I've known Ashland's mom since college, and I've photographed their family on a few occasions over the years! (The little strawberry blonde with her hair blowing in the wind on my home page is Ashland, probably about 7 or more years ago; It's still one of my all time favorite images I've taken--I shared it at the end of this post!)
A handful of years ago I did head shots for her; She wanted to go into modeling, which seems perfectly feasible at the time. She came by it naturally, since her mom was a model, and she did very well; SO well that she modeled in NYC, Paris, and Tokyo; Even walking the Christian Dior runway at 15! (I'm not kidding.)
In the end, she decided she wasn't a fan of flying, OR the modeling scene, and she left it all to live out the rest of her high school days as an average teen in Hudson, WI. (Well...Your average teen with the experiences of a lifetime under her belt...)
I do have to say; I didn't really feel like I was working very hard this night. I told her I felt like I was only standing there, pressing my shutter; which is pretty much the truth.
Thanks Ashland! Best of luck to you in anything you decide to pursue!