Grand Opening…of sorts 

I didn’t get a chance to launch my business in an exciting way. I don’t have a store front so there wasn’t a grand opening event or anything. So, I have decided that I’m going to do a giveaway. It’s going to be a giveaway with a twist though. I’ll have more details available in a week or so when the giveaway goes live. 

You’ll see it first on our Facebook page so head over there and like the page to see it soon!




Starting a Business

I find this whole endeavour really interesting. I’ve decided to go with a business that doesn’t have a lot of overhead. I don’t have a store front or office hours which means no rent or fixed schedule. It’s wonderful! However, it also means no one can drop in to see me. No one sees my name and thinks “whats this? Maybe I should check it out.” Instead I have to keep getting myself out there online and in the community so people start realising I’m here. This is difficult when you have no clients. It can also be discouraging and is definitely draining but it’s also exciting. There are so many opportunities available. It’s just finding them or making them happen.

I’ve decided to write a to-do list as well as 101 in 1001 list. Things to work on and to work towards – goals. Without those I’ll probably end up going nowhere. If you haven’t heard of 101 in 1001 it’s a list of 101 things you’d like to complete in 1001 days. Dream big and more than 101 things will happen in those days.

Feeling a little discouraged today but I know it’s just part of getting to success.



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Package in the mail!

When I got home today there was a little brown box shoved in my mailbox. I couldn’t guess what it was and of course I didn’t bother reading the label. It was stuck. I couldn’t get it out! When I finally did I instantly knew what it was by the way it fell into my hands – my business cards! 10 days early.


I’m so very excited. I can’t wait to start handing them out to people!


Remember, you can find me on Facebook, Instagram or my site


This is it!

I can’t believe I own my own business. I’m an entrepreneur! If you had asked me back in high school if I could ever see myself owning my own business I would have probably said no. If you asked me if I was going to be a photographer I would have said “That would be nice but…” It was unrealistic. I have never seen it paying the bills or becoming a lifestyle. But, now I do. Now I hope so badly that this will work.

Taking photos of people makes me happy. I love looking through my photos after a shoot and seeing them smile or that instant they hit it with their eyes. That smoulder. I love letting people feel comfortable, relaxed and be themselves and then give them the photos and let them see how beautiful and handsome they are.

I’m going to say it now, so hold me to it if I start complaining! If this business doesn’t fully pay the bills and I need a second job, I am still going to be happy to take photos on a part time basis and show people how wonderful they really are.

This is happening. This is really happening!



I had a wonderful relaxing evening last Friday night. sitting back and taking everything in. The quiet moment between finalising papers and launching on Monday. It was quite nice.


First blog post

First time for everything

Well, I’m not much into blogs – I’m not a reader or a writer – and I don’t think my life is very exciting to follow but I hope my business will be. I’m really looking forward to launching my business and sharing my experiences, fears, and joys with you. Please be patient with me and the lack of excitement for the first little while. Ashlee.jpg

Thanks for dropping by,

Ashlée Dawn


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