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The Long Awaited Wedding of Ammon & Bunnary // June 1st 2012

Ammon and Bunnary have been awaiting this day for a long time. She in Cambodia and he here working with knives while on pins and needles for her. She’s here now and they are in love and the world is right for them, and really, for all of us because love does that doesn’t it? It makes us right. Ammon is my long time friend and though it’s been a while since I’ve seen him, I was happy for a reunion with him in a suit alongside his lovely bride.

Ammon and Bunnary were married and sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in the morning and then they were joined by their family and guests for a laid-back Hawaiian style celebration at Ammon’s family home. As you will see below the celebration was beautiful. Ammon’s mother and sister Kalani thought of every detail. The weather was perfect, the light was plentiful and the details were all attended to. Butterflies, bunting, flowers, fire and green.

Congratulations to my old friend Ammon and my new friend Bunnary.

Leah Wright - You are a well oiled machine. You’re making the rest of us look bad. Get some rest.

Angie - Stalking your photos ONCE AGAIN.

I love the details in this wedding. Obsessed.

Valdelino - Danielle Veasey – HOW BEAUTIFUL the pictures are abraodle & you guys look soooooo in love!!! Y’all look meant to be!!! To my beautiful cousin Jen- u look more & more like your mom & you are beaming w/ such a glow!!! I pray your union is BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE!!! God bless you both! Bryson- Welcome to the family!!! Smooches & much LOVE!! Danielle Houston, Tx

Spring 2012 Children’s Portraits // Siblings

It is difficult to represent all the awesomeness that goes on in the studio during the Children’s Portraits without over-blogging. Here is a small collection of some sibling love. Wouldn’t you love some of these photographs of your children? Like and subscribe to my Facebook page HERE to keep in touch for future bookings of Children’s Portrait Sessions.

Laura Bytheway - These are my favorite! You’ve simultaneously captured both individuality and sibling interaction unique to each family. Amazing.

Parkash - – What a beautiful girl and such exntiicg things in her future. How wonderful it will be to have this important time in her life preserved in such a lovely way!

Winter to Spring- On Children

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

From Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

 

Laura John - BEAUTIFUL! Reminds me of another generation of “Ashley and Johnny!!”

Shawna - These photos are so beautiful. We were at the American Museum of Modern History today and these are portraits that should be in the “human” section in like 100 years from now after Singularity happens so cyborgs can look back and see what love looked like.

Erin - These are beautiful, as always, Ash. I especially love the one of Dotter in the blinds and the last one of Sonshine.

jessica kettle - words + images- so perfect ashley! love everything about this post. love you. xo