Monthly Archives: August 2011

[Wedded Wednesday] Inspired D.I.Y. gold leaf table numbers.

“Do you like to do it, yourself?” Saving wedding inspiration from the web, I was starting to feel like Goldmember with all of my glittery, sparkly, pretty, metallic details.  What can I say?  I looooveeee goooooooooooooold.  I spotted these elegant and organic table numbers on Jasmine Star’s blog and could never manage to get them […]

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August 31, 2011 - 9:25 pm

becky goodwin (mother of the bride) - …and they looked beautiful!!

August 31, 2011 - 10:06 pm

Kari Jeanne - Hahaha – Love the goldmember reference! Great idea for the table numbers – I am tempted to do this to big wooden candlesticks for my house :) Thanks for the inspiration!

September 1, 2011 - 9:21 pm

Sara - I feel like this would be excellent for DIY Christmas ornaments and am already planning a trip to Michael’s for the holiday weekend. (also, what? Christmas planning already?!)

“Don’t trust just anyone with your memories”, otherwise known as “Why I shouldn’t have developed film at Target.”

If you know me, you know I’m impatient as ever.  I think to think of it as ambitious. Or not much on waiting. If I get an idea, I want to start it. Like, NOW!  I enjoy moments of instant gratification, like, say, one hour developing.  “One Hour Developing” may be a concept foreign to […]

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August 30, 2011 - 5:19 pm

KB - I feel you. I got some film scanned at my local shop, which is allegedly professional, and it came back with huge scraping lines through ALL of the negatives. Richard it is.

August 30, 2011 - 5:53 pm

Annessa Baker - Hate when that happens! At least it wasn’t a paying job… I had that happen, but it was a camera problem…. lost 16 rolls of film – BLANK!! My throat landed in my stomach! Oh the days before Digital … still like film… and your right you need to stick with a trusted lab … oh the quality of patience.

August 31, 2011 - 6:46 pm

Christie O. {Hindsight Bride} - That just makes my stomach hurt and my blood boil. What gets under my skin the deepest is the staff’s apathy. They ruined the photos and then just shrugged? That’s just crap!

September 1, 2011 - 12:54 am

Becca - Ooooooooooooh, I love them! Wish I could see the other 17, too. x

September 8, 2011 - 2:25 pm

Nancy - Yikes! Can’t wait to see more film from you, girl. ;)

September 15, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Dana Laymon - i love them! I’ve never used target but never had a good feeling about them anyways. hopefully you’ll be able to take some more! i know how it feels to be impatient! i use 1 hour all the time!

Food For Thought: What I’ve learned for my business from Creative Loafing

  When I first started photography, walking around my apartment complex with camera in hand, never did I think a tip from my mail lady would turn into a few year span of freelance gigs.  Starting off as a photography intern for my favorite arts and entertainment paper Creative Loafing, I was nervous as heck, […]

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August 29, 2011 - 5:56 pm

KB - Very nice, and definitely good things to pull from your experience. Did you watch the Penny de los Santos Food Photography workshop on creativeLIVE? I thought it was fantastic…

August 29, 2011 - 7:36 pm

Jennifer Jar - Jeez Ash! Thanks a lot, now I’m drooling all over myself!

September 8, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Nancy - That sounds like the best job ever. It’s great to have great teachers, learn and be grateful. So glad to hear you did all of the above.

“Life is the most spectacular show on Earth”

-Water for Elephants   When you turn a passion into a career, it’s easy to get caught up in the business logistics of it.  Images that were once shot for fun at the spur of the moment are now composed with purpose, thought about maticulously, and often reflected on with “does this represent my brand?” […]

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August 24, 2011 - 1:36 am

Josh Gooden - Love these Ashley! It was so much fun hanging out and shooting for fun. :]

August 24, 2011 - 2:21 am

KB - Sweet!

August 24, 2011 - 6:57 pm

tim king - Awesome stuff! Looks like a blast to shoot around there!

Favorite shot was kids holding hands

August 25, 2011 - 2:05 pm

Dana Laymon - i love these! the fair is one of my favorite places- makes for such good pictures! i can’t wait to see the film shots.

August 25, 2011 - 4:34 pm

Life with Kaishon - Oh my gosh! A leica! I want one! So much fun with the lensbaby! What a great idea to take to a fair on your camera. Brilliant! Your pictures turned out awesome as can be!

August 25, 2011 - 8:35 pm

Claudia - nice pictures… awesome!

September 1, 2011 - 12:57 am

Becca - You rocked that Lensbaby, baby!

September 3, 2011 - 3:43 am

erin h. - these are some of my favorites you have posted on the blog. i loved a lot, but especially loved the toddler up on his dad’s shoulder and the last one… well, it is my fave. <3

September 30, 2011 - 2:57 pm

We’re young enough to say oh, this is gonna be a good life. » [Blog] Ashley Goodwin Photography - [...] to know him from both second shooting gorgeous weddings in Virginia with him to hanging around the Rockingham County Fair, toting our film cameras through the crowds.  His knowledge, ambition, and extreme skill always [...]