Ashley

With a background in marketing, graphic design and interior design, Ashley shoots with a designer’s approach. She captures stories in an authentic and connected way. She has this uncanny way of documenting what the moment truly felt like - not just what it looked like. Ashley and her husband love to explore so much that they ran off to Big Sur and exchanged vowels under huge sycamore trees for their wedding. She is a strong believer in celebrating your special day the way you want, so she always gets to know each of her couples on a personal level so that by the time she shows up on your wedding day, you have a friend by your side.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WEDDING MEMORY SO FAR?

Last summer I photographed a wedding with a epic last dance. All the guests formed three circles within each other while the bride and groom were in the middle. Everybody wrapped their arms around their neighbor's shoulder and danced round and round while singing and laughing. It was a great ending to a perfect day! You have to see the photos!

IN WHAT HISTORICAL PERIOD WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE LIVED?

I've always had a fascination with Cuba. I suppose it's because, for as long as I could remember, it was off limits. I'm particularly in love with the colorful nightlight of the Tropicana during the 1950s when celebrities like Ernest Hemingway and JFK would frequent the scene. How wild and free it must have been! Visiting Cuba is on my travel list for sure!  

WHERE ARE YOUR FAVORITE LOS ANGELES HANGOUTS?

WITH WHAT FICTIONAL CHARACTER DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY?

You can find me at local farmers markets with a cup of coffee every weekend when I'm not shooting a wedding. I love the Hollywood Farmer's market the best partly because I always stop by Philz for their addicting mint mojito coffee. To die for!!! 

Since I'm a new mom, I would have to say Cersei Lannister for her undying love for her children. She's pretty wicked but she would do anything for her kids and I can relate to that. 

what is your idea of perfect happiness?

Sunday mornings in bed with my baby girl and husband. Listening to her coo and watching my husband talk to her brings so much joy to my heart. 

Go-tos

Philz Mint Mojito Coffee

I love how light and sweet it tastes!

YOGA PANTS

I live in yoga pants all day long.

SUSHI

I'm kind of obsessed with sushi. I can't go a week without having some.

BACKPACK

My husband and I love being outdoors and backpacking around the world has been our jam for the last couple of years. I want to draw out ideas, doodle & write sideways? don’t hold me back with lines :)

ipad

I can do everything on that thing!

travel

Traveling to foreign countries always make me feel inspired and incredibly grateful. I love meeting new people and learning how people interact with one another.