MY FRIENDS CALL ME ASH, SO LET'S BE FRIENDS, MMMKAY?
Hi, I'm Ashley!
I was always "that kid" with the camera, telling stories and doing everything I could to make people laugh. It wasn't until I was a 25 year old mother of four little babies, living overseas in Japan with my husband that I decided to get serious about being my own boss. Randy bought me my first camera (a Nikon D40) and after teaching myself how to use it through YouTube University and a whole lot of trial and error, I opened up my photography business in the summer of 2010 once we moved back Stateside.
I had no idea that my "little photography side business" would take me on the adventure of a lifetime, and that photography would become something I am so absolutely and utterly passionate about. I've spent the last few years traveling around the country, photographing amazing couples and families and I've had the opportunity to take this passion and turn it into a career.
In 2019, I decided to join Color Street as a stylist, in addition to photography, because it's so much fun and I'm obsessed with my DIY mani/pedis. Not to mention - it gives me the opportunity to hang out with even more amazing people!
When I'm not busy with my husband, my kids or on a photography adventure, you can almost always find me at home in yoga pants, snuggling my puppies and watching reruns of Friends or Gilmore Girls with a big cup of coffee in hand.
I change my hair color often - I go from dark brown to platinum blonde, and sometimes I add in fun colors like pink or purple.
I often drop in quotes from my favorite TV shows and movies into regular conversation.
I have an enormous sweet tooth.
My favorite things to read for fun are vampire novels and YA books.
I'm not allowed to go to the Humane Society by myself anymore because every time I go, I adopt a new dog (I have five and counting!).
My Bachelor's degree is in marketing from Colorado State University, and it's taken me 18 years to finish - and it was worth every challenge!
I love to mix green mint chip ice cream with rocky road, been doing it since I was a kid.
All of my tattoos include words (I have four and counting!).
I met my husband Randy on AOL Instant Messenger.
Cinnamon, vanilla and lemon are my favorite scents.
I stopped celebrating my birthday several years ago. It actually began when I was in middle school, when I would want to invite friends over and I’d be grounded, or my friends wouldn’t be allowed to come over for whatever reason. Then in high school, I’d go all out for my friends’ birthdays and only […]
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This year, I’m so thankful for Color Street … and can’t wait to show off my Thanksgiving-inspired shades to kick off the holiday season!
THANKS A MILLION!
Santa, Reindeer, Christmas lights, snowflakes and everything sparkly and bright - this year’s Holiday collection has a little something for everyone!
All the glitz and glam of New Years … right there at your fingertips! I love a good dark color but add in some gold glitter? Yes, please!
black tie optional
If you're all about PSL season (and who says it has to be limited to the fall?), you can let fall linger with the rich tones and plaids of the Fall Collection.
good girls gone plaid
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