Click and Chat

I have been wanting to take a Click and Chat with Julie Paisley for a while now. One of my goals for 2015 is to connect with other photographers and creative artists. I want to be the very best photographer I can be and create image my clients will love. This is one reason it’s so important to me to try to attend a (workshop/group) of one of the best wedding photographers at least once per year. A week ago, I was lucky enough to attend Julie Paisley’s Click and Chat.

When you meet, talk and listen to Julie Paisley, you grasp that her being infuses everything she does. She pours herself and her heart into her photographs; her clients, and everything. After leaving this click and chat I was not only inspired but truly felt I made a new friend. Julie was an open book walking us through how she shoots and why ; how she communicates with clients ; how she maintains her creativeness; how she is mindful of not burning out (#1 importance) – post processing and anything else we asked about. No topic was off limits. It was really refreshing to meet such a well known and amazing photographer that truly cared about helping each of us succeed. Julie is full of love, humour and humility. I am thrilled with my investment and I would do it all over again in a heart beat. I really hope I get the chance too. This Click and Chat was everything and MORE!!!

Camera: Mamiya 645

Processing: theFINDlab

Film: Kodak Porta 400

Dress: BHLDN

Flowers:Primrose and company

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Thank you to Sarah Hood and her soon to be husband Justin for modeling!!

 

 

Cinderella Inspiration

I can sum up this beautiful styled Cinderella inspiration in one word- fairytale. Our inspiration for the shoot was everything glamour, princess and bling!! There were so many fun parts to this shoot including a little chocolate cake mouse, little vintage carriage and all the beautiful hues of blue throughout the shoot we knew this would be the perfect inspiration for brides wanting to include a princess theme into there bridal sessions. The collaboration of artists working on this shoot were perfect in creating a magical scene. It even started snowing during the session. The venue is very castle like and perfect for a princess reception. I hope you enjoy this modern day Cinderella bridal shoot.

 

Location : The Merion Tribute House

Makeup Artist : Makeup by katie marie

Florist: Michael Anthony Florist

Bakery : Mezzo E Mezzo

Tulle skirt : American Blossoms

Sweater : Lauren Conrad Kohl’s collection

Model : Briana Haley

Check back April 3rd to see this bridal inspired Cinderella inspiration featured on Fab You Bliss

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Feel free to ask away if you would like to know more about bridal sessions with Ashlee Mintz Photography

Philadelphia Flower Show

I was so excited when Fresh Designs Florist and Bottle Pop Party  wanted to team up for The Philadelphia Flower Show’s wedding wednesday hosted by Philadelphia Wedding Magazine!! The flower show was filled with so many creative and talented individuals it was a wedding photographers dream. We started by creating a glam tablescape at Mrs. Tootsies restaurant on South Street, Philadelphia. You’ve probably seen this on my social media pages. Sue of  Fresh Designs Florist and Shannon of Bottle Pop Party created the ultimate bling look with everything white. This old hollywood look is perfect for a princess bride. But our next stop was the Philadelphia Flower Show where Sue and Shannon created a fabulous booth for brides to be with so many gorgeous flowers!! Shannon also styled The Master’s Bakers booth which was filled with delicious treats!! There were countless hours put into to creating a booth to give brides to be inspiration for there weddings. It was great meeting and hearing many brides wedding visions for next year! 2015-03-05_0005 2015-03-05_0008 2015-03-05_0016 2015-03-05_0013 2015-03-05_0007 2015-03-05_0010 2015-03-05_0009 2015-03-05_0011 2015-03-05_0012 2015-03-05_0022 2015-03-05_0028 2015-03-05_0032 2015-03-05_0031 2015-03-05_0018 2015-03-05_0019 2015-03-05_0004

Are you engaged and looking for a photographer for your wedding?  I’d love to chat about if we might be a good match!  Send me a message and we’ll get in touch!

 

 

Garden Wedding

The smell of lush garden roses and peonies is what brings me back to this gorgeous garden wedding. Kirstin and Mark’s outdoor summer wedding not only had the perfect weather but was a true testimony to there love for each other. Kirstin and Mark had been dating long distance for four years and were so excited to start there new journey in life together.

Words from the gorgeous bride- The whole day was incredible but my favorite part was finally marrying Mark and sharing our vows, which we co-wrote, in the most beautiful setting- reminded me of the Secret Garden.   We had been dating for 4 years, all long-distance, and were even further apart during several deployments.  I know I could not wait to live together and end the distance.  As we drove up the long driveway of the Old Mill, we knew it was the right venue.  It has a fairytale feel; the building itself is covered in ivy and the property is full of trees, bamboo, open fields and a small creek.  The reception area is beautiful, very natural with stone walls and tall wooden beams along the ceiling.

It’s difficult to choose just one favorite detail from the day, but I loved the stone patio filled with twinkling lights.  It was a great space to get some fresh air and cool off from all the dancing, as well as take some great group shots!  And the décor, gorgeous flowers and moss everywhere, really gave the reception a forest feel. Mark and I love the outdoors and being surrounded by nature.  We both knew we wanted to be married outdoors, even if it came with extra anxiety over the weather!  We were prepared to get married outside in the rain; luckily it didn’t come to that.   The whole setting was magnificent, from the gorgeous flowers and willow arch to the birds chirping in the background!  I am so happy we took a risk and went with an outdoor wedding.  The chandelier was inspired by a picture I saw in a magazine of a chandelier hanging in the forest.   It was gorgeous and I fell in love with the idea – adds a bit of glamour to a natural environment.

 

This wedding is also going to be featured on Fab You Bliss!! Stop back March 4th to see the full feature on this lovely blog!

 

Venue- Old Mill

Florist-Fresh Designs Florist

Cake-Masters Baker

Hair/Makeup-VC Salon

Band-Love Jones Band

Dress-Mori Lee

Ceremony Strings-String Variations

Invitations-Paper Tree Studio

 

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                              Are you engaged and looking for a photographer for your wedding?  I’d love to chat about if we might be a good match!  Send me a message and we’ll get in touch!

Golden Goddess Bridal Shoot

I have been wanting to blog this Golden Goddess Bridal shoot for, forever now. This bridal session was also an amazing collaboration of many designers and artists.

This Gatsby styled bridal shoot was inspired by a dress that my bride Carrie Anne found on her road trip in New Orleans. Carrie Anne’s bridal dress is elegant, classic and reminded us of the 1920’s.  Her dress was purchased at Violets Boutique in NOLA by dress designer Sue Wong. The bouquet for the shoot is dripping with crystals and is a great keepsake that you can treasure for years. The bouquets can be purchased on Etsy from BridalBouquetsbyKy and is made from sparkling mirrored beads, premium hand tied satin ribbon handle. Carrie Anne wore two different head pieces for two very different but glamorous looks. The first piece was a bridal Great Gatsby inspired embroidered tulle cap  ( this is a great alternative to having a veil). This tulle cap was created by Tatiana Ashakova owner of Etsy shop beretkah. The next headband was created by BlueSkyHorizons  and is a  hand-made headband with rhinestones.  This headband is create for switching it up during the reception and is more of a flapper style. We had a homemade apple caramel cake for the shoot and the sweetest cake topper created by Kris Shoemaker owner of shop JolieEnRoseVintage on Etsy. Each piece from Jolie En Rose Vintage Paper Confection is individually hand cut and hand embellished with German glass glitter, vintage millinery details and silky ribbons. This sweet delicate cake topper is a great alternative from a traditional cake topper adding some flare and sparkle. This look could not of been completed with out our fabulous stylist both makeup artist  Katie Huyette Majcher who is owner of makeupbykatiemarie and hair by Kimberly Senick. Kimberly created the perfect soft romantic curls for a sweet up-do that matched perfect with Carrie Anne’s burgundy lip ( found at MAC Cosmetics makeup ).  It was amazing to share a vision with so many creative minds. Even the bride to be is an amazing photographer from Carrie Anne Kelly  who collaborated to make this shoot perfect. I cannot wait for Carrie Anne and Nick’s wedding this year!!

 

Dress- Violets Boutique in NOLA

Dress Designer-Sue Wong

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Tulle cap-beretkah

Headband with rhinestones-BlueSkyHorizons

Cake topper-JolieEnRoseVintage

Makeup artist-Katie Huyette Majcher makeupbykatiemarie

Hair stylist-Kimberly Senick

 

This gorgeous session was also featured on : Heyweddinglady

 

 

 

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