Ash Imagery

Wedding, Portrait & Boudoir Photography based in Philadelphia and traveling worldwide

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.

Rebecca + Melissa. A NYC Elopement.

Ahhh Elopements.  I seriously love them.  Well, I guess they should be called "hybrid elopements."  A true elopement would be if a couple just ran off on a whim, got married, and probably didn't come back.  In this case, the ceremony and location were planned ... I was hired ... and we knew what was going to happen.  None-the-less, its still a freakin blast. Wedding freedom.

And as a photographer, what more could you ask for?  Show up on time ... hang out ... document.  Just you and the couple.  No rigid schedule.  No aunt of the bride asking you to do oddball pictures.  Just the 3 of you talking ... laughing ... hanging out.

And this elopement was sick.

Rebecca + Melissa own One Shot Coffee in the Northern Liberties section of Philly.  Its an amazing place.  In fact, I was meeting clients there well before I was asked to photograph their elopement.  I was super pumped when they asked me to photograph them.  So after our meeting we hatched out a loose plan.  Wake up early on a random Thursday in NYC.  Head to the Highline walk.  Get married overlooking the city.  Walk around.  Eat.They are rad women, and I'm super excited to call them friends.  I honestly wish I could have stayed with them all day.

Sound good?  I think so.  I'll have more of that in the future please.

So here is the "hybrid elopement" of Rebecca and Melissa:

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