We are the Van Zandt's. We're a laid back, fun loving couple with a toddler and two crazy canines. Ashley is the visionary, Jacob is the tech master and Evelyn, our sweet babe, is our ever faithful cheerleader and inspiration. Together we make Ashley Jane Photography!
We believe in preserving history, in capturing raw moments to tell a story, and we believe in building lasting friendships.
As photographers, our goal is to tell the story of your wedding day in a way no other can. We prefer to keep it genuine, and real, with a little bit of gentle direction here and there to craft your memories in a true to life yet artistic way. The best way for us to stay true to the vision of your wedding day is to get to know you as well as we can, which is one of our absolute favorite parts of the job. Your hobbies, your goals, how you met, how you came to be engaged, and all the things that bring you together. To show who you are in a way that you'll want to pass down for generations is our goal, and we are so excited to get to know you so we can do just that!
Hey, loves! I'm Ashley Jane. I’m a mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend. I’m a city girl by choice and a country girl by heart. I grew up in the Midwest, watching the seasons turn and enjoying the beauty of the Earth around us. Now I'm located right in the center of historic Sanford, FL, where I relish in the warm rays of the Florida sun and its general lack of snow. When I'm not working, you can find me snuggling on the couch with my peanut Evelyn and my pups Static and Nitro, sipping tea and watching our current favorite Disney movie, visiting the mouse, or riding our bikes around town to all of our fav breweries. I was inspired to learn photography by my grandfather, a landscape and fine art photographer. I am so thankful to him for showing me the outlet for the fire burning inside me. No matter where I go, photography will always be my constant. It is my soul; my art. My work is alive with the energy of captured memories.
Hey there, I’m Jacob. A dad to whom I believe is the cutest little girl in all the land and two crazy canines and husband/padawan learner to my amazing and talented wife Ashley. I grew up in the country in central Ohio, Go Buckeyes!! I then lived in Colorado and Iowa before Ashley and I decided we’d had it with winter and moved somewhere without it. When I’m not working or chasing our youngin around the house you can generally find me nerding out in some form or fashion; reading, video games, models, etc. I’m fascinated by science as a whole, but most notably by “the deep and lovely dark” and physics, despite not comprehending much of what I read. And I handle the techie side of things around here, from the computers to the camera equipment, as well as the never-ending projects for our office/studio space.