The Story of a Photographer
Hi! I'm Ashlee Noelle- I am so glad you found your way to my site!
I'm a lover of true crime, a bonus mama to a sweet little girl, and a lover of hedgehogs (I have four of these little cuties)! I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, hiking, smoking cigars, dancing, cracking dad jokes, and just about anything Disney (have an annual pass? Let's go!)! Above all, I am an endless adventurer and lover of making memories!
If you've made it this far in my rant, I am assuming you want to know my story! I've been drawn to photography since a young age. I received my first camera from my grandmother at 6 years old and would attend events and family functions taking photos of everything I could. One of the first things I can remember doing with my camera is photographing Disney On Ice. Our family bought a video camera when I was 12 and I recorded mini "TV shows" and "talk shows", and cringey music videos to entertain them (I'll never live these down!). I moved from a small town in Indiana to St Petersburg, Florida by the age of 16 and my love of the arts was further developed when I was enrolled at a private high school where I took photography classes learning the art of darkroom photography. I studied artists like Ansel Adams and told myself that one day I would take beautiful photos like his.
As many young adults do, I went off to college to pursue a career in the corporate workplace, one that was "society approved". I received Bachelor degrees in both Criminology and Psychology from the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!). I found myself in an office job almost ten years later, lacking passion for life. But like all things that are meant to be, photography found its way back to me! I was given an opportunity to pick my camera back up and began teaching myself about Digital Photography- how much everything had changed! I started this company (originally named Ensorcell Imagery) and began shooting weddings left and right- taking any opportunity available to learn and grow in my craft. In the first year alone, I photographed 35 weddings! I had finally found my passion- AGAIN- and this time I was able to create a business around doing what I love! 8 years later, I am still living my dream!
As a photographer, my ultimate measurement of success is my ability to sweep my clients off their feet! What I love about photography and what keeps me pursuing it passionately, is being able to artistically capture moments that otherwise would be lost in time- being able to preserve them as if they were in a time capsule. I take pride in being a part of these special moments and sharing in the happiness of my clients. Our memories are our greatest treasure and I am so honored to help keep the memories of my clients alive! I'm beyond excited to meet you and can't wait to start on our next adventure! Talk soon!