Owned and operated by Ashley Buckingham.
Dabble Photography offers onsight photography services to Greenville, South Carolina and its surrounding areas. Specializes in children, high school senior, bridal, family, and couple photography.
A little something about me...
My name is Ashley Buckingham, and I am a single mother. I was born in Charleston, SC and grew up in New Orleans, LA and Greenville, SC. I have one gorgeous older sister who still to this day keeps me in my place. I am scared of snakes, frogs, caterpillars, centipedes, and mean people. Well, I am not scared of mean people, but I try to avoid them.
When I was younger, I played golf, piano, flute, and dabbled in gymnastics and dance. I even took ice skating lessons one summer when I first moved to Greenville from New Orleans, but that didn't last long. Nothing really stuck with me, except photography.
Photography was introduced to me at a young age by my mother who always had a camera in our face. She would dress us in handmade matching dresses or hideous sweaters, pose us around flowers, trees, or whatever foliage was near by, and tell us to smile... We quickly became pros. Seeing how I grew up in the age before iPhones, <gasp> I was always taking pictures with my 35mm. I had rolls of film everywhere! Most pictures were of my feet, or my sister, or the dog, or my cat, or my car, or my friend's cars. I stayed busy snapping away.
In high school I took one photography class and learned how to develop my own film. I also learned that there ARE more settings on a camera than AUTO. Oh, and I made a pin hole camera, which was pretty cool.
However, as I went off to college, I lost interest. My main focus was to get out. So I put my nose to the grind and graduated from USC with my Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice in three years. I found my place in Government, but quickly found myself wanting something to do to escape the daily struggles of being an adult. After my daughter was born in 2011, my passion for photography came alive again and I decided it was time to chase my long lost dream of becoming a professional photographer. So, I got a new camera, and started learning everything I could, and the rest is history.
I am self taught and have no formal training other than my one high school class. I am a natural light photographer, which means my main light source is the sun. I shoot RAW, and the ONLY setting I use is manual (M). Did I mention that I absolutely love photography?
My favorite subject to photograph is my daughter, who is the light of my life.
In the past 4 years, I have been very blessed to come as far as I have and I can honestly say I have the most amazing and supportive family and clients. Without them, I would be nothing.
Photography is a business that I take personally, and I treat all my client as if they were my family, regardless if I have known them for years, of if I am just meeting them. I understand that being in front of the camera is a very personal experience and your comfort is my top priority. I strive to make you feel as comfortable as possible so you can focus on rocking your session with me!
When I am not working my full time job with the government, or photographing some of my favorite clients and/or my daughter, I am busy teaching Zumba® and helping others reach their fitness goals! I love this life, and I am so blessed to have this amazing opportunity to inspire and motivate others.