capturing the true personality of your pet one smile at a time.

Hello there, I am Ashley!

I am military wife living the dream in Hawaii, a dog mom to my two fur babies: Quinoa and Cooper (@quinoa_cooper), and trying to live my life to the fullest daily!

I started Paws for Portraits in early 2022 due to having multiple health issues restraining me from working a full time job. My husband gave me the idea to pursue my passion of photography & I turn it into a full time career.

Pet expereince

When it comes to animals I can happily say that I have years of experience working with pets. I have worked with trainers all over the country, and I take what I have learned in those lessons with my pets to each photography sessions. personally I have worked with and had sessions with scared, aggressive, nervous, and reactive pets. Please do not feel scared to have a photography session due to having a aggressive, and or reactive dog because we can work together as a team to take some awesome photos.

I can't wait to work together!

Love always,


Photography experience

I have been doing "just for fun" photography since 2012. In college I did family and senior photos, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and wedding receptions. I loved it so much that I always kept saying to myself, "Why can't this be my career?". And Look at me now! A pet photographer and a recent grad of the The Photographers Path taught by Nichole Hill (Owner of Horizon found). 

Additionally I have a degree form Penn State in Human Development and Family Studies.

My family

I am so thankful to have such an amazing support system. My husband Chris, who is in the Air Force. Quinoa, the queen of making people fall in love with her. Cooper, the crazy second child.



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