Ash Imagery - Colorado & Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Colorado & Philadelphia Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Ash Imagery is a film photographer based in Denver, Colorado but working in Philadelphia as well.  Ash Imagery will photograph weddings and elopements in Denver, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Lake Placid, Philadelphia, the Adirondacks and around the world.  Ash Imagery also offers Boudoir photographer and lifestyle sessions.  Ash Imagery is considered to be a Film Wedding Photographer and a Film Photographer with a unique style and vision.  Ash Imagery is owned by Michael Ash Smith, a portrait and lifestyle photographer based in Denver using film as his primary medium.

Jenna + Tristan. Married at C Lazy U Ranch in Colorado.

It's always a pleasure getting to document the wedding day of a couple that super appreciates you, and your art. Jenna and Tristan found me when we both lived out east ... them in Delaware and me in Pennsylvania. Ironically, they moved to Colorado ... got married in Colorado ... and I moved to Colorado just 2 weeks after photographing their wedding. The universe is funny sometimes and can kick you when your down, lift you when needed, and put you into situations it deems helpful or positive. I knew Jenna and Tristan were good people at their engagement session out east and we kept in regular contact leading up to their wedding, and now we've been hiking together since the wedding and have become closer friends. They were put into my life at a time when I needed them, fanned the flames to move to CO, and have been supportive since arriving here. While I have photographed several weddings in CO prior to my move, I feel like this wedding at C Lazy U ranch was the first one .. the one that kicked off another decade of my life. 

Venue:  C Lazy U Ranch
HMU: Smash Beauty Bar
Dress: Emma & Grace Bridal

Wedding Reality // Weather

Rain, Rain, go away. Come again, no wait, stay.

Rain, or any inclement weather, has a bad reputation when it comes to weddings. Understandably so when you are trying to plan for an outdoor wedding. I get it. Over the years I've been part of many weddings where some sort of inclement weather has threatened to "ruin the party." On the contrary, I've been part of many more weddings that "bad weather" made them memorable!

I've photographed weddings in the midst of large scale tropical storms, unseasonal October snow, lightning storms, and unrelenting downpours. I've been part of weddings that have been threatened by tornado warnings and looming hurricanes. I remember each of them, vividly, because it represented a unique circumstance to alter the day.

A perfect day with the perfect light will always be memorable, that's a non issue. But those imperfect days where it may seem like everything is being ruined by weather, or anything for that matter, are just as memorable - if not more. Embrace it. Enjoy it.

A backyard wedding in the suburbs of Philadelphia. 

A backyard wedding in the suburbs of Philadelphia.