southern california based,
capturing love in every corner of this little blue planet
let's tell your story.
just your average foul-mouthed light-chasing fun-seeker
this is the face behind the camera. my name is asha (but for some reason a lot of people online think it's ashley? idk man) i'm a 23-year-old photo taker & film maker currently living life in a sunny little pocket of california. things i love: online shopping, harry potter, saying bad words, and couples who trust me. i have discovered that the universe made me to create art. i am passionate about emotion—love, desire, & happiness all endlessly inspire me to write, paint, and shoot photos & video that will embody the emotions within the frame forever. it’s a crazy feeling to be chosen to document the biggest days in someone’s life, and i treat it like it’s the most important job in the world. because to me, it is. i’m not about the fake shit; give me the messy, give me the tears, give me the rawest, most vulnerable parts of your love and i’ll help you turn it into gold.
i am a traveling photographer + artist + human being, who's obsessed with adventure, travel, and intimate moments. working together will most likely end with us being best friends; i love meeting carefree, genuine humans who are down to get a little creative during shoots. if you love harry potter, that's a bonus.
hi, my name is asha. let’s be friends.
i know it’s long but
trust me, you should read this
I'm so stoked you're interested in learning a little bit more about me + the experience you'll get if we work together! It's so incredibly important to me that you & your lover are comfortable being comfortable in front of me.
That's my #1 priority.
Something you need to know before we commit to doing this photo thang together: I’m not just for the adventurous. You don’t have to be eloping across the country for me to be excited about celebrating your love. I’ll shed as many tears during your backyard ceremony as I would watching you say “I do” at the base of a waterfall.
I want to give you more than just photos or a wedding film— I want to give you moments. Moments you forgot about, moments you didn't notice, moments that you never want to forget. I want you to look back at your photos and feel all the feels.
It’s important to me that you know what I value. Honesty, rawness, vulnerability…all of these things go into why I do what I do. To me, it’s less about getting that one incredible Instagram worthy photo, and more about delivering you with hundreds of moments in time. I also value fun. I want you to have a damn good time at your wedding, just as much as I want to have a damn good time at your wedding.
My “ideal client” doesn’t look a certain way. I’m not desperately seeking certain skin tones or hair colors or body types. My ideal clients don’t have to fly me across the country for me to want to be their photographer. But they do have to be kind, understanding, and willing to go with the flow of their day. They have to trust me. Wedding days are rarely perfect, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a perfect wedding day.
I want to give you an experience. If you’re just looking for someone to set up a tripod and start shooting, shopping around for the cheapest deal, or just trying to check "photographer" off of your long list of wedding to-do's, we may not be a good match.
And that's okay!!! I want you to find your perfect photographer person!
However, if adventure makes your heart skip a beat, you don't mind straying from tradition, uninterrupted love is what gets you goin', and you're fine with me getting down on the dance floor with your little cousins, we'll be best friends in no time. If you hire me, you aren't just investing in a service. You're investing in a human being. You're putting your trust and love (and coinzzz) into me. Into whoever you're deciding to hire to capture a split second of your ever-changing life. That's...huge. Do your research. Ask questions. Get to know the human bean behind the expensive piece of metal.
This is me. I love to read and write and paint. I'm a dumb ol' hopeless romantic and I cry every time I watch Call Me By Your Name. The Office is the best thing ever and I don't drink coffee. I love love. Every kind of love. The "I wanna pay for the person behind me in the Starbucks drive thru" kinda love, and the "I'm gonna buy you this really expensive rock to wear on your finger just to show you I wanna be your person forever and ever" kinda love. I'm so sarcastic, sometimes even I don't know when I'm being serious or not.
Basically, what I'm trying to say is get to know me. Vibe with me. Let's laugh about something before we discuss pricing or dates or whatever else. Let's be fuckin friends, yo. My dream clients are the awesome couples who can laugh at themselves, let loose on their big day, value good work, and trust me to deliver them the most raw, genuine wedding memories that bring back allllll the emotions from their big day. I want to capture the love and passion between you and your boo, because weeks and months and years from now, your wedding photos are the only tangible memories that you will have from your wedding day. So...
Are you awesome? Do you value good work? What are we waiting for?
it’s more fun over here.