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    ....WE make a great team! With open communication and an unwavering passion for photography, your images will be photographs to cherish for a lifetime. Thanks for visiting Marian Ashley Photography! I am thrilled you have stopped by my corner of the Photography world! Preserving your memories from the most important moments of your life is a honor for me! Every day is an opportunity to create a memory you will want to cherish!

    This website is structured to provide you with the information you need to get to know me and my work better! You will find my approach to photography is from a natural lifestyle vantage point. If you have additional questions, I would love to help you find the specific answers you are needing!

    Please check out the links for Weddings and Portraits to find out more information. Or, feel free to email me at or call me (864.529.1463).

Introducing……..Baby Lanning

This adorable baby boy is one of my newest friends! Instantly, he makes you fall in love with him. Is it his sweet grin or his amazing, dark hair? Either way, his sweetness will overpower you! I hope you enjoy a few of these images and take a moment to look at his slide show! It is his first slide show with Marian Ashley and I am honored I was able to help introduce him to the world!

Welcome to the world, Baby Lanning!


Best.Day.Ever…..Malcolm + Jen

A simple phrase but doesn’t it mean so much? A simple message on a book of matches at the Wedding of Malcolm and Jen on Saturday, September 20, 2014, states it perfectly.

Malcolm and Jen were married at Holy Trinity Anglican Church with a reception that followed at Embassy Suites on Verdae. If there was any stress with the gazillion things happening on Wedding Day, I did not see it! The couple were surrounded by friends, family and LOTS of laughter! I had the best time photographing their day!

The couple closed their night out with dancing and the releasing of Chinese Lanterns into the sky! It was breathtaking! I definitely need to watch ‘Tangled‘ again soon!

Congratulations Malcolm and Jen! I see more ‘Best Days Ever’ coming from you two in the future!



Carter is T-W-O!!

Its amazing how fast my sweet baby cousins are growing! Take this sweet Carter for instance; wasn’t it just a few months ago he was born? Where does the time go? We were able to meet one Saturday morning and we had such a good time! Not only because we were spending time together but we took amazing shots of this gorgeous family! Check out their images and slide show! There are maybe a few shots you didn’t expect to see!



Grow Old Along With Me….

Tonight was a first for me! I have photographed hundreds of couples but, this was the first time I was able to capture a proposal! I did what any good photographer would do…..I dressed in black, camouflage and hid in the woods! I found my spot before our couple arrived, covered myself in a black sheet and hoped to goodness no one saw me until it was time! Thankfully, my preparations paid off! Devin and Rachel descended down the hill to one of the most gorgeous spots in South Carolina…The Poinsett Bridge! After a few seconds of checking things out, Devin wasted no time and got down on one knee and told the love of his life how much he loved her and asked her to be his wife! Mercy! I had chills, my heart was beating fast and realizing how blessed I am to have captured this moment for two people who hold such a special place in my heart! Time stood still during those precious moments and of course, she said ‘YES’!

Congratulations Devin and Rachel! You both are so sweet not only to whomever you meet, but to one another! The love and respect you both have will carry you through your marriage for many years! God bless you both!


A Home For Roman

This past Sunday I met an adorable blue-eyed baby boy! Mercy! I don’t know what I loved more about Roman. Was it his gorgeous blue eyes? Was it his squishy cheeks? Maybe the chunky thighs! Either way, falling in love with Roman was no problem! He is a doll! And, meeting his mom and dad was a pleasure as well! As his mom and I were getting to know one another, she shared with me how they were determined to find a home for Roman. For in fact, there is nothing like having a place to call home and they wanted that home to be a house. A house filled with love. So, they did it! After only a few days of being in their new home, I came to document this exciting time in their life! New baby, new home, endless possibilities! And most definitely, a home filled with love to surround all who live there!

Thank you so much for allowing me to photograph your precious family!