Her smile, it says it all.
What a day this wedding was.
Ah, it was so peacefully calm, smooth, stunningly beautiful and filled with so much laughter.
You see, I've had the honor of working with these two souls utilizing my tool of a camera during both their engagement and business portraits (they're the extremely talented and passionate duo behind Arc of life Chiropractic) and as a result, we've formed a joyous friendship and trust.
So, as their wedding day approached, it just all felt natural and vibrantly meant-to-be.
Watching Ivan prepare to see Sabrina, Sabrina to see Ivan,
the support of the bridesmaids and groomsmen,
the luscious backdrop of vibrant blooming flowers and greenery,
the appreciative family.
It was all quite simply, perfect!
Ivan and Sabrina, thank you for creating the space to document so many life enhancing moments for the both of you throughout the past year!
Venue: Rancho de las Palmas ⠀⠀
Videographer : Awesome Wedding Films ⠀⠀
DJ : Ransom Entertainment ⠀⠀
Dress: Simply Bridal ⠀⠀
Her excitement, heightened.
Her enthusiasm, euphoric.
Her communication, that of friends.
Her love, so playfully fun.
Her adventurous spirit, one that I am so very down for.
My goodness, the initial communication points were with that of just the lovely lady you see here, but the day we shared a photographic exchange documenting formal wedding portraits and then heading right into the trash-the-dress, it all came together as I witnessed both of them together.
As we were concluding the wedding portraits, I told them, we would "ease" into the trash-the-dress part, taking it slowly.
I think I lied to them.
Okay, no. I actually lied to them.
As we neared a corner, the coastline as the backdrop, the waves close and personal, I asked them to kiss
and boom, all the sudden, this massive wave was ever so present, encompassing not just them, but me too.
I hunched over my camera, grabbed my phone out of my back pocket, they grabbed each other and we ran to safer grounds.
Ah, it was such a rush.
We dried ourselves off, and my, was that just the beginning.
We made our way back up the beach, playing in the water and ultimately ending right here, nestled under the pier.
The lighting, perfectly timed.
Their excitement, just right.
The waves, cooperating.
These two, the best!
Ah, thank you sooooooo much for such a fun session! ⠀
It is my whole hearted commitment to capture you in your best possible light
sharing the natural beauty, euphoria, pure joy, the laughter, the tears, the wildly candid moments when you are skin glistens.
I do this through and with confidence, transparency, an inspired heart and intimate connection.
Your session is designed through a unique vantage point of posed expressions interwoven with naturalness.
Your desires, space and time aways of value, always honored because quite frankly you being you, creates space for me to be me.
Our photographic exchange is that time the very time for me to witness, take in, capture, process and share that every moment, that very part of your story. My communication will always be honest, sincere, humbly truthful.
As your connection, your love, your support and mirrored vulnerability will be cherished, valued, heard and held dear.
It is my honor to document your story and to tell it, share it, through the most vibrantly unique vantage point.
Here, are some of my favorite 10 Reasons to Book Ashley Strong Photography for Your Wedding...
1. I believe in capturing your true essence!
That which makes you quite simply you, the amazing you you are.
And your love, your union, that brightness that shines in both your eyes and smiles.
2. Each package is personalized, created uniquely just for you.
With this you can choose 8 or 12 hours,
one or two shooters, engagement and/or trash-the-dress sessions, it’s all up to you.
3. Regardless of your desired hours, I reserve the entire day just for the both of you.
No other bookings. No interferences. No needing to leave right when I’m contracted to do so.
4. We create your timeline together.
Ensuring you have amply time to capture all the blissful moments that make up your wedding day.
5. What you pay, is all you pay.
No additional fees. No taxes. No post session fees. It’s upfront.
6. I create an environment where you feel comfortable.
Letting intimate moments and your true selves shine. Your photos will be a combination of instructed poses with a emphasis on capturing the blissful moments in-between directing poses, the moments when you actually forget I'm there and just focus on being in one another's presence.
7. I bring to life, a vivid time capsule reflecting all that is present.
8. My clients are not just clients, they’re friends.
Ones in which we truly laugh and enjoy moments together.
9. I remind you to close your eyes, take a deep breath
and truly breathe in the amazing moments of your day.
This in itself not only ensures your photos are more natural,
but gives you time to truly be in the present moment with your life partner.
10. We have fun, giggle a whole lot, smile even more...
wiggle our faces, dance around and indulge in the sweetness of life!
Want to know more about Ashley Strong Photography's commitment to you and unique brand of magic?!?
Wings of a Flower
Internationally Published Photographer, Engaging in Photographic Connections and Time Capsule Creation
for Destination & Local Weddings, Couples and Intimate Families in Southern & Northern California, The United States and Internationally