Meet Ashley Joyce

I’m Ashley Joyce Cummings, a 28-year old New Mexican native living in Colorado with a passion for the outdoors and photographing people in it.

I’m my most comfortable and happy self when I’m outdoors, whether it’s backpacking down the Grand Canyon, hiking to a mountain top to breathe fresh forest air, or on a river gently canoeing down. I grew up living in small towns where our national forests were my backyard and I genuinely thrive in these quiet and natural environments. It’s where I feel alive. It’s my home, even if “home” is in Colorado. I will travel anywhere to photograph wonderful, quirky people in environments that make them feel at home, too.

I am here to tell your story, to capture those quiet surprises, the little moments that sneak into your day that add up to the beauty of your life. I want to capture it all…the tears, the laughter, the little crinkles in your partner’s nose when they laugh, the strands of your hair as it blows in the wind. These little things tell your unique story and I desire to collaborate with your own ideas in creating images that not only demonstrate who you truly are, but are also little pieces of artwork for you to cherish forever.

When we work together, I will ensure you feel your most comfortable, your most silly, and your most beautiful and quirky self. I don’t love a whole lot of posed photos so be sure to come out of your shell a little while we shoot! If you are one who wants those fun, lively, and maybe a little unconventional photos, let’s gather up our walking shoes, head on outdoors, and find a landscape that helps tell your story.

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."














A little bit more about me

I've always said I was a cat person but since I rescued my first pup from the side of the road, I can say that I am both a cat *and* dog person.

I'm not a fan of large bodies of water. Give me deserts and forests.

I'm pretty scared of flying. Ever watched Donny Darko? I'm always afraid the engine is going to rip right off.