We are Ashley and Caleb, a husband and wife photography and videography team in love with documenting weddings. We live in a cozy beach house in beautiful Morro Bay with our pup Cooper. We have worked within the wedding industry for the past ten years as San Luis Obispo wedding photographers, and travel regularly to Northern California and Southern California to document the most stunning events. We feel so grateful that we are able to travel doing what we love, and at the end to the day we are thrilled to call the Central Coast our home.
We honeymooned on the beautiful island of Kauai, so the Hawaiian islands will always have a special place in our hearts. We also travel to Hawaii multiple times each year to capture the most beautiful weddings, and always make sure to take in a few ocean sunsets along the way.
Some of our favorite Central Coast wedding venues include Villa Loriana, Greengate Ranch and Vineyard, Rava Winery, HammerSky Vineyards, La Lomita Ranch, Halter Ranch, Sunstone Winery, Kestrel Park, and so many more.
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We believe wedding photography and cinematography should be a wonderful experience that leads you through a seamless process as well as a personalized plan for your wedding day. You will likely be with your photographers more than anyone else on the day of your wedding and it is important to select someone you can trust and who is able to put you at ease in front of the camera.
We love working with joyful, warmhearted couples who seek to create a visually beautiful and authentic celebration for their family and guests. We provide a full service approach to wedding documentation, meaning that we focus on showcasing all things pretty, including the stunning landscape, candid imagery of guests and loved ones, soft and romantic portraiture, and stylized wedding day details. Each wedding is unique to every couple, and we document the events of the day with this at the forefront of our minds.
We accept a limited amount of weddings each year so that we can be fully attentive and accessible to our valuable clients.
We simply love what we do!
– Ashley & Caleb | Ashley Rae Studio
LOGAN + KAYLEE
"Ashley Rae Studio is simply incredible!! We hired Ashley for photography (engagement photos + wedding day) along with her husband Caleb for videography. They are an unstoppable team and a worthy investment!
Ashley was beyond helpful in coordinating a difficult engagement session (it rained on us, we were traveling from out of town, had to find new locations, and so on!) and the photos turned out AMAZING. She also went above + beyond for our (extremely detailed) wedding day and even did some gorgeous film shots. Caleb is so unbelievably sweet and will instantly put you at ease even with a camera in your face. Both A+C made us feel so comfortable and their team of second shooters were equally amazing to work with.
Ashley Rae Studio is dedicated to producing the highest quality work possible, they are extremely flexible and hardworking beyond what we could've imagined, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for fine art, clean, romantic and contemporary photography and videography services.
From the detailed and intimate moments to the expressive and celebratory one, Ashley Rae Studio will capture them all stunningly!"
TYLER + KATHLEEN
"I used Ashley Rae Studio for my engagement and wedding photos and video and I could not be happier with the entire process and outcome.
Ashley and her husband Caleb were incredible to work with and went above and beyond to capture our special life moments. Their professionalism coupled with an easy going approach was extremely comforting. We walked through what we envisioned for our semi-destination wedding and let Ashley take it from there, and she completely delivered.
We couldn’t be happier with our photos and wedding video, we will cherish these memories forever thanks to Ashley Rae Studio!"
DYLAN + CHARLEEN
"To start off, my husband and I are not from San Luis Obispo, therefore we had to rely on reviews such as these to figure out things for our own wedding. Simply put, I have been in your shoes not knowing where to start.
After sorting through the large amount of photographers available in this area. I fell in love with Ashley’s ability to capture beautiful candid moments of weddings. Looking through her portfolio, I loved that she captured the moments of pure joy and love at weddings. Fortunately for my husband and I, she was still available for our wedding and I obviously booked her for our day.
About 3 months before the wedding, Ashley has a questionnaire as to what we wanted, schedule of the day, and where to put in for photo time. Ashley makes herself available for questions and guidance which was greatly appreciated throughout this whole experience. Ashley came by the venue before the wedding and scoped out photo locations at our venue as well as around the area.
Ashley and her husband made taking photos feel effortless and fun. They are very down to earth and beautiful people. Ashley and her husband are an amazing hardworking team that take great pride in capturing the beauty and love at a wedding. We have received all of our photos from the special day and I could not imagine having a different photographer. And I honestly have no idea how she did it, but she captured pure moments of happiness between my husband and I as well as beautiful moments throughout our wedding. It is truly stunning to look through our photos and remember that amazing day. The wedding video bought me tears of joy to reminisce about our day.
Ashley and her husband are an amazing team and should definitely be booked by you for your own wedding."
EVHAN + MADISON
"Ashely is a phenomenal photographer and person. She made our special wedding day so easy and well coordinated that it took so much pressure off myself. Even though we had a big wedding party she calmly and professionally directed us what to do and how to get the best shot possible. She has a great sense of humor so I felt relaxed when taking the pictures. She also helped me with the wedding timeline so that everything flowed and so we had the best lighting for our pictures.
When I received our wedding pictures I felt like I relived the day and she even captured a few moments I didn’t get to see on the day of our wedding. I would highly recommend Ashley to any bride and I am so happy to have such beautiful wedding pictures to look back on."
George + Melissa
"My husband George and I were thrilled with the pictures Ashley took of our wedding! We aren't used to being photographed (like I assume most people aren't!) but Ashley did a great job putting us at ease and talking us through the different shots. We did an engagement shoot with her a couple of months before our wedding, which really helped us get to know her - she is very kind and approachable.
On the day of our wedding, she was there even earlier than she said she would be and took a ton of beautiful pictures of our venue as well as great posed and candid shots (she took pictures I didn't even see her take - it's like she was invisible!) throughout the day. We did some sunset pictures that turned out AMAZING - I didn't know I could look that good!
Overall, we were thrilled with our choice to hire Ashley and I can't recommend her enough."