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A little about me...


I’m Ashley Merlin, a locally based freelance photographer. I started my professional photography business in 2002 covering the greater New Orleans and Gulf Coast area. I have both corporate and private clients, and have photographed everything from editorial to publicity, lifestyle, entertainment and special events.

Call me for all your photography needs including: Red Carpet, Music, Corporate Head-shots, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Engagement Parties, Festivals, Fundraisers, Ribbon Cuttings, Mardi Gras Krewe Events, Film & TV Publicity, Special Events and more!

Browse the galleries, I hope you enjoy seeing what I love to do most, photography!

To view photo galleries from recent events please click on my blog for an updated list!


In her new book, Statuesque New Orleans, Miss Merlin shares her knowledge and love of New Orleans. Her keen eye for art as well as her ability to tell a story led her to become passionate about recording her own city’s history. In this book she leads the viewer on a journey of discovery. This is the first book to concentrate on the extraordinary statues that have been installed in the New Orleans metropolitan area over the past two centuries. It’s filled with 197 color photographs and 10 neighborhood maps, Part of the proceeds from Statuesque New Orleans will be used to maintain and refurbish the statues and monuments included in the book.

To learn more, become a fan of Statuesque New Orleans.

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