Oh, hi! I see you've come to learn about me... Let me brag about myself for a hot minute. I think I'm pretty funny. When not working, my days are spent with my children, and when I am working at my computer I am almost always listening to podcasts or audio books, and editing away.
I absolutely LOVE creating art, I graduated from my Photography program in 2009 and I spent the first 10 years of my Photography endeavour building up my portfolio before deciding to take the dive into making this my full time job in 2018.
Creating beautiful portraits is my biggest passion, and I take great pride in making sure those portraits get hung up on your walls, and not just sit in iCloud storage.
In another life I would have become a Psychologist, I am fascinated with people, and why they are the way they are. After marrying I changed my legal last name to James, it's no longer Ashley Brooks. I kept my business name as Ashley Brooks because that's the name on my Photography Diploma, and I feel like I identified as Ashley Brooks for 27 years, so that identity shouldn't just be erased. I believe a lot of women get caught up in being a mom and wife (guilty!), which is why my love for Photography and digital editing is the perfect escape for my creative soul.
I do this because I truly love to create.
I love to make people feel happy.
I like to be a boss. (This is a good thing for you, trust me.)
And I like to hide in my office, away from the chaos of my toddler & 6 year old every single chance that I get!
- Please don't tell my husband, he thinks I do this for the money ;)
BAND: The Tragically Hip
TV SHOW: The Last Of Us
COFFEE ORDER: Two milks
MOVIE: Silver Linings Playbook
PODCAST: My Favourite Murder
PLACE TO SHOP: Winners/HomeSense
RESTAURANT: The Log House, in Burford
FAST FOOD ORDER: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
GUILTY PLEASURE: the Royal family, Harry's exit
PHOTOGRAPHER I ADORE: Noelle Mirabella Photography
MY FAMILY'S PHOTOGRAPHER: SBphotography & Floral Design
Did we just become best friends?!
Fine Art Portraits