I enjoy shooting a variety of videos and photos across DC, Maryland and Virginia. I am dedicated to partnering with entrepreneurs and established enterprises alike, offering comprehensive solutions to drive their marketing goals. My services encompass videography and photography for websites and social media, marketing consultations, and strategic social media marketing. I believe that by harnessing the power of visual storytelling and innovative marketing strategies. Together, let's create compelling narratives, ignite growth, and illuminate your path to success.
My mission, is to elevate your businesses to be uniquely you while simultaneously bringing your brand to the next level. Formerly known as Ashley Melton Studios, I initially found joy in capturing life's cherished moments through videography and photography. Over the years, I discovered my true calling in leveraging my creative expertise to propel businesses toward success. Graduating from George Mason University in 2018 with a major in Communications, concentrating in Media Production and Criticism has also helped me become an expert in my field.
- michelle Ugorji
"I hired Ashley from Ashley Melton Studios back in March for a promotional video for my business. She was very pleasant, professional, and patient. As a customer, I look for value and professionalism. Ashley understood my vision, and executed it flawlessly. I HIGHLY recommend her services. I look forward to working with her on future projects."
I try to make it a point to travel for pleasure and for passion projects. I love learning about other cultures. I have been to about 10 countries (the picture to the left was taken when I was in Panama!). Not located in Virginia? No problem! Contact me for a personalized quote and I will be happy to work with you!
I like to go to the gym, go to the spa and take mental breaks on most of the weekends. Because photography and videography take up a lot of my time, I find it important to unplug on the weekends and with my family, friends, and boyfriend.
I am always at my family's on the weekends, whether it's my dad, my mom, my sister or my cousins and aunts and uncles. The picture to the left is my second cousin turning one! Family is so important, so I cherish the moments I have with them by taking pictures at all the big family events and birthday parties.
I knew in the beginning of my college career that I wanted to do video production, so I joined the on-campus TV broadcast station, Mason Cable Network. I volunteered for a year before I was granted a scholarship. I gained experience with video editing with the editing software Adobe Premiere Pro. I am still so grateful for that experience as it has helped me grow my expertise to where I am now to help create video content for businesses!
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, which I guess is a good thing because they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day! I love hazelnut or vanilla iced coffee! Coffee with a breakfast sandwich is heaven for me. I tend to be a coffee snob, but I also love tea too, tea with short bread is my all time favorite!
My goal is to always exceed your expectations and go above and beyond on the day of, yet I am a fly on the wall at the same time. I will be really involved in the pre-planning process, but I won't be in your face with a camera on the day of. This is especially true for corporate/holiday events! I think it's so important to capture the moments and get the best shots possible without intruding on the day of, making you feel comfortable is what I'm here for. Even if it's an interview style video, I want to make sure you are as comfortable as possible without feeling nervous on camera (we all know how nerve racking it can be). This is why the pre-planning meetings and knowing my style of shooting is so important.