Who is Ashley DuChene Photography? The team consists of Ashley, Grecia, and Jessie. Ashley is the photographer and owner with over a decade of professional education and experience with both photography and children. Grecia works hand in hand with clients via email and phone calls. Her job is to ensure a smooth experience from start to finish. Jessie is our production manager. She’s an expert at working with images before they go to print by color-adjusting, retouching, and making you look like a million bucks. Ashley and Jessie have been collaborating their talents since 2005.
“Thank you so much for taking the time to explore my website, my name is Ashley DuChene (pronounced like Du-Shane) and I’m based in San Diego, CA. I’m a second generation photographer who feels very lucky to have been able to turn my childhood passion into a fulfilling career for the past decade. It was a natural fit to choose photography and child psychology for my college education.
Soon after college I started my professional photography career working as a photographer at a boutique studio. The studio kept me very busy with hundreds of weddings and portrait sessions but once I had my baby, Juliette, it was clear that freelance work was so much easier for my own family and so I began Ashley DuChene Photography. I typically do three to four photo shoots a week and I love it. I’ll do anything to make a child laugh!
When I’m not photographing children I’m happily immersed in commercial projects for various businesses revolving around health & fitness, animals, and children. I also co-host a popular iTunes podcast about portrait photography business topics. The past couple of years have been exciting for me, from my work with Kashi Foods to speaking at the Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference (WPPI) in Las Vegas, as well as presenting at Yelp’s San Francisco Headquarters about the importance of excellent customer service.
And while I truly enjoy photography, by far my biggest joy and achievement to date is my seven year old daughter. Again, I thank you for visiting the site and taking the time to get to know me a bit better. I hope to meet and photograph you soon!”