Category Archives: Personal

From the heart up.

Its only day 2 of classes in Vegas and amongst the seemingly bottomless sea of inspirations and learning resources for business, I find I’m learning the most about myself. (Surprise surprise, you said ehy?) How one comes to Vegas to be introduced to new business ideas and winds up in a self reflectory state I […]

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March 12, 2013 - 9:44 am

Kayleen T. - Ahh you’re so close to me! Wish I was there too! And high five for blogging in the middle of Vegas craziness!

March 12, 2013 - 11:33 am

Katie - It’s been so fun hanging out with you! Thanks for the pep talks! You are so positive and encouraging and I’m so glad we are roomies!

Goal to have no goals.

Curled underneath the cozy white comforter, night lit only by the gleam of the iPad, I flipped page by page through Baron Baptiste’s “40 Days to Personal Revolution”, my second go ’round with the life changing book. Each time I pick it up and read even just an excerpt, I find something new that strikes […]

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March 11, 2013 - 6:13 am

Morgan Trinker - Ashley, I absolutely LOVE this. Thank you for sharing. I’ve been feeling this a LOT lately as I’ve been pressured by peers to branch out, raise prices, offer more services, hire employees, etc. etc. etc. It’s so important to remember why we started doing this in the first place and stay true to the kind of people we want to be and the kind of lives we want to live. These words resonated with me so much… I’ll definitely be picking up the book! Thanks again!

March 12, 2013 - 12:15 pm

mom - …I learned something today…thank you for sharing. Good advice to ponder.

April 1, 2013 - 10:29 am

6 ways to reach your goals | O’ahu Wedding Photographer | Ashley Goodwin Photography - [...] keep your heart open for any  changes that may come your way (great excerpt on kicking the goals here).  We don’t know our destinies, but it’s up to us to use and multiply our God given [...]

[On Film] Sharks Cove in Portra | O’ahu, Hawai’i Contax 645 Film Photographer

My second roll of film off the contax, developed at my local lab Hawaii Pacific Photo and completely unedited.  Shot on Portra 400.  I am realizing to get the color I want, I need to probably shoot Fuji 400h (I assumed this, but want to try a few stocks just so I know) and I […]

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March 4, 2013 - 11:09 am

Kristin Cooley - LOVE the photo of your feet, that should be a big canvas on your wall. :)

March 26, 2014 - 7:17 pm

Michael and Carina - great stuff <3

Creative Live Spotlight Submission : Gypsy Collective

I saw creativeLIVE was offering the opportunity to host a workshop to anyone. “ANYONE?!?  AN.NEE.1?!?!” For a fleeting moment, I felt as though this was it,  my chance to motivate the world to preserver and a platform to share my experiences that may help encourage others. My train of excited thought was interrupted by “but […]

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February 16, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Erin Oveis Brant - Ashley, to say I’m excited for you would be THE UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE YEAR! This is one course I would watch start to finish and I can’t think of a better instructor for it!! If cL doesn’t pick you (they’d be crazy) sign me up for the workshop you’ll host on your own (in Hawaii please)…

February 16, 2013 - 3:54 pm

Lourdes - Hi Ashley!
I’ve been following you and your business since your CL workshop and I wanted to tell you how happy I am for you. i’ve seen you move, I’ve seen you strugle and I’ve seen you grow. So Much. I’m glad you took the step and submitted this video.I ireally hope CL chooses you. I’ll def. watch it!
Tons of love and a big good luck!

February 16, 2013 - 11:21 pm

Kayleen - I’m tearing up and laughing at the same time, when you said “have you heard my accent” hehe. I so hope they pick you! You deserve it and you have so much to share, 19 weddings in a new market in under a year that is just inspiring!! Where do I vote!!?

February 17, 2013 - 4:42 am

Bethany Cox - I hope so badly they choose you my friend :)

February 17, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Mary Sullivan - Love, love, love you! Sign me up!

February 17, 2013 - 6:23 pm

Lori Fuller - Ok, so I saw you post something about your website in ReSTART so I came over to browse (love your site, btw) and I stumbled upon your submission here. You probably don’t remember me, but I’m friends with Erin and I met you at The Fix tour in SF. You met tons of people I’m sure! Anyway, just wanted to say that This. Is. Awesome. Excellent topic and I hope they select you! Good luck! :)

February 18, 2013 - 10:18 pm

Gabby / En Route Photography - Awesome video Ashley!!!! I hope you´ll get in, I d love to hear what you have to say! ;) I loved reading your yearly review post too I felt like I was reenergized to go out and get it done! Cheers from sunny Barcelona! x

February 19, 2013 - 1:51 pm

Kristin Cooley - LOVE the video. I could watch all of your videos any day of the week. Good luck!!! I’d totally tune in to your workshop. :)

February 20, 2013 - 5:47 am

Lacey Rabalais - Creative Live or not…..keep this going. I’ll pay attention. Keep blogging about this. Your heart….I love!!!

February 22, 2013 - 4:44 am

Stacey - Love love love thus. i have been Watching you grow as you have been in the past year. CL has got to pick you!!!! There are sooo many photogs who have been in your situation and have to start off all over again with a big move, including myself. In less then a year I moved from Guam to Wyoming and now back to Connecticut. I find myself so lost and your idea if the gypsy collective makes so much sense. Keep on doing what your doing girl! You are my inspiration! You speak the truth. And that’s what I love.

February 22, 2013 - 10:19 am

Robin - I love this! You’re such an inspiration. I would personally love to hear about how you got in touch with people to second shoot with them. That is something I am too nervous to approach people about. Bring on the wisdom!

February 26, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Ashley Goodwin - Hey Robin! What a compliment! Honestly, I just saw people online who’s style I like and emailed them! About half responded back, mainly planners and florists, and I have great relationships with them now. I second shot majority of weddings with malia cano, who I met at a bridal expo when I first got here (she had a booth set up, I just went I wander). I introduces myself and we hit it off, I loved her booth style and after coffee one day we became great friends. I loveeeeee her! I second shot for other photographers who did destination weddings here and posted online that they were looking for shooters!

February 26, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Ashley Goodwin - Thanks Lacey!!! I am developing it now along with a few other things! Be on the lookout! And, I love you for loving it. :). Xo

February 26, 2013 - 12:47 pm

Ashley Goodwin - Lori, I DO remember you! Thank you for the sweet compliments, they are what I like to hear! ;). Sadly I won’t be on CL anytime soon buttttt I am developing this idea so be on the lookout!!!

March 4, 2013 - 2:01 am

Matthew - This would be an awesome cL class Ashley. Your passion and drive of following your dream has been the reason I have followed you since seeing you on cL. That and your honesty about the whole process.

March 4, 2013 - 9:44 am

Ashley Goodwin - WOW Matthew, THANK YOU!
Sadly I didn’t make it to the auditions, but I think it’s because I wasn’t so confident that I should even be there in the first place, and my video reflected that. BUT I plan to develop this idea further for sure and put it to helpful use! ;)

March 4, 2013 - 4:56 pm

Matthew - I completely understand the confidence thing. And self-confidence is just that, from the self. But let me point out a few things. 1) Picked to be on cL 2)Asked by Jasmine to tour with her 3) Moved thousands of miles and built a whole new clientele base 4) Put yourself out there in the universe with your videos 5) Are a brilliant photographer and educator. I hope you find your confidence to do more teaching in an official capacity. I would love to take a course taught by you. And I don’t even want to be a wedding photographer.

March 5, 2013 - 11:24 am

Ashley Goodwin - YOU! I like you! ;)
I am developing some ideas. I am not the most clear and concise woman on earth, that is for sure, but I am working on it and hoping I can help others with my ramblings along with way. Thank you for the vote of confidence! :)