The Best of 2017 – A year in review!

Who is ready to see the best of 2017?!?!? I’ve sat down for hours, going through each wedding and session I have photographed and there are no words to describe how thankful I am for each and every client I had the pleasure of working with in 2017. You all, were down right incredible! I’m pretty sure I took more pictures this past year than I ever have in my entire life. I certainly wouldn’t ever trade it!

I photographed 20 weddings and over 65 sessions. Thank you isn’t nearly enough. It also feels like an impossible task to sum up my entire year in one blog post, but I am sure going to try!

You see, photography for me isn’t just a job. It is a way of life. It is documenting those fleeting moments so that you can cherish them for years to come. The way he looks at you as you walk down the isle to start your future together or the way he makes you laugh. Even the way he holds you. How your hands fit so perfectly together. That beautiful ring he proposed with to start your life together. That joy that should never be taken away. Those feelings you feel in that moment are the feelings I want you to feel when you look at your photos. I want your photos to outlive all of us. I want 2017 to be the year that you say there was nothing like it.

My couples have experienced joy, excitement, so much love, and even tragedy and loss, yet they never stop loving. I’m so thankful I get to document their love for one another, celebrate with their joys and successes, and be able to give them images that will last a lifetime, even in the face of tragedy. One of my clients passed away this year about 7 months after our session and even though events occurred where we couldn’t finish our session that day we were able to save a life and I am beyond thankful that I still had those images to share with his grieving loved ones.

It’s been a crazy ride to say the least. I still can’t believe how many amazing people I met this year. Not only that, but, I had the opportunity to work with so many amazing wedding professionals and vendors. I’m also so thankful to my second shooters who stuck with me to document the most beautiful love stories!

The best of 2017 is pretty incredible and it makes me so excited to see what 2018 will hold! If you are interested in booking your engagement or wedding with Ashley Layden Photography let’s chat ASAP as my calendar is filling up very quickly. I am already fully booked for several months out of the year and booking into 2019!





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