Monthly Archives: June 2009

Christina + Leah : Engaged in Austin, Texas

When Christina and Leah flew me out to Austin, I had no idea what I was in for. I had never been to Austin, and I had never met them. It did not disappoint, and I found there more than I was hoping for: beauty, color, open hearts, graciousness, joy, humor, depth, good food, good taste, and all in abundance. But the thing that gripped me the most and became my focus was the love these two have for each other. It is real, it is theirs, and I was beyond honored as they opened the doors to their home, to their hearts, and let me walk through the rooms learning who they are. Christina and Leah, thank you so much for having me – you are two of the world’s most gracious hostesses, and we are so excited to photograph your intimate Massachusetts wedding!!

Rebecca - 07/10/2009 - 9:32 pm

candid beauty–congrats to the couple!

Carl Zoch - 07/10/2009 - 5:36 pm

whoa! these are rockin!

Congrats Christina and Leah!

Anna - 07/01/2009 - 3:23 pm

As a photographer who is really trying to embrace same-sex couples and families into my work (and not just because some of my close friends make up these awesome families), I applaud you. I’ve been loving on you all for the last few months and just adore your stuff. It’s sad that a simple blog post can turn so political, but really, this session is such a display of support and belief that love between two people is all its about–and exactly what we’re striving to recognise.

Heather Espana - 06/29/2009 - 8:49 pm

So beautiful! Wonderful use of color, as always, and the emotion in these images is very powerful.

punam - 06/29/2009 - 3:28 pm

You. Totally. Rocked it. They look amazing! AMAZING! I can’t wait to see what you do with their wedding!

wrecklessgirl - 06/29/2009 - 12:21 pm

the first image really grabs hold of me, by the shoulders.

jen - 06/29/2009 - 11:15 am

that first shot is so cool. i love the whole vibe and the colors.

i have to say that i feel so much peace with this post. i feel the love between these two people. something that everyone should advocate, sweetness, softness and support between two people. i also feel a lil guilty, as i assumed (yes a made an a*& out of you[not really u] and me) that i would never see a same sex couple posting on your blog (not that you two aren’t the most loving people ever). I follow/stalk you guys and i know you are very faithful people. I was raised as a born again christian, that which I no longer call myself. I fell away because of the exclusivity I was preached. I now am still spiritual, but not an organized/titled spirituality. This post opens my eyes to religion and rejuvenates my faith in believers. Knowing that you are accepting and even more embracing of all love, makes me very happy today.

I know it’s my own hangup.

i hope this isn’t taken the wrong way. i think this is fabulous and it re-instills some of my own lost faith from a bad experience. You two rock.

jessi - 06/29/2009 - 10:38 am

wow… blue eyes! i love in front of the Austin mural when she’s on her tippy-toes. So cute! And the chair pic is BOSS.
Ash, you did an amazing job capturing the beauty of God’s creation!

jac - 06/29/2009 - 9:38 am

ash, you truly have a gift for capturing true beauty.

ReneeW - 06/29/2009 - 9:29 am

I love the shots through glass! great work friend.

josh solar - 06/29/2009 - 9:06 am

so, so, so gorgeous, Ashley…these two wonderful people have a special bond that shows in these images.

Jonas Peterson - 06/29/2009 - 8:39 am

Truly inspirational. I love you.

Natalie + Caleb : Engaged!

When Natalie and Caleb contacted us about being their wedding photographers we were honored…and sad. Like many other couples who contact us during the course of a year, we were already booked for their date, and weren’t able to be the ones who will share that day with them. But, we were glad when they contacted us again for engagement pictures. Even though we are super bummed we won’t be there for their wedding day, we know they are in good hands and we are so glad to give them some fun parsons images for them to enjoy. They are deeply in love, and it was such an honor to get to photograph them.blog129blog225blog39blog58blog48

Alea looney - 07/30/2009 - 9:25 am

I love Caleb and Natalie. They are great people and GORGEOUS.

Tracy Routh - 07/11/2009 - 9:46 am

Hey, I think I drew that heart on the bricks, lol! Is that close to swblvd and broadway? I thought to myself as I drew with the smallest chalk ever that I am a very sucky heart drawer, hahaha! That must be how I recognized it!! I drew that in the first week of May!

Flash - 07/06/2009 - 7:45 pm


Sarah Kate - 06/29/2009 - 10:14 am

Another ridiculously good-looking couple as photographed by the Parsons. Great shots!

jac - 06/29/2009 - 9:35 am

this session fascinates me. it’s perfectly genuine and i likey :)

Dev - 06/26/2009 - 10:06 am

wow, so much love captured, and that 8th one down is SO SEXY!! Love ’em, as always! :)

josh solar - 06/26/2009 - 9:48 am

that last series, starting with the hair flip is flat out beautiful, inspiring, lovely, and any other word that describes some sort of emotion that makes me smile :)

emily quinton - 06/26/2009 - 8:20 am

Stunning, fun and inspiring.

Love your work guys ;-)