Ashleigh Yoder: Natural Photographer
in her own words
"My parents instilled a love for nature in me that I want to share with the world. I want people to see the beauty of nature that I see, and in-turn be inspired to preserve it for the next generation."
As a little girl in Nixa, Ashleigh Yoder remembers watching Marty Stouffer’s Wild America on TV with her father, "just soaking up all the amazing beauty of nature caught on film. We would go camping, hiking, and canoeing together as a family every chance we had." Now 26, married and living in Clever, the 2003 Nixa High School graduate has a Wildlife Conservation and Management degree from Missouri State University (’07).
"In 2009 I became a mother, and I quit my job to stay home with my daughter. She has motivated me to live my dream, and she is the reason I had the opportunity to start my own nature photography business."
NaturallyPhotography.com is her virtual studio, but she also presents her work at festivals, including Artsfest and the Friends of the Garden Butterfly Festival, offering large prints on metal produced locally through Black River Imaging in Springfield. On Oct. 13-15, she will show her photos during the Bella Vista Arts and Crafts Festival in Arkansas.