Ashley's Photographic Style
Hello! I am a portrait and wedding photographer bringing clients an affordable and customizable way to portraiture and wedding photography.
As a natural light photographer, I capture what arises in my photographic vision and what I feel is worth capturing in the moment. We live in a world full of beautiful colors all around us, which is what you will see in most of my art.
I want to embrace the love, fun and laughter in each session or wedding day and have that emotion forever treasured in your beautiful portraits. My only rule is to HAVE FUN!
I came to the Emerald Coast after vacationing with my family in the Destin and 30A area. I quickly fell in love with the white sandy beaches. I was asked by my mom to take our family portraits while we were here since we don't all live close to each other. Just like that it seemed like two worlds collided for me in that moment. I knew that moving here and living out my passion for photography was the path I was meant to take. So a few short months later I moved here from Kansas City where I earned a Bachelors degree in Photography. After college,I interned for a highly recognized photographer in Denver, Co. named Sandy Puc. Learning from her instilled such a passion for the art and a strong desire to create more than just a picture for my clients. In 2004, I began Ashley Nichole Photography. I continue to keep up with the fast pace industry by furthering my education as needed. In 2012, I became a professionally certified Adobe Photoshop artist in both Photoshop and Lightroom. I attend learning seminars yearly and webinars as I see the opportunity for more growth, and I am an active member of the Professional Photographers of America organization as well as the local South Walton Chamber of Commerce. In 2016 and 2017, I was nominated and the winner of the Best in Destin Wedding Photographer category with the Destin VIP magazine. In 2017 I was awarded the Best Beach Photographer in Walton County. I hope you will trust in me to handle your investment in making beautiful portraits of your family or your wedding day that provides an experience and tells your story.
Fun Facts about Ashley
Ice-cream is my weakness and I very rarely share my dessert at a restaurant.
I have a Maltipoo that I named after my camera, Canon. And a Mini Teddy Bear Goldendoodle named Wally. I am equally obsessed with them as I am photography.
I am never too far away from a tube of burts-bees chapstick. It is probably an unhealthy addiction.
My biggest fear is snakes. If I see one on TV before going to sleep I am guaranteed to have nightmares about the slithery crawlers.
I am the happiest on or in water. Swimming, paddle boarding, boating....anything.
I recently declared myself an expert crab-leg cracker/eater.
I have the sweetest boyfriend who is also my best friend. We love to golf together and travel in our RV on quick weekend trips.
I use many of the beautiful beaches and surrounding areas in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, and the West end of Panama City Beach
Beaches along the Destin Strip - Any area along Scenic Highway 98 in Miramar Beach.
Multiple beaches along 30A to include, Dune Allen, Stallworth, Blue Mountain Beach, Gulf Place, Watercolor, Grayton Beach, Seaside, Seagrove, Seacrest, Alyse Beach, Rosemary Beach, Watersound, Inlet Beach, and Deer Lake State Park.
Also West Panama City Beach in Carillon Beach and Inlet Beach.
If you want to go off the beaten path and away from the beaches, Eden State Gardens is a beautiful backdrop for any session.
Getting Married? I will travel almost anywhere for a wedding, but travel fees may apply outside of a 50 mile radius.
A special thank you to Silver Shade Studios for this wonderful video production! She specializes in wedding videography nationwide and should definitely be your first point of contact for a one of a kind love story on video for your wedding day!