I’m Ashley Degraaf and I'm a freelance writer and family photographer based out of the Cowichan Valley. I'm also the creator + editor of the parenting blog, West Coast Moms

I've created my dream job by blending my passions together (and I couldn’t be happier); observing, learning, meeting people and discovering their quirks and seeing the beauty in simple moments.

And I do that through both writing and my blog as well as the family photography portion of my business.

Family photography is the primary focus of my business. However, I also love telling stories and sharing parenting experiences. Whether it's behind the lens or as part of the blog, rarely do I turn off my creativity and artistic vision. Even when I'm exploring the beautiful West Coast with my children, I take those moments and turn them into a great photo or use them as examples in a post on parenting I can share with others.