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ashley laprade

my FAVES

the backstory

why weddings?

nice to meet you!

Are you curious about what it's like working with a photographer?

This is it! You are in the right place my friend. Learn about my process, style, and about the personality that you will get to work with. It's important to get to know who you will be spending time with. No one wants to be awkward or too cheesy in their photographs. I know I certainly don't! 

why weddings?

I'm not in it for the money, the press or awards-I'm in it because I love love. And weddings happen to be the gin to my tonic-the complement to the things I do best, including: 

Shooting photos (duh)
I'm the daughter of a filmmaker and a graduate of Art Center's world-renowned Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. I have a technical training and artistic eye necessary to capture those fleeting moments you'll want to remember forever. Plus-humble brag-over 10 years and 200 weddings of experience. 

Making new friends
Correct me if I'm wrong, but no couple wants those awkward-posed 80's portraits you grew up with. Lucky for you, I'm a fast friend and an open book. I'm your resource for all-things-weddings, from venues to vendors, and I pride myself on making my couples comfortable-as in you won't notice I've been holding a camera the entire time we've been wandering the desert. That level of comfort.

Busting a move
I mean, I'm no Kevin Bacon circa Footloose, but I've been known to open-and close-the dance floor at a wedding or two. What I lack in skill, I make up for in enthusiasm. (If you ask really nicely-or, ahem, feed me a shot-I may break out the sprinkler). 

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your local expert

Mrs. Palm Springs 
Whether you live in Palm Springs or it's just your wedding locale, I know this place like my better half. You may think sunset photos should be at 7:00, but with the mountains in all directions, I can tell you when and where our best light actually is. I've lived in Palm Springs since I was a kid, and it's here I've shot over 200 weddings, dubbing me Mrs. Palm Springs. From the best vendors to the best light (and the best Mexican restaurant for a mean margarita), I'll be your tour-guide-turned-photographer. 

What happens in Vegas
Planning an elopement to Sin City? You're in good company, friend. From the Gatsby-level sparkle to shows that dazzle, this is where luxury resides. In 2018, my husband and I left our Palm Springs paradise for Las Vegas, where I capture elopements and weddings with the extravagance only Vegas can provide. Whatever your desert of choice, I'll meet you there.

my STORY

Armed with a BFA in Photography and a Canon 60D, I founded Ashley LaPrade Photography in 2013-not knowing what it would become (ahem, or what it was yet). And then a friend asked me for a high-stakes favor: to shoot her wedding. I said yes-the beginning of all great love stories-and began a lasting love affair with wedding photography. Since then, I've shot over 200 weddings. 

a favor for a friend

the backstory

my favorite things

-Is someone that is confident in what they do but knows to not take life too seriously. 
-Enjoys dining out but would secretly rather be at home in pajamas with popcorn and a movie. 
-Believes in the idea of quality over quantity. 

my client:

what to expect

A high-end luxury feel with a low-key casual vibe. 
No awkward posing, complete with impromptu conversations, while capturing the confidence and beauty that is you. 
Our time together will have: 
1. Being a no stress zone! 
2. Random karaoke sessions 
3. me saying the phrase, "I can't handle..." 

my FAVORITE THINGS

my favorite things

move over, julie andrews

NEXT FAVORITE THING

these are a few of

with good friends.

Great parties

NEXT FAVORITE THING

(FORGET YOU, NEUTRALS)

ALL THE BRIGHT COLOR

NEXT FAVORITE THING

fix in with sweets

getting my sugar

NEXT FAVORITE THING

wilderness

hiking the

NEXT FAVORITE THING

UP FOR DATE NIGHT

GETTING DRESSED

NEXT FAVORITE THING

ANY TIME TOGETHER.

THIS. ALWAYS THIS.

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