Hey, I'm Ashlee.
I was introduced to the world of photography by my Dad, a man who was never without his camcorder or camera throughout my entire childhood. He documented all the small moments and every big event - I knew I could count on him to preserve all of our memories. Watching him sparked a passion in me that was like no other. I longed to do what he did. I wanted to be "great" at it. He gave me my first camera when I was about six years old and from then on, he made sure that I always had one... film, disposable, Polaroid, waterproof, and then digital. I more than enjoyed capturing all the small moments from my "little person's" perspective (oh, how I wish I still had those photos!), and that spark of a passion never disappeared as I grew into my teens and beyond.
Now married to an incredible man and a mother to five amazing little people, I am finally at a point in my life where I'm able to pour my heart into my photography again. Life with our children is really what reignited that spark within me and I have spent the last seven years learning and nurturing this life-long hobby of mine. While rediscovering my perspective from behind the lens, that passion has become what a little girl with her first camera always dreamed it would be.
Lifestyle, portraiture, and live music are my favorite settings to work in, but not the only sessions I offer. Getting to be a part of my client's life and illuminating a bit of their journey is everything to me. If you are looking for someone to capture your engagement or wedding, yearly family photos, your children's milestones, band member photos, or live concerts, etc., book your session today!
I am based out of Vancouver, WA (across the river from Portland, OR), but I am a bit of a travel bug, so if you aren't local to me I may still be able to head out your way! Never hurts to check!