Today MunaLuchi shines the coterie spotlight on Videographer and Photographer, Ashley Canay. Based out of Tampa, Florida Ashley Canay has been blessed with a unique vision, an eye for detail, and creative instinct. With a degree in Telecommunications and career experience as a television production teacher and graphics coordinator, she brings a knowledgable and well-rounded background to the fields of Videography and Photography.
The beautiful, dream-like ethereal quality of her images, flawless appeal and fluidity of her videos, and overall compositional choices of her work certainly distinguishes Ashley Canay from her peers.
Read all about Ashley in this MunaLuchi coterie-member-spotlight interview while enjoying a portfolio sample of her wonderful work!
Describe your wedding photography style in 5 words or less:
Fresh, Clean, Airy, Light, Natural
What part of the wedding is your favorite to photograph?
I love shooting the Wedding Prep. I have a fun personality and recognize the gravity of the day so a smile on the bride and groom’s faces before they walk down the aisle is my first priority. After that, let the tears start flowing!
What do you shoot – film, digital or both?
I love shooting Digital Photography.
What keeps you inspired?
Knowing that I have been charged with such a GRAND task of capturing such a momentous occasion inspires me to Be Great! Also seeing other people excel! I always root for my supporters and my Supporters root for me.
When you’re not shooting weddings, what do you like to do?
I love watching movies, that’s where I get a lot of my inspiration from. I also Coach a Step Team of High School Girls after school twice a week.
What advice can you give to couples looking for that perfect photographer?
A photographer or cinematographer can’t change their style overnight. Take a gander at their portfolio, if you want Dark and Dramatic, Light and Airy, Crazy and Creative make sure you see that in their content.
Tell us a location that you’d love to shoot.
I would love to Shoot in Paris. I’ve never been to Europe or across the Atlantic for that matter.
Based on your experiences, what would you like every couple to know before their wedding?
Hire a Coordinator and I always tell my brides “The party doesn’t start until you walk in!”
Now – lets switch things up and have a little fun!
What’s in your handbag right now? I keep everything I need in my Phone Wallet Case. If it can’t fit, it’s in my car.
iphone, blackberry or android? Team Droid!
Mac or pc? Both
If you could travel to any location right now, where would it be? Somewhere with Pretty Mountains!
Favorite song? book? tv show? I love 90s RnB; The Bible; The Boondocks
Guilty pleasure? Pillsbury Holiday Cookies
Something that recently inspired you? Visiting this 21-acre upscale resort hotel in Orlando. It was absolutely gorgeous and I felt so Blessed to be able to shoot there.