Modern fine art photography company caturing weddings throughout beautiful California and beyond. Catering to couples looking for a warm, intimate photography experience.


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How would you describe your approach to a wedding day?

I approach a wedding day with two main objectives. First, most important to me is that my clients (as well as their valuable guests) enjoy the wedding day as much as possible. This approach keeps me positive, encouraging, and flexible if need be so that the bride and groom never feel rushed or uncomfortable in any portion of the photography experience. Second, my goal is to create beautiful imagery. This is why I approach each wedding with an editorial perspective. I also believe a blend of candid imagery, photojournalism, as well as beautiful portraits are keys to creating a stunning final gallery for each of my clients.

How Many Weddings Do You Take A Year?

Ashley Rae personally takes on a limited amount of weddings per year, averaging around 12-14. This is for two reasons: 1. We pride ourselves in offering an exceptional client experience which involves investing time in understanding each couple’s unique personality, vision, and overall wedding style. 2. Inspiration and creativity remain to be of upmost importance when arriving at every clients wedding. Taking a limited amount of weddings per year allows us to avoid creativity burnout and approach each wedding with excitement, vision, and an artistic eye.

Where are you located?

We are located on the Coast of California in a beautiful town called San Luis Obispo, nestled nearly halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. An easy point of reference is we are located a short 1.5 hour drive north of Santa Barbara.

Do You Travel?

We primarily travel throughout California but are always open to adventure. If you are getting married somewhere amazing out of state, or in some place tropical or European, let’s talk about making magic together!

Do you Offer Cinematography?

Absolutely! Both wedding photos and films are curated and edited with the same artistic style. Many of our clients receive a custom photo + video collection that has been created especially for them.

How Many Photos Do You Deliver?

From a typical wedding, approximately 60-80 images per hour of wedding coverage are delivered to clients in the final image gallery.

What Kind Of Gear Do You Own?

Ashley Rae primarily shoots with 2 Canon 5D MKIV’s, whereas the cinematography team primarily shoots with Lumix GH5S mirrorless cameras. Every precaution is taken to ensure the safety of all the photos captured during each session. Every time photo is taken, it is automatically backed up on a second card live. Immediately post each session, all images are backed up to multiple locations including “the cloud”. When it comes to the security of wedding/event images, all clients clients of Ashley Rae Studio are more than covered.

How do we book with Ashley rae studio?

We have made this process extremely easy for our clients. After an official meeting and verbal agreement to work together has been made, a contract will be drawn up for your electronic signature. Your wedding date is officially reserved after the initial retainer and contract is signed. Unfortunately, we cannot reserve any date until we have received both.


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