happy 21st! | personal


dear amanda panda,

i can’t believe this picture was taken 5 years ago! time has really flown by fast. 16 was a milestone birthday and now you’re already 21! stop getting older because that means i am getting way old haha.

5 years ago, we were two completely different people. we butted heads and could barely stand to be in the same room as each other. i was the toothpaste to your orange juice and the oil to your water. 😉 i’m so glad we are over that stage in our lives and can actually call each other friend! i’m so thankful for our relationship and really don’t want you to go back to school in a couple of weeks.

i know we still get disgruntled with each other. i call you grumpycat and you call me a hobo. it’s cool, because i know that at the end of the day, despite our silly comments, we still love each other.

i’m so proud of the woman you are growing into. you are strong, fearless, and beautiful! you have enough ambition and drive to conquer whatever you set your mind to. do you mind sharing some of that? 😉

i’m so thankful we’re sisters and even more blessed to call you friend! cheers to your 21st birthday! can’t wait to celebrate soon! i love you forever and always! ♥ ♥ ♥


I’M  Ashley

a Richmond, Virginia WEDDING & PORTRAIT Photographer

I’m Virginia Ashley, but my friends just call me Ashley! I’m a wedding photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. Even though I live in RVA, I travel all over for photography, which is awesome because I LOVE to travel! I’ve been as far as California and have my passport burning a hole in my pocket!

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