"I like people who get excited about the change of seasons, the sound of the ocean, watching the sunset, the smell of rain and starry nights" ⇹ Brooke Hampton
If you've made it this far, I want to give you a BIG high five! It isn't easy getting through a website. I know you're busy and your time is precious. I imagine you've got one baby on your hip trying to pull your shirt off, a toddler is climbing your kitchen table naked, and/or another kid is asking when dinner is going to be ready. AmIright? Maybe not exactly, but you catch my drift. You're really freaking busy and I appreciate you taking the time to be here. So, HIGH FIVE!
First things first, my name is Ashton (heeeey! INSERT WAVE). I'm an Alaskan transplant brought to you by way of the military..or rather by way of my husband being in the military. We're originally from Virginia and while I love those mountains and back country roads, there's nothing more majestic than the beautiful PNW. I'm a big lover of living with less, exploring more, spending time with my fur babies, and hanging out with my very best friend; my husband. We enjoy playing homesteaders part time. We've got chickens for eggs, wild meat in our freezer, bees for honey, and a wood stove we heat our home with using the forest surrounding us. Living a meaningful life is much more important than all the "things" you can fill a home with.
I believe every single moment of our lives is worthy of documenting. We as humans are constantly waiting for the next "big" moment so we can push through the everyday, unaware. We're constantly wanting and looking for more when in reality, it's all right there in front of us. As a photographer, storyteller, artist, I want to make you aware of what is right in front of you. I want you to look at your family through my lens and see just how beautiful the mundane, everyday, actually is. I want you to see what I see when you're holding your newborn baby staring down at her. I want you to see what I see when you're rocking your toddler to sleep while he plays with your hair. I want you to see that even through the chaos, you are 100% going to miss this one day. I want to freeze time for you because I know you're busy right now. You're busy just trying to get through the next minute, hour, day, because right now things feel crazy and you can't possibly appreciate it for what it all is. That's why I'm here.
If you're ready for an adventure, ready to openly love on your littles in front of my lens, I would love it if you would have me. I can give you a piece of yourself you never knew existed and I can do it just by letting you be you. If anything I've said above spoke to your heart in anyway, reach out, let's chat. Let's make magic. ⋆⋆