I was online browsing Facebook one afternoon and a post caught my eye. In the Styled Shoots Across America community, there was a call out for photographers for a Baltimore styled wedding shoot. The color scheme was bright and cheery and once I saw that Jessica J Events was putting it together, I knew I wanted in. Luckily for me, she selected me to participate!

On the day of the shoot, I was feeling sick and run down. I showed up and was so pleased to see a team of some of my favorite vendors. The couple for the shoot, Lily and Jeff, had already been in front of my camera a few months previous. Despite a few obstacles, we had so much fun creating these images.


  1. I had the opportunity to shoot with Lily and Jeff before with alpacas for another Styled Shoots Across America event. See that Wedding Chicks feature by clicking here.
  2. Earlier in the day, I actually left the styled shoot and went home for my styling kit goodies because I live less than a mile from Habitat Event Space!
  3. During this particular styled shoot, my harness malfunctioned and completely dropped one of my camera bodies. Don’t worry-everything is ok! This is why I always travel with multiple camera bodies to ensure the show goes on without a hitch.
  4. It was such a joy creating this tropical vibe in my neighborhood. The botanical florals and the cut fruit are some of my favorite parts of the decor.
  5. Just last week, Jessica and I were both at the Styled Shoots Across America conference together!

Photography | Ashton Kelley Photography

Planning + Design | Jessica J Events with Summer Co. Events

HMUA | Brushed Beauty, LLC

Cake | Buttercream Bakeshop

Flowers | House of Redman

Rentals | Something Vintage

Paper | Kokomo Creative

Couple | Muir Models


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  1. Amber Robinson

    April 17th, 2019 at 12:11 am

    These two are SO cute. They really seem to have fun with these shoots!

  2. ash10k

    April 17th, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Lily and Jeff are full blown married professionals at this point! LOL

  3. Lindsay

    April 17th, 2019 at 12:15 am

    What’s gorgeous and colorful shoot!!! I love that you keep running in to that gorgeous gal!!!

  4. ash10k

    April 17th, 2019 at 12:21 am

    I know right! I have a tendency to attract some pretty awesome wedding planning Jess’. I can’t wait for you to meet my other Jess in LA!

  5. Raina

    April 17th, 2019 at 12:25 am

    I am so relieved your camera is ok!! Love all these rich colors and tropical vibes! Makes me want to go on vacation!!

  6. ash10k

    April 17th, 2019 at 12:25 am

    LET’S GO! Perhaps to LA? :)

  7. Alona

    April 17th, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Oh my gosh I got so scared when I was reading about the camera harness!
    Beautiful photos by the way!

  8. Karen Shoufler

    April 17th, 2019 at 7:40 am

    I LOVE this!! The color, the models, the florals, the flat lays! Beautiful work girl!

  9. Tasha

    April 17th, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Oh yes girl! This shoot definitely has your style written all over it!

  10. Kate Lynn

    April 17th, 2019 at 8:10 am

    I am loving all the tropical vibes!!

  11. Raelene

    April 17th, 2019 at 8:21 am

    This tropical vibe is so cute!! And Lily is just so full of life and joy!

  12. Kayla Sacconi

    April 17th, 2019 at 8:28 am

    This is giving me all the summer vibes with the tropical colors! This is so cool that you got to participate in this. Teach me how to blog! ????????

  13. Summer

    April 17th, 2019 at 8:31 am

    In LOVE with the WHOLE vibe here!!! ????????????

  14. Barb

    April 17th, 2019 at 11:07 am

    So bright and fun! Love this so much!!

  15. Hilary

    April 17th, 2019 at 11:09 am

    This is so beautiful! The selection of colors and texture is unreal! Also, palm leaves are life!

  16. Carly

    April 17th, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Are you kidding me?! I am obsessed with how bright and colorful these photos are. I love the florals – give me more Monstera leaves please!!

  17. Kaitlin L Mace

    April 17th, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    I love everything about this! Truthfully, I think it’s so refreshing to see a styled shoot where they’re laughing and having fun!