Carly & Dave's Wedding : Ole Hanson Beach Club
"WOW - We are totally struggling to find the words that do Ashley's work justice - Our wedding pictures are way beyond our wildest dreams and she captured the essence of our day perfectly! To us, Ashley is the ONLY photographer in Southern California to capture your special life moments. Ashley was recommended to us by a close friend. From our very first phone call, we knew within the first minute that it HAD to be her. She is one of the sweetest souls I have ever met, genuine, open, and honest. Ashley listens to your ideas and strives to fully understand you, your love story, and your vision so that she can get the absolute best end result.
On top of her professionalism and knowledge, Ashley is so easy work with and makes the whole process FUN and SASSY! She was fully engaged in everything from our desires, lighting and placements, and anything else we had questions on. We always looked forward to our calls with her to discuss the day and just to catch up, because she cares about you and your life. She worked closely with our other vendors to ensure a smooth running of the day, creating and following her timeline, whilst ensuring to capture all of the pictures that we had discussed.
On the day itself Ashley was quick and effective getting all of the photos that we wanted whilst ensuring that us and our guests got to enjoy the day without a lot of waiting around. Ashley was never intrusive and captured amazing shots throughout the day without anyone really knowing she was there, but was always there when we had a spontaneous desire for a picture. Ashley absolutely nailed the perfect sunset photo for us, which is all we wanted!
Our final pictures are more than we could have ever dreamed of! They are all absolutely stunning. Her perfect eye and knack for photography, she was able to use our rough ideas and made them into a reality using the surroundings and natural beauty of our venue Ole Hanson Beach Club perfectly. We now have the impossible task of picking our favourite shots for our album
Ashely - We cannot thank you enough for capturing our special day so perfectly. You are truly an amazing human being and an amazing photographer. We are so blessed that it was you who was there to capture our day. Not only were you our photographer but you are now considered a friend and will forever be apart of our family as YOU will be the only one to capture our future life milestones. We Love You!"
Jessica & McCall's Wedding : Sunset Cliffs and Bali Hai Restaurant
"Ashley Strong is an amazing beautiful soul and professional and she did an exceptional job at our wedding. I spent a year planning my wedding in San Diego from New Jersey which was a real challenge. At first Ashley was so helpful and responsive, she would set up conference calls for me and my husband (he was out of town most of the time) to speak with her, and let her know what we truly envisioned.
She always made us feel comfortable in our conversations as if we had already met each other, we were able to build a perfect timeline together telling her how we envisioned our wedding day. Prior to the wedding I went to San Diego to finally meet my vendors and as soon as I met Ashley I loved her even more! She is so caring, patient, friendly, open minded and professional. On our wedding day I was so nervous and worried about the timeline as my ceremony was in the morning and was wondering how I would manage everything with my bridesmaids that didn't speak English.
I planned so many things for the bridal party photos, shared with her Printerest photos for the romantic capsules, and oh god I just forgot all of them. When I look back I just feel so happy and blessed that we chose Ashley to be our photographer she made it all happen the way we envisioned. While I was lost with so many emotions she made sure I was getting the perfect time capsules. She even looked at me and suggested me to put my phone on the side (I was calling vendors to make sure things were working), and I did as she said. She captured all the photos we talked about and planned on to have that we couldn't remember on the big day.
Ashley took care of us, from the perfect timeline to the perfect pictures that came out just as we desired. We thank the universe that put such amazing vendors in our life especially this soul right here. Ashley we can't thank you enough for all you did for us on our wedding day and for the perfect wedding pictures we now have for the rest of our lives! All the hard work was worth it and we just wanted to share here how much we loved every single thing you did! Thank you very much !"
Anna and Brendan's Wedding : Riverwalk Golf course
"I cannot say enough great things about Ashley!!
The whole process of working with her was absolutely effortless, from the first phone call to the first meeting and last touchbase, everything was perfect, well communicated and well planned. You can tell she loves what she does and really gets to know her clients
and loves creating "time capsules" for them!
We had the BEST time with her on our wedding day, where she made taking all our romantic photos fun and comfortable and wrangled our 14 person wedding party into beautiful and fun poses flawlessly. I haven't stopped getting compliments on her and how absolutely wonderful she was since the wedding! Cannot recommend her more, she is truly just the best.
Kelly Dawn's Portrait Session : Torrey Pines
"Ashley I just want to thank you so much for documenting me! My photos came out absolutely amazing!
Ashley Strong truly loves what she does. And when you love what you do you attract people to you. I had such a great time at the photo shoot that I think about it almost everyday! I want to do it again and again. I had even told Ashley when we were done that I could do this again the very next day. I was super comfortable the whole time. She made me laugh and I felt myself. I think thats very important when a photographer can make you feel that comfortable. I refer Ashley to all of my brides. She does such amazing work. When I get married.. best believe Ashley is doing my engagement shoot AND wedding!!
Ashley I love you and Im so happy I can call you my friend!"
Kimberly Pitts Lifestyle Portrait Session