Although photos have always held a high level of significance to me and taking pictures was something that I’ve enjoyed doing since high school, I never would have guessed that I’d pursue a career in photography. My love and appreciation of photos was inspired by my grandmother, Marie. She was not a professional photographer, but she always had a camera to capture her family’s precious moments. She created dozens of albums filled with photos of friends, family, and events. I honestly can’t even count how many hours I spent looking through those albums, laughing, and asking questions. 


The only things I love more than my work as a photographer are God and my family. God blessed me with my wonderful, supportive, and handsome husband, Davon. We have been married since 2010. Our wedding was also another motivating factor in my decision to pursue photography professionally. Our wedding day was such a blast! I mean, my family and friends still talk about it till this day. Our photographer was awesome and he captured the essence of our wedding. I love our photos and love going back and re-experiencing that day. When I saw our photos, I knew I wanted to be able to give that to other couples.


Next up on the life changing events list… In 2013 God blessed us with the most amazing, outgoing, beautiful, smart, witty, and bossy little girl… Miss Khori Marie! She is such a piece of work! Her personality is so huge that I often joke with people that I don’t know where she came from! LOL! She is nothing like the shy, play-it-safe, little girl I was; and I love that about her! Being a mom has really changed my life! (Please excuse all the exclamation points, but really I don’t know any other way to convey the love and joy I feel when I talk about her!)  


Some other random tid bits about me:

  • I am a pretty laid back and down to earth person
  • I am very personable, so during sessions I’ll most likely talk to you and ask a lot of questions. It’s just in my nature, feel free to tell me to zip it 
  • I love the sun, warm weather, and the beach
  • Some of my all-time favorite movie series include: The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jason Bourne, Men in Black, and almost everything else Will Smith. (Go ahead and call me a geek)
  • My bowling average is somewhere around 176… and yes I have my own ball and shoes!
  • I have seen every episode of Bubble Guppies, Team Umi Zoomi, and Dora the Explora
  • Thanksgiving & Christmas are my favorite holidays and one reason is because I get to pig out on all my family’s home cooking!! Yum yum yum yum yum… delicioso!


Do you like what you see? Think you may be interested in having me capture your moments and tell your story? Want information about pricing and packages?  If so, I’d love to hear from you. Just go on over to the Contact page and tell me about your photography needs. Based on your needs and my availability we can figure out if Ashley Marie Photography is the right service for you.