About Ashley

Five years ago, I found out I was pregnant with my first daughter, Madison. I did not own a DSLR camera at the time, but I knew it was one of those items I was "supposed" to have.  I quickly purchased an entry-level Nikon DSLR camera and put that baby in "Auto" mode for about one year, until I began to get really frustrated with how my images were turning out. In my head, I wanted them to look one way, but I was quickly disappointed when I peeked at the image on the back of my LCD. WHY did it not look like how I actually saw the scene? Why was it so blurry? Why was her face so dark? Why was the beautiful blue sky white? WHAT WAS GOING ON?  I assumed I needed to upgrade my camera, but then a dear friend convinced me to try shooting a 365 (one photo per day) -- in manual! This lovely person took it upon herself to critique every picture I took for almost one year, and I am forever grateful for her. I quickly realized my camera wasn't the problem, the problem was I wasn't using my camera to it's full potential.   I'm here to teach you that you DON'T need a new camera to take great pictures, you just need to know how to use the gear you own! I'd love for you to be a part of my course. I know first-hand how amazing it feels to be able to document my children growing up, and it's such a pleasure to teach other mothers to do the same!  

Five years ago, I found out I was pregnant with my first daughter, Madison. I did not own a DSLR camera at the time, but I knew it was one of those items I was "supposed" to have.  I quickly purchased an entry-level Nikon DSLR camera and put that baby in "Auto" mode for about one year, until I began to get really frustrated with how my images were turning out. In my head, I wanted them to look one way, but I was quickly disappointed when I peeked at the image on the back of my LCD. WHY did it not look like how I actually saw the scene? Why was it so blurry? Why was her face so dark? Why was the beautiful blue sky white? WHAT WAS GOING ON? 

I assumed I needed to upgrade my camera, but then a dear friend convinced me to try shooting a 365 (one photo per day) -- in manual! This lovely person took it upon herself to critique every picture I took for almost one year, and I am forever grateful for her. I quickly realized my camera wasn't the problem, the problem was I wasn't using my camera to it's full potential.  

I'm here to teach you that you DON'T need a new camera to take great pictures, you just need to know how to use the gear you own! I'd love for you to be a part of my course. I know first-hand how amazing it feels to be able to document my children growing up, and it's such a pleasure to teach other mothers to do the same!