Fantail Photography's primary photographer (and company owner) is Ashley Black, a wedding professional with seven years of experience in the industry.  Her creative spark flourished from the time she could hold a pencil, but it wasn't until traveling extensively that her love for photography took shape; natural and architectural scenery now feature prominently in her portraiture as dramatic frames for her subjects.  Her photographic style is an unfiltered purity of light and color, capturing each wedding day in its truest element so clients can relive it every time they look at her work.  Her skill at posing, lighting, and post-processing make all of her clients feel like their best selves in every shot.

In addition to her talent behind the lens, Ashley is gregarious, organized, and a proud owner of a company based completely around her clients' satisfaction.  Her charismatic personality (and penchant for party dresses!) sets everyone around her at ease, allowing her to capture natural, candid photographs of her subjects.  Because she has shot hundreds of weddings, she knows exactly how to capture each important moment.  She personally guides every client through the process, from first consultation until final product and even beyond. 

Ashley is also a huge nerd and a single mom.  She loves fantasy novels, video games, gardening, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.  Her daughter is named after a flower from The Lord of the Rings.  She has traveled everywhere from New Zealand to Turkey, and once was in a Ph.D. program studying political science.

 Getting into the party by donning a Mardi Gras mask at a New Orleans-themed wedding.

Getting into the party by donning a Mardi Gras mask at a New Orleans-themed wedding.