A&S Photography

Wedding & portrait photographers helping the DMV capture special moments in your life – especially the candid ones – to look back on for years to come.

Just like there are so many different personalities in the world, there are many different ways to capture them. Our goal is to create a wedding day experience that shows off who you really are. While we are based in Northern Virginia, nowhere in the world is out of the question! Whether you're looking at one of the incredible venues here in the DMV, or have your heart set on a destination wedding, we'd love to chat so we can put together a collection as special as you are.

It's not always about the perfectly curated, posed images on a sweeping backdrop.

Sometimes it's about the little things. The moments that are so much a part of you - like this one. A quick handhold while sitting by the water, sipping coffee.
These are the moments that are your story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
These are the moments we love to capture.


5 Things You Should Trust Your Wedding Photographer With — A&S Photography

If you trust your wedding photographer a little more in certain areas, it may result in better images for you to remember your big day by and will relieve you of some stress as well.
Here are five things you should trust your wedding photographer with if you want to get the best wedding day photos!


asphotographyva.com     5 Things You Should Trust Your Wedding Photographer With   Trust is the key ingredient to any relationship, and the relationship you have with your wedding photographer is no exception. There's a reason you chose them (us!) to capture the most important day of y

Some days have more going on than others. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today is one of those days for us. We got in to Atlanta around 6pm last night - and it was time to check in for our return flight already.
It’s a super whirlwind trip, packed with business meetings, family time and a baptism - all in just under 24 hours.
But you know what? We wouldn’t trade it for the world. It’s one of those weekends where you just take a deep breath, smile for all the blessings, take a sip of coffee and keep on trucking. Granted, we probably won’t have Beyoncé hair and a super sultry stare like Azzeza, but ...we’ll manage. 😉
How do you handle the pressure of daily life? What’s your go-to for keeping the stress away?

Wedding season is just around the corner, and we know lots of newly engaged couples are looking at ways to make their special day a little more unique than the rest.
Check our the way Anahit made this already unique wedding bouquet a little more special - a pearl encrusted bouquet handle is soooo the way to my heart!
Are you planning a wedding? How are you going to make your day stand out?

Can I take a second to introduce myself? I'm Amanda, and I'm half of A&S Photography.
Many of you know me, but today I want to share a couple things you probably don't know.
1. When I was in elementary school, my dream job was to be a school bus driver.
2. My biggest pet peeve is having to repeat myself for no good reason. It's not that hard to listen, people.
3. I'm a gamer girl. World of Warcraft is my jam.
4. I'm obsessed with my cat Toby.
5. Most people would describe me as loyal and caring, but I'm pretty sure Sean would say that "sass" is one of my more dominant traits, lol
How would your friends describe you? I’d love to get to know you better!

📸: Ashton Kelley Photography

It's Thursday, and I don't know about you, but this week feels like it's been oh, about 842 days long so far. Many many cups of coffee have been consumed. REALLY looking forward to this weekend, we get to fly to GA to share in the baptism of a special little one.

How are YOU getting through the rest of this week?

It's Wedding Wednesday, and I wanna give a shout out to the bridal party!

The people you choose to stand with you on your wedding day are SO important. Make sure you pick the most supportive, uplifting and positive friends to surround yourself with.

Your wedding day will be one of the happiest day of your life, but the days leading up to it can be HARD. Make sure the right tribe is by your side.

What are you doing with YOUR Tuesday?

Are you looking toward the rest of the week with all the childlike abandon of Miss Avery here? Or are you more conservative, giving the calendar the stink-eye while you pour another cup of coffee?

Me? I'm somewhere in the middle. Definitely on a third cup of coffee, but definitely looking at the week(and month) ahead!

Drop us a line, lemme know what you're up to!!


5 Reasons Why Every Bride Needs a Wedding Planner — A&S Photography

Really kinda curious to see if a photo performs better than a link, so I'm sharing the latest blog post both ways.

There are so many details that are part of planning a wedding. That’s why hiring a wedding planner should be on the top of your to do list. Here are our five main reasons why every bride needs a wedding planner.


asphotographyva.com There are so many details that are part of planning a wedding. That’s why hiring a wedding planner should be on the top of your to do list. Here are our five main reasons why every bride needs a wedding planner.

Your wedding day is naturally one of the best days of your life. It consists of all of the little (and big) things that represent you as a couple, a day for all of your friends and loved ones to enjoy and one that you’ll remember forever. This can be a really stressful time for brides and hiring a wedding planner can help take a LOT of that stress off your shoulders and help calm your nerves.

In case you're debating on whether or not you need a planner, click the link in the first comment to check out the top 5 reasons why you NEED one!!

2020 is just 27 days old, I have been spending a lot of time setting goals for the next few months.

Mind if I share a few with you?
1. Getting back to my keto diet
2. Bringing a little more organization into my life (Not just my close! My digital life needs some serious help, too)
3. Showing up in your newsfeed a little more!!

I bet you thought these were all going to be photography related, huh?

What about you - Are you reaching for your goals, or have you already abandoned your resolutions?

📸- Ashton Kelley Photography, edited by yours truly

Did you know that today is National Compliment Day?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I want to spread the love, so I'm challenging you to go hit up your feed and compliment five people you haven't interacted with lately.

Let them know you're still there and still loving on them!!

Let's pay it forward a little!!

What does your #yearofcolour look like?! Happy to see these are pretty in line with our brand colors!!

Link to get yours in the comments!

CHEERS. Did you know NYE was actually a full on holiday?

That’s right-it’s National Champagne Day!
So salute to you, internet friends! It’s been a joy cheering you on this year and we are so grateful for your returned support.
We hope 2020 is bottle poppin’ worthy for all of us! Celebrate safe, tonight.

There’s less than one day left of 2019 and we're feeling excited because we know 2020 is OUR year. In the past 12 months, we jumped back into photography full force, changed our name, and booked a ton of new sessions! In 2020, we want to keep that momentum going!
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How are YOU feeling this New Year’s Eve?
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Engagement season is upon us!!

Did you know that roughly 40% of couples become engaged between Thanksgiving and New Years! 💍

Tell us, what was your proposal like??

Fall in love with someone who makes you laugh. It’s one of the most important things. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

A&S Photography's cover photo

Are you the resolution-making type? I have definitely been known to shy away from the tradition in the past. This year Sean and I are both leaning into January 1 as a motivating fresh start!! We are dreaming big and resolving to push our photography business to the next level! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You heard it here first, friends! And now we have a whole community to keep us accountable and cheer us on! What’s your resolution? We want to cheer you on too!

I know A LOT of people who got engaged over the holidays, and Sean and I wanted to put together a little offer to help celebrate!!
Visit a link in the first comment to grab either a $500 savings on your wedding, or $50 off your engagement session!!

The more you observe, the more you see. The more you see, the more you know. The more you know, the more you dream. And dreaming? Dreaming makes us feel alive. Let's continue to dream. BIG.

New on the blog today!

A look back through the years with Aidan and Avery!!

Link in the first comment!!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas!!

- Amanda and Sean

We had an AMAZING time in Old Town today, getting to know these kids!! It was super hard to pick one to share with you tonight, so stay tuned -- there are plenty more where this little bit of awesomeness came from!!

Can I take the opportunity to introduce ourselves? I’ve seen new faces here and I want to say two things: Hello & Welcome!
We are Sean and Amanda, photographers who love capturing those special moments in your life. When we aren't busy chilling with our clients, most weekends you’ll find me (Amanda) watching Gilmore Girls and playing World of Warcraft, while Sean goes more for the zombie apocalypse type flicks.
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We'd LOVE to connect with you, so leave a comment and let me know what you like to do with your free time!

Have you been naughty or nice this year?! I think I know the answer, but either way, we all deserve to open gifts! Me, I’m wishing for a mini photo printer. I hope I was “nice” enough to get it!

What is on your wish list this year?

Our couple had a hard time narrowing down their faves — we think they chose wisely with this one!!!

Tough day? We've all been there...and we've all managed to find a way out. Sometimes all you need is a single voice in your ear cheering you on. Consider this my cyber-whisper. See you on the other side!

Amidst all the reasons we have to be joyful, many of us really struggle this time of year. Maybe ‘going home’ is simply painful. Maybe it’s your first Christmas without a loved one. Maybe it's your tenth Christmas without a loved one, and the pain just isn't getting any easier. Maybe you're struggling a little harder to make ends meet. I can certainly relate.
But while we all grieve at times—we can all help, too. This year, I’m being extra mindful of friends who feel at their loneliest around the holidays and doing my best to make sure they remember they are loved.
How do you give a little extra this time of year?

Putting the finishing touches on this awesome engagement session, so that we can deliver it tomorrow!

What are you working on tonight?

For this Friday Introduction, I'm bringing two of my favorite things together - Christmas and photography!! I snapped this reflection of myself in the holiday decor on Rodeo Drive in LA last month, and it couldn't be more fitting.

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year! I love the lights, the coziness, the music, giving gifts, family.. ALL of it!

Now that you know that about me, tell me a little about yourself -- what's your favorite part of the holidays?

Who's down for some fun and games?! We're in the DMV and around here it hasn't properly snowed in well over a year. (We ARE looking at some lovely freezing rain tomorrow morning, however)
But wherever you are today, I have a question: If this weekend you found yourself entirely snowed in, how would you pass the time? I’d most likely snuggle my kitties and alternate re-binging Gilmore Girls and playing Kingdom Hearts 3. Or maybe I can find a way to do all three at once....
Now you! Tell me everything! What would YOU do?!

A&S Photography's cover photo

Good morning and happy Monday! What a terrific way to start the week with these two rock stars. Rugged good looks and an infectious smile all in one brother and sister package. We love spending time with these guys!

From our families to yours, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!! 🦃🍽🍁

What are YOU thankful for today?

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These days we call the Virginia area home and couldn't be happier! With Sean Purcell Photography I'm lucky enough to spend my time bringing out people's best and help them craft visual memories that will last a lifetime. As if that wasn't enough, as a destination photographer I still get to travel and meet all kinds of stylish and incredible couples who are happy and in love. Yeah, life is that good. So why not come along and enjoy the fun? Sean - Lead Photographer Amanda - Photographer and marketing guru
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