Hi and welcome to my online home! I am a photographer located in Phoenix, Arizona. I'm married to my wonderful hubby, Jon, and we have 7 fur babies: Kitty Amazing, Baby Kitty, Petunia, and China, our cats, Hank and Seymour, our dogs, and Junichiro, our hedgehog. Admittedly, Junichiro is more of a spiky baby than a fur baby. I love travel, nutella, donuts, cupcakes, (okay just bring me all the carbs alright?), reading, green tea, soccer, dancing, and soft pillow cases. I love having you, I hope you stay awhile.
“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
There was something about that verse that spoke to me this morning. That if we go through life without love, we gain nothing. But its also hard to find love isn’t it? To find that person God intended for you since before you were born. And I think that’s why we celebrate so hard when two people find it, I mean really find it, and you know that through that love they’ve gained everything.
That’s Ashlyn and Ian. When you spend time with them, it seems as if they’ve been together since the beginning. And maybe that’s the way it’s supposed to feel when two people find each other like they have.
Being around this couple is just pure joy. The way they love each other, make each other laugh, but also are just real with each other. And they are also excellent pet parents to an adorable weiner dog named Dash.
I have to share this because it made me so excited and I think really speaks to who Ian is. So on instagram I posted a picture I had taken, and it was a tad well… sexy. Anyway, Ian messaged me and was like we are definitely doing this during our wedding portraits! And the reason this had such an impact on me I think is because Ian was so excited to marry Ashlyn. To take pictures with her. Even though pictures can sometimes be a chore after a long day of wedding preparations and waking up early. I get it. But I think it’s the fact that these two get so excited over things like this and just being together that has such an impact on those around them.
You can tell the way these two feel about each other by looking through these images. Ian’s tears when he saw Ashlyn walking down the aisle at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church nearly had all of us who witnessed it reaching for the kleenex as well.
After 5 years together already, this couple was ready to tie the knot, and Ian even went through all the classes to become a member of the Catholic Church so they could be married there.
I cannot wait to see all that you two accomplish together. I’ve so loved being a part of your journey over the last year and getting to know you both.
December 6th, 2018 at 6:41 pm
These photos are perfect. As Ashlyn’s grandma I have always been so proud of her accomplishments in her life. She has a strength and grace that will take her far in life. My love for her is larger than I could ever imagine and your photography has completely captured the essence of her. As for Ian, we all love him completely and from the beginning hoped for this day to come. Thank you for sharing this beautiful remembrance of the day.