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The Brutal Truth // Portland Photographers

I have to be honest, sometimes I think why do I do what I do? We go to weddings every weekend, and to be really truthful; its not always fun. When a bride/groom tells you they hate getting their photos taken, or hate everything about the photos, or just act like they are dying in […]

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Sue - August 22, 2014 - 5:13 am

Thanks Ash. Well said. Loved the trip down my memory lane! Love you

Nicole - August 21, 2014 - 7:06 am

I love this and admire you! I’m getting bogged down by busy season and having a reminder like this is needed. I’m giving people a gift of memories. . Thank you!

Karen Froberg - August 19, 2014 - 11:56 pm

I’m teary eyed reading this, so beautiful and true! Thanks Ash ๐Ÿ™‚

Ann - August 19, 2014 - 2:15 pm

I agree totally. Well said, dear Ash.

Brooke - August 19, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Yep, sometimes, on a seemingly normal day, you can wake up and have your life changed forever. Charley will never know her dad in real life- the sound of his voice when he sings te love song he wrote for me, the way he laughed with his while body, or or the dorky jokes he made every other minute. But, because of his job, we have countless videos of him and tons of pictures (mostly because I am a freak). I look back now and I am so thankful for the picture we have on the fridge where I am wearing my just had a baby body. Life is way too short. Experiencing tragedy first hand teaches us this, eh? I am proud of you for shouting it to the masses. Love you to the moon, beautiful friend.

Melissa - August 19, 2014 - 5:05 am

You have a heart so big the whole works can see it! Love these photos. You do look like your Mama, so beautiful with absolutely no effort to be. Keep sharing lovely girl, it’s making this world a better place.

Aniah Sweeny - August 19, 2014 - 4:35 am

Isn’t it funny that Grandma Geneva used to take pictures 9 everything! She carefully made all the grandkids their own photo album. She would always say one day we would appreciate all those pictures! She would be so happy and that you followed in her footsteps in her love capturing all the precious moments in our life.

TroiAnne - August 19, 2014 - 4:22 am

Very nice article Ashley….the pics are wonderful too..

Baio - August 19, 2014 - 2:36 am

Such a good reminder. I love looking at these photos. She is so missed. You are so special to share your heart Ash. I love you.

Steph - August 19, 2014 - 2:12 am

Beautiful post, Ashley. You look like your mom ๐Ÿ™‚

karen - August 19, 2014 - 12:53 am

So true. I loved this article and the pictures. Life CAN change in a second. Thank you.

Portraits // Sellwood Waterfront // Portland // Portrait Photographer

Sometimes when my life gets busy, I start shooting every weekend and everything just turns to work. I’ve learned that I must MUST do personal projects when I start to get overwhelmed, which is funny because usually it just creates more editing but somehow it just feeds my soul and revives the creativity in me. […]

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Melissa - August 19, 2014 - 5:09 am

Oh my goodness! I love this! That dress is so fun and your friend is gorgeous. And can we talk about that hat for a minute?? Love!!

Ritchie Family // Truth Session // Portland Family Photographers

While scheduling this session with the wonderful mom of this family, Melissa she sent me an email with a photo of her little ones helping her cook. She had told me that I had inspired her to take some more “real” photos of her family. I couldn’t have been more happy, and thats exactly what […]

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Jacki - June 26, 2014 - 2:44 am

These are SO seriously sweet! Love!!

Melissa - June 25, 2014 - 11:56 pm

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Best. Family. Photos. Ever. xoxo