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

Family Vacation in Encinitas

After a recent 10 person extended family session, I was delighted to read mom’s thoughtfully written Yelp review;
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “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.”