scroll down

This is where I’m supposed to tell you I’ve had a passion for photography since I was born, that I use my camera to freeze time, that I want to create images you can pass down for generations, and lots of other clichés about memories and legacies and moments and heirlooms.
The truth? One summer day I decided I wanted to try photography, and then I fell in love with it. My story is pretty ordinary. And I think you might feel that way about your story, too.

But just because it’s ordinary doesn’t mean it’s not magic.

We tend to become blind to the magic in our everyday lives. We look ahead to milestones, compare ourselves to strangers on the internet, and are constantly told that in order to be happy we need to have more, do more, be more.
 
So I’m doing my best to put a fresh spin on yet another photography business. Because the more stories I tell with my camera, the more I realize I’m not driven by the desire to “capture memories you’ll cherish forever,” but to offer a new perspective on right now. To show you the beauty in simplicity. To create art that serves not just as a memory, but as a reminder. A reminder to stay inspired by the quiet, subtle, seemingly insignificant present.

meet asia

PHOTO MAKER. ADVENTURE TAKER. BOOTY SHAKER.

Hi, I’m Asia, and if being an adult with a favorite dinosaur is wrong I don’t want to be right.

(It’s the Brontosaurus, obviously.)

I grew up on a fishing boat in Southeast Alaska and was almost always wearing a tutu, because if you’re going to be playing with fish eyeballs you may as well look good doing it, right? When there’s not a camera in front of my face I’m usually on the hunt for a new hiking trail, yelling at the tv with an xbox controller in one hand and a beer in the other, online shopping for trendy hats I’ll never wear, telling my adopted mutt Tamale all of the reasons she can’t be in the kitchen, or laughing at my boyfriend Johnny’s spot-on Nicolas Cage impression.

My eyebrows are never on fleek, there’s usually always a half-completed craft project on my dining table, and I’m really not too worried about this entrepreneur life because if the photography thing doesn’t work out I can always fall back on my rap career. I definitely travel for weddings & elopements. I definitely have a candy pocket in my camera bag. And I definitely love working with people who will stay out in the cold for a few more photos after the sun goes down.

I believe in bottle openers on keychains, lifting others up, laughing ‘til I snort, creating my own happiness, keeping promises, and that real bravery is eating tacos in a white shirt.

AsiaSignature

Hi, I’m Asia, and if being an adult with a favorite dinosaur is wrong I don’t want to be right.

(It’s the Brontosaurus, obviously.)

I grew up on a fishing boat in Southeast Alaska and was almost always wearing a tutu, because if you’re going to be playing with fish eyeballs you may as well look good doing it, right? When there’s not a camera in front of my face I’m usually on the hunt for a new hiking trail, yelling at the tv with an xbox controller in one hand and a beer in the other, online shopping for trendy hats I’ll never wear, telling my adopted mutt Tamale all of the reasons she can’t be in the kitchen, or laughing at my boyfriend Johnny’s spot-on Nicolas Cage impression.

My eyebrows are never on fleek, there’s usually always a half-completed craft project on my dining table, and I’m really not too worried about this entrepreneur life because if the photography thing doesn’t work out I can always fall back on my rap career. I definitely travel for weddings & elopements. I definitely have a candy pocket in my camera bag. And I definitely love working with people who will stay out in the cold for a few more photos after the sun goes down.

I believe in bottle openers on keychains, lifting others up, laughing ‘til I snort, creating my own happiness, keeping promises, and that real bravery is eating tacos in a white shirt.

AsiaSignature

these are a few of my favorite things

 1. The kind of parties where I can bring my dog and not wear a dress
2. Watching storms from the beach
3. The pizza tracker at dominos.com
4. Mornings that involve hiking boots, a thermos of coffee, and mountain trails
5. Not being a mom
6). Prince’s 3121 album
7. Time travel romance novels
8. Staying up too late playing video games
9. Eating cookies that someone else made
10. Working with people who don’t mind rain on their hair or mud on their boots

SOME STUFF THAT RAISES MY COOLNESS FACTOR:

curious what working with me is like?

Don’t think of me as your Fairy Godmother. Think of me as your Fairy BFF who will give your inbox a metaphorical slap in the face with one hand and a metaphorical vodka martini with the other.

the.list.