Back when I was an Art major in college, I heard the phrase, ‘All art is about other art.’ This made me realise that this is our human nature; this is the narrative we call life. You and I, we take note, we remember, and we create new moments from past echoes that inspired us and left our souls a little bit different. Moments that we didn’t even realise we borrowed from the world and people around us. So what does this have to do with Photography? I may seem like another photographer in a crowded market to choose from, another creative to analyse the hidden meanings and compare and contrast my skill, editing and delivery. But really, you’re hiring me to borrow the art of your life to create a visual narrative. that we visualise together.
If you're struggling to find someone who's going to visualise your story for all the quirks and imperfections it holds, then you're in the right place. I want to soak up the story of you, understand your life, your dreams and every brush stroke that makes up your life within images that feel true to your soul. I love capturing the complexity of human nature but what I love most is having a fun freaking time and connecting with fellow humans while doing it. I’m here to carve out some time in your journey to stop and celebrate everything that is you. You deserve to have your story told in a unique way that captures the art you create just by being here. Okay, okay, let’s freaking do it already!
Whether with paint, clay, or a camera, I am obsessed with our ability, as humans, to express what makes us perfectly abnormal. I am very grateful and ecstatic to work with those who choose to work with me and see me as more than just someone who points a camera but rather as an artist. I’m not everyone’s fit, and that’s just fine; it’s a personal thing to find the right person to capture your life up close; it’s a truly intimate experience. One of my favourite things about capturing your story is having those conversations to see how I can creatively meet your needs and desires with my uniquely funky creative direction.
To my lovers of the artistic, the unconventional, the real, evocative and nostalgic…my hope is you’re reading this and feel connected to my desire to create photos around a narrative, whether that’s a person, couple or even maybe a story or journey. If you’re getting goosebumps just thinking about the dreamiest photos we could create together, then me too! I want to be the gal to get to know you, not just to snap the camera…but to help you create new, inspired memories captured in stills and movements that set your soul on fire for years to come.
"I don’t even know where to start. Ashtyne is AMAZING!! She went above and beyond to make not only our wedding photos but engagement photos exactly how we imagined them. She makes the poses look so romantic but feel very natural in the moment, she’s communicative and overall just such a good person and a talented photographer! We will forever cherish our wedding photos because of the hard work, dedication, talent, beauty, and natural feel she put into them!!"
"Ashtyne was one of the most uplifting photographers I’ve ever met. Coming from a photographer myself, I’ve met plenty. She was absolutely uplifting, adventurous and knew how to bring out our personality in photos! Even though we live across the country from one another, I’m determined to book with her again in the future."
Inspired by art and human connection, my obsession is taking inspiration from past eras and putting a retro spin on all my creative projects. I am all for saying farewell to tradition and partnering together to create something that’s a little more offbeat and unexpected, yet totally intimate and nostalgic. There is no rule book to follow when it comes to capturing your life, whether it be portraits, engagements or weddings. Your photos don’t have to look a certain way or be like everyone else's; you are an individual with a story and a purpose that separates you from the rest...that's what drives each session, and each story I tell. If you're here for all of that, consider me your new biggest fan with a camera.