Hey, I'm 

It all started with a stack of magazines and the belief that every girl deserves to feel like a model.

Like lots of teens, I grew up plastering my walls with magazine pages. I loved the creative editorials and wondered what it would feel like to take photos like that, since I'd never seen any "real people" photographed that way. Armed with a disposable camera and some willing friends, I did my best to set up shoots in my room. Years later (with upgraded gear) I'm still at it, photographing real life people like they're on the pages of a magazine. And sometimes, they actually end up there. So happy you're here!

"Laidback, stress-free, just feels like hanging out with a friend and her camera" 

Shout out to all the girls whose report cards said "talks too much" because that was definitely me. And you know what? Now that quality helps me put people at ease during their photoshoots. My goal is always to not just create beautiful images, but a great experience too. No one has a great time when they feel awkward, right!? So this is where my "social butterfly" personality gets to shine- making our time together feel like friends just hanging out. I give feedback the whole time and even show you the back of my camera as we go so if there's an image you don't like, we delete that shit right away, no hard feelings. It's really important to me that my girls don't just look beautiful and empowered, but feel it too. 

Quick Facts

for the skimmers

life's too short for

Boring sunglasses

enneagram type

Type 7, Wing 8

feed me

Taco Bell

probably listening to

Lana Del Rey

love language

Words of Affirmation

girl CRUSH

Emma Stone

guilty pleasure

Bravo reality shows

probably at

Barnes & Noble

zodiac sign

Sagittarius

alternate career path

Interior design

can't have enough

Discoballs

fashion staple

Black, black, more black 

Love language

Words of Affirmation

girl CRUSH

Emma Stone

guilty pleasure

Bravo reality shows

probably at

Barnes & Noble

zodiac sign

Sagittarius

alternate career path

Interior design

i collect

Discoballs

fashion staple

Black, black and more black

humble beginnings

love you lots

truth

The Essentials

this or that

what i'm

what i'm

what i

loving

not about

believe

Playful people, the smell of rain, Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas, Cats, spooky season, Bailey Sarian, Sedona, discoballs, mochi, bookstores, candles, a good DIY project, days with no plans, Starbucks, nostalgia, castles and watching The Real Housewives on Bravo.

Ranch dressing, Kanye West, slow drivers in the left lane, Arizona summers, Musicals (can't do the cringe), toxic people, eReaders & Audible (something about turning a real page) Instagram trying to be TikTok, superhero movies, taking yourself too seriously.

Everyone deserves to feel valued and seen, dessert is alway a good idea, leopard print is totally a neutral, Halloween starts in September, our photos shouldn't live in our phones, the key to happiness is having at least one small thing to look forward to everyday.

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Contact

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@laurenashbyphotography

Even though it's totally trying to be TikTok, Instagram is the app I hang out most on. If you're into pretty pictures of badass babes and peeking behind the curtain, I'd love to connect with you over there! 

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