There's a photographer in town that I'm kinddd of obsessed with. But before I tell you who it is (and why!), just LOOK at this photo!
Ahhh, I love it!! And it's just one of my favorites from a couples session we did with Sharon Ashlie Photography over the summer. Such a fun experience! The whole shoot took less than an hour and we spent the whole car ride home gushing about how much we loved Sharon. Which is why I wanted to share my favorite images from that day AND a few of the reasons you should hire her, too!
1. SHE FINDS ALL THE BEST LOCATIONS
Our session took place on a sprawling horse farm out in the country at sunset. It was GORGEOUS. During the shoot, we actually went to two locations on the same farm - one on a remote country road and one in front of this big, beautiful oak tree. Both places were perfect and not too far from home!
2. SHE SENDS A STYLE GUIDE BEFORE EVERY SHOOT
Soooo glad she did this because I have ZERO fashion sense (I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl). Her guide includes classic recommendations for women as well as men. For the shoot, I wore a summery dress in a soft blush color. Love! Pretty sure it's sold out, though, because I can't find it online anymore. But you can find the wedges here for under $50!
My husband kept it simple with slacks and a white tee. Oh and his old leather jacket! He was such a trooper for wearing it - it was almost 100 degrees outside!
3. SHE'S THE NICEST PERSON - AND SO EASY TO WORK WITH!
Speaking of the heat, I was feeling a little cranky before we arrived. Not with Sharon! Just with how insanely hot it was. I started sweating just THINKING about getting out of the car. And let me tell you, no one feels particularly attractive in that kind of heat. No one! But despite that, Sharon was so positive and good-spirited throughout our entire session. And when Luna (who was hanging out in her pack-n-play) starting fussing, she was totally understanding. She even snapped a few family photos for us!
Even better, she knew all the best poses! We had no idea how to stand or what to do but she was more than happy to point us in the right direction. Then she gave US the credit for being naturals! Which is not true at all but still made us feel pretty amazing!
4. HER PHOTOS ARE STUNNING
Duh, right? But I've seen them a hundred times and I still can't believe how gorgeous they are! They're warm and clear and oh so bright. Plus they made me look WAY prettier than in real life, ha!
5. SHE OFFERS A VARIETY OF SESSION TYPES
Ours was a couple's session but she also offers senior portraits, maternity photos, and event coverage ... whatever you need! And her absolute favorite is WEDDINGS! I'm already brainstorming ideas for our next session together and I just. can't. wait :)
6. She's offering one FREE print to five lucky customers!
Sharon is offering one FREE 8 x 10 professional gallery print to the first five people to book a session. That's a THIRTY DOLLAR VALUE and all you have to do is mention Lace & Lu when you book!
Want to see more examples of Sharon's work? Head over to her website for more info. And if you book a session, don't forget to mention Lace & Lu!
Sharon Ashlie is a portrait and event photographer based in Fayetteville and Southern Pines, NC. This post was not paid and all opinions are my own :)