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Meet Ashley Canay

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

Ashley, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’ve always had an interest in Photography and Videography. I “majored” in TV production at Howard W. Blake High School of the Arts and then got my BS in Telecommunications at the University of Florida. Once I moved back home to Tampa, I struggled finding a job and ended up teaching (ironically) TV Production at a high school. After a few years, I went to work as a Graphics coordinator for a news station and finally resigned August 3rd, 2016. 

And here we are three and half years later.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Looking back on my journey as a whole… yes, it has been “relatively” smooth! In the midst of things, it’s very easy to get frustrated and want to give up but I always know there is a light at the end of the tunnel and a calm after the storm and I always make it a point to reflect, absorb and digest the message.

Please tell us more about your work. What do you do? What do you specialize in? What sets you apart from competition?
I specialize in capturing couples! Engagements, Anniversaries, Maternity – Wedding Photography and Wedding Videography. I also capture portrait sessions (photo sessions) Birthdays, Headshots, Graduations. I am proud to be a 100% Black Woman Owned Photography company!

What sets me apart is I don’t photograph any and everything. Example – I won’t photograph Newborn Photos.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I believe success is working towards finding YOUR freedom, happiness and solace. As long as you are doing something that is making you and others around you happy, you are successful.


  • Wedding Photography Starts at 3000 (currently)
  • Wedding Videography Starts at 3500 (currently)
  • Wedding Photo and Video Starts at 6000 (currently)
  • Photo Sessions start at 300 (currently)

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Image Credit:
Headshots by @sshendleybrandphotography – Sabrina Hendley

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