HI! I’m Ashtyn!
I first picked up a professional camera in 2008, and it was like everything clicked for me right then and there. I never really wanted to do anything else and I instinctively began chasing this dream of mine to combine my love of photography and love stories into one. I am thankful everyday that I get to do this! Weddings & Boudoir are where my heart will always lie, but the greatest gift to me is seeing you come back every couple years with a new baby or two. I absolutely love becoming friends with my clients and getting to capture your life beyond just the wedding day.
When I’m not on adventures with all you cute people, you can find me waking up at 4:30 am to go work out (I know that makes me sound like a crazy person, but I promise I’m not!), playing with my two adorable fluffy children (I mean puppies), fixing up & decorating my little old house, or taking our razr out for a spin with my fiance, Brad. He and I met when we were both 6 months out of past relationships in which we had each inherited a dog. On our second date, we took them to the dog park and discovered they were basically twins. We are crazy, obnoxiously obsessed with them and usually just send each other photos and texts of what the dogs are doing. Owning the Dog Mom title for life.
I’m mostly an easy going, laid back person but I can quickly jump into action and start bossing you all around if needed! Most of all I enjoy putting people at ease, making you laugh at my dumb jokes, and being able to capture you in your most natural state. You can see me below in some of my finest moments - with really great hair and really great accessories.
I know my clients want natural, candid photos - but if you're anything like me, you have no idea what to do with your hands, face, or body the second a camera points at you. I get that 100%! I like to call my shooting style "candidly posed" - which means I will help you every step of the way with posing, and get you to look & feel natural doing it. Even the guys tell me they secretly had a lot of fun afterwards, and I promise YOU WILL TOO.
As for my editing style, I strive to create beautiful photos that are timeless and don't stick to any particular photography trend - yet still look modern and fresh and have a certain kind of "pop" to them. I like to call it Clean, Bold & Artistic.
Being a Photographer is so much more to me than just taking pretty pictures and capturing the day. I want you to look back at your wedding album and of course remember who was there, but mostly I want you to look back and remember the feeling that was there. This time in your life is likely full of happiness and excitement, but I want you to see these photographs 10 years down the road when life might not be as simple. I want you to remember where it all started & why you chose each other. I hope my job is so much more than just pretty photos. I hope these are lasting memories that brighten your harder days as a couple. I hope they help you to choose love and each other always. At one of my favorite recent weddings, the pastor said during the ceremony: "Weddings do not impress me, ANNIVERSARIES do. If you really want to impress us, invite us all back to the anniversary party in 30 years." This is the beginning of the rest of your lives - let's give you beautiful photographs to capture the memories forever.
Above all, I care about people. I care about your love story, your worries and your stresses, the table settings and text fonts you spent countless hours picking out to be just right. I care about your vows and making sure we get photos of all the important people who came from hundreds of miles away. I care about your questions and your insecurities of being photographed - after all you've probably never done this before! I care about your marriage and I want you to have timeless, emotional images to hang all over your walls and be reminded of those vows every day. I care about your friendship and I absolutely love when my clients become my lifelong friends!
If you love my style and want to learn more, I would love to get an email from you with all the details about your story and your vision for the day! Click on the contact me link above and let’s get this started!!