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Charlotte, NC Food & Commercial Photographer

Based in Charlotte, NC, Ashley Lester Photography offers a variety of professional services to help your business tell your story. Aside from professional photography, I have had a career in digital marketing since 2012 and specialize in digital and social advertising. Combining my two passions for photography and marketing has enabled me to create campaigns for any objective and any business. From food photography to headshot photography, let’s get together to discuss how we can bring your brand to life.


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food & product

Photography for food and products are available at hourly, half day, and by-project rates. All sessions include professionally edited high-resolution images with a complete print release.

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branding & headshots

Whether you’re a small business owner or have a team of fifty, headshots are quite literally the ‘face’ of your marketing. All sessions include professionally edited high-resolution images with a complete print release.

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places & spaces

For your website or for a billboard, having fresh and updated images is crucial. A lot changes over the years, be sure to capture the best of it all with updated images. All sessions include professionally edited high-resolution images with a complete print release.

Featured Clients


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The Cavalier hotel

Reimagined and reopened in 2018, The Cavalier Hotel is located on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Work included overall images of the space, photographing their new menu for both onsite restaurants, and various images for social media.

 
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levante’s pizza

As a brand new restaurant opening in Pineville, NC, Levante’s Pizza needed all menu photography, website photography, and social media assets. Over the course of multiple days, we photographed their entire menu

 
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toucan louie’s

This hip little Charlotte cafe update their menu and wanted new photography for their website to showcase their homemade dishes.

 
 
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Rachel Nicely, ACE CPT

As a personal trainer, her body is her business card. However, you can’t always meet everyone you’d like to work with so that’s where her social media and website presence comes into play. We took the day to highlight her abilities and create some fun branding images for her training business.

 
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