I’m Ashlie Moon, your story teller. I am a wife to a wonderful, hardworking man, who has supported me from the very start of my endeavor. And even after 10 years together still tells me I’m beautiful everyday. I have two wild-spirited, feisty, toddlers who are always keeping me on my toes. My daughter Ruby-Ann, who is so full of sass it’s ridiculous, will be 4 in February. Her personality is dominant and has been since she came out of my womb. You can ask any of her friends. Then my son, Walley. He will be 2 in February and has had my postpartum anxiety to the roof some days. But like any boy mom will tell you, there is nothing like a mother and son bond. I am so blessed to get to experience these two, completely different, personalities. And to hear them call me mama (even after the 1000th time) every day, reminds me how lucky I truly am.
A quick little bit about me, outside of birth photography. Some of my favorite things are music (I tend to be pretty eclectic and listen to about anything. Ska/Reggae is my #1 favorite genre), staring out of my kitchen window, naps with my babies, warm blankets, sweaters (I own more than I’d like to admit), playing hide and seek with the kids, our evening family walks around the yard, the colors of fall, pot roast, anything birthday cake flavored, brightly colored hair, tattoos and anything watercolor. I’m also obsessed with cleaning my house, so if I’m not playing with the kids or attempting some Pinterest DIY home decor project, I am probably cleaning something. It’s calming for me.
But let’s get to the point. My passion is birth. I knew that from the day I walked out of the birth center with my daughter and spent the next two weeks crying every night, mainly because the experience was over. I loved birth. I had never felt so empowered. Never felt so amazing. I had taught my best friend to use my camera in order to capture the day, and I’m so thankful for her. You can’t bottle that feeling up, but those photos come pretty darn close.
My soul purpose is to provide you with those memories. Capture the day you became a parent. For the first time, for the second time, for the seventh time. No matter how many children you have, each story is different. Unique in their own ways. So beautiful. So raw. So real. I want my photos to tell your story, even the moments you don’t remember. I want each photo to bring you back to a moment. Bring a smell to your nose. A song to your lips. Your birth story is so important and it’s something I want to help you tell.
So why me? What do we have in common? That’s for you to decide. I’d love to see if we would be a good match. Let’s get together for ice cream, coffee or tea. Talk more about your birth, your plans, and your vision.