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Meet Ashley Wafer of A-List Visuals in Downtown Los Angeles

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

Ashley, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I first got started with photography/videography when my dad bought “himself” a camera, a Canon rebel t4i, to take photos of me playing ball. He never even used it, so of course, I had to take it off of his hands. I went everywhere with that camera, taking photos of my teammates, landscape, and pretty much anything. It wasn’t until 2014 when I decided to start a business of photography and videography. I remember one of my first projects being my cousin’s wedding. I was so nervous, I was shooting everything, trying to be everywhere, and trying to capture every moment. It was such a fun and great experience that I began investing in myself and in my business and started to take as many online courses as possible in both photography and filmmaking. I currently am a portrait and wedding photographer as well as a cinematographer for businesses and brands. I’ve worked with social media marketing teams and have curated content for some of your favorite social media influencers, as well as shooting music videos, and lifestyle footage for businesses and brands who are just getting started.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It hasn’t always been a smooth road. It was quite difficult getting clients and people to invest in you with such a growing industry, however, I’m such a persistent person that I didn’t let minor roadblocks deter me from my goals. It was hard to compete with people who are willing to shoot for $100 or less. However, I stayed persistent with my prices and continued to elevate my quality, and people eventually caught on. Quality is much better than a bargain when you’re not getting the look that you want.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Let’s start by saying the name of my business is A-List Visuals for a reason. When you book with us it is because you will get the top of the line quality, service, and overall experience. We specialize in portraits and wedding photography/videography, as well as content for brands and artists. What sets us apart from others is that we’re versatile, knowledgeable, and are just overall good people. Our customers are our number one priority, when you book with us we’re going above and beyond for you. Anything that we can do to make your experience the best one, we will do, and I love that about us.

What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was a sporty girl! I have played basketball since I was five years old and I didn’t stop until 2014 when I started my business. I was goofy, always wanted to laugh or make people laugh. I was super competitive and was never ok with losing at anything. I loved being with my friends, hanging out at the beach or doing something adventurous.

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Image Credit:
Ashley Wafer (A-List Visuals) BTS by Melvin Wafer (A-List Visuals)

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