I believe in building a true connection and relationship with anyone I work with it! I want to learn all about you! Whether your a brand, a couple inquiring about a wedding or a boutique hotel looking to work together, having an understanding of who you are as a person/company/brand is a priority to me and curating a custom experience for you is my ultimate goal. Not one photoshoot is the same, so why should it be treated that way? Let me bring your vision to life &  give you the experience you've dreamed of.

Where you are welcomed with open arms and made to feel your absolute best. Photos that make you feel all the feels.

Chris Ashton Photography

Hiii!! Im Chris, a photographer who's lucky enough to call both the east coast and west coast my home. I have home bases in Sacramento, California and Boston, Massachusetts. So you could say Im no stranger to the airport, lucky for me I LOVE traveling and exploring new places!! On most days you can find me outside whether it be taking a walk in my neighborhood, paddle boarding in Lake Tahoe, on a hike at Mt. Tam, a beach day in Old Orchard Beach in Maine or shooting outside! When I'm not soaking up mother natures rays, you can find me binge watching the latest Netflix series (but lets be real is there a better show then the office?!)  or checking out the latest restaurants with my friends. 

Ive had my photography business for about 4 years now where Ive gotten to travel all over the US capturing love stories! Prior to that I worked as a Senior Art Director for 5 years creating social media content for a major retailer. I have a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Minor in studio Art. All those experiences were the perfect stepping stones to get me to where I am today. From being an expert at photoshoot planning, timelines and budgets, having a knack for working with all types of people and a love for fashion & styling, it allows me to deliver the photos of your dreams.



my favs


Favorite food

 Ive always been a super picky eater, and have probably had thousands of burgers in my lifetime. a classic and still a fave.

a burger & fries

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favorite guilty pleasure

theres nothing quite like taking a long soak while binge watching a new netflix show, cue ultimate relaxation.

bubble baths

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favorite vacation

This trip was to celebrate my 30th birthday! Jet skis, boats, amazing sunsets and unreal views.

lake powell

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favorite outfit

Im a girly girl at heart, and love any opportunity to throw on a sundress. To me they are just as comfortable if not more so then sweats, and they make me feel beautiful.


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favorite dessert

Cotton Candy Ice cream, rainbow sprinkles & gummy bears never sounded so delicious.

ice cream

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favorite pastime

I LOVE to craft! I have a minor in studio art and have always loved anything that allows me to be artsy! This winter I was lucky enough to cross off cookie decorating, pottery and resin cutting boards off my bucket list!

anything creative

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favorite winter activity

I grew up skiiing on the weekends in massachusetts, and let 15 years fly by without giving it a go. I tried it for the first time again this past winter and Im already hooked! Buying skis and passes for next year ASAP!!


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favorite person

This is my boyfriend ry! We've been in a long distance relationship for little over two years now, and Im not talking a couple hours drive apart, more like living at opposite ends of the country! I would spend several weeks/months at time with him each time I visited and we had the BEST time exploring California together! We just got an apartment together in California and I am super excited to build a new home together while I transition over from Massachusetts! 


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favorite show

is there really a better show?! I fall asleep to this every single night and its one of the only shows Ive ever watched that has the ability to make me actually laugh out loud.

the office

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favorite drink of choice

A fresh margarita, a glass of sweet white wine, or a bubbly mimosa are a few of my favorite things. Honestly the sweeter the better!