Hello, my name is Ashley Vinyard and I am the owner and operator of A Vinyard Image. I have always been captivated by the power that a photograph can have. Important moments in history were and are documented with photography and I feel that that applies to our lives too. Our 16th birthday, our high school and college graduation, our wedding day, the moment we welcome a bundle of joy into this world, or the day when four generations are in one room together. These are the moments that shape our lives, and moments that should be captured and shared for generations to come. I am here to do just that!
I started my love for photography a few years ago when I was actually in front of the camera. A kind photgrapher asked to take my picture and my world quickly transformed. I became an agency repressented model and had a great time learning all about high fashion, beauty, and commercial modeling. I was 23 at the time and knew that it was a late start so I put that adventure to rest a few years after starting. The best thing modeling gave me was a different perspective. I saw myself and the world differently.
I am a self-taught Discovery Bay based photographer and editor and specialize in portraits. I shoot on location, all throughout the bay area, because I want you to be comfortable. I think we all are more relaxed when we are in a familiar environment, especially children. I know that every family wants to have pictures of their children and I don't mind running around, playing on swings, or sitting in the dirt. I have a photojournalistic approach, so I don't pose you too much, but like to capture how the shoot unfolds.