Ashley Cooke, Photographer
Growing up, I spent a fair amount of time outside with my family, and memories of my childhood are filled with hunting trips and observing wildlife. My parents gifted me a camera to capture some of these moments and to photograph the great outdoors we were spending so much time in and once I saw that a kid could have a camera, I was hooked.
The world simply looks different to me when I have a camera in my hands
and I have been looking at life through the lens ever since.
In high school, I began to learn more about the technical aspects of photography, including darkroom work and the contrast between light and dark. By considering how both taking and developing pictures could alter the subject has fascinated me. It was also at this time that lifestyle photography, due to working with the school newspaper, began to catch my attention. I enjoyed seeing people in a new way, especially when they weren’t expecting a certain angle, shot, or focus.
It wasn’t until I returned to my love of photography in college, after attempts in studying Communication and Architecture, that I turned to digital photography. The freedom that digital photography allows can be both liberating and daunting. My time in college also allowed a keener focus on art and curating a set of images.
Through professional workshops and practical experience, my knowledge and business have grown in an organic way. Collaborating with other professional photographers has allowed me to learn more about different parts of the business. Conferences, like the Texas School for Professional Photographers, has allowed me to develop my skills even further. I am currently working toward my Texas Professional Photographers Certification.
Ashley Cooke Photography is located in picturesque Bulverde, Texas and we are proud to offer our photography services to the Northern San Antonio area including Bexar, Comal, and Kendall counties. Visit our logistics page for more information about pricing and packages or contact us today to schedule a consultation!
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