Hi there! I'm Ashlee Tomes (sounds like "Toms"), and I'm so glad you're here! :) I photograph awesome, laid-back families, children, couples & seniors in the Elizabethtown, Kentucky area.
I am a lover of Jesus, a devoted wife to Jonathan for 15 years, a mom of two wild & wonderful boys (Jagger & Jack) and a precious little princess in heaven (London). Everything I do with my business reflects my desire to honor London and to give back to others along the way. When I'm not photographing awesome people like you, you'll find me teaching elementary special education, chasing my boys to all of their activities, or running down the road with my headphones on! You might also find me in Target or a thrift store...pretty good possibility! :)
A few random facts about me...
* I have a loud laugh and I love to hug! Watch out!! :)
* I could live on birthday cake (with tons of icing) and macaroni & cheese!!
* I recently ran a half-marathon on a random Saturday in my hometown...Crazy, I know!
* I only make my bed if company is coming over! It's true...sorry, Mom.
* I can recite pretty much every line of Dumb & Dumber or The Notebook (best movies ever!)
* I hate to cook! I will cook...but I would rather have a tooth pulled! Sorry again, Mom.
* When Jonathan & I got married, I had long hair and he had short hair!! Man, how we've changed!!
To me, there is so much more to photography than simply taking a pretty picture. I want to capture honest moments that make you feel something! I want your images to tell your story, even if it's messy! Messy can be beautiful, too!
My goal is to capture life as it unfolds...real, imperfect, wonderful, beautiful life! I simply want to see you living! I want to see you loving on your babies, hugging your spouse, laughing, playing, and simply enjoying life with those you love the most. I want to capture natural moments that truly make your heart smile! I want you to look back on your images years from now and "go there" again. I want to freeze this beautiful time in your life so that you will never forget. Every moment is a gift...and every moment is worth being remembered! I invite you to come as you are...bring your children as they are...wear your favorite clothes...let your little one wear the superhero cape or plastic Barbie heels! It's life, it's NOW, and it's beautiful! If you share my vision for yourself or for your family, I would love the opportunity to capture this precious time in your life!
It's also incredibly important to me that you know WHY I am passionate about capturing your memories! I have a big "WHY", and I'd love to share it with you! Click HERE to read about what fuels my passion for life & photography!
I'm super excited to be starting a Newsletter!! I would love for you to join me! Sign up HERE and get a free guide to Taking Better Pictures of Your Kids! :) Thanks so much!!