Welcome to photographybyASHLEY

I hope you all feel as welcome here as you would on a front porch, in Boerne Texas, sippin' on a glass of ice cold sweet tea. Yep that's right, I am a Texas country girl!

This blog will be a place you can come to get to know me as a photographer as well as a person. Updates on my latest sessions as well as a sneak peek into my home.

Please visit often and feel free to send me a note. I would love to hear from you.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

BABY announcement

What tremendous patience you all have....or maybe it's just that there aren't that many people checking out my site.....I won't dwell on that I would rather think highly of those who are followers and believe you are just really patient in waiting for me to post! So finally the baby announcements, although you already saw the back I am adding it again so you can see it all together or just in case you missed the last post.
So below are the front, middle and back, it was a 5x5 folded card, inside opened horizontally. My first attempt at designing I was really excited and I think it turned out really nice. Also, the client loved them and ordered 2 boxes!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Session completed!

I finally completed the session from last week. I was so excited about this adorable family, the new setting and of course my artistic abilities.....lol!!!! This is still just a sneak peek because there were SOOOOO many great shots from their session and it is not in me to limit them! So they get all the ones I love, which always ends up being TOO many.....to see the entire session go to
Hope you enjoy!!!!


My ABSOLUTE FAVE ever!!!!!
I wish you could see this zoomed in, I have written on them this one says..
"Father-noun (fah-th er)
1. my protector; my hero 2. the man who said "everything will be alright" and it was.....
maybe if you click on it you can read it...if you go to the FLICKR site I know you can zoom in, you really need to, it is priceless!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Going to new "Heights"

I have just discovered my new favorite location for sessions! Old doors, colorful walls, windows, and fun shops! All located in the Heights. This is just a sneak peek at a session I had this morning, I promise to post some without this amazing red door. I LOVED it, sorry all of the ones I have ready are in front of it. We managed to get several spots so there is a great variety, I guess you will have to come back to check out the rest!

This is a different door...but red none the less...

This was an incredible family to work with. They arrived early in the morning so we would get their son at the best time of day. We moved around a lot to get several spots and this 14 month old was a trooper. He wasn't much into staying in one spot which made capturing his adorable face a bit of a challenge. In all of the pictures he is trying to get away.....but he was a LOT of fun and oh SO cute!!!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Senior Boy

Last summer I had a session with this senior boy, it was my first senior shoot. I have since re-edited and I believe achieved better results. I even experimented a little with some vintage looks.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A sneak peek

I posted my first attempts at baby announcements the other day, granted at my first attempt not bad I thought! Then I got back in there and played more and came up with a much nicer, higher quality, more creative, ....well on and on. At least I only had up to go from my first attempt!!! And it was a noble attempt....but oh so lacking in charm and capturing attention! But not now.....
Because the family is using it to send out for their real announcements, I do not want to spoil their fun by showing it off before they send it out, so I am giving you a sneak peek at it, sorry to put that hook out there and completely leave you hanging....but I will post the full version after it is sent out to their friends!!! I designed the front, inside as well as the back, it is a 5x5 folded card. ..and here is the back, that is all you get ....FOR NOW!!! Come back!!!!

This is my new logo, that I designed myself...thank you very much!!!!!

When I began photographybyASHLEY, I was pretty much technically illiterate..computers, photoshop, everything. So I made a trade with a friend in graphic design, she designed all of my advertising in exchange for photography. She did a great job attempting to capture me....but there is nothing like coming up with it on you own and knowing that is exactly you! I may use this logo completely like this, but I also have a few alternatives with different fonts! My trademark is AC (initials). When I was a kid I used to sign my initials on everything...
I was ACA so I would interlock all three with the C bringing the cross through both A's. .When I started photographybyASHLEY I wanted something to stand out, something that was mine and I could really market. I began with the AC on everything, I even sign all my prints with it. So I was really excited to play last night and get this new look which captures not only my symbol, but in my very own style!!!! At least for now...I am sure I will want to change it to something more amazing in a few months....

Friday, April 3, 2009


A poem I found about family! I thought it was a beautiful sentiment and perfect for this sweet family!
This is what it says.....
"No one is ever born into Life alone. Everyone has shared the bond of family, at least at birth, and for many people it is a bond that will follow them throughout life. For many people it is the most important bond of all."

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Baby announcement.....

No not me....HAHAHA, you never know though! Except it wouldn't be a girl.....
I was having fun with photoshop and my hopefully creative and artistic mind....what do you think??? The possibilities are seemingly endless for font style, color....I almost wish I could have all of my options spread out on the floor and interchange it at my will.