September 29, 2022

Moondancer Plantation Engagement Session

Posted in: Engagements/Couples

A few years ago, I made a rule that I wasn’t going to photograph any weddings or sessions in December. After 5 years of hustling in my business and spending every spare moment of the holiday season either taking pictures or editing for others, I decided that I wanted to take off the entire month of December so that I could enjoy the holidays with my family. Sometimes, however, rules can have loopholes. Carrie Lea and Dalton are getting married on December 30 next year. A date in December, but technically after the holidays and all our family commitments. When Carrie Lea’s mom, Dea, said they wanted to book me, I absolutely made an exception!

When we started Carrie Lea and Dalton’s engagement pictures, they said they loved to talk and I might have to tell them to be quiet. What a relief for me that they loved to talk! I told them I always try to fill the silence and end up being awkward, so they more they talked the less awkward I would be. And it worked! I don’t think I said or did anything embarrassing or awkward! Okay, maybe I walked backwards into my camera bag, but that happens so often it’s not even embarrassing anymore.

Carrie Lea and Dalton, thank you so much for trusting me with your engagement and wedding photography! Thank you for humoring me when I tried to take videos of y’all for Instagram πŸ™‚ I am obsessed with the dresses you chose for your engagement session and after seeing pictures of Carrie Lea’s wedding gown, I know I will be obsessed with it too! Y’all hold the record for booking me the most months in advance (17 months if you’re wondering!) and I can’t tell you how much that means to me. Thank you! Hurry up, December 2023!

  1. Dea Powe says:

    I love them! Thank you so much Ashley! Your pictures always catch my breath!

  2. Lori Ann Combs says:

    Great photos of a lovely couple!! ❀️❀️

  3. Jenny Banks says:

    They pictures a beautiful. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• I’m getting excited. Love, Aunt Jenny

  4. Dallas Dawkins (big sis) says:

    πŸ₯° Such a lovely couple!!! I cannot wait for next year.

  5. Mitzi Skinner says:

    Absolutely stunning
    Congratulations πŸŽ‰

  6. Sylvia Goodson says:

    Carrie Lea these photos are stunning what a beautiful couple πŸ₯°

  7. Angie Yeargan says:

    Gorgeous pictures! I agree with you Ashley, I love the dresses she chose. Congratulations sweetie. 😘

  8. Judy McInnis says:

    Wonderful Pictures Ashley! I am so excited for Carrie Lea and Dalton and the whole family! What Fun!!!

    And once again Ashley, you preserved wonderful memories! You are great!

  9. Jennifer Stooksbury says:

    These are absolutely beautiful!! So excited for you Carrie Lea!!

  10. Autumn Allday says:

    Beautiful pictures!!! So happy for you!! πŸ’•

  11. Rachel Parker says:

    Wonderful pictures, capturing a great couple!

  12. Judy McKinney says:

    Just gorgeous!!! Beautiful pictures. Congratulations. So excited for you! Great job Ashley ❀️❀️❀️

  13. Beth Wilson says:

    The pictures are wonderful! Keep that wonderful happiness showing always!

  14. Pat & Bill Peevy says:

    Beautiful pictures! Loved the blue and the velvet dress. Can’t wait to see the wedding pictures.

  15. Carolyn Powe says:

    Beautiful pictures, You captured their love for each other. Quiet a treasure.

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