Ashley is a transplant to Las Vegas after moving from Santa Barbara, CA
to begin her photography career in 2004. Growing up in Pennsylvania
Ashley always had a love for photography and began taking photography classes her freshman year of high school, loving it so much that she choose to continue her studies in college. Ashley moved to Santa Barbara, CA in 2001 and earned a BA from Brooks Institute of Photography. After freelancing and second shooting, Ashley started her own wedding photography business in 2006.
Ashley feels privileged each day to do something she truly loves, and
feels honored to share her passion with her amazing clients. Through
the new PUG Ashley hopes to grow as an artist and network with new friends.
Chelsea Nicole Photography
When I'm not playing catch with my puppy's favorite tiny-stuffed-bear, or attempting to swing-dance or spin fire with my boyfriend Jayse, my favorite thing to do is photograph people at the best times of their lives. As we've all found, there's a contagious energy in wedding photography that none of us are immune to.
Before weddings, I had been in galleries, published, and won awards for my fine art work. I started out photographing people in contrasting fine-art juxtapositions: something cute, yet evil; something innocent, yet naughty; something disturbing, yet beautiful. And when I realized that some of the top photographers were treating weddings as fine-art, I was hooked. I have recently started integrating my style into wedding photography. Next I plan to return to my riskier artistic roots by redefining modern boudoir and artistic nudes for brides and couples.
Along the journey, I believe friends are the brightest gift of being in this industry. I decided to start a PUG with Ashley Bartoletti because so many people have given immensely to me and I'd love to be able to give back. I hope you'll join us!