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Where does "Through The Pines Photography" come from?

Driving the roads of New England, you pass some of the most majestic views, and I love living here.

It's much more than that to someone who rides a motorcycle. It's the open road, turns and twists along a river through the mountians, the wind blowing on your face, the warm sunshine. For myself and other motor enthusiast's, it's when we feel most relaxed and alive. I believe that there is nothing more beautiful than the sleek body of a bike, no better feeling than that power of the motor in your hands... being a photographer, having the ability to capture that is truly priceless.

I was born and raised in the Lakes Region/Mount Washington Valley of NH. My passion is to photograph images that withstand the test of time. Capturing moments during epic milestones, that last a lifetime is an honor. I live and love them myself, being a wife and mother has taught me so much about the true importance of life and happiness. Capturing those breathtaking moments for my clients, brings me such joy. Whether it’s a wedding, elopement, engagement, proposal, maternity, newborn, or family session. Do I pose? A little, sure. It’s more about the moment for me. Asking the groom to hold his bride and whisper all the reasons he married her in her ear, while I snap away. Then it truly becomes a memorable moment. When you look at that photo, you will remember all the sweet nothings he said. Creating and capturing memories in the most gorgeous locations across New England, is the promise Through The Pines Photography has guaranteed for years.

Aside from my motorcycle obsession, I have other passions. My wild sons, wonderful husband, family, home, the American dream. Those precious moments that only last for a split second. At the end of the day that's all we have; photographs and memories with those we love and cherish. My goal is to share my gift of taking fine photographs for others to enjoy. To me, it's so rewarding to see how much everyone treasures their photos. I put my heart into every session as if I was capturing my own family or friends. Most clients become my friends.

I'm a proud wife and mother to our beautiful and wild sons RJ and Jameson. 

I'm a wedding, portrait and motorcycle photographer, but I really have no limits with what I can do with a camera or design.

I love our Lab/Hound mix pups: Hank & Kip.

I'm from Wolfeboro NH.

I went to Plymouth State University for a year for art and criminal justice, where I learned my love for photography. I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. Somehow I couldn't keep the camera out of my hands. That's when I transferred. 

I graduated with the class of 2009 at the Hallmark Institute of Photography.

I've had a photo booth for Bike Week at Weirs Beach, NH where I have taken some amazing photos and met some awesome people.

You can always find me at lakes region bridal shows including at Church Landing, The Margate, Hobbs Tavern, and Castle in the Clouds. I have been the photographer for Lakes region Bride since 2017 and you can always find my work published in their magazine (including the 2023 cover). I also volunteer at the Moultonborough Craft Fair every year, photographing of the local kids with Santa.

These are some of my favorite things:

Spending time with my boys, motorcycles, fishing with my husband, our two lab/hound pups, going to a metal show to rock out, swimming early in the morning with the loons, weightlifting, coffee, whiskey, tattoos, and painting. Not in any particular order.

"If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it."

About Ashley Rand

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