Meet your photographer
Hey yall, im Ashlee! I'm your hype girl behind the camera that has devoted all her time to this beautiful craft for you!
I believe a boudoir experience is one of the most fun and life affirming things a person can do for themself. This is your "me" time, the moment to celebrate being you and who you are today, that's why I choose to shoot boudoir portraits to celebrate and capture the essence of you.
Be Bold, Be Shameless, Be You!
As many of my clients say, you will see yourself in a new light and thats the truth! My amazing team will prep you alone the way with professional hair and makeup and make this experience everything it should be.
The Boudoir Experience
Here is what to expect from your session with me from start to finish and how it all works!
How to Prep Outfits:
We have a client closet with 300+ amazing lingerie choices in sizes XS-4XL. There is something for everrrryyyone! You are more than welcome to borrow anything from our closet, bring your own lingerie OR mix and match between the two.
Lingerie: Feel free to bring any of your own lingerie or outfits! I recommend bodysuits/teddies & recommend staying away from babydoll style or outfits that will make you lose shape or curves (such as large t-shirts and jerseys). If you have any questions on what else to pack scroll down to see more on outfits!
If you want to do some shopping before your shoot here's some brands that I love: Cultivating Intimacy, Savage x Fenty, Hips and Curves, For Love and Lemons, Torrid, Honey Birdette, FashionNova, Thistle and Spire & Love, Vera, Fredricks of Hollywood, Victoria Secrets and Love honey.
We do not photograph props or costume - we ask that you do not bring them to the studio.
How to Arrive at the Studio:
All appointments take place Tuesday - Thursday at 08:30am - make sure to eat breakfast before arriving! You're going to work your booty off with all of the arching & poses, I promise that eating breakfast will not make or break how you look in photos. But missing it may cause you to feel faint so make sure to eat!
Arrive with a clean, moisturized face and *dry* hair. Please do not arrive with wet hair.
Arrive in loose clothing (i recommend bra-less) to prevent lines/dents in your skin from tight pants or socks. We'll have you change into a super cute & comfy studio robe anyways!
Our studio is fairly small and is by appointment only. One female friend is allow in the studio during hair and makeup and viewing. During shoot time we ask that they leave the studio. Thank you for understanding; our studio is a private space.
The Boudoir Experience Timeline:
08:30am-09:45am: Arrive at the studio. Change into a super cute studio robe and hop in the hair and makeup chair! Our professional hair and makeup artist will ask you how you'd like your hair and makeup to be styled and will start glamming you up after confirming what look you're going for! Complimentary refreshments will be available for you during this time as well (coffee & water).
09:45am-10:00am: Time to try on some outfits! I'll pull several lingerie pieces in your size and color preferences to try on! You'll have a private space to try it all on & choose your favorites! Then we'll have a fashion show where I'll see you in your favs and help style you from there!
10:00am-11:00am: It's time shoot!! Yassss! Every boudoir experience comes with 3 outfits changes and ends "in the sheets" if you're up for it! In addition to the standard (& amazing) Ashlee Jo Photography experience. This part may seem like it's the most stressful but I promise that it's super easy! I will tell you exactly what to do, where to look, how to breath and everything is tailored to your comfort level. We can keep poses conservative, spice it up or do a mix of both! You'll let me know what your comfort level is in your pre-session questionnaire. I got you, girl!
After Your Shoot: After we finish shooting, we'll take a fun polaroid together to hang up on the boudie wall of fame! YAY! You made it! From there, we'll sit down and do a view of your gallery. Your gallery will *not* be fully retouched when you come back but will be color corrected with light retouching; this part is honestly super fun because you get to see how gorgeous you naturally are and is such a huge confidence booster! Full retouching will happen on the images that you decide to purchase (removal of bruises, blemishes, stray hairs, etc.).
The Same Day Image Reveal and Ordering Appointment:
Once we have all of your favorite images, you'll decide how you want to display them. There's a ton of different options including custom luxe albums, digitals, sleek metal wall art, and more! Everything I offer is customizable with lots of different cover choices, engraving options and size variations so you can truly tailor it to your taste.
The image reveal appointment takes roughly 45-60 minutes to do everything. If you pre-pay for an all inclusive product (Gold or Silver Collection, Full Digital Gallery) than the image reveal will take a little less time.
Your Products are Picked Out & Ordered..... Now What?
You will be sent any digitals 14-21 days after your same day image reveal when they are fully retouched and your products will be ordered that day as well!
You'll have the option at your image reveal to have your products shipped directly to you from the lab which means they'll get to you faster or you can choose to pick them up at the studio after they arrive to me! Keep in mind this will add about a week or two to your timeline if you do in studio pickup since you'll be scheduling an appointment for it during business hours.
Products take roughly 8-12 weeks to produce. Everything is custom & handmade at various labs throughout the world (yes, world - we're boujee here)... quality takes time. Please keep this in mind if you have any deadlines when ordering.
You've probably heard me say it before on social media but I'll say it again... Printed Photos hit different. Seeing yourself printed out on luxury art paper paper, sleek metal wall art or in a custom album is such an amazing feeling. Digitals are great to have on hand but holding a timeless product where YOU are the art... well that is pretty f*cking cool.
This part of the boudoir experience might be the "end" but I know it's not the end of us! I can't wait to see you hanging out in the Babe Cave on Facebook or even sharing a couple of your spicy photos on the 'gram ;)
Investment & products
THE SESSION RETAINER:
The Ashlee Jo Photography Experience is $450. This is the session retainer that is due when you book. This retainer is non-refundable after booking and does *not* include any images or products. The session retainer includes: emailed copy of my comprehensive prep guide to assist you in planning your experience, professional hair/makeup with my in-house artist, up to 3 outfit changes, optional "in the sheets" scene, access to our 300+ piece client closet, professional image retouching, and your same day image reveal and ordering session.
IMAGE & PRODUCT INVESTMENT.
Our Investment menu is curated with high-end, luxurious products to beautifully display your boudoir photos for a lifetime. Collections (popular products bundled together to save you money) begin at $1200 and are new a la carte starts at $600. You can spend as little (the minimum) or as much as you like after deciding what products are best for you. Most clients invest $2500 - 4000 to get all of their dream products (custom luxe album, digitals and metal wall art).
All products are custom & professionally made from the best print labs in the industry & include custom luxe albums, glass photo boxes, sleek metal wall art and so much more. We offer in house, interest free financing through pre-payment plans where you have the option to pre-pay for your products either in full or on a plan.
We also accept PayPal Credit and all major credit/debit cards. Contract, full investment menu and welcome guide are sent after booking. Phone Consultations are available after booking if you have any questions about your session at all!
Our Jacksonville studio is a fully renovated photography studio tailored to make every boudoir experience amazing, high-end and provide unique images that you won't find anywhere else! It truly is my pride and joy. Just north of Little Rock, Arkansas. Ashlee Jo Photography has been serving the Arkansas area since March of 2021.
How to Book Your Experience
Due to limited availability and high demand, we only do online bookings. Boudoir sessions are released 2-4 times per year to those who are subscribed to our email list and are also available occasionally if there is an opening due to a reschedule or cancellation.
You Can Do This
Fair warning: Even though you've read this guide a million times, you are going to still get those butterflies when you book your boudoir experience! I promise that we are going to have a blast though and I'm going to be here every step of the way after you book & get on the calendar!
So take a deep breath. You can do this! I promise, the minute you meet us, you will feel silly for worrying! Look at yourself in the mirror before heading out and say to yourself, "I am beautiful, worthy, and I am going to have FUN with this experience!" Never forget, you are doing this for YOU.