When I was ten my mom took me to Chicago with an armful of disposable cameras. I went through them rather quickly, we had to buy more and they probably cost a small fortune to develop. I knew then I wanted to be a photographer. So I studied photography and seamlessly arrived where I am today! Except… that’s not quite how it went.
I received a double major in Psychology and Communication Studies from Carroll College in Helena, MT before traveling all over Eastern Montana, Maine, Washington & California advocating for women, minorities and workers. I loved my work, but it didn’t necessarily love me back.
It gradually became clear what the next chapter of my life should hold as I made my way to Bozeman and learned to use my fancy camera. In April of 2011 I established Ashley Stevick Photography. Despite a few bumps along the road and the anxiety I felt about starting my own business, I honestly can’t imagine doing anything else.
December of 2012 marked the beginning of Stash: An Artists’ Co-op of Sorts; located at my residence which is also my photography studio. Displayed here you’ll find my artsy photography, some of my pottery and beautiful jewelry made by local jeweler extraordinaire, Amber Hughes.
In May I was chosen as the 2013 Young Careerist through Bozeman Business and Professional Women. I’m honored and humbled by the award and so grateful to everyone who has encouraged me along the way.
This image won second place in the ‘bride & groom’ category of the 2012 One Great Wedding Photo contest here in Bozeman. Determined to get something other than a cement wall in the background, I led the couple away from their ceremony at a hotel on North 7th, down a steep hill, and through a scratchy field.
This black & white poppy image, printed on canvas and gallery wrapped, will be featured in the silent auction of the Museum of the Rockies 12th annual Wine Classic! Check out the event here.
Other images – featuring wedding details, portraits and more – have been featured in Distinctly Montana Magazine and Distinctly Montana Gal.
Images from my Proudly Pro Choice project have appeared on MoveOn.org and have been used in print media here in Montana and as far away as Alabama.
Also – my hair color varies depending on mood and season. These days I’m a brunette.