Seriously this could be the next best photo prep available! | Scottsdale Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer teaming up with medical spa

Ashley Anne Photography, LLC and Expert Aesthetix, LLC are now working together to provide you with fresh photos and the freshest YOU you can be!

 

AAP has been serving Seattle WA and Scottsdale Arizona, specializing in Lifestyle and Wedding Photography since 2015. We are a full service studio, custom-based coordinating outfits, palettes, locations, body language; capturing real emotion. When you look back at your photos you will remember the place by the conversations and emotions felt. My goal as a photographer exactly.  

That's right! Ashley Anne Photography , LLC is teaming up with a medical spa!  Expert Aesthetix and AAP want to make it even more awesome to show off YOU and your story during your bridal session, Wedding day, Family portrait and headshot. Owner and operator of EE, Dr. York, NMD., has over 9 years of experience in the anti-aging medicine world. Including Woman's health, natural hormone replacement therapy, anti-aging nutrition, and medial weight loss. She is State certified laser technician, Advance injector of Botox, and Cosmetic fillers. One I would and DO trust with my own skin and nutritional needs in woman's health.  

I know this sounds by and by but TRULY Love the body you are in! Be the best version of yourself. Glow from the from the inside out. Do what sets your soul on fire. Pursue your healthy lifestyle.

Seriously, this could be the next best photoshoot preparation to introduce! 

 I firmly believe it! Completely unique and incomparable. This is the best way to prep for your special photo day you invest in by investing in you first.  The best way to take advantage of our offer is to set up a consult appointment with Expert Aesthetix, and then simply plan your photoshoot with Ashley Anne Photography. We will be gifting you benefits before you leave the clinic of at least 25% or more off your next photoshoot. That's it! 

If you have questions,  just ask us!

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your privacy is important to us. Confidentiality of your health information is not shared from EE to AAP. Only the results! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall time Succulent styled Wedding | Phoenix, AZ based Wedding Photographer

Had the most beautiful time in Phoenix Arizona at Gather Estate Venue working along- side some of the most talented and exceptional vendors' and artists' in the area, to create this amazing Succulent Wedding. There was this gorgeous Bride and Groom there, and their love for each other made it look so darn easy.  I was in awe of the palette and could not stop thinking about that Wedding dress and swoon worthy - florals that made my mouth drop! I am eager to share some of these highlights right here from this fall day in Arizona!  

I am available for both WA + AZ! I am now based in Arizona and am in WA every few weeks. I am booking 2018 Weddings, as well as Destination Weddings, and am taking Family Lifestyle sessions each month. If you have questions or need additional details please get in touch! . Lets have coffee! Lets chat over some Ice tea, or Starbucks Pumpkin spiced Latte. 

 

Pictured below: stylized shoot last month. Venue at Gather Estate in Mesa, AZ. Coordinator + vendor team details listed below. 

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Vendor Details: 

Coordinator: Acapella Photography

Venue: Gather Estate

Design + Planner: Desert Whim

Florals: Your event Florist

Tux: Celebrity Tux and Tails

Gown: Luv Bridal “Phoenix”

Hair and Makeup: Vidogi Salon

Stationary: K Frank Designs

Tables, chairs, and decor: Material Girls Weddings

Photographer: Ashley Anne Photography

 

*I am available for both WA + AZ! based in Arizona, in WA every few weeks. I am booking 2018 Weddings, as well as Destination Weddings, and am taking Family Lifestyle portraits. If you have questions, please get in touch!  Lets have coffee! Lets chat over some Ice tea, or a Starbucks Pumpkin spiced Latte! ;)

LEXI + TREY ENGAGEMENT | SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

I had a great time capturing Lexi's and Trey's sweet engagement session last month in Scottsdale , Arizona. We shot at a location called Papago Park. This place was surrounded by desert, and red rock, and ended up being my most favorite place in the area! And from the look of it, it seemed others felt the same. This was a HUGE Tourist attraction. 

We wanted to make this engagement session a pretty one and since they were from Seattle, WA. as well,  We took full advantage of the area and weather, and included this session with a gorgeous gown and breathtaking florals. 

I loved her smile and laugh. They were both the most adorable couple. Complete naturals and so much fun to hang out. The way they looked at each other and interacted together,  told me their love was so real and authentic. 

Very excited for the day they say I Do, For their special day to come! Congrats Lexi + Trey!

 

 

Location: Phoenix, AZ // Papago Park

Florals: Charissa Garver // Flowers by Roo

Gown: Katrina Thaxton // Kaylajannikaphotography

Ballerina Styled shoot | Scottsdale Arizona Lifestyle Photographer

It was a pleasure to get to meet Valerie, from Singapore. We had a lovely lifestyle session in Scottsdale Arizona at a gorgeous location. I enjoyed getting to know her, and hearing her story. She had the most graceful spirit about her. I instantly just fell in love. Her passion for life, learning and the art of ballet truly inspired me. I made sure to take full advantage of this time here in Papago park. There were these gorgeous red rocks in the middle of the dessert with huge holes in them where tourists could walk through, and take photos. It was overlooking the beautiful cactus filled valley, and city of Phoenix. A tiny hike up, but did not hesitate to take our lovely model. You would have to see this place in Arizona; I'm telling you,  stunning.

Okay back up a week prior to session, Valerie had emailed me, and mentioned her friend saw a hashtag of mine on Instagram for a model call. She was interested in applying for the position.  Once I viewed her portfolio...The Yeses didn't take any time. I reached out to a group of photographers located in the Phoenix area and invited them to join us. Right away there was a team who was interested. I felt like this would be a great opportunity to meet others, and I really don't know anyone that wouldn't want to capture a ballerina. This was a win - win, and made me so happy! 

The day of session, I met about 6 or 7 other photographers. I mean, WHAT a FUN way to get to know each other, right?  We all worked together perfectly. We each were able to inspire each other with our unique shooting styles. We had such a generous and loving group of people together, it would have been impossible to not laugh and enjoy our time as well. We shot until I needed to get back on the road, but we have all been able to keep in touch since. Through this day, I made some amazing friendships, and created a generous, loving and kind team of creatives. Oh and not to mention, in yet another GORGEOUS location! You could say I fell in love with Arizona just a little bit more this day. Thank you Valerie for being so wonderful! We love ya!

 

 

*If you are interested in collaborating, modeling and working together on a vision, I will be flying to the Phoenix, AZ area and Palm Springs, CA area this April, May and June 2017. Other locations TBD.. I am Seattle Based.  Contact me and Let's scheme! 

Model: Valerie Loo // @valeriedabomb

dress: Anthropology

Photographers: Aimee Garza HernandezAndrea WhittleErin WalterJamie CostlowJessica Lynn NielsenJulie Sisley

 

 

 

SHHHHHH, LETS PLAN YOUR UNIQUE SURPRISE PROPOSAL!

Your proposal is such a surprising blur,  it often passes by before you know it. Don't let this moment fade away! When they ask how you proposed, you will be able to show them by a beautifully documented proposal. 

This proposal photo shoot will be a keepsake for years to come. Since you will be planning it anyways, lets make it into a shoot! In a other words, a fully custom proposal experience on camera! 

Where should you start? Are you brainstorming ideas but need a little bit more inspo? I have created a list of proposal styles on a mood board to be your guide, to help you collect more thoughts, set your vision more clearly and plan for your perfect proposal. I've also included a proposal Questionnaire tab at the bottom of this page for you. I want your story to be reflective of your relationship, unique and something you will cherish always. 

 

To submit your proposal story, I have attached a questionnaire for your convenience. I cannot wait to help with this surprise! 

**For referrals, you may be chosen to win a free shoot yourself! Contact me, and let me know who to expect, have them contact me, or Link this blog to them so they may fill out this questionnaire. 

 

Newborn Lifestyle session | Gig Harbor WA Lifestyle Photographer

I Had an incredible time with the Lovely family in Gig harbor, Washington. {and yes "Lovely" is their last name} Meeting little Hosanna for the first time, made it even sweeter. We captured their in-home lifestyle session while the weather was beautiful and crisp, making it so nice with the wonderful light. Hosanna, just 6 days old, could not have been a more perfect baby. In fact she was absolutely the most gentle and calm baby I think I have captured, making this time even more enjoyable. Our plan was to mainly focus on Hosanna, while including big brother, as well as mom and dad after. So we already had a good start.

During our session, I remember Hosanna being very alert for her age, we got in some of her looking straight at us with her pretty eyes. She also didn't want her hands swaddles and put them up to her face, which I had zero problem with! Love it when I can capture every real moment and detail.  Big brother came up to see her several times, and tried to help. It was really sweet to see him interact with her. 

As we were getting to the end of the shoot, we took the last bit of it outdoors. We wanted to include some family shots in their backyard because they were at home, and it was a really pretty crisp morning, we couldn't resist! Big brother mostly ran around but we were able to grab his attention for as many photos as possible. We didn't mind finishing up with just mama and baby at the end. 

 

If you are looking at an in-home Lifestyle session with your family, or to include your newest little baby to your Lifestyle family portraits. Make sure to contact me today! I would love to meet you, hear your story and share my Lifestyle session details with you. 

 

 

WHY I STOPPED LETTING TIME BOSS ME AROUND | 5 WAYS TO MANAGE IT.

 

 As we start off 2017, we all have a task that is heavy on our hearts to work on. Someone close to me recently asked me for some pointers on how to be on time. And not only on time but how I manage the time I have. Now, I will be the first to say this is not always me. But since starting my photography business, I have been held accountable to get up extra early, leave extra early and arrive on location extra early. Weddings, are a whole other story. I have had to really learn to manage my time well in the time frame available. 

Here are the five things that I have learned, that has truly helped me manage time, while also giving me that extra time we all need for ourselves.

One. Wake up earlier:: Listen, if you have kids it is amazing to have a few moments to yourself every morning. I sip on some caffeine, and start my little workout. I love to get in and out of the shower, dress and feel like my self BEFORE my children wake up. If you don't have kids, imagine how nice it would be to give yourself an extra half hour. If doing this everyday is way too much for you, just try this every couple days. See how much your attitude changes! 

Two. Prepare the night before:: I get it. The kids are in bed and you are ready for some Bachelor!! But whether I am going for a jog or am working in the office, It is one less thing to worry about in the morning. And it literally takes me less than 15 minutes to prepare. 

Three. Embrace the day planner:: Yes, having everything on your phone is super handy, but trust me the day planner is still alive and needed! Writing things down helps you to remember and store the information. Make it a part of your morning routine, to sit down and look at the week ahead. Also, when I am on the go, as a business owner, I have my passion planner IN MY BAG, at all times. 

Four. Make the car exciting:: Okay Im a little weird but I always keep snacks, water, extra makeup, vitamins, even cute hats in my car.  You just never know and I love feeling prepared while driving to whatever destination. For the kids, I keep a couple extra kid magazines, and maybe a cozy blanket and rain coats always,.. (we're in Washington.) Overall, the more excited about what we have waiting for us, the more likely we are to get in the car. 

Five. Don't get discouraged, I am right there with you and If I can do it, you can! There will be hectic days I promise you. But If you're late, apologize, give yourself grace, and make it a point to not be late the next time.

 

I hope that encouraged you a bit, and I would absolutely LOVE to hear ways that have helped you manage your time! If you have anything to add, please share with us below!  :)

 

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 Ruze Cake house, Scottsdale Arizona... where these thoughts came to life. 

Scottsdale Arizona Engagement

 

I was really looking forward to this Engagement shoot at Papago Park with Madie and her fiancé, Brent who are getting married this year! They were the cutest, and we shared such a fun time together! This was my first time shooting in the Scottsdale area. The forecast said rain this day, and of course I wasn't sure what to expect or what that meant. But Madie reassured me and said even rain in the desert is pretty, so that made me feel better. We ended up not getting any rain this day at all, and it was absolutely amazing in the desert. However, the next day, it looked similar to Seattle's rainy day! We really lucked out and couldn't have been in better light. 

The lovely Bride-to-be arrived with her hair and makeup done, and was looking stunning! I think we laughed most of the time. One funny thing I remember is we timed each hike to just under 5 minutes since Brent is from Ohio, and Madie's an Arizona native, who knew her stomping grounds. It was pretty hard not to laugh at how silly they were. So much cuteness and not to mention love they had for one another. You could see how much they were head over heels for one another. 

It was awesome to be able to capture this engagement shoot in the desert of Arizona. And of course the whole time I was over there like... this is just too pretty. How can it be so pretty in the winter time? Can I just come back yet?!! ... I feel like with this opportunity and experience, 2017 is going to be a good year! Weddings in Arizona are on my heart for the future! 

If you are Engaged, I am now including Engagement sessions in all of my Wedding packages as of January 2017! And any Weddings outside WA, OR, ID, will have your own special Destination Wedding package rate, since I love to travel! Contact me today for more info! 

 

Location: Papago park located in Scottsdale Arizona

Hair + Makeup: Monique Flores // Monique Flores Hair and Makeup

Dress: Free People