Living Intentionally, Capturing the Story, & Documenting  Life

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January 10, 2018
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January 10, 2018
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About me

When I was a little girl I couldn't get my film developed fast enough. Opening up that paper envelope, and spreading out my images on my bed, I would organize them into events, and favorites, then into my journals they would go. I loved writing the stories of my little world. It wasn't until I was much older that I began to understand the absolute treasure that my photo-journals would be to me.

Through the years I have documented my life and my families life with written stories, photos, and film. There were quite a few years, very busy years, when I could barley keep my head above water as a mother of 4 young children. The best I could do was to get the photos taken, save them on hard-drives, and get the stories into my phone with my journal AP. I didn't have time to spend 4 hours designing a page, but I knew that photos slipped into pocket sleeves was also not they way I wanted to tell the story of my life. For the last few years I have come up with a system that works for me. I am documenting my world in a simple yet beautiful way. If your overwhelmed with this, as I was, stay a while... I will show you my ways, and I'd love to hear what is working for you as well.


A few moments in time that I've captured in my Journals....

Are you documenting YOUR favorite moments?

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.

Edward Steichen


"Write what should not be forgotten."

Isabel Allende 

"In the diary you find proof that in situations which today would seem unbearable, you lived, looked around and wrote down observations, that this right hand moved then as it does today."

Franz Kafka


"The camera is much more than a recording apparatus, it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world"

Orson Welles

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.

Dorothea Lange

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.

What do you want to remember?

Copyright 2018 - Ashley Whiting