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Enjoy Workshop 2016 | Ellen Ashton Photography | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer | Whimsical Barn Wedding

Holy smokes! I am absolutely in love with this "Enjoy Workshop" styled wedding shoot! For the past three years I have attended the three lovely Enjoy workshops hosted by the lovely and oh so talented Erin Johnson

Workshops are so wonderful for lots of different reasons! They are awesome because we get to kick back, relax and get creative without having the pressure that can sometimes come on the wedding day (not that I am complaining, I LOVE real weddings and everything that comes with them!) None the less, photographers need creative days like this... Over the years I can honestly say that I have walked away from these workshops  refreshed and happy from the sweet fellowship of other amazing creatives. 

Here is a little taste of some of the images I captured at this dreamy workshop. 


Of course I just had to get some shots of myselfwith my photographer friends from the Enjoy workshops over the years! Wish I could have snapped one with Nicki! 

We Own The Night Styled Elopement Shoot | Minneapolis Fine Art Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Artfully Wed

I am so honored and excited that Ellen Ashton Photography (along with many other talented Minnesota vendors) have been published on ArtfullyWed!

The idea for this shoot came to me when I was jamming out to a popular country song in my car. As I was belting the song mid chorus the idea struck me that the name "We Own The Night" would make a killer styled elopement shoot. 

After this thought came to me, I knew I needed to contact someone who could make this shoot come to alive and I knew that Kelly & Jenny from Maven would be the perfect girls for the job.

We sat in a coffee shop brainstorming on what this collaboration would look like... I just want to say that this shoot far exceeded my expectation! Kelly's styling and design was far better than anything I could have ever dreamed up and Jenny's florals were to die for! 

As excited as a am about seeing my images published, it's important to me that everyone is aware that it took a lot of pieces to make these dreamy and romantic images possible. It takes a talented team and a lot of hard work to make a shoot like this. I am so thankful for each and every one of these vendors who made this idea breath life. 

Make sure to check out these vendors and follow them on social media so you can keep up with all of their lovely work! 

Much love, 


Dress Store: a&bé bridal shop minneapolis
Location: Able Seedhouse & Brewery
Jewelry: Adorn by Emily Rose
Cake Designer: Amy's Cupcake Shoppe
Hair Stylist: Andria Johnson Artistry
Apparel: Banana Republic
Specialty Foods: Bittercube Norseman Distillery
Rentals: Collected Vintage Rentals
Calligrapher: Hooked Calligraphy
Floral Designer & Event Stylist: MAVEN events / floral / styling
Dress Designer: Rue De Seine
Cinematographer: Acowsay Cinema