Monday, March 15, 2010

Megan & Ryan Ward / Couple Photography Salem, OR

How do you explain in a short blog entry the value of a friend, the impact a person has made on your life? When that person has been such a support, inspiration, and source of joy in your everyday life a cyberspace blurb seems small. But you know what, I LOVE Megan and and thank God everyday for making our paths cross. Laughter is effortless when I'm with her, it often gets out of hand, which causes some eye rolls from my Ryan and her Ryan. We work on business matters together, oh, did I mention her custom invitation business Red Pearl Designs? Well it's fabulous! Conversations range from iphone apps to how to file business taxes, loving our Ryan's to not always washing our hands after the bathroom (sorry Megan, I couldn't resist), and trusting God as we endeavor on similar paths of marriage, owning a business, and someday even having kids. We cherish the ability to be 100% ourselves together and relate on so many levels. Megan is a daily reminder of God's love and concern for me, not only to meet my needs, but to exceed what I could imagine is possible in a friendship.

Megan also has a closet full of ridiculously cute clothes, I'm kinda jealous. ; )

Today I'm posting some photographs I did of my dearest friend Megan and her husband Ryan on my birthday (what a treat!) last December. It was a chilly 34degrees, she wore the cutest dress in spite of her freezing legs, which look pretty hot, right? We even managed to get Ryan in a classy argyle sweater!


Megan Ward said...

This blog entry definitely brought tears to my eyes. I feel so blessed to have you in my life Ash, and I thank God constantly that our paths crossed. These pictures turned out wonderful! I'm so appreciative that you took time on your chilly birthday for this photo shoot. Even though we all froze to death, it was a beautiful day outside and so worth the mild hypothermia =) I love you to death girl!

Mat said...

ashley! love the beautiful light (gotta love a flare, right?) and the locations :)

Erica Bader said...

So cute! I love the kissing one on the bench, beautiful light and awesome textures!

ashley sturm said...

Wow guys, thanks so much for your enthusiasm and encouragement!

Gina Emerson said...

What a gorgeous couple and stunning photographs!

Vibrant Photography said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the processing on them.

KIM+PHIL said...

Nice set! The pics look great!

Reading Resources said...

Great shots. Lovely pictures and awesome photography.

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