MARYLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | HAPPY LABOR DAY | ASHTON KELLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

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I had a pretty trying weekend. But, here’s the thing..

I love my job. I love what I do so much that even on my worst day, I am still the luckiest girl in the world. I get to do something that I am truly passionate about. That my friends, is the American Dream. That is something to be thankful for. So in keeping it positive, I will simply say THANK YOU. Thank you for supporting this dream, this journey, and this business. I love you all! Happy Labor Day!

-Ash

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ROCKLAND ESTATES | STYLED TO SHOOT | JORDAN & RC | ASHTON KELLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

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As a wedding photographer, some of my favorite shots are supported by the little things. Details, although small, can make such a big impact on your session. It can really highlight your style, and make your images even more memorable. Items can also be used for photo opportunities or as props, creating even more possibilities. I LOVE styled shoots.

This retro inspired session was styled and organized by Styled to Shoot. This is a styled workshop that is a great portfolio booster. It was also super fun, and I got to network with some amazing photographers. Every little thing was planned to a T, and there could not have been a more perfect location than Rockland Estates. Jordan and RC, our models and a real-life couple, were super adorable. They really seemed to enjoy themselves and were so willing to try any of our ideas. I know that I had an absolutely great time working with them.

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OF COURSE, I’m gonna include the Coca-Cola in a detail shot. It’s only best drink, ever!

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Jordan, you are gorgeous!!

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I’m such a sucker for a bow tie.
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Jordan’s new tattoo says, “there will be an answer.” I just had to incorporate it into a photo!
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Yeah, some fun was had!
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The shoes, the set up, the couple… so adorable!
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Tons of fantastic vendors (listed with links below, check ‘em out!) came together to make Marcie’s vision come to life. I can’t even express how impressed I was. I absolutely can’t wait to have the opportunity to work with her or any of these vendors in the future. There is so much talent behind the making of this session, and some extremely caring and passionate people. You cannot go wrong booking any of them. :)

If you are interested in stylizing your own couple’s session, get in touch! I’m only an email away at ashton@ashtonkelleyphotography.com.

-Ash

Flowers | Blush Floral Design Studio
Vintage Rentals | Ginger & Spice
Paper Goods | Beloved Paper
Venue | Rockland Estates
MUA | Jordan Winn & Co.
Designer | Celebrating Moments by Marcie
Cake | La Cakerie

MARYLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | WIN IT & WEAR IT WINNER | ASHTON KELLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

I have definitely been putting a lot of love into the blog lately, but when you start a project like this, you’re often left wondering if anyone is actually reading. A client and good friend sent me a text earlier this week that said although she didn’t comment on every single thing, she was really enjoying the blog and was super proud of me. It really boosted my confidence, and I realized that there are likely tons of silent parties keeping up with me. Let me say how thankful I am that you spend your time with me. :)

Having said that, I want to try to incorporate even more personality into the blog. Moving forward, I will be featuring fun giveaways randomly. Some will be for AKP products, beauty related items, donated pieces from preferred vendors, and more! This will not only be great to feature some of my favorite things, but a chance to share them with all of you who keep up with the blog.

I’ll say it again, I appreciate you so very much. 30 second dance party for all of you awesome people!

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Photo by assistant Hallie McComas at the Westfall reception.

Okay, okay.. Back to the topic at hand. Using the list of 25 names from comments yesterday, I entered everyone in at random.org. At the top of my list was Devon Fields! Congratulations, Devon! I’ll be touching base with you via email about your win soon. :)

If you need an AKP tank in your life asap, you can purchase one from the online store here. They’re on sale til’ 9.1.14.

-Ash

MARYLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | WIN IT & WEAR IT | ASHTON KELLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

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Recently, I ordered a ton of these tanks for a bridal event in WV. Lori Suite did an amazing job!! Since the bridal brunch, we’ve seen a few ladies uploading selfies in their AKP gear, and I’ve been asked about purchasing them.

Why not win one instead? ;)

Comment on this post (or another post) on the blog today, August 22nd, and you will be entered for a giveaway! Entries from the entire day will be honored until midnight. The winner will be announced via the blog tomorrow. Yay!

If your comment does not show up right away, don’t worry, it has to be approved first. :)

Wanna purchase one? Visit the online store here.

Thank you for reading the blog, supporting my business, and being loyal lovers of AKP. You are all loved right back!! xoxo!

-Ash

Paper Goods | EAlex Designs
Tanks | Lori Suite

SPOTLIGHT | ANGIE TRACEY | AKP TEAM | ASHTON KELLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

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Angie Tracey | “Angie Falangie”
Frozen in Time Photography by Angie
Upperco, MD

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Angie and I connected through one of my best friend’s sisters. I was actually selling some gear that she just so happened to want! We met, had lunch, and hit it off. We stayed connected via social media, and during the Fall we met for a fun day of shooting, eating, and exploring Baltimore. It was a blast. Of our planned weddings together, our first was last weekend. It was AMAZING. I’ve been culling through the images this morning, and I have to say, we make an awesome team!

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Fun Fact: Angie loves when she makes her couples cry upon seeing their photos. I must admit, it is a guilty pleasure of mine as well. :)

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Angie has been shooting since fifth grade. At her highschool graduation, she received a D40, which she refers to as her first “nice” camera. She’s been shooting professionally for five years, three years specializing in weddings. Needless to say, this girl is seasoned! Learn more about Angie below:

Something you’re obsessed with: “Other than photos? FOOD! I’m a major foodie.”
Favorite thing about weddings: “It is one of the most exciting days in people’s lives. I love the raw emotions…the smiles, the laughs, the tears. I eat it up!”
Favorite thing to shoot at weddings: “I love portrait time. I could take bride and groom portraits all day long!”
Dream wedding to photograph: “I’d love to shoot an Arizona or Colorado wedding. The natural beauty in those places is amazing!”
Working together has been: “A BLAST!”
Your style in three words: “Clean. Candid. Romantic”
Your favorite photographer(s): “SO many! Rachel Vanoven, Sam Hurd, Jasmine Star, Matt Kennedy, Paige Overturf.. I could go on and on..”

 

Want to follow Angie? Click here.

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Learn more about:
Ashton
Hallie