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.
A Note From Ashley: 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 dcade. 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!