A Vintage Day After Session in the Orchard

Thanks to photographer Ashley Maxwell for sending over this darling day after session from Melissa + Travis. A bit about why Ashley loves day after sessions: There is something exhilarating about a “day after” session. Whether it’s a week, month, or years after your wedding….I truly encourage everyone..at some point..to do it:) Perhaps its getting to see your husband all distinguished & snazzy again, or perhaps reliving the magic of “the white dress”….. Most of all, I think its because there are “NO RULES”. No timeline…no nerves, no angst about getting your dress wrinkled before walking down the aisle. It’s pure and blissful dress up….(and C’mon…you can never have too many pictures with your darling lover!) I so so agree!

Ashley and her husband Jason are both photographers and designed the whole shoot – great job guys! The little details are all so fun!

Gorgeous dress + love Travis’ attire and boutonnieres.

Photography: Ashley Maxwell
Dress: Pronovias from Adorn Bridal Boutique
Bouquet: Asiel Design
Suit/Vest: Ted Baker, shirt: J.Crew
Cupcakes: Jen’s Cakes
Video: Dave Ethridge at AVR and Ryan Black of Ryan Black Films
Hair accessories, belts and fabric boutonnieres: Ashley Maxwell
Table set up: Jason Maxwell

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  1. What a gorgeous dress! It's so…romantic. And the cupcakes are perfect. Wonderful shoot :)

  2. loving their style and that orchard is so gorgeous too.fantastic job, ashley!

  3. So dreamy! I love that big succulent picture.

  4. I'm really starting to love the day after session idea!

  5. Love this shoot – all the little details are so beautiful and the photography is soft and romantic. Gorgeous!

  6. Love the table, love the flowers, love the boutonniere. Excellent, Ashley! Well done.

  7. So adorable love the theme and colors!

  8. The photography is amazing! I love the elegant yet laid back style of this shoot!

  9. That invite is beautiful. holy cow. everything else too, but that invite blows my mind.

  10. This shoot left my speechless! Wow-oh-wow gorgeous!

  11. HOW CAN I FIND THIS DRESS? I tried to find it but can't…grrr..

  12. I adore this shoot. It's gorgeous, vintage and looks so beautifully effortless.

  13. Too much to handle! I've never heard of the day after shoot. Good idea without the stress.Passport Smiles

  14. So i have to make my invitations soon and I am having a hard hard hard time finding something vintage romantic elegant unique and beautiful. I LOVE their invitations can I please be refered to where they got them from or the idea/more similiar designs and inspiration!?!Thanks!!

  15. I would really love to know where those invites are from for my own wedding?! help?

  16. Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I noticed that a lot of people are interested in the invitations. Those were made by us. We have a graphic designer as part of our business. We can make personalized invitations for anyone who is interested. Contact us at ashmaxphoto@yahoo.com.

  17. Love the styling of this shoot! The old rail cars, the bouquet (and dress!)and fabulous invites!

  18. I cant find the dress either… can anyone tell me the name of the dress? Its beautiful!

  19. Where in SoCal is this located?

  20. where is this? it’s beautiful, with the trees and everything.

  21. Wow. These pictures evoke a lovely warm feeling. Very homely and rustic. Excellent work.

  22. I’ve never seen engagement photos like this before. Awesome idea, and great photos!


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