twofernsphotography ashley

I'm Ashley. I'm from a little country town in Michigan, but currently live in sunny Southwest Florida. Above all, I am a momma first. When I'm not wrangling one of my 2 children, I am creating images. Though it seems as though I rarely find the time, I also love to spend time with my other half, Mike. I love to shop (I'm a mom, so Target.) I enjoy a great cup of coffee and a cold beer.

 Growing up, I was always "interested" in photography. I took photos of EVERYTHING. But let's be honest, I had no idea what I was actually doing with my Polaroid i-zone (but that sticky film was the bomb).

I changed my mind approximately 52 times about what I wanted to be when I "grew up". When I was 18 I got my license as a Certified Nursing Assistant. I worked in healthcare for 6 years. I studied Education, I studied Nursing, I studied Sonography, I considered 30 other things..... 

After I had my first child, I really fell in love with the art of photography. The moment frozen in time, because God knows they get away from us way too fast. Mike bought me my first DSLR camera for Christmas in 2014 and I dove in head first. 

At that point, I engulfed myself in education of every aspect. I studied photography courses and paid for workshops. Lighting, posing, aperture, lenses, software, editing, film, technology......... I learned how much more is involved in the creation of beautiful images than clicking a shutter on an expensive camera (it's true, sorry friends). When I felt I was a little bit ready, Two Ferns was born in February 2015. And I still learn something new everyday. 

It has been quite a journey raising this business, but I wouldn't trade it for a thing. I can truly say I adore what I do. I love my clients and the friendships that blossom. I love romance and emotion and love. I love being able to tell a true story through real moments, and provide my clients with art that is going to last lifetimes.

two ferns photography meet ashley