Let’s hear it for the flowergirls.

They’re cute and they’re committed to the task – well, usually. I’m dedicating this entire post to the flowergirls – the dreamers – “the cutie pies.” The ones who relish or despise the attention either way putting up with our “oh isn’t she the cutest thing EVER?” comments. They receive unexpected gifts, get to wear special dresses, twirl about on dance floors, eat too much cake and garnish more attention that everyone except the bride. They’re important and always fun to photograph. I’m not embarrassed to say that I love a squealing gaggle of flowergirls at a wedding. The more the better. At my wedding*, I’m going to have a tribe of flowergirls. Giggling and twirling and having the time of their lives.
So, here’s to all the flowergirls!
*No, there’s not actually a wedding being planned. It’s my hypothetical wedding.

Of course, the fab Emily Joyce, my second shooter, is responsible for some of these photos too!

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Read more.. Thursday, October 30th, 2008

TONIGHT: Live Music Task Force Meeting

Do you live in Austin and love music? You don’t have to be like one of the kids in the above photo. But do you at least appreciate Austin’s live music scene?

The Live Music Task Force needs your support. There will be a public forum for input on the draft report tonight, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St. The first major music legislation (supportive of live music) that might actually happen in Austin to protect it for the long term.

Did you know that we are the Live Music Capital of the World and we don’t even have a Live Music Office in City Government (unlike many other cities)?

Come down tonight and support.


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Read more.. Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

“Dooood. Did you guys see my guns?”

Just kidding. I think the preacher was demonstrating “strength in a marriage.” But doesn’t it look like he’s showing off his awesome biceps?

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Read more.. Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Man Down!!!

This is what happens if you twirl ’round and ’round and ’round and ’round….

Believe me, I know.

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Read more.. Friday, October 24th, 2008

Beats ‘N Treats Music Festival

Catering to the growing urban music scene, Open Labs will be hosting a two-day music event titled “Beats ‘N Treats Music Festival” at The Mohawk on October 24-25, 2008. The two day event will feature live bands and a beat competition called the “Gold Rush Beat Competition,” in which the winner will receive an Open Labs NeKo LUX encased in a 24-karat gold chassis. The instrument is worth over $24,000, and is Open Labs’ most expensive instrument to date. The competition will be held on the outside stage of the Mohawk for both days, with running times of 5 pm to 2 am on Friday, and 2 pm to 2 am on Saturday. Local Austin Dru Fay will be the master of ceremonies. The inside stage will feature live bands and DJs throughout the event.

Personally, I’m pulling for DJ Spitfire from St. Louis. Come out and support, drink too much and check out an instrument encased in a 24-karat gold chassis. Seriously.

Oh, and have a good weekend. It’s nice and cool here in Austin, Texas – finally.


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Read more.. Friday, October 24th, 2008

AGP featured on Southern Weddings Magazing blog

I’m thrilled to be featured on Southern Weddings Magazine’s blog. This blog is a valuable site for those of you planning weddings! Check it out, put it in your blog roll. You won’t be sorry!

By the way, sorry for the exclamation points. I just had a lot of coffee. Also, if you are trying to reach me, please send me an email at aegarmon@yahoo.com or ashley@ashleygarmonphoto.com. I’m in NYC but I’m checking email.

Thanks and have a great Wednesday!

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Read more.. Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Free Ughs.

It’s been one of those days, folks. Bring on the love, please!


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Read more.. Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Someone has a new record coming out.

Sign up here: White Denim

Click here to listen: Full Time Hobby

Shake Shake Shake.

Here they are at Austin City Limits this year.

Do it.

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Read more.. Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

My name is Ashley Garmon. And I’m a wedding photographer.

For the next week I shall bring you an onslaught of wedding photos. BRING IT ON.

Here’s Emily and Kenneth. They managed to get fireworks on Sixth Street for their wedding. I respect them for that!! The colors for this wedding were all from that of a peacock – again, respect.

I love these royal blue anenomes.   I recently bought some shoes inspired by these flowers.  

Check out this funky Groom’s Cake.  Yes, that’s a fish:

No one can resist a photo booth.  With the funny hats and oversized glasses?  Who DOESN’T want to participate?  Especially a PINK bedazzled cowboy hat?  Such a prop will not be denied!

Emily Joyce shot this wedding with me.  She was awesome, as usual.  Thanks, Em!
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Read more.. Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
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