Victoria | Bridal

Life the last three weeks, has thrown some heartache my way to say the least… but God is good and things are starting to get back to normal. SO… with that said – Wow! It feels great to blog a new post finally!! Yay!! Whoever said (in a photographers world) February and March are slow months?… geez… I must highly disagree! I’ve been so busy with shoots and editing, my blog lately has been feeling pretty neglected. I’m hoping to slowly catch up because I’m pretty pumped to show what I’ve been up to lately. Moving on… Meet Victoria!

Victoria and I were destined to connect with each other! She was only a few weeks away from her wedding day when I got the email from her asking if I would take her bridals! We immediately clicked the more and more we talked and I was so thrilled being able to capture her beauty as a soon to be bride! We did her shoot in the heart of New Orleans and then headed over to the beautiful City Park to finish a beautiful day. Victoria, thank you so much for allowing me to share in this special moment in your life. You and your sweet mother were such a joy to be around and I only hope to capture more special moments in your near future! Congrats on becoming Mrs. Petersen and many blessings on you and your new hubby!

Enjoy and goodnight!!!

Victoria had her dress custom made… hollla!!! I so adore the sleeves that drape so romantically off her shoulders!

Her smile was so incredible to photograph!

eeeee!!!! I love love the mood of this photo!


and this is why I heart New Orleans.


LOVING these…

…and this.


Some more favorites… how could they not be?


Red shoes… um, yes please!

Victoria – you. are. stunning.

{Right photo} Favorite shot of the day!! Beautiful bride + chandelier…. enough said!


{Photo on right} was the one she picked to be her bridal portrait at her reception! I ADORE when brides pick non-tridtional portraits!! You go girl!


Soo… I think we can all agree, finding a bride that will swing on a rope swing IN her wedding gown, BEFORE her wedding day ROCKS!!

I thought this would be the perfect photo to end on because to me, it’s SO New Orleans!

Connley - March 31, 2010 - 7:28 am

Oh, Ashleigh…these are SO beautiful! I LOVE your work! You are such an inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

Katrina - March 31, 2010 - 8:54 am

AWWWW!!! Last one is my absolute fav ๐Ÿ™‚
DANG!!!!!! I cannot wait until I get married! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kimber - March 31, 2010 - 8:59 am

awesome!! I love the red shoes ๐Ÿ™‚

Tonhya Kae - March 31, 2010 - 2:02 pm

These are gorgeous!! Your bride is going to love these! ๐Ÿ™‚

Allison Davis - April 20, 2010 - 7:19 am

Beautiful session. There are so many stunning images but I love the consistency in your variety. Wonderful work.

Tina + Ben | Engaged

Tina and Ben were serious troopers getting up for a 6:30am shoot… not to mention it was the beginning of February and it was freeezing!!! As in I wore a huge jacket, gloves, and a head band to cover my ears. BUT to say all that… the sacrifice was worth it so they could get back home to Shreveport to cheer on the Saints in the Super Bowl that night!ย Tina and Ben, thank you both for allowing me to capture this awesome season in both your lives right before you tie the knot!! It was a blast and I wish you both an incredible wedding day and a lifetime of happiness with each other.

Enjoy!!!



Favorite shot of the day! I know it’s simple… but I heart this so much.ย 



Runner-up for favorite shot of the day! Love the mood of this.ย 


Love her.


My favorite shot of Tina…!!!! Gorgeous girl!

How beautiful are they?!

Tina and all her fabulousness ๐Ÿ™‚



Fierce people! FIERCE!ย 

Some of my favorites… so cute!!





Love.ย 

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Alexandra - March 12, 2010 - 3:04 pm

Beautiful!

Stephanie | Bridal

I can’t begin to express how BADLY I’ve been wanting to blog this session! I really enjoy bridal sessions so much, EXCEPT the fact I have to wait sometimes months to post them. With that said…!!!

We captured Stephanie and Russ’s beautiful wedding this past Friday so I’m free to blog now and I’m pretty excited about it ๐Ÿ™‚ We did this session the beginning of January and it was flippin’ cold to say the least… but, she was flawless… and she nailed not showing in her expression that it was 38 degrees out. (So what if I had to photoshop some chill bumps!!) ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll end with this – ย Stephanie has been such a joy to be around and work with… and she’s simply beautiful. Enjoy her bridals.

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Starting with my favorite shot of the day…




These make me happy ๐Ÿ™‚



Stephanie, you’re diiiivine – period.ย 


Honestly, when Stephanie emailed me which one she picked for her portrait for the reception… I did my happy dance – right in my office. Since my style tends to lean more towards contemporary rather than traditional I was so so ecstatic over the one she chose… so here it is!

My 35mm 1.4 lens… yes, I love you.


Tell me she does not look like Carrie Underwood. Tell me.ย 


Adore these…


One of my favorites.ย 

Yummy light… love.ย 

Rawr.



Valerie Metrejean - February 16, 2010 - 10:39 pm

Ooooh! Love this shoot. Bride is beautiful and location is so unique.

Lindsey Smith - February 16, 2010 - 11:36 pm

Awesome pictures!! She is so gorgeous!!

Mark Eric - February 22, 2010 - 6:42 pm

ooooh, Gorgeous work Ashleigh!

Chloe - March 5, 2010 - 1:32 pm

Gorge! Where were these taken?

Weekend Delights

Just a few lovelies I found this past weekend while searching the internet. Enjoy another dose of Weekend Delights! Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

Happy Monday!

1. {Fresh Homes} So I’m super stressed and excited all at the same time with getting ideas for our house we’re going to build this year! It’s one of our biggest goals for 2010 and anyone that has built a home before, I’m sure you can relate to the stress. Our style is contemporary/modern. With the way I “desire” to build my house, I should not be living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This website, Fresh Homes has some of the best ideas if you love a contemporary style house. The picture of the kitchen is an idea of how I’d love mine to look. We shall see…!!

2. {Ruche} I found this lovely this past weekend and I’m addicted! It’s so my style with the vintage/modern feel to the clothing and jewelry. It actually is super affordable too which always makes things nice ๐Ÿ™‚

3. {Amy Atlas Events} This website/blog has some SUPER eye candy/drool worthy goodies! Guess this picture just really got me all giddy about Valentine’s Day coming up and all the yummy goodness that comes with that holiday! Go check her blog out – there’s all kinds of fun things!

4. {Pallas Couture Bridal Gowns} Ummm… yes please!!! How seriously gorgeous are these two dresses? Honestly, every time I see breathtaking wedding gowns… I want to buy one, just because. I’m the type of girl, if I could, re-do my wedding once every three months just so I can wear different gowns and style it out with different themes. ::sigh:: but for now… I will just continue to feast my eyes on them. P.S. Can one of my brides pick one of these dresses? Please, for me?

5. {La Vieja Tun Tun} How fun is that name?! Not sure what it means… but it sounds fun and it sure does match the fun jewelry she sells on Etsy! I’ve been falling in love with these necklaces!! With making jewelry in the past, I have a deep love for handmade jewelry. So much time and energy goes in to each one of a kind piece!! La Vieja Tun Tun, I’m a huge fan!!! Keep up the good work!

6. {Fantasy Floral Designs} My last Weekend Delights post I showed that amazing vintage brooch bouquet I found on The Wedding Chicks blog! Remember!? Amanda from Fantasy Floral Designs is back with some additional vintage love for you. Amanda is now designing love letter bouquets. The bouquets are actual real vintage love letters from the 1930’s. I mean… seriously, how awesome?

7. {Bird in a cage bride} I’m still diggin’ the hair piece accents. They seriously spice up photo shoots… PER-fect accessory for an engagement shoot! Brides, take note!

8. {Peppermint Cloud} So once again, I find a super cute store on Etsy. Nothing but unique jewelry, head pieces, and boutonnieres!! The boutonnieres are a must see!! I wish I would have found these for my wedding… I adore one of a kind looking goodies. Go see!!

9. {The Perfect Wedding Guide} February 21st, 2010 in Baton Rouge at the River Center will be the Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal show! I’ll have a booth there, so make sure you come say hi! If you are a new bride, you won’t want to miss out on this! Check the website out for details!

Reagan + Justin | Wedding

I’ve shared Reagan and Justin’s Day After Session (if you missed it, go see!), now I get to share their beautiful wedding day. The thing I absolutely love the most about my job, is being able to meet people like Reagan, Justin and both their families. From the moment we met everyone at the rehearsal the night before the wedding day, Paul and I instantly felt like we had known these sweet people our whole lives. The day of the wedding went so smoothly… a smile never left the groom’s face, the bride was breathtaking and calm but had just the right amount of wedding day nerves :), the ceremony was intimate and moving, and the reception, full of wonderful fellowship. I’m blessed to be able to capture these incredible moments for someone. Enjoy their sweet story.



Details!! Details make me giddy!ย 





I love when bride’s personalize their weddings… especially with a cute doggy ๐Ÿ™‚

Two of my favorite shots of the day!ย 

The girls looking super fabulous!ย 

The groomsmen were the best! Such fun guys!!




Sweet moments between Reagan and her father.


Reagan and her mother looked stunning.ย 

I had to give my hubby some extra smooches after I found these treasures… Props to him for capturing these PRICELESS photos of the groom while I was focusing on the Bride!!ย The Groom’s reaction, seeing his bride for the first time! ::sigh::

The connection between Reagan and her father was beautiful… and this is what I was able to capture.

The vows. I love capturing these moments…ย 



I always love the Bride and Groom’s expressions after they are announced as Mr. & Mrs. ๐Ÿ™‚

The sunset was so incredible during their first dance!!




Megan - February 4, 2010 - 11:53 pm

Who’s that really cute flower girl! I may not be as amazing of a photographer as you BUT my daughter totally made it on your website..lol!! These pictures are beautiful!

Lacey - February 5, 2010 - 12:29 pm

These are beautiful. You should submit these for publications because they look like they deserve a large page spread!

Lola - April 25, 2010 - 6:48 pm

Happened to come across your website by chance, but these pictures are amazing! You’ve captured so much emotion in them!

I don’t even know this couple but I welled up looking their wedding pictures. Priceless images!

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