destination wedding & elopement photographer

hey hey!

i'm 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 22-year-old photo taker & film maker currently living life in sunny california. if i'm not editing photos or planning my next worldwide adventure, i'm most likely on the couch watching the office or getting lost in a book. 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. i am a traveling photographer + poet + 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 souls 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.


You don't take a photograph,
you make it.


If you read anything on my site today,  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 wedding thang together: 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 or your film and feel all the feels.
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" or "videographer" 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/videographer match!
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. 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 and video 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?


Need some more convincing?


don't take my word for it.


natasha & mitchel

There is something special about Asha. She takes time to get to her know her clients..she figures out their taste, personalities, etc...this shows in her work. Our wedding film was so personal to us and despite the fact that there were 200+ people at the wedding, the video was intimate, sweet, and often can you get that in a wedding video?! She perfectly captured the vibe and feel of our wedding day and then went above and beyond to add her stylistic and artistic touches. I am grateful for her and her attention to detail. She is magnificent at capturing the love between two people!


alayna & dalante

Asha literally captured our wedding day SO perfectly. First off, we got our pictures back so much sooner than we expected and her quality of work is FLAWLESS—there wasn’t one thing I didn’t like and I’m still posting wedding pictures like we just got married yesterday. She was also extremely helpful and patient the day of our wedding and made us feel so comfortable and calm (which is super helpful on such a hectic day); she captured every perfect/special moment, and detail for us during that day—without even asking (it’s safe to say she knows exactly what to do). Asha is professional, on time, and is there to give a helping hand if needed. Not to mention she will also be out on the dance floor partying with you! She is the best and hands down my forever go-to photographer and friend.


hannah & kameron

Asha is such a down to Earth person. Right off the bat I felt comfortable being around her. It's always important to connect with a photographer and I felt a connection with her. I love her style and personality, that's why I love her photos. They are photos that Asha took with her style. She has an eye to capture great moments between couples. If you are looking to have a a fun time and get great photos, Asha is your girl.


anya & chris

Asha was absolutely amazing. Going into the photo shoot my boyfriend and I were a little nervous because we had never met Asha before and were taking couple pictures. But as soon as I met her I felt so comfortable! She did an amazing job at capturing all the special moments and made the shoot way more fun than I thought! I loved every single one of the photos she took and they were all so special. Thank you Asha for capturing these moments between Chris and I, they truly are mesmerizing. We will cherish these pictures forever and can’t thank you enough.


denise & jason

There's a reason my now fiancé and I re-hire Asha at any occasion there is. And that's because her talent, charisma, and character make working with her that much of a pleasure. She ensures that you and your loved one are comfortable and confident in your photos. Asha has so far done our graduation photos, our anniversary photos, and to my surprise-- our proposal photos! She captures the in between moments that allow your relationship to shine through the lens. You might feel like you're no model while you're holding those poses, but the photos always turn out so beautiful and Ms. Asha sure makes you feel like a model. Photography is an art, each shot tells a story and Asha has a natural way of painting the perfect stories. We are always eager to see what beauty lies in the shots that she has captured and in awe when we finally do see them. Thank you Asha, for capturing our love and for giving us memories to frame and look back on forever. We are so so grateful to have found you.


shaniya & alex

Two words. Asha FREAKING Bailey. Okay three. This woman is extremely talented! I searched high and low for a photographer with a passion for capturing love! Then I stumbled upon this complete gem! From the very beginning she went the extra mile for me. From the endless emails, changing dates, outfit choices, makeup, locations etc. When the day of the shoot came she took our breath away. She made my hunny and I feel so warm, confident, calm and carefree. It felt like we were hanging out with an old friend. You can really tell how much of a PASSION this is for her.  Asha captured our love story beautifully. Whether it was posed shots, stolen kisses, dancing, laughing uncontrollably or being smacked by a wave, the emotion in our photos is so RAW and whimsical. We fell for each other all over again. We have found a permanent photographer and friend in this woman. It was pure magic and if you're booking her don't expect anything less than just that. Magic. We cannot thank her enough!


taylah & brandon

If you are reading this you have found the most bold & magical photographer around. Asha's photos are one of a kind & she can capture a story of love perfectly. When you find a photographer who can cultivate photos with raw emotion & endless laughter, all while making sure you feel comfy & confident, you are truly lucky. Rain or shine, she can create a sense of warmth in photos like no other. I can't wait to be behind that camera again!! MUCH LOVE TO YOU ASHA.


alexis & joshua

OMG, WHAT MORE CAN WE SAY?! MS. ASHA BAILEY IS THE EPITOME OF A PURE VISIONARY! After having absolutely no luck with finding a decent local photographer, I luckily came across Asha's social media. We clicked right away; I automatically knew that my boyfriend and I would feel very comfortable with her as our new photographer just based on her kind communication and sincere follow-ups. Asha really knows how to capture every special moment during your session with her. We appreciated her suggestions in poses and more importantly for accommodating the type of style that we were looking for overall. Ah, we're honestly happily in love with all of our photos. Asha— thank you a TON for your professional hard work; there's no doubt that we'll be working with you again very soon.


hanna & jeremy

Wow, I cannot brag enough on my experience with Asha! Our time with her was nothing short of perfect, and the pictures she took of my husband and I were truly a work of art. I actually found Asha through Instagram and contacted her about taking our family photos during an upcoming trip to California. Not only did Asha welcome our inquiry with grace, she worked efficiently to coordinate her schedule with our needs and made sure to keep contact during the time period leading up to our session. Of course, at the actual shoot, she went out of her way to take the most beautiful pictures we have ever seen. We are so grateful to have met Asha, and we will definitely hire her again during our next visit to San Diego!