matt & ashley | G.I. joe & barbie

Matthew & Ashley got married on 12.27.2010. It was on a Monday, not on a weekend like most weddings. When Ashley and I met for the first time I immediately knew this wedding was going to be different in a good unique way! Matthew is in the Army, and is overseas quite a bit, Ashley explained he only had a short amount of time off, so with Christmas being so close the only day to say I do was that Monday. Ashley and her bridesmaids got ready for the big day at her maid of honors home in downtown Bakersfield. She wore red high-heels, and mentioned it would be neat to get a shoot of Matt and his guys doing their own version of ‘Abby road’. We got a lot of odd stares blocking traffic off but whatever it takes to get the shot! 🙂

They decided to do their ‘first look’ downtown and I gota say, these images were the definition of how a first look is supposed to look. The fact that they’re apart more than they’re together makes their love for one another shine in these photos. I admire the strength it must take to be in a long-distance relationship. The couple had their ceremony at the chic metro gallery also located downtown. They were surrounded by close family & friends , they danced the night away to Katy perry and the Beatles. 

 Matthew and Ashley, thank you for having me apart of your wedding day, you two are so perfect for each other, I can tell by the short time I spent photographing you two, I know  the future holds nothing but great things for you both. Matthew, thanks for serving our country, you’re a brave soul! Enjoy 🙂  

There is a story behind this this was Ashley’s made-of-honor, she got injured before the wedding and had to be carried up the stairs by the grooms-men for the cermony! I thought she had a great outlook on the situation 🙂

Hi there little buddy! 🙂

Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Berry!

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  • Great work – the ring shots are my favorite!!

  • mandi


  • admin

    thanks tracy! I love ring shots too, their a great way to be creative!

  • JenW

    What a pretty wedding! Their cake topper is awesome! 🙂

  • Marci-Rene Abarquez

    My favorite is the bride and groom and the g.i. joe and barbie cake topper!
    beautiful work as always!

  • Matthew Joyner

    You never fail to amaze me with your constant creativity and keen eye for moments that might otherwise go unnoticed. You took an interest and turned it into something beautiful, that becomes a part of so many peoples lives forever. You impress me every single time. 🙂 i want to remarry you, so that you can be our photographer. i love you.

  • Ashley Berry

    I seriously can’t stop looking at these pictures Janaye. I leave the tab open so I can switch back to them constantly. You did such a wonderful job and it was such a pleasure having you photograph our wedding. Maybe since we couldn’t do engagement pictures, Christmas pictures for this coming year?? We’ll have to keep in touch. Can’t wait to see the rest. =D

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