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 […]

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.

February 21, 2020

We all know about putting pictures into frames. The act of framing makes them more visually pleasing to hang and display. Well, that same idea is also a composition technique that can make your photos more aesthetically pleasing and meaningful. Framing refers to using elements in your scene to create a visual “frame” within your […]

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 […]