Meet the Team

Photo by Artist Jessica Rae

Your photographer

ASHLEY MATTHEWS

Hello beautiful, thank you so much for your interest in Simply Lush Portrait Boutique! I’d love to take a moment and introduce myself.

I’m Ashley Matthews, an artist native to Northeastern, PA. Growing up, I was always interested in art and by age 15 I was developing my own film photography. My passion grew in the darkroom and it hasn’t stopped since. I use portraiture as a medium to expand my knowledge and drive my artistic direction. I’ve spent the last couple of years sharpening my skills through retreats, workshops, and self-discovery.

I strive to be a story-teller and a believer in the power of vulnerability. My soul and love for photographing women of all ages, sizes, and body types resonates deep through a personal journey of uncovering my own beauty. Every woman that comes to me has a struggle of her own. Whether it is physical or mental, these women trust me and open up to me during their session and it truly makes it a transformative experience. Sometimes I jokingly call it therapy as you witness your personal revolution, but I think any of my clients (especially our annual babes) can absolutely agree.

This inspired me to focus more on the “why” within my art and photography. Intimate portraiture isn’t only about sexy photos or giving a gift to someone. It has nothing to do with vanity.

So what is it about?

It’s about you. How you got here. Celebrating your strength. It’s art and appreciating your unique journey. Every woman that comes to me has a struggle of her own. Whether it is physical or mental, these women trust me and open up to me during their session and it truly makes it a transformative experience.

Sometimes I jokingly call it therapy, but it’s true and I think any of my clients (especially our annual babes) can absolutely agree.

I look forward to giving you the best experience ever!