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There I was - sitting in the living room of our first home in Joshua Tree looking at my 7 month old daughter wondering just where the time had gone. When Paisley was just 6 weeks old I went back to school full time, on my way to become a licensed Cosmetologist. It was in that moment I realized just how quickly life had moved and I didn't want to miss another second of it. After graduation, it didn't take long for me to realize what I wanted to do. Although my love for photography began in 2010 when I developed my first rolls of film in the dark room, I hadn't unpacked my gear since getting married and moving across the country. I rummaged deep in our coat closet and uncovered my first camera that was gifted to me my senior year of high school. From that moment on, I used my tools to document all of Paisley's moments, big and small. What started as a hobby quickly grew into a passion.

Now a Mom of 3 littles, I understand how quickly life moves. Those little moments are just as important as the big. In 2018 I photographed my first wedding on a boat in the San Diego harbor. A fire was ignited in my heart and I fell utterly in love with serving couples and families by preserving their most cherished moments... and the rest is history. 


Ashley Metler


traveling and exploring any chance I get.

my best friend. high school sweetheart, and husband, Andy.

my 3 beautiful children - Paisley, James, and Edison.

meaningful tattoos and painting.

an aesthetically pleasing cocktail and fine wine.

gardening and gorgeous floral designs!

My greatest service is to provide you with timeless imagery that will allow you to relive those precious monumental moments over and over again. Tangible heirlooms that prove true love really does exist. 

My approach is simple and it begins with connection. Learning the ins and outs of what led you here today and how I can be of service to you. Artistically, my imagery is described as genuine, authentic, romantic, and timeless - an honest visual expression of each unique love story I've had the blessing of documenting.

I believe that the wedding day is so much more than just beautiful imagery. It's about two souls coming together as one and embarking of one of the greatest adventures to be had - a life lived together. My goal is to make this artistic experience unforgettable for you from beginning to end.

ASHLEY's Philosophy

"I believe the marriage is greater than the wedding day."