San Francisco family walks down mile rock beach at sunset

August 29, 2020

An overview of the best locations in San Francisco for photography sessions from beaches, urban enclaves, museums to parks.

best east bay photography location collage of family at Old Borges Ranch

April 12, 2024

Collage of family photo session at Jack London Square Oakland location in East Bay

Tools to stay creatively inspired

March 13, 2024

self portrait of Photographer and educator Ashley Kaplan touching a spider web

January 23, 2024

“Of all the great works that we can experience, nature is the most absolute and enduring. We can witness it change through the seasons. We can see it in the mountains, the oceans, the deserts, and the forest. We can watch the changes of the moon each night, and the relationship between the moon and […]

January 11, 2024

What makes ordinary moments become meaningful memories that we will carry in our hearts, minds and souls for the rest of our days?  I’ve been pondering this question lately. I invite you to close your eyes for a moment and recall a few of your most meaningful memories. Try to fill them in with as […]

December 17, 2023

Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend the whole day in a deeply moving and powerful meditation workshop. It was part of an inner work journey that I have been on, but something really surprising surfaced during my meditation.   Unexpectedly, photography was a theme that emerged over and over again. With eyes closed, I […]

Photography as the Art of Place + Memory - Reflective woman in nature

November 28, 2023

Last week I had the gift of rest. Time unplugged in nature is very therapeutic for me. This beautiful and restorative mix of rest plus nature allowed me the space to enter into a deeper place of reflection and one thing that I’ve been ruminating on is my photographic + creative process as the art […]

July 17, 2023

A Journey of Building a Sustainable Family Photography Business Do you make a solid living wage as an artist without constantly burning the midnight oil? I do, finally, and I hope you do too, but I wanted to write this blog post because I was recently at a photography workshop and talking with some newer-in-business […]

Lifestyle family photography session family wears boho clothes in front of oak tree

May 30, 2023

What To Wear For Your Next Family, Maternity, Or Couples Photography Session, My top tips and tricks to elevate your family wardrobe to look your best and photography artistically

May 4, 2023

I love using the environment and backdrops at my locations to elevate my storytelling. Photography is an art that requires not only skill and creativity, but it also benefits from intentional planning and consideration of various factors. One of the most important aspects of photography, to me, is the location. Choosing the right location can […]