Julie Anne B. (Family Sessions) “Ashley is the BEST!!! I have used her multiple times and I have been blown away each time with the pictures! I have 3 young children and she has gotten beautiful, natural shots of them all each time! She is extremely organized and professional and can handle any situation. She even shot my extended family of over 20 people young and old! She has an eye for great backgrounds and great shots and she makes everyone feel comfortable and relaxed! I HIGHLY recommend her!”
Amanda B. (Extended Family Session, 10 people, Vacation Home) “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.”
Suzy D. (Extended Family Session, 11 people, Mission Beach) “I would highly recommend Ashley’s DuChene Photography…here’s why: Extremely organized and professional. Great eye for pics, the quality of the finished product was perfect. Pricing was very fair for high-quality professional pictures. She easily handled our large family- 7 adults, and 4 boys under the age of 4 including a “terrible two-year-old” and a baby. The fact that she was able to photograph 3 toddler boys and a baby and get great pics says it all!!! We will be using her again when my family travels to San Diego. Thank you Ashley for capturing these memories for us! I finally have a picture of my whole family!”
Naomi C. (Family Beach Session) 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!
Adria C. (Gift Certificate, Couple on Beach) I contacted Ashley to take pictures of my parents for their 50th anniversary. I chose Ashley from a lot of options online based on her excellent reviews and also from the quality of the pictures on her website. She did not disappoint! Ashley has a wonderful, positive, energy that she brings to her shoots. She really made it a fun experience for my parents who had never had professional photos taken before in their lives. That atmosphere comes through in her photos. She really has a talent for bringing out people’s personalities. My parents were over the moon following the shoot. I had originally thought of purchasing a smaller package, but a little advice…GET THEM ALL! It”s definitely worth it and you’re going to wish you had. The pictures are great! We couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you, Ashley!
Maria F. (Family Session at Mission Trails) “We recently relocated to San Diego from Seattle and it happened to be right around the time my daughter was turning one. I began frantically looking online for an AMAZING photographer that could take some one-year photos of our little girl and Ashley’s work caught my eye as being fun, candid, and beautiful. When I first spoke with Ashley she was so easy to talk to and really wanted to get to know our family to be able to represent our style and personalities in the photos. I shared with her some ideas I had and she picked out the perfect location for us to have a whimsical photoshoot that did not disappoint at all! She even brought a tent as a prop to do some really cute photos with it in the background. Her knowledge of the area, professionalism, and ability to capture what I had envisioned was spot on! Her follow-through after the shoot was incredible as well. She wanted to make sure all photo edits were perfect. I can’t thank her enough for being able to capture such a special time for us!!! I will definitely be using her again in the future!”
Brenda M. (Family Session in Rancho Bernardo) “Her portraits are SO incredibly beautiful! I love them! I’m so happy with everything…her professionalism, patience and easy-going nature made the whole process really enjoyable. The pictures really speak for themselves. I’m absolutely thrilled!” (see photos from this session here).
Jessica F. (Lifestyle Headshots & Family Session) “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!” (See images from the business headshot session here and family session here)
Jamie Y. (Family Session in Mission Beach) “One word. AMAZING! We are a family of 4, with a 7 yr old and a VERY VERY fussy 1 1/2 yr old (as many are). We vacationed in San Diego and I researched as much as I could and chose Ashley based on multiple factors. From the start, Ashley stayed in contact with expectations, ideas, and suggestions. On top of that, she provided a “Pre-Shoot Guide” that helped us with many things that we would never think of (keeping kids happy, etc.). Unfortunately, our young one did not nap enough and was not in a great mood for the first part of the shoot; Yet this did not matter as Ashley leaped into action making her smile and giggle in a way that, I believe, she only can. Her attitude during though whole shoot was beyond positive, even with the tough “subjects”. After the shoot was done she kept us informed on the process and provided our personal link for ordering. We opened it and our jaws dropped at the beauty and awesomeness of our pictures. It was amazing how she was able to create photos out of situations that weren’t the standard “family portrait” and make them look perfect. We could have not asked for a better experience….” (Read the rest of this review and see photos here).
Rick D. (Business Website Images, Multiple Locations, Point Loma & Downtown San Diego) “Ashley did a great job for me on a website branding photo shoot. Actually multiple shoots. She collaborated well with my brand manager to make sure she understood what we were looking for. When I arrived late and stressed out, she was patient and immediately moved me into smiles and photo mode. She took a ton of photos, shared some ideas, kept things flowing, and we stayed busy. Her photo quality and the ones she edited were awesome. Her professional communication, billing, explanations of services, what was included and not were all top-notch. She wasn’t the least expensive OR the most expensive. We shot in multiple locations (4) over a 2-day period. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again and recommend you check her out.”
Sarah S. (Business Portraits in Coronado) “Ashley is extremely organized and will walk you through exactly what to expect. My photo shoot with her was very fun and I could tell I was working with a true professional. She will try different shots and continue working on the ones that make you look your best while quickly moving on if the shot doesn’t work. She will not waste time! She has a fun personality that really helped me be more comfortable during the shoot. This is so important because it will shine through the pictures that are delivered to you later and remind you why you needed to feel comfortable and relaxed, while enjoying yourself. How you feel at the time will be captured in the moment, so be happy! I am highly critical of myself but the pictures Ashley shot of me were beyond anything I could have hoped for. She caught my genuine smile and great head shots I can use for professional purposes. I liked her photo selection that I ended up buying the entire collection! Three words: I recommend Ashley! She will knock it out of the park for your next photography event!”
Sammy J. (Family Vacation Sessions) “We were planning on a vacation to SD and many times we talked about finding a photographer to capture our stay at the Hotel Del Coronado. So, we are from out of town, I went on yelp to find a photographer. I e-mailed 5 photographers and Ashley is the only one who e-mailed back on the same day with detailed information. Once we decided to go with Ashley, she was very informative on the e-mail as about the packages, what to wear and where to meet. Now, we meet Ashley, we have three kids and they instantly clicked with her. She made them laugh and just having a good time. Our pictures turned out great and if you are from out of town and looking for a photographer, don’t be hesitant to give her a call. Ashley will walk you through step by step.”
Danielle G. (Family Sessions, Yearly) “I can’t say enough positive things about Ashley! She has photographed our family several times over the past 4 years and every time I fall more in love with the images she captures. Ashley does a phenomenal job when it comes to families — she is always able to make my kids (now 1.5 and 4) smile and everything about her style is natural and authentic. We started out with Ashley when my first child was 5.5 months old and have done beach shoots, park shoots, large family shoots and even mini shoots for special occasions. Whether you have a small family, pets OR want to do a large extended family shoot (we had 12 people last January) you won’t be disappointed. I have recommended Ashley to at least a dozen of my friends/family and everyone that has worked with her will sing her praises…in fact, most of my referrals have not only LOVED her but booked repeat shoots with her. She doesn’t just “take photos” — she captures memories. I have several photos from our many sessions with Ashley displayed around my home and my favorite thing about working with her is that when I look at the images I FEEL something. Years later each image still moves me and I’m taken back to that moment in time. It’s priceless. We will be forever clients & friends!”
Erica B. (Repeat Client) “All of the good reviews about Ashley DuChene Photography are absolutely true! She is wonderful. She is very organized and provides a lot of great information before and after the photo shoot. She took the time to help me choose the perfect outfits for my family by letting me send her multiple iPhone pics of different combinations. She is very patient, kind and so helpful. Ashley’s professionalism and easy going nature made the entire process really enjoyable. I’m very happy with everything and the pictures are beautiful! We will definitely use her again for future family photos!”
Meredith J (Family Session, La Jolla Beach with Dog) “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!”
Julie W. (Senior Portraits) “My daughter is planning to go to college in California and wanted her senior picture to be indicative of her future plans. So we needed a photo shoot done during one of our college tour trips this past summer. With only a weekend in San Diego, the timing was difficult, but with a rainy weekend forecast, the timing became nearly impossible. Ashley was incredibly flexible and communicative during the entire process, so we were sure not to be disappointed. The photos were SENSATIONAL. Everything we could have ever imagined! Ashley totally captured my daughter’s spirit and beauty. I cannot recommend her strongly enough!”
Lindsey W. (Extended Family Session) “We recently vacationed in San Diego, and Ashley took some AMAZING photos of our family. There were 12 of us altogether, and the pictures turned out great. Not only did we thoroughly coordinate ahead of time, but Ashley also talked with me the day of regarding weather issues. She did a great job juggling 4 different families within the larger family. We now have priceless memories captured.”
Nazz W. (Repeat Client) “We just love her! She is really easy to work with, especially with kids. We had her take photos for our newborn and toddler, which is a laborious task! She worked with them so well and the pictures were astounding! She is very nice and very caring. When we did the newborn session, we called her the night before, worried that our house was just too messy to make a good photo shoot. She was able to find a great alternate shooting location on such short notice and things worked out great! I also love her for how she captures people in motion. When I look at her pictures, it is as if I can see what was happening before and after the image. She is fantastic! Highly recommended!”
Carmela N. (Repeat Client) “I hired Ashley for a family photo session this fall with my husband, our daughter (12 yrs.) and our son (10 yrs.), 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!
Amanda D. (Repeat Client) “I came by Ashley through a friend who has sung her praises for quite some time. Ashley has an uncanny ability to capture the essence of her subjects while making them feel comfortable & not awkward; whether in their home or in nature, it always comes out true & authentic to their personalities. After doing my maternity and my newborn shoot with Ashley, I can honestly say that her professionalism and creative eye will keep me coming back for all my family photos. Knowing a lot of great photographer’s in general, I had a lot of choices, but I am thrilled we went with her! She definitely answered her calling, she was made to capture peoples’ journey’s (whatever the journey) through still frame- Truly Exquisite.”
Corinne P. (Repeat Client) “Ashley knows how to capture a beautiful moment and make it frame-able so it can last forever. I am so pleased with the photographs she took of me 6 months pregnant. When I was feeling so fat, she made me look beautiful, I will forever cherish the pictures. Ashley was willing to meet me on location in the hospital to document my 2nd child’s stay in the intensive care unit, she was a preemie. During the intimate moment with my premature daughter I hardly knew she was there, she has such a soft presence its amazing the powerful photographs she delivers. I love working with Ashley and equally love the art she produces. I highly recommend her. Great with babies, kids and adults!”
Lara G. (Repeat Client) “I’ve hired Ashley DuChene for both commercial work for Kashi, and for my family photography and am a huge fan of her work. For Kashi, I needed lifestyle photography featuring several local non-profits in action. After we started working with her, we hired her to capture several employee events as well. From children hoola-hooping at Olivewood Gardens to employees planting seeds at Wild Willow Farm to teens learning how to make healthy snacks in a high school program, Ashley captured exactly what I was looking for with very little direction and understood what I needed from a marketing perspective which was really helpful. I’ve also had her do our family photography on several occasions. Recently she took photos of my newborn and pictures of the family. They are just precious, I love them!”
April R. (Repeat Client) “Ashley was great to work with and her work product is amazing. She is very easy to communicate with and is very informative. I have 2 young kids and she was able to get great shots despite their willingness to cooperate. She made the entire process easy! I would highly recommend her.” (See more from this family session here)
Lucy L. (Repeat Client) Ashley Duchene is an amazing photographer with a creative eye and awesome personality! What we especially loved is that she is so easy to work with, our kids really enjoyed her! Her work ethic is very professional, she gave us variety to pick our location, asked us our wants, needs and expectations with this photo shoot. She went above and beyond. She always kept us in the know when our pictures were up and ready to view. We will definitely be using her again for all of future photo shoots. We fell in love with every picture she took of our family. 🙂 Thank you so much Ashley!
Stacy G (Family Session) “Ashley recently took our photos of our family, the first photo of all of us together in a very long time. She made us all feel really at ease and comfortable so that we were able to enjoy our selves. This is saying a lot since I usually don’t like to take photos!! All the photos came out amazing, better than I imagined since it was a gloomy day but she somehow caught the light in a great way. My favorite images are the ones of the two grandchildren – 5 and 7 months, they are jawdroppingly adorable and the youngest was recently signed with a model/talent agency using Ashley’s photos! She is the best. Thank you Ashley for capturing our family in such a beautiful way!”
Lisa M. (Family Session) “Ashley is a wonderful photographer, truly gifted in what she does. She made the day fun and even my 4 teens had a blast. So, much so that they all want Ashley to do their Senior portraits. This was our first time doing a professional photo shoot on location. Ashley gave clear instructions and she was easy to work with. The photos were all so beautiful and her retoucher did an amazing job! We love it! Thank you so much Ashley for making this day truly beautiful and memorable.”
Annalisa S. (Family Session) “If you are looking for a wonderful family photographer, look no further, you found her! Ashley was so gracious with the chaos of a family of 5 plus our dog. She was amazing with our children. She is very gifted at what she does and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a family photographer. What a blessing!”
Jessie D. (Maternity, Employee of Ashley DuChene Photography) “I’ve worked with Ashley now for over a decade as her photo editor and Retoucher. I’ve watched her grow as an artist, mother and friend. She has become quite a talented and vivacious photographer who’s always looking to make her clients happy and excited about their photographs. What makes her truly unique to me is her sensitivity towards all ages that she photographs, her ability to listen to clients needs and her attention to detail. She captures pictures that look relaxed and natural, which can be tough! She’s one of the friendliest and most professional photographers I know. Organized, savvy, creative, and lighthearted; what more do you need….” (Read the rest of the review and see more images here).
Tyler Q. (Family Session) “Working with Ashley was wonderful! She was so friendly and helped us pick the perfect location. It’s very challenging to get good family photos with our two little boys but our session was enjoyable even with them running around everywhere. We were so excited to see the finished product and the photos did not disappoint! We really love all of the images and she really captured the personalities of our boys. One of the best parts about working with Ashley is the incredible retouching. I’m a perfectionist about the details and they made everything look flawless. She also helped us create a beautiful canvas gallery for our wall. I have never gone with canvases before but I’m so glad we did. They look modern and elegant and we enjoy the pictures every day…..” (Read the rest of the review and see more images here)
Maricarmen A. (Repeat Client) “I can always count on Ashley to capture the perfect picture, we have done a couple of shoots in the past and I love every picture she has taken. We recently did a photo shoot with my daughter and husband and the pictures are amazing! Thank you Ashley for making us look so great, capturing the perfect moments and making it so much fun in the meantime!!”
Kari S. (Repeat Client) “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!”
Shannon H. (Repeat Client) “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!!”
Terran B. (Repeat Client) “I’m a professional photographer so when it came time to hire someone for an extended family session for my own family, I knew it had to be Ashley. Her photography is bright, emotional, and always tells a story. She was so wonderful coming up with location ideas that would work for everyone — grandparents with mobility issues, an entire family who wanted the beach location except for my husband and me (we wanted trees), a family with a young baby, and our dog. She knocked our shoot out of the park!!! We got stunning portraits of the entire group plus each individual family. Ashley is easy-going and kept the shoot stress-free and really fun. She is THE ABSOLUTE BEST and I highly recommend her!”
Lauren G (Repeat Client) “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.”
Gabby G. (Repeat Client)“Ashley is such an awesome photographer! She recently took our family photos and they turned out so great!! Ashley is really easy going and patient so it made the shoot stress-free (especially for my husband who hates getting his picture taken;). We can’t wait to schedule our next photo shoot with her! If you’re looking for a talented and creative family photographer, Ashley is your girl. I’ve already had a few friends book with her.”
Monique W. (Family Session) “Ashley is by far the best! Very personable, professional and easy to work with. I will be booking her every year!!! THANK YOU ASHLEY!”
Nikki M. (Family Session) “Ashley was awesome and very professional. Her website was extremely easy to use. She provides detailed instructions and helpful hints. She was open to suggestions, but also took charge which I very much appreciated with two small kids! I wanted to be part of the session, but wanted her as the photographer to take control steer us which she did perfectly. I love our photos. I think she did a good job of capturing our personalities in the photos! We will def. use Ashley in the future.”
Sandra N. (Repeat Client) “The photographs that Ashley took of our dog as a puppy always brings a smile to our faces. It is not easy taking photos of a puppy that never stopped moving, but some how, she did. She is a gifted photographer and easy to work with. I highly recommend her.”
Lisa C. (Family Session) “I worked with Ashley for our family’s annual photos in August 2015, and I could not be more pleased at the process and outcome. Our family includes a strong willed toddler and two dogs, none of which phased Ashley. In fact, she was excellent with everyone. She is wonderful at making everyone feel at ease, which comes across in the images. We will definitely call her again for next year’s photos!”
Erin S. (Family Session) “Ashley not only takes beautiful pictures we will cherish forever, she makes the whole process seamless. From setting up and paying for the session online, ideas for locations and clothing to step by step instructions viewing, ordering and downloading images. You really can’t go wrong working with someone who communicates well and gets the job done all the while being sincere and fun. I wouldn’t hire anyone else. Thank you Ashley!”
Courtney M. (Repeat Client) “Ashley took some amazing photos of our little girl. She really captured the moment! I have shown them off and all of my other mom friends will be calling her to do photos with their children. Ashley is extremely professional, loves children and has an eye for beauty. I can’t say enough about how much I LOVE my pictures and can see them every day hanging on our walls.”
Jane H. (Repeat Client) “We used Ashley to shoot our family at Moonlight beach for a family portrait and holiday cards . She was great with our 16 month old toddler. We were able to take shots at the park and beach for a variety of poses and backgrounds. The end result exceeded our expectations – and I have high expectations. We were delighted with the photos – so much that we purchased a large portrait, holiday cards and photo book. I’m so happy that we were able to capture these memories of our family and son. I definitely recommend!!”
Cora B. (Repeat Client) “We’ve been dealing with Ashley since our 6 year old was 5 months old. She really knows friendly/silly things to do/say to elicit the best facial expressions from babies and children. We always get rave reviews from friends and family for our Xmas card pics.”
David A. (Repeat Client) “Ashley is a diamond in the rough. She makes the process so easy. Her spirit and enthusiasm bring out the best in her subject matter. She has a natural eye and her technique after the shoot brings out the most a photo can give. She can make a non-photogenic subject (like me) smile when they see their picture. Two thumbs up, this girl is going places!”
Lindey L. (Family Session)“I have been looking for a family photographer for some time now. Ashley was so professional and organized. Every question I had was answered before I asked, and the whole process was laid out so nicely. She even has tips on choosing outfits and thinks about practicality of locations depending on children’s ages. Now this is someone with attention to detail! I knew I liked her photography style, but was still very impressed with how many wonderful shots she got! With a very cranky one year old and a dog, I know we weren’t the easiest clients. I look forward to working with her….” (read the rest of the review and see more photos here).
Richard R. (Repeat Client) “The prints arrived and they are amazing. Thank you so much. You are one hell of a photographer.”
Ashley V. (Senior Portraits) “Ashley was so amazing to work with! I did a senior photo shoot with her and three of my best friends to celebrate the end of our senior year in college. She took us to an amazing hidden area of Point Loma where we were able to get a variety of different settings (flowers and gardens, and then more nautical scenes) within the same area. She knew exactly how to make us comfortable, and how to get us to take really natural, beautiful shots. We did a small group session as well as individual shoots, and she made sure we were all enjoying ourselves and the experience the entire time. I would definitely recommend Ashley! She is so warm and makes the experience so personal and fun 🙂 To top it off, I received my photos today and they are AMAZING!”
Lauren A. (Repeat Client) “Ashley definitely has a gift! Her images, whether involving kids, families, or pets, always look natural, fresh, and unique. She’s a perfect choice when you’re not looking to duplicate what everyone else around town is doing. The photos she took of my cat when he was a tiny kitten are not only priceless, especially now that he’s a 22lb beast, but totally frame-worthy pieces of art.”
Jennifer C. (Repeat Client) “Ashley is the best photographer around! For personality, professionalism, quality, uniqueness, and just plain fun! She has done family shots for us at least three times now and every time she is able to capture beautiful moments of us all and the adorable personality of our little girl (which is not easy with a high-energy toddler!). Whenever people see the photos she has taken they swear they are from a magazine, and they are all so good that we are never able to narrow them down, so we just have to get them all. That has never happened for us with any other photographer. We will forever go to Ashley for all our photography needs.”
Jenny R. (Repeat Client) “Ashley is the best. She is very personable, caring, and is so good with little kids. She has tricks to make our son smile, and she truly has a great eye for photos, shots, and will work with the style of photography you like. I love that she is extremely flexible, has good communication, and great turn around time for the portraits. I would not hesitate to use her again. She is also a sweet person.”
Katiana H. (Repeat Client) “A few months ago, Ashley did a mini photo shoot of my 10 month old baby boy and of myself. She was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! She knew exactly how to get him to smile and feel comfortable with the camera. You can tell she has a lot of experience with babies because she was fast and effective. And like a great photographer she could visualize were the best shots could be. And the BEST part of the whole experience was how the final pictures came out. Perfection! (After she kindly Photoshopped what I asked her to;)… ) I would love to use her for an entire family session someday.”
Nancy K. (Repeat Client) She was on time, completely professional (in a good way), and the turn-around time on the photos was fabulous. Her photo editing is also great, by the way – not too much, not too little. We highly recommend her!”
Marilyn B. (Repeat Client) “Once again Ashley you have done a fantastic job capturing our family at its best even though our 2 year old was totally crabby throughout the shoot. Ashley has a way with kids and made Mina laugh and focus and look like she was having a good time! You even gave my husband and I some pointers for when we want to take photos and get her attention. Ashley is absolutely gifted at getting the right shot, engaging people and her personality make her a pleasure to work with. We love her! Thanks Ashley!”
Maria S. (Post-Wedding Celebration) “Ashley helped us celebrate our elopement with post-trip photos in Solana Beach and we could not be any happier. We loved her professionalism, care and quality product. Can’t wait ’til we have another reason to take pictures with Ashley!”
Beverly H. (Business Portraits) “Ashley provided a thorough consultation with me on the phone to help me make my decision. She is very professional and friendly to work with. I couldn’t think of a better way to invest money into my business than having these photos taken for my website. She helped me develop my vision and made it happen. She also took some shots that were a pleasant surprise. I had several models in my shoot and they all raved about Ashley and I think some of them will likely hire her in the future. If you aren’t sure about whether you want to hire her, get on the phone and find out. She is honest and thorough with answering questions.”
Kim H. (Large Extended Family Session) “We LOVED working with Ashley. She met up with us on our family vacation and had to capture 3 families separately as well as all together (10 people). I know that couldn’t have been easy. She was very quick and easy to communicate back and forth with. She made the evening fun for everyone and the pictures we have to remember our special vacation are priceless.”
Stacy W. (Family Session 2015) “Ashley is an amazing photographer! She did a fabulous job getting beautiful shots of our family while we were on vacation. These photographs will be treasured always. We will definitely use her again!”
Maria S. (Family Session) “Overall a very great experience. I got the ALL DIGITAL package as a present to my parents for their anniversary. It had been over 10 years since we last took family photos and about 2 years since we were all in one place together as a family. I could not be happier with the way the images turned out and I am so glad we chose the All Digital package, because it would be impossible to select just images from the bunch. It is more than worth it to have all of the images. Ashley called within a few hours of me submitting an inquiry and walked me through the way she works as a photographer. She took the time to get to know me and my family over the phone to make sure she was the right photographer for us. She was perfect! She was very easy to get a hold of and provided so much guidance for the shoot and pre-shoot tips. We also have two reluctant members in our family for things of this nature, and they actually ended up having a good time and everyone looks so happy in the pictures. I HIGHLY recommend Ashley for family photos. I cannot express my gratitude enough for capturing our family the way that she did.”
Haley E. (Family Session 2014) “Ashley is phenomenal! As I was planning our San Diego vacation I began searching for a photographer in the area and to my surprise the search itself was very overwhelming. I came across Ashley DuChene Photography and at first glance of her flawless website I immediately fell in love with her creative style and organization. I got in contact with her through email and was shocked and very much appreciative of the quick reply. From the planning of the shoot itself to the receiving of our images I was certainly impressed by her organization. We received a pre-shoot guide, which I found to be very helpful and unique as most photographers don’t offer this. I loved how the planning and prep work (questionnaire to get to know her clients better and payment) could be done all online. The images that Ashley took of our family while on vacation in San Diego and the beach were perfectly created. She captured memories that our family will cherish for a lifetime to come. I would recommend Ashley to anyone and everyone! She is hands down the best, both behind the lens and as a person. We had a very fun experience with her and can’t wait for our next vacation to the San Diego area to work with Ashley again.”
Nicole A. (Family Session) “BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER! Ashley has an eye for artistic settings, a heart for capturing real moments and the personality to make everyone feel comfortable! She recently did our family photos and we loved the happy tender moments she captured. For the first time we have photos that capture our personality and essence not just our likeness. Need a photographer? Search no more, you will LOVE your photos and will enjoy working with her!”