ashley+adam {my baby sister is in *LOVE* and getting married!}

to say that I am “protective” of her would be a major understatement.

she is not only my baby baby sister…..but also my best friend.

to say that we are more like twins, would be completely accurate.

we go shopping, split up, and meet back up with the same things…..

we complete each others sentences, and can speak to each other with our secret eye powers.  seriously.

ash has one of the sweetest hearts i know.

that heart has been through much over the past few years.

seeing her go through pain and trials was not easy…..

but now she is stronger.

GOD has brought her through.

less than a year ago ashley joined the cincinnai house of prayer. there was a guy on staff named adam.

they had never met.

she had a very moving dream about him.  the kind of dream you could write a book about.  the kind of dream you can’t quit thinking about.

in the dream ashley couldn’t walk, but needed to go up a hill.

adam put his arms around her waist, and carried her up.

the next day they met in real life.  they became friends.

one night ash shared her dream with him.   he was moved, because he also had a dream very similar to hers.

months later, here they stand together…..and she’s got a cool vintage ring on her finger.

he thinks she’s cute when she busts out in song and dance.  i like that.

brett and i loved doing this session with ashley and adam.  we loved seeing them happy and in love.  we loved getting to know adam more.


so normally it takes people a good 15 minutes or so to loosen up  during a session.  we got out of the car and my sister busted out with this photo below.  yes, she is totally 100% making fun of me.


we are the same weird.


they insisted on doing their favorite pose from Titanic.


a little heel kicking.





one of Brett’s favs.






oh, i love you sunlight!!



i love this.



Ash, I want this blown up HUGE.   you = precious.

Adam, I love that you love her like this.




“when i close my eyes, you are all i see”



another one of brett’s favs!



another FAV.


ashie poo, you are so beautiful.


*love, is a grand thing*


forget it, they are alllll favs.



*heart* this.



proof that we were extra comfortable on this shoot.


brett getting a shot of Adam’s butt.



Adam: you have been approved.

love you guys.

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December 10, 2009 - 1:05 pm

Caitlin - I love your work!!! these remind me of how much I adore my big sister : )

December 10, 2009 - 1:07 pm

Ashie - Yay!!! What an amazing, talented sister and brother in law I have! I love the the pics! It was so much fun hanging out with you guys too. I love you with everything in me.

ps- Thanks for being my best friend my whole life!

December 10, 2009 - 1:23 pm

steve z - stunning! love the legs + guitar shot and the silhouetted jump shot. beautiful as always!

December 10, 2009 - 1:29 pm

Janelle - WOW! There are several pictures that literally took my breath away! You did an outstanding job!!! Did you get a picture of that vintage ring?!?!?!

December 10, 2009 - 2:00 pm

jason z - love it! too many favorites to list.

December 10, 2009 - 2:12 pm

susan - aww thanks for sharing this wonderful shots ! :)
all the best !!

December 10, 2009 - 2:14 pm

Rebecca - awwww! just the cutest! LOVE the hill shot, the field shot–all of it! congrats to all!!

December 10, 2009 - 2:24 pm

Heather - Awesome. Amazing. SOOOOO beautiful. You rock. They are so lucky to have YOU too :) Best of luck to them!

December 10, 2009 - 2:57 pm

lucy - are you serious? i love ashie, and i especially love her in her engagement shoot! she’s so BEAUTIFUL! ugh,i heart ALL of these photos. can’t wait to see you canvas your office and studio in these. congrats ashley and adam…you are beautiful together!

December 10, 2009 - 4:04 pm

danielle - these are all stunning! LOVE all the creativity :)

December 10, 2009 - 4:05 pm

arenda - i think i’m having a bit of an emotional day, but these pictures made me cry. they’re so beautiful! i could seriously pick out like ten favourites, it’s ridiculous. beautiful work (and beautiful commentary!).

December 10, 2009 - 4:12 pm

adam(3) - the wide hill shot with the tiny moon is R A D!
stellar sesh.
love the location.
both parties rocked it :)

ps….i must find this hill…its a magical hill :D

December 10, 2009 - 4:41 pm

katie elfers - seriously love everything about this post… your sister sounds like a cool chic and she lucked out with those same gorgeous genes you got. they look so comfortable in their skin with each other and you really captured that beautifully. the offer stands, btw :)

December 10, 2009 - 5:01 pm

Lauren - These are AWESOME!!! I LOVE this session!! What a perfect day for the gorgeous couple :) Congrats!

December 10, 2009 - 6:39 pm

Jessica - These are AMAZING!!! Love them all!

December 10, 2009 - 7:18 pm

betsy - Ok, I’m sitting here with TEARS in my eyes and I’ve never even met your sister! Holy cats these blow my mind!!!!! Jesh De Rox has got nothing on you! ;-) (Though he is so dreamy….Just had to add that)

How wonderful you have a sister you are so close with. and that dream! Wow!!!! I had a similar situation happen like that with my late husband once. He sat up late writing a story to me and I dreamed the same story! Those experiences are so mind blowing and are such evidence of when people are truly connected.

Thanks for sharing this!

December 10, 2009 - 7:36 pm

Briony - one of my fave shoots of yours so far! great job :)

December 10, 2009 - 8:14 pm

holly - this is why you are my favorite. you make me cry all the time. thank you for all of the JOY you bring to my life!

December 10, 2009 - 9:05 pm

Amber - Great session with great people! Love, love!

December 10, 2009 - 9:32 pm

tracy - ashley, congratulations! can’t wait to meet your love. you are a gorgeous pair, you and adam (and i have to add that you and jess are looking more and more alike as the years go by…beautiful)

December 10, 2009 - 9:57 pm

Maya Laurent - Oh my you two look alike! How much fun to give this back to your sister! I bet she is in love with these!

December 10, 2009 - 11:44 pm

Abra Michelle - LOVE LOVE LOVE this. And that doesn’t even come close to how much I absolutely love this set of pictures. You can’t get much better. . .and if you do, I’ll be that much more jealous (in a good way, of course). WOW!!!!

December 11, 2009 - 10:17 am

Jen Collins - Unbelievable……absolutely Breath-taking…Uber-tallented! You guys capture Love in every shot!

December 11, 2009 - 10:22 am

Barb - S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!

December 11, 2009 - 10:49 am

heather morrow - ridiculous! their love, your talent, your words it’s all….just WOW!!!!

December 11, 2009 - 11:19 am

Ryan - So good. The tightly cropped shot of them running through the field tells such a story.

December 11, 2009 - 12:10 pm

Nicole - Wow! Fabulously stunning images – i love them ALL! supercute couple and i love the story about their dreams. thanks for sharing that, made me smile. :)

December 11, 2009 - 12:41 pm

Vickey Weiss - I can’t stand how AMAZING the two of you are! Fantastic as always!!!

December 11, 2009 - 2:25 pm

armand - amazing images you guys!! really beautiful. fuck. you’re good.

December 11, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Kelly (Daphne Photo Studio) - Gorgeous!! I cannot pick a fav…they are all so good. Ashley you are so precious and I’m so happy for you :)

December 11, 2009 - 6:52 pm

Alex - I hope to get the right words in my lousy English: I`M A VERY HAPPY PERSON! You know why? I´ve had the pleasure not only to meet Jess & Brett personally this year but also Ashley on the wedding of Amy & Caleb. I really liked her happiness in her eyes and her laugh. You rellay made a big impression to me. Now I´m finally married myself and I´m so happy to see Ashley that happy now! You´re a gorgeous couple. Adam: Take care of her and love her always a little bit more than 100 percent! I would really love to be at your wedding but it´s a long way from Germany ;-) Again: I´m so happy to met the Zwolinski´s and the Wallace´s and to see that you´re all that happy what in conclusion makes me also very happy. Love from Germany, Alex (who wrote the word happy a little bit too much!)

December 11, 2009 - 6:55 pm

Alex - OH, forgot something: AWESOME pictures and a great emotional session! I really couldn´t pic a fav :-)

December 11, 2009 - 7:08 pm

mel - dang! your comments are blown up!! love them all. no favorites…theyre all too cool. so are you as lucky as i and get to play maid of honor for you sister WHILE photographing the big day?? i cant see how theyd want anyone else! way to rock my striped socks off.

December 13, 2009 - 12:04 am

Michelle Davies - Wow! Wow! Wow! I would definitely have to second the “they are all favorites”! Amazing work. Congrats to your sister. I can only hope my girls are as close as you and yours someday.

December 13, 2009 - 8:48 pm

carmen - brett + jess …. just speechless! one after the other AMAZING! what a blast you must have had during this shoot! happy holidays guys :)

December 13, 2009 - 11:33 pm

kara wieler - I started a list of my favs as I was looking through these images, ready to comment on a couple of them… but then my list grew too long. These are absolutely gorgeous… fantastic work!

December 14, 2009 - 4:11 pm

shannon selim - I suppose I should tack my two cents on here officially! This is perhaps the reason I’ve been perusing this blog for so long… to see that beautiful lady I love happy in love! Ash you’re gorgeous, Adam your adorable, Jess and Brett you don’t need to be told again that your genius’s… thanks for bringing this to all of us as well. Ashie – way to sport that beautiful dark chocolate!!! Nice work friends! :-)

PS. the field of weeds, what more could a person ask for!?

December 14, 2009 - 6:03 pm

Jay Hill - LOVE these photos guys, totally awesome! :)

December 15, 2009 - 12:21 am

gina@kiwistreetstudios - am i late to see and comment?!!!
i am this close to my baby sister too, so i completely know your bonds. how wonderful for you to use your gifts for your own sister!
to freeze this time for her and for him!!!
tons of love, tons of emotion and tons of fun!
congrats to your little sister!

December 15, 2009 - 11:42 am

Sheldra - OH MY!! I love these photos of my Ashley Ellen and her handsome fiance! I’m so excited for her! Jess and Brett, as always, your work is leaves me speechless!

December 15, 2009 - 3:00 pm

pete erickson - Love your stuff. Thanks for sharing it.

December 15, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Adam McIntosh - You all did an amazing job!!! It was such a blessing to have you two take these for us. I am so looking forward to being related to the best photographers around. Thank you all for all you do.

December 15, 2009 - 10:51 pm

Lorenzo - The silloette (Selling?) shots are killer!!!

December 16, 2009 - 1:51 pm

rebecky - I love all the pictures. Ashley looks so happy and I love and also adored by her beau. I am most happy for Ashley and her true love. Congrats!

December 21, 2009 - 2:54 am

Catherine Guidry - This is the first that I’ve seen of your work, and maybe its because your shoot was of your sister and her fiance, but Im amazed at your connection with them. Beautiful work!

December 26, 2009 - 11:37 am

Sandy - simply stunning…you guys are the best!

December 27, 2009 - 10:20 am

AmyPunky Photography - I think this is my all time favorite engagement session by you!! Your sister is so cute and they look so in love!!!

December 28, 2009 - 10:48 pm

Matt C - I was going through your blog. I found it at prophoto and I liked the domain name. Then got caught up by some amazing pictures. This group especially – as I was going through I was like good, great, amazing by the end of this I couldn’t decide. All are keepers!

December 31, 2009 - 5:31 am

Annie Robeson - I…AM…SPEECHLESS! I have so much love for these pictures, words can not describe. Jessie’s words beforehand made me tear up more than the pictures themselves. HOWEVER, THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE PICTURES AREN’T BEYOND PERFECTION! Ashley, call me. Soon.

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February 22, 2010 - 4:20 pm

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