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    ....WE make a great team! Your life is so exciting and is happening at warp speed! Your life is unique to you and I am all ears! I am excited to hear about your Engagement and your Wedding! I am excited to know more about the ultrasound image you are holding in your hand! And, I am excited to document your every day miracles of life; High School Seniors, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties and more!

    "Marian Ashley is amazing! I literally scroll through our wedding pictures several times a week just to admire the wonderful memories she captured. After meeting with Marian the first time, it was as if I knew her all of my life. From that day forward she made sure we got what we wanted when it came to our wedding photography. I could never thank her enough for the precious pictures she took. You will have no regrets when choosing Marian!!!!!"

    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).

Psalm 100


Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into His presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, He is God!
It is He who made us, and we are His;
we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter His gates with Thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to Him; bless His name!

For the Lord is GOOD;
His steadfast love endures forever,
and His faithfulness to all generations.

This Thanksgiving be thankful to God. ALL good things come from HIM!

Marian Ashley Photography will be closed the week of November 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday! Surround yourself with family and friends and thank God for his amazing love and mercy!

The Kuehl Family…..Fall Portrait Session | Spartanburg Family Photographer

My friend Renee and I met on the sidelines of Karate practice! We were not participants but rather spectators! We became fast friends as we solved all of the world’s problems (’re welcome! ha!). So, when Renee said she wanted me to photograph her family this fall season I quickly said ‘Yes!’ She is definitely one of those friends you love having in your corner! She’s a great listener, so much fun to talk to and simply be around! And, let me just say she is a fantastic Mom to her FOUR kids! I can’t imagine juggling schedules, homework, lunches, clothing, etc for four kids! But, she does it and does it well!

I hope you love your images as much as I do, Renee! Thank you for the privilege of documenting these precious faces you call family!



The Garrett Brothers…..Family Portraits | Taylors Mill

Every year, I look forward to seeing these amazingly handsome faces! This is the 5th year I have photographed these cuties and I hope there are many, many more years to come! How can you beat this trio? They are adorable, funny to listen to, full of freckles and this year….a bit snaggle-toothed! As a parent, it is such a joy to watch your babies grow into toddlers, then ‘big’ kids, etc! So many changes take place over the first few years of their precious lives and I am fortunate enough I can document those milestones every year!

Enjoy their cuteness! Enjoy Porter’s freckles! Most of all, enjoy the taking a sneak peak into the special bond of brotherhood these three share! It’s amazing!


A Wall Family Portrait………Fall Family Portraits | Spartanburg Photographer

This family means so much to not just me, but my entire family! What a special place all four of these hold in our hearts and lives! Debbie and Brent have an awesome farm and gladly open it up to me for sessions! How amazing is that? And, my kids love to swim at their pool, see the animals, etc. We really enjoy doing ‘life’ with these four! And, of course we love to have impromptu dinner parties at Bangkok! We love their Thai! There are so many wonderful words to describe how awesome this family is. For now, let’s stop reading and let’s check them out!



Southside Christian School….2014 Saber 5K | Greenville Commercial Photographer

Anyone else wishing it was just a bit warmer than it has been here in the Upstate? Mercy goodness…..this weather isn’t chilly; it’s downright C-O-L-D! I know a group of people who wish it had been warmer on Saturday, November 15th! Southside Christian School was holding their Saber 5K! At race time, the temperature was 27 degrees! What????? I personally had on multiple layers but there were quite a few dedicated and professional runners who had on shorts, a long sleeve running shirt and maybe a fleece headband! Even though there were watering eyes and runny noses, everyone finished! In fact, the first place award went to the runner who finished in 15 minutes! That is crazy fast!

I hope you all had a great time! It was a cold event but an awesome one! Aren’t you glad it wasn’t raining?

A special thanks to Go-Green Events for assisting with registration, runner finish times, etc and to the Pelham Falls Deli for those much needed after run snacks!