Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Johnson.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Ashley. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’m a photographer and Los Angeles native that grew up around creative energy. My father is an architect and my mother is a very talented artist; they helped nurture my passion for the arts really young.
I was blessed with the opportunity to be guided toward photography in high school by an amazing teacher, Mr. Thomas, who saw something in me (that I didn’t know was there) and helped me discover a passion for photography. Having many unique experiences in photography, like shooting for the Los Angeles Clippers to working with companies like Netflix and Dreamworks lead me to discover a passion for headshot photography.
After creating my own business, I was fortunate enough to have a partner/boyfriend that supported my dreams by applying his knowledge and business mindset to helping us develop and grow a business together.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Building a business and living your dreams, especially in Los Angeles, is never smooth for an artist. What I can say is that my struggles have not at all hindered me from accomplishing my goals. In fact, some of what most would consider a “struggle” has empowered me to go even harder and shaped me into the businesswoman I am today.
Please tell us about ONA Photography.
ONA photography is a photo-based business servicing the Los Angeles and surrounding areas. We specialize in multiple photography avenues such as Headshot Photography for actors and working/corporate professionals, as well as providing Event and Photo Booth services.
What sets us apart is that we not only strive to bring genuine smiles to our clients, we go above and beyond to truly connect with them as well. Not only will our clients feel they are in great hands, they will also experience a team that truly loves what they do.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory would have to be the day I fell on stage in front of a large audience, during my first solo dance performance. I was terrified to go on stage the entire time! And after falling, what could have been a truly embarrassing moment for me, turned into a moment of triumph. Not only did I continue to push through the performance, but the audience thought it was all planned. And even though I wanted to cry and run off stage as soon as my head hit the ground, my inner voice and strength gave me to drive to keep going. That was the day I learned that even when you fall, as long as you keep moving and push through you can turn things around and still see success.
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