My name is Ashley McLaughlin and this is my blog, Edible Perspective. To learn more about my journey head on over to my about + FAQ pages. I'm thrilled that you stopped by. Enjoy!


For the latest details be sure to check my book page!  


Baked Doughnuts For Everyone: From Sweet to Savory to Everything in Between, 101 Delicious Recipes, All Gluten-Free


« weekend by iphone | Main | savory style breakfast »

farewell to great friends

A few weeks ago, my good friends Melissa + Matt packed up their bags + adorable kiddos and made their way back to Ohio.  Melissa and I have been friends since the 6th grade.  She was in my wedding and I was in hers.  It was extremely sad to see them go!  But at least when I go back home to visit family, they’ll be there!!

Before they headed out, I whipped out the camera one last time, to capture those sweet faces I’ve come to know and love.

Best of luck to you guys, on your latest big venture in life!

These eyes could kill.  

(1 of 11)

I think I caught Sammy’s first on camera smile!

(2 of 11)

(3 of 11)

“You want me to do what???”

(4 of 11)

Jake loves his new sis.

(5 of 11)

The family watchdog, Dirk.

(6 of 11)

Cute even when crying.

(7 of 11)

(8 of 11)


(9 of 11)

Baby feet!! 

(10 of 11)

(11 of 11)

Off to do Saturday things.  Enjoy the day!


New to my blog?  Thanks for stopping by!!  Check out my 7 Links post, for a recap of my favorite posts.  You can also find me on Twitter + Facebook

Reader Comments (34)

awww this is so adorable Ashley!! And you've certainly been getting better and better with your photos! :D he Italian with his hands up and all??

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllie@fitforthesoul

Simply precious!!! What a beautiful family and how nice that you will be able to visit them when you go home.

Best wishes! :)

Those are seriously some of the best baby photos I have EVER seen! Way to go!!

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterkL---CEE

beautiful pics! :)

These are stunning! Love the baby feet pic haha.

Those pictures are adorable! Love it!

Oh my goodness - SO adorable!!

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCait's Plate

Awww, Good luck on their new adventures and what a cute family of little ones they have!

Those are awesome baby photo's!

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha Cernock

Babies and dogs - two of my favourite things! Beautiful photos, Ashley!

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessy

Ashley, your images and photography are just stunning!!

Photographing people, and kids specifically, is a lot different than shooting a bowl of oatmeal or styling a plate of pasta for the camera and you show with all your images what a versatile and well-rounded photographer you are.

You should be so proud!

Oh my god, baby feet make me so happy. Adorable!

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

So sad your friends are leaving but at least it's just "see you later" AND you got these fantastic pictures of these adorable kids. I love Jake's speech pose, the smiling baby and those chubby legs :D

BTW I just wanted to let you know that I made my best bowl of oatmeal EVER today and I blame you. That is all. :)

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBalancing Sylvia

Beautiful photos. As were your amazing photos in Sarah's Peas and Thank You cookbook! Great job, Ashley.

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Those are some really impressive (and adorable) photos!

And kids ;)

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaddie

You are a GENIUS behind the camera, girl!

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlog is the New Black

BEAUTIFUL photos!! They're adorable!

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary @ Bites and Bliss

Spectacular photos, per usual, Ashley! Sorry to hear your friends are heading out of town :(
Enjoy your weekend!

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmilia @ Namaste Gurl

The "you want me to do what?" picture is absolutely adorable!

Such beautiful pictures! I'm sure your friends will treasure these forever!

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaleigh

so precious! and so jealous of your photography skills! ;)

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

I love black and whites. Beautiful job.

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEat Hike Sleep Repeat

Aww what precious pictures! I wish I had your photography skills :)

Sorry your friends are moving away :( But at least it's not good by forever! :D

Have a great rest of the weekend!


Thanks Alexandra!

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thank you dear!

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

That mean so much..thank you!

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I really appreciate your comment...thank you!!

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Woohoo!! So glad to hear! And thank you :)

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Haha, what is it about baby feet?

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thank you love!

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

What stunning photos! I cannot believe you taught yourself photography. You are such an inspiration!

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlyn@TheTieDyeFIles

All of these pictures are really nice. My favorite pic is the one of the dog. No offense to the absolutely beautiful children intended. But in the dog pic, I like the lighting, how you can only see one of his eyes, the way he is positioned, the way it is focused, the colors, etc. You're an artist!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Thanks Elizabeth!!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thank you so much Kaitlyn!!

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.