Hello and welcome to my blog!!! Life is about telling stories and I want to tell yours. I have been blessed to work with so many couples and families, and this is the place I give you a glimpse of what a session with me is like. I want to get to know you and share my passion and love for photography, capturing the moments that make your relationships unique. Check back often to see my latest updates on weddings, photography tips, advice and adventures!!!

Hey everyone!!!!!  I’m SO excited to share my new website with you!!!!  www.ashleymartensphotography.com The amazing Rachael from Rachael Earl Design!!!  If you are thinking of a new website or upgrading to Showit 5, you need to check her out!!!  SO in love with my new site!

Giveaway time!!!!   I’m giving away a free couples session!!!   So to enter you just have to check out my website leave a comment below on this blog post and let me know your fav thing about my website and go back to my Instagram post with this photo and leave a comment that you’ve checked it out!

Winner will be announced on Friday!!!  Please contact for details of the couple shoot.

This little family is three going to be four… I’m so excited for them!!
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Loved spending time with this family, lucky for me I’ll get to see them 2 more times this year!  😀
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There’s so much to say about this wedding and I’ve been wanting to blog it all weekend and finally here it is!!! So I won’t talk too much but I loved every moment of Monty and Darryll’s wedding!! They had amazing details, Darryll had a gorgeous dress and an amazing wedding party.  Thank you for letting me share such a great day with you!
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I love the story a tattoo tells…
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AH! Her makeup was stunning & her hair was incredible!
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Love this puppy face!!
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A succulent floral crown… LOVE
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Haha they were so fun!
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Yes…. you are seeing this correct… Tracycakes cupcakes…. mmmm the BEST!!!!
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This little guy had moves!
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Venue: Shaunnessy Restaurant and VanDusen Gardens

Hair: Hair: Aaron Donovan from Aeon Hair

Makeup: Terra from Makeup by Shayla Rose Professional Makeup Services

Flowers: Greenworks

These two… <3 Well I’m not going to sit and gush about them, because they know how much I love them!  We ventured up to Lighthouse Park, it was my first time there and the views were incredible.  Sunset sessions are amazing and this one was especially epic… the ocean, mountains and pink skies!  I’m so excited for their wedding in July, and Shawn is even the best man!!!  Keep you eye out for their wedding.
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This spring has been amazing so far…. its been sunny, warm, and the sunsets have been stunning.  I love heading to Chilliwack to shoot, its so gorgeous with the mountains and the Vedder River so close.  My engagement shoot with Celeste-tina and Irvin was awesome, I love getting a chance to get to know a couple better and hearing their stories about how they met, and how excited they are to get married and start their lives together!

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I don’t really get the chance to shoot in Richmond but I am always amazed at its beauty!  Alan and Michelle chose a beautiful spring wedding and they picked a great day too because we had glorious sun!  I love the blossoms at Minoru Park and there are wild bunnies too… you might even be able to spot one in a couple of the photos.  I feel so blessed to see this family again because I had actually photographed Michelle’s sister Andrea’s wedding a couple years ago and have had the honour of photographing both of their boys too!  I’m a little slow on the blogging but I’m so excited to share this peek at the photos with you, Michelle and Alan!!!!  The rest will be ready soon.  Enjoy! xoxox2016-05-08_0001.jpg
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Such a great family.
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Michelle and Alan’s handsome little man!
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He was so cute, wondered all around mommy and daddy while they were married.
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I love a good exit…. 😉
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AH! These trees!!!
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Do you spot a bunny…. 😉
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Surprise shoes just for her momma. ♥
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I LOVE her flower… succulents are my fav!
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Love these shoes… my fav colour!
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Jumping shots are always fun… 😉
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Wedding Coordinator: Brittany Denunzio

Florist: Heather Logan

Cake Artist: Jen Bell

Makeup Artist: Keely Anderson

Hair Artist: Julia Li

 

I’m loving the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, its stunning and having this amazing place right here in my own home town is so awesome.  I love this little family and I’m so lucky to have had the chance to photograph them!  😀
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A little late night blog post for all the night hawks… 😉  I’m so excited for Joe & Tannara’s wedding, two amazing and sweet people that chose me to capture such an incredible moment in their lives.  We went to Cascade Falls, its so beautiful and even with a little rain with got a bit of sun shining through the trees.  Take a peek at all the beauty we got to see!
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Meet Greta, she’s a beautiful little girl who needs a lot of support.  In December 2014 she was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, starting a long and hard journey of fighting against cancer.  I saw her story on Facebook and it touched my heart.   I feel overwhelmed with the need to help in any way I can, and I know many of you feel the same way….  So here’s a way to support Greta in her fight to beat cancer and get a new treatment from Texas that she needs.  

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I’m offering mini sessions on Saturday April 23rd 2016 for a minimum contribution of $150 and 100% of the proceeds will go to help her.  If you feel the want or need to give more please do.   For your contribution, you will get 10 digital images, on an online gallery to print and share with friends and family. Each session will be about 20-30 minutes.  If this is something you feel you can do please help me support this amazing little girl.  

Even if you aren’t able to do photos, please help by sharing this and check out her little video below… ever little bit helps!

https://www.facebook.com/michelle.penner.370/videos/988711957889717/?pnref=story

(This clip is from Michelle Penner)

Please contact me if this date doesn’t work and I’ll consider opening up another date.

Thank you!!

Ashley