“It’s hard living in Florida sometimes. Yes, we have gorgeous beaches, and tropical climates – which leaves many people flocking to it’s beautiful shores during the winter months to seek refuge other parts of this great country. However, when you’re a resident, you find yourself longing for a chance to stow away the flip flops and bikini tops (if only for a minute) and bask in a crisp breeze like some of our neighbors to the north.
As a photographer, it’s a challenge to find variety for our clients in terms of location when our climate are ‘warm and ‘warmer.’ That’s why I came up with the campfire shoot. This shoot offered my clients an opportunity to feel cozy and provide a landscape that didn’t scream ‘palm trees and sand!’ Add little bit of hot cocoa, a dash of chocolate and marshmallow, a crackling fire, and viola! We were transported beyond our marshy swamps, into a land where winter exists…even in the deep south!
This family had a blast roasting marshmallows and snuggling close together. And doesn’t that make for the very best family photos of all?”
Artist Biography: After many years of performing on stage in front of thousands of people, Ashley realized that her love of storytelling could be fulfilled through many avenues, and the more intimate, the better. That’s when she discovered a love and passion of storytelling and art through the medium of photography. Often whimsical and romantic, Ashley’s photo’s tend to have a storybook feel, while still capturing the authenticity of life. Ashley lives in St. Petersburg, Florida where she is a happy wife to a hunky fireman, and a blissful momma to three gorgeous babies.
Location: Lake Louisa State Park – Clermont, Florida