Hello there beautiful! Thank you for visiting this page and letting me talk a bit about myself... I was brought up with creative expression at the heart of my development, with my mother an art therapist and father a photographer and graphic artist.  While attending High School and University I was a photojournalist for the yearbooks and weekly newspapers. I also participated in several study-abroad programs throughout University, and won an award for my travel photography! It was upon becoming a mother though that I began to truly embrace the artistic value of the female form, expanding my repertoire to include Boudoir & PinUp Portraits.

 

A little backstory - I was diagnosed at a very early age with severe scoliosis. After two surgeries I admit I spent my tween & teen years doing everything possible to hide what I saw as deformities and scars. As an adult I now see these as victories of physical and emotional endurance. It is my wish that every female feel beautiful, strong, and more-than-comfortable in her own skin. 

 

Can I brag just a bit? I have been a Distinguished Member of the Association of International Boudoir Photographers since 2015, and I was a Ventura Country Star 2015 Favorite in the Photography Category!  I contributed to the Hollywood Beauty Detective Project, At Your Cervix, and continue to donate services to Safe Passage and other organizations that educate and empower women. You've seen me in Shape Magazine, InStyle, and 805 Living.

 

I absolutely love the playful spirit of Boudoir & PinUp, celebrating female curves and the positive self-image that this photographic style lends itself to. For me this genre isn't just about pretty photos - it is about finding something inside yourself that you didn't know (or just forgot) was there. Photography for me is a way to capture this feeling and bring this out in my subject; I want you to feel beautiful, sexy and empowered!  

 

Flash My By Ashli is a fully licensed and insured business located in Thousand Oaks, California, and occasionally in Miami, Florida, and Toronto, Canada.