“The thing that really amazes me at each session is how hard she works and how much fun we have in the process. I have so much faith in her and can stay relaxed as she pulls out her numerous tricks that always get the genuine smiles. She is so patient, even when it seems like our stubborn threenager will never pull out of her post-nap funk. Sure enough, we now have images that show just how cute and fun she can be! We’re always so happy with our experience with Ashley before we even see the images. But the pictures are always a slam dunk with several unexpected moments caught in beautiful light and expression. We take a gazillion pictures of our kids and pets like every other parent, but these are different. I will always be grateful that we took the time and money to do this and will forever treasure these images.”
“My family and I have worked with Ashley for years now and I have trusted her with our treasured family portraits. She is professional and always makes the experience fun. She encourages us to be ourselves and uses her talent to create natural images that represent our family. The only problem you will have with working with Ashley, is narrowing down the images you want to keep, because you will want them all!! She is amazing!!”
"Ashley & Grecia-I wanted to write and say thank you for the extra effort you offered me for my family photo shoot. These pictures will have a special meaning to me forever. I will remember that my daughter's hair was beautiful because of Grecia, and the smiles from all of us came from Ashley's warmth. Me and my girls can't thank you enough."
*Images shown were captured behind-the-scenes. My assistant Grecia joined us for this boat session.
You have truly mastered the art of family photography! From beautifully organizing the shoot to subtly controlling the mood and feeling, you were able to capture us all at our "best" We will treasure this "time capsule" of our lives forever. With thanks and appreciation."
"Thank you Ashley! I've only had time to take a quick glance, but I LOVE them. They capture the love and the joy ❤ Just what I was hoping for. "
“I hired Ashley for a family photo session this fall with my husband, our daughter and our son, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with her beautiful work or her professionalism. She captured gorgeous, artistic photos of us together as a family, mother-son/daughter, and father-son/daughter, individual photos of our kids (including some fantastic shots of my kids playing and jumping) and some couple photos of my husband and me together. Her choice of settings was perfect. Ashley is so relaxed and cheerful and obviously loves what she does; my kids had fun and were so comfortable with her. She was a pleasure to work with, and was always very prompt in responding to my questions and in delivering the initial photos and the final retouched photos. I love our photos and I couldn’t speak more highly of her!"
“I’m absolutely without words. Our photos are stunning. They’re beautiful and candid and joyful and so authentically us! All of my friends asked for the photographer’s information. The help and guidance leading up to the shoot were incredible. Helpful suggestions on choosing clothing, location, everything! The actual shoot was relaxing, fun, playful, and focused. Our daughter was relaxed and having so much fun with Ashley, who knew exactly how to connect with her and make her comfortable. We appreciated so much her guidance during and throughout. My partner said as we left, that’s exactly what you want in a photographer! Someone whose casual enough to make you feel comfortable but clear in guiding you to what looks best. And no question–the actual pictures exceed expectations in every way. The touch-ups she did were so worth it and so reasonable! These are cherished. We are so happy we had Ashley!”
"I absolutely loved our photoshoot with Ashley! She is has an amazing talent for making you feel comfortable. She is great with children, too. Our daughter had a blast! You can tell from the candid photos that she captured of her just running around and having fun. She also did fantastic work for my health and wellness website. She was able to understand exactly what I was wanted and had great ideas and found perfect locations to shoot. She is very organized and professional. I highly recommend her!”
"10 Stars!!!!! I’m from Orange County and I needed to find a photographer in San Diego. I used Yelp for my search and reached out to several photogs. Ashley was quick to respond and follow up with answers to my many questions. Her professionalism and knowledge are top-notch. I have three adult children and an 85-year grandparent I was trying to coordinate family pics with and not easy. Ashley did her homework so she understood the constraints we were under with my elderly mother-in-law as well as my three boys and husband who were for-warned about the family pictures months in advance. I can’t say enough positive things about Ashley. The pictures turned out amazing. I am ordering wall portraits, as well as a number of other pictures for family. I highly recommend Ashley and will be using her for future photography needs. Her personality, demeanor, and humor helped keep my boys from losing their patience with me as I asked for more poses and varied pictures. Thank you Ashley for an incredible experience and the most beautiful pictures I could have hoped for. You Rock!"
“I needed some photos for my website, and searched high and low for the right photographer. I noticed in Ashley’s galleries not only how beautiful the photos were, but also that she has an eye for personality and humor. When I spoke with Ashley over the phone, I knew she was the right one for me. She has such an amazing personality! So when we went on our actually photo shoot, she had me laughing the whole time! Subsequently in all of my photos you see REAL SMILES! Not only that, HOLY WOW – her eye for beauty is incredible! I don’t know how she did it but every single photo was stunningly breathtaking and I look amazing. She would have me stand near some beach grass and it looked like I was in a field of heaven, or sit near some lavender flowers and it looked like I was in a magical meadow! I’m telling you, she has an eye that only belongs to true artists. I am SO GRATEFUL I found her! She is amazing!”
“Do you have a big family? Do you have folks who may not be as jazzed about a big family photoshoot? Does your family span from mid-80s to toddlers? Then Ashley is for you! She took time to understand family dynamics, who “belongs” with who, who might be camera-shy, etc. even before the shoot via a phone consultation. Her training as a marriage and family counselor helps her to understand group dynamics and strike the right balance of authoritative and warm. She ordered the shots quickly and thoughtfully, making sure to give special jobs to kids, teenagers, and folks who weren’t in a specific shot to keep them engaged. Ashley nailed every photo on my list, made everyone laugh, used a special Elmo voice for my toddler twins, charmed the more photo-shy folks, and paid particular attention to angles and hair. She let us include two nearby locations and took the time to get glamorous individual shots of my nieces in addition to all the family shots I had asked for. Ashley was prompt, professional, warm, fun to work with, and universally a big hit. She kept up clear, accurate communication throughout the process and returned the photos to us in a reasonable time frame. Maybe best of all, she included some touched-up images in my package and asked me specifically what I wanted to see fixed– there wasn’t much because she did a great job, but if you’re inclined to be nit-picky or hard on yourself, you’ll like how kind she is about small alterations, especially head swaps, which are almost a must in group portraits sometimes. We are all very impressed, will treasure the images we got for years to come, and look forward to another photoshoot with her in the future.”
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