Hey y’all!! First, I just want to say I am so glad you are here! It really means a lot that you’re checking out my new site and I am just so excited to share with you what is new!
Welcome to my all new site www.ashleyagnew.com and my new brand!!
So cue the ballon drop and pop the confetti! Just kidding– head to Taco Bell for a Party Pack and let’s “Cheers!” with our large Big Red’s to this new adventure!
If you’ve been following me for a while now, you know that I’ve been a photographer since 2012. What began as a small town girl with a pretty basic camera taking photos for family and friends, has turned into a business that allowed me to serve 300+ families in the last 2.5 years!! So thank you to all of you who have been part of my story so far! Because of you, I had the ability to invest in my photography education, better high-end equipment, and fulfill my dreams!
When I started all this, the name Agnew Images had a nice ring to it, and it has served me well for the last 8 years.
But it’s time for something BIGGER now, something that truly defines me, and what better option than my name?!
I could not be more excited for all the changes that have been made!
My website. My style. My brand. And my name!
So, what does all of this mean to you?!
Well, theres a few reasons that I wanted to do a rebrand– here’s why:
My shooting style has changed a bit. While I developed my editing style a year ago, the way that I shoot sessions has changed from when I started. I’m a lifestyle, candid photographer. I want to capture real couples, families, and people and their real emotions and interactions. Sure, we will still get that one smiling photo that Grandma is sure to love! But we will also be playing, snuggling, dancing, and just having a ton of fun!
I wanted to reach a different type of client and expand into the wedding industry. In the early days I spent a lot of time at the same location, using the same poses, trying for forced smiles from unhappy kids and sometimes even grumpy dads, haha. I didn’t market myself as a wedding photographer and I even turned down weddings for a full year to gain more experience. In the last year or so, I have found that I really thrive when I shoot couples. I just LOVE seeing people genuinely in love. Couples sessions feed my soul. It’s where my creativity soars. And weddings are just an expansion of that feeling! I love getting to know my couples, spending the day with them, capturing all their love surrounded by the people most important to them. I love telling their love story the way it deserves to be told.
I want to tell more than ordinary stories with my photos. Whether you’re just engaged, newly married, or you have a few years on the books, I want to tell your story. While I will gladly shoot in fields or at parks, I absolutely LIVE for doing something different with each session. I truly want to capture who you are as a couple or a family. If you like going fishing, let’s do it! If you want to stay home and cozy up next to your sweetheart with a good book and a cup of coffee (or wine!), I am there! You shouldn’t have to feel like the photos you’re having taken aren’t you. Your wedding day is ALL ABOUT THE TWO OF YOU! And your engagement session should be too! I don’t just want to shoot your photos and leave it there. I’m officially your third wheel. I’m your bestie with a camera at the ready! Sure, everyone is awkward in photos sometimes, but the more we connect for real, the more comfortable you are in front of me and my two Canon sidekicks. I want you to leave your session feeling like you just had a blast with each other, an experience and a time in your life that you’ll never forget. I want to give you an experience that is more about the moments and the memories. So that when you look back at your photos, you remember exactly the way you felt in that moment.
I knew I was outgrowing my business and needed a brand. Your brand gives potential clients an idea of who you are. It also tells them what to expect when booking you! The colors I chose are some of my absolute favorites. I love muted pinks, navy blues, sage greens and creams. These tones are flattering on everyone! I also knew that I wanted people to associate me with my own business, and the best way for me to do that was to make my name the forefront of my brand. It’s more personal and it’s a way to show you exactly who I am, what I love, and what my life is all about. The real me. What’s better than that?!
So there you have it: My shooting style. My ideal clients. My storytelling. My brand. And my NAME!
There are so many exciting things coming and I just can’t wait to see how this all unfolds!
Thank you so much for checking out all the new things going on!
And if you’ve made it this far… now it’s time for the GIVEAWAY!
There will be TWO winners!
The Prize: Your choice of a 30 min couples session OR $250 off a wedding package!
All you have to do is: 1. Share this blog post to your Facebook or Instagram. (Make sure you tag me!) 2. Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post about your favorite things to do as a couple that we could incorporate into a session!
Love that you are directed towards candid photos & authenticity!!
Thanks Megan! It’s kiiiiiinda my favorite thing about this whole gig! 🙂
We love to go to races, four wheeling, and fishing.
Yaaaasss! We could do a fourwheeling and fishing into one! Love that!
Greg and I need a RZR themed couples session! 😂
That would be so cute, Katie! Let’s get those tires a little muddy!!
I can’t wait to have you do William do a senior session with you this year (Class of 2021)!! We are more than thrilled with the way his Eagle Scout pictures turned out. I’m excited to see what your new brand and techniques will bring to our family memories.❤️
Thanks so much, Cryl! Can’t wait for his senior session!
We love riding the rzr, lifting, and sitting on our patio just hanging out together!
Hmmm… so many good ideas! Y’all would look amazing with a gym session!
We just love being “together”. …At the lake, segwaying, Big 4, or just on the couch’s with the 3 dogs.
Segwaying!! How fun!
I am so excited for the sessions in the future with Braylee as she grows and to have you be a part of that I am confident they will be just perfect!
Awww yay! I can’t wait to watch her grow!
Hiking walking thru vinyard or garden all would be gorgeous. Everyday activities playing sports. Loved our family nature pictures this fall❤
We can definitely do that! Maybe picking some apples or peaches?! So glad you loved them!
Candid photos are the best and you’re great at capturing some beautiful moments! Beautiful pictures and a beautiful human!
We love to hike. Lol
You go to some of the best hiking spots! We could easily have a super cute hiking session!
We love just laughing together and being in the moment. Anything in nature. Love golden hour you know! We love you and are so proud of you!!!
GOLDEN HOUR IS LIFE. Love you!!!
We love spending time with Evelyn and doing things outside. Sitting around the fire, going on hikes and rzr riding.
Bonfire session?!? Sign me up! Let’s make some smores!
Ashley has an extraordinary talent. We absolutely loved our engagement pictures. She makes any photo session comfortable. My fiancé and I are so excited for her to be part of our big day. We would highly recommend her!!!
Absolutely can’t wait to see you guys again!
My husband and I love to stay in, eat junk food and pizza and watch movies or our favorite shows. We love driving around exploring new places. When we are kid free and the weather is nice we will go walk somewhere and enjoy nature.
Pizza and junk food on the couch sounds like my perfect kind of night!
My husband is truly my “happily ever after, fairy tale kind of love”. We found each other after trials and tribulations and ended relationships (don’t want to say failed because we both got beautiful babies out of them). We’re each other’s kind of perfect and I would love to capture that in photos. I LOVE that you prefer candid over posed photos…those are my fav too! Good luck in all you do!
Awww, so happy for you girl! We can plan something super special for y’all!
Laughing (candid photos)
We love to go hiking, eat pizza, and play with our kiddos!
How about a hike to a place for a pizza picnic?!
My husband and I love to go to sporting events, drink craft beer, and battle it out to Jeopardy =)
Beer tasting session!! Love that idea!
My life are my kids. They have grown tremendously into little humans the past few years since that first photo shoot. No couple format here just a mom and her kids!
Love that Azalee! So thankful to get to keep capturing your family!
Congratulations on your growing business. I love your concept of candid photos. I always thought it would be neat for someone to capture a family in their element: cooking, gardening, doing DIY projects. The things that bring you joy are what make for the best candid photos.
Thanks so much, Karlyn! A gardening session! That sounds like something I NEED to do! I can just see little hands digging in the dirt, and the watering can being passed around! Love that idea!
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