Stephanie and Michael Callihan Wedding

As many of you who are reading this know, I recently decided that I wanted to challenge myself to shoot a wedding.  I took a workshop from Denis Reggie and Joe Buissink in April for the purpose of  better understanding lighting , and I came away with so much more.  They are truly inspirational.  Seeing their work and getting to know them…I just felt like it was where I was supposed to be, and this was what I was supposed to be doing.  (Cheesy, I know…but true!)

I just needed a willing subject to give me my chance.

This is where Stephanie came in.  She allowed me to shoot her special day with Michael, and I couldn’t be happier!  They are an amazing couple.  Each of them lights up when the other is around.  I sincerely enjoyed capturing their beautiful wedding in pictures, and I am so thankful for the opportunity they gave me.  Thanks to both of you. 

I don’t know Stephanie too well, but here’s what I do know…

  • She has a smile and a laughter that is contagious.  And she is always smiling :)
  • She has amazing friends and family. 
  • She loves Starbucks, her kids, Michael’s kids, and Michael (not necessarily in that order)                                                                                                          You know a girl has got to love Starbucks to go there 30 minutes before her wedding!                                                                                                                                      Did I mention that she lights up when she is with Michael?  Example 1                                                                                                     She and Michael made vows, not only to each other, but to each other’s children                                                                                         Mackenzie is a sweetheart, and she LOVES her mom.  These tears of joy made me want to cry, as well.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Example 2                                                                                                                          Example 3…I won’t keep going.  But, you get my point???                                                  To view slide show, please be sure you are viewing  It is not visible from


AngelaNovember 11, 2010 - 6:46 pm

You both did a wonderful job that day! Thank you for capturing Stephanie and Michael’s day perfectly!

Kathy UllrichNovember 11, 2010 - 5:37 pm

Great pictures – you did a marvelous job.

StephanieNovember 11, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Words cant express how wonderful you and Brit were. Together for everything. You were and always will be a part of the family! I cant wait to see you soon to do family pictures with the kids and every year from now on. Thank you from all of us!
Stephanie, Michael, MacKenzie, Samantha, Riley and Blayne!

TiffanyNovember 10, 2010 - 7:26 pm

Breathtaking! You captured the moment perfectly. I cried myself when I saw the picture of the little girl with tears in her eyes. You are incredibly talented.

KeithaNovember 10, 2010 - 2:40 am

Ashley…amazing photos! I love the classic B&W of course, but the detail shots of the cake, bouquet, rings, etc. always get my attention. The photo of the little girl’s tears made me tear up, too! I love that you saw that and captured the emotion of the moment! Perfect! And…how fun that the attendants carried pinwheels…12 years ago my attendants also carried pinwheels! You have a very bright future in WEDDINGS!!

ShareseNovember 10, 2010 - 1:29 am

Ashley!! You did such an amazing job. It was so fun to look through all of your pictures….I really loved them all and I’m sure they did too. Way to go! One wedding down and many many more to come:) I was also highly impressed that no one seemed to be cold……it was freezing last weekend!

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