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The Kearns Family // Truth Session // Portland Family Photographer

Well first off, can I just say thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who have left a comment, sent me a message (or two), inquired, and hired me for these Truth Sessions! Honestly, I had a moment where I just broke down because of all the love and support […]

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Rachel Jacobson - May 29, 2014 - 2:24 am

Ash, these are amazing! I love the life that’s captured in these un-staged, daily rhythms photographs. Just stunning.

Leha - May 8, 2014 - 9:22 pm

I’m in love with your Truth Sessions.

Thurston Family // Portland Family Photographers // Weeno Photography

Back this fall when I was shooting a ton of families, and after shooting tons of families all dressed up, and kids napped and not cranky, and feeling a little uncomfortable I realized something. Why do we try to portray ourselves and our families as perfect? With the world of Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and everything […]

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[…] year at this time I was just posting my first truth session. The Thurston family was the first family to let me photograph them in their truth. To be honest, I didn’t think […]

Shoshana Rosenbaum - April 18, 2014 - 12:28 pm

I came across these through Girl of Cardigan’s wonderful blog. Your photos of her family are really fantastic. I aspire to do similar documentary-style portraits of kids & families, including kids learning at camp & school and families doing yoga together. Some of my photos are at if you want to check them out.

Thanks for sharing these. Keep up your wonderful work! If you’re ever in DC, let me know — I would love to have you document my family!

Alyn Gilkey - April 15, 2014 - 8:29 pm

These are fantastic. We will never go back!

FollowTheLederer - April 15, 2014 - 8:11 pm

These photos blow my mind. Can we please be best friends and you (and your camera) become a capturing part of my life?? This is such a piece of beauty. wow.

lena babenko - April 10, 2014 - 6:11 pm

Wow, these are beautiful. I love the real life idea. Great shots.

Jani - April 9, 2014 - 7:08 pm

Love the photos, especially the one of Fable between her parent’s legs! One comment, though…it’s really hard to read the text on your website because it’s so light.

Shannon - April 9, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Yes, yes, yes! I love these so much and the stories the images tell. I think all photographers (myself included) should move towards this kind of photography and storytelling. It’s beautiful and it’s true. Love it.

Kelly - April 9, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Lovely real-life photos! These are the sort that capture such a special, fleeting time– a treasure for life.

Girl of Cardigan - April 9, 2014 - 3:48 am

Oh Ashley. I love them so much. I love my hat hair and Fable’s toddler tears and the mud on our boots and the curls on the back of her sweet head and the clutter on the shelves and just all of it. You’re exactly right – it’s just a moment. It’s a frozen moment of our being just exactly who we were, one Saturday, for one day in our great big long and lovely lives. I just… I just love them. Thank you. Thank you thank you thank you.

Dreaming // Portland Photographers.

When you were little did people ever ask you what you wanted to be one day? Most likely the answer is yes. And most likely you said something silly, not realistic; and then you grow up and realize you must make money and to be successful means to make a certain amount of money. I’m […]

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Baio - March 5, 2014 - 2:58 pm

This is incredible. You are so inspiring. I am so proud and honored to
know you! World changer ✌️

jeanette - March 5, 2014 - 5:43 am

this is sooo inspiring. thank you for pouring your heart and dreams out every day. so beautifully vulnerable and amazing. the awesome thing is not only are u brave enough to drewam huge you are talented enough to do it too. you amaze me with your artistry every day.