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Oktoberfest in Redwood City

Just a few blocks from my photography studio was Redwood City’s authentic version of Munichs’ Oktoberfest. Over half of the guests were wearing lederhosen and as an entry gift you received a glass beer stein for all your refills. We ate brats with sauerkraut, huge braided pretzels with spicy mustard and potatoes while listening to

201 Marshall – Grand Opening Celebration

Well, it’s official! We at 201 Marshall had our grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate our beautiful new building that is now fully inhabited. I’m excited to be opening my photography studio on the ground floor of 201 Marshall in Redwood City. Neighbors from the building were invited as were many collaborators involved

Mali Masks with collector Ibrahim Diallo

Spent the day photographing some masks with shop owner and friend Ibrahim. While we captured some photographs we listened to Fatou one of his favorite Mali musicians, while receiving a lesson in collecting African Art, historic interpretations, value and how to evaluate the age of a mask. Thank you Ibrahim! Black Tea from Africa. “Works

20 under 20 Summit at UCSF – Thiel Foundation

Every year, the Thiel Foundation has many young promising candidates looking to progress and the Under 20 Summit is the Thiel Fellowships way of fostering community and helping to move visionary ideas forward with peer support, mentorship, and office hours. Twice per year, they invite young visionaries to join for a weekend-long event called a

Seattle Pride on Rollerskates 2014

I will never photograph a Pride again without roller-skates! The parade was huge and the music was bumpin’ so I was bursting with energy to cruise around capturing the celebration! I hitched a ride with my pal Ned Parker, the resident pastor for children and young adults at Seattle First Baptist in Capitol Hill. We

Seahawks Parade – Love for the 12’s

SEAHAWKS Victory Parade Madness all images captured by Erin Ashford Marshawn Lynch competed with the height of the Space Needle while pitching skittles off the Duck, lookin’ fierce in his signature Beast Mode sweatshirt and cigar behind his ear. On the left, defensive tackle Tony McDaniel and to the right cornerback Richard Sherman and strong

Sleepy and Curious

At 4 days old, Lara describes her newborn son as “Adorable. Alert. Loving. Sleepy. Curious. And he mostly just wants to be held and cuddled. Which works fine for us!” Welcome champion Lucas August Dawe to the world! Lucas fell asleep to Elton John on vinyl while being held in his new Fremont home. Proud

Discovery with Laurelle & Richard

In-between northwest beach front and forest photographs at Discovery Park, these recently engaged loves snuggled up to keep warm. Discovery Park is one of Richards favorite parks so it was a perfect setting for them to let go, feel relaxed and capture their budding love and friendship. Can’t wait to photograph their wedding in August!

Our Love Was A Surprise

Before I contract with wedding clients, I send the couple a questionnaire so I can get a better sense of their love story. Seb + Joanna had the genius idea of expressing their thoughts separately and then sharing their responses with one another. I had the experience of hearing their individual love stories which made

A Camano Island Love Story

Jenessa & David had a true Northwest wedding experience close to Puget Sound with high tide right in the backyard. Their ceremony and reception was held at David’s childhood summer home and where he proposed to Jenessa. The Saturday sun glistening off the water, bouquets of cream tones, vintage furniture throughout the quaint space and

Baby Mellon

At 4 months old, Catherine was so observant and silly. What a lucky gal to have two amazing parents that love her so much that it makes her smile and stick her tongue out.

LILY

Spent a day in San Francisco capturing modeling images of Lily with the lovely Amanda Lynn, Lily’s mom Daisha and the talented Crash and Burn doing makeup. MUA: Crash and Burn Photography: Erin Ashford Photography Styling: Amanda Lynn and Daisha Moral Support: Cheddar

Engagement session with Jenessa & David

an adventurous engagement session with Jenessa and David images by Erin Ashford

Queer Activist Wedding – Maura & Kai

Celebrating With Color - Maura & Kai

kelly + marshall

Kelly & Marshall adore one another! What a perfect place to share their vows than with an intimate ceremony at the "Green Heart of Atlanta" aka Piedmont Park. Followed up by a reception at the historic Highland Inn Ballroom for some dancing, candy and super loving vibes. Congratulations! #myspecialday
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