washington dc bridal shower


The rooftop of The Hay Adams in Washington DC provided the most beautiful setting for this bridal shower (check out the view). However, the love of friends and family is really what made it so special.  This beautiful bride grew up in the area but now lives in Hawaii (anyone besides me a little jealous?) and came home for a weekend to be showered by those who care about her most.  I had such a wonderful time with these ladies and the bride’s sweet grandmother just melted my heart.  Kaz, you are going to be such a beautiful bride and I am so thankful to have been part of this day.  Take a look at the amazing spread put together by the Hay Adams and just how much fun was had.  ashley-relvas-photographyashley-relvas-photographyashley-relvas-photographyashley-relvas-photographyashley-relvas-photographywashington-dc-bridal-shower-32ashley-relvas-photographyashley-relvas-photographywashington-dc-bridal-shower-46ashley-relvas-photographyashley-relvas-photographywashington-dc-bridal-shower-28ashley-relvas-photographyashley-relvas-photography

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mere & chris on film


So you all have already seen a preview of these images but I am so excited to share more.  As I mentioned before, I shot my very first rolls of film about a month ago and fell in love.  There is something so incredible about the act of shooting film that I can’t quite put into words.  Plus, the beauty of the colors and softness that result is undeniable.  I still have so so much to learn and improve on but I absolutely cannot wait to shoot my next rolls.  A huge thank you to Lucy Taylor for mentoring me, inspiring me, and sharing her knowledge of film.  Thank you to Edward of Contax Rental for providing me with a camera last minute and for being so helpful and kind.  And lastly, thank you to the two greatest friends a girl could ask for, Mere & Chris, for modeling (in a time crunch before the sun set) and always encouraging me.  Scans by the wonderful Film Box Lab.

These look amazing Ashley! I’m so proud of you and this new adventure! Yay film!


Thank you, Lucy!

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film preview


Just a few weeks ago I shot my very first rolls of film and absolutely LOVED it!  I received my scans back yesterday and just had to share a little preview of how beautiful film is.  Definitely have a lot more to learn but cannot wait to shoot more film. More from these first few rolls coming soon to the blog.


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and the winner is…


I am SO excited to announce that the winners of the Valentine’s Day Giveaway are Taylor & Hunter!  Picking one name out of a hat this morning (yes, I picked out of a hat haha) was a little bittersweet because I was so excited to determine a winner, but I truly wish I could photograph everyone who entered.  I am so thankful for each and every one of you that entered the giveaway and I greatly appreciate your entry and support.  Taylor and Hunter, I cannot wait to photograph you two and your engagement!  Please email me at ashleyrelvasphotography@gmail.com to claim your free portrait session.valentinesday_giveaway_winner_blog-3


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valentine’s day giveaway


Happy Valentine’s Day!  In the spirit of a day that is all about love, I am doing a giveaway to celebrate you and your love!  One lucky couple will win a free portrait session – it can be an engagement session, anniversary session, or just because. Love is reason enough to have photos taken and I personally think you can never have too many photos of you and your love.  See below for how to enter and details.


1) If you don’t already, follow me on Instagram, @ashleyrelvasphoto, and/or like my page on Facebook, @ashleyrelvasphotography (you can link directly through the icons to the right)

2) Share this giveaway post on Instagram and/or Facebook along with how you would love to win and tag me in it –  @ashleyrelvasphoto on Instagram and @ashleyrelvasphotography on Facebook

Enter through Tuesday, February 18th and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, February 19th!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s Day and I’m looking forward to your entries, xo!


* Winner will receive a one hour portrait session and USB of all high-res images with personal rights to print

* Must be a couple to enter (you do not have to be engaged or married)

* It is not guaranteed that session can take place on a weekend

* Session must take place within 25 miles of the Washington DC area or you may incur additional travel expenses

* Session must take place before July 1st, 2014

Ashley, what an amazing giveaway!!! So sweet of you!

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