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Category Archives: our attempt at short films

this is one of my very favorites: welcome, Isaiah.

This is one of my favorites. and I don’t just say that for drama’s sake. I say it because it is true. I am a firm believer that things happen at exactly the time they are supposed to. and the timing of our relationship with the Luecks has always been divine. We met Jessi and […]

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dev - I've been waiting all week to watch this when I had enough time to sit down with my computer, full screen, sound up. So much beauty and love. Jessi, I'm so happy for you and your family! Ash, very well done, once again :) love you both!

Samantha - I'm in tears. This is so beautiful! well done!

hannah nicole - there is a piece of a poem by wendell berry that I love, "There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places." You see the sacredness in these places. thin places. holy spaces.

Jamie Young - I've never met Jessi and Dave, but I sure feel like I know them through all of the beautiful images you've shared of them over the years. Wishing them the best with their handsome son. Another beautiful job, Ashley! You're amazing!

brad - beautiful ash. perfect tracks too.

Jeremy Brown - Wonderful. That did my heart good. Congratulations Jessi and David and Hazel!

Tanya Colclough - Beautiful Ashley from start to finish. What a precious precious gift.

adventure was somewhere in california, where sky and mountain meet, and miya and johnny went from being two “i”s to being an “us” >> part one, the video

it’s currently 8:45 in the morning in hong kong. I know that because I asked google, and google rarely steers me wrong. so that means miya and johnny have just hopefully had a wonderful night sleep, and my guess is that they will get an email from us any minute now, letting them know that […]

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Emilie - I just read the comment of the father of the bride... "you are not only the best at what you do but the best at who you are." So true!

Julia - mom's hand, beating on dad's back to the beat of their daughter's song? no words. the whole thing. just real and beautiful and incredible. you two.. <3

keri bryant - Ok, ok, as usual...words are insignificant but I am always trying. That was simply breathtaking. THe funniest is the "videos are not exactly our thing" - just makes me laugh! :) and her VOICe is amazeballs. I would buy a CD in a heartbeat. when will my 12, 15 and 17 year old daughters get married so you can capture them!!?? you are simply the best. xx Your biggest Connecticut Fan

Brianna Wallace - I don't normally comment on blogs. But I have tears streaming down my face. This was absolutely breathtaking. You did an outstanding job. You are such a blessing to this family!!!

Hanni - I'm a huge fan of your videos. Keep em coming!

Nikolay Mirchev - very creative, amazing!

A M Y - my dear friends, i have goosebumps . just beautiful .

Alexxus - tears. that was beautiful.

David McClelland - This is so beautiful. A perfect match of music and imagery. Couldn't be better.

"the father" - Thank you "the Parsons". Thank you for the words, the video and the photos to come. When I first meet you two I felt like I've known you forever. You are not only the best at what you do but the best at who you are.

steph jackson - something special right there! sobbing!

Kristin - Awesome!

lecinda - "videos are not exactly “our thing” and that we are total rookies when it comes to any type of filmmaking".....I could not disagree with you more, that was absolutely breath taking.

Megan Gielow - This is one of my favorites y'all have made. Such beautiful storytelling. For real...does Miya have an album out? I would buy it in a heartbeat!

Alejandro Vanderspice - wow. beautiful

Steve Dalgetty - You guys are my favorite videographers. Amazing.

adventure is in the way baby fiona came into the world, and the work her becca and mark went through to bring her there.

I’m going to do my best to describe to you what it was like to play a small part as fiona made her way into the world, although I fear words will fall short. (but, read on, because this is important to me, and I think it may change the way you encounter the images) […]

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melissa - For someone who has never given birth but am a mother...I can't even begin to describe the impact that this has on me! Thank you for using your gifts and talents to NOT only impact those you photograph but for those who have not (yet) experienced such beauty!My words are few for such beauty! thank you.

James - That is possibly the most beautiful short film I've ever seen. I wish you guys had been in the uk 5 years ago when we had our first child.

Erin - you are amazing. this was beautiful...xoxo

sandra - beyond. just beyond amazing!

keri bryant - from one birth doula/birth photographer to the HOLY GRAIL of one :) -- way to capture The Holy. WOW. Thank you. Heart is full and eyes are wet.

Marina - Oh Ash, you had me at 'this is the story of'.. So, so beautiful. What an incredible gift you have for telling my favourite kind of story. Please, please, please fly back to australia in 3 months ;) xxx

molly - it is beautiful what the Lord is teaching you through this gift.

Ruth - A) I've missed you B) this is insanely beautiful!

becca spears - Ash, as a friend, what a beautiful shared experience we had that night! Your presence and your influence was part of the story from long ago, I believe that. And your record of it has enlightened me. Even more than I knew to what an amazing life partner I have in Mark. And what you said about pain being inextricably bound to joy is right on. You are an expert at that facet of human life my dear. Natural childbirth is the most powerful example of that I have ever experienced and I am thankful that you not only captured it, but you also encouraged me toward it. I love you and you are one of the best storytellers I know. Fiona will be so blessed with this amazingly intimate record of the day she came into the world.

Allison cloud - oh man I would do it all again just for that! To hear that cry, experience that joy, relive that miraculous moment! This is lovely and amazing. Love you Becca and mark. And char and Fiona too. Well done Ashley.

Stevie - simply amazing! what a gift you have given these new parents. They will cherish this video forever.

Sherry Shockey - Ashley, that is a priceless gift! I was brought to tears hearing my daughter in pain. Then came tears of joy and thanksgiving. Definitely captured the holiness of the moments.

brad - always know how to make a man cry.

Barbara - Once again you left me speachless and in tears. Your work is simply breathtaking and I'm so grateful I found you in this internet jungle.

Catrina - so so tangible and real and beautiful. this is life.

carly - Having photographed a birth story for the first time about two weeks ago, I am struck by how everything you said resonates SO true... Full of pain and pure joy. Thank you so much for sharing and your storytelling, Ash. It's always so impactful.

sharon - I don't have the words to tell you how powerful and beautiful this is. Your words, the images, their love and courage. Thank you for making this, Thank you to Becca and Mark for sharing with us. This is real and true and so incredibly beautiful.

Allyson C - super inspired words you shared here, ash. and so so true. the story told through the images left me speechless. love you.

Annie - This is just so beautiful. I can't wait to meet you! x