20 May, 2022 LGBTQ+ PHOTOGRAPHER DALLAS
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOU TWO!
Hi we’re Ash and Asher!! We have been together a year. We both enjoy live music, creating art, trying new and different foods and watching marvel movies. Asher looks for ways to talk and educate those a part of medical field, family and friends on trans rights, lives and creating a more inclusive world. Check it out HERE. Ashley is a teen mentor who focuses on supporting the whole teen. She also looks to help educate black (POC) Christian families on the dangers and damage of rejecting their children because they are in the LGBTQIA+ and teaching elementary kids how to be social justice warriors at their age. Follow along with that HERE.
HOW’D YOU MEET AND WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU REMEMBER ABOUT THE OTHER?
We met through Match.com. Ashley-The first thing I remember about Asher was he was able to hold a conversation, like a GOOD conversation. The kind where you just wanted to keep talking and you lose track of time. Asher- The first thing I remember about Ashley was that she had an infectious glow about her that made me feel nervous and calm at the same time. I remember getting so lost in conversation with her on our first date that we ended up getting kicked out the restaurant.
WHAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING THINGS YOU FACED AS A COUPLE? WHAT BROUGHT YOU CLOSER TOGETHER DURING THESE TIMES AND WHAT MADE YOU FEEL FURTHER APART?
Learning to not project our past relationships issues/hurt on our current relationship. What brought us together was talking it out, giving each other a safe space to talk about the past and giving each other grace if/when we slip up. We also gave each other permission to call it out and taught the other person how to do so in a way that’s loving, intentional and honest. What made us feel further apart is when there were moments of little or lack of communication.
WHAT IS A BIT OF ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO OTHER LGBTQ+ COUPLES OUT THERE WHO ARE STRUGGLING BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC.
Get creative in building authentic connections with your partner.
3 THINGS YOU THINK THAT MAKE A RELATIONSHIP LAST.
Healthy communication, honesty and allowing room for each other to grow.
WHY’D YOU CHOOSE STEPH TO DOCUMENT THESE MEMORIES FOR YOU?
I really loved seeing her work, I can see how passionate she is about her art and the way she captures peoples moments. It’s very unique. Oh and because she’s the bomb dot com.