Kellen & Ashley | Fredericksburg Wedding Photographer

This time last year I was shooting Kellen & Ashley's wedding while crossing my fingers that all my activity wouldn't put me into labor juuuust yet. After their wedding, I had three weddings in queue, one right around the corner and a baby coming! As you can imagine, all of this contributed to a quiet blog. So I figured Kellen & Ashley's first wedding anniversary was as good a time as any to relive their wedding here on the blog! I LOVE these two! They are one of the most laid-back couples I know. They have both been through some hard times apart, and together they help one another focus on the good in life. Ashley is so down-to-earth and Kellen's adoration of her makes them such a positive, uplifting couple to be around. I really enjoyed each chance I had to spend time with them. And I am excited because thanks to Facebook, Ashley and I have been able to keep in touch and they are expecting their first baby in 2013! I am looking forward to hanging out with them around the holidays for some maternity pictures, so keep an eye out for those in the next few months!

Lucky for me, Ashley loves rainy days and had the best attitude about the rain on her wedding day (although it seems this year she's thinking they have jinxed this weekend to forever be rainy!). Because of the rain, we took advantage of covered porches and brightly-lit hallways for many photo ops. The day was so beautiful (of course) and had a lot of unique touches. One of my favorite things was that as Ashley came down the aisle the DJ played a recording of her voice talking to her dad. Queue the tears!! All of the vendors involved came together to make this day so beautiful and so fun for Kellen, Ashley and all of their guests.

Take a peek into this day last year:

Equipment used for this wedding:  canon 5d mark ii // canon 7d // canon 50mm f/1.2 lens // canon 70-200 f/2.8 lens // canon 35mm f/1.4 lens // canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens


Liz Cook is the owner and photographer of sincerely, liz: photography. She is a virginia wedding photographer and virginia portrait photographer who loves virginia weddingsfamily portrait sessions and couple photography.

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Liz Cook

Liz Cook is a wedding, birth, and motherhood photographer based in Central Virginia. Her intuition and creative perspective allow her to connect both professionally and personally with her subjects, and thus, her portfolio is saturated with authentic emotion. Whether she's sharing her story with fellow entrepreneurs or enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters, Liz is both present and passionate about capturing and celebrating life. Her work has been featured by O "Oprah" Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino, Rue Magazine, among others.