Watermelon Day- Rose Valley, Pennsylvania


Watermelon Day- Rose Valley, Pennsylvania


From the sweetest bride-
Even before we got engaged, we knew when we wanted to get married – Watermelon Day, which is an annual party that is hosted yearly on the day that Ted was adopted. As Ted’s mother was en route to adopt him, a truck filled with 30,000 watermelons took a hard right and spilled the watermelons all over I95 – the only way into the city in 1983. This created a closure, preventing Ted’s mom from the thing she wanted most – her little boy. Eventually, the family was able to bring Ted home, and when he arrived, his parents, neighbors and close friends celebrated by enjoying watermelons. The day is celebrated year after year and has turned in to a party with our closest friends. It’s our favorite day of the year and we wanted that same vibe for our wedding, so we decided to make it a Watermelon Day Wedding, except instead of playing wiffle ball, we got married at home plate. Instead of slices of watermelon, we had watermelon cocktails. We popped up a big, beautiful tent and danced into the next day. Our favorite part of the day, and it’s hard to pick just one, was at the end of the ceremony when we were surprised by the Phillie Phanatic! My sisters, my Matron of Honor and one of my bridesmaids, arranged having the big green guy attend as our wedding present. I’ll never live such an incredible day in my life.

Film : Portra800

Processing: Boutique Film Lab

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Check back to see this wedding which will be Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer soon!

Amy Elizabeth - That is the sweetest story from your bride! I have never heard of watermelon day- and that makes it incredibly sweet for the groom to be able to have such a great day remembered again. Beautiful light wedding photos in Rose Valley, PA. Thank you for sharing, Ashlee!

Sonia - What a beautiful way to celebrate the traditions of family on a wedding day. I love this story of a Watermelon Wedding Day. Gorgeous use of light and beautiful color processing!

Jillian Alexander - This is so adorable! What sweet memories!

Cathie berrey-green - What a beautiful and fun wedding. I love learning about the couple and what Watermelon Day is. Beautiful wedidng photography by Ashlee Mintz

Danyel Stapleton - I have never heard of Watermelon Day, but it sounds fantastic! I love all the watermelon details and the guest star Phillie Phanatic! I love seeing film photography being used at weddings.

Addie - This is such a gorgeous AND fun wedding! I love how instrumental watermelon was in their day, that’s so cute! It’s my favorite fruit lol.

Lori Foxworth - Oh my goodness! Watermelon Day sounds amazing! And what an incredibly sweet idea for a wedding. The photos are gorgeous, and all of her details were so lovely. Beautiful work and the Phillie Phanatic too? Lovelovelove!

Rodin Museum Engagement Session

Rodin Museum Engagement Session

The Rodin Museum is one of my favorite Philadelphia engagement locations! The Rodin Museum is an art museum located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that contains the largest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin’s works outside Paris. I was thrilled when Stephanie and Robert chose this as an engagement session location for there portraits. I cannot wait to pop a bottle of Chandon Champagne at there Philadelphia Ritz Carlton wedding this winter!

Film : Portra800

Processing: Boutique Film Lab

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Kelly - Wow this Rodin museum engagement session is beautiful. I love how classy this couple is and the variety of photographs you got

Adrienne - What a gorgeous engagement session at the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia! Love your work!

Leah - This is such a beautiful engagement session at The Rodin Museum, I love the different locations and outfits!

Parker - A picnic engagement session at the Rodin Museum? Are you serious?! How do you land these amazing, gorgeous engagement photo sessions!

Amy Elizabeth - This Rodin Museum Engagement looks straight out of a magazine! Love how you capture images- Ashlee Mintz!

Jen - What a stunning couple! You can just feel the love that exudes from these images! Philadelphia is so lucky to have you as an engagement photographer!

Elegant 4th of July Sheraton Society Hill Wedding

Nicki and John’s wedding had the prettiest red, white and blue details for a spectacular July 4th wedding!! This elegant Philadelphia wedding was amazing for celebrating, with friends and family! Nicki and John’s wedding day truly was one of the most special ways to spend the 4th of July weekend. It was stunning, memorable and so much fun. The sweetest of celebrations! I’m so honored we were able to be a part of it. Cheers to summer sips and sparklers!!

Ashlee Mintz Photography

Film Processing: Boutique Film Lab

Film: Portra800

Dress: Kleinfeld

Venue: Sheraton Society Hill

Videography: Bob Hogan Productions

Philadelphia portrait locations: Merchants Exchange Building/ National Bank

A special thank you to Ashley Gerrity & Jess Watson for second shooting/assisting!!

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!


Kelly Loeffler - I love 4th of July weddings. Those sparkler shots are so light and beautiful. Their shimmery details are beautiful. What a gorgeous wedding at Sheraton Society Hill

Nicole - What a fun 4th of July themed wedding in Philadelphia at the Sheraton! I loved that the couple played up the red, white, and blue colors. How sweet that they got to bring their dog to the wedding as well! Great job capturing the love on their special day.

Gianna - What lovely colors for a 4th of July wedding! I love the deep blue and gold theme, and his suit ties in perfectly. I especially love that fireworks cake. Wonderful wedding at the Society Hill Sheraton!

Annie - So so beautiful! You captured the details in the most stunning way!

Lori Foxworth - What an elegant 4th of July Philadelphia wedding! You really hit some classic spots! Love the red, white and blue details and your film wedding photography is always so lovely. Beautiful wedding photography as always!

Leah - Simply gorgeous imagery from this July 4th Philadelphia wedding! I love the blue and gold theme and that cake is so cool! I love the portraits at The Merchants Exhange/ National Bank, stunning!

Samantha - This 4th of july sheraton society hill wedding is so incredibly beautiful! I love teh details you captured!

Parker - Ashlee I feel like every comment I leave is just a repeat of what I always say, but honestly I am seriously just always in love with your film wedding photography. You always capture so much emotion and beauty, and this Sheraton Society Hill wedding is no exception. Gorgeous work, keep it up!

Jen - I just love weddings that are done on July 4th!! You truly are a blessing to Philadelphia as a wedding photographer-you truly have a gift! I love all of these images!!!

Vanessa - These are adorable! Absolutely stunning work!

Adrienne - This is such a lovely Philadephia wedding at the Sheraton! I love how you put the bridal party on the steps at Merchants Exchange in Old City!

Melanie - Beautiful Sheraton Society Hill Wedding in Philadelphia! I love your work and look forward to seeing it. Another beautifully captured wedding.

Amy Elizabeth - Clean, crisp and timeless wedding photography! I am loving this Philadelphia wedding- especially on Independence Day! Way to incorporate the Merchants Exchange for wedding portraits. Amazing work, Ashlee Mintz!

Sneak Peek of Longwood Garden’s new fountain garden

Sneak Peek of Longwood Garden’s new fountain garden

I am thrilled to share a sneak peek into my first engagement session since Longwood garden’s has debut there new fountain garden’s. Alexandra and Will chose Longwood Garden’s for there engagement session not only for there lush garden’s but there amazing fountain show. I cannot wait for Alexandra and Will’s Mexico destination wedding this year!


Move over, Bellagio!! Longwood garden’s fountain show takes the cake!

Venue: https://longwoodgardens.org

Film: Portra800

Processing: Boutique Film lab


Gianna - These look like they could be straight from a fashion magazine! What a stylish couple. You make me want to plan a visit to Longwood Garden.

Nicole - Ashlee! These are stunning. I’m obsessed with Longwood Garden’s new fountains. Great job 🙂

Lauren Priori - Love love the new fountain at Longwood Gardens! This engagement session is so sweet. And the champagne doesn’t hurt 🙂

Lauren Priori - Love love the new fountain at Longwood Gardens! This engagement session is so sweet. And the champagne doesn’t hurt 🙂 So fun.

Julia - Beautiful photos! 🙂 Those fountains are incredible! I haven’t been to Longwood yet, so I’ll definitely have to go check out those fountains whenever I get the chance!

Samantha Jay - This Longwood Garden’s engagement session perfectly captures the new areas at the gardens! This couple is stunning!

Kate - STUNNING!!! You did an amazing job of capturing a timeless, romantic couple. Love their style. So sophisticated 🙂

Lori Foxworth - Your Longwood Garden engagement shoots are always perfect, and this is one of my favorites! The new Longwood Garden fountain looks incredible! Your film work is stunning as always.

Melanie - Absolutely gorgeous engagement photos at Longwood Gardens! I love seeing the new fountain! Your photos are so colorful and fun. Beautiful location in the Philadelphia area for engagement photos.

Amy Elizabeth - You made Longwood Gardens look FLAWLESS! Always love the light and bright photography by Ashlee Mintz Photography. Beautiful wardrobe for an engagement session, too!

Kristen Jarrett - Ok I want to live where you do! Longwood Gardens is so pretty, I would want to shoot every engagement session there. Beautiful engagement photography!!

Parker - Shut up Ashlee. Your film wedding / engagement / lifestyle photography is always so on point, but the fountains at Longwood Gardens are seriously making me jealous! I need to get my butt up there to photograph there!

Adrienne - Very classy engagement session at Longwood Gardens. Their new fountains look amazing, I can’t wait to see them in person!

Greystone Hall Wedding – West Chester

Greystone Hall Wedding – West Chester

I knew when I first met Holly and Richie it was a perfect match, their inspiration for their romantic wedding was based off of the 2005 movie Pride and Prejudice. Not only did they want intimate film portraits but they were even willing to run for a few candid photographs. I love when my couples trust me fully with their fine art photographs. Greystone Hall is one of my favorite venues. From the incredible Pergola to the historic grounds, the possibilities are endless.


Getting ready: The Fairville Inn

Ceremony: St. Agnes, West Chester

Reception: Greystone Hall

Film: Portra800

Processing: The Boutique Film Lab

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!

Nicole - What a beautiful wedding shot by Ashlee Mintz at Greystone Hall in West Chester, PA! I love the running shots of the bridal party! So fun 🙂

Amy Elizabeth - Ashlee Mintz. You nailed it, again! This Greystone Hall wedding in West Chester is simply stunning. LOVE the running pictures and how the other posed wedding party pictures look perfectly placed! Gorgeous wedding PA photography, as usual.

Lori Foxworth - This wedding is everything I love about your wedding photography. It’s sophisticated, elegant and romantic. Your detail shots and portraits are lovely as always. Everyone one of your clients should include your film photography in their wedding photography package. It is truly special.

Sonia Freeman - Wow! Gorgeous wedding film photography at Geystone Hall in West Chester! Love the bright and airy feel to these wedding day portraits.

Leah - Ashlee Mintz Photography captured this Greystone Hall wedding perfectly. What a picturesque venue to have a wedding at! I LOVE how playful the bride is with her wedding dress and how nicely all the details came together. Another stunning capture of a West Chester, PA wedding