About the Photographer

Hi, I am Ashley Thompson.

I grew up in Rochester, NY. My family and I moved to Columbus, OH when I was 15. When I decided to go to college, I wanted to be a music teacher. That quickly fell apart as I didn’t have the money to pay for college at that time. However, it seemed to be a blessing in disguise.

I got married at 19 and after our first son was born, my husband went back to school. While he went to work on his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, I took care of our family and worked. However, I found a love for photography that I didn’t know I had. I craved to learn everything I could so after my daughter was born, I enrolled part-time at Columbus State Community College to get a certificate in Digital Photography. Once I took some classes, I remembered how much I loved school and learning. So, I decided to go for a Digital Photography Associate of Applied Science.

I graduated from Columbus State in the Spring of 2021.

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“Ashley went out of her way to meet me close to home. She took wonderful portraits that showed my personality. She really has a great eye for detail and is excellent at what she does.”