THE SHORT VERSION
I’m a closet cat lady, dive bar goer, and art lover. My Myers Briggs personality is ISFP aka “The Adventurer.” It literally describes me to a T.
Memphis, TN has always been my home, I grew up on the outskirts of the city but have recently moved into the heart of Midtown so that I could live in the best part of the city (duh). It was inevitable after receiving my BA (Bad Ass) degree in photography at Columbia College in Chicago (my home away from home).
“So how did you get into photography, Ash?” Journalism! During high school I was able to try my hand at documenting through photography for our yearbook and from there I knew this was my calling. College allowed me to cultivate that passion and instilled my desire to live in the city, so when I returned to Memphis it was only natural to scope out a place that fit.
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 am such a huge animal lover; I promise I will gush over your furbabies and love them like they are my own.
Black is the new black, do not let anyone lie to you. It is my favorite color, I wear it often, but you can always count on my hair being the splash of color in my life!
Art is, and will always be, a huge obsession of mine. Every medium and piece tells an unique story you couldn’t get otherwise! 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!
Record stores? Yes, please. Vinyl is love. Memphis is the birthplace of Rock n’ Roll I cannot say enough about how much that means to me!
Chilly weather is where it is at. I would be in HEAVEN with some cold weather, 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).
While we are on the subject, I am a texting fanatic, it is the fastest way to get ahold of me (or email)!
I may be a little quirky, but documenting human connection is absolutely my entire life and what I was called to do.
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!)