My husband and I adventured to San Francisco this past June to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary, and we had the time of our lives! I fully plan on blogging photos of our trip + putting together a little San Francisco travel guide, so be on the look out for that!

 

Anyway, while we were there I had the opportunity to photograph Maddy & Andrew, and they are the cutest humans ever!! They had just moved to the city from Utah, so it was fun chatting about all the places we had explored so far, and swapping tips back and forth! I wanted to shoot in a location that I don’t get to shoot at very often coming from Utah, so the ocean was the perfect choice! Gosh, I love the ocean! Although San Francisco doesn’t quite have the typical beach weather, it still delivered some gorgeous lighting!!

 

Maddy & Andrew have been married two years, but you can still see that they are head over heels for each other! So giggly, so lovey dovey, just so perfect for each other!! And can we talk about how amazing her hair looks whipping all over?! #hairgoals for sure! We walked around Lands End, and were able to get some great shots with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, and then walked over by the Sutro Baths — those were incredible!! I so wish I could have seen them in their full, operating glory! But alas, the ruins made for some awesome shots too. I seriously had the best time photographing these two in San Francisco, and I hope to get back there soon to do some more exploring (and photographing, who am I kidding?! 🙂 )

 

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I’m so excited to be sharing Caitlin & Joey’s engagement session!! Caitlin is one of my 2017 #ADPbrides, and I have loved every second of working with her! I have some totally amazing brides this year, and I feel so so lucky to be apart of all their journeys to the altar!

 

For their engagement session, Caitlin and Joey chose the expansive, beautiful, green field located at Tunnel Springs Park. They both love wide open spaces, so this was a perfect location for that! We started our session off by the trees so we could take advantage of the open shade, and these two were pros from the get go. Caitlin and Joey were laughing and being the exact amount of adorable that is needed for an engagement session. These two have a special bond, and it is so so apparent when you see them interacting with each other!

 

Just as the sun was setting, we ventured out more into the open field and got some spectacular shots. At one point I did an exercise where I had Caitlin and Joey go back and forth telling each other what they love about the other person. You guys, it was literally amazing!! They were just staring into each other’s eyes and giving the most sincere, loving compliments, and I’m pretty sure all of our eyes welled up with tears. That is why I do what I do! Love is amazing!! To be able to witness couple’s spilling their hearts out to each other time and time again — ah! I get goosebumps just thinking about it! I have the best couples ever, and I truly love my job!

 

Congratulations on your engagement, Caitlin & Joey! I can’t wait for your August wedding!!

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  • Alyona oborn - Wow!!! What beautiful views and couple! Beautiful jobReplyCancel

  • Raegan Christensen - Gorgeous! I love Tunnel Springs Park! The light can be so tricky since there’s only that one tree but you worked the light so well. What a lucky couple to have you!ReplyCancel

  • Jaime B. - Tunnel Springs Park is such a beautiful place for an engagement session. They are such an adorable couple and I am sure they will treasure these pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - They are an adorable couple!! I love the park you photographed at. It’s so pretty! I have a friend looking for a wedding photographer in Utah! I’m going to send them your way 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Trumbull - I am loving exploring your website! I bet this couple’s wedding photography is going to be amazing just like this engagement session! You are a very talented Utah wedding photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Howard - What a gorgeous couple! Are you their wedding photographer as well? Utah is so beautiful this time of year!ReplyCancel

  • Alexis - Oh my gosh Ashley I love these engagement pictures!! The field look is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Christie - What a gorgeous engagement session with this Utah couple! Can’t wait to see what you create as their wedding photographer!ReplyCancel

  • hiliary stewart - You seriously are such an amazing photogrpher!ReplyCancel

  • Katelyn Nicole Wamsley - Ashley!! These are STUNNING! Thank you so much for adding them to the KNP database. I can’t wait to shoot here!ReplyCancel

I had the great opportunity to teach one of my videographer friends how to take better photos, and it was sooo much fun! It was so interesting to learn how what I do as a photographer varies so differently from what she does as a videographer! Just goes to show that each profession is so different and specialized! It was really fun for me, because I love talking about light, natural intimate posing, and letting the true essence of a couple shine through in the photos!

 

We chose the Salt Lake City Library as the location for this session, and it was perfect! It was lightly raining outside, so we were thankful for the cover it provided, but also – all the light!! The millions of windows were perfect for giving us nice filtered light. We had the cutest Jordyn + John model for us, and they absolutely nailed it! Don’t you just love their height difference?! My husband is a foot taller than me, so when I see couple’s with height differences like ours, I definitely have a special spot in my heart for them haha.

 

Jordyn and John knew of each other in High School, but never really dated. John got back from his LDS mission, and in his words “He won!” on getting Jordyn to be his wife since he was one of the first guys in their group of friends to return. I loved that he said that! You can tell that he truly treasures Jordyn by the way he treats her. And let’s not forget the fact that this shoot took twice as long as I estimated (oops, teaching takes a while haha), and he was still so nice about being there and modeling with his sweetheart. Awww. The two of them were so so cute together, as you’ll soon see!  I just love letting a couple’s personality shine through, and letting that dictate how the session goes. It feels natural and intimate, and we capture photos that are full of meaning!

 

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  • Amber Prusse - Aw! How sweet! I’ve always wanted to test out doing video, but just haven’t had the chance. This is such a cute session!ReplyCancel

  • Jaime - This looks like it was such a fun couples session, I love the colors and the interaction! So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Palmer - What a cool spot for photosReplyCancel

  • Alexis - this is so gorgeous!! I love the salt lake public library for photos, and these turned out so beautiful. I love how natural and intimate the pictures are. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Alyona Oborn - i love their style and the light, such beautiful session.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Lacroix - What an adorable couple!! the people of Utah are lucky to have you as a wedding photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Raegan Christensen - Love the use of natural light in this! I love how many huge windows there are at the SL Library – such a pretty spot for a session!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - This looked like it would have been a fun session! As a wedding photographer I bet you some pretty amazing locations in Salt Lake to take photos at.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Howard - I love that they chose a library for their session! What a cool spot! Is this in Utah as well? Were you their wedding photographer?ReplyCancel

  • Christie - You are such a gifted wedding photographer- wish I were in Utah to have you photograph my husband and I!ReplyCancel

From the moment Rebecca first emailed me, I could tell we were going to get along perfectly! She had picked such a rad location for their wedding (a killer coffee shop!), and she expressed a love for colors and genuine happy emotions in photos. That’s my kind of bride!!

 

While planning their shoot, Rebecca expressed an interest in shooting their engagement session in an urban city type setting. We settled on Main St. in downtown Salt Lake City Utah! We started off our session in front of the most darling (and tasty!) bakery – Eva’s Bakery, and then just walked around Main St. until we found spots we liked. Rebecca & Seth are just the cutest duo – they are always giving each other cute little compliments, and I love the slight quirkiness they have! At one point during the session, Seth told Rebecca she looked “like a peach dipped in suntan lotion” haha! That definitely garnered some genuine laughs!

 

We came across a really awesome installation with benches and chess boards, and to our surprise the pieces were still there for people to play with! It was fun watching Rebecca & Seth play a game, and the playful banter that ensued. You can see a little bit of Rebecca’s cute sass down below, and I just love that photo! Oh, and we can’t forget the guy who was randomly playing music, so of course I had to ask Seth & Rebecca to dance for me! My couple’s are the best! I love love love that they were willing to dance in front of everyone so we could get some unique photos!

 

For the second location of their engagement session, we headed over to Pierpont Place, and shot their second outfit around there. I love all the variety we can get at that location, with different colored backgrounds and textures. If you can’t tell by now, I’m a HUGE fan of color in my photos! Rebecca and Seth’s second outfits matched the location perfectly! I’m lowkey obsessed with how good their outfits matched the location! Nothing makes me happier than when all the parts of the engagements session – location, outfits, couple’s chemistry – come together perfectly!! Yay for pretty photos of lovey dovey couples!! I can’t wait to document these two’s wedding in July – it’s going to be amazing!!

 

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  • Alexis - Ashley oh my gosh this is a gorgeous engagement session! I LOVE all the color you found in downtown Salt Lake!!ReplyCancel

  • Amber Prusse - Oh my gosh!!! This downtown engagement session is soooo amazing!!! So any pops of color! So happy for this awesome couple!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Garrett - THESE ARE STUNNING! I LOVE THE COLOR + CRISPNESS!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - What a fun session! Salt Lake City looks beautiful! I’ve never been!ReplyCancel

  • Kendra - I love these images what a great showcase of Salt Lake City during a wonderful engagement session.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Neilson - Oh wow what a beautiful loved-up couple! I love how natural their engagement photos are – so full of genuine emotion. She has awesome style too!ReplyCancel

  • Angela - Wow you have such an eye for these and your subjects look so happy!ReplyCancel

  • Jaime - The colors in this engagement session are so stunning and vibrant! These pictures are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Raegan Christensen - Gorgeous engagement session, Ashley! For some reason urban sessions scare me but you nailed it with all those fun colors!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Trumbull - This Salt Lake City shoot is so cute! Your engagement photography looks natural and capture’s all the personality of this couple! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

Gosh, seniors these days!! I seriously lucked out with shooting the cutest girls! A few years ago I had the honor of shooting Jaecee’s mother’s wedding, so it was fun to reconnect with her while we were planning Jaecee’s senior session! When we were planning Jaecee’s senior session, she expressed that she wanted a location with lots of industrial variety – bricks walls, colors, stairs, etc. This location in downtown Salt Lake City provided the perfect backdrop!
 
Doesn’t Jaecee have the cutest style too?! I loved all her outfits! Wanna hear a funny story? Jaecee is a super duper talented dancer, in fact, she’ll be attending the University of Utah in Salt Lake City this coming fall, and dancing for their team! (Go Utes! That’s my alma mater!) Anyway, since I knew she was a dancer, I asked if she wanted any action shots, and we tried a few things. Then Jaecee suggested this move where she does a small pirouette into a leap, and right as she snapped up into the leap, her jumpsuit went RIIIIIIP! Haha! She was such a good sport of it, and we all doubled over laughing! So we shot the rest of the photos with an extra little breeze lol. Not only was the leap amazing, but she handled the situation with such grace, and that’s my type of girl!
 
Jaecee was seriously the sweetest girl to work with, and I know she’ll do great things when she attends college this fall in Salt Lake City! She has totally excelled this last year in High School, with many dance & academic accolades! I feel a little bit like a proud momma when I meet these kids doing so many amazing things, and I’m glad I was able to be a small part of their journey into adult hood. Congratulations on graduating Jaecee! Can’t wait to see you dance with the Crimson Line this coming year!
 
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  • Heather Palmer - I love this location! And your posing is perfect. Plus she is gorgeous too.ReplyCancel

  • Jaime B. - This looks like such a fun senior session and she does have great style! She is absolutely gorgeous and all these pictures are so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Amber Rust - These are amazing! Her outfits and hair are spot on!! The location and lighting are incredible! She is so lucky to have chosen you as her Senior Photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Alexis - I LOVE the SLC urban feel of these senior pictures! SO CUTE! Also dying over her jumpsuit ripping hahaha! But for real Ashley, you are such a talented photographer.ReplyCancel

  • Raegan Christensen - Love all these bright colors Ashley! I adore that first one of her in front of the window. She looks totally comfortable in front of the camera – job well done, girl! You really know how to nail those senior portrait shots.ReplyCancel

  • Alyona Oborn - Each one of these is amazing!!! you are so talented!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - Holy cow!! I’m loving these downtown Salt Lake City senior photos!! She is so dang cute!ReplyCancel