I’ve known Ashlee for as long as I can remember. Years ago we went to the same church. Ashlee’s mom would come over (with Ashlee and her sister, Sam) and babysit us wee Wasses when my parents needed some “alone time”. :) Ashlee always made everything fun and was so incredibly sweet! I went to Sunday School class with Chris’ brother and so I knew Chris just from sightings in and around church. Chris and Ashlee started dating while together in youth group at HEFC (our church at the time) and, 7 years later, they’re engaged and tying the knot in October!!!
I loved being the wedding photographer for my cousin, Amanda, and her *now husband!!!* Doug on Jan. 17th. While I enjoy all of the wedding days I’ve been the photographer for it was super special to be my cousin’s wedding photographer!
I first met Christina when I was younger….probably around 8 or 10. My memories of her were very vague consisting of, 1. Watching her rock on our wooden swing while talking to my parents or my sister, Hannah and 2. Thinking she was pretty. :)
So, you should know by now that my last name is Wassenberg. So, the “Wassenberg Maternity Shoot” involved my parents! We got them all dressed up, the day after Valentine’s Day, and took them outside for a few pictures. Mama’s due pretty soon now…I can’t wait for lil’ Wass to make his/her appearance!
Now you’ve met my two parents and sibling #9! Can’t wait to introduce little Wass when he/she gets here!
One of the biggest benefits of photographing weddings is that I get to capture those special, behind-the-scenes moments that no one else sees. Matt and Samantha’s wedding was a huge tear-jerker for me! I think I cried at least three times that day and that was because of the beautiful, intimate moments I was blessed to be a part of. Seeing tears pour down Matt’s face as he saw his bride walk down the aisle toward him, watching the dances…all of it was beautiful, emotional, and God-honoring.
Excited about the opportunity, I said “yes”! Here are some of the pictures from the day:
Mr. and Mrs. Milletary.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams (I love the above photo!!!).
Mr. and Mrs. Roper! (The photo on the left is another favorite!)