I’m wedding photographer Ashley Coombes, a husband, a dad and a dog lover.
Home is in the gorgeous village of Gartmore in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park where I live with Anna, Martha, Robbie and Luna the lurcher. I’ll leave you to guess which is which but you may meet them if you come to see me to chat through your wedding plans.
I grew up just north of London and moved up to Scotland 20 years ago when I was working for The Times as a photojournalist and very soon realised that I was never going back.
I have worked as a photographer all my working life. From Journalism college in Sheffield through local news in the Midlands to working for the Times in London and then Scotland. My camera has taken me to a lot of places and pointed at a lot of faces! From James Brown (the Godfather of Soul) to Gordon Brown (the Godfather of Raith Rovers)… and all points in between.
I now split my time between photographing weddings and working for a variety of Corporate and Commercial clients. If you want to see my Photography for Business work, check out Epic Scotland.
A photograph for me, whoever I’m taking it for, needs to be totally believable and show humanity. Nothing is fake or staged so you’ll never feel awkward or uncomfortable.