It’s wedding day for these two and it’s going to be a gorgeous one!! The fog and rain is supposed to clear, batteries are charged, cards are cleared and caffeine is being picked up in route!! Happy Sunday, friends!!
Day 2 #aspsilverlining ------------------------------------- 1. The crazy snow in Charlotte has stopped and I was able to cover my little baby plants *hopefully* before too much damage was done. 2. I get to go on a Disney Cruise in less than a month to photograph what is sure to be a GORGEOUS wedding with a super sweet couple -- and also get to relax for a few days! *Bonus! It's right before my birthday too so happy birthday to me!! 3. I had the beginnings of a migraine last night but was able to mitigate it before it got unbearable with tips and tricks I learned from my sweet Insta friends coupled with some of my own tricks along the way. SO thankful for YOU Insta Friend and the real life help you bring to my life! 4. Both kids are in daycare/school this morning. Enough said 🙌🏻 5. I'm sipping on some hot tea while cozied up with a fuzzy blanket and have the GREAT privilege of working from my couch today 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 ------------------------------------- Today started with complaining and I had to turn it around. I could literally feeeeel myself going down the hole of ungratefulness and disappointment. SO thankful for this challenge!! Today I'm tagging 2 friends to participate with me and would love it if you'd tag 2 friends too!! Let's all cheer each other on and be purposeful about finding our own silver linings. ------------------------------------- I'm praying for your joy today friend. May you find it and may you fight to keep it. 💕 ------------------------------------- @laurenblairsimpson @leannehunley
Day 1 #ASPsilverlining ---------------------------- First, here's the deets. There are silly things on this list but I'm grateful nonetheless! Don't be restrictive on yourself. If it makes you happy then it's important! Here we go! ---------------------------- 1. The perfect foundation that I just discovered! It doesn't cover up my skin's texture, it's light but covering, and I feel like a million bucks in it! (It's @esteelauder Double Wear for those also on the search!) 2. Luke is currently building me raised flower beds to plant all kinds of beautiful flowers and veggies/herbs in! I've always had a black thumb but I've been working on keeping my plants alive and so far I haven't killed any this year! (knock on wood!! 😬) 3. This weekend we are celebrating Luke's birthday early since he'll be at training during his actual birthday. We're going to the @cltsymphony for their Star Wars concert and we're going to try out @topgolf for the first time ever! His sweet mama is keeping the kids all weekend so it's going to be a kid-free date weekend!! Literally SO excited!! 4. Yesterday I went to a women's lunch with @rlvnt_women and it was SUCH a sweet time of making new friends, learning more about the friends I've made in the last few months, and getting to see the heart of our church in action. 5. This Sunday is our first wedding of the spring/summer season and I am SO excited for this sweet couple! It's at one of my favorite venues @ascgreenway and with one of my favorite couples. I'm so thankful for this career that lets me meet and serve so many amazing people! ---------------------------- What's your #aspsilverlining today, friends? It's a beautiful Monday and this weekend is going to be GORGEOUS so let's start the week off with a happy perspective. Even if it's hard right now, your perspective is something YOU get to choose and it can make ALL the difference!! Praying for each of you that reads this and for the courage to choose the joyful path! 💕
P E R S P E C T I V E 👓 ---------------------------------------- Lately, I've noticed that I have a tendency to be a complainer and it's a total buzzkill 😭 not only for myself but also for my sweet friends/hubby that end up on the other end of my complaining vents. ⚬ It HAS been hard lately, hubs is working non stop, Amelia has been sick and business is busy busy. BUT I've got to shift the perspective. Luke is gone so much because he's literally living his dream career -- Amelia was sick and that was rough BUT she recovered quickly and while she was home we got lots of one on one time that hardly ever happens -- and business is busy because it's THRIVING and that's something that I have been praying for since I started ASP nearly 5 years ago. ⚬ I used to be so intentional about listing what I was grateful for in a prayer journal. I would list as much as I could in a few lines, and theeeen I would list my prayers and what was on my heart. That was such a time of sweetness in my life and I want to get back to it. ⚬ So, I'm committing to listing 5 things I'm grateful for every day for the next week (to start with). Will you join me? ⚬ Let's find those silver linings, friends! Use #ASPsilverlining so I can cheer you on with those silver lining searches ❤️ ⚬ And, if you're having a hard time finding a silver lining let me give a few to get you started... - you woke up this morning! - we live in a world of sunsets and spring breezes - it's almost summer! - Jesus loves you and has BIG plans for you no matter who you are or where you're at and *that* is a pretty big silver lining. ⚬ I'm praying for you this morning, friends. xoxo Ashley 💕
Yesterday was the best day and I had a whole caption typed out last night annnnd insta glitched on me and I lost it 😭 Just know that wherever you are today, whatever you’re dealing with...your best days are ahead of you, just keep going ❤️ Sending you all the love this Friday morning. XOXO Ashley
Had a moment with these two on Saturday... well, we had a LOT of moments and about 99% of them were filled with uncontrollable laughter. My cheeks literally hurt at the end of their session 😂 and if their wedding is annnnnnything like this glorious day then I don't think that Instagram is ready.
How can I help you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As many of you know, I've been working on opening a Facebook Ads agency for creatives over the last year. I have several monthly clients and have loved getting to help these lovely ladies get their business' seen by their ideal clients. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, I totally get that having someone else manage your Facebook Ads isn't a feasible option for a lot of Entrepreneurs when you're just getting started with them. Soooo I've been working behind the scenes creating lots of information to help at whatever stage of business you're in and I'm almost ready to launch this new website and hopefully help as many people as possible reach their ideal clients quickly and with the least amount of money possible. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But here's what I want to know, where are you at in the Facebook Ads journey? Are you just finding out about them? Do you use them already? Is there anything you're just dying to know but don't know who to ask? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've seen the difference Facebook Ads can make when done correctly but I've also seen them be a waste of money when they're not and I don't want that for anyone. SO how can I help you?
These two are live on the blog and I still can't believe we actually had sunshine for it in the midst of this monsoon season in the Carolina's 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, let's all do our ANTI-rain dance for next weekend's Engagement session too, haha!!
If you're still looking for a wedding photographer for your 2019 wedding I have 2 spots left and I would LOVE for you to be one of them ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The ASP Bride is most excited about seeing all her friends and family in one place while she marries the love of her life, but also can't wait to see all these beautiful details come together to celebrate their love story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She is kind, loves her fiance fiercely, is a believer in timeless beauty over fads that fade, and knows that photography is one element of the day that will last well after the flowers have wilted, the music has faded, and the food has been enjoyed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If that sounds like you then go ahead and slide into the DM's girl because I would love to be able to serve you!
Walking into this weekend like LET'S GET STUFF DONE 🙌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But really, Luke leaves for a week on Sunday then he's home for a few hours and back out again so I'm trying to focus on the good things of being apart... ◦ we miss each other, which means reuniting is oh so sweet ◦ I get to watch whatever I want on tv ◦ My dog gets to sleep in the bed with me 😂 annnnd, that's about it BUT knowing that he's out there living his dream is WORTH IT and it's not always like this, so I'm holding onto sweet memories and planning new ways to make future ones ❤️