Connect with your body, celebrate yourself.

A portrait experience that focuses on you, for you.

Simple, stripped down. Straight forward, pure.
Absolute, you.

You’re unique and beautiful, just the way you are.
Your journey is worth celebrating, no matter where you are in life.
You’re worth celebrating!

With this experience, you’ll feel more confident and empowered about your body and you’ll have beautiful, unique portraits to cherish forever. You will also:

  • feel better about yourself
  • be able to explore your own kind of beauty
  • feel more connected to your body + mind
  • feel safe and supported
  • break free of societal expectations
  • own your journey and stand in your power
  • find beauty in yourself that you never knew existed

It’s time to reclaim your power, your raw beauty, your ESSENCE. The sparkle in your eyes that you thought you lost. The eye wrinkles that form with every big laugh. Your wisdom. Your life experience. Everything you have gone through to be here today. All the things that make you, uniquely you.

Get to know the real you. See your authentic self.


Meet Ashley,
Owner & Photographer

I am Ashley Matthews and I swear I was born to shake things up! I’m a true alchemist: I’m a dreamer, a lover, an artist, a healer, an advocate, and a mentor. I’m very passionate about what I do. At my core, I love love. I love radiating positive energy that feels good to be around and I love to boost confidence in others. I’ve been told I make it easy for people to be themselves.

My mission is to give women a safe space where they feel comfortable enough to be themselves, to help them shift the way they feel about and/or see themselves by releasing expectations, reconnecting them with themselves, and exploring all the beautiful things about them inside and out.

The experience I offer is all about owning your journey, through body and mind, celebrating it, and standing in that power (with my guidance of course!).

The sparkle in your eyes that you thought you lost. The eye wrinkles that form with every big laugh. Your wisdom. Your life experience. Everything you have gone through to be here today. All the things that make you, uniquely you.

I believe we as women are so beautiful on the inside and out … and you deserve to see that, appreciate it, and celebrate it. The feeling of being true to yourself and loving yourself unconditionally is so powerful. I truly believe that power is a huge part of our legacies that continues to live on beyond us.

You’ve earned that power – stand in it!


A bit more about me

Growing up I used art as a way to express myself and my feelings when I longed for connection, truth, or to be heard. I discovered the magic of photography in my high school darkroom in 2005. I graduated with honors in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Visual Art, a concentration in Photography, and a Minor in Psychology (concentration in Art Therapy). While I knew I was born to live an unconventional lifestyle, I never thought that my future would come full circle and look like it does now, and I am so very grateful. As of 2022, my total photography experience is 18 years; portraiture for 16 years and the last 8 years full-time as a boudoir photographer.

I’m a true Scorpio. I always encourage transformation. I keep my cards close to my chest and when I want something, I work hard to get it and never lose focus. I can be pretty introverted in my personal life but once I warm up to you, you can’t shut me the fuck up. I’m an INFJ and empathetic. Very attuned to others’ energy (which makes me very protective of my own energy). I believe in the law of attraction and manifestation. I love pole dancing, I’m a studio co-owner and certified instructor at High Priestess where I love empowering people through movement (check it out by clicking here)!

I love equality and question conformity. I am inspired by nature, music, feminism, empowerment, and vulnerability. I embrace the soul and love for women of all ages, colors, sizes, and body types and working with them aids in my personal journey of uncovering my own beauty, confidence, self-awareness, and wisdom.

I truly believe I’m the best at what I do, how I do it, and believe in the benefits it offers.