Let me introduce myself...

the Baltimore Area Lifestyle Family & Brand Photographer  who  likes  to  keep  it  real  &  fun, too.

My name is Ashley, but you can call me Apples if you'd like. It's a name I was given as a child, and it just kind of stuck with me. I wish there was a cool story behind it, but there isn't. My adopted sibling, who is also my cousin, started calling me that by mistake as a child, and well, here we are 30 years later. I was born in the WV mountains in a tiny coal town known as Coal City. which is the definition of a "map-dot". My time there molded me into the friendly and outgoing person I am today, because you have no choice in a place where literally EVERYONE knows your name. Despite growing up in a tiny mountain town, I have always felt I belonged in the city, Baltimore became my home far before my physical home was here, when I met & fell in love with a Baltimorean who was living in WV. On my first trip here, he made me love this city, just like he made me love him. That man is now my husband Chris & also my BFF. We have three Siberian Huskies who are our entire world. We are Aunty Apples and Uncle Chris to six totally rad little ones, who I love like they are my own. We live in a little hundred year old cape cod in Baltimore City that was home the second I stepped inside. Life isn't a fairy tale, but it is MY happily every after. I would take this real life of mine any day over a story book, because sometimes reality is better than fiction.

I am a crafty person who loves anything art. I started my photography journey back in high school and it quickly became a journey I wanted to pursue. I have spent the last 8 years educating myself & sprucing up my services to make sure you have the best experience possible.

I have a vintage record collection, despite not owning a record player, because I love music. The 90s era of music will always be special to me, because it was the sounds of my youth. My favorite TV Show is American Horror Story. I eat way too much candy. I still watch cartoons, because I'm sort of a kid at heart. I drink too much Pepsi and coffee. You never know what color my hair may be next. I am a daddy's girl & my momma is my my biggest fan.

I will always just be me & all I need is for you to just be you. Lifestyle photography and branding are all about being yourself. That is the person your children will remember & it is the person your clients want to work with.. Just be you & what we can do together will be beYOUtiful. Too corny? Yeah, sometimes I do that. 

I am a photographer by trade, but I like to consider myself a visual story teller. My job is to tell your story. The story you want to tell the world  might be about the birth of a new baby, a homecoming, an adoption or simply a story of family love. It might be a story about a professional badass who knows her ideal client, wants some bomb social media photos and isn't afraid to be authentic. I want my photographs to be a nostalgic trip down memory lane whenever you look at them. Whatever your story may be, if you are looking for someone to tell it in a "this is life" journalistic way, I am your gal. 

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Leggings

coffee

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Going Out

Staying In

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Screen Hours Logged Weekly:

03

Cups Of Coffee Consumed Daily:

Target

Shop:

Pepsi

Drink:

Anything Sweet

Food:

AHS

TV Show:

Stargazer Lilly

Flower:

New York

City:

favoRites:

morning coffee

time w/ my hubby

daily devotional

Tv & POdcast time

& Nakai

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Canine Companions:

Chris

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