Helpful blog articles & elopement planning tips

film photographer in Yosemite National Park

Film vs. Digital

photography

As a film photographer I get asked a lot of questions about how film works or what difference does it make, what's the big deal about film vs. digital? I would love to fill you in on the differences o...

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film photography by Ashley Crawford Photography

About Me

personal

A lot of you have read a little about me, or maybe have even met me in person. But I wanted to go a little more in depth into film photography & my love of birds, orchids, & travel with this b...

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fun and wild elopement on the beach at sunrise in Florida

3 Tips for a Less Stressful Wedding

for brides & grooms

Your wedding day can bring a lot of stress, both before and during the big day. But I've been to enough weddings to know that as long as you say 'I do' everything will turn out fine. Just remember ...

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vow renewal at 3M Curve in Rocky Mountain National Park

How to Plan Your Wedding- a Monthly & Weekly Guide

for brides & grooms

I know how much goes into a wedding and it can be a lot of work. But it can be overwhelming to know where to start! This is long and it doesn't cover absolutely everything but it should definitely hel...

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My Photography Style

photography

You have a lot of photographers to pick from when it comes to your elopement, wedding day, or engagement session. I thought I'd share a little bit about my photography style. Then you decide if I am t...

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rose at Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha

Why I am Getting Back into Film Photography

photography

Film photography is out, so you thought. In this digital, high-tech era, why am I and so many other photographers getting back into film photography? Isn't digital easier (and cheaper)? For me it i...

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Yosemite adventure engagement session

3 Reasons Why You Need an Engagement Photography Session

for brides & grooms

Are engagement sessions really that important? Why do I need one? Are you engaged and making wedding plans? Ready to book your photographer? No matter who you book for your wedding photogra...

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Why Did I Become a Photographer?

personal

So why did I become a photographer? How did I start? I always loved pictures & anything artistic. I started out drawing. I didn't have tablets or smartphones and I didn't watch much TV when I was ...

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Bracing for the impact of a wave in Cancun, Mexico

Mexico 2015 & 2016

travel

I had the privilege to go to Mexico for a month and it was definitely worth all the effort it took. It helped my Spanish a little but it is still very limited. I didn't just go to the tourist part of ...

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Monument Valley hiking elopement with a fun couple

Why elope?

I truly believe eloping is the best way of getting married. The wedding industry has commercialized marriage. But weddings should get back to basics. Your day is all about YOU!

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