I will remain focused on my goals. Even if I have a moment of difficulty. I will not give up. I know success comes with consistency. I know that I will make it. No problems or challenge will stop me. Everything I deserve is coming my way. I want YOU to now repeat this out load with me! We are TOGETHER. 🙏🏻 Ps: A HUGE & EXCITING New Announcement coming very soooooon.... #ArizonaWeddingPhotographer #FriendAndMentor #fineartbride #fineartido #fineartweddingphotographer #fineartcuration #fineartcurator #huffpostido #bridetrends #bridetobride
I stepped outside tonight and took a deep long breath. Then I started to cry because no only am I doing something completely new in my business, I’m doing it for you! - So with the best news ever, we are almost sold out of my first ever workshop! Never did I ever imagine I’d be confident enough to actually do it. But I have been so blessed with so many cheerleaders in my corner that I know In my full little heart that I’m doing something that MATTERS! I have so much knowledge to GIVE & I’m so anxious to just hug every single attendee! - Each single person that has signed up has been or is in my shoes and THIS is what makes this workshop so personal! We are TOGETHER in this connection and I’m so proud of myself for working day and night on this to GIVE back! You believe in ME and I believe in YOU! - And omg you guys the shoots we have planned will be that of....✨dreams! ✨ #AshleyRaeMentorships #AshleyRaeWorkshops #Fearless #CommunityOverCompetition #Goals #ArizonaWeddingPhotographer #FriendAndMentor #fineartbride #fineartido #fineartweddingphotographer #fineartcuration #fineartcurator #huffpostido #bridetrends #bridetobride
It’ was such a gloomy and rainy day here in Arizona! Days like today are made for lots of hot coffee & deadlines being met! 🌧 @noblepresets #noblepresets Fine print: With me, I’m all warm and fuzzy with beautiful lit imagery, but I WILL give you the classic black and white! Nothing jerks at my heart more than to FEEL an image!
Hybrid Workshop Day 2 will be taking place in the Sonoran Desert! 🌵 The styling for this will be out of a desert dream! Link in bio for workshop details! 3 Seats left! #Arizona
Share your best advice in 4 words or less! Mine: Always Be Authentically You ✨ #Authentic #BeYou #Film #Fuji400h #Photovision #fineartcuration
May the Rays of the morning sun light be the fire in you to achieve big things! ✨ PHOTOVISON ##fuji400h Ps: 3 Seats Remaining for my Hybrid Workshop February 27 & 28! We have the most gorgeous shoots planned! Registration open for attending Day 1 or Day 2 OR Both Days! We are locking it down at 10 attendees. We want to create an intimate learning experience with the best Wedding Industry Speakers. Link in bio! . . . . .#arizona #fineart #fineartwedding #fineartcuration #contax645 #destinationweddingphotographer #filmphotography #weddinginspiration #arizonaweddings #arizonaweddingphotographer #fineartwedding #fineartinspiration #destinationwedding #arizona #marthaweddings #ashleyraementorships
Some gorgeous scans hit my inbox tonight! @mad_griggs I’m utterly speechless for details! @photovisionprints #Fuji400h #Film #filmisnotdead #fineartphotography @pronovias
PREMIERING TONIGHT ON THE BACHELOR @bachelorabc is this Alaska sweetheart searching for love 🌹 Elyse is a rare gem, beautiful inside + out. It was an honor to photograph with her as our muse, & we will be cheering for her to find love tonight on ABC! #thebachelor Can’t wait to tune in! @azpartyof2 @ashleyraephotography @lovestoryfilms @thewildfloweraz @carolhannahbridal @kensingtonmakeup @bethsbeautybaraz @maeflour.cakes #thebachelor #abc #findinglove #redrose #theBachelorpremier #ArizonaWeddingPhotographer #Love #destinationweddingphotographer #californiaweddingphotographer #BachelorNation
Yesterday’s wedding was so magical! Tuscan vibes right here in Arizona! I loved all the simplistic beauty, tranquility, and timeless European details! Congrats you two!!! @aleah.seemann @lovestoryfilms @thewildfloweraz @mua_nat . . . . .#arizona #fineart #fineartwedding #fineartcuration #contax645 #destinationweddingphotographer #filmphotography #weddinginspiration #arizonaweddings #arizonaweddingphotographer #fineartwedding #fineartinspiration #destinationwedding #arizona #marthaweddings
My workshop registration is LIVE! And to celebrate the new year and new business goals for us all, I am giving away a seat to the workshop on February 27 and 28th!!!!!! SAY WHAT!?!?! - This has been a year in the making and I’m so ready to give back! - 1. Tag Your Business & Why You Would Like to Attend - 2. Follow @ashleyraephotography & @rachaelellenevents - 3. Tag 3 Friends To Share The News. - 4. BONUS Entry Sharing my workshop via Story & Feed for Double Entries! - Winner Announced January 8th!!!! #HybridWorkshop #2019photographyworkshop #filmworkshop #FineArtCuration #PhotographyWorkshop #FlourishInYourBusiness #ArizonaWorkshop
Looking back on 2018 was so life changing. I’m sad to see it go, but looking forward to 2019 and all the amazing things I have planned. Happy New Year my sweet friends! Cheers to another fantastic year! ✨ #HappyNewYear #hello2019
Today I’m catching up on editing more weddings from this fall and prepping for an incredible wedding tomorrow at the Arizona Biltmore! What a way to end 2018!!!! Doing exactly what I love! •••••••••••••The Wedding Day Workshop @theweddingdayworkshop Dear Lovers @dearloversphoto Whiskers & Willow @whiskersandwillow Dress// @thedresstheory Makeup// @beautybystaceymua Floras// @chloeandmint Model// @rachelowensphoto Veil// @theveiledbeauty Styling & Florals: Chloe & Mint @chloeandmint Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Stacey @beautybystaceymua Video: Je Taime Media @je_taimemedia Models: Rachel and Nick @dearrachelowens Dress Boutique: The Dress Theory @thedresstheory @thedresstheorysandiego Dress Designer: Costarellos @christoscostarellos Veil: The Veiled Beauty @theveiledbeauty Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes @bellabelleshoes Suit: Friar Tux / Stitch and Tie @friartux @stitchandtie Groom’s Shoes: Nisolo @nisoloshoes Stationary / Calligraphy: Plume Calligraphy @plumecalligraphy Linens: La Tavola @latavolalinen Tabletop: Premiere Party Rents @premiere_rents Jewelry: Kasia Jewelry @kasiajewelry Ring Box: The Mrs Box @the_mrs_box Styling Boards: One Stone West @onestonewest Venue: FD Photo Studio @fdphotostudio #arizona #fineart #fineartwedding #fineartcuration #contax645 #destinationweddingphotographer #filmphotography #weddinginspiration #arizonaweddings #arizonaweddingphotographer #fineartwedding #fineartinspiration #destinationwedding #arizona
Delivered this magical fairytale wedding over the Christmas holiday and I’m still swooning!!! Congrats Kristen and Ben! #strytheknot @lovestoryfilms @kimhorn_az @whitehousedesignstudio @chevyhumphrey @kristenbrown1 @schaffersbridalaz
I hope everyone had a magical Christmas! Today feels like my first day of a new career! lol. Even though I’ve been a wedding photographer for years, it feels so new and fresh today!!! I’m beyond overwhelmed by the love & support! Business goals set, plans being made, and off to a meeting! Can’t wait to share more of what’s in store for 2019!
There's something utterly romantic about Christmastime: flickering fireplaces, light, fluttery gusts of snow and stealing kisses under the mistletoe. Every year like clockwork, the world slows down for a few moments and we are reminded that the best gifts are not found under the tree, but are standing right in front of you with open arms. 🎄 . . . . . . . . @theweddingdayworkshop Dear Lovers @dearloversphoto Whiskers & Willow @whiskersandwillow Dress// @thedresstheory Makeup// @beautybystaceymua Floras// @chloeandmint Model// @rachelowensphoto Veil// @theveiledbeauty Styling & Florals: Chloe & Mint @chloeandmint Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Stacey @beautybystaceymua Video: Je Taime Media @je_taimemedia Models: Rachel and Nick @dearrachelowens Dress Boutique: The Dress Theory @thedresstheory @thedresstheorysandiego Dress Designer: Costarellos @christoscostarellos #arizonafilmphotography #film #Fuji400h #Contax645 #destinationwedding
Today is the day!! The day I say goodbye to working for someone else’s dreams. I worked 80 hour work weeks. I have survived photographing 30 weddings this year on top of my day job. I would be at work at 7am and work vigorously until midnight for the past 6 years.... - FEAR really latched onto me. It became this never ending voice and feeling that I had to listen to day after day. - And one day, I heard Will Smith’s Fear speech. He said: Fear is not real. The only place that fear can’t exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand the danger is very real, but the fear is a choice. He also says, “Skydiving is a really interesting confront with fear … So you get onto the airplane and you’re sitting there, you fly and you go up to 14,000 feet and the guy walks up [to the edge] and you’re looking down to death! Terror! They say on three … and you fall out of the airplane and in one second you realize that it’s the most blissful experience of your life.” - “You realize at the point of maximum danger, is the point of minimum fear,” Smith ended saying. “God placed the best things in life on the other side of fear.” - What was I so afraid of all these years!? Now, I don’t know where this journey will take me, but what do know I’m running full force after my dreams and goals and I’m excited to see what’s on the other side of fear! #OtherSideOfFear #WillSmith #ChaseThoseDreams #DontFear #willsmithquotes #FeelTheFears
Ahhh! Scans came tonight for my 1:1 with @mrs_emmahill I cannot contain myself. These are breathtaking! I got to give it up to @photovisionprints for the lightening fast service!!! #ashleyraementorships #film #photovision Design and Rentals: @theconfettistudio Florist: @thewildfloweraz Photographer/Design: @ashleyraephotography Photographer: @mrs_emmahill Makeup and Hair: @pearls_makeup Venue: @omnimontelucia Shoes: @bellabelleshoes Veil: @theveiledbeauty Cake: @amourdesucre.az Invite: @foilandink Dress: @bellalilybridal Models: @fordrba Linen: Creative Coverings Place setting cards: @foilandink Rentals: @glamourandwoods
Wrapping up my final days at my corporate job. I have cried so many times this week lol. I’ll be leaving some amazing coworker friends that I loved seeing every day for the past 6 years. I started this job when I started photography and so It’s such a bittersweet feeling. But I’m ready to embrace my business to the fullest and I’m so excited for so much that 2019 has in store. Ps: WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT IN MY STORY! What are your goals for 2019?! #IHateGoodbyes #2019 #Film #MyNewJourney
One of my favorite bouquet shots.
What and incredible 2018!!! #BringOn2019 #SoBeyondBlessed #BestNine
Hi sweet friends! It’s Friday and I’m sharing some fun facts about me: 1. I have 3 tattoos! Tiny American flag Butterfly (honoring my brother who serviced in our United States Army), a paper airplane (a best friend tattoo I got w my 3rd grade best friend. We kept in contact via letters for over 15 years!) and a semicolon ; (honoring my mother who passed from a deep depression.) - 2. I’m not a morning person. I’d rather stay up all night vs all day. Haha - 3. My Coffee addiction is bad. - 4. My middle names are Rae Nicole! Ashley Rae Nicole Photography was just too long. Rae Nicole photography just sounded weird. Lol Ashley Rae.... Just right. My mom gave most of her children 2 middle names. Not sure how she did it with 8 kids lol. - 5. I hate math. Hate. I get major anxiety looking at numbers. Thank Goodness I have a team for my business to handle that task. - 6. I’m obsessed with 90’s teen movies. 10 things I hate about you, fear, cruel intentions, the craft, never been kissed. List goes on. I’m obsessed with movies. - 7. Most of you who know me, know I’m weirdly obsessed with Halloween. I am a very romantic and deep leveled person when it comes to love story’s, but I have a dark moody side. Probably why I’m obsessed with black and white deep shadow portraits too! - 8. My closet is full of unnecessary clothes I don’t wear. Spring cleaning is in order. - 9. I finally am leaving my corporate job after 6 years. So bittersweet as I started my photography career at the exact same time! - 10. 2019 is full of giving more! 3 major workshops in the works and many 1:1 brand mentoring for entrepreneurs. I love educating and I’m a believer in community over competition! It’s going to be a fresh 2019 for me and I’m elated! Stay tuned for a 2019 giveaway on New Years! @jessicaqphoto makeup/hair @makiajbeauty #communityovercompetition #fridayintroductions