Wednesday, February 24, 2010


My friend Ashley Kurpiel, you may remember her family portrait session that I shot back in Nov. suffers from FOP a rare bone disease that turns muscle to bone. Ashley is amazing she is a advocate and lobbies for FOP research, traveling and attending charity, and research events always with a smile on her face. She has been blessed with so many opportunity to educate and bring FOP into the spotlight.

I admire her and her family so much I'm so proud of her for being a voice for herself and others that suffer from FOP.

Tomorrow, the 25th @ 4pm EST. Ashley will be on the Tyra Banks show so be sure and support her by watching!!

Friday, February 19, 2010


You can't help but to fall in love with a face like this...he is just so cute, it makes you smile.

for the love of photography:

Stop us....

The Bui Brothers shot this on a beach in Jacksonville and as much as I like to think I have super human strength it's lacking here, all i can do is laugh at myself!

Thanks to Balydia for the awesome video!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

marianna + blake:

I love it when it all comes together and it doesn't get much better than Marianna and Blake.
After weeks of rescheduling due to unstoppable rain we finally had a beautiful day to go out and shoot and boy was it worth it! First we headed down to the docks and then to a beautiful field, with perfect light it was just amazing.

Thanks so much guys I can't wait for the wedding!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

why i want to go to WPPI:

I was over at Tofurios this site contains loads of great info, when I came across the entry to win passes to WPPI but the catch is that you have to explain why you want to attend.

After thinking about that question for a day I still had only a short and simple answer.

I believe with all my heart that when you share your talents with the world, the world opens it’s self to you. I want to attend WPPI because I want to share, learn and grow.
As simple as that is that’s why I want to attend WPPI.

scarlets workshop:

v-blog 2.15 from Jessica Ashley on Vimeo.

I'm still in workshop mode and implementing all the amazing things I learned! I wanted to be sure and say a huge thank you to Scarlett for opportunity to learn and grow. Your such an amazing inspiration and amazing photographer!

I also wanted to recognize all the amazing women that shared this great experience with me as well as a few others that were such huge supports!

Here are the fabulous team members that put together Whitney's look:

Fashion Stylist: Melanie Pace
Make Up: Paulina Perez
Hair: Amber Kish
Dress Provided By: Solutions Bridal
Dress Designer: Judd Waddall
Necklace, Earrings and Shoes: BCBG
Ring & Bracelet: Bayhill Jewelers

A special thanks to:

The Bui Brothers
Stephen Knuth
Kathryn Brown

Acomadations Provided By:
One Ocean

Here are a few images from Scarlett and her team that are just to cute for words:

chesse.....to much cheese:

Oh the lengths that I will go to for a ticket to WPPI. But you have to admit that my pup pup isn't the ugliest...cutest thing you've ever seen!

Oh and sorry about the noise, I'm not a pro at this yet!

Scootsac and WPPI from Jessica Ashley on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

whitney tompson:

v-blog 2-12 from Jessica Ashley on Vimeo.

You've been asking, you've been waiting, you've wanted it so here they are...

America's next top model cycle 10 winner Whitney Tompson in all here beautiful glory.


v-blog 2-11-10 from Jessica Ashley on Vimeo.

Below are a few of the images from the e-shoot....can you guess which one was the winner.

my crazy fun weekend:

V-blog 19.10 from Jessica Ashley on Vimeo.

Forgive how tired or dorky I look, but it's only my third ever video blog and It's still hard to watch myself...really hard!

I also forgot to mention that have some goodies I won to tell you about and a few other things that are coming! I'll post more images from Scarlett's workshop soon but the beach, shooting, great models and good pizza you can't beat it!

Don't forget to give me a little love and check out the great friends that I made...pink,pink,pink

lol...I'm so dorky!


Monday, February 8, 2010

in the name of art:

In the name of art I drew blood...that's right as I was racing to get "the shot" I got something else instead, pain. Was it worth it??

Totally and you get to see the out come tomorrow.

Friday, February 5, 2010


ok so as a photographer the one thing i need is my eyes and lastnight as I removed the overabundant amount of carefully applied mascara I managed to put the cotton ball directly into my eye...what?
It's not like I'm new at this, close your eye jessica and apply.
Sometimes I just have to laugh at my self...

At least I still have my sight this morning :)

fun trip:

This morning I loaded all my gear in the car and that was a task in it's self. I started down the road and headed to Florida,it was a trip filled with LOTS of rain and a little construction but I finally made it! After hanging out with some amazing gals I'm tucked into my king size bed and am ready to get some good rest. I'm not letting you guys in on to much but let me just tell you it's good....really good!!

I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

a sweet surprise:

I woke this morning with a long list of “to do’s” after a cup of chi tea and a banana I was off and running. The first thing on my list as always is to check my email and among all of the junk mail, inquires and correspondences with Scarlet …more on that later…was a facebook note from Suzanne.

"WOW!!!! The pictures look AMAZING!!! I snuck a peek at work and I honestly started to cry, I was so happy! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! YOU ROCK!!! :)"

As I took it in with a wide smile on my face, I began to think…
It’s amazing that people embrace my vision of who they are, how I see them thru my eyes, and love it. It gives me such confidence that this is what I am suppose to do with my life, that I’m in the right place and so blessed to be here. I know I say it a lot but I love what I do, I couldn’t image doing anything else or giving a better gift to someone than memories.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Where do I start and how do I do this couple justice? Suzanne and Chris are amazing,end of story!

When I had my first meeting with Suzanne i felt like we were instant friends, at our e-shoot Chris was kind, funny and cool, I knew exactly why she loves him...he's just a great person!They are one of my favorite couples of all time....seriously I love their style, music and humor.

Celebrating at the Fox Theater with a beautiful wedding ceremony in the Egyptian ballroom followed by a magical reception. I felt so honored to capture some amazing moments with a gorgeous couple at a gorgeous location. I have never seen a reception as fun as this one...it was a blast and the music, awesome! Maid of honor Chelsea was the best ever, she was on the ball, funny and a great dancer to boot...I just love her!

Thank you both so much, and a big thank you to all their friends and family for making me feel so welcomed.

A Thank to Jolie too for lugging all of our equipment all over the Fox.

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