ashley Nicole

Family & Motherhood Photographer







Your BFF photographer in Socal

Hi, I'm Ashley


am so excited you're here. I'm an Emotive, Storytelling  Motherhood + Newborn + Family photographer located in sunny Southern California. I service Long Beach, Orange County, and the South Bay areas. 

I simply love the raw, in-between moments; they tell the best story of your life with your loved ones. I can’t wait to capture your story!


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Initially, my photography journey began as a means to capture all the precious moments of my newborn baby. 11 years later, it has become something I am truly passionate about, as well as, a continued way to collect all the special moments for myself and others. My husband is my biggest supporter; not only was he my high school sweetheart, but he continues to be my favorite person to this day. Together we have built a loving family with two children and two energy-filled Doodles (that keep us on our toes). In addition to photography, I am passionate about homeschooling, worshiping the Lord, and traveling to see new places. I enjoy capturing every moment with a picture and am lovingly known as the paparazzi among my family and friends. I look forward to getting to know you and your loved ones! Thanks so much for browsing my site; I look forward to capturing your next event!

Mom life & Livin on The Best Coast

My background story

ere is a little info so you can get to know the person behind the camera.


A Look into my


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How could this sweet family of mine not be at the top of the list?!?! I love watching my sweet babies grow up, and doing life with my amazing husband. I love the life we have built together for the last 21 years.

My adorable Family

My Family!

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The beach is my happy place. It's where I find peace, freedom, and can breathe in the fresh ocean air. I love everything about the beach, whether it is playing in the waves with my kids, or having a bonfire with family and friends. The beach is my happy place, and especially this little hidden gem in South Orange County. 

Exploring new places

The beach!

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This is my sweet real life Teddy Bear named Teddy. He is an almost 18 month old Golden-Doodle and has brought so much joy to our family. 

My fur baby!

My teddy!

My Favorite Things

Ashley is absolutely amazing to work with! Not only is she talented and professional but she's also very personable and easy to get along with. She was more than accommodating for my family as we had to reschedule a few times due to unforeseen circumstances. One of the greatest things about her is her quick turn around! I would highly recommend Ashley to anyone!

My family and I had the pleasure of having a newborn photo and a maternity photo session with Ashley. She is professional, kind, listens, and executes specific photos that you want while maintaining her style of photography that is desirable (and the reason why I chose her in the first place)! I was very impressed with how swiftly and softly she worked with our newborn to get the shots that I desired. Her experience and quality of work during the sessions and of her photography is worth your time and money. I have only positive things to say. My family and I will be returning in the future! -The Bennett- Snow Family

I cannot say enough great things about Ashley - she is absolutely amazing at what she does!! We are so pleased with the outcome of our maternity and newborn photos.
Not only is she very sweet & professional but she made us feel very comfortable at both shoots as we are not really "photo" people (lol). She made the overall process so easy as well. Our photos came out absolutely breathtaking and we are so happy we decided to have them done.

If you need professional photos taken you will not be disappointed.

Thank you so much Ashley. We cannot thank you enough

Ashley took our maternity and newborn photos and they turned out wonderful! I loved how the maternity wardrobe was included, since buying a maternity dress for a photo session was not something I wanted to add to my to do list during pregnancy. She brought multiple different dresses for me to try on at the beginning of our session, and I ended up choosing 3 for the session. The location in Laguna Beach was beautiful and we lucked out with a pretty sunset. She directed us on how to pose and makes you feel comfortable during the session.

For our newborn session, Ashley lets you use her maternity wardrobe if you'd like. We chose the posed newborn session with a few family poses. She spent a few hours posing our newborn. Since it was December, Ashley also added a Christmas photo to our session!

Ashley was early for both sessions, is easy to communicate with, and timely with her photo gallery delivery. Highly recommend reaching out to Ashley if you are looking for a maternity and/or newborn photographer!

I came across Ashley's photography service on Facebook, and I was immediately drawn to her natural and warm photography style. When I got in touch with her, she was very friendly and answered emails in a very timely manner. She also accommodated my request to have the baby session taken much later, which I greatly appreciate. Our maternity session was done at the beach, and Ashley was very efficient and got many gorgeous shots within an hour. I vividly remember that weekend she was working while two of her family members were very ill. I respect her professionalism in working even though she was under emotional distress and still delivering all the pictures on time. Honestly, she hid her emotions so well I wouldn't have known if I didn't follow her on Instagram. Our baby/family session also went really well. Ashley was again very efficient and managed to take many pictures of my baby looking at the camera. We are very happy with the way the pictures turned out. I also love that Ashley has a variety of outfits you can choose from, and you can even try them on ahead of time. Overall, we had a great experience, and I would definitely recommend Ashley to any pregnant mamas who want their special moments captured beautifully and gracefully.



You Deserve the best

 “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning
I have over twelve years of experience in both motherhood and photography. I am here for you every step of the way. I am so excited to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime for your family..

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