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Ashley Rhian Farr
I'd say my style is photojournalistic with loads of raw emotion and happiness and hints of dusty romanticism. I want to see the real you come out. My approach is very fly on the wall. I like to let your personality unfold as if I'm not even there. I'm not really into the posey-posey stuff so if that's what you're looking for I might not be your gal. I like to capture the raw and real emotion between you and your loved ones. I like to think one of my best traits is making others feel comfortable and like they can be themselves when they are around me. I will admit I am not the life of the party, but I have a much easier time connecting to people one on one and I think that reflects in my relationships with all of my clients.
I also have a background and degree in photojournalism and have been photographing people and the world around me since I was sixteen. I love telling stories with my camera. I want someone to look at each photograph and feel something.
Finally, a little about me: My family is everything to me. I have a hot and loving husband, a crazy pitbull named Grimm, and a sweet baby boy named Baen. I have a lot of tattoos, my favorite foods are mostly foods kids eat, and I am a little quirky and nerdy once you get to know me. I was born and raised in Montana so I have a great appreciation and love for the outdoors. I am a very honest and self-reflective person. I continue each day to remember to have gratitude for the here and now. Life throws us some major curveballs from time to time, but through those times I have become aware of how much I have now and I am blessed because of it.
Also, my business name is pronounced Ashley (as it sounds) Rhian (like Ryan, the boy's name), it is my middle name and come's from the Irish soap opera Rhian's Hope. I'm proud to be named after a soap opera. Just a fun side note. :)
I am currently booking in Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho for weddings, engagements, and lifestyle portraiture for 2020. Scroll below to inquire! I'm excited to meet you!
Nice Things People Said
"Do you spend hours on Pinterest looking at dreamy engagement photos of beautiful couples on mountain ridges at sunset? This could be you. Like, seriously. Ashley is a photography angel/miracle worker. She shot our engagement photos and they turned out to be the dreamiest dream and we couldn't be happier. We were nervous about getting engagement photos because we are always the awkward people in photos that don't know what to do with our hands. Ashley immediately made us feel comfortable and gave us just enough guidance that nothing looked posed but we knew what to do with our hands. We have prints all over our home and when people come over they tell us we look like models and I laugh and say, "No we don't," but inside, I'm like, yes, we totally look like models. I wish I could give Ashley ten stars. She is the best." - Jeavon Ehler, 2019
"I have worked with Ashley on 2 occasions. Both times the results have been better than I could have imagined. Ashley is extremely professional and creates a comfortable and safe environment to be photographed in. I loved working with Ashley and would highly recommend her for any event! I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her in the past and hope to work with her again in the future." - Bridgett Stoltz, 2019
"Ashley is simply one of the best photographers in the wedding industry! We had an absolutely wonderful experience working with Ashley from start to finish, and from our first consult before officially booking, we knew she was the perfect choice to capture our wedding.
Ashley is really great at helping her subjects get comfortable in front of the camera, and we were so happy to have an engagement session with her before our wedding. When it came to the day of our wedding, she could not have been more on top of getting all the shots we’d hoped for, and then some. Her editing style is exactly what we were looking for, and we were over the moon when we first got a look at the gallery of all the images from our ceremony and reception.
Ashley is a creative and talented photographer, and a genuinely lovely person. We had to restrain ourselves from yelling “BE OUR FRIEND!!” because she’s just such a rad person who you want to spend time around. Communicating with her is a breeze, and the quality of her work truly speaks for itself. It was a sincere privilege to have the opportunity to work with her on one of the most memorable days of our lives!" - Kathryn Daniel, 2018
“Ashley’s photography is intimate and personable, because that’s how she works. Ashley has an uncommon ability to connect with strangers and to see inside them, first as a person and then through her lens. Her commitment to documenting the faces and stories around her transforms the everyday into the miraculous.” – Jacob Baynham, 2014
"We gave Ashley a lot of artistic freedom for our shoot. She brought all sort of interesting cameras. A Holga, a box camera, black and white and color. The results were great! She was always in the right spot and set up some very unique shots. The photos were quality and we still had lots of time to enjoy the day with family and friends. I particularly appreciated her attention to the behind the scenes moments. In the grooms room, she got some unique shots of us preparing for the ceremony. I really like the one of my brother tying his tie with the knot instructions on the mirror. Also enjoyed seeing what happened in the bridal chambers. They really filled out the day for me." - Craig England, Jr., 2012