I had the questions - can I leave my day job? Can this be an actual career? How do I get my ideal clients? How can I get into the wedding industry? What the heck is ISO?
Although I now have years of experience, I always promised myself I wouldn’t forget “where I started”. I never want an aspiring photographer to feel alone when it comes to making their dreams a reality.
I remember it like it was yesterday -
I had the dream, but I had no idea where to start.
"If you are debating getting into wedding photography I highly recommend 2nd shooting with Ashley!! After I got my first quality camera I wanted to see what shooting a wedding was like, and it was so fun with Ashley! I learned so much after 2nd shooting several weddings that I also set up a mentor session with Ashley, and afterward felt ready to take on my own couples! I have several weddings booked next year and I could not have done it without Ash!" - Jenny
"Although I've been doing photography for a number of years, I had never shot a wedding prior to second shooting for Ashley. She was understanding, assured me I could do it and was incredibly helpful as we navigated the wedding day. I've watched videos and done education on shooting weddings, but nothing compares to real-life experience with a seasoned photographer... (cont.) "
"It was so valuable to observe Ashley as she worked, problem-solved, and made decisions throughout the day. For many of us, photography is a one-person show. Being able to shoot alongside her and grow my portfolio with real-life wedding experience was invaluable. There's only so much you can learn online! Ashley is such a pro and that made it very easy to learn from her.
Ashley was an open book and helped answer my questions about lighting, settings, location scouting, flash, and anything I had questions about during the day. I'm so thankful I had the opportunity to learn from her. She's a wonderful teacher and mentor. Thank you, Ashley!" - Nikki
A comprehensive guide to share everything your second photographer needs to know when working with you on a wedding day.