Head Shots

That Wellthy Life

I just love being able to support other entrepreneurs. It isn’t always the easiest career path, but I feel so strongly that it is worth it. Mary Beth is a certified holistic health coach and runs her own business, That Wellthy Life. Be sure to check out her website here. Her blog has so many great posts on living a healthy, balanced life. And she always interjects her website and posts with hilarious pictures of her pup and encouragement that just makes you stop, breath and smile throughout your day. Stop by her Instagram to say hi!

Mary Beth and I also went to Albion together, so that’s just another reason that I love being able to support her business. So many of my fellow Albion alumni have supported Caryn Ashley Photography. I love that through my business I get to connect with classmates that I would have lost touch with over the years. There are so many Albion alumni doing so many creative, impactful things and it just makes me really, really proud to be a part of such an incredible bunch of people.

Also, can we just take a moment to talk about how beautiful Mary Beth’s home is?! I could just sit in that bright, white kitchen and drink coffee all day long! And yes, we did get to snack on everything as Mary Beth finished making it for the pictures- and since I was outrageously pregnant at the time this had to be one of my favorite sessions! I am so excited to see all of the things that are in store for you, Mary Beth!

David + Rebecca

David and Rebecca are two of our very closest friends. We all met in college and since graduation, getting married, buying houses and new jobs we have done a lot of life with them.  Thankfully we live just a few blocks away so there are lots of- what are you doing for dinner? Want to do that together- phone calls. These two always challenge and encourage us.  They have answered the phone in the middle of the night and met us at the hospital, ran to our house when we forgot our travel itinerary and were already at the airport, prayed for us, and fed us more meals than I can count (because Rebecca is an insanely talented chief). They have also been our travel companions, euchre competition (always boys verse girls), and fellow beach bums. 

These two have so much going on right now, so we hopped downtown to update their headshots and to get some anniversary pictures, as they are coming up on two years of marriage.  Rebecca just launched her new business- Northland Web Design and Development.  I am so proud of this girl.  She has worked so hard all summer to educate herself, grow, and launch this business. Her dedication blows me away.  Be sure to check out her website here, and if you need any web design I would highly recommend her!

Rebecca found this awesome spot downtown.  It was so much fun to checkout a new location, and I quickly added it to my list of favorite places to shoot.  Detroit has so many awesome streets to explore and this neighborhood had a little bit of everything.  We ended the shoot over at Eastern Market and then inside the Detroit Institute of Bagels.  We mostly went to Detroit Institute of Bagels because David and I love our bagels, but then of course when we got there and saw how cute it was inside we snapped a few more pictures!  So thankful for you two, David and Rebecca- thanks for letting us do life with you!

Kaci's Portraits

Kaci and I met randomly at a Red Wings game this past winter when she and her husband asked Ted and me the best place to grab a post game beer.  Instant friends, and we have stayed in touch since.  I was so excited to have a chance to see Kaci when she let me know she would like to get some portraits done for her new career in real estate.  Portraits are quickly becoming some of my favorite shoots. I love chatting with the clients and looking for backgrounds and poses that will help them tell their story.  We photographed Kaci in downtown Ferndale and I love how the images turned out. Best of luck with the new career path, Kaci!  

Beachwalk Creative Design Company

Shelley stopped by a few weeks back so I could snap images for her new website.  She is the creative genius that helped bring my new brand and website design to life, and she is ridiculously talented.  If you want to check out some of her work you can find it here. Shelley had some awesome ideas and it was so fun to play around and capture pictures that really show her personality.  I hope the images help her clients get to know her better and bring her brand to life.  Thanks for everything Shelley, you're a rockstar!