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YO YO YIGGitY YO

I'M ASHLEY!

I’m a tattooed, pierced, kitten mom who loves dive bars and all kinds of art. I'm quirky AF and my Myers Briggs personality is ISFP aka “The Adventurer.” It literally describes me to a T.

Music is absolutely one of the biggest parts of my life so I'm always (terribly) singing ridiculous rap songs. Hopefully you'll never have to witness that.

 

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Lennon

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Lana

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THE LONG VERSION

I'm a wino. I love me some cheap wine. Give me wine and Parks and Rec on a Friday night and I'm good to go.

I also like craft beer, but I'm definitely not one of those beer snobs. 😂

I am such a huge animal lover; I promise I will gush over your furbabies and love them like they are my own. I'm not kidding.

I've become addicted to iced coffee and I blame my mother completely.

I'm a TV fanatic. I rewatch the same shows over and over and they never get old! ie: Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, Parks & Rec, One Tree Hill, Friends, Ghost Adventures. There are SO MANY.

Black is the new black, don't let anyone lie to you. I wear black always, but that's okay cause my hair, my nails, and my make up are always that splash of color I need. 😜 And yes, my hair color changes a lot!

Art is, and will always be, a huge obsession of mine. I fell in love with film photography in college. Although I don’t get a ton of time to use film today, it will always be one of my favorite art mediums.

Chick flicks are my jam, I love a good tear jerker! (I'm a cancer so my emotions run deeeeep, y'all. Like I might cry at your wedding lol.)

Record stores? Yes, please. Vinyl is love. Memphis is the birthplace of Rock n’ Roll afterall.

Chilly weather is where it's at. I would be in HEAVEN with some cold weather and delicious food (gimme some cheese dip + Mexican or sushi)!

I love me some vintage goodies and mid century modern interior design. I have a collection of vintage cameras, I love my records and if I could have any superpower it would be to travel to the past to experience those simpler times.

Speaking of simpler times, please have an unplugged ceremony! You will thank me later when Uncle Bob’s selfie stick isn’t in half of your pictures (this has literally happened, I am not kidding).

I am the most awkward person on the phone which is why I much prefer texting. 

I may be a little quirky, but documenting human connection is absolutely my entire life and what I was called to do. 

 

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my philosophy

BREAK. THE. MOLD.

I don’t do things by the books. I am not a traditional photographer in any sense.

I just love photographing real, every day people in really eclectic, badass locations.
Everyone deserves to have their story told. Whatever that means to you, your love, your family, even yourself.
Your story will be documented and it will be amazing.


Show me what you got.
I don’t want to miss a moment, cause every minute counts.
Life is messy and I want to embrace that.
It isn’t always about smiling and laughing, sometimes it’s about the tears and the heated passion in a relationship.
Nothing is off limits here. It’s time to break the mold.


Our most important moments in life are sometimes reckless and bold.
If you want safe and familiar, I am not your girl.
I approach every single day like it’s the last.
Be bold. Take risks. Embrace the weird.
That is why my art is not for the faint of heart.

 

For the record, I love my job. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I love capturing real people in organic moments.
But this isn’t just a job to me. This is my passion. My craft. My art. My heart. My soul.
I went to college to learn more about my passion and become the best artist I can be.
I’m not a photographer because it’s cool and trendy. I do this because I love it and it’s in my blood.
I’ve been shooting since I was 13 and I will continue to do so until the day I die. (I sure hope so!)

 
 
 
 
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