girlfriends in white//
A goodbye photoshoot for their friend moving to Washington.
We did a beach shoot in Norfolk, VA in all white! Ebonie’s son was a cutie and great in front of the camera.
Here are some photos of the shoot-
Congratulations to Andrew & Ashley
and their big day on
Valentines day!! The bride & groom were more than helpful and caring to us and we LOVED to meet them, and shoot this day for them! We were truly honored and thankful to be a part of something so special!
The Knot featured venue was absolutley beautiful with a stunning view.
Off the water in the Sunset room ,Wolfgang Puck- Washington D.C./Maryland
-Special thanks to my husband for being a second shooter during this wedding.
Some photos near our home in Virginia on a snow day. The whole city closes when theres snow here in VA, they don’t get a lot of snow so their schools are closed for a week because of a day of snow fall. We both enjoyed our day off from work and since everything was closed we went on a walk and took pictures on this winter day.
Our dog Kenya was my model as she ran around and loved playing in the snow!
I have felt so loved and blessed by all of the people who have followed my photography all these years. Instilling grow in my life and cheering me on along the way. I have been pursuing photography for about 10 years now, it blows my mind that its been a decade already! I have learned a lot and seen lots of amazing things along the way but most importantly I have had the honor of photographing some amazing people and moments! If I would of gone back to that high school girl starting out with some senior picture shoots with a little point and shoot and starting out with no photography knowledge except the eye I had for it. I would never even think I would get this far in my photography let alone making it my career. I have only just hit the surface and there is much more to come! Thank you to all of you who are reading this or have been an impact in my career these last 10 years!
I am currently in Bible College and working as a fashion photographer for a boutique as well as freelance shooting weddings mostly right now. I am busy but very blessed to be able to work as a photographer and meet so many individuals through my skills and abilities. I have a passion to bless people with the talents the Lord has blessed me with. I see a direct leading to many people I photograph and the lives I get to be a part of because of it! I meet incredible people I would have never met if I didn’t have this business. I am truly thankful for everything I have been given! I hope you are living the life you dreamed of! If you ever want to chat about photography or your life email me and i would love to get to know you!
Steve & Beth got married in a lovely vintage hotel in Richmond, Virginia. The bride’s parents passed away, to make them a part of her special day she included many small items and photos to remember them by. Beth has a vintage style and that showed in the way everything was put together from the venue to the dress. Black and white photos are her favorite (which is why I included more of them in her photographs.) The first photo captures the couples hands together and Beth wearing her heirloom rings from her mother. It goes to show that no matter what age or season of life you are in, a love story is always something to be treasured and held close to your heart. A love story of a mother and daughter as well as husband and wife. Congratulations Steve & Beth, I wish you both a joyful marriage and life together!
“You know you are in love
when you see the world in her eyes,
and her eyes everywhere in the world.”
I am beyond thankful for the last year of 2013. So many photoshoots and memories! I am thankful to be a fashion photographer for a fashion boutique called Apricot Lane. Here are some photos of the last Christmas/New year shoot for the store! If you want to follow our unique fashion line. “follow” us on the tab on the side of my blog page.
To get a bit more personal with those of you that follow my work and have been so encouraging to me and my photography.. I want to say thank you and bless you! I feel so loved and thankful for each and every one of you!
I see so much change and growth in my business and its a dream to get to pursue my passion as a career.
I pray all of you have a blessed New Year filled with abundent love and joy! I know that next year will only be better with new obsticles and challenges but with new beginnings and memories. There are many new engaged couples! I hope I get to work with some of you on your wedding day in 2014!!
Love, Ashley Vanley
Yesterday-The Miller wedding was very special. It was touching and emotional when we captured this photo of the Maid of Honor wearing the same dress the brides mother wore on her wedding day, as well as a photo of the ceremony. Both of the brides parents have passed away. It was very moving to capturing history and the presence of loved ones in this photo. I was honored to be a part of this memorable moment.
ITS NOT TOO LATE// Christmas photos for 2013! Babies,children or family photos! email me to book a last minute shoot. (Christmas cards made upon request.)
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-Blessings! -Ashley Vanley Photography