Ashley Nichole Photography
By the Numbers
Years in the Wedding Industry: 4
Number of Weddings in My Career: 65
About the Business
Three Words That Best Describe My Ideal Bride: Fun, Modest & Virtuous
Features: Destin VIP Magazine for Best in Destin 2016 and 2017; Awarded Best Beach Photographer in South Walton 2017
About the Owner
Personal Bio: I am a portrait and wedding photographer bringing clients an affordable and customizable way to portraiture and wedding photography.
As a natural light photographer, I capture what arises in my photographic vision and what I feel is worth capturing in the moment. We live in a world full of beautiful colors all around us, which is what you will see in most of my art.
I want to embrace the love, fun and laughter in each session or wedding day and have that emotion forever treasured in your beautiful portraits. My only rule is to HAVE FUN!
I came to the Emerald Coast in 2013 after vacationing with my family in the Destin and 30A area. I quickly fell in love with the white sandy beaches. I was asked by my mom to take our family portraits while we were here since we don’t all live close to each other. Just like that it seemed like two worlds collided for me in that moment. I knew that moving here and living out my passion for photography was the path I was meant to take. So a few short months later I moved here from Kansas City, where I earned a Bachelors degree in Photography. In 2004, I began Ashley Nichole Photography. I continue to keep up with the fast pace industry by furthering my education as needed. In 2012, I became a professionally certified Adobe Photoshop artist in both Photoshop and Lightroom. I attend learning seminars yearly and webinars as I see the opportunity for more growth and I am an active member of the Professional Photographers of America organization as well as the local South Walton Chamber of Commerce. In 2016 and 2017, I was nominated and the winner of the Best in Destin Wedding Photographer category with the Destin VIP magazine.
My Favorite Quote:
“Life ain’t always beautiful, but it’s a beautiful ride!”
When I refer another vendor, that person must possess these qualities: Timely responses, detailed, easy to talk to, knows how to keep things light and fun, quality business practices.
My Greatest Weakness Is: The pursuit of perfectionism. Thankfully, the older I get, the more I let go.
Something I Would Like People To Know About Me: I get along with other people well, even though I might be a little introverted at first.
Something I Would Like People To Know About My Business: Unlike most photographers, I got my start working with film photography, actually developing it in a dark room. It’s been an evolving industry since then!
Where I Grew Up: Kansas City, MO
How Long You’ve Been In The Area: 5 Years
My Favorite Salty Snack: Chips and Salsa
Modern Luxury I Couldn’t Live Without: Wifi
Five Things Most People Do Not Know About Me: 1. I have an unhealthy love for Burts Bees Chapstick. 2. I’m terrified of snakes. 3. I was in a sorority in college. 4. I won a state wide art contest in the 3rd grade 5. I did not have senior photos taken.. ironic for a photographer!