Hello! I am Ashley Schaffert. I have been infatuated by the water since a young age. Aside from my love of the ocean and marine wildlife, I spent ten years as a competitive swimmer and was a member of the University at Buffalo Women’s Swim Team. After graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor’s in studio art and photography, I moved to Boston, MA where I worked as a photographer on a whale watch vessel before accepting a position within the New England Aquarium.
While in Boston, I also volunteered for wildlife non-profits like Whale and Dolphin Conservation and Atlantic Whiteshark Conservancy. I have worked in many different fields of photography, but always finds myself back at the water.
I currently live in Buffalo, NY with my husband Chuck and our pet rabbits Loafer & Sophie. I am a crew member onboard S/V Republic and race with the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club. I am happiest when I am on a boat with my camera by my side.
Contributing Writer For: Buffalo Spree Magazine & TheMighty.com
Contributing Photographer For: Creative Mornings Buffalo & Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club