This is my story.
I’m Ashton Clark, owner of Ashton Clark Photography. Wife to (soon to be Dr.) Kyle Clark. Mama to Zach and our dog Duke. Lover of people and their stories.
I started this little business over 7 years ago as a young fresh college student just trying to make some extra cash to drive 4 hours home to visit my family. I’ve grown and molded this business truly from the ground up. It has been a huge labor of love for me. The more I worked with people, the more I’ve learned how truly special my craft is. I have clients that I’ve done senior portraits for get married and start their families. I have clients that tried for years and years to start a family, finally have their miracle baby. I’ve been honored to walk along side people losing loved ones with cancer and connect with them because I know their story all too well. A few years ago my father was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. I will never forget the people that rallied around my family during those hardest months of my life. Mostly, I’ll never be able to express my gratitude to my friend Morgan that photographed our family before my father’s passing. This was a turning point for me. It finally hit me how truly valuable photographs are. Time passes so quickly, but these photographs freeze time so that you can go back and visit over and over again.
My marriage is one of the most important parts of my life. Our wedding day is a day I will never forget, it was the start of a lifetime together. Words can not express how special photographing weddings is for me. I try not to, but it never fails that I let a tear slip at every single wedding. I know and understand how important this day is for my clients and I simple can’t tell you what an honor it is for me to capture every aspect of the day.
In April of 2018 my husband and I welcomed our first child, Zachary, into the world. He has been the greatest blessing to our family and has taught us so much about patience. Like my mother in law says, “it’s like a love you never knew before.” As few months after our son was born I looked back on our time in the hospital and I was sad that we didn’t have Fresh 48 photos taken (my own fault because our sweet photographer offered). Those first few days are so new, raw, and precious. To be honest, I never really thought much of them until the time had already passed. This sparked a passion in me to photograph Fresh 48’s and Newborn lifestyle sessions. They grow much too fast!
Today I am a work from home mama and I’m so incredibly fortunate to be able to stay home with my son. I absolutely love my job and my clients. This business is truly an extension of my calling to work with people and tell their stories. I can’t wait to get to know you and tell yours!
Things that I love: chocolate, mocha lattes, ethnic foods, historical fiction books, linen, colorful farmhouse style, swaddled babies, traveling (I have major wanderlust), the photography community, my church family, George Ezra music, goats milk soaps and lotions, snail mail, quality time, nerdy board games, Mexico, vintage things, and of course cuddles with my sweet dog Duke.