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.

Phorgy. A Joshua Tree adventure.

Several months ago I received an email from Heather Perera asking me if I wanted to take part in a get-together with other film photographers that was being held in Joshua Tree, CA in March.  I didn't know Heather at all.

Turns out, I didn't know anyone that was going.  I knew OF many of the invitees, but I have never met any of them in person.  This normally freaks me out.  But without hesitation, I committed to the trip.  I felt good about my decision right away.

Usually, things like this frighten me a little.  Or sometimes a lot.  There is comfort in knowing who you are going to be around and knowing you will have a "friend" present.  Not knowing how personalities will mix can be a deterrence in taking part in something that could end up being awesome.  But thats a risk you have to take to find out.

So I did.  I went out of my comfort zone and flew out to California for a 5 day adventure that included karaoke, 80's dancing, modeling, scorpions, 90 degree temps, kickass sunsets, RVs, angry cacti, and a crap load of nerding out on film.  I shared all of that with an incredible group of people.  Honestly, I was amazed how well 18 people - many of which didn't know each other - came together and had a great time.  The inspiration surrounding me at all times was incredible.  Everywhere I turned there was an opportunity to learn something, a friend to talk to, or take a picture.  It was truly a wonderful time and I'm honored to have been included on the adventure.  

While this doesn't do much justice, here is a sliver of what I witnessed those 5 days.  Thank you to each and every one of you that I had the pleasure of meeting.  You had such a positive impact on my life. 


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