A photo journal comprised of my thoughts on motherhood and other life happenings, as well as some of professional work as a photographer. Southern California is home. Contact:

 ashley at thestorkandthebeanstalk.com

19 Responses

  • Ashley dear,
    Love love love your blog. You have a fantastic family, and you are the glue that keeps it together. All little ones deserve the love and the great parents that Hooper has!

  • I enjoyed meeting you and your family yesterday at the mall.

    Your photography is very inspiring – exceeded only by the beauty of your children and the glow of your family connection.

    Follow your passions and keep up the good work.

  • Hi Ashley!
    We are “IG” friends… and now I am a huge fan of your blog! (I was abreheney until 2 days ago when I realized no one knew what the hell that said and now I am audrey__blake (double underscore is brutal too.. lesser of two evils though).

    Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how much I just enjoyed the beautiful videos you made of/for your family! I love the style from the cinematography to the audio you chose. Such an incredible gift you are giving your whole family!!!!!!!! I made a “labor of love” video for my 2nd child since I had so many pics of my first she might as well have been a Beatle. Judging from the magical videos and pictures you take I think you will appreciate it so I am sending it to you! 🙂

    p.s. I hope you don’t think me a weirdo stalker for messaging you on here. I hate that you have NO way to contact people on IG.

    Happy Sunday!

    • Oh my lord, that video is fantastic. I just about died when the hubs jumped in. You’re too cute.

      It’s ironic, I’m just editing a new family video. I love making them 🙂

      And I agree, I wish there was more of a communication aspect to IG… so many great people to hook up with on there. Happy to have found one another 🙂 xo

  • Hello there!!!

    Big fab of your family blog. Your style in all aspects is always on point. I’m not a mother yet…fingers crossed! You make me so excited to be one soon. Was wondering if you could possibly put together a thrifting series or cooking? You guys are adorable. Stay golden!!!

  • Hello my name is Laura (Iuppi in the blog’s world) and today I discovered your site. Really fantastic. I am lost in your photos and you made me daydream. Congratulations indeed. I live with my husband (Gigio) and my little (Leo) three years in the nord Italy (near Venice). come and see me in my little blog.
    Nice to meet you Iuppi


  • absolutely LOVE your work. Any advice you can give me as a newbie in photography and also in camera an lens. I’d greatly appreciate it!

    Thank you

  • Hi,

    A friend introduced me to your instagram, so I thought I would check out your blog! I think your photographs are gorgeous and you are a super photographer. I was wondering if you sell any of your photographs? Please let me know! You have a beautiful family! Congratulations!


    Sophie 🙂


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