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.

Kim + John. Engaged.

As we wrap up Kim + John's engagement session we both say our goodbyes at the car.  I pack up my gear and spread the unpeeled instant film on the front passenger side seat.  I quickly decided to peel one and I'm rewarded with a fantastic image.  I quickly get out of the car and walk over to Kim + John as they were about to head out.  I show them the print I just peeled and they freak out.  They reiterate to me how excited they were to see the rest of the pictures and I agree whole-heartedly.

We say our goodbyes for a 2nd time and they drive away as I walk back to my car.  I sit down and turn on the car to get the AC started.  It was now 11am and after shooting for a couple hours the sun was burning away the cool morning and it was now in the upper 80s.   Excited with how the first print turned out, I started peeling the other film eager to see more.  

Phone ringing.

Me:  Hey Kim, its Mike.  So I just wanted to say how awesome your session was and how well you guys did.  I just peeled all the instant film before heading out.

Kim:  How do they look?

Me:  Its unreal.  All of it.  These pictures are so freakin good Kim.

Kim:  Squealing in happiness

Add in some compliments and more happiness and you have our conversation.  I love getting clients they care about me and the images I create.   I can't say enough good things about these two.  They are super in love with each other and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding this month.