We were excited to be able to photograph Josh and Ashley's engagement portraits because, although most people aren't aware, Josh is a HUGE and integral part of ignited Photography.  Last fall we put out a help wanted post looking for a office/administrative assistant and went through an in-depth process of interviewing people.  We received a great response to the ad, and we talked to a lot of really great individuals with great skill-sets and abilities.  It became very challenging for Kevin and I to determine who was the perfect fit for the position and for our business.  After much prayer and discussion, we decided to hire Josh as an editor instead of the office assistant we originally thought we were looking for.  Josh presented us with some great skills and abilities as an already established graphic designer, but was also extremely open to learning how to edit and match our style of work.  From the very beginning we could also tell that he was a hard working, dedicated, God-fearing man.  We now trust him with our business, appreciate his abilities and gifts, and value his integrity in his work ethic, personal life and future goals.  I think we hit gold with him!

In November when Josh started talking about wanting to ask his girlfriend, Ashley, to marry him, we were very excited to get to be a part of the whole proposal and celebration.  We joined a bunch of their friends on a very (very!) cold evening in February to document the surprise he had planned for her in downtown Ann Arbor.  It was a beautiful evening and we had fun getting to know both Josh and Ashley better through the experience.

Josh and Ashley's wedding is quickly approaching in September and we are really looking forward to be able to be a part of their wedding day.  We are happy to repay Josh for all that he gives to us and the company.  Ashley is such a beautiful, genuine and fun person and we are so excited for the two of them and their future together!  After looking through these teasers from their engagement session, I think you'll quickly understand how much fun and love there is in their relationship.   There is no doubt in our mind that their's will grow to be a beautiful marriage that stands the test of time.

Congratulations you two!

~ Kevin & Heather