Инстаграм @ashbaumgartner ashley | cali + destination
CURVEBALLS // sometimes, life throws you curve balls. And as much as I hate a “change of plans”, we are still figuring out if our little planned trip is happening (definitely delayed). Just over here praying for good news, accepting the things we can’t change, and staying positive! Oh and still getting things done 😉. . How do you handle life throwing you a curveball? Are you good with a change of plans? I want to know 👇🏻. . My gorgeous friend @jackiebhawkins modeling for me in @sweetcarolinestyles 😍 in #downtownsacramento
HOLIDAYS // Holidays are a funny thing as an entrepreneur. While tomorrow may be a holiday for some (though I never had it off when I worked a desk job #leslieknope!) it will NOT be a holiday in this household. Hubs and I are hustling hard to finish a lot of tasks + projects + orders + hw (him, not me 😂) before we take off on VACATION this week. I will I could tell you how excited I was for a vacation away with hubby. Seriously. Like scream from the rooftops excited. 🎉 . So, are you taking tomorrow off? Or hustling away? I want to know! 👇🏻 . Shot from @loved_lifestyle and Shane's gorgeous @parkwinters wedding last month! Wedding team below! . Venue & Catering: @parkwinters // Photography: @ashbaumgartner // Coordinator: @bri_rund // Dress: @miosabrida // Groom’s Attire: @theblacktux // Florals: @hanafloralstudio // DJ: Perfect Day Events // Desserts: @sweetiepiesweddings & @buttercreambakerynapa // Invitations: @minted // Wedding Rentals: @blossomfarmvintagerentals // Film lab: @photovisionprints
FAILING // ever feel like you’re failing at something? Let’s be honest, I was hardcore on my blogging challenge and then I missed the last two days (and probably today). And man, did I feel like I failed. . BUT . So many good things happened in the last three days: a newborn session, friend hangs, happy hour with hubby, a gorgeous wedding editorial, great catch up with high school friends, brunch with the hubby and shopping for a go pro, a gorgeous engagement session, and a family birthday dinner! So, at the end of the day, I may have “failed” at blogging. But i think I won at life 🙌🏻🎉. . Editorial coming soon to an awesome blog! Stay tuned 💕. . Venue: @thewhitebarnednavalley // Plannng and Design: @fmeventsslo // Photography and Calligraphy: @ashbaumgartner // Hair: @nichole.hair // Make-Up: @makeup_by_anna_grimes // Catering: @farmhousecm // Wedding Cake & Dessert Bar: @papercakeevents // Coffee & Tea, Cotton Candy & Garnish Cart: @hautesugarco // Custom Cocktails: @copperandcrystal // Cocktail Bus (Bunny) & Bubbly Bar Cart (Betty): @threeonthetreeslo // Florals: @bedelmanfloraldesign // Balloon Arch: @ahlouisstore // Rentals: @allaboutevents // Lounge: @scout_rental_co // Linens: @blushfinelinens // Rings: @serengetiwest // Wedding Gown Shop: @lasoiebridal // Wedding Gown Designer: @misshayleypaige // Ring Box: @the_mrs_box // Bridesmaid Gown Designer: @showmeyourmumu // Styling Board: @heirloombindery // Styling Ribbons: @partycrushstudio // Film Lab: @photovisionprints ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
TODAY // today I got to collaborate with some amazingly talented vendors on a colorful styled bridal editorial (what my dreams are made of 😍) AND I got great news about a recent bridal editorial. Basically, I love collaborating and making pretty magic ✨ with talented people! . When’s the last time you collaborated with someone just for fun? Or helped a friend out? Tell me below! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 . Past editorial 😍 Creative team: Featued on: @inspiredbythis // Venue: @parkwinters // Linens, Ribbons, Styling: @partycrushstudio // Photography: @ashbaumgartner // Floral Design: @mignonfloralco // Bridal Gown & Veil: @lasoiebridal // Calligraphy: @ashbaumgartner // Wedding Cake, Macarons, & Desserts @rosequartzcakery // Makeup: @makeup_bysusie // Bride: @thekachetlife // Ring Box: @the_mrs_box
HERE TO TELL YOU THREE THINGS // Are you ready? . 1) You are loved. Don't ever forget that. 💕 . 2) It's okay if you ate a little too much chocolate today. Or if you messed up on a challenge (ahem, I didn't blog today). Or if you wanted an extra glass of wine to get through the holiday. Think of the things that matter. Like holding newborn babies (got to see my friend's 2 week old today!), coffee shop hangs with friends (shout out to @deniseapgarphoto and @kyliecomptonphotography ) or getting happy hour with your BFF (shoutout to the hubs, @jabbaum). There are good things in life to focus on. . 3) Giveaway winner is officially @julie_dean! Congrats lady! @the_blonde_bouquet and @makeup_bysusie and I can't wait to work with you!! 🎉 . In the meantime, I bring you heart shaped pancakes. Pancakes I definitely attempted last year and FAILED miserably at making because well, that's real life. #truth What'd you do today? V-day related or not? Tell me below!! 👇🏻
GALENTINE'S DAY // In honor of #LeslieKnope, today is GALENTINES DAY. "Oh, it's only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas." Well, today may not have had frittatas, but @kristine_nicole and I did get our nails done and today on the blog, I have the best valentine's pancake recipe for you to surprise your gals or your sweet one tomorrow! (close enough to leslie's fave, waffles) 😉 . How do you celebrate Valentines/Galentines Day?! Tell me below! 💕👇🏻. . Also, I'm getting closer to announcing my BAUM BOUDOIR DAY that will be complete with makeup, florals, and a great time! I'll be opening this day to past and current #baumbrides and anyone who tells me they might be interested It'll be very romantic, feminine, and soft. Shout out to gal pal @jackiebhawkins for playing in the studio with me and rocking her #baumboudoir session! Comment below if you're interested in more info about the boudoir day! 🎉👇🏻 . Also, don’t forget to enter the giveaway with the awesome vendors in this photo too 💕 HMUA: @makeup_bysusie // Florals: @the_blonde_bouquet // Film Lab: @photovisionprints
LOVE WEEK GIVEAWAY // In honor of love week and hitting 4k followers (thank you! 🎉), we are giving away a COUPLES SESSION! But, this includes a lot of other bonuses 😉! With your COUPLES SESSION, you will also get professional makeup done by @makeup_bysusie and a BOUQUET by @the_blonde_bouquet for your session! . To enter, follow the instructions below: . Follow @ashbaumgartner, @makeup_bysusie and @the_blonde_bouquet on IG (must be following all three)! . AND . Tag two friends who might want to win in the comments also! . BONUS ENTRIES - Tag friends separately (beyond the 2) for extra entries! BONUS 3 ENTRIES - Share to your stories and tag me! . Enter to win by 11:59AM on 2/14. Winner will be selected randomly on the afternoon of Thursday, 2/14 for a special V-Day announcement! . Couples session includes 45 minutes, 1 location in Sacramento or Bay Area, 1 outfit, weekday only, online gallery, print release, 45+ photos, bouquet by @the_blonde_bouquet and makeup by @makeup_bysusie pending team availability. . Recommended to use in late spring when weather is better and more sunlight! Contest is in no way affiliated with Instagram. . In the first picture, bouquet by @the_blonde_bouquet and second picture, makeup by @makeup_bysusie! 💕
LOVE WEEK // Here's to hoping that your week is filled with EXTRA - love, that special person, your Galentines and your furry friends! ✨ Today we're revisiting some killer tips on how to have an awesome valentine's date at home - you don't have to hit the town to have a romantic evening (or morning or afternoon!). Check out the blog! 💕 So, do you have V-Day friends this week? I get to photograph a dear friend's new baby on Thursday and I cannot wait! 💕 Shot of @missbrunetka’s cute pup and a bunch of friendors tagged in the photo from this shoot. Hit the blog!
A GOOBER // There’s one in every family. And in this one, there might be a few. But that’s what makes life fun for Deborah and Daniel. They get to love and spend their days with their three little goobers and their precious pup Rosie. And this day was no exception, except they got all dressed up and hung out with me for their #AppleHill Family Session! More of their #filmfamilysession on the blog tonight. (link in profile) . So, who is the goober n your family? I want to know! A sibiling? A cousin? Maybe your mom or pop? Tell me, or better yet, TAG them in the comments! 👇🏻 . Film Lab: @photovisionprints of course! P.S. Every family should dress up as nice as the Giles family did. Trust me! . Happy Sunday evening friends. ✨Hope you're avoiding the Sunday scaries by creating a life you love! And joy. Like this family and this photo!
PROVE YOU WRONG // I’m going to prove you wrong. That’s what she was thinking. Not in a spiteful way. But in a, neither of us know what’s coming next, kind of way. Because many years ago, as just friends, they entered a conversation about dating, marrying and having children. Andrew sat in the “probably never” camp and Jocelyn thought differently. Through a small crush, she thought to herself, I’m going to prove you wrong. And after a crashed camping trip, several joyful years of dating later, they are both head over heels to tie the knot at @ParkWinters for their November wedding. And I couldn’t be more excited for these two... . More about their love story and their #sfcityhall engagement photos on the blog! P.S. How AMAZING is @jocelyngraham’s smile 😍 I'm all about the joy! . Blog 9/28 up now! Link in profile. . One of my least favorite phrases is "I told you so" but I love to prove people wrong 😂#stubborn. What's something you've been "right" about? I want to know! 👇🏻 . #sacramentoweddingphotographer
INTERRUPTING YOUR WEDDING FEED // with this picture of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (sorry, not sorry!). A place I loved visiting as a child. A place where I begged my three high school best friends to ride the roller coaster with me last year when we did a quick 48 hours vacation to Capitola/SC (shoutout to @vtrujillo7 for obliging). And a place that looks so vibrant on film I stopped dead in my tracks when I got this photo back from @photovisionprints. Head to the blog to hear more about our #48hourvacation and why I challenge myself to bring only my film camera and one roll of film! ✨. . Happy Friday friends! What are you up to this weekend? 👇🏻 I'll be helping out at @societychurch's grand opening at B Street! Stop by 9am and 10:30am on Sunday to see our newly renovated space at 2711 B Street. Everyone is welcome! ✨ . Photo: @ashbaumgartner Film Lab: @photovisionprints HS Besties: @vtrujillo7, @stephaniemt, @frofroswaggins
A DEBATE // A debate and a war. Now, those are two things you wouldn’t think belong in a relationship, and especially a marriage, but it works for these two. First, a debate. A long standing debate between @Nataly.libby and @Elibby18 on the best motocross equipment company. This debate between these two is so intense that they even both brought it up in their personalized vows to each other. I think Nataly expressed a little more enthusiasm tho. 😉 And a war. Now this one is a little silly, but these two have an ongoing “Ice” war. They spontaneously and secretly ice each other regularly. Little did Eli know that his bride had a surprise for him later that night. But before it was time for that, Nataly and Eli both received a surprise at their #AvioWineryWedding. They were “iced” by their bridal party. But, between a heated debate for motocross brands and a war of icing, these two are perfect for each other. Trust me, check out the blog ✨. . What do you and your significant other disagree on (in a fun manner)? Jake and I debate on sweet vs. savory all the time! Team sweets over here! 👇🏻 What's your debate about? . Film Lab: @photovisionprints #contax645 #portra400 #aviowinery Venue: @aviowinery Photography: @ashbaumgartner Wedding Dress: @morileeofficial from @miosabride #dresscometrue Suits: @menswearhouse Hair Stylist: @stylist_carmenmontero Makeup: @sammacdonaldhair Florals: @esmae_event_floral_design DJ/Sound: @lukescherba Catering: @bistrobellacucina Dessert: @lovelylayerscakery Invitations: @minted Wedding Day Calligraphy: @east_coast_vinyl_decals Videographer: @darinreyes Transportation: Limousine Club
A PAIR OF PUPS // It started with their dogs. Well, to be more specific, pictures of their dogs Ranger and Ozzy. Ranger, a golden retriever mixed with an English Cream Golden Retriever, belonged to Alex. And Ozzy, a Border Collie and Australian Shepard mix, belonged to Kevin. But what ultimately brought these two dogs and their owners together was the fact that they had pictures of their pups as their phone backgrounds. And on a fateful night in Downtown #SanLuisObispo, these two struck up a convo after spotting their matching phone wallpapers. So, of course, we included the pups in their snowy #TahoeEngagement session! SEE THEIR ADORABLE PUPS - on the blog! 🎉 . It feels like a 101 Dalmations type situation, dogs bringing people together. Are you a dog person? I want to know! 👇🏻 . Their #SnowyEngagement Session is on the blog now (both parts!!). Film Lab: @photovisionprints 🥰Can't wait for Alex & Kevin's @fieldandpond wedding later this year! #snowwedding #snowengagement #snowyengagement #fieldandpondwedding
CHANGE OVER TIME // I used to hear people say "you change so much in your twenties" and I thought they were being silly. I thought they were wrong. And I thought they did, but I wouldn't. But at the end of the day, it's true. You do change a lot in your twenties and I'm still in the midst of that! And still figuring out what that means for me 😉. . But the kind of change that I totally love to witness is from a newborn to a little babe with personality. Today on the blog is this little pumpkin's lifestyle newborn session from this past summer. But now in this photo, she's more than four months old! It's crazy how fast the little ones go from newborn stage to babes to toddlers. I just can't wait to experience that with my own kids someday 💕. SWIPE to see little newborn Margot 😍😍😍. . So, do you feel like you changed a lot over time, especially in your 20's? I want to know!. . Shot from Joanna and Margot's #sacramentomotherhoodsession #shotonfilm #contax645 #portra400 film lab: @photovisionprints 🥰
A FAMILY // A family. By uniting as one on a surprisingly (and thankfully!) sunny day in January at their beautiful Inn at @ParkWinters Wedding, Lindsay and Shane made a family. A daughter on her side. A son on his. But these two littles would now officially be siblings as they joined together and became husband and wife, or more importantly, a family. A family that would move the country together, build a legacy of love, and always have each other. 🥰 . Click the link in bio to see their two adorable children!! 💕I think I'm definitely obsessed with weddings that have their own kids in it. It's just the CUTEST! #weddingkids . PS They met in middle school, how cute is that?! . Lindsay & Shane's #parkwinterswedding team -- Venue & Catering: @parkwinters // Photography: @ashbaumgartner // Coordinator: @bri_rund // Dress: @miosabrida // Groom’s Attire: @theblacktux // Florals: @hanafloralstudio // DJ: Perfect Day Events // Desserts: @sweetiepiesweddings & @buttercreambakerynapa // Invitations: @minted // Wedding Rentals: @blossomfarmvintagerentals
HALF TIME ROUND UP // So, did you like halftime? Hate it? Disappointed? Better than you expected? Let this be your OFFICIAL place to vent below! Or tell me your fave commercial cause I live for that 🎉😂👇🏻 . Not sure why Adam ripped his shirt off. 😂 I mean I asked for wardrobe changes but.... . More game day inspo from @bestfriendsforfrosting on the blog today! Blog 3/28 this month #febbloggingchallenge Link in profile (wish my parties looked like this!!).
HIGH SCHOOL // When I think back to high school, one of my favorite parts was fall friday nights. The football games. Something clicked my freshman year, and I wanted to learn everything about the game. I'd go to the game, hang out with my friends, but also intently watch. My dad would pick me up and I'd ask him questions about why certain things equalled turnovers, penalties, or extra points. And I slowly and surely, week by week, fell in love with football. All thanks to high school. . Do you love football? While I've always grown up in a football family and considered myself a football gal, I've gotten super into basketball this year #sacramentokings thanks to the hubby + inlaws! What's your sport? Tell me below! 👇🏻. . Another great part of high school was obvi friends! Blessed to have met this lady, Em, and share a lot of laughs in senior english class #tongtableforlife before photographing her engagement this year in Sacramento!! 💕 Film lab: @photovisionprints. . Happy Superbowl Day! ✨
IMAGINE THIS // You have a gorgeous, custom ring picked out. Completely custom. On a website you’ve been following for some time. And, you know, you want to get married. So you’re telling your sweetheart that you’re ready for the next chapter and you hope it includes this ring. But you’re dating someone who is terrible at surprises. You resolve to knowing you’ll probably totally know when the proposal is coming and it might not be THE ring. But on a fun night out with friends, in one of your favorite bars, you joke with him about the ring. He pulls out his phone and says “this ring?”. Excitedly you reach for your phone to show him the EXACT same picture to turn around to him revealing... . Tune into the blog to read what he had under his phone! 💕. . Can't wait for their October wedding! Film lab: @photovisionprints. #sfcityhall #sfcityhallengagement . What are you up to on this rainy Saturday? 👇🏻 I want to know!