Ashley norton
Photography

I'm so glad you're here! I live in the almost *always* sunny Fresno, California with my husband/best friend, Kyle, and our rescued-from-the-streets Shih Tzu named Jay (short for jay-walking...which was how we found him).

When I'm not working, I enjoy lounging in my bed way longer than necessary, blasting Taylor Swift on roadtrips, hosting movie nights, hiking/location scouting (love those outdoor sessions), and booping Jay's nose.

I'm an advocate by heart + also work part-time at a local domestic violence agency. Photography has become a creative outlet that has helped me experience the world around me in all shades of color + light - even during the darkest times.

Besides the session, my favorite part of the photography process is gallery delivery.  Seeing others celebrate + cherish their loved ones through my work is an honor for me.

I wholeheartedly believe that all life + love should be celebrated + cherished

meet ashley

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I picked up my first camera in middle school - it was my best friend's old point-and-shoot camera that she got as a Christmas gift back in 2008. We went to the park + set up a photoshoot where we showed off all the books we loved to read at that time. I proudly modeled "The Hunger Games". We also did some jumping photos, but you'll have to go to Instagram to see those.

The trip ended with me dropped the camera + giving up on photography for the time being. 

my story

I didn't get my first DSLR (semi-professional camera) until my first year of college - sometime around 2015. I was in the middle of changing my major 5 times and thought a hobby would relieve some of the stress. I did a few photoshoots for some family + friends, but was too afraid to ever take my camera off the "safe" manual mode.

I did have a lot of fun taking my camera everywhere (including on hiking trips with best friend mentioned in previous slide).

my story

Everything changed in March 2020 - I'm sure you're aware of the reason.

I was laid off from my job, and found myself with lots of time and no creative outlet. So I enrolled in many courses: shooting, editing, posing, business, social media, marketing, etc. I worked with some amazing mentors + officially launched ANP in August 2020.

This photo was from one of my first official couples sessions as a business.

my story

I have since found a deep passion in connecting with others + capturing authentic moments in their lives - from weddings to families, newborns, branding, and senior sessions. 

I feel so much peace when I am behind a camera + I make it my goal to share that to all of my clients. I don't want you to feel stressed, rushed, or self-conscious so I work hard to fill those gaps for you + make your session a wonderful experience that helps you feel more connected + present with those around you.

my story

photography is finding the beauty in all of the in-between moments of our lives

sessions

my favourite

paint fight

yosemite engagement

shaver lake nighttime adventure