Memories. The power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms

They are so much more than that. They are sounds, smells, sights...
They are the little in-between moments that make up a lifetime. 
Memories come and they go.
Some stay forever.
There are memories that are faint.
There are memories that are so distinct, we can put ourselves in that exact moment.

When I photograph I can see these memories forming before my eyes, with every click of the shutter, with every blink of an eye, creating images that represent memories that will last a lifetime. 

Memories are messy and beautiful, an etherial blur and are out of physical reach. A dream.

A special thanks to Jillian Fellers Bridal, Kelli Thomsen, Bailey River, Emily Roscoe & Andy Wymann

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Winter Styled Shoot

As a photographer, creative storyteller, artist...the need to be inspired is constant. Some days, you can feel completely uninspired. Nothing seems to motivate you. One of the best ways to battle this is personal work; your own projects to dive head first into. Immersing yourself into work you are truly passionate about and is exactly what you want to be creating gets the ideas flowing, and the inspiration sparked. 

This past fall myself and Cassy Benedict teamed up with a handful of other wonderful creatives and drove head first into planning the project we both needed. 

Everyone involved spent endless hours planning, coordinating, and creating. The entire setting turned out more beautiful that I could have imagined. Endless Thank yous to these wonderful creatives who helped make this happen. Your love for your talent shows in all the work you do.

Photography : Ashley Pieper Photography & Cassy Benedict
Location: Meert Tree Farm
Styling/Planning/Props: Shannon Lemp of Panache and Promises
Dress: Lace and Liberty
Hair and Make-up: Savannah Moore of La Belle Mariee
Florals: Laura Wade of Ophelia Floral Design
Cake: Sugarbelle Cakery
Video: Imageclairity
Calligraphy: Megan Rohall of Red Lettered Goods
Rings: Wilcox Jewelers
Classic Car: Bill Pieper (1955 Chevy Belair)
Vintage Settee: Samantha of Grand Vintage Rentals
Models: Sable Dixon & Andrew Weiss

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Lake Michigan at Sunrise

When you make a road trip to Wisconsin for a family wedding and are going to be near Lake Michigan, you of course have to get up at sunrise to do a photoshoot in a pretty dress on the beach.

Melissa and I crawled out of bed before dawn, half asleep but ready to spend a morning on the beach. Once we arrived she changed into the dress I brought along and it blended perfectly with the cloudy, quiet morning we had been blessed with. Between the gentle waves, soft sand, and misty morning air we created some beautiful images together. They are some of my favorite to date and so happy to share them with you. 

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."
                                                                                       -Marcus Aurelius

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