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The Virginian Hotel Wedding || Emily's Bridal Portraits

Oh I have been so excited to share Emily’s bridal portraits with you guys! We took these back when hurricane Florence was hitting the east coast, and everyone’s wedding and portrait plans got thrown for a loop! So we last minute changed up some plans and took her bridal portraits at The Virginian Hotel in downtown Lynchburg.

It was THE perfect place for her portraits- Emily made such a classy bride- the marble staircase at The Virginian was just the perfect backdrop! AND the rain held off so we were able to head outside for a few, and explore some of the other rooms in Virginian (how cool is their library?!)

Thanks again Emily for trusting me with these portraits for you! You are such a stunning bride!

Josh & Nancy: A downtown Lynchburg, VA Engagement Session

I love when a couple wants to do engagement photos in downtown Lynchburg! I love this little small town of ours and the downtown area has so much character and history! Especially with all of the revitalization going on! We got to explore some newly updated areas and then headed down to Percival's Isle for some photos with the Blackwater Creek Trail! 

Josh & Nancy are both teachers- he teaches middle school and she teaches Kindergarten in the Danville area! Bless them! So, we snuck these photos in before they went back to their classrooms and had a gorgeous night! They are the sweetest couple, and I cannot wait for their wedding this fall! 

Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding and Engagement Photographer

Ashley Eiban is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer based in Central Virginia. Serving the Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, and surrounding areas. Available for travel world-wide.  Ashley is passionate about cultivating genuine relationships built on mutual understanding, trust and lasting friendship.  

Currently booking a limited number of wedding and portrait sessions for 2019. Interested in learning more? Inquire here! 

Downtown Lynchburg Tresca on 8th Wedding || Lance and Meaghan

How do I even begin with Lance & Meaghan's wedding! I feel such a special connection with these two because Lance secretly hired me to photograph his surprise proposal and I got to cry and celebrate with them first! From there, I've loved every minute of getting to know them more, from coffee dates with Meaghan going over wedding details, their engagement session, to bumping into her and her adorable pup, Mac, at a Food Truck event downtown! This couple has been through A LOT in the last year, and seeing them come together and become even stronger is super encouraging and motivational. I knew their wedding would be nothing different and totally filled with joy, love, and gratefulness. 

Their wedding at Tresca on 8th in downtown Lynchburg was perfection. We were all thrilled to be celebrating with her- from the sweet getting ready details to the open dance floor.  Her dress from Celebration Bridal was so perfect for her! She really looked like a princess and her smile and joy just made her radiate the entire day! 

Lance & Meaghan- it's been such a pleasure to get to know you both and go from clients to friends! Thank you so so much for trusting me with your most important day! I hope you both have a blast on your honeymoon & I can't wait to see you when you get back!! 



Ashley Eiban Photography || Charlottesville and Lynchburg Wedding Photographer ||

Ashley Eiban is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Central Virginia.  Serving Lynchburg, Wintergreen, Charlottesville, Farmville, Richmond, Roanoke and surrounding areas.  Available for travel world-wide.  

Ashley has been photographing couples for over 6 years and is passionate about cultivating genuine relationships and images you can cherish forever.  Currently booking a limited number of weddings for 2016 and 2017.  Contact me today for additional information! 




Motherhood Moments: The little things are what matters

Today's post is something that I really struggle with, and the more Moms I talk to, the more I find out that I'm not alone. It seems in this day and age where we are bombarded with everyone's 'best of' moments through social media, I feel the constant need to be THE best Mom ever.  You know, to constantly be doing fun things, making everything a teaching moment, and for her to always be having fun.  Let's be real here- this isn't possible. If we were sitting and chatting over some wine and you were telling me you were struggling with these things, I would tell you the very same thing. You're going to make yourself crazy.  

We all have our own strengths and weaknesses, and this is especially true in Motherhood. I have a friend that looooooves baking, and almost every day makes something healthy and fun with her kids.  I see her doing that and instantly feel guilty... do slice and bake cookies count as a baking project with her, cuz that's about the extent of baking I'm capable of... and even then, there's a good chance they're going to be burnt.  I have another friend that is so good at getting down on the floor and playing with her kids. She sits there and plays doctor, or barbies with her kids. I've tried doing this too, (yall, it's so boring!!!). I'm no good at it!!  Basically, I want to be able to take Em on family trips and bake, and play, and do all the fun things, all the time, every single day. 

Little moments matter in motherhood || mom boss || Charlottesville Wedding Photographer ||

Being a working Mom (yes, especially Moms that are  working at home!!) means that I have to prioritize my time, that I can't always be there, available and ready to play and do the most amazing things all the time.  I start to feel so guilty because I'm not giving her my undivided attention some days.

Can we be honest here for a second- kids don't need our complete attention all the time. They need to learn how to play on their own, use their imaginations, and not rely on us so much all the time. I need to be okay with not always being in "Mom mode."  

I was talking this out with someone the other day and she made such a great point.  There are some seasons where we will spend so much time together- in the summer, we will go to the pool multiple times a week, we will get ice cream, and go on adventures, and that is all so great and so fun. But there are also seasons where I need to get work done, and that's okay too. As long as I'm being purposeful about spending some quality time with my family, that's okay.  All Emmie needs is a little one-on-one time with me for it to make her day. I don't need to have this 'all or nothing' mentality.  If I can spend 15-20 minutes creating with play dough with her, that little block of time is the quality time that she needs for the day. But, those 15 minutes need to be completely focused on her. Put the phone away, turn off the email notifications, and sit and talk and play with her. It's the little moments, where we can be fully present that are going to make the biggest difference.  

Little Moments matter in motherhood || Mom Boss || Ashley Eiban Photography ||

Ashley Eiban is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Central Virginia. Serving Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Farmville, Richmond, Roanoke, and surrounding areas. Currently booking a limited number of weddings and portrait sessions for 2017.  Available for travel world-wide.  

Ashley is Mom to 5 year old, Emerson and is passionate about balancing Motherhood and your chasing your dreams and providing for your family.   Contact me today for additional information!