I’m Cai, the professional branding, portrait and interior design photographer behind Asher + Oak Photography.
My on-location photography studio, based in Boston and catering to all of the Northeast, centers around modern and natural photography that gets to the heart of my clients’ voice and style. I work with entrepreneurs and professionals in the creative and healing arts, small businesses and brands, and nonprofit organizations. With an intuitive artistic style, I collaborate with my clients to co-create a visual narrative that fits the deeper ethos of their business and brand, conveying the message at the core of their creative or healing work.
My background in painting and fine arts weaves a continuous thread through my commercial and editorial photography work; I love to play with form, composition and painterly light. A deep connection with the natural world inspires me to seek out the quiet divinity of the imperfect, wabi-sabi beauty within the portraits, spaces, and handcrafted objects that I photograph.
In our distracted and stressed-out culture of hustle and overconsumption, I believe our culture is in deep need of a reset, a reconnection with their inner values, and a more mindful and intentional approach to business and branding. Asher + Oak’s personal and professional branding photography sessions offer beautifully natural portraits, environmental/behind-the-scenes imagery, and artistic detail images for high-end, inspiring website, social, and marketing content. Every session is customized to your needs and unique brand's personality. We’ll work one-on-one together to create a collection of imagery that will tell your business’ story through a beautifully intentional visual narrative.
In addition to my role as business owner and photographer, I’m also a mother to two and partner to my cellist husband. When I’m not behind the lens or wrangling my preschooler, I love reading nonfiction, cooking healthy comfort food for my family, enjoying solitude in nature (or a musty secondhand bookshop), and writing, crafting, drawing and painting.