Hi, thank you for visiting!
To start this little bio, here are a few fun facts about me… I was born and raised in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California, and graduated with a Bachelor in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic University in 2010. Like many college grads (I’m finding out), I ended up with a completely different career then I imagined in the beginning. Instead of becoming a Physical Therapist I became a Wedding Photographer. Although incredibly fascinating and informative, all those anatomy classes I took don’t quite apply now ha!
My husband and I currently live in beautiful Morro Bay, California, and share a passion for entrepreneurship, top shelf whiskey, and our small fur child Cooper. We both believe strongly in marriage and the richness it brings to life. We consider family, hard work, and laughter as just a few of life’s gifts to enjoy to the absolute fullest. Lastly, we believe in providing an elevated wedding photography experience to all the couples we have the honor of working with.
"Love what you do, and you'll never work a day in your life."
Back to first person now haha! I always heard that saying growing up but never had a chance to experience it until this photography business was started. I know I may be oversimplifying this, but I seriously just love photographing couples in love! I feel so grateful each day that my full time career does not feel like “work”. It is truly my passion and I find myself so excited to show up at every wedding and capture a unique love story for my clients!
I also have to brag a little bit and tell you that I believe my husband is somewhat of a genius. There is no way Ashley Rae Studio could exist as successfully as it is without him. He is my right hand man when it comes to everything technical, which is perfect because I am very much the “left brained” creative. He designed and fine-tuned this entire website, and does a host of other things to present Ashley Rae Studio the way I imagined it from the beginning. He also happens to be our lead cinematographer which makes us a great team on wedding days.
Ok enough about me (and us)! If you are visiting this site and are interested in getting to know a bit more and about our wedding photography and/or cinematography process, I’d love to chat with you over a cappuccino or glass of wine! If distance separates us, I’m happy to chat over the phone or a video call and even give you a personal introduction to Cooper if you’d like. Thanks for taking the time to read these words, and I hope to meet you soon!