I'm Ashley, a maternity, newborn, and family lifestyle photographer based in Clarksville, TN. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Kevin, who is serving in the U.S. Army. We welcomed our greatest joy, Avery, this past fall and have totally embraced becoming first time parents. He’s all smiles and such a good snuggler, but a heartbreaker for sure :)
IS YOUR BACKGROUND IN PHOTOGRAPHY?
Not technically, no. I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) located in Richmond, Virginia, earning a degree in Community Health Education with a specialty in Maternal and Child Healthcare. Since then, I've immersed myself in clinical settings like maternity clinics and labor and delivery units where promoting healthier and happier women and their families is my priority. The stories women have shared with me over the years about their journey of motherhood - whether stories of joy, pain, or gratitude - are truly remarkable. I loved witnessing great milestones with these families and building relationships that have left an imprint on my heart for a lifetime.
How did you get started documenting families?
In that family-focused setting, I quickly realized how precious life is and that each moment should be documented. Seeing the bond between parents and their child in their truest and rawest form is where my passion for lifestyle photography stems from. Those gentle, natural, and intimate moments are what make my job as a photographer so meaningful.
Do you only photograph young families?
Whether you are a couple expecting your first child or a family of four, you have a special and unique story and I would be honored to capture it.