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.

2012. A Year In Review.

I stared at the computer monitor until it went black.  I jostled the mouse until the screen came back to life.  In front of me was an opened folder in Adobe Bridge.

2012 favs.

2012 favs.  I guess I was so lazy when I created it I couldn't include 5 additional letters to make it more formal.  I remember creating it on a whim.  I had this grand idea that I would throw in all my favorite images into that folder throughout the year and at the end, I'd have this amazing compilation of what I had created.  That was the plan at least.  I'm sure a part of me believed I'd never follow through.  There were definitely months I forgot and I had to go back through to keep it updated.

But here I was staring at the contents of the folder.  Surprisingly, I made it work.  I don't recall any time during the year where I actually opened the folder to see what I had accomplished so far.  I just kept adding, and adding, and adding.  Occasionally I'd go in and grab an image or two to post here and there but I never stopped to really look through them all.  But I was about to now.  

2012 was an incredible year.  There were many moments of elation, frustration, grievance, inspiration and prosperity.  I was able to travel to some incredible places to witness amazing events and I also got to take part in amazing events from the comfort of my home.  I vividly recall numerous powerful and emotional moments with old friends, new friends, family, and strangers.  I watched my children grow up right before my eyes and I witnessed growth in myself as well.

I left 2012 doing what I love.  I entered 2013 doing exactly the same.  I can't tell people enough how much I love what I do and how lucky I am to be able to make it happen for a living.  Thank you to every one that plays a part in my life.  You are there for a reason.  

One last thing ... go and create a "2013 favs" folder of your own.  And at the end of the year, look at how far you have come.  I know I will.

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