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Bella Terre Vineyard Iowa Wedding Chicago Illinois Wedding photographer Lauren ashley studios scaled

Weddings at Bella Terre are truly enchanted events delivering unparalleled experiences in Glenwood, IA . The name Bella Terre, is Italian for “beautiful lands”,  Krista & Andrew had the most elegant weddings at Bella Terra Vineyard and the reception hall. Check out the vendors! Venue – Bella Terre Vineyard & Reception Hall Entertainment for the reception – Travis with DJ and […]

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The Tinley Park Convention Center Wedding Venue Chicago Illinois Wedding photographer Lauren ashley studios scaled

Today’s couple guides us through their LGBTQ wedding planning process and shares how to guarantee that your big day will be filled with nothing but joy. Be it an LGBTQ wedding or not, planning a big day is stressful, and anxiety inducing. There’s no getting around that. But what Nikki & Crystin learned on their […]

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   They told me to make her fall in love,  I had to make her laugh.  But every time she laughs… I’m the one who falls in love.   Tags: brides, desert, destination photography, engaged couple, engagement photographer, engagement photography, engagement photos, engagement shoot, gay, gay marriage, las vegas, lauren ashley, lauren ashley studios, lesbian, […]

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   Monday afternoon we packed up and started our two hour trip to Lake Geneva to visit the popular Ice Castles for a session! Despite the cold, the crowds, and complications, we were able to get the most amazing shots! ❄️ Jess White is a fellow talented photographer and friend from Iowa! I have loved watching […]

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   “Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.” From the city of Chicago to the tip of South Africa, there was so much beauty to be taken in with every scene that I had encountered last week. While traveling through Cape Town, I had found myself in the presence of […]

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   Let’s talk about this amazing person for a minute!!!! Two years ago today I met this beautiful soul on a workshop trip, never did I dream I would be doing a safari with this person or connect the way we did. I mean come on making new girlfriends at this age can be hard […]

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  Did you know that when penguins find their mate, they stay together forever? Will you be my penguin?   Tags: africa, boulder beach, cape town, destination photography, engaged couple, engagement photographer, engagement photography, engagement photos, engagement shoot, exotic destinations, lauren ashley, lauren ashley studios, penguins, safari, south africa, traveling photographer

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   Caitlin + Brandon. When family gets engaged, you pack your bags and make your way to Atlanta for an engagement session. I mean we were there to celebrate Christmas too, but you know… we were killing two birds with one stone. 😉 My favorite thing is to shoot in a location I’ve never been before, […]

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