Incorporating passion for photography with art to capture your cherished
memories. With nearly 10 years of experience, Ashley Thornton is a freelance
photographer capturing weddings, anniversaries, family and senior portraits,
babies, pregnancy, pets...
Note from the Artist:
As an artist, photography has been my most satisfying creative venture.
It is my passion. It is my goal to incorporate that creativity into my
work and create photos that my clients will cherish for a lifetime.
I have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember. My first
camera was a clunky 35mm hand-me-down. Even with that most basic tool,
I was arranging photos with the family pets and coordinating photo shoots
with my cousin. After a summer of babysitting, I spent all my savings
on my first film camera with a zoom lens! In high school, I started working
at a local newspaper where I learned how to operate their more professional
camera and benefited from the knowledge of other photographers in the
industry. High school journalism classes were the beginning of my interest
in page layout and design. At that point in my life, I began shooting
weddings for friends and family. I later received a new camera for my
graduation in 2004 and started my business as Ashley McDougal Photography.
Looking for a referral, I contacted a semi-retired photographer and ended
up getting a series of photography lessons that have proven invaluable
in giving my creative photos the professional touch they needed. Things
soon changed to digital and I was able to obtain a high resolution, professional
grade camera. With my photography skills and digital design skills continuing
to grow and improve as trends and the business change, I love my job more
than ever. After marrying a man as creative as I am, I have relaunched
my business as Ashley Thornton Photography.