Hi, I'm Ashlea. A twenty something year old with a cat.
I'm the daughter of well-known harness racing trainers from Western Australia and have grown up around both standardbred and thoroughbred horses. I love all animals, of course! And coffee.
In 2012, I took a photo...on my phone! That started a love affair with photography.
Soon after I recieved a camera as a present and continued to take more photos as my passion for photography and in particular equine photography intensified.
After three years I had my own business and was travelling Australia, going to major racing carnivals and began my Behind The Scenes series where I visit trainers and take photos of their daily operation.
There is simply nothing more rewarding to me than capturing an owner's reaction when they win a race or the stunning movement of the equine athelete.
Recently you may have seen my photos appear on the Australian Harness Racing website and via Australian Pacing Gold where I have been taking a behind the scenes look at this years standardbred yearling sales. I also look after the social media channels for Brennan Racing and superstar pacer Lennytheshark.
My idea of a good photo is a photo that is natural, capturing that exact moment that you will treasure forever and a photo that has a thousands words behind it - something that seperates it from the photo before and the photo afterwards.
My career goal is to become a successful equine / horse racing and sports photographer.
Thanks for taking the time to read a bit about me and please enjoy looking through my photos.
Where you can find me