Ashli is an award winning and internationally published photographer who has traveled the globe photographing landscapes and people. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Newsweek, Beverly Hills Courier, as well as in the form of travel posters and various advertisements, including the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Images of Life by Ashli Photography was voted a "Ventura County Star Reader's Choice Favorite" in 2015 & 2021. She is currently the lead photographer for both Lake Sherwood Life Magazine & Dos Vientos Living magazine.
Ashli comes from a long line of artists - her great-grandfather Oscar Johns was a world renowned glass-blower, her great uncle a fine artist, her mother an art therapist, and her father a graphic artist and photographer. This might explain why she was brought up with a camera in her hands and a darkroom in the kitchen! While attending Beverly Hills High School and San Diego S.U. she was a photojournalist for the yearbooks and newspapers. During a semester abroad her photography placed First in a contest sponsored by the New Zealand Board of Tourism, inspiring her to keep learning, keep traveling and keep shooting. She helped launch the Conejo Valley Connection, a monthly family-oriented newspaper; she stayed on as co-editor its first year.
Giving back to the community is something Ashli feels strongly about. She donates her services to: Cancer Support Community, BumbleBee Foundation as well as Welcome Them Home (offering military families homecoming photography); I Am Beautiful Project (helping those who have been bullied); and Safe Passage (which offers a fresh start to victims of domestic abuse).
One of the reasons Ashli loves to photograph people is quite simply that she feels each person is worthy of being cherished and remembered. The best part of being a portrait photographer? Preserving the emotions, connections and special moments in people’s lives.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, this Southern California photographer is a dedicated wife (of over 20 years) and blessed mother of four children & three four-legged fur balls.