Ash Imagery

Portrait & Wedding Photography based in Philadelphia

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.

Brittany + Tim. A Pippen Hill Winery & Farm Wedding in Charlottesville, VA.

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The day was humid.  Super humid.  Just stepping outside for a second caused you to gasp for air.  It was an intense humidity that caused several massive downpours throughout the day.  But fortunately we were able to fit in a pretty stellar ceremony in front of a gorgeous backdrop of storm clouds and some picture time following a nice, enjoyable thunderstorm.  Yeah, it was piping hot and the gentlemen had on black tuxes, but it was darn pretty!  The views at Pippen Hill Winery & Farm in Charlotesville, VA where they were married did not disappoint!  

Carolyn + Dan. A Belmont Mansion Wedding in Philadelphia.

Outdoor Spring weddings in the Philly area are always such a risk.  I run into clients all the time that just don't want to take the chance of having their wedding rained out so they take safe route and keep everything indoors.  But that risk paid off big time for Carolyn and Dan.  Their day was one of those handful of days during the year where the weather was absolutely perfect.  I can't stress perfect enough.  If you from the area you know what I'm talking about ... 100% sunshine, no humidity, not too hot, not too cold, no bugs at twilight, and the list just keeps on going.  They knew it too.  It was what everyone was talking about.  Living in an area with such unstable weather allows us to really get excited when its as perfect as it was.  

Their wedding day reflected the weather.  Cool, bright, relaxed and just plain wonderful as you can tell from the pictures below ...