For 2022 & beyond we have made it a goal to show some love for all of the amazing small businesses that we have connected with over the past year. We are extremely excited to introduce for the first time…Feature Friday! Every Friday we will be spotlighting a different business by sharing what they are all about & to inspire others to maybe even start their own business.
We love ap FILM & PHOTO over here at Mariglow (you can find her images all over our website & instagram)! The owner, Ashlee is incredibly talented at what she does & captures the most beautiful images. Not to mention she is so fun & authentic, every session is guaranteed to be a good time.
Let’s Get Down To Business
NAME AND OCCUPATION
ap FILM & PHOTO is a photography and videography service.
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS
ap FILM & PHOTO offers warm, timeless captures of families, couples, maternity, boudoir, lifestyle and portraits as well as wedding photography and videography!
HOW DID AP COME TO LIFE & WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE IT’S CREATION?
It all started in college when I got my first camera. I studied Digital Marketing and production at the University of Northern Iowa and started playing with photography as a hobby. When I graduated with my BS I immediately started a job with a local company making their online video content and eventually their broadcast TV commercials. All awhile I was brewing my photography business on the side which eventually came to life full-scale in July 2020.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT RUNNING A PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS?
I love meeting new people and the constant growth being a photographer and business owner entails. Delivering someone images of their love and joy, as I see it, is very rewarding! In addition, I am constantly being challenged – I don’t imagine I’ll ever get bored doing this!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE WANTING TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS?
Pour yourself into it and you’ll see a great return and if you’re true to yourself- it’ll never feel like work.
Tell Us More
IF YOU HAD TO EAT ONE FOOD FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WHAT WOULD IT BE?
To be specific, thin crust pizza. To be even more specific, this crust pizza from Pizza World Cedar Rapids.
ON YOUR DAYS OFF, FAVORITE THING TO DO?
Days off are always an excuse to plan something with my friends, hang out with my pets on the couch or make a HomeGoods run.
WHAT IS YOUR DRINK OF CHOICE?
Celsius, can’t go a day without it.
Honestly, more often than not you’ll catch me in an ap FILM & PHOTO sweatshirt, leggings and slip-on vans, haha!
CURRENT FAVORITE SHOW?
I’m more of a movie gal, I’m probably rewatching Annihilation for the 1,000th time as we speak. But if I had to pick a show, one of my favorites ever was a Danish series called “The Rain”.
TELL US 3 OF YOUR FAVORITE SMALL BUSINESSES:
CONNECT WITH ASHLEE
- book a session (you know you want to!!!)
- @ashleepaigespencer on insta
- @apfilmandphoto on facebook
PHOTO CREDIT: ap FILM & PHOTO