Ashly Collins

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Special Projects Editor

Honored wife and blessed mother of 2 princesses. If I could bottle happiness it would smell like the ocean, sound like our daughter’s laughter, feel like my husband’s strong arms around me, look like the gorgeous sunset, and taste like tacos.




Hi, I’m Ashly,

I am a professional photographer, who loves capturing memories and documenting the beauty in everyday chaos. Those fleeting moments, the loving gaze exchanged between parents, a priceless cuddle between siblings, the soft vernix of a newborn’s skin, or a smile from your newly sitting up 6-month-old as she reaches for you. Most of all I like capturing in time the love of your family and  watching your children grow over the years.
When I’m not capturing moments, I am making memories with my own family. Living daily honored to be the wife of an incredible man that has taught me about unconditional love, unwavering support, and to always follow your dreams. He is also my high school sweetheart, so I am naturally a hopeless romantic.

I love to travel and have a very long bucket list which I have been lucky enough to actively pursue through the help of working with Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy. I am a creator which means I am always knee deep in a project, none of which ever seem to be laundry or washing dishes, much to my husbands dismay, I will never be a domestic goddess.

I am also incredibly uncomfortable in front of the camera ( think chandler from Friends) however, I am utterly at peace behind the camera, something about being in control of what I
see, using light, and capturing a heart fluttering moment.

The only other time I feel so peaceful is cuddling with  my kiddos.  I  am also a mother to two amazing little princesses, Olivia who is 5 and Eleanor who is 3. These two have taught me one of the most important lessons in life- our babies are only so little for such a short time, so cuddle them often and be present in the moment. When I am not ranging toddlers, kissing boo-boos, or editing you will find me swept away in a novel, anything including a magical castle to a spine-tingling detective novel.I do all this with my hair up in a messy bun, yoga pants. my husbands tee, and a red bull in my hand, of course.

If I could bottle happiness it would smell like the ocean, sound like our daughter’s laughter, feel like my husband’s strong arms around me, look like a gorgeous sunset, and taste like
tacos.