LAUREN + STEVEN // HARTLEY BOTANICA // SOMIS, CALIFORNIA

LET'S GET MILOVICHED

Lauren and Steven were hands down one my absolute favorite couples I've ever worked with. They made my job easy, were fully trusting, had incredible taste, and were fun to spend time with. Their entire wedding process was a breeze and come wedding day, everything was completely perfect.

I want to start off by saying, if you're listening to the throwback song I have enclosed in this blog post, it is here for a reason. Not only was it their first dance song, but it was also my parents first dance song! Their entire wedding party sang with them while they danced as husband and wife for the first time. It was definitely one of the most magical and fun moments to capture of the evening. I thought it was only fitting to include Lauren's favorite singer in this post while her and Steven reminisce on the best day ever.

The day wasn't just about Steven and Lauren. Steven has a son, named Caden, so as much as this was uniting two people in love, it was also an official union for all three of them. Lauren has been a part of his life since the start and it was so beautiful to witness the bond all three of them have together, as well as individually. I loved capturing Steven and Caden together and witnessing that unique relationship between a father and a son. At one point in the day, I was walking with Caden and I asked him, "Are you excited for today?" and he excitedly said, "YES! Lauren will finally be my step-mom!" At the altar, Lauren even read him his own special tear inducing vows. See below for that photo! And YES, I absolutely cried.

The big day took place at one of the most gorgeous venues I've ever seen, Hartley Botanica. Everything about this venue is magical. The grounds from head to toe had everything you could ever want or desire from a place to hold your wedding. Also, it doesn't hurt that this particular couple planned a wedding that was of VERY similar taste to my own, which made it all the more fun to photograph. Gotta love clients who have similar style!

Ten years in the making, Lauren and Steven finally said "I Do" on Saturday, October 7th surrounded by family and friends. You can tell how absolutely LOVED these two are by everyone around them. It was very telling just how great these two are just based on how their family and friends treated and talked about them. It may sound like something that would seem obvious, but there was something very different and effortless with this bunch.

Anyways, below is a formal sneak peek and some of my favorites from their day! ENJOY!

VENDORS & DETAILS:

Venue: Hartley Botanica, Photographer: Ashley Burns Photography, Dress: Allure Bridal, Bridesmaid Dress: Vera Wang White, Tuxes: Vera Wang Black, Hair: Haley Weinrich & Janelle Harris, Makeup: Javier Mena & Geena Elizabeth, DJ: Oh Whatta Night, Florals: Acton Creative Flowers, Harpist: Amber Lynn, Calligraphy: Fine Tip Feather, Cake: Jill's Cakes, Video: Verge Film, Caterer: Command & Performance Catering

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RYAN + RACHEL // NEWPORT DUNES WATERFRONT RESORT // NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA

I loved Ryan and Rachel's wedding! They had such a fun group of people celebrate with them and the day could not have gone more smoothly.

I have known Rachel since school days and its always so exciting to hear from people you grew up with to document something special for them. At the time, Ryan and Rachel were living in Tennessee (they are now back in California! YAY!), so we did a majority of planning long distance and when they came to town we go together. You may remember their engagement session, which you can see here. I looovvved working with these two - they are so in love, fun-spirited, and easy.

Fast forward to their wedding day, the venue was on a waterfront just across the street from a hotel. It was gorgeous and the space offered for the ceremony and reception worked perfectly. Ryan and Rachel opted to do something a little different for food and had a pizza oven cater! YES. A pizza oven. My kinda people. Pizza, pasta, salad - could their be a better combination? Everyone was guaranteed an awesome meal. So cool to see something different be done! The florals were also really beautiful. Florals are one of my favorite elements to see the day of a wedding. The centerpieces were terrariums filled with florals that lightly poured out on the tables and the bouquets had gorgeous roses and silver dollar eucalyptus. I also really love how simple and classy they went with everything. Nothing was over the top, but just the right amount for them.

Okay, and lastly can we talk about Rachel's dress? I was obsessed from the moment I saw it! The body of the dress flowed so beautifully when wind caught it and the low cut back gave me all the heart eyes. She looked amazing, and I also really liked that Ryan didn't do a full on suit for the wedding. It really suited (pun intended - ha!) the scenery and vibe of the day.

Here are some of my favorite highlights below! Thank you Ryan and Rachel for having me a part of such a fun celebration!! I am so honored to have been a part of your special day!

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BABY WREN IS ON HER WAY // MATERNITY SESSION

What a gorgeous session this is! I had such an awesome time shooting with Taryn and Wade as they await the arrival of their baby girl, Wren. Okay, and how cute is her name? ITS SO GOOD. 

Anyway, due to the heat we last minute switch our shooting location and I'm so glad we did! These images are beautiful and perfectly depict their relationship and excitement as mama-and-daddy-to-be. This was my first time working with this couple and knew within the first couple of minutes how easy it would be to shoot them - they have a strong, loving connection, which was so beautiful to capture. When I was doing solo photos of Taryn I could hear Wade behind me say how beautiful she looked. It was the sweetest. But I mean, can you blame him? She is gorgeous. They are a beautiful couple!

Enjoy some of my favorite highlights below... thank you for a wonderful session, Luethi's!

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LEWIS FAMILY // FAMILY SESSION

The Lewis Family are for sure another one of those families that are on the favorites list. I just ADORE them. They met me through another client I have been working with for years and I instantly connected to them. They are such a warm, charming, and loving bunch - and they never fail to make me feel appreciated with their kind words.

I first worked with them on their youngest daughter Golden's newborn session, so it was so fun to get some updated family photos for them as their family continues to grow. We hit some exceptional light on the evening of their session and I had heart eyes looking through their whole session. Enjoy some of the highlighted favorites below...

PS; even though they have two young children, this mama and daddy still got honeymoon chemistry for days! Last images below make me melt.

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MIKE + NATALIA // ENGAGEMENT SESSION // SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

It is with great joy to share this engagement session with you! 

Natalia and Mike are high school sweethearts (yes, I know, another couple that are high school sweethearts!) and got engaged late last year. I have known Natalia since I was seven years old. We grew up on the same street, were best friends in childhood, and remained in touch over the years. I have so much love for her and her family (her mom and my mom are close friends)! It's always so crazy to witness people you grow up with as kids get married or start a family, which is very much the norm in my life right now. So naturally, I knew I would love Mike as well.

When you see both of them as a couple, you can tell that them being together is really easy. Sure, all relationships take work, that is inevitable, but they make it look effortless because of how much love you can tell they both have for one another. 

Once Natalia sent me a text saying that they wanted me to be their wedding photographer, we quickly started talking about plans for the wedding and, of course, the ENGAGEMENT SESSION. The flight was quickly booked to visit them in NorCal and off I went a few months later. It was such a fantastic (even though short... wahh!) trip and their session couldn't have turned out more beautiful. Mike and Natalia took me to this gorgeous beach and hiking location for their photos called Lands End and Sutro Baths, and you guys...this place did not disappoint! At all. Check out some of the highlights of my favorites below. :)

Can't wait for these two to say I do next Spring! Xo

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WAITING ON BABY AHLGRIM // MATERNITY SESSION // SANTA CLARITA, CA

Summar and Eric are a couple that I could photography ALL. DAY. LONG if I could. They have the most fun and kind personalities, and I really appreciated their down for anything attitude - especially when it came to roaming a field...because well...nature. They were amazing! Seriously though. Wait until you scroll through these photos to see what I mean.

These two are expecting their first child, a baby boy, in June! Their little June bug. I couldn't be more excited for them and already think of them as outstanding parents. I feel like heaven on Earth is watching these two look at each other. I've been so blessed to be around couples during my career where you can literally feel their love, not just see it. Summar and Eric are no exception. Together for 8 years, these two have literally grown up together - transitioning from two youngins to full fledged adults. I honestly cannot wait to see them as the dedicated and loving parents they were set out to be in this life!

Thank you both for an exceptional evening of rocking out to Fleetwood Mac and creating magic with me! So much love to the both of you and your blessing on the way!

 

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DIANE + JOEL // ENGAGEMENT SESSION // SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA

I was instantly drawn into Diane and Joel's love. It's bounces off walls and for a photographer, they are an ideal couple to work with and get to know. They take direction incredibly well, but they also went about their natural instincts during our session. Not to mention they are one of the nicest couple's I have ever worked with! I'm blown away by their emotion I was able to capture. They share a very true and tender love and I feel so honored they chose me to capture their love!

Southern California hasn't gotten rain in quite sometime, and in the past month we've gotten more rain than we have in years! As much as it tested my already crazy schedule, I'm so grateful we got rain because this once brush field is now filled with amazing greenery. I have never seen this field green like this...ever! It was truly amazing and I'm so glad Diane and Joel agreed to shoot their engagement session there.

Thanks for the magical evening you two! Can't wait for the big day. Here are a few of my favorites from their session...

THE SEELEY FAMILY // IN-HOME FAMILY SESSION

The Seeley Family is one of the warmest families I've had the pleasure of working with. Instantly I was welcomed with hugs and smiles! The second I stepped into their home I knew it was going to be a good session. Not only are they such a cute and sweet family, but their home was absolutely amazing! They live in a historic part of Los Angeles, so there was some original architecture which was fun to see, and their style was utter perfection for an in-home session.

Christina had reached out to me a few months ago after finding me randomly (gotta love when that happens!) and it was such a fun treat to spend a Saturday morning with her and her family. Thanks for having me over!!

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THE LANDIS FAMILY // FAMILY SESSION // CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA

When you know you're working with The Landis Family, you know it's going to be an AMAZING day! Todd and Katy have made the three sweetest, most well behaved children and it's been so fun watching them grow year after year. They have the most fun, happiest spirits - you just want to be around them!  They just recently moved further down south here in SoCal, so we took advantage of their local beach minutes from their house!

Katy had communicated that she loved more candids on the beach (my favorite way to shoot at the beach, too), and I think we definitely achieved some really precious moments! It was such a sweet session and I'm so excited to share some of my favorites below...

LAUREN + PAT // ENGAGEMENT SESSION // CARPINTERIA, CALIFORNIA

This session is one of those shoots that gives you all the feels and then some. Not only do Lauren and Pat have chemistry that is OFF. THE. CHARTS., but they are also high school sweethearts (they have been together for almost a decade)! So, naturally I already had a really good feeling about going into this session. Lauren reached out to me earlier this month after seeing a mutual friend's engagement session I had done and we instantly set something up. We had been in close contact to nail down the perfect spot for their engagement session, and I must say, I think Lauren killed it finding this location! See for yourself below...

Congrats you two and thanks for an insanely fun evening! Really enjoyed getting to know you both and documenting such a special time in both your lives!! 

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CAIT + JARYD // ENGAGEMENT SESSION // ECHO PARK, CALIFORNIA

We decided to photograph Cait & Jaryd's engagement session downtown at a park that offered an insane skyline view! I'm a big fan of this park because it has so much to offer - greenery with a hint of modern. I LOVE working with these two. They are incredibly easy and trusting & clearly have beautiful chemistry as well. Most of these photos are of them laughing and looking at one another - it gives me all the feels!

I can't wait to shoot their wedding this October! Thank you for the fun session, Jaryd & Cait!

Hair/Makeup by: Haley Adler-Revilla

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SEATTLE'S BEST // MY WASHINGTON TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

I love that with my blog I'll be meshing some of my personal life and my business together! This will help keep current clients connected and also gives prospective clients a glimpse of who I am behind the lens.

This week I went up to Seattle to visit my longtime and forever friend Natalie. She just moved up to Seattle about a month ago, so getting the opportunity to see her new stomping grounds was a must! I'm OBSESSED with Seattle, guys. It's such a fun city and I thoroughly appreciate my awesome tour guide (Natalie, duh!) to show me some true gems that Washington has to offer. 

I'm not going to lie, this California chick isn't accustomed to PNW weather. Like at all. I was in a total weather shock, but nothing made me happier than being able to wear super warm clothes. Los Angeles can get cold, but NEVER have I experienced these frosty temperatures.

*Cue the scarves and big jackets*

On the second day I was there we ventured up to the mountains. Our initial goal was to go to Leavenworth (a cute mountain town), but came to a complete halt when we pulled to the side of the road and realized we had to get snow chains on the car. If you followed along on my Instagram story you likely saw how that one played out! (TWO CHAINZZZ) Needless to say, we didn't make it up to Leavenworth, BUT we did have a killer time enjoying the scenery our drive had to offer and pulled off a few times to absorb the view and snap some photos. Such a fun, spontaneous day!

On Wednesday, Natalie and I traveled South to meet up with my website designer and friend Emma Rose. Ya'll know I have been raving about her and my site, but she's even more awesome to hangout with in person. She brought along her daughter Riley (my new BFF) and babysitter Madi who was so fun to spend the day with. Us 5 braved the super cool temps in the CUTEST costal town you could ever imagine. I didn't want to leave. It almost looked like a movie set in the Universal backlots or something. But, nope. Real town. Real people. And no, it wasn't Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls, however, I did feel like a Gilmore in this town for a hot minute. I was smitten the whole time and definitely will be back! We got some heart-eye worthy photos during our visit.

In addition to these fun adventures, we ate delicious food and Natalie took me to the yummiest coffee shops! Seattle knows coffee. Just doesn't compare! And no, I'm not just talking about Starbucks and Seattle's Best. Also, you'll never mind being in traffic because you literally feel like you are in the middle of a Christmas tree farm while you drive. YES, massive looking Christmas trees on the side of the road. NO. BIG. DEAL.

Below are some favorite highlights from the trip! Hope you enjoy and it inspires you to visit the PNW! 

Images taken by me, Natalie, and some of me by Emma Rose

And a few iPhone shots below for good measure... ;)

And a few iPhone shots below for good measure... ;)

THE BOSWELL FAMILY // IN-HOME FAMILY SESSION // FRAZIER PARK, CALIFORNIA

When Katie invited me up to their home in the mountains, I knew we were bound to get some one of a kind photos. There is something SO special about in-home sessions - the familiarity and coziness definitely play a big factor. Everything just seems more comfortable.

Dustin and Katie have been remodeling their home over the past year, and YOU GUYS, it's everything! From the bright blue cabinets and white countertops to the refinished wood - this house certainly doesn't disappoint. It's so beautiful inside! Deegan, their oldest son, was very excited to show me his dinosaur room (see the dinosaur family picture below - the boy loves his dinos!), and Greyson, their youngest, was very excited to jump on mom & dad's bed! Katie and Dustin are incredible parents. It was so refreshing to see how hands-on and interactive they are with their two boys! I'm also happy I was able to steal the two of them away for a few shots to themselves...ugh...my heart. I'll save the rest of the sappy things I could write and just let you see for yourself. 

I'm so happy with how these came out! This is what lifestyle sessions are all about!

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IT'S LAUNCH DAY!

Hey everyone! I'm so excited to be officially launched for you all to see. Yay! I'm still in disbelief that ABP turns 6 years old in a matter of days. I couldn't be more grateful! So, what better way to celebrate than to launch a new website and rebrand?

I wanted to first start off by thanking my amazing website designer, Emma Rose, for creating this beautiful and clean site for me to grow with for years to come. This literally wouldn't be here without her! From the very first phone call I had with her I knew she was going to make this a very personal experience for me. She heard my every thought and vision, and made it a reality. And you want to know the best part of the whole gig? We became friends! Win, win.

Anyway, I hope you all love the new site! My main goal for this website was to make sure it was easy to navigate and I was able to provide a proper amount of information for my clients. The site itself is simple - nothing elaborate, just easy, clean, and beautiful!

What's different about this new site is the following...

  • I'll be blogging! This will allow current and prospective clients to see an example of what a gallery will look like, as well as a little information on the actual session itself. People will be able to see my style of work and how I capture. I will also be doing life posts from time to time so you all feel connected to me on a personal level! I'll be sure to hook it up with a good recipe or home decor tip, too. If you know me, you know that I love my clients and keeping a connection is so important to me.
  • There is a calendar! A what? Yes, a calendar! On the inquire page you'll be able to see some of my upcoming sessions and days I have available. I will be updating the calendar as much as I possibly can to ensure clients are aware of my availability. 
  • Subscribe to my mailing list! I promise I won't spam ya! Being a part of my mailing list allows clients to be the first to know what new services are being added or offered, as well as staying up to date on what is going on with ABP. The mailing list will be very essential come holiday session booking time. 

I hope you all respond well to the new site and I'd love to hear what you think! I can't wait for what is to come next year and thank you to everyone that's been a part of this crazy journey thus far. I truly couldn't imagine doing anything else. I'm blessed to be given the opportunity to do what I love everyday, without fear or hesitation. It has been a gift being able to share my experiences with you all.

Just getting started,

Ashley

SAMANTHA // IN-HOME MATERNITY SESSION

It's always a treat when I can get this beautiful lady in front of my camera. This time was a little (or a lot!) different. I've been photographing Sam since she was a senior in high school, so as you can imagine it is so surreal to see her taking these next steps in her life and entering motherhood. I'm so proud of this girl! I've watched her grow up in so many ways and I know she is going to be an amazing mama. I also got to meet her boyfriend, Robert, during our session who was equally as fun to hang out and shoot with.

I cannot wait to meet baby Aria Rose in the new year! Congrats!

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JASON + JENNIFER // HURON SUBSTATION // LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

I was so excited when Jason had sent me a message saying he was interested in having me document his and Jennifer's wedding day! Jason and I met at a wedding I had previously photographed and stayed connected on social media over the years. So, of course it's no surprise that I was so excited to see this gorgeous blonde in a photo with him when it popped up on my newsfeed! Well, many photos and just a matter of months later they got engaged.

When I had gone over to their house for our initial meeting, I quickly knew just by Jenn's home decor that I was going to jive really well with them. I know that sounds crazy, but Jenn and I totally speak the same language and obsession when it comes to home decor. An hour and a half into our meeting, us three were still lost in conversation and it was only a few days later I got a message that they wanted to press forward in working together! *YAY!* 

I think you guys might know by now that I have really good looking clients (you can refer to my portfolio if you need more convincing)! Jason and Jenn are no exception. Jason and Jenn are REALLY good people with really good hearts. They absolutely killed it at their engagement session - there were too many great photos to count, not to mention the most beautiful natural light. So, I knew come the day of the wedding they would bring their A-game. Due to foregoing a first look, their romantics were at nighttime (something I was not used to), but I think there is something magical and different about them.

Their wedding day was industrial chic and located in a gorgeous venue downtown. This place was seriously amazing. From the moment you walked in you kind of wanted to just grab your sleeping bag and move in. The dim lighting indoors and gorgeous bistro lighting out back made for such a romantic, intimate evening. The entire night was filled with so much love in the room and I think these highlight photos really display that.

Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Kornfeld! I look forward to many more memories in the making!

Venue: Huron Substation // Wedding Coordinator: Gabrielle Volz // Makeup Artist: Haley Adler-Revilla // Hair: Lindsay Berman //                     Floral Designer: Vave Studios // Videography: Malatesta Films  // Groom/Groomsmen Socks & Tie: The Tie Bar // Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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Los Angeles Wedding Photographer // Ashley Burns Photography
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Ashley Burns Photography
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Ashley Burns Photography
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Ashley Burns Photography
Ashley Burns Photography
Ashley Burns Photography

TANI + SHANE // ENGAGEMENT SESSION // MALIBU, CALIFORNIA

I went to high school with these two soon-to-be-married high school sweethearts! They've been together for seven years. Time seriously flies! It was so much fun catching up with them both and seeing how happy and excited they are to get married. I have to say, Shane's proposal story is by far one of the best and favorites I have ever heard. He's a baseball player, so the sport has been very much a part of both of their lives for a long time. Shane pulled out all the stops and perfectly timed the most amazing proposal on the baseball field, and wait for it - both families secretly watching in the dugout! How perfect?

Tani and Shane were so fun to photograph, and I appreciated that they were up for anything! I think these came out so awesome, don't you think? I posted some of my favorite highlights below.

Congrats you two!! All the best!

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Ashley Burns Photographer // Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

THE HUGHES FAMILY // SANTA CLARITA, CA

I have been working with the Hughes family since Owen (their oldest) was in his mommy's belly. I have shot one maternity session, two newborn sessions, and now two family sessions for Andy and Abby. It has been such a joy to watch them grow their family these past few years! I still remember when I went over to their home to photograph Owen for the first time, and now he's a big brother to Luke. Um, side note, aren't they so absolutely delicious?! Having Luke in the mix has made it even more fun to capture moments for this now family of four. One of the best things about my job is getting to evolve with my clients year after year and I'm so glad the Hughes are one of those families that has me along to document their story and growth!

Here are some of my favorites from their latest family session...

Santa Clarita Family Photographer
Santa Clarita Family Photographer
Santa Clarita Family Photographer
Santa Clarita Family Photographer
While I was getting a few shots of Abby and Andy, Owen decided to dive into them. The reaction? Priceless. SO glad we got this moment.

While I was getting a few shots of Abby and Andy, Owen decided to dive into them. The reaction? Priceless. SO glad we got this moment.

Santa Clarita Family Photographer
Santa Clarita Family Photographer
Santa Clarita Family Photographer
Santa Clarita Family Photographer