Welcome friends! 

My name is Ashley and I currently live in Denver, CO with my husband and our two crazy dogs. This blog was created in 2009. At the time, my husband and I had just moved cross country from Charlotte to Colorado. While furiously job hunting (my background is in architecture) I created this blog to keep busy. At the time, I knew absolutely zero about photography and a little bit about cooking. 

After previously writing off learning how to use Chris’s dSLR camera, I decided to one day just pick it up and see what happened. That was one of the best decisions I have ever made. When I started this blog my goal was to share my adventures in the kitchen and document the process along the way. I never could have guessed this whole things would turn into a career, and I couldn't be happier about it.

I currently write, create, and develop this blog and also work as a  freelance photographer and recipe developer. 

To see more of my photography work head to Ashley McLaughlin Photography.

A little more about me:

  • I shoot with a Canon 7d but prior to that was using a Canon Rebel XTi.  My go to lens is the Canon 35mm L f/1.4 (LOVE it).
  • My passion for food spurred from my grad thesis on Food + Architecture.  
  • I hate beets and cilantro and haven't eaten meat or fish in 5 years.
  • I love raw honey, farm fresh eggs, cinnamon, large breakfasts, and wine.
  • Breakfast is my favorite meal.
  • I have a split type A + type B personality.
  • In 2009, I owned + operated a granola bar business. I sold my bars at a farmers' market and a few stores in Charlotte, NC. It was fun while it lasted but closed when we decided to move to Colorado.
  • Staying active is a part of my everyday life. This includes: walking the dogs, snowboarding down a mountain, snowshoeing up a mountain, cycling on country roads, biking to breweries, lifting weights, hiking, and the list goes on.
  • I’ve lived in quite a few places. Michigan (0-7yrs) : Cleveland, Ohio (7-18yrs) : Columbus, Ohio (18-23yrs) : Charlotte, North Carolina (23-26yrs) : Denver + Fort Collins, Colorado (26-31) 
  • Chris and I were married in June of 2008 and have been together since 2004. 
  • We have two ridiculous dogs. (Kenna lab/great dane) + Dakota (boxer)
  • I am on a never ending quest to make this unconventional job path work!

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I truly appreciate you stopping by.  You keep me inspired and have helped make this blog what it is!