danielle + heath
The photography was absolutely, 100% the most important part of our wedding to me. I'm an unapologetic picture snob and I literally spent months browsing through online galleries, trying to find a photographer whose style and vibe appealed to me. I found photographers whose work I adored but whom I politely declined to hire after a phone call and/or initial meeting, simply because I felt like I needed to have some sort of connection and ease with the person who would be capturing such a monumental day for us. It was THAT important to me.
When I found Ashley and gave her a call, I immediately knew it was a match. Not only is her photography absolutely stunning - seriously, my wedding was in 2010 and people are STILL talking about the pictures and asking who did them! - but she has an inviting warmth about her that is very rare to find. My husband is like a lot of guys out there and is a reluctant picture participant; he usually feels awkward and forced in front of the camera, which is a challenge for any photographer. Ashley is so personable and easy to be around that he was actually able to relax and be himself, and our pictures reflect that. There was no pressure, no forced poses, no awkwardness; it was just us, having fun and being silly, and she expertly created a masterpiece out of those simple moments. She also was AMAZING at being non-intrusive and getting candid shots - we have so many of us where we had caught each other's eyes and were laughing or sharing an inside joke, and she captured that energy and love from afar without us even realizing she was shooting. Out of all of our wedding pictures, those sweet candid moments are my favorite and are exactly why she's the best.