What an honor! What an honor! What an honor!
I had the privilege of photographing School on Wheels first ever sunset gala for their 20th Anniversary
at Paradise Cove in Malibu!
Staff, VIP, sponsors and community members came out to support and celebrate this incredible organization!
School on Wheels, Inc. is a non-profit founded in 1993 by Agnes Stevens, a retired teacher.
After reading Jonathan Kozol’s Rachel and her Children, Agnes realized the extent of homelessness in the USA.
She began tutoring homeless kids in a park in Santa Monica, encouraging them to stay in school and participate in school activities.
Today, hundreds of volunteers work one-on-one with children whose homelessness prevents them from getting the academic stability and help they desperately need.
The heart of the School on Wheels’ programs is the volunteer tutors who come from all backgrounds and professions, with a shared goal – to reach out to a child, to teach, to mentor, and assist in their educational life.
You can be one of these volunteers today!
More details about being a volunteer!
I discovered this phenomenal non-profit while in college having such a need and desire to give back.
After a few short phone calls and training session, I was placed with my first student.
Six years later, I am unfortunately no longer a volunteer, but hold this organization very dearly to my heart!
Thank you to each and everyone of you for allowing me to be such an integral part
of documenting such a milestones in your and School on Wheels lives!
I am so incredible honored to introduce Ashley Strong Photography’s coffee table books.
As you may know, I was blessed to go on a life altering journey teaching English on Mafia Island, an island off the coast of Tanzania. Since being back in the States, the moments of my experience remain extremely vivid, with daily smiles just thinking about the incredible beings I met along the way.
What better way to communicate my experience and this euphoria than through photos and writings?
I am thrilled to announce, Ashley Strong Photography has published TWO COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
with original images and writings from my time on Mafia Island!
Wings of a Flower - Part I containing an array of vibrant portraits and
Wings of a Flower - Part II encompassing the beautifully dynamic topography of the island.
Both are available for purchase through my website, on the store tab.
Each coffee table book is 10x8 inches, hardcover, photo wrapped with 22 pages of full color images and writings. The price per book is $60.00 which includes shipping.
I would love to share these images and writings with you! Please feel free to pass the link along to anyone of interest as the more eyes that meet these photographs, the more the stories of Mafia Island are shared! I'm truly so blessed and thankful for such a life-altering experience! Much love to each and everyone of you.
This is a 10x8 hardcover, photo wrapped book with 22 pages of full color images and writings.
Price includes shipping.
Wings of a Flower - Part I
Wings of a Flower - Part II
These photos speak for themselves!
Such a beautiful summer afternoon in Guajome Park in Oceanside California.
I have had the honor of capturing many moments of this beautiful family
and am truly so thankful to continue that onto the expecting of their second child.
They decided not to find out what their having so in just a matter of weeks,
I'll be able to share the photos of their new earthling!
Roni, Ryan and Henry - thank you for allowing me to document this special time in your lives!
I look forward to meeting the newest member of your family!
I am in love with life and all those in it.