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Ashley Goodwin Photography  Hawai'i Wedding Photographer + Film Shooter. Jetsetter, tassel collector + lover of pretty. Southerner curating her wildly colorful island life.

When dreams become reality. My first (and only!) styled shoot experience. I've never been to a workshop (except a business one with @creativelive + my boo @jasminestar) so coordinating, creative directing and photographing this styled shoot at @royal_hawaiian several years ago was quite the feat! Worth the effort to see my wild, Moroccan ideas come to fruition. Big ups to the people who put these together on the reg. One year ago and I'm still recovering. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ | logistic help: @nicholeweddings hair and makeup: @maleanacosmetics dress: @blissinbloom florals: @passionroots assistance: @jameswramos cake: @acakelife models: @wilhelminahawaii

"...I said that, because how could I tell them you are like the play of sunlight on water, dancing to music we don’t often hear. Or the song of doves, like the soft sounds a woman makes when she is truly kissed. Or the way people smile at each other when there is nothing to hide. How could I tell them you are the way love looks when it walks through this world of ours?..." - story people

Raise your hand if you like all things fun + girlie + a little bit ridiculous! βœ‹πŸ»πŸ‘±πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€šπŸ»πŸ¬πŸ™ŒπŸ» | iPhone photo. Styling kit via @the_mrs_box

Nearly every day I have testimonies, revelations, things that wind up full circle or even straight up miracles brought fourth from the Lord. I don't have any coworkers, other than my 2 Maltese who see me singing and praying across my house in the mornings like a whackadoodle, and my poor husband gets an ear full when he comes home from working "I journaled, I saw this, and then I read this, and then, and THEN....!!" I can hardly get out quick enough. So in my excitement I take turns texting my girlfriends scriptures in real time (attached to NOVELS!!) calling my mother-in-law, yakking away to my momma and then, of course, sharing online. I can't keep it all in, I've gotta tell SOMEONE or I feel like I will burst. The Lord gave my this gift of gab for a reason I suppose so thank you, online people and of course my prayer chain, for being so kind and opening your heart to my rambling testimonies and your words of encouragement. It's way more fun to share your excitement with others, and I greatly appreciate your ears. Or, rather eyeballs πŸ‘€ even if you think I'm a lunatic. Because trust me, I sometimes look at myself and say "who ARE you?!?" πŸ™ŒπŸ» It's cool. It's change of heart only the Lord coulda pulled off. πŸ’πŸΌ. Monstera for good measure.

Me: "I'm wondering if maybe I should start buying and reselling vintage stuff. I mean, I'm so GOOD at finding it..."
Marichris: πŸ€”"Uhhhh, no. I think you've already got enough [big dreams] on your plate..."
I guess I'll just have got accept my curse. The "seeing potential in everything Becky Goodwin style" curse, battling it on the reg. Until I get a handle on it, enjoy today's Salvation Army finds! πŸ’

Hey, you. I like you. 😘 @woodrow34 oh. And all the green green + red beards for your saint patty's day. I didn't even realize! πŸ€

I scream you scream 🍦🍬. If I ever went into the food truck business (which is a genius way to do food, little overhead and easily go where your market is!) THIS is how I'd do it. But with tater tot nachos, too. #newyork

Being creative is a finely choreographed dance of knowing which wild, crazy ideas you are meant to follow, which ones to give away, or which ones are just crazy.

I had a long talk with a fellow entrepreneur yesterday in regards to branding and following your heart versus following the money that led me to this: some things about yourself you can't simply can't deny. Your family genes, your insatiable love of chocolate or the impulse to sing to Bruno Mars. Me? It's my attraction to all things bright and playful, colorful accoutrement with a touch of wild. The muted pastels of the typical wedding world may call it too much but I say it's justttttt right. Cheers cheers CHEERS to following only what you love, even if it's the complete opposite of everyone else. πŸΎπŸ’πŸ’ŽπŸŽ€πŸ’‹πŸŒˆπŸ¬#putatassleonit #youdoyouboo

Home is wherever I'm with you. πŸ™ πŸπŸ•Œ πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ | photo by @thejenjar

A little bit of this, a dash of that. #hawaiiwedding florals by @ocean_dreamerr

Marshall, a man who rolls his eyes at my nonsense nightly dreams, hardly ever remembering his own, awoke one morning and surprisingly shared his recap from the night. He had dreamed he was an Uber/Lyft driver, taxiing people across the island. Unlike most random dreams, this one got him thinking and exploring the idea, hunting for a new car that would qualify him to drive.
Deciding to not take his dream lightly, I suggested we pray together and ask God for a "word or sign or phrase" if this was the right dream to follow, literally, and, if so, what kind of car we should get. During my prayer I distinctly heard "MEEP MEEP!!" honk through my head. Exactly like the high pitch horn of a smart car. Whenever we pass by a tiny smart car we always holler "smart car, MEEP MEEP!", so I laughed out loud at the thought and told him "I just heard "meep meep!!!" and we began our search honing in on a van.
Days of searching for the perfect van (which nets more money per ride), led nowhere and marshall was getting discouraged, second guessing his decision. I continued praying, again asking for a word or phrase with clarity. This time I pictured a red brick wall going up and a cloud of dust settling. It was so vivid I could even hear the sound the heavy bricks made as they stacked atop one another. I proclaimed this to Marshall, unsure of what it meant (hoping it meant something to him. It didn't. "Trump's wall?" was all he had) while I began to wonder if walls were going up for vans and we should be looking at other vehicles.
Still dreaming of those moneymaking mini vans, we went to look at a Honda Civic, optimistic about this gem of a well kept car even before we laid eyes on it. After a thorough test drive, the car was ours.
In our excitement we took her out for an evening joy ride, pretending I was his first Lyft customer. "Hey! This car was exactly the amount of dollars you said was the max we should spend" he noted, pointing out his more than coincidental negotiating skills. The thought of this revelation brought me to another. "Honk the horn!!!" I casually suggested.
And you know what that horn said?!?!
"MEEP MEEEEEEEEP", as high pitched as ever. πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸš™

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