my name is ave smith.

i consider myself a storyteller first and foremost. i’ve always been observant. i listen for things others might not catch onto and try to read between all lines to better discover people. no matter where i am or what stage of life i’m in - i always seem to want to go back and remember. it’s a blessing and a curse. i crave the emotion i get from an old video or photo and the flood of memory it gives me. i want to share that with everyone i can.

i’m 24 years. i’m from oklahoma. i currently live in dallas,tx but am available worldwide. i’ve been a photographer & videographer for almost 5 years and i’m also a full time interior designer.

my own experience with love, romantic or not, has been complicated; strong, weak, inconsistent, simple, unsteady, but it has been love. as i’ve gotten older i’ve learned this is everyone’s general experience with love - but we don’t necessarily always say so. my hope is to redirect the conversation around love and weddings - challenging couples to curate a wedding day that represents them and isn’t about going through the motions. i want my couples to feel comfortable in my ability. i hope they know it’s okay to have lows - i don’t always need to photograph pretty, but i do need to always photograph honest.

i hope i can get to know you first and document of your love second.