Meet the Team
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Hi there, I'm Ashlee Baerga, the proud owner and photographer of Ashlee Jo Photography based in Central Arkansas. My work focuses on boudoir and couples intimate photography, and I'm honored to say that my work has been published.
As a mom to a wonderful (but very active!) five-year-old boy, I know firsthand how hard it can be to maintain a positive body image in a world that often pressures us to fit into certain ideals. During my time stationed overseas in Japan, I struggled with my own body positivity after giving birth to my son in 2017. This experience inspired me to channel my focus and passion into boudoir and intimate couples sessions.
At Ashlee Jo Photography, my team and I are committed to creating an empowering portrait studio experience that focuses solely on helping women and couples find self-love, confidence, and beauty without any judgment or discrimination based on shape, size, background, or sexuality.
We believe that everyone is unique and beautiful, and we want to help you see your own unique beauty and feel empowered in your own skin. Our goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore and celebrate your true self through our boudoir and couples intimate photography sessions.
Thank you for considering us to be your photography partner on this empowering journey. We can't wait to help you see just how beautiful you truly are!
Meet the Team
Morgan Sanders - Studio Assistant
Hello, it's great to meet you! My name is Morgan, and I'm known as the one who keeps Ashlee on schedule at Ashlee Jo Photography. I also go by mom, mommy, momma, aunt MeMo, and a few other names, depending on who you ask!
I was born and raised in Oklahoma, where I got married and had my first child. As a military spouse, I've had the opportunity to live in different places, including New Jersey for eight years where we added two more little ones to our family. After a year back in Oklahoma during a year unaccompanied, we moved to Arkansas in 2017. In 2020, my nephew came to live with us, which has been such a joy.
In 2021, I met Ashlee, and I'm so grateful I did (thanks, husbands!). She has a unique gift for seeing the beauty and shine in people that others may not notice. It's amazing to see the transformation that happens during Ashlee's boudoir experience. I love seeing the lights return to people's eyes and watching women fall in love with themselves for the first time in their lives.
Working with Ashlee is always a blast. We have so much fun running around the studio, and I'm always ready to catch the random things she throws at me to get them out of the shot. There are even times when Ashlee falls off random things she climbs on for the perfect angle! It's all part of the fun and excitement that comes with working with Ashlee.
At Ashlee Jo Photography, we're dedicated to creating a safe, supportive, and fun environment where you can explore and celebrate your true self through our boudoir and couples intimate photography sessions. We can't wait to help you see just how beautiful and amazing you truly are!
Kaitlyn Rose - Studio Manager
Let's give a warm welcome to the newest member of our team, Kaitlyn! You may know her as Kay, Kat, or Japan Kaitlyn, which helps to differentiate her from our HMUA Kaitlyn.
Kaitlyn and I go way back to our days of living in Japan, and we've been friends ever since. I'm thrilled to have her on board because she brings a unique perspective and has an outstanding work ethic.
Although you may not see her often, Kaitlyn plays a vital role in our studio. She works behind the scenes and will be there to assist you with any creative call emails or questions you may have. We're excited to have her as part of our team, so please join us in welcoming Kaitlyn!
Hair and Makeup Team
Kaitlyn Tipton Below
Hello lovelies! I'm Kaitlyn, and I've been a part of Ashlee's team for almost two years now. Recently, I've been promoted to the Head Hair and Makeup Artist position, and I couldn't be more thrilled!
I joined the boudoir gang because I believe there's no better way to bring confidence to women than through boudoir photography. It's an empowering experience that helps women feel strong and beautiful in their bodies.
My specialty is creating full glam makeup looks and those beautiful soft curls that you've seen on our social media feed. When I'm not working with the studio, I'm traveling all over the country with my team, providing luxury bridal makeup experiences for brides-to-be.
What I love most about my job is being able to bring confidence to each person I work with. The reason I started doing hair and makeup is that I've always been fascinated by how adding just a few steps can make someone glow both inside and out.