New Moms, A Personal Project – Lexington, KY Photographer

Being a mom is the most important thing you will ever be! After almost 4 months of being a mom, I am qualified to say this!

I’d like to take a moment to share a story with you.

My Mother passed away when I was 11 years old, my time with her was so short, and I never really got a chance to know her. As an adult, I realize that more and more every day and once Juliana came along, I think about my Mom every single day and wonder what my first year was like and how she handled all the changes that came along with motherhood. What really hits home though is that I don’t have a lot of photos with just the two of us. I was the third child and I am sure there wasn’t a lot of spare time for picture taking. Don’t get me wrong, I cherish all the photos of me when I was a small child, all the Easter & Christmas photos of my whole family, all the photos with my brother & sister, but I still look back and feel sad that I don’t have a few photos with just my mom.

As I stay home with our little girl, I want so badly to document the love I have for her. I am able to pick up the camera and snap some loving shots of her with her Daddy, but it’s harder to get that self time set and get back in front of the camera with baby in tow. Needless to say, most of what I get in those shots are a crying baby and a frazzled looking Mama. I would love to have some photos of the quiet moments we share, because I would love to have those photos of me and my Mom.

Over the next few months, I will be working on a personal project to promote a new type of session. I will be asking for volunteers to share your story with me and allow me to capture some of these precious moments. Whether it’s your first child or your tenth, every new born baby deserves to have photos with their mom.

I will be choosing 5 deserving mothers to work with. If you are interested in this please take a moment to comment on this blog post and let me know what you cherish the most about having a newborn baby and why you’re interested in this project. If you’re interested but would rather not share in a blog post, please email me at elizabeth@eaphotog.com , or if you’re reading this and you know a deserving mom who would be perfect for this, please pass this blog post along to her!

Submissions for the 5 free sessions will end on June 5, 2014 and I will make a decision by June 9, 2014. I would love to work with each and every one of you, but I am a new mom too and want to spend as much time with my sweet newborn as I can!

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Lauren + Andrew’s Ashley Inn Wedding – Bryantsville, KY

I love working with friends! And last October, I was given the chance to second shoot for one of my best friends! Samantha of Align Images has been my go to for second shooters in the past so it was really alot of fun to turn the tables and get to work for her! It’s taken me quite a while to get through these images because we welcomed sweet Baby Juliana to our family in December and she has been keeping us busy busy busy!

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Lauren & Andrew’s wedding was at The Ashley Inn, which is just downright gorgeous! They have everything a wedding photographer could want! Rolling hills, horses, gorgeous weeping willow trees, old barns, a beautiful pond and so so much more! I had so much fun at this wedding and was given the chance to cross a few things off my photography bucket list, like shoot sky lanterns!

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Michelle + Sean’s Destin Beach Wedding [Sneak Peek]

Michelle and Sean planned a beautiful beach wedding in Destin, FL and Danny and I are so lucky to have traveled down and shot their beautiful nuptials. Both Michelle and Sean are so full of life and the love they share is so special. Here are a few of my favorite images from their day!

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Michelle and Sean decided to incorporate their sons during the sand ceremony. Having seen a few sand ceremonies, this was by far my favorite one! It showcases their lives and how vibrant their love is! Just look at how beautiful it ended up! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

They brought along a newspaper from their hometown so they could get a shot of everyone who came down for the wedding together and submit it to the paper! I thought this was a special touch as well!
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And this… well this is the house where they held their reception. It was gorgeous, and here you can see Sean & Michelle on the fourth floor balcony!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe were really lucky to have met up with Michelle before the wedding to get some bridal shots, and I will have some of those up on the blog a little later in the week (so keep an eye out!)! She was such a beautiful bride and I know her and Sean are going to spend many happy years together!

 

The Client’s Guide: Wedding Albums from Elizabeth Ashley Photography

It’s always a tricky thing to figure out exactly what you want to do with all those wedding photos you get! Most couples are opting to have all their photos come in digital format these days so they can share them easily, but where does that leave you when it comes time to display the images in your home? This is where the wedding album comes into play!

After years of dreaming of having a sample album to show off to our clients, I finally have one!

The album you see below is the 10×10 Premium Leather Album in White with a Crystal Finish Front. The Crystal Finish Front doesn’t come standard on all our Premium Leather Album’s but it’s a gorgeous addition to add!

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Here you can see the detail of the Italian Leather. For this album I chose the white to bring out the detail in the image featured on the front, but these albums also come in Black, Brown & Red Leather!
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As with an great wedding album, you really want pages that are going to display your images. Here is where the Lay Flat Pages come in handy! The biding makes it possible for these pages to not bow or curl. You’ll see more images of the extra thick (extra sturdy) pages below! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here you can see the “seamless” bind. Although, in the second photo you will see a “seam” where the page bends, there is no “gutter” or “gap” between the pages, which allows you to chose a full spread image! Below you can see the difference between a layout with lots of images and a layout that stretches across the spread or both pages. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here is that gorgeous Crystal Finish, it’s slightly beveled on the edges so it’s not sharp should you bump into the side of it, and it’s slightly raised off the album. This Crystal Finish is scratch resistant, which is awesome for couples who’d like to leave their album out to showcase, and ensures a long lasting heirloom for your new family! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn both the photos above and below, you can see those extra thick pages!

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If you have more questions about the Premium Leather Album (or any album for that fact!) please contact me and let’s discuss your options!

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