I had the pleasure of capturing a fellow portrait photographer, Ashley Strong Smith. Ashley is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Oceanside, CA.
Ashley wanted to have portraits taken in a natural, earthy environment. And lucky for us, we planned our shoot for a time following heavy rains in Southern California which resulted in such lush and gorgeous fields! Look at all this greenery! We don’t often see this much greenery around here, and I am so happy we got to play in this for Ashley’s photos.
She wanted to showcase her deep connection with Africa, a country she lived in several years ago. And her husband, Dan, is South African, so she wanted to represent the travel and culture side of her brand. She chose a traditional African skirt with bright colors and I love how she stood out from the background in her perfect wardrobe choice!
Learn more about Ashley at: http://www.ashleystrongphotography.com
Hair and Make-up : Kelly Dawn Haugum