Ashala has a deep seated passion for photography. She received her first Brownie camera when she was 7 years old and has been capturing images since that time.


She was born and raised in the Bay Area and moved to Hawaii where she made her home and raised her family for many years.  She photographed the beautiful landscapes and seascapes of the islands where she became passionate about her art and immersed herself in her art form.  She moved to digital photography from film early on and has never looked back.


Ashala returned to the mainland and made her home on the Central Coast since the mid 80’s.  She is as passionate about travel as she is about photography and has managed to combine the two.


She followed the Obama rallies with her camera and culminated her body of work with the Inauguration.  She has had the opportunity to photograph the Dalai Lama, President Obama and President Clinton.  Most recently, she has spent 2 months photographing two gray whales that became stranded in the Klamath River.  She has received world-wide acclaim for those images.


When she is not traveling the world, she enjoys living in Morro Bay and capturing the amazing scenery that this lovely coastal area offers – a true photographer’s paradise.


Ashala’s images convey the beauty and connection that we all have to nature and each other.