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

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