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Meet Ashley Byrd of A.N.S Photography in Inglewood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Byrd.

Ashley, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
As a little girl, you would always catch me scribbling in my notebooks – drawing designs and characters as most little girls do. But it wasn’t until my senior year at Palisades High School that I realized that my love for doodling could become something more.

In 2007, I began graphic design; it was the same year that took up photography. My God-father had gifted me with an old film camera of his and it sparked a certain interest in me. I took several photography classes and carried my camera everywhere I went; I took photos of everything. Birds, trees, my siblings, strangers… And even though I did not join the yearbook committee, many of the candid photos I took found themselves in the yearbook. People would often tell me how good my work was and that I should take my passion further; that I should start a business. So I took a leap of faith, and in that same year, I began an internship at a performing arts school.

From there my career as a photographer and graphic designer took off. I shot images for and created a magazine cover for the performing arts school, and my work began to spread, and business took off. That gave me the confidence to begin A.N.S. Photography. My then best friend, now husband, joined me in my venture as a videographer. We now travel the world capturing once in a lifetime moments for anyone who hears of our work and wants us to help create a magical experience. We shoot weddings, music videos, concerts, speaking events and any other occasion that needs to be remembered.

When I started, I didn’t start with the hopes of making money. I began because I loved to capture and create. It was my passion for what I loved that led me to where I am now.

Has it been a smooth road?
The road has not always been smooth. One thing I learned earlier on was that a successful person doesn’t get where they are by being on smooth roads.

One of the bumps on the road happened while I and my husband were shooting a wedding. Once everything was over we got home to load the footage and everything was encrypted. We tried recovery program and recovery program trying to get the files to act right and nothing happened. Luckily the couple was understanding and we were still able to give them the still shots but no video. That by far has been the most scariest thing I have experienced.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
A.N.S Photography is a husband and wife team that has been providing our services since 2009. We provide photography, photo booth, motion/graphic design and video services in many areas for your life needs, including weddings, maternity, editorial, music videos and more. We have a team of skilled and creative individuals that will bring your ceremony, party or function to life. I am most proud of the fact that we are young people making a difference. Not only do we have a few businesses but we are parents to 3 little guys who aspire to be like us and start something of their own when they are older.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Our city is the best place for our type of work. We are surrounded by creatives, artist, models, actors, just people who love to be in front of the camera. I would highly recommend someone starting in Los Angeles.

Pricing:

  • 1 Hour Photo Shoot Session: $100, 1 Location In / Out Doors.
  • Wedding Photography & Videography: 1 Camera Each $950 starting at 4 hours
  • Music Videos Pkg 1: $350 – 2hr Shoot, 1 Location, Editing

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2 Comments

  1. Hip Hop Church La Outreach Ministry

    November 14, 2017 at 01:45

    A.N.S. photography is an awesome company to use for all your events. Hip Hop Church La Outreach Ministry has used them for the last two years. They created business cards, step and repeat, pop-up banners, commercials, fliers and has photographed and videoed our Rap and Praise Awards. Ashley and Robert are very professional and sensitive to all your needs. Call them today.

  2. VocalRadio

    November 15, 2017 at 07:43

    A.N.S. photography and videography is amazing !!! They shoot our VocalRadio show once a week and we are highly satisfied with their content, quality, and professionalism.

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