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.

Britney + Justin. An intimate wedding in Philadelphia.

Several years ago, when I was just getting started as a photographer, Britney contacted me about doing some head shots of her.  I still remember it as if it happened a few weeks ago.  I still remember the spots we hit up and the resulting images.  Throughout the years we remained in touch and when Justin proposed to her she contacted me immediately.  I love how a small session like that translated into a relationship and eventually the photographing of a wedding.  The power of photography never ceases to amaze me.

When Britney told me they were having a super small wedding in a park, I have to admit I was pretty psyched.  I have the opportunity to photography many varieties of weddings through a year but there is just something wonderful about an intimate one.  I think a large reason for that is because I get to connect with everyone there on a personal level.  It makes the images more powerful to me as I personally talked to each person and there was no chance anyone was not going to be part of a picture.

So on a Saturday in the spring, we headed to Wissahickon Park just outside of Philly and Britney and Justin were married under a small overhang overlooking the Schuylkill River.  It was an amazing day with amazing people.  

Here is just a sampling of what I witnessed: