Hi, I’m Ashley!
I am originally from a small town in south Louisiana and fell in love with sweet Baton Rouge at the age of eighteen. After four years of wearing purple + gold and earning a finance degree, I realized I was home.
I was the girl who loved budgets and spreadsheets (and I still do!).
Ten years ago, you would have found me in a windowless, beige office quietly crunching numbers and silently searching for a hobby. With time on my hands, I enrolled in my first graduate course at the age of twenty-five. My plan was to further pursue my finance career only to find my heart slowly changing as I listened to stories of small businesses created on hard work and passion. I was curious!
On a hot fall night in September, my curiosity got the best of me.
I created my first passion project: A blog. I fell in love with writing and quickly learned my little space on the internet was foreign to me. Website coding and branding and photography consumed my spare time. I was in love with my new challenges, but little did I know my heart was about to grow even more.
I believed in the motto of letting things happen when they were meant to happen.
For months, my long-term co-worker turned best friend insisted I meet the cute IT guy who worked upstairs. I laughed and avoided her advice. It was a work fitness challenge that finally put my husband and I together.
On our first date, I knocked over my glass of water and soaked our table. Charles laughed at my clumsy behavior, and I realized the man sitting in front of me had one of the most relaxed personalities. We soon realized how much we had in common and began spending our days together. One year later, Charles popped the question. The following year, we were married.
It was through planning our wedding where my love of film photography arose.
As I browsed Pinterest for hours, I realized I consistently loved one style for wedding photographs: film. I fell in love with the soft colors and creamy skin tones and that timeless look. As I planned our wedding, my second passion project softly arose: film photography.
I took my first roll of 35mm film a month before our wedding day. The sound of the film rewinding as I snapped my last image soothed my soul. Simple. Classic. Timeless. I was in love with the photographs. Less than a year later, I walked away from a career I knew to create a life I loved.
I am a devoted wife + mama, a tad stubborn, and wildly optimistic.
I believe laughter should surround the walls of your home more than a perfectly decorated space. I believe home cooked meals are a necessity, and breakfast is delicious any time of day. And I believe authenticity and kind words go a long way. My husband Charles is the thinker and is always finding new ways to approach life. With his patient nature and my wild dreams, we fit together.
Most days you can find me spending time with Charles and chasing our newly walking son, Trace and playing with our two rescue pups, Jack + Bruno. I dream of photographing authentic moments for clients, raising a good-natured son with Charles, building our forever home, and visiting all fifty states.
I am so glad you are here and look forward to catching up over a glass of hot tea soon!
XOXO – Ashley