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Ashley Kaplan Photography

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

October 18, 2019

The 6th anniversary of my beloved Grandmother’s death recently passed.  With each year since I’ve last seen her, small details disappear from my memory. I have a notoriously bad memory and that is one of the reasons I love photography so much.  One of my favorite memories with my Grandma Veronica was in her second […]

August 29, 2019

Do you imagine your children or future generations sitting around reminiscing while perusing old hard drives full of photos that have been passed down to them? Will the hard drives even work with future technological advances? Or perhaps you imagine posterity to be pouring through thousands of photos on a cloud storage service we’ve entrusted […]