Happy Birthday Husband | Personal

This week was my husband's birthday. Wow. I get to say 'husband' now and I love it :) Being a wedding photographer and a recent bride has been super fun, it gives me lots of insight into my brides! Like, now I finally get the excitement and the whole countdown to the wedding date - it's SO fun!! Even more than the whole engaged season, being married is AWESOME, I love getting to share life with my best friend! Our friendship seems to grow everyday as we learn more about each other. So, happy birthday Bear (my silly nickname for him!), thank you for choosing me each day and showing me what love looks like even in the smallest way, like taking out the trash!! I love you and hope to share man

Lauren & Andrew Married | The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farms

Again, I'm a bit late to blogging.. but hey, better late than never ammiright?! Besides, I can't keep such a GORGEOUS wedding hidden from the world can I?!!? Andrew & Lauren - ah. They were SO chill and go-with-the-flow yet they knew how to PARTY too!! (my kind of people, let me tell you!). We had such a blast hanging out with both their families and getting to capture their wedding day! I know I always say this, but dang, I'm so blessed to get to do my dream job. Thanks Andrew & Lauren, you guys ROCK!! Massive appreciation and thanks to these stellar vendors: Venue: The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farms HMUA: Gabe Ramsier Dress: David's Bridal Flowers: Sam's Club Rings: Zales DJ: Club Rett.

The Meaning Behind The Name 'Asterisk'

So today I'm going to break down the meaning of my business name: Asterisk Photography. I want to share with you guys what it means and why I chose to use it as the banner of my business. When I started my business, I wanted to be different (story of my life) and that meant naming it something unique, something that no one else did. I didn't want to use my name because Angelina Gonzales Photography was a mouthful! As usual, I sought my mom for wisdom and she gave it! She reminded me of people in my life that I looked up to and she challenged me to observe what they did. That thought process brought me to my dear friend and fellow photographer, Sarah Bradshaw (then Sarah Danaher). She named h

Claudette & Bryant Engaged | Westside Provisions District

I first met Claudette back when she and her sister started up the most adorable and fashionable clothing shop (which is still running by the way, check out their Instagram!)! It was a few years back, and I remember it being a BLAST seeing these 2 sisters so passionate about their work! Now fast forward, Claudette approaches me about an engagement session... AHHH I had all the feelings!!! And then when she told me WHERE, I was sold!! Some of you may now (if you follow along on our Insta) that Westside Provisions District is where I got engaged! So of course, it has a super special place in my heart!! All of this to say -- photographing Claudette & Bryant was a blast!! Also, they made my job p

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