MEET ASH: I’ve always been a hopeless romantic. Since as long as I can remember I have always wanted to know people’s love story, who their crushes were, or what was unique about their relationship. It’s pretty awesome that it’s my JOB to document that in people! I started taking photos and developing a love for photography at a young age when I was given a camera for my birthday. My favorite part of photography is the power that it has to convey emotion and tell a story. It’s my hope that the images we take will truly be able to take one back in time and relive moments again. I LOVE meeting new people and getting to know them, and I pinch myself that we get to work with such incredible people. Ry is my absolute best friend and I love being able to photograph weddings with him. I could not do this venture without him.
MEET RY: I started to take my own photos when I was 20. I inherited a 35mm Pentax k1000 from my mother who had it tucked away in a dusty box. I had no idea what I was doing when I first began to use it and actually rolled an entire strip of Fuji 400 backwards. Slowly, I found how to work the ins and outs of that old camera and developed a small love for photography. Then, I fell in love with my wife, Ashley. She is an extremely passionate women and one thing she is most passionate about is capturing moments, not just taking photos. She introduced me to a whole new aspect of photography, one that had peoples lives as its main focus. In 2013 we started Florapine Photography together. Since its inception I’ve learned that good photography isn’t all about finding to coolest shot I can. it’s about capturing the best moment I can.
MEET US: We met at our church 5 years ago, and I (Ashley) thought he was the most beautiful man I had ever seen. (I still think he is.) Through mutual friends and some hilarious Facebook messenger conversations, we fell in love. Beyond photography we love music, thrifting, camping and hiking, movie nights at home, and we love getting together with close family and friends. We are passionate about Jesus and we could not do life without Him. He is our reason for living!