It’s me—Ashley Wright Slegers! I’m married to my best friend Joseph since October of 2018. We are learning day-by-day that life truly is better together.

It’s me—Ashley Wright Slegers! I’m married to my best friend Joseph since October of 2018. We are learning day-by-day that life truly is better together.

I’ve always been a day-dreamer. I’ve always been nostalgic. I’ve always believed that everyone has a meaningful story longing to be told.

When you invite me to be a part of your story, your legacy, I don’t take that lightly. Your love is sacred on a wedding day and on an ordinary day. I am honored to be a part of helping you leave behind memories of a life well-lived.

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come”
- William Shakespeare

It is my dearest hope that when you spend time in front of my camera you leave with laugh lines on your face. That the wrinkles form because you lived a beautiful life and the memories have been etching themselves into your skin.

I hope you experience love and joy…and also tears. I hope that at the end of your days, you have a photo with your nose crinkled in laughter, with tissues clutched to your chest, with your partner wiping tears from your eyes. I hope that photo gets the honor of being set out in your memory.

I hope that the photos I make become a family legacy for you—ones that will long outlive me.

I hope that some day your grandchildren have no idea who I am, but that they have so many tangible memories of you to go along with the stories they’ve heard.

I hope you know you will never have to perform for me. You don’t need to put on a show for me. You are not another like on Instagram for me. You, exactly as you are, are enough. For me. For my camera. For you. The way you show love? It’s enough. It’s worthy of being documented. Whoever you love, wherever you love, however you love, there is space for you here.

I hope you walk away knowing that even if the details don’t fall into place, that even if the weather forces your outdoor wedding in, that even if your hair goes flat, even if… You. Are. Enough. And your love story is worthy of being preserved.

Friend. I hope we get to talk soon. I cannot wait to hear all about you.

Your faithful truth teller,
Ashley