First look pictures get me

Every.

Time.

Not the most humble of blogs, but I’m really quite proud of my business’ cover photo (and I especially dig that PPA Membership badge!) If you’d like to be part of the madness & help support a young photographer, please stop by 

https://www.facebook.com/ashleesatterthwaite 

And give me a like!

As a bonus, I’m giving away another free photo session once I hit 1,000 likes, so St. Louis folks, SPREAD THE WORD!

So things have changed (dramatically I’d say), and with it, my donation specifics have changed. 

UPDATED ENTRY INFO:

"Fund Category": "Shaanxi, China August 2014 (Leaders: Brown)

"Specific team member": Ashlee Satterthwaite

Follow this link for easy, TAX DEDUCTIBLE donating:
https://www.visitingorphans.org/cgi-bin/donate.cgi

Part of my ministry as a photographer is to give kid’s these polaroid-like pictures for them to keep.

It’s very common for “missionaries” to take a camera with them to snap pictures of the kids. Often times they get to see the picture, but not keep it (not many Walgreen’s in Uganda).

Using a fujifilm instax camera, I take instant photos of the kids so they have an actual picture of themselves.

By funding my summer trip, you’re funding these smiles. How awesome is that?!

IF YOU’D LIKE TO BE PART OF FUNDING THIS TRIP, YOU CAN MAKE A PAYPAL DONATION HERE!!

This looks way more serious than it actually was. John was looking out my window while I was outside so I snapped a picture because I liked the composition. Why the solemn face, I don’t know.

My spin on the long-exposed Christmas tree.

My first ever Art Exhibition. Elated.

I see there’s a few more of you that have joined the party! Welcome, new followers ~ and thanks for the support! Here’s a picture of Olly (my black lab) being adorable.

Happy Tumbl’ing

Photo by me. Quote by someone more awesomer than me.

Q

Anonymous asked:

Wow....you are an extremely talented person. I just-- wow. I love them. Do you have any advice?

A

That’s so very kind! I’m assuming you mean my pictures…? Hah. As for advice, really all I can say is shoot constantly, and don’t be afraid to try new things/learn. I’m self taught, so I think it’s really important. Along with that, don’t get discouraged! Not everything will be perfect. And lastly, think outside the box/lens. Anyone can pick up a camera these days and call themselves a “photographer” (I hope I don’t fall into that category!) but it takes true talent to make a photo a piece of art. This happens when you innovate. Don’t be afraid to do crazy things!

I’m really flattered you asked me for advice. That’s never happened! I hope that helps! Happy shooting!