When Ashley Parsons was first asked to photograph a wedding, she was working as a doula and presenting at a health fair for expectant moms. "I just laughed and said, 'I'm not a photographer, but thank you,'" she recalls. But the requester, who had seen family photographs she had taken, wouldn't let it go. Shooting that first wedding turned out to be a revelation. "I went from one experience to another, and every photograph that I made was like giving myself a present," she recalls. "I came home and said, 'Jeremy, we have to become wedding photographers.'" Her enthusiasm won him over. "I went for it because I love spending time with my wife and I hated my job," says Jeremy, who was working for a loan servicing company in their home base of Kansas City, Missouri, at the time.