Inspired by Love, I capture weddings.

 

HELLO! MY NAME IS ASHLEY, AND I LOVE MY LIFE!  I AM TRULY BLESSED TO BE DOING WHAT I DO AND I WANT TO SHARE THAT WITH YOU.  SINCE I WAS 14 I KNEW PHOTOGRAPHY WAS MY CALLING.  ALMOST 2 DECADES LATER I CAN HONESTLY SAY MY LOVE AND PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY HAS GROWN TENFOLD. PHOTOGRAPHY TAKES ME AROUND THE WORLD, AND I LEARN AND GROW FROM IT ALMOST EVERYDAY.  PHOTOGRAPHY HAS ALLOWED ME TO BE CREATIVE, AND COLLECT NEW FRIENDS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES. IT HAS ALSO ALLOWED ME TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BE COMFORTABLE IN THEIR OWN SKIN AND PROMOTE ONES SELF IN THEIR TRUEST LIGHT. THAT THERE IS MY DREAM.  

I CAPTURE ALL TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHY FROM HUGE CAMPAIGNS TO BACKYARD WEDDING AS IT LETS ME SHOOT MORE DAYS A YEAR.  I BELIEVE THIS ROUNDS ME BETTER AS A HUMAN AND A PHOTOGRAPHER.  

I LOVE CAPTURING WEDDINGS BECAUSE YOUR DAY IS ABOUT LOVE, JOY, FAMILY AND SPONTANEITY, AND WHO WOULDN’T WANT TO BE APART OF THAT?!  I DO MY BEST TO CAPTURE THE MOST MEMORABLE AND BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS WITHOUT ANYONE REALLY NOTICING I’M THERE. 

 

All photography provided by ASHLEY BARKER

 
“I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer for our special day. Not only did she make us all super comfortable, she captured moments that we couldn’t have staged; and those were the most magical memories of all. Looking back (and on the day of) I’m still so impressed with her ability to schedule it all in. She was with us from wake up until the last song and was able to capture the girl’s day as well as the boy’s day effortlessly. Ashley coordinated the “first look” and knew exactly the vision we were trying to capture. I’m honestly so thrilled with her work that it makes me want to do my wedding all over again every time I look at the pictures.”
- Ginny
Ashley...we are on repeat looking at the magic you captured from our wedding day. I was a bit nervous to get my photos taken - I wasn’t really sure what I wanted. I just knew I wanted something natural - something that was us, something timeless, and you knocked it outta the park. You put everyone, including me at ease and captured the candid moments, the smiles, and man the sunset! Thank you for joining us in Mexico, our pictures are full of so much joy and love....and dancing, they capture the day perfectly!

From our hearts, we thank you. - Kristy

Nothing gets me more excited than story telling through unobtrusive documentary, creatively photographing how it is.  It is such magic to give one moment in time the opportunity to live on forever.

People, and their natural beauty, is my passion, my love. 

 

 

“Where there is love there is life.”  – Mahatma Gandhi