Married | Michelle + Michael Say I Do at the Old Cigar Warehouse in Downtown Greenville

It seemed like yesterday, I met Michelle and Michale for frozen yogurt (so what if it was our dinner!), and we talked about their 2017 wedding.  It wasn't yesterday though, it was in 2015, and we discovered we lived in the same exact apartment complex just a few buildings over from where Ed and I were living while building a house.  We discovered we also all had engineering, and upstate New York ties.  I was officially excited. 

Time went a little slow in the beginning but then all of a sudden their wedding day was here!  A nice warm day in sunny South Carolina and these two were surrounded by fun, outgoing, and adoring friends and family. Michelle had planned every last detail, and everyone's schedule down to 15 minute increments.  Everything went perfectly and Michael was so shocked when he saw his bride emerge from the balcony and walk towards him to say I Do.  

Thank you so much Michelle and Michael, it was an honor for us to be part of your day! Congratulations! 

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Hello Ella Jane

Guys, there is nothing that makes my heart happier.  Watching amazing people go through amazing moments in their life is some of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had.  Amanda and Jack have always held a special part in our hearts, we met them back in 2013 where we did an amazing waterfront engagement session that ended cuddled up in a cozy blanket on the beach.  Fast forward to 2017 and here they are on the same blanket laughing with their gorgeous daughter Ella Jane.  It has been so special seeing these two grow from marriage to parenthood.  Ella Jane is so very lucky to have these two to call Mom + Dad.  

"And there will always be a part of me
Nobody else is ever gonna see but you and me
My little girl"

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Little Miss Gliss: The Nursery

Decorating a welcome home spot for Little Miss Gliss has been a lot of fun.  My vision was mint, grey and pops of gold and coral and elephants!  It is very different that what I had originally imagined but there are so many thoughtful gifts and meaningful things that have made it so special.  The little details like my own first pair of shoes (a gift my mom held on to for me), a famous Porsche piggy bank, and a homemade blanket gifted to me from my maid of honor of my wedding and featuring actual pieces of fabric from my wedding dress. The love from family and friends will be all around our baby girl as she sleeps peacefully for 8 hours a night ;-)  We can't thank family and friends enough!!   

Now we are just waiting on you baby girl!

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The Future of Ashley Amber Photo… What to Expect

 

You may have noticed things got quiet earlier this year.   Frequent followers of our social media already know that Ed and I are expecting our first child, a sweet little daughter due this August.  We are over the moon excited and have tried our best to slow down our busy schedules to really enjoy and experience everything about pregnancy, parenthood and growing our little family.  That worked…. For the most part.  I spent most of the first 3 months not feeling great and then just in time for some crazy travel schedules I started to feel great again.  We had two trips to New York, a trip to Massachusetts and I had a trip to Germany in the mix.  So we’ve been busy in different ways this year and it has been wonderful!

 

So you may be asking, as many people ask me, what will you do with your photography?  Will you quit your day job and stay home doing photography?  Will you close your business?  Here’s what you can expect.

Ashley Amber Photo will not completely shut its doors.  What you can expect is for us to become something new as our family grows.  We will be a little more personal over on our blog, sharing our life and parenthood; we will spend more time photographing new milestones for families, newborns and seniors; we will shoot only a handful of weddings for the next few years as our weekend time together with our daughter will be so precious.  Both of us will be working our current day jobs and so Ashley Amber Photo will become even more focused on the moments when we are all not at our desks, moments when we are together as families, celebrating new life and new ventures because now more than ever we will see how fast these moments go by.

Before you see this change we will be pausing for maternity leave.  E-mail responses will be slower, our posts of baby girl on instagram will likely skyrocket and we won’t be accepting any photoshoots from July 15 to October 15 except under very special circumstances.  You can expect an e-mail for fall mini sessions and some personal blog posts in the mix but only if this little miss is a good sleeper ;-).  But when we return we plan to continue our trend of giving you the best personal experience that you’ve come to know with Ashley Amber Photo.  So please, reach out, say hi, bookmark our blog and follow our story.

Thank you to all of my clients who have made Ashley Amber Photo something we can’t let go of.  We can’t wait to capture your next moment together.

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