Bethney was one of my very first brides. My first year of business I only shot 4-5 weddings, so when my second year started I was still new to shooting events. The two of us went to middle and high school together and had been friends for a long time. So when she got engaged to Kenny she asked me about shooting her wedding! Now, 8 years later, I love that I have continued to capture her family, and with two adorable girls!

Bethney asked about doing a film session this time, the first time for us to do that! I am still new to film (not even a year in shooting with my Contax) but I have loved every session I’ve done with it. This one is no exception. Film can be a little tricky with kids, it’s a slower process and kids move fast! But their girls were perfect and did awesome. And, we were blessed with beautiful light! With so much rain and cloudy days lately, it was such a relief to have beautiful weather.

I hope you enjoy this sweet family!

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Yes, plural! I was feeling generous this morning and decided to let rafflecopter select two winners for me! Congratulations to Natalie R. and Cindy R.! I cannot wait to work with both of you, we are going to have so much fun together!Screen Shot 2015-11-12 at 10.33.45 AM

Thank you so much to everyone who entered, I wish I could give a session to each and every one of you! All of your sweet words have made this big milestone even sweeter. As always, I greatly appreciate all of your support and encouragement! I’ll be back with another giveaway for year 11!

xoxo,

Ashley

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Yesterday’s wedding at the brand new Luxmore Grand Estate was just perfect!! Nicki and Ronnie are such a sweet couple, and so incredibly in love with each other. It’s so wonderful to see a couple who is so excited to share every moment together, but also a couple who values marriage and have deep respect for each other. Congratulations again to this darling pair!

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10 Years ago today I shot my very first wedding. TEN YEARS AGO. I still can’t believe it, that 10 years has flown by, and since then I’ve photographed 250. And I’ve still only attended 2 as a guest! My first wedding was for a coworker from an ice-cream and coffee shop we worked at, I was in my first semester of photography school and she asked if I’d photograph her wedding. I hadn’t been to a wedding since I was a flower girl, and had no idea what to expect. I showed up, shot an insane amount of photos (or what I thought was insane, I take more now!), stayed for 10 hours, and when I got home the pad on my index finger was literally numb from shooting all day. I was exhausted, sweaty, mentally drained and wanted nothing more than a foot rub. But I had loved every minute of it. I never looked back from that point on and decided to pursue weddings as a career. And here I am, 10 years, 250 weddings, 600+ portrait sessions, 7 hard drives, 4 computers, 4 cameras, dozens of lenses, 2 cars and a million batteries and memory cards later, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. My job has been one of the most intense things I have ever done, but it has also been one of the most rewarding. I get to capture the beginning of a love story between two people, and then see their families grow and capture that. There have been days where the exhaustion overtook the joy, but whenever I thought about switching careers, I knew in my heart that this is what was meant for me.

So to celebrate my 10 year anniversary I am giving away a FILM session for a couple in love. You can be engaged, married for 2 weeks or 10 years, any form of love is welcome. I want to capture your love story on film. Film session will be for 1 hour and 5 rolls of film. Click on the Rafflecopter link, and then follow the instructions to enter. All sessions must occur before May 31, 2016. I cannot wait to photograph my winner, the contest will close on November 12th and the winner will be announced Friday, November 13th.

Thank you all so much for your love, support and friendship over the years, I would not be where I am today without each and every one of you.

xoxo, Ashley

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  • Ashley Weltzien - Well Ashley, We haven’t worked together yet, but this might just be the most perfect opportunity. Speaking over the phone and email has just been wonderful!

  • Sarah Baldwin - You are amazing and I absolutely love following your work!

  • Jessica Wicker - Happy anniversary! It’s been 4 years since we’ve seen you… I think it’s time for another session :)

  • Ginger - Would love to do a couples session in our new house!!

  • Louise Bergin - Just got married, would be such a wonderful experience to do as a newlywed couple! Your work is amazing

  • Maren Locke - Congrats on 10 years! You are awesome. Now that our wedding is over and you captured some AMAZING moments…I would love to do an artsy film “after session” of me in my dress somewhere different like the beach or an old building that might photograph well. Or some other unexpected place that would make for unique and non-traditional bridal portraits.

  • Carla Pepperman - I would love a session of Gary and me! Congratulations on 10 years!

  • Bre - Swooning over your website! Would love a session with my honey!

  • Bonnie Roof - Hi Ashley,
    I’d love to win a family shoot with my granddaughter. She is back in town. Best wishes on 10 years.
    ^5

  • Dana Krauser - Congrats Ashley! You are the best! I would love to do a film session with you.

  • Natalie - I am about to be engaged and would LOVE an engagement session with my beau Michael Harrison! We are local Orlando peeps :)

  • Kelly Arroyo - I would love a couples photo session with my favorite photographer. I’ve been following your work for the past 10 years. Congratulations on all your success!!

  • Kelly Arroyo - I would love a couples session with the one and only Ashley McCormick! I’ve been following your work for the past 10 years! Congratulations on all your success.

  • Chloe Fults - I would like a couples session with my husband! We love the photos you took at our wedding a little over three years ago and would enjoy having some more from you! :)

  • Kate Powell - CONGRATS! Wow – 10 years! So happy for you! I’m blown away by all you’ve done in the past year… It’s so exciting and refreshing to see you shooting film – makes my heart so happy! I think we both know what kind of session I would choose with this sweet little boy napping nearby :)

  • Paige Nethers - Ashley is the first photographer I recommend to all my brides!! She is so incredibly talented and such a sweet friend to her brides on their big day. Happy tenth anniversary! You are blessing many families with photos to last them a lifetime.

  • Sarra - I would LOVE to win a engagement session for me and my fiancé! Something outdoorsy but romantic would be awesome!

  • Lindsey Gillen - Where do I start? Even since you spoke to my class at Daytona State and I saw your breathtaking images I knew what kind of wedding photographer I wanted to be. Your images truly capture the personality of the people in them. As you inspired me to be the best I could you also allowed me to come along with you and learn. I think what I’m trying to get at is your truly a blessing and I would be oh so happy finally have my own session with you! My other half and I have been dating for almost 4 years high school sweethearts and just recently moving to Georgia for his firefighter career I would love to be able to have a couples session with you to have some images in our new place or maybe even an egagment session ;) lol

  • Karen Wade - Conrats on your anniversary! Your work becomes more beautiful every year!

  • Eden Gelles - I am always inspired by your work and would love to finally be able to have our portraits taken by you. (Engagement or just a regular session.) It never ceases to amaze me all the beautiful work you put into the world and how many people you have made happy. Congrats girl. You deserve all the praise for your achievements.

  • Amanda - So excited forgot!
    Would love for you to be able to take some pictures of my baby boy!

  • Stephanie Combs - I would love a session with my hubby of 2 years!! We don’t have a lot of professional photos besides our wedding. Love your work and would love to win!!

  • Stacey cain - 10 years ago I married my best friend… It’s been a wild ride and we are so beyond blessed that you shot our wedding! It was a very exhausting insane day. You’ll always be apart of our story! ❤️

  • Stephanie - It’s always the same for me — we’d love to love on our kitty cats for a shoot :) However, we’re back in DC for good this time, so we’d also love to document love for this place too!

  • Amalie Orrange - Happy ten years lady!! I would love a session of jeff and I of course :)

  • Kara Chalenburg - I can’t believe it’s been 10 years! We will always cherish our engagement and wedding moments you captured! You are so talented. Thank you for sharing your talents and capturing moments that mean so much.

  • Kelsey Bennett - Congratulations! Your time, effort, and love shows in your work.

  • Mel Peters - Congratulaitons! Love your work and especially this venture into film – it’s been a beautiful story to watch unfold! <3

  • Sarah Bay - Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 10 years! Congrats! It’d be awesome to have a new session of Cody and me – 3 years married and counting now.

  • Cindy Rojas - Congratulations on 10 years! Love you’re work and would love to have an engagement session for me and my lovely fiancé. Can’t wait to see if the odds are in my favor :)

  • Jourdan Cooney - Congratulations Ashley! So exciting! I’d love to win the “love” session either for my boyfriend and me or to give as a gift!

  • Shannon Nussbaum - Congrats ans so exciting Ashley! Would love to win because we never did our engagement or an anniversary session!!!!

  • Ashley Glewen - I would “love” a session to capture our one year anniversary and pictures of my hubby in his navy uniform. Congrats on 10 years!

  • Kristen Bachman - Congrats! I’m not sure which ‘love’ session we’d do….there’s so much love!

  • Aislinn Bailey - Happy 10 years of shooting!!

    I would want a romantic session of myself and the love of my life, William. We’ve been dating 3 1/2 years and he is what makes me world feel solid and complete. We’ve never done a film session before so that would be amazing.

  • Amanda Geltz - Happy 10 years!! So excited for you and your business! You are such an amazing photographer :)

SO. IN. LOVE. with these two. My bestie and her husband wanted to do a film session for their 2nd anniversary and we couldn’t have had a more gorgeous day. Plus, just look at how in love these two are.

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  • Andrea wilburn - I love how intimate and beautiful you made such a simple pose!

What a darling couple these two were! I just could not get over Jessica’s gorgeous engagement ring. If you should know anything about me it’s that I have a soft spot for antique rings. I had a blast with these two, besides being beautiful they rocked their reception late into the night. Congratulations again you two!!

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3,000 LIKES! Wow. Thank you all so much for your incredible support and love over the years! I’m hitting my 10 year shooting anniversary here in another week and I couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate that. This is a grid of a photo from every single session I’ve done this year! I love each an every one of my clients so much, I wouldn’t be here without them. Thank you all so much for your support! xoxoxo

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Everything about Maren & Alex’s wedding at the gorgeous Golden Ocala was an absolute dream. The weather was perfect, Maren was incredibly gorgeous, and Alex couldn’t take is eyes off her all day. I am so honored that I got to be a part of such a special day in their lives.

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