Friday, November 23, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Maternity Photographer {Irvine Park : color}

Alright here's my last post of this awesome family's maternity/ family shoot, there were just so many good ones I couldn't help but share a bunch.

p.s. All these lovely images were the result of a mini session!

Maternity Photographer {Irvine Park : Black & White}

Some of my favorites in black and white. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

One More {Irvine Park Maternity Photographer}

I couldn't help myself. I Just had to share one more before I'm done editing all of them.
So far totally loving them in black and white.

Holiday Mini Session Specials

Now through the end of December I am offering the following mini session specials:

$35.00 - 30 minutes with the photographer at the location of your choice. You will receive a high resolution disc with 5-8 professionally edited images.

$45.00 - 45 minutes with the photographer at the location of your choice. You will receive a high resolution disc with 10-15 professionally edited images.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Irvine Park Sneak Peek {Maternity Photographer}

Sorting through the images from this Maternity photo shoot at Irvine Park was super hard. So many great images to choose from. So for the sneak peek I decided to share some of my favorites that are a little less traditional but I love them.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Have you met the photographer?

Hi I'm Ashley and I'm the photographer behind Elizabeth Ashley Photography.

5 fun facts about me
1. I've been doing this photography thing for going on 8 years
2. I'm the mother of a crazy, cute, cuddle bug, photo ham little girl she and the hubs are my whole world
3. I met my awesome hubby at the ripe old age of 13
4. I am a sucker for baked goods
5. I'm horrible with names but love love love meeting new people and making people feel special
and a bonus fact ... I can't wait to meet you!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fashion Island March of Dimes

A little while ago I was privileged enough to be a photographer for the Fashion Island March of Dimes. Shooting this event was probably one of the toughest gigs I've done because of it's size I believe there were 6,000+ walkers this year. It was also one of the most fun and rewarding events I have had the pleasure of shooting!

These are just a few of the 1,100 images I shot that day.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A shout out to Women/ Mommys/ Grandmas/ Etc.

I love to follow all sorts of blogs to help inspire me in all areas of my life and found the following story about motherhood on My Yellow Sandbox. Read it and let me know what you think! I have added my own thoughts at the bottom.
Invisible Mothers
It all began to make sense, the blank stares, the lack of response, the way one of the kids will walk into the room while I'm on the phone and ask to be taken to the store.Inside I'm thinking, 'Can't you see I'm on the phone?'Obviously not; no one can see if I'm on the phone, or cooking, or sweeping the floor, or even standing on my head in the corner, because no one can see me at all.I'm invisible - The invisible Mom.Some days I am only a pair of hands, nothing more."Can you fix this? Can you tie this? Can you open this?"Some days I'm not a pair of hands; I'm not even a human being. I'm a clock to ask, 'What time is it?'I'm a satellite guide to answer, 'What number is the Disney Channel?'I'm a car to order, 'Right around 5:30, please.'I was certain that these were the hands that once held books and the eyes that studied history and the mind that graduated summa cum laude - but now they had disappeared into the peanut butter, never to be seen again. She's going, she's going, she's gone!One night, a group of us were having dinner,celebrating the return of a friend from England. Janice had just gotten back from a fabulous trip, and she was going on and on about the hotel she stayed in. I was sitting there, looking around at the others all put together so well. It was hard not to compare and feel sorry for myself. I was feeling pretty pathetic, when Janice turned to me with a beautifully wrapped package, and said, 'I brought you this.' It was a book on the great cathedrals of Europe. I wasn't exactly sure why she'd given it to me until I read her inscription: 'To Charlotte, with admiration for the greatness of what you are building when no one sees.'In the days ahead I would read - no, devour - the book. And I would discover what would become for me, four life-changing truths, after which I could pattern my work: No one can say who built the great cathedrals - we have no record of their names. These builders gave their whole lives for a work they would never see finished. They made great sacrifices and expected no credit. The passion of their building was fueled by their faith that the eyes of God saw everything.A legendary story in the book told of a rich man who came to visit the cathedral while it was being built, and he saw a workman carving a tiny bird on the inside of a beam. He was puzzled and asked the man, 'Why are you spending so much time carving that bird into a beam that will be covered by the roof? No one will ever see it.'And the workman replied, 'Because God sees.'I closed the book, feeling the missing piece fall into place. It was almost as if I heard God whispering to me, 'I see you, Charlotte. I see the sacrifices you make every day, even when no one around you does. No act of kindness you've done, no sequin you've sewn on, no cupcake you've baked, is too small for me to notice and smile over. You are building a great cathedral, but you can't see right now what it will become.'At times, my invisibility feels like an affliction. But it is not a disease that is erasing my life. It is the cure for the disease of my own self-centeredness. It is the antidote to my strong, stubborn pride.I keep the right perspective when I see myself as a great builder. As one of the people who show up at a job that they will never see finished, to work on something that their name will never be on. The writer of the book went so far as to say that no cathedrals could ever be built in our lifetime because there are so few people willing to sacrifice to that degree.When I really think about it, I don't want my son to tell the friend he's bringing home from college for Thanksgiving, 'My Mom gets up at 4 in the morning and bakes homemade pies, and then she hand bastes a turkey for three hours and presses all the linens for the table.' That would mean I'd built a shrine or a monument to myself. I just want him to want to come home. And then, if there is anything more to say to his friend, to add, 'You're gonna love it there.'

As mothers, we are building great cathedrals. We cannot be seen if we're doing it right. And one day, it is very possible that the world will marvel, not only at what we have built, but at the beauty that has been added to the world by the sacrifices of invisible women.

Now let me just add my own thoughts that I love being a mother and a say at home mom at that. Having the little miss has been the greatest adventure and blessing in my life. That's not to say that there aren't days when it wouldn't be nice to have "normal" job, and there are days when I wish she napped just a littl bit longer so I can finish what I was working on. And yes sometimes it woul dbe nice to have my hubby home a little more (he works so gosh darn hard to provide for us). Sometimes it does feel like the many actsof motherhood get overlooked but I know it's not overlooked in the grandscheme of things or at least after reading this story I'm trying to remind myself of that fact. I am building a great catherdal with this little family of mine and when all is said and done I would not change this life of mine for anything!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Newport Beach Senior Portraits B&W : Newport Beach Photographer

This girl was seriously gorgeous and so fun to work with. It was so hard to choose which images to share in color and which to share in black and white because both sets are that amazing. These Newport Beach Senior portraits were so fun to edit. I'm so glad the sun decided to come out that day it was the perfect lighting for this gorgeous girl.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sneak Peek : Senior Portraits : Newport Beach Portrait Photographer

I had so much fun with this girl during her senior portrait photo session at the Newport Beach Pier this past Saturday. She seriously made my job so easy! Here is a sneak peek of the many amazing shots I took that day ... it was so hard to pick just 4 to share in a sneak peek.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Trabuco Canyon Family Photogrpaher : N Family

Love, love, loved this session this family is so awesome ... but I might be a little biased. Also, I was super excited to find this new secret location in Trabuco Canyon.