s engagement session! So happy I got to spend the afternoon with them and I can’t wait to do it again at their spring wedding next year! ❤️

And I’m off to another full afternoon. More love to be captured, more clients to be served. ❤️
06/01/2019

And I’m off to another full afternoon. More love to be captured, more clients to be served. ❤️

I can’t believe it’s June already! The year is almost halfway over! Things I’m looking forward to this summer- @ah...
06/01/2019

I can’t believe it’s June already! The year is almost halfway over!
Things I’m looking forward to this summer
- @ahhbbswilson’s wedding next weekend
- girls trip with @raecarolinephotography next month
- bridal & engagement sessions this month and next!
What are your plans for the summer? Drop them below! I may add them to my list ❤️

My day started at 4:15 this morning. And it’s still not over. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Yes, it was hot ...
06/01/2019

My day started at 4:15 this morning. And it’s still not over. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Yes, it was hot and I was tired. But I was surround by so much love today. From my pets, my family, my clients. I can’t remember the last time I hugged so many people. And the last couple I shot were Nikki and Nicholas, above. They shared sentimental personal vows during the golden glow of sunset and it was truly the perfect way to complete my last shoot of the day. I love love. I love marriage. I love spending my time with happy people. I truly am blessed with the best job in the world. ❤️

It's blog day for these two! You can see all the pretty by clicking the link below!The vendors:Coordination: Simply Elop...
05/30/2019
Celia & Robert: A New Orleans Destination Wedding | ashleykristen.com

It's blog day for these two! You can see all the pretty by clicking the link below!

The vendors:
Coordination: Simply Eloped
Officiation: Michele Zeller
Cinematography: J. Alexander Films
Florals: Mitch's Flowers Uptown
Hair and Makeup: Christine with NOLA Bridal Artistry
Second Line Umbrellas: Decor on a Dime - Event Rental
Getting Ready Venue: Maison Dupuy Hotel
Reception: Deanie’s Seafood
Cake: Cream, New Orleans
Second Photographer: Roberta Oak Photography

If you’re gonna bring your entire family to New Orleans for your wedding day, this is the way to do it! Celia and Robert went all out for their destination wedding and no detail was missed. From reading sweet letters to their tender first look in the courtyard of Maison Dupuy. There were beignets ...

05/30/2019

It’s blog day for these two! You can see all the pretty from their NOLA wedding by clicking the link in my bio! 😍❤️

Spent the day outside with my girls for a play date while @brie.gates and I had a mommy date. 😜Now I’m sending off ...
05/29/2019

Spent the day outside with my girls for a play date while @brie.gates and I had a mommy date. 😜
Now I’m sending off sneak peeks, finishing gallery uploads and prepping for another day of outdoor fun in the sun. I’m also prepping my latest rolls of film to send off to @photovisionprints and I just received my first shipment in from @filmsupplyclub! I am having so much fun with film, y’all. I’m shooting everything I can get my hands on and every sound of the shutter just makes my heart skip a beat. But I’ve shared that before like a million times now so pay no mind to me. 😂

Finishing up this sweet girl’s gallery. All my senior ladies have been such little models! I was certainly not one in ...
05/28/2019

Finishing up this sweet girl’s gallery. All my senior ladies have been such little models! I was certainly not one in highschool. Picture a very tall, awkward and geeky girl. And my photographer didn’t place me on scenic stone bridges, he sat me on a stool in front of a green screen and photoshopped butterfly wings and rainbows around me. 😂
I promise I will never turn you into a butterfly if I have the chance to photograph you! I can honestly say I have no idea how to do that anyway. 🤭😂

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday! The kids let us sleep in a bit and it’s  just so nice having my husband...
05/27/2019

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday! The kids let us sleep in a bit and it’s just so nice having my husband home on a weekday. We’re all taking a nap now and then the girls will play in the sprinkler while I do a quick little elopement this evening. A perfectly lazy day in our books. ❤️

Just sent off these sweetheart’s gallery and now I’m finishing up some other business stuff before heading off to be...
05/27/2019

Just sent off these sweetheart’s gallery and now I’m finishing up some other business stuff before heading off to bed. What are the chances the girls will let us sleep in tomorrow? I’m hoping huge. 😜

Another beautiful bride is joining the #ashleykbride family! It’s not too late for your 2019 wedding date and I honest...
05/27/2019

Another beautiful bride is joining the #ashleykbride family! It’s not too late for your 2019 wedding date and I honestly don’t believe it’s ever too early to book your wedding photographer. Well unless you don’t have the fiancé. Then it might be a smidge too early. 😂
Anyway, I have sweethearts booked late into 2020 so go ahead and send me a message and we can get to chatting about your special day! ❤️

05/26/2019

My kitten is waking me up more than the girls. Apparently my hair is very entertaining at 3 in the morning. 🤦🏻‍♀️😩
Also, I feel like I ask this all the time but if anyone has any cute hairstyles for a wedding professional please let me know because the bun just ain’t cuttin’ it anymore. Wish I could do this to my hair myself. 😍

I’m sending some sneak peeks off and then I’m out the door for a beautiful Baton Rouge wedding ❤️I hope everyone...
05/25/2019

I’m sending some sneak peeks off and then I’m out the door for a beautiful Baton Rouge wedding ❤️
I hope everyone has a lovely (and safe!) holiday weekend!

Spent the afternoon with Alyssa, a recent Mount Carmel Academy Alumna! Alyssa has a killer smile and she’s bringing it...
05/25/2019

Spent the afternoon with Alyssa, a recent Mount Carmel Academy Alumna! Alyssa has a killer smile and she’s bringing it to LSU this fall! Whichever sorority she lands in will be super lucky to have such a sweetheart like her ❤️
Congratulations, Alyssa!

Hey y’all! I’m Ashley, lover of coffee and cardigans. I’m even sipping a mug as I type this. Flowers and film make...
05/24/2019

Hey y’all! I’m Ashley, lover of coffee and cardigans. I’m even sipping a mug as I type this. Flowers and film make my heart swoon and I’ve fallen full force in love with medium format and Fuji400h ❤️

Two piece lace dresses + film = a very happy photographer 😍❤️🥰
05/24/2019

Two piece lace dresses + film = a very happy photographer 😍❤️🥰

When the dress has movement we do all the “sashay” poses 😍❤️🥰
05/23/2019

When the dress has movement we do all the “sashay” poses 😍❤️🥰

I don’t know about y’all but I’m preparing for a very full Memorial Day weekend! A senior session, two elopements ...
05/23/2019

I don’t know about y’all but I’m preparing for a very full Memorial Day weekend! A senior session, two elopements and a wedding! So many more opportunities to shoot film! 🥰❤️😍

The film scans from @photovisionprints are in AND I WILL FOREVER SHOOT FILM! Kate was absolutely gorgeous and #fuji400h ...
05/22/2019

The film scans from @photovisionprints are in AND I WILL FOREVER SHOOT FILM! Kate was absolutely gorgeous and #fuji400h made her just GLOW y’all! Obsessed obsessed SO OBSESSED IM SCREAMING YALL. Okay, I’m calming down. I knew I’d love film!

I don’t typically share cell phone photos on my business page but my sweet California bride Celia Sanchez is headed ba...
05/22/2019

I don’t typically share cell phone photos on my business page but my sweet California bride Celia Sanchez is headed back home and I’ll miss her so! I love my brides, y’all. I just end up bonding with them all. And usually I see them again since we all typically live in the same area. But this one is bittersweet since she’s from so far away. Have a safe flight Sassy Celia! I can’t wait until our paths cross again! 😍❤️

Any other photographers need music to edit? Tonight I have some oldies on repeat, mainly “Dream On” but the Kelly Sw...
05/21/2019

Any other photographers need music to edit? Tonight I have some oldies on repeat, mainly “Dream On” but the Kelly Sweet cover. I just keep hitting replay and it’s helping me move through each image. What’s your favorite editing routine? Any music you like listening? Or Netflix in the background?

We took in the cutest little fluff ball. She’s a stray kitten that’s been hanging around the house and I finally dec...
05/21/2019

We took in the cutest little fluff ball. She’s a stray kitten that’s been hanging around the house and I finally decided I couldn’t just leave her outside. So I gave her a flea bath and set up an appt with our vet to look her over and get her house-ready. What can I say, I have a bleeding heart for cute furry animals. 😂

Y’all I cannot begin to describe what this weekend did for my heart. It’s not often I get a Saturday off from weddin...
05/20/2019

Y’all I cannot begin to describe what this weekend did for my heart. It’s not often I get a Saturday off from weddings but when I did I decided to take advantage of it I spent the whole time with family members I don’t get to see nearly enough. We boiled crawfish, pigged out, and laughed till nearly midnight! Just your run of the mill Louisiana Saturday Night and I loved every second of it. 🦞❤️

It’s been a while since I’ve shown myself. Are #saturdayintroductions a thing? Well they are now.Hi, I’m Ashley. A...
05/18/2019

It’s been a while since I’ve shown myself. Are #saturdayintroductions a thing? Well they are now.

Hi, I’m Ashley. A girl with a passion for weddings. I’ve recently found a love for film, and above I’m shooting on my #pentax645 with #fuji400h.
When I’m not catching love stories I’m chasing toddlers and my cow-I mean lab. She’s a big old baby that loves mint bones and long naps! There’s always a cup of coffee that follows me around the house and it gets lost at least 4 times a day.
Big shoutout to @robertaoakphotography for catching this shot of me and my new baby at yesterday’s wedding! I can’t tell you how much I just love film ❤️

Yesterday was a whirlwind. An emotional, beautiful whirlwind. My sweet bride @msceliamarie married the love of her life ...
05/18/2019

Yesterday was a whirlwind. An emotional, beautiful whirlwind. My sweet bride @msceliamarie married the love of her life under the mossy oaks of City Park. They shared a tender first look in the courtyard beforehand and a wild second line through the French Quarter after! Y’all it just touches my heart how close I grow with my brides. You guys are asking my advice on florals, colors, invites, even perfume. And I love it so much. We become best friends by the end of the process and it just makes me so happy. I hugged Celia at the end and told her I loved her and she HAD to keep in touch because it’s true! My #ashleykbrides become my family and I am so incredibly grateful for each and every one of you. ❤️❤️❤️

Vendor love 💗
Coordination: @simplyeloped
Officiation & umbrellas: @decoronadime.nola
HMUA: @hairandmakeupbytine
Cinematography: @juander.lust
Second photographer: @robertaoakphotography
Dress & shoes: @davidsbridal
Florals: @mitchsflowers
Venues: @maisondupuyhotelfq, @neworleanscitypark, @deaniesseafood
Transportation: American Luxury Limousine
Brass band: Storyville Stompers

Woke up early this morning feeling extra grateful for the life I have and the work I do. 💕I have a wedding starting i...
05/17/2019

Woke up early this morning feeling extra grateful for the life I have and the work I do. 💕
I have a wedding starting in the French quarter today and I can’t wait to capture all the love and snuggles between @sweetsbycelia and Robert! Today will be positively beautiful! ❤️❤️❤️

It’s been a rough couple days in motherhood. The girls have been testing the limits from the moment they wake up to be...
05/17/2019

It’s been a rough couple days in motherhood. The girls have been testing the limits from the moment they wake up to bedtime. Which in turn has been testing my patience. After another morning left sighing I decided to have a shopping trip with another mom and was determined to end the day on a better note than it started. So I bought an adorable sprinkler and put the girls in their swimmies. We spent the last hour of daylight laughing and playing in the water. The girls went to bed with smiles and I’m not going to bed stressed as can be. I know there’s always going to be hard days. And I really don’t want to think about the teenage years. So instead I’ll focus on the happy days filled with little laughs and baby feet running through sprinkles. And ride out the hard waves as they come. 💕

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