About Ashlee Bratton

Ashlee Bratton - a Colorado native that busted a move years ago to California while working as an area manager for Coors Brewing Company...and took her communications degree from Colorado State University and internet marketing background with her as she went. After getting her master's degree in business administration from the University of Redlands and studying abroad in Scandinavia, Ashlee pursued her love of photography and started her Ashography Event & Portrait Photography business in 2009, studying underneath two wedding photographers and taking classes at the Ansel Adams gallery in Yosemite. Writing has always been a passion of hers, as evidenced through projects such as producing a 56 page visitor guide publication distributed in over 2,400 locations, writing food reviews for Vail's "EAT" magazine, and starting and maintaining the ever-entertaining 30x30 blog. So after the 30x30 experience it only seems fitting to tell the stories in her own words. Now back in Colorado and loving life in the mountains, it's time to tell the 30x30 tale and real-life lessons of completing 29, yes 29, of the 30 items on her 30x30 list. (Think a real live "bucket list"...with very real obstacles and a very real expiration date.) Dreams aren't meant to stay in your head. If she can do it, anyone can. Thank you for being a part of this journey and seeing this book dream come to life!

One Year Ago…Update On The Book

Book update. One year ago an author was born. I use the term “author” loosely as I have yet to feel like a full fledged author, yet I have been told to start claiming the title and to get used … Continue reading

Popping the Fourteener Cherry

Starting in the dark the excitement and nerves could hardly be contained–it was happening. This wasn’t just a bucket list item, this was a personal win and a moment to savor. When I put “hike a fourteener” on my official … Continue reading

Growth Comes In Faceplants

Yep. Some Days Are Like That. I totally get it sweetheart. In fact, I have recently felt just like this. A surprise faceplant can leave us all wondering exactly what just happened. Every now and then when life is good … Continue reading

When I’m The Bad Date – Excerpt #4 From The Next Book

Excerpt from the Next Book #4 – When I’m the bad date. There seems to be some curiosity regarding this next book in the “Life Before” series. To satisfy inquiring minds, there are currently twenty-three chapters written with the next … Continue reading

Excerpt from the Next Book #3

Excerpt from the Next Book #3 – Good Dates. They’re Out There. There seems to be some curiosity regarding this next book in the “Life Before” series. To satisfy inquiring minds, there are currently twenty-three chapters written with the next … Continue reading

Excerpt From The Next Book #2

Excerpt From The Next Book #2 – When Your Dog Is A Bad Dog To Your Date   There seems to be some curiosity regarding this next book in the “Life Before” series. To satisfy inquiring minds, there are currently … Continue reading

Excerpt From The Next Book

Excerpt From The Next Book There seems to be some curiosity regarding this next book in the “Life Before” series. To satisfy inquiring minds, there are currently twenty-three chapters written with the book divided into five sections. A little disclaimer: … Continue reading

The eBook is here!

    The eBook is here! Life Before the Lottery: Living Beyond The Bucket has finally gone digital and hit the eBook world… so now all our Kindle, Nook, and iBook lovers have options. Due to the nature of the … Continue reading

I need your help. Actually, I need your opinion.

Life Before the Lottery says hello! Ok, I need a favor… As you know my book,  “Life Before the Lottery” hit the shelves last fall and like a blooming flower, it needs continuing TLC. This has been a wonderfully interesting … Continue reading