Welcome to the world of award-winning Derbyshire-based photographer ASHLEY FRANKLIN ARPS, ABPPA, APAGB, who offers a wide spectrum of photographic services.
If you are visiting my website to place an order for my book Derbyshire Ramblings - Walking In Circles Down The Derwent Valley, thank you! Just click here to go straight to the order form
Answer the question Why Walk? and you could be included in the book. To read more, click here.
"Ashley is simply brilliant at what he does. I found out about Ashley's work through his fabulous range of calenders and invited him to photograph the Station Meadow View development in Duffield. He created the most dramatic and stunning photographs. He is a true professional. And a versatile one, too: Ashley was asked to be the formal photographer at my children's school Christmas Fayre. He spent 4-5 hours encouraging small, and not so small, people to smile and pose - I can honestly say that EVERY family was delighted with their individual family photo. He also gave a most generous donation to the PTA. Thank you Ashley!"
I am a highly versatile professional photographer - having captured in my ten years everything from Royalty to rough sleepers, catalogue models to candlemakers, and rolling Tuscan hills to cosy pub snugs - and have recently come to make my especial mark in the COMMERCIAL world, through many diverse commissions. I am the official photographer for the DERBY CATHEDRAL QUARTER and ST. PETER'S QUARTER and have earned commissions from charities, care homes, a leading clothes catalogue company, solicitors, builders, butchers, hotels, pubs, restaurants and a major industrial estate. Click here to learn more about my Commercial Work and here to see my gallery of Commercial Images.
I am a chief contributing writer as well as photographer for Derbyshire Life & Countryside magazine and so I would be the ideal choice if your business requires an Advertorial - words and images taken care of, in one go.
I also photograph many EVENTS – balls, dinners, golf days, village fetes and village hall openings – many of which find their way into Derbyshire Life. Click on the Event Photos tab to find out about my services. And remember: once I’ve photographed your event, you can purchase prints directly from this website. Click here to see my gallery of Event Photos.
I am also available for PORTRAITS and PORTFOLIOS – again, check out what I can offer by clicking here and, to view images from previous sessions, click here to go to my gallery of PORTRAITS & PORTFOLIOS. Also, once your portraits have been taken, you can order photos as prints, canvases, MDF blocks, even key rings, mugs and mouse mats, all directly from this website.
I have also built up a great reputation for my WEDDING photography and would be delighted to capture the essential moments of your special day. I am a member of the SWPP – the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers - through which I have gained ABPPA (Associateship of the British Professional Photographers' Associates). Click here to see the Wedding package I offer, click here to see my Wedding gallery and here to see my acclaimed Wedding Albums.
I also produce PHOTO ART – abstracts, landscapes and floral images – which, again, can be purchased here online. I have photo art images on the walls of the ELAICHI Restaurant in Belper (purveyors of the finest curries this side of Bangladesh) and ANGELO'S, the Italian restaurant in Milford, where you can see my Tuscany images and enjoy great food and wonderful hospitality. I would consider offering my work to any restaurant whose walls need brightening. You get to have my framed images for free and simply help me to sell them. What’s not to like about that offer?
I also produce CALENDARS (for Belper, Duffield and Milford), POSTCARDS and GREETING CARDS. Ever considered a PERSONALISED GREETING CARD? I know just the guy to commission for that special photograph...
When it comes to the printing of my photos, you couldn’t be in better hands... All images are printed professionally and rather lovingly by Onevision Imaging on high quality photo paper which has a lifetime guarantee.
One more thing before you start browsing further... I am also open to photographing INTERIORS and GARDENS. I do a rather fabulous book offer whereby I capture your home and/or garden and you get a permanent memory of it in a custom-bound album book. I am currently working on covering a domestic garden through the seasons. Click here to go to the gallery which contains Linda's Garden.