Fall Encaustic Workshop

The leaves are starting to turn and I can hardly wait to heat up my wax and begin to create indoors. If you missed my spring workshop now is your chance to learn this awesome technique. 


November 16th, 2014


Bellingham WA





The 200.00 class fee includes, instruction, wax, glue, tape, three 4×6 or 4×4 boards, sandpaper, and use of all the heat tools needed. I will have additional boards for sale as well, however my sizes will not exceed 5×7 because the larger the piece, the harder it is to work with. You can also purchase boards at Artist and Craftsman in the university district. They are called Elephant cradleboards. Please let me know in advance if you would like to buy the boards from me, so that I purchase enough ahead of time. : )

How incredible would it be if you make your holiday gifts this year?!

To register for the class email me at angieashley@onethousandwordsphotography.com

I hope to see you in class this November!


Sometimes I think it’s hard to see yourself as others do, especially when you are pregnant. It always astounds me that the women I capture have no idea how gorgeous they are. I recently had the honor of capturing one such woman and I am so glad she decided to do a maternity session! This beautiful woman is carrying twins and is doing a fantastic job! He husband was wonderful and kept saying how lucky he felt. I felt lucky too. She glows. Absolutely glows! Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to see how you truly shine.


We decided to start a new family tradition this year of lighting off paper lanterns the night before the first day of school to bless the new year and bring intention to some areas where we would all like to grow. We began to brainstorm words last week and the kids settled on these: kindness, patience, leadership (standing up for yourself and others), bravery, focus and perseverance. So with great anticipation we set out to light the lantern on the waters edge. I will give you one clue as to why this picturesque location didn’t work….

Did you spot the sailboat? So yeah, the wind plus fire was a no go. We packed up and headed to an ugly parking lot. Seemed like the only place that was less windy.

In case you were wondering, these paper lantern are not easy to light or safe in any way shape or form. It was a gong show to the highest degree.

Lilly’s best Friend came with us too and her face here says it all. SO MUCH WAITING! : ) One 2nd degree burn on my finger later we did it! This pink lantern was Finn’s. We all said his words and sent it off.

Next was Lilly’s lantern. The kids decided to follow it, even though we were yelling “don’t go under it!!!! Burning hot wax! Seriously kids!!!! Stop!”. Oye.


Lucy’s balloon was last. Her word was brave and we all cheered it on and said BRAVE! Lucy closed her eyes and said it in her heart. Such a sweet moment.

We will be doing this again next year for sure. It was worth it. Not at all what I was picturing but I almost like the way it ended up better, ugly parking lot and all.

Discovery Park Portraits {Seattle}

There’s not much sweeter than photographing a family that adores each other so clearly.  Loved every moment.


Feeling a bit overwhelmed and behind on life today, so the obvious thing to do was post these almost year old photos of my kids.  There are a few more sessions in the series that may end up being blogged too . . .  So much more fun than things that actually need doing!!

This was a homeschool project we did last year to photo illustrate fairy tales that the girls wrote.  My intern, the amazing Talia Lamb, added their drawings to some of the images, and I couldn’t love them more.  It captures their exact kind of play, and their imaginations from that season so well.


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