Ashlee Meyer Photography: Blog http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Ashlee Meyer Photography amp@ashmephoto.com (Ashlee Meyer Photography) Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:16:00 GMT Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:16:00 GMT http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u730195485-o255460933-50.jpg Ashlee Meyer Photography: Blog http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog 120 105 Best of 2017 http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2018/1/best-of-2017 Looking back on 2017 I found a lot of beauty;

Beauty in my 'Rita';

Beauty in Sustainable Fashion;

Beauties in Milk Baths;

Beautiful 'Marilyn";

Longingly Beautiful 'Audrey';

Beauty in new life;

In New Love;

My Love;

In Family Love;

Already in Love;

Beauty in my amazing city;

Beauty in Nature;

And beauty in the loves of my life; 

Have an inspired 2018! 

xoxo,

Ash

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Hello Beautiful http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/12/hello-beautiful Just before Christmas a family was born;

Jamie and Colby welcomed baby Amelia to the world. 

She's basically a little winter angel. 

Mom is starting her love of mermaids early;

These two are sure to be the best of friends;

And she's a daddy's girl for sure!

Sweetest dreams little Mia! 

xoxo,

Ash

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Dreamy Baby Vibes http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/12/dreamy-baby-vibes I absolutely adore Volunteer Park Conservatory <3! 

And since the moment I walked in there I have been dying to shoot a maternity session there; finally a dream came true! 

 

I met Hannah and Zac; Hannah is expecting their first child; a daughter in January. 

Totally swooning over this shot! 

I might be biased but I think no one could pull this location off better than a redhead. :) 

And I'm definitely catching those dreamy baby vibes. <3

Good luck and lots of love to the parents to be! ;)

xoxo,

Ash

 

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Santa, Baby.. http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/12/santa-baby Santa baby,

Slip a sable under the tree for me;


Been an awful good girl;


Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight;

Come and trim my Christmas tree;


With some decorations bought at Tiffany;


I really do believe in you;


Let's see if you believe in me;

xoxo,

Ash

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Hey Jude! http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/11/hey-jude I know every parent has said it a million times, but I just can't believe my son is already one! 

In no particular order; here are my all time favorite photos of the guy; 

 

Our first Mother's Day;

Punkin Patchin';

Two weeks old; 

At Discovery Park with Dad <3; 

In Lala Land;

3 Month portrait on his momma-made teddy bear skin rug; THIS. FACE. EVERY. DAY. In his "Picasso Onesie" :D 

(the spitting image) :D :D :D 

 

The shutterbug's 5 Month Portrait;

If I'm being completely honest; at the time I took this photo (3 hours old), I kinda thought he was a funny looking little thing. Now I look at this face and I cant see anything except absolute perfection; 

6 day old polar bear;  World's greatest snowman!

Happy Holidays to all! 

Hug those babies tight :)

xoxo,

Ash

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amp@ashmephoto.com (Ashlee Meyer Photography) adventure baby boy child children family infant love photo photograph photography portrait portraiture seattle washington http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/11/hey-jude Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:30:00 GMT
Weekend Get-A-Way; Olympic National Park http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/10/weekend-get-a-way-olympic-national-park The Werters are playing explorers for the weekend.

(Dig my Goonies reference)

We took a weekend get-a-way to the Olympic Peninsula. 

Our personal favorite moments were at Sol Duc Falls; 

And Sunset on Rialto Beach; 

xoxo,

Ash

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Heart Warriors http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/8/heart-warriors Shared with absolute love, admiration and respect for these beautiful people. <3 

xoxo, 

Ash

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Idiot to Engineer http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/5/idiot-to-engineer My little brother became an engineer last weekend! 

He was too smart for his own good; 

He's one of those evil genius types. 

Well any who, now he is a Gonzaga Graduate. 

Here he is with his equally (if not more so) brilliant engineer girlfriend; Yasmeen. 

Congrats baby bro!

xoxo,

Ash

 

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amp@ashmephoto.com (Ashlee Meyer Photography) engineer engineering genius gonzaga graduate graduation photo photograph photography portrait portraiture spokane washington http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/5/idiot-to-engineer Wed, 24 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Happy Mothers Day! http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/5/happy-mothers-day I have been fortunate to know and photograph some really amazing moms! 

Here are a few favorites in honor of Mothers Day;

 

Aja; photographed here at 8 1/2 months;

And again with newborn Viviana; 

Jocelyn on Oahu pregnant with baby boy #2.  Lanikai FamilyLanikai FamilyHawaii, Oahu, Lanikai, A young pregnant woman poses on beach with her husband and son in distance.

And stylin' with baby #3 Anabelle! 

I loved my session with Anna and Alex! 

And Keerah; Earth Momma to an Angel Baby; 

Darling Heather expecting baby girl Christner;

And snuggling with little Ruby herself! 

Happy Mother's Day to these women and so many more! 

With Love,

Ashlee

xoxo

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Cheers to 30 Years! http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/4/cheers-to-30-years I honor of my 30th birthday today I decided to revisit some of my self portraits over the years. 

Here I am at Eagle Point in California during my Nature Class in college. 

Self portrait including my bus, 4x5 and college pups while on a tour of California ghost towns for my Zone Class. 

A snap of my favorite point of view in my beloved bus. 

A flashy Holga selfie in the Starbucks bathroom during my "Homeless Alumni" days. 

Another one from my journey on the street. 

Me after a year in Hawaii. 

And with Diamond Head just before leaving the island.

An impromptu smoky portrait in the car. 

This one was for an assignment while mentoring at Youth in Focus. 

Just a few weeks before giving birth to baby Jude. 

And nursing him at 7 weeks old. 

I've had many adventures in this life of mine and am so looking forward to many, many more! 

xoxo, 

Ash

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Adventures with Archer http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/4/adventures-with-archer Recently I met a little dude by the name of Archer. 

He came into the studio for his newborn shoot just after reaching his 1 month milestone. 

We had a little fun with the costumes mom brought. 

Okay.. Make that a LOT of fun! :D 

But no outfit was cuter than his precious face. <3 

And I'm a sucker for some soft little baby feet. 

Sweet dreams little man! 

xoxox,

Ash

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Sustainable Fashion in Opera Alley http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/4/sustainable-fashion-in-opera-alley I had an amazing day shooting fashion in Opera Alley today! 

I teamed up up with fashion blogger Jessika with Style Me Sustainable.

Style Me Sustainable is a sustainable fashion, organic beauty, and green lifestyle blog that aims to find you the latest trends from trusted eco brands that prove to be ethical, natural, slow, organic, sustainable, local, fair-trade, recycled, reclaimed, and more.

We really lucked out on the weather; expecting thunderstorms and got scattered sunshine instead!

Opera Alley is an amazing little area with endlessly cool backdrops.

Check out Jessika's blog; http://stylemesustainable.com/

Xoxo,

Ash

 

 

 

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amp@ashmephoto.com (Ashlee Meyer Photography) Alley Opera color colorful eco-friendly fashion green photo photograph photography portrait portraiture seattle sustainable washington http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/4/sustainable-fashion-in-opera-alley Sun, 09 Apr 2017 03:16:26 GMT
A Ruby Red Birthday http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/4/a-ruby-red-birthday The Christners are back! You may remember them from their family shoot, Heather's maternity session or baby Ruby's debut.

Well believe it or not, little Ruby is already a year old! 

That's right, our little gem is celebrating her very 1st birthday later this week! :D 

We marked the special occasion with some stunning portraits. 

She is the most natural little model! 

And of course there was a cakesmash. 

But she handled it so delicately. Like a true lady. 

Let's hope she doesn't grow up too fast. <3 

Happy Birthday, sweet girl! 

xoxo,

Ash

 

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It Was A Smash, A MONSTER Smash! http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/3/it-was-a-smash-a-monster-smash Jackson's the Birthday Boy! He turned 1 on Saturday. :D 

With mom and 'glam-ma' at my side he was all smiles for his portraits! 

He had a monster themed party and mom nailed all the details! 

But enough waiting, where's the cake?!

It was a smash! 

A monster smash! 

While he may resemble a certain grouch, his first taste of sugar was a huge success! 

Smiles all around for this family! 

Happy Birthday, Jackson! 

xoxo,

Ash

 

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Alexander the Great http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/3/alexander-the-great I met the sweetest little gentleman this weekend! 

His name is Alexander and he is an absolute dreamboat. 

Mom was beaming;

And Papa was proud;

There are so many snuggles in the future for this adoring family. <3 

And those eyes! 

Sweet dreams little guy.. 

xoxo,

Ash

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10 Years Strong http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/3/10-years-strong The Campbell family is so near and dear to my heart! I've known Bobbi since 6th grade and met Derek in high school.

The couple started dating in our senior year and went on to marry and have 2 beautiful daughters. 

It has been 10 years since they tied the knot and these love birds are only getting closer.

Bailey and Izzy are so sweet and bring us all so much joy! Bailey however is by far the bigger diva. 

We took a stroll around the neighborhood to celebrate their anniversary.

Bobbi's twin sister Nikki and her son Cole joined us.

I just couldn't love them more if I tried! 

We'll be watching this romance blossom for many more decades to come.

Xoxo,

Ash

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Ode to an Angel Baby http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/3/ode-to-an-angel-baby I was contacted by a young woman named Keerah who was interested in creating some memorial images for her 'Angel Baby.'

As the mother of a 'Rainbow Baby' myself, I felt compelled to help. 

A 'Rainbow Baby' is a child born after a loss or miscarriage. 

We decided on a milk bath shoot and I could not be happier with the resulting images. 

1 in 4 women suffer from miscarriages during pregnancy. 

Keerah is a vibrant person inside and out and I wish her the best of luck in her motherhood quest. 

xoxo,

Ash

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Mason & Catherine http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/2/mason-catherine Mason and Catherine are engaged! 

This cute young couple met in China and set the date for August 2017. 

Mason proposed with an Ellensburg Blue Agate. 

It's only found in the northwest corner of the Kittitas Valley and is the third rarest stone in the world. 

M & C chose Kubota Gardens for their engagement photos because some of the architecture reminded them of China. 

This session was full of giggles and kisses; they were such a joy to photograph! 

Best wishes to this amazing couple! 

xoxo,

Ash

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amp@ashmephoto.com (Ashlee Meyer Photography) couple engaged engagement garden kubota love lovers photo photograph photography portrait portraiture seattle washington http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/2/mason-catherine Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:29:56 GMT
Hollywood Darlings http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/2/hollywood I have had a Hollywood itch for quite sometime and was finally able to fulfill it over the weekend. I was so lucky to work with some incredibly talented women!

 

My Marilyn Monroe; the lovely Ruby Darling. She did all her own make up, hair and styling. 

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."

"I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it."

"Fear is stupid. So are regrets."

"If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything." 

~Marilyn Monroe

 

For the rest of my beauties I teamed up with Meghan Joan Makeup and I couldn't be more pleased with her work!

 

The beautiful Morgan Lindsey Marie Howard played my Elizabeth Taylor. 

"I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage."

"When people say, 'She's got everything', I've got one answer - I haven't had tomorrow."

"I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it."

"I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions."

~Elizabeth Taylor

 

With a blonde and a brunette down, I had to have a redhead. There was no one more stunning than Rachel Dahle to play Rita Hayworth!

"All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved."

"We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves."

"I haven’t had everything from life. I’ve had too much."

"After all, a girl is... well, a girl. It's nice to be told you're successful at it."

~Rita Hayworth

 

And finally I found Kylie Barber, the most elegant young model; a spitting image of Audrey Hepburn!

"The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides."

"I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it."

"The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters."

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

~Audrey Hepburn

 

Thank you to all of my Hollywood Darlings!

 

xoxo, 

Ash

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Julie & Marques http://www.ashleemeyerphotography.com/blog/2017/2/julie-3-marques Julie and Marques are engaged! 

Their pups helped them celebrate with a little walk in the rain; 

“I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt right into it.”

~Hanamoto Hagumi

No amount of rain could put out this fire! 

 

Then a kiss and embrace at the bar;  

Cheers to this lovely couple! 

Congrats to the future Mr & Mrs! 

xoxo, 

Ash

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