1. Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    New Beginnings

    Hello friends,

    Just wanted to let you know that a lot of changes are going on over here at Ashley Krogman Designs! That is the reason I have been MIA for quite some time this year. No worries, there are still “creative workings” in the process, behind the scenes :)

    It was time for a “change up”, and for “re-focusing” to happen. I am very excited for all the new things happening in my life, and for the different direction and opportunities God has brought to my attention recently!

    There will be an updated website in place of my blog, here very soon! Can’t wait to share!

    Thank you for patience with all the changes, and I look forward to sharing some of my work again.

    Xo,

    Ashley

  2. Tuesday, June 5, 2012

    Jacci & Jake Engaged!

    Jacci and Jake are such a fun and sweet couple. I felt so honored to be able to take their engagment photos. They are so perfect for each other, and it was such a joy to spend a few hours with them capturing this exciting time in their lives. Jacci had so many cute ideas that we were able to incorporate into the session. We shot this around Valentines day, so we added a couple touches of the holiday into the theme :)

    Many blessings to Jacci & Jake and their future together! :)

    Below are a few of some of my favorite portrait shots from that day!

    Jacci’s ring was oh so pretty!

    Congrats to the beautiful couple!

  3. Wednesday, May 23, 2012

    Eliza was Born + Face Painted Children

    My dear darling younger sister had her third precious baby (how does she have three little piglets already??!) this past December 2011. Eliza Lennox is my new baby niece (she is so delicious! :), so we thought we would take a few, cute shots of her when she was about 4 weeks old. Adeline and Ryder (big sis & bro to Eliza) got in on the action towards the end. I thought it would be fun to put a little face paint on all three of the darling babes :) Of course the oldest two loved it, and kept wanting to go “take a look” in the mirror during the little photo session. lol.
    Here are a few of my favorites from that day…

    Welcome to the world, Eliza Lennox



    Miss Piggy…

    Big bro, Ryder (one and a half years old)!

    Adeline (Three year-old big sis) joined the younger two with the painted faces!



    Love my nieces and nephew. xoxo

  4. Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Liam {Newborn}

    Precious little boy, Liam, was born on January 4th of this year. For his newborn shoot, his mother suggested we add a few New Year themed photos to the mix as well, what a great idea! Check out some of my favorite images from the shoot below.

    Welcome to the world, Liam…(I hear babies are delivered by balloon now…no longer stork :)

    Big sister, Ella, came to join in on the fun!

  5. Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Children are Superheros

    This session was way fun, and extremely cute! My cousin, Holly’s adorable son, Mateo, likes to dress up in his “Clark Kent outfit (as you will see below :), so Holly thought it would be fun to take a few photos! My niece, Adeline, joined in on the fun as well (wearing a “Wonder Woman” t-shirt, of course, to go along with the theme :). The kids loved wearing their fake spectacles too, which was incredibly cute.
    Here are a few images from the session…

    Such cute cousins…

    Kids + Ring Pops

    Showing their red & blue mouths :)

    Little Ryder joined towards the end…precious

  6. Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Firstborn

    Precious little Audrey was born this past Decemember 2011 to my cousin, Kristen, and her husband, Marc. Audrey is their firstborn child, and they are head over heels for her (you can very much see the love they have in the photos below :)
    What an exciting time in Marc and Kristen’s lives right now! I was so happy when they asked me to photograph Audrey a few days after she was born..what a little angel.
    I posted just a few of the images from the shoot below.

    Congratulations Marc and Kristen on your firstborn daughter…may you continue to treasure this time, and all the joy little Audrey will continue to bring your way.

    First Time

    "When I held you for the first time,
    my life began to shine.
    I knew then this life wasn’t just mine.

    I would do what it takes,
    To help you correct your mistakes.
    To get by the challenges you may face.

    For our freedom many have fought,
    Somedays will be good, others will not.
    Always thank god for the life you got.

    The world isn’t perfect as you will see,
    Having you here made it better for me.
    When you’re in need, by your side I’ll be.

    For you are my daughter for eternity.” -Maria D. Falcon

    Daddy’s hands

    How exciting it must be to cradle your firstborn….xo

  7. Tuesday, April 3, 2012

    Happy Easter

    Just a little Easter fun! Hope everyone has a fantastic holiday. So thankful for Easter and all it means to me. Xo

  8. Tuesday, March 27, 2012

    Shaun & Jena’s Anniversary “Love” Shoot

    Shaun and Jena wanted to celebrate their two year anniversary, as a couple, by doing a little “love” shoot. If you know Shaun and Jena, then you know that they are super “fun-loving” individuals with loads of personality! This shoot was so much fun, just like they are!! :) :)

    I am reminded each time I have the privilege to post another shoot or design project on my little blog…of how thankful I am that people allow me to be a part of their lives, even if just for a few hours to snap some photos…it means so much to me. I love to learn something new with each project.

    Shaun and Jena 2012…

    It’s just so pretty…

    XO

  9. Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    Its little “Clark kent”

    More from this session coming soon :)

  10. Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    Styled New Years 2012

    “We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

     Welcome 2012! For the first time (as long as I can remember), this new year felt extra special to me, and I felt more motivated in life than I have ever felt before, with the starting of a new year. I am not exactly sure what it was, but I was extremely excited about 2012, and all it has to offer. I look forward to developing and growing my little design business further, and seeing all the exciting projects that will happen this year! I also felt really motivated to focus on growing more personally in different areas of my life as an individual. 2011 was a good a year, not an easy one (many “ups” and “downs”), but I felt like 2011 dropped me off at a great place to start 2012, and for that, I am very thankful. It is such a refreshing and happy feeling going into the New Year with a positive and excited attitude. I learned a great deal (some through mistakes, of course and unfortunately…but I hear it happens to all of us! :) about myself, relationships, business, and life in general in 2011 (but I guess we are always learning in massive amounts in our twenties, right?), and I look forward to applying some of the things I learned last year, into this new year. On January 1st of 2012, I decided that my “motto” or challenge for this year was to see how I can be a blessing to others, and how I can give to others this year, rather than always past thinking of: “What can I get out of this year, or what good things will come my way throughout the year.”  I am going to try to stick to the new mindset, to the best of my ability, throughout these next 12 months!  So cheers to 2012! May this be a great year for everyone, and may many blessings come to you.

     “Whatever you can do or dream, you can begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. Begin it now.” -Goethe

     New Years shoot 2012:

    Makenzie & Ryan are such a sweet (and gorgeous) couple. I had so much fun photographing them for my styled “New Years” couple’s party shoot. They were so fun, and patient, and Makenzie has the most beautiful hair! :) I love all the fun things you can do with a New Years themed session! So without further ado…Here goes 2012…


     

    Thank you’s: Makenzie and Ryan for being my sweet, patient models! Many thanks to you, and may the new year bring you great joy! xoxo