Ashley DuChene Photography ~ San Diego Photographer » San Diego Photography: Portrait and Commercial

About Ashley

Who is Ashley DuChene Photography?  The team consists of Ashley, Jessie, and Grecia.  Ashley is the photographer and owner with over a decade of professional education and experience with both photography and children.  Jessie is the 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.  Grecia helps out with client emails and phone calls.

Jessie D.

Ashley DuChene
Owner & Photographer

Grecia L.
Office Assistant










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 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’m the head photographer for Sunset Cliffs Magazine.  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.  Now in 2018, I’m curating a gallery show in downtown San Diego called Visual Voice, featuring 50 female photographers, it’s proving to be a big success, I’m hoping to make this a yearly event.

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!”

Ashley’s first photo exhibit, San Francisco, CA 2001

Ashley photographing her dad, Seattle, WA 1985

Ashley getting to know her camera, Eugene, OR 1982