Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tis' the Season

Wow, I just can't believe how fast the holidays are coming. I LOVE this time of year so so much! 
This is also the time when people remember to start thinking about Christmas cards or just an updated family photo, so if you are interested let me know asap so we can try and get something on the calendar while we still have time! I know how crazy things can get this time of year.

Also, I will be booking shoots in Phoenix during the week before Christmas from around 
December 18th to the 23rd. 
So all you AZ peeps let me know if you'd like to schedule. 

I am offering two types of family shoots right now for the 2010 holiday season:

Option 1: Full Family Shoot 
1-2 hours with your family at 1-2 locations of your choice
Clothing changes
Group/individual shots
25-35 retouched high resolution images on a disk (in both color and black and white)
Own all rights to photos
Optional professional printing services

Option 2: Mini Shoot
30 minutes with photographer at 1 location
Group/individual shots
5-10 retouched high resolution images on a disk (in both color and black and white)
Own all rights to photos
Optional professional printing services

Let's face it, sometimes all you need is a few good shots - and I know what it is like to be on a budget. :) My hope is this mini shoot option gets more people excited to get new photos of their families and save a bit while doing it!

(for families of more than 5 please contact me for pricing)

If you are interested in getting on the calendar or have any questions at all, please contact me via email at ashleyjhenry@gmail.com.

Hope to see you soon! :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

5 Minute Maternity

My cute friend Stacy is due any second now with her baby girl. So excited to meet her!
Stacy asked me to snap a couple belly shots the day before her due date to document her pregnancy, so we hurried out to my backyard and got a few.
I just can't believe how amazing she looks at 40 weeks pregnant! Seriously, not fair!
I know its not fun to have pictures taken of yourself this far along in pregnancy but looking back I don't think you ever regret it. And looking at this darling Momma, and being 4 months post-partum myself, I can't believe that I actually sorta miss it. Geez, Stacy....you must make pregnancy look REALLY good to make me feel like that. :)

Can't wait to meet that little lady....

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Yvette + Erik

Oh I can't wait to share these!! Okay, brace yourself for about 1 MILLION pictures. :)

I'm so grateful I had the opportunity to shoot this wedding for these two beautiful people! They were such a pleasure to work with and their friends and family couldn't have been kinder. Yvette and Erik live in Utah but decided they wanted to change things up a little and opted for a destination wedding here in San Diego with just a group of close friends and family rather than a big reception back at home. So they came out, enjoyed our gorgeous San Diego weather and got married in one of the most beautiful places on earth. What a great idea! 

I had such a great time photographing them....but clearly, its not hard to see why!

They decided to do some pictures at both the beach and the San Diego Temple the night before so we would not be so rushed and crammed on the actual wedding day. Also this way we could take advantage of the beautiful sunset and evening light that a lot of bride's and groom's have to miss out on. I'm SO glad they decided to do this. I recommend doing this if possible to ALL the couples I shoot. It just makes the wedding day so much more relaxed and the lighting really makes a world of difference.

Isn't Yvette's dress just incredible?! I LOVED it. So perfect on her.

And then the beach....

So while we were down in La Jolla taking pictures, this little girl really wanted to see Yvette and hold her flowers. I think she thought she was a Disney Princess. The little darling was mesmerized.

She totally just grinned from ear to ear for a picture.
She was SO thrilled that she got to meet the princess. This is her waving goodbye. Seriously melts my heart. :)

I'm kinda obsessed with this picture. Not sure exactly what it is but I just L.O.V.E it.

Possibly my favorite shot from the whole wedding...Her whispering in his ear = perfection.

Pictures from the wedding day down below!