Hello Friends! My name is Ashley Strong, the oh so grateful photographer for Ashley Strong Photography. Originally, from the Southern part of California. Raised in a small town called Oceanside. Sprouted in the community of Long Beach and found my wings as an adventurer of this world, our world. Flying my wings. Expanding across the country. Into various islands and tropical environments. Through Central America. On the South East edge of Africa. Landing on Mafia Island. And a lot of South Africa in-between as that’s where the roots of my second home are growing as my fiancé was born and raised there.
The power of photography has been my vessel, bringing awareness to the expansiveness of my soul for the communities of the world to share, connect and uplift. As you can witness throughout Ashley Strong Photography’s website, many forms of photography are prevalent in my life, therefore many other lives. I’ve had the honor of creating time capsules of those I experienced along my travels, of my love of a life partner and even more excitedly, of all my clients in the United States and Internationally. All leading to an even deeper connection, exchange and communication with the community that surrounds me and a society at whole. Each photographic moment bringing about an even greater happiness!
I travel throughout Southern and Northern California, the United States and Internationally for portfolio sessions and/or photographic projects. These very moments below, reflecting that of my clients and more importantly, now friends from their Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico! Their love, their bliss, their passion and joy is radiated within each moment shown as a time capsule.
While in Cape Town, one fine South African summer day, I received an email. They had tried to reach me on my American phone, but couldn't since I was out of the country, The message simply said, they wanted me to photograph their destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico. I just couldn't believe the message. We quickly scheduled a phone call, talked about arragenments and before I knew it, my fiancé was changing my flight so I could come home two weeks before originally planned and photograph their wedding. And life continued to bless us forward. Creating timelines. Going over details for the day. I arrived. Couldn't believe the very sight, the very location, the ambiance. Oh goodness, it was surreal. Saturday, was the day. I arrived, first saying hello to Erica and photographing her details. Then, saying hello to Luis. Photographing his details and getting ready. The day, progressed on so quickly.Hair and make-up done. Dress, we're in it. First look, here we come. Those smiles, my goodness those smiles throughout their first look. Family photos, let's get some palm trees in here! Ceremony, it's start time. Family photos. Romantic portraits, we have to play around with the vibrant tropical colors. Grand entrances. Dancing, dancing, dancing and oh so much dancing! It all was so blissfully amazing. So tropically luscious.
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