Nicole Ashley - I Am an International Portrait and Wedding Photographer Based Out of Alberta, Canada

Nicole Ashley

Nicole is an international portrait and wedding photographer based out of Alberta, Canada. Her influence has branched out far beyond the boundaries of her city, bringing her throughout much of Canada, and on to international destinations such as Iceland, Italy, Switzerland, and Australia. 


1. Tell us about your background and journey. 

I am an international portrait and wedding photographer based out of Alberta, Canada. My influence branched out far beyond the boundaries of my city, bringing her throughout much of Canada, and on to international destinations such as Iceland, Italy, Switzerland, and Australia. 

I have built an impressive resume, photographing magazine features, best-selling novel covers, internationally acclaimed musicians, music festivals, and fashion shows. With innate creativity, unparalleled work ethic, and a passion for the entire craft, I am not only a photographer but an artist. 

My main areas of focus are now intimate weddings and couples portraiture. Not only an artist but as an educator in my craft, she will be hosting and speaking at several awards winning photo conferences throughout the world. 

2. How and when did you realize your passion for photography? 

I realized my passion for photography when I was in my last year of University. I had been shooting for fun and sharing on social media for sometime when I realized that it was what I wanted to pursue as my Degree. 

3. What are some tips you would like to share with amateur photographers? 

Shoot every single day. Pick up your camera, learn it inside out, and challenge yourself. Not only will this help you to get fast at changing your settings, but it will push you to master your craft. 

4. What are the important skills one should have to be a successful photographer? 

It's important to understand lighting and your camera's capabilities in low light. Aside from technical capabilities, running a photography business is strongly based on showcasing good customer service and understanding the business fundamentals needed to run a successful business. These would include marketing, finance, etc. 

5. What are various opportunities available for aspiring photographers? 

They are tons of opportunities. There is a lot of free education online through YouTube, Facebook, etc. As well, you can always reach out to different photographers you admire and sign up for mentoring opportunities or see if they offer educational material. 

6. Which is your favorite book and why? 

I love "Annie Leibovitz At Work". Stunning imagery and a beautiful look into her personal and professional life.

Instagram handle - @nicoleashley

Nicole Ashley


Nicole Ashley
International Portrait & Wedding Photographer

Interviewed By - Anushka Gagwari

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