Hello Friends!

It is quite surreal that I am making my first blog post ever. 

In the beginning of 2016, I promised myself that I would begin the year exploring my passions and focusing more on my "happies." As my passion for photography filled my heart more & more, I knew I had to turn my dream of starting my photography business and making it a reality. Flash forward to the present and I am simply so grateful for every single family I've had the pleasure capturing their special moments that will be cherished for a lifetime. The more mothers-to-be and families I photographed, the more I wanted to share my work. I realized it was time to fully invest in a brand design that would be a true reflection of candid, meaningful moments, and create a space that would preserve intimate family memories.

This would not be possible without the most down-to-earth lady & Brand Designer, Mattie Tiegreen. I have so much love for this girl. She helped to create a brand that truly is an extension of myself and has turned my inspiration of greenery, natural light, and calmness in nature into a beautiful and timeless client experience for everyone to enjoy. Working with her has been an absolute dream! 

Most importantly, I want to express my sincere gratitude to my family, friends, mentors, and clients (that have become friends) for their overwhelming support during this entire process. The abundance of love and faith that has been thrown my way is truly so humbling. YOU have made my dreams come possible and I am entirely grateful. 

I am so excited to see how Ashley Lauren Photography blossoms in the new year! But above all, I am beyond thrilled and cannot wait to connect with families, hear their stories, and have the ability to capture those families authentically-no matter the stage of life. 

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LifestyleAshley Smith