“Ashley is one of the greatest joys in my life. I’ve known her since we were both super, super young. Whenever I see this girl (which is like once every two months-ish) I am immediately safe in my own skin, and free to be myself around her. A year ago yesterday, she met a strapping young man named Scott at a Krispy Kreme race – run 5 miles, eat a dozen donuts, and then run 5 more – or something like that. He was a kind, English man who stole her heart, and transformed her current life. I loved being kept in the loop of their first dates (with the “What should I wear?” texts, and pictures of different outfits). “Glow in the dark” golfing at night, in the pouring rain was their first date. He planned out special trips to the zoo, and the finale was taking her on a crazy, amazing trip around NYC a week before Christmas. He gave her 6 or 7 clues which took them to the top of the Empire State building, ice skating in Central Park, an amazing restaurant overlooking all of NYC, worlds best cup of coffee (From the movie “Elf”) and then he proposed to her with a bright green emerald ring in front of the Rockefeller Christmas tree. Scott is an absolute joy to be around. Photographing them is like eating my favorite candy. I’m not kidding. It’s easy, it’s gorgeous, it’s perfect, and I could seriously photograph them for hours and hours and it wouldn’t feel like work.
They were married last June and it was unlike any wedding I’ve ever been to.
…So about this shoot, I took them to a friends piece of property, which is like a photographer play ground. Old beautiful house, open fields, bird houses, porch swings, large boulders, wheat fields, woods, ivy ~ Lake Norman. I mean…. sigh. I was in heaven. The sky was cloudy, then sunny, then golden, then blue, then dark. It was freezing and fabulous.”- Tirzah Photography