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2009 | Seasons of Love

Wow. Wow. Wow. So today is the last day of 2009. Where did the time go? I can tell you that last year at this time I just bought my first DSLR with the hopes of turning my creativity into a business, I turned 23, and I was 6 months away from getting married. Now I am here. A year later. Writing this blog post. With a wedding ring on my finger. With better camera gear in my bag, and much more photography know-how in my head. With 8 weddings under my belt (not to mention all the engagement, trash-the-dress, family and boudoir sessions I have shot over the year). With a feeling that I may actually be able to one day– hopefully very soon– make a full-time living off a business that allows me to be creative. Crazy!

I feel so blessed to have met so many incredible couples in 2009. Every single one of you means the world to me. You have each brought me one step closer to my dream. No, actually, you’ve made my dream a reality. Because of each one of you I have grown so much. Because of you I realized that joy, love and kindness still exist in the world. That miracles do happen. That fate exists. That the right people really do find each other and make relationships work. It has been a really life affirming experience working with all of you! I can’t believe how lucky I am to have found a job that not only allows me to be my own boss, to be creative, but also reaffirms my faith in humanity, love and the world.

So in celebration of all the love 2009 has brought me, I have created a slideshow of some of my very favorite images from all the weddings I shot this year. I’d love if you’d watch it below! This journey really has been amazing, and I think the slideshow perfectly sums up my work from this year!

To all my 2009 brides & grooms – thank you again for everything! Please keep in touch! You are all now so much more than clients to me, you are friends!

To all my 2010 brides & grooms – this is YOUR year! Hooray!!! There is nothing more exciting than going into the new year knowing that you will soon be married! Enjoy every last second of your wedding planning! And please remember I am always here to help you with timelines, vendor referrals, inspiration or just to chat! Your wedding will be amazing and I am so excited for it!!!!

To all my readers, fans, followers, and friends – thank you for your continued support! I appreciate each one of you and can’t wait to be even closer in the new year! If for some reason we haven’t actually connected yet please leave me a comment, shoot over an email, or find me onΒ  twitter or facebook! I love meeting new people, especially blog readers! Hehehe!

Lastly, I know the blog has been slow lately…Blame the holidays! But really, I do have a few family sessions and a wedding, as well as a few special announcements and new features, to blog soon so please keep checking in! I will be getting back into routine blogging next week!! πŸ™‚

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  • Thomas Frank - Beautiful images Ashleigh, looks like you had a great year! Look forward to what you have in store for 2010.

  • Jessica - GORGEOUS! You sure had an amazing year! Love all the pictures in the slideshow! πŸ™‚

  • s h e r r y - HAPPY NEW YEAR! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see what 2010 holds for you!

  • Sean - What a wonderful year you’ve had, Ashley! Especially in your photography – how did you get to where you are so quickly?! My goodness!

    PS – Found you on Twitter!

  • jenn king - AMAZING ashleigh!!!

  • Virginia Vo - You had an awesome year and sure looks like its only going to get better! πŸ™‚

  • Serena - Looks like you had an awesome year! Can’t wait to see what will follow in 2010!

  • erika - Very Nice Ashliegh!! I look forward to seeing more from you and am happy you caputred so many great moments for us!!

  • cindee bae - happy new year Ashleigh!! I’m happy to hear that you had a very successful 1st year in biz! I’m try to slowly get started this year and hope to be able to write a post like this at the end of 2010!! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you~

  • Mandy Jill - You WILL be able to make a full time living with photography – you are so incredibly talented!! Wow!! So glad I found your blog through Sean Norman’s site. I WILL be back πŸ™‚

  • Tonya Peterson - They look great! I hope 2010 is an awesome year for you!!!

  • Megan Garrison - It is amazing what a year can bring! I started my business in February and it has grown so much! Looking forward to seeing what you do in 2010!

  • ashleightaylorphotography - thanks everyone for all the great comments!!!! πŸ™‚ you all made my day!!!

  • Michelle Kane - Congrats on such a successful year for you. Here’s to bigger and brighter in 2010!

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