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Feb 23, 2018

Exciting News!

Over the past few years many couples, including many of our past wedding couples, have asked me to photograph other milestones in their lives - specifically, as they joyfully anticipate the arrival of their child and once they welcome their little one into the world. You guys, I can't tell you how much it means to me to be invited to document and be a part of these beautiful new life changing chapters in their lives. There have been tears of joy, awe, amazement and complete wonder at the miracle of new life. Becoming a mom myself changed the way I see the world, and in turn, the way I photograph it. A father walking his daughter down the aisle has a new sweetness, mother and son dances have a whole different heartbeat now. Likewise, my passion for documenting growing families has itself changed and grown. It was filled my heart in a new way and feel truly honored.  
 
Just the other day, as I walked into a couple's home for their newborn session and met their sweet baby girl, I saw their living room was filled with framed photos I had taken over the years when they got engaged and then vowed their lives to one another on their wedding day. I had the privilege of documenting the beginning of their marriage and how humbled I was to be there to now photograph such a beautiful and sweet representation of that marriage - their daughter.  
 
It is with this gratefulness I am so beyond excited to finally say that I am officially offering a limited number of maternity and in home newborn sessions each month! In the past I haven't been able to offer them each month or as many sessions as I would like to due to not having enough availability. However, last year as I planned and prepared for 2018 one of the changes I made moving forward was to have time carved out just for these sweet sessions that have me smitten! 
 
Annnd cue the confetti (eeeee!), today I launched a new part of my website dedicated to my maternity and newborn photography so feel free to check out the latest sessions and reach out through there! Lastly, I wanted to answer some potential questions folks may have, but please reach out with any others! I can't wait to continue to reconnect with familiar faces and meet new growing families! 
 
When should I reach out to receive more info and book my maternity and/or newborn session? Because I am only booking a limited number of sessions each month, I recommend reaching out as soon as possible. I am already booking into the end of summer for this year, so the sooner the better! :)  
 
When do you recommend doing my maternity and newborn session? I recommend doing your maternity session around 7-8 months but it is really up to you mama-to-be! I usually photograph my in home newborn sessions within the first 2-3 weeks of your sweet babe's life once you are settled back at home - but again this is totally flexible! 
 
Are you still going to be photographing weddings? A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y! Nothing is changing with our wedding photography - Chris and my passion for capturing weddings has forever stolen our hearts and will continue to be our focus! We will continue to document engagement sessions, weddings, and wedding related events on a limited basis each year. :)  
 
NEW WEBSITE: https://www.ashleytheresefamilies.com/
Exciting News!
ELLE Interview:  Life Changing Career Moves
Jan 17, 2018

ELLE Interview: Life Changing Career Moves

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Happy Wednesdayyy! A few months ago I was contacted about contributing to an ELLE piece about how I changed career paths and went in a completely different direction. I had been in the advertising industry but after a while realized, my heart just wasn't in it and I was extremely unhappy.  
 
I felt like the longer I stayed in advertising and committed to this path, the harder it would be to change course. I knew that there was risk in walking away from the career and industry that I went to school for and worked so hard to be in, but I also knew the risk would be greater if I settled knowing there was something else in my heart and that my passion lay elsewhere. I am not sure the timing is ever perfectly "right" for a career change, but for me the "right now" was way better then the maybe "someday." Life is just too short. 
 
I hope that my story and journey along with the rest of these woman inspire anyone who feels like they are stuck and unhappy in their careers, and gives them hope that change IS possible and the right time is NOW to find a career that gets you excited and makes your heart soar.  
 
I'm totally pumped and honored to have been included in this article which is now LIVE! Below is more of my full Q&A with ELLE.com!
Jan 26, 2016

Posts, Tweets, and Pins

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Oh how we love using social media to share with all of you photos from our couples beautiful weddings, food for thought, inspiration and details from our daily lives! I wanted to share today all of our social media profiles so that you can be sure to follow us and not miss any of the goings on around here! :)  
 
Be sure to give us a shout so we can say hi to all of our new followers! Happy Tuesday y'all!
Posts, Tweets, and Pins
Pop the Champagne!
Jun 4, 2015

Pop the Champagne!

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Our refreshed website is live and I have to admit, it's kind of bittersweet. This refresh means growth, and that is something we are so grateful for. Our photography business has been evolving and growing over the years, and so have Chris and I along with it - as artists, as business owners, as mentors, as curators of beautiful moments.  
 
We are thankful to have this little corner online to share more about our passion, our lives, our sweet couples and of their beautiful real love.  
 
We are celebrate all the small steps forward right along with the leaps that have been part of this growth. Can't wait to continue to share more in this space! 
 
Head on over to the new homepage and explore! :) www.ashleytheresephotography.com
Jun 2, 2015

Two More Days!

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There has been a LOT of champagne popping and confetti throwing going on around here lately! With the launch of FLOURISH last week and my refreshed website going live Thursday, I think there should be a little (or actually a lot) of cupcake eating as well! 
 
My website and logo got a facelift and I couldn't be more excited to unveil and share it with ya'll in just TWO DAYS! While creating new pages for my site, I looked back through my favorite photos and reread such meaningful reviews from our couples. I couldn't help but reminisce and think about the amazing journey our business has taken us on. During the reception at one of our weddings recently while Chris and I took a quick break, I said to him, "I still can't believe we get to do this..." Chris smiled and agreed. We both just soaked in the moment with grateful hearts and an overflowing gratitude. 
 
As I put the finishing touches on the new online home for Ashley Therese Photography, I can't help but feel the same way as I did at that wedding reception all over again... thankful, grateful, and excited for where this next chapter in our journey will take us! 
 
Here is a liiiittle looksy at whats to come! Counting down till Thursday! :)
Two More Days!
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