Category Archives: film

the image…i mean…the awesomeness is found! (via Leicaboss)

a few years ago, via very their first photography workshop, we met 2 people who would become some of our bestest friends and greatest cheerleaders in this industry. Nate and Jaclyn are the awesome faces behind the cameras of the image is found. they are brilliant artists, visionaries, recently named one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world by american photo magazine, and most importantly to us…dear friends who know us and love us anyways. :) We recently spent the week with them in San Diego, and while there, nate took our pictures (click here to see the overwhelming awesomeness that came out of his camera!) and we thought we would repay the favor with a mini-session of them in their back yard.

here’s what came out of our camera…our old army green metal Leica film camera, the leicaboss!

Dmitriy Frolov - 07/02/2012 - 3:39 am

It`s something incredible!

Pepe Faraldo - 01/31/2012 - 4:17 pm

Simply amazing!!

kylee - 07/15/2011 - 1:29 am

that first laughing photo is such a capture. such joy!

Emily - 05/19/2011 - 10:38 am

very, very cool… (p.s. I love their planters!)

Nick - 05/17/2011 - 8:06 am

Great colors. These look real nice. I want to go meet these people now (weird?).

Megan - 05/16/2011 - 11:21 am

The beauty and intimacy in these is incredible. Exactly what we were talking about! So great to have finally met you two the other day!

bryan - 05/16/2011 - 8:51 am

radness. everywhere.

Rog - 05/15/2011 - 10:25 am

You all are ridiculous. I want you.

jac - 05/14/2011 - 6:14 pm

I’m so happy!!!! these are fan-freaking-tastic! you two make good pitchers…real good.

nate - 05/14/2011 - 5:12 pm

guys, i love these and i love you. truly. thank you for everything this past week…these amazing pitchers are just the icing on the cake :)

when you go to sleep tonight, I’ll be flying across the ocean and landing here…

this is ireland.
this is where my mom was born.
this is where she grew up and lived until her early twenties when she ventured out into the world and met my dad.
this is where she returned to call home once again just a couple of months ago.
this is where I will be this week.

it’s a bit terrifying, the thought of getting on a plane alone and crossing an ocean at night while my loved ones sleep. the thought of not being able to check in on the brothers as they sleep warm and safe in their beds. the thought of enjoying a complimentary glass before popping two tylenol pm and praying to the dear lord jesus that my plane doesn’t crash. and that if it does, that my u-shaped neck pillow would be so insanely comfortable that I would not awake from my alcohol and drug-induced slumber.

I do almost everything with Jeremy, the love of my life, worlds greatest husband, father of my kids, remover of my tight boots (especially the right one that always gives him a bit more trouble), and constant partner in just about everything. I miss him when he goes to the grocery store. I miss him when I’m out to coffee with someone else. and I really, really miss him whenever I’m flying somewhere about to experience anything without him.

but I can’t help but feel in my bones that this is something that was meant to be. in some small way, it almost feels like a right of passage for me. in the wake of a year that held it’s fair share of pain and unbearable moments, I am still standing…flying, actually. and there is something brilliant about that, something a little brave, something whimsical and adventurous. it’s a good part of the story that is being told with my life.

so, with that I show you a tiny snapshot of where I am going. these pictures were taken in the small, coastal town my mom called home as a girl, and now calls home again, on our beautiful “leicaboss” film camera when I was in Ireland with my mom last April. I returned home and 4 days later, my dad passed away, so there are hundreds of images from that trip just sitting in some photographer purgatory, waiting to be shared. I finally have the strength to share a few…like I said,,,a little brave.

—> ash <---

Judy - 02/21/2011 - 11:41 pm

I love couple number one!

erika - 02/10/2011 - 10:11 am

I love them! beautiful way of telling your story!

Sarah - 02/07/2011 - 10:16 pm

Your images always move me but today your words moved me too! I lost my father a few years and have watched my mom move on (even in good ways) with her life. I understand very well how change, even when it is eventually good, is very hard. Thank you for being so brave!

jessi - 02/04/2011 - 1:15 pm

love this. love you. can’t wait to hear the stories.

Dev - 02/04/2011 - 12:03 pm

The depth and beauty of these words and pictures makes me feel like there is less distance between us, even though you are flying farther away (although maybe you are flying over me?) I love you, bestie xo

jenberry - 02/04/2011 - 10:45 am

eloquent and articulate. a year seems like an eternity for some, but I know it is like the other day for those of us who have lost a loved one. i think you are brave and kind and full of things that your dad would be so proud of, especially this solo journey to see your mom. i hope you have a relaxing, loving visit with your mom. i’m sure she’s over the moon that you’re on your way.

Briony - 02/04/2011 - 9:00 am

Ireland is on the top of my places to go list. I have pictures of it plastered all over my dream journal…I hope you have an incredible trip and that your time with your mother is sweet and refreshing.

Erin - 02/04/2011 - 8:43 am

This is beautiful, in words and photos. Thanks for sharing Ashley.