Ash Imagery - Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Philadelphia Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Ash Imagery is a film photographer based in Philadelphia and Upstate NY.  Ash Imagery will photograph weddings and elopements in Philadelphia, Lake Placid, the Adirondacks and around the world.  Ash Imagery also offers Boudoir photographer and commercial photography such as 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 Philadelphia using film as his primary medium.

Anna + Eric. An Awbury Arboretum Wedding in Philadelphia.

My iPhone rang when I was 20 minutes from Anna + Eric's house the morning of their wedding.  It was Anna calling me to ask me what I wanted to eat when I got there as they were making a late breakfast/early lunch before getting ready.  I accepted their offer of some eggs and toast.

After 7 years of photographing weddings I can safely say I was never called the morning of a wedding day to specifically see what I wanted to eat when I arrived.  But that is what Anna does.  She is extremely friendly, caring, and goes out of her way to make sure you are happy.  I arrived to their house only to be walked a couple doors down to her parent's house where they were all just about to eat.  

These moments are what makes a wedding day so special.  I know Eric sees this same trait in Anna and he knows he married at super special person.  It's damn cool that I get to witness these moments in people's lives that most people never get to see.  And that fact that they cared enough about me to invite me to be a part of it is even more cool.  Their fall wedding day ended up being spectacular and memorable, an enviable wedding day for sure.

Anna & Eric were married at the Awbury Arboretum

Christal + Scott. Married at Lake Placid Lodge in Lake Placid, NY.

If you follow my blog, or know me fairly well, you know of my love for the Adirondack region of the United States.  It's my home away from home and somewhere I feel happy, and peaceful.  If I'm lucky, I'll get asked to photograph a wedding there once a year.  If I'm really lucky, it will be more than once ... like this past year.  Christal and Scott saw the previous wedding I photographed there and fell in love with my work.  For that, I'm grateful.  These two made the trip down from Toronto to get married in the fall, in the mountains, and invited me to take part.  I couldn't have been happier hanging out with them for a few hours and getting to know their family and partake in a Molson Ice, the official Canadian beer.

Lake Placid Lodge is a stellar place.  It's not a huge venue and its set directly on Lake Placid with a great view of Whiteface.  If you are seeking out a small venue to hold a low key wedding, I can't recommend LPL enough .. or Whiteface Lodge.  Both of these places will provide an excellent backdrop for a wedding.  I wish I got paid for saying that, but I don't.  I just love it up in the ADK region so much I always talk it up.

Here's a preview of Christal & Scott's wedding ...