About Ashley McNamara

I have a different style of photography than most people are used to. If one were to look at the results of a typical commercial photography session next to mine the differences would be stark and apparent. I try to find new ways to look at familiar moments, and capture them in a way nobody has done before. My colleague David Bailey said it best:

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.

It is because of this that you won’t see the traditional say cheese portraits from me. I strive to capture the true personality of my subjects. I want them look at the pictures I took for them many years from now and say – Yes, that was me. My style has been described as fresh, fun, and colorful, and I believe that captures what I try to do perfectly.

To see my work please visit my homepage –

Ashley McNamara Photography – Pregnancy, Maternity, Newborn Baby and Child Photographer

  • Hi Ashley,
    I love your website and your photography style! I’m looking for a freelance photographer in the San Francisco CA. Here are the details:
    Occasional jobs Monday through Friday, mostly in the
    morning, at various child care centers and schools to take candid
    in-classroom photos.
    This is meant to be EASY money for you. All you have to do is SHOOT —
    that’s it — there is no back-end edit work or customer interaction —
    simply shoot, then mail me your CF cards, and then I’ll mail them back to
    The pay is $30 per hour (plus travel that exceeds 50% of the job or over
    one-hour each way per Mapquest.)

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Anne

    Hi Ashley-
    I’m interested in making an appt/setting up a session with you. I poked around your website but I couldn’t locate any other way to contact you other than to post a comment.
    I hope this works

  • Political Programer

    Hello Ashely,
    Just wanted to say you are super awesome. Keep being super.