Holga – Venice Beach, CA

No, I’m not in Venice Beach. Alas, I’m awaiting Hurricane Ike like everyone else in Austin. TX.

I wish I was in Venice though. That would be nice.
Here’s some Holga shots from my last visit that I’m just now getting around to posting.
Happy Hump Day.
Ash




Remember the grumpy ballerina that I shot on the beach?  Well, here she is in Holga form.  No wonder she was grumpy!  I only took a zillion pics of her.  Thanks for being a sport, Ruby.  You’re the best.



Grace Garmon

This is my niece. She’s a rockstar. She was such a trooper letting me take her photo at the lake.

But sometimes all you want to do is swim…

The Future of America


All I said was: “Hi, I’m going to take your picture. Strike a pose.” I love the kid on the left with the necktie around his head. The girls in the back look a little angry – preteen angst, perhaps?

The truth about that fancy haircut.

These two boys had this kind of “I don’t care what my hair looks like, it’s a bit lazy, surfer dude-ish.” Oh I don’t know what I’m talking about, really. But I was ALARMED to find that in order to achieve this look, they had to do this:



Every single time before their photo was taken, they did that: the self tousling of the hair.

Lazy haircut, indeed!!

Here come the wedding photos…

It’s been 18 days since my last post. Pretty much the entire month of June was a wash. This is a little embarrassing but in my defense, we’ve shot 3 weddings, 6 portraits and traveled to Venice Beach to work too. So, I’ve been a little busy. I’m playing catch up, so here you go….this wedding was on May 24th and it was fantastic. The bride and groom had 20 kids and 3 dogs in their wedding party! That’s it – just kids and dogs. All of them were surprisingly well behaved! It was impressive. I’m posting more photos than normal because I just couldn’t narrow it down. Some of these kids will appear later in a post dedicated entirely to youngsters at weddings.

I hope your summer is going well. It’s hot hot hot here.

Have a good weekend!
Ashley





OK, so here are 3 of the 8 flowers girls. Upon being asked to “strike a pose,” they immediately went into these poses. All pretty expected except, I was rather startled to see the perfectly perfected Lindsay Lohan peace sign pose that the little girl on the left is doing. Pay close attention to the dropped hip, angling of the legs, tilted head, the position of the peace sign is even the same. You can tell that the little girl on the right has also seen Lindsay do the pose. She knows that she’s supposed to be flashing the peace sign & there’s something about her legs she’s supposed to be doing – but it’s not quite coming together. Then there’s the girl in the middle whose parents obviously don’t let her watch E! Entertainment Television. Good for her! Don’t be part of the flock! Rise above. Of course, I totally read Perez Hilton everyday. So, who am I to judge these little cuties?

Anyhoodle…back to the wedding photos:







Congratulations Heather and Griffin!

A most unhappy ballerina on the beach.



There was a perfect tutu, a skateboard, a bright sunny day, a crowded beach and a grumpy pants ballerina. We bribed her with ice cream which worked, except that she wouldn’t smile. Really, I can’t blame her. She’s eight. She wanted to play with barbies. Or, I don’t know, swim. Come to think of it, we should have bribed her into the ocean after the beach shots. Oh well, next time!

It’s Thursday afternoon and it’s a zillion degrees in Austin, Texas. Ugh.

Have a good one,
Ash