Meet Ashley Marston @aphy - a working photographer for the last 8 years who specializes in birth photography, lifestyle, and documentary photography. Ashley sees a lot of families from their first breaths in this world to some intimate final moments and every happy moment in between. Along with her own client work, she has also been shooting her own family for 4 years as part of a 365 Project she calls "A Daily Occurrence". A project very close to her own heart, which has pushed her and help her develop as an artist.
We asked Ashley, What attracted you to exploring shooting in the water? ”Living on an island with three children who love the water, I was really wanting to document them in that element. It naturally seemed to be the next step for me. Also, I was marketing "Day in the Life" sessions for my clients, a lot of them being at the beach or in the pool in the summertime. It was an incredible feature to add that I can get in the water with them! Being able to offer my clients a different perspective from in and around the water has been so positive! Its really something that you can offer them that they cannot do themselves. Especially now in a market where the everyday consumer has an incredible camera in their pocket, this experience is something unique. I recently shot a 1-year-old baby on his birthday, we went to his favorite place, the pool, and I captured an incredible shot of him in the water. The Mother has already told me she is ordering a BIG canvas and has a spot for it already on the wall. That is what its all about, now they have that memory and incredible underwater moment to look at forever.
Ashley shoots with the Elite 5D4 water housing and P-100 Lens Port for her Canon 5DmkIV + Sigma ART 24mm f/1.4 lens.