THE WRITER --
Hi! My name is Ashley. I grew up on the top of a hill in a little village nestled in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. In the winter of 2014, I made a skip two lakes over from my hometown to a little eclectic mix of rural and urban living near the city of Ithaca in the historic district of Forest Home. My husband, Matt, and I, lived in a quaint, white-walled, lofted-ceiling guest house with our two cats, Capa + Taro. Our home rested in a trove of pine trees that was abuzz with wildlife. In the early summer a little over a year later we moved to the village of Fairport (just a short drive from Rochester, NY). We welcomed our baby girl, Emily, in October 2016. She's the light that illuminates our life.
I spend most of my days raising my little pumpkin, photo-taking, editing, writing, planning, and snacking. I'm so happy you've found this space! Thanks for stopping by.
THE BLOG --
This blog originally started as a less static portfolio of my photography work. Over time it began to reflect other interests of mine: recipes, travel-found eateries and happenings. Perhaps most exciting, was the growth it generated as a portal for collaborating with other artists showcasing trade, talent, and stories. Part of what has helped me grow so much in my photography work and as a person is learning and connecting with others. I find inspiration in writers, musicians, film-makers, photographers, books, movies, builders, creators, helpers, and seemingly meaningless banter over coffee. I have found that I am most moved by the connections between people and the elements of life, their life - a story in which I am ever intrigued by. This blog is a space for me to share things I find, things I'm up to, mothering, and of course -- the spark of connections near and far!