Hiii, I'm Ashlee! I'm the body, soul, and mind behind Embrace Boudoir and I want you to know that I will work within your comfort level, always! I understand how important these photographs are and will be to you. I take on a limited number of clients each year so that I can provide the best possible service to each brave, bad-ass woman who walks through my door!
I've been a professional photographer for over 8 years, having earned a science degree with honors in Photographic Technologies from the S.E.C.P.S. in Daytona Beach, FL. After graduating, I have continued to spend hundreds of hours on my education. I am licensed and have been internationally published both online and in print, and I am also a distinguished member of the following organizations: Advocates for Body Diversity, Do More Photographers, Association of International Boudoir Photographers, and Professional Photographers of America.
Fun Facts: I live by Mister Rogers' philosophy. I have mini dachshund fever; I now have two of my own! Pizza and Texas Cheese Fries are my go-to comfort foods. If I'm not working myself too hard I'm playing video games, losing myself in a good book, or watching a movie! I also love to sit outside and be present in nature, as well as occasionally dance for fitness and practice yoga for peace of mind.
"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.
You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." - Lucille Ball
Hey there, I'm Angelina (of Bellezze di Angelina) and I'm the makeup artist at Embrace Boudoir!
Personally, makeup has always been an artistic outlet. Using it to transform my shell from one person to another every day. When I finally decided to take the leap and become a professional, is when I realized just how much of an impact my art can have on others. When I meet the clients I glam up for Ashlee’s shoots, they are almost always shaking with nerves. They sit in my chair and immediately start to apologize for their breakouts, untamed brows and childhood scars. I brush their concerns to the side as I get to work not to hide their “flaws”, but accentuate all the beauty they already hold.
My favorite part is when we do the reveal after hair and makeup. The part when they look in the mirror and see themselves as the hottie they are, hot and ready for the camera, they immediately begin to glow. This is what I live for. The glow. Not the artificial glow I applied, but the natural glow they gain when they feel like a goddess. The glow they can carry with them into that studio to shoot and feel like the sultry vixen they are!
Fun Facts: I’ve been crocheting since I was 8. I had five kids in four years. I know every word to every Eminem song ever!