Ash turned 30
Today my friend Ashley posted some pictures she took of me the other day to mark my 31st birthday. I thought it would only be appropriate for me to send her a love letter back by posting some images I took at her 30th birthday party in April. Ashley has a gift for creating beautiful experiences for people. She blessed us all that night as she celebrated the culmination of 30 years of life.
This first photo is important. I knew it was important as I shot it. Ashley’s 29th year was deeply painful with the loss of her father. As I watched Ashley and her husband Jeremy dance that night, I could tell that she was crying, and I knew that in this moment, the whole year just sort of landed on her. I think she took it all in, said goodbye, and looked forward.
My friends Eric and Laura had *just* gotten home from their honeymoon