Come on this journey with me. I promise you won’t regret it.
As a boudoir photographer, I strive to empower, instill confidence, and to find beauty in every moment.
You see, I have struggled with my own body image. I have struggled with feeling beautiful and empowered. I battled postpartum depression and anxiety, and I have scars that tell a profound story.
I have stretch marks, and I am at my heaviest weight yet, but you know what?!? I have found beauty in my story, I have found worth in who I am, and I am proud to be the woman I am today. I am passionate and loving; I am giving and empowered. I am fierce, and strong. And I am worthy.
I write all this to say that you are too. YOU ARE WORTHY of loving yourself despite physical flaws. You are worthy despite what your past tells you. You are beautiful despite what others say.
Because I see it, I know it, and I will empower you to live it.
I am a wife to a wonderful, hardworking, and supportive husband, Aaron, and we’ll celebrate our 6th anniversary this December! I am also a momma to a beautiful, adventurous, and wild two (almost three) year old girl.
I am not the woman who wants to capture a rigid pose in front of a camera. I am the photographer who wants to document your pure beauty, your worth, and genuine emotions.
I live to capture the laughter, the love, the tears, and the lives in front of my lens that are real, authentic, and worthy.
I am an adventurer, addicted to coffee, tacos, cupcakes, and all that life has to offer.
I am a creative artist. I am passionate, and believe that no dream is impossible to reach. No goal is too far away. No moment in time is too tiny to be left untold.
Connection, your beauty, your worth, and raw emotions are what I am all about.
• I only shoot with professional-grade Canon camera bodies and lenses (5D Mark III, 6D and L-series lenses).
• Turnaround time for images is generally less than 3 weeks from your session.
• Every single image you receive will be adjusted individually for color saturation, skin smoothing, white balance, and removing blemishes as well as sharpened for printing. Additional retouching can also be performed at an additional cost.
• I am consistent in my editing style and shooting style so you can be sure of what to expect from your boudoir photo shoot.
• My photography style is timeliness and unique; I focus on creating fine art style imagery that captures your individual experience and beauty.
• I have a proven track record of outstanding customer service throughout the entire course of business: here’s what a few of my clients have shared about the experience of working with me!
I use high-end professional tools and am committed to quality in my work and service:
• I was named one of the best wedding photographers in Oklahoma City by Expertise in 2016 and 2017
• I was awarded Best of Weddings from The Knot in 2018
• I received the Couples Choice Award from Wedding Wire in 2017 and 2018
• Recent publications that have featured my work include: Wandering Photographers, Wedding Ideas OK, The Overwhelmed Bride, and The Beloved Stories.
My work has been recognized for excellence nationally and regionally:
As a boudoir photographer, I create beautiful, fine art quality images. Here are a few more reasons why so many have trusted me to document their love and lives.
Hey there! My name is Katy. I have a lot of important titles that need mentioning. First and foremost, I am the wife to my very best friend, Chris!
Secondly, I am the momma to my beautiful 2-year-old, Kendall Lee, and currently pregnant, due anytime, with my second little girl. I am also the momma to four amazing little puppy dogs: Luna, Louie, Luke, and Lola!
Outside of hair and makeup for bridal and boudoir photography, I also enjoy teaching paint classes!
I am passionate about and truly find fulfillment in celebrating the unique beauty that is you. Whether it is your big day or you are taking special time out of your every day with a boudoir photo shoot, I will be with you every step of the way, making you feel gorgeous, confident, and empowered!
Last, but most certainly not least, I am also a Navy Veteran. I spent 4 years Active Duty based out of San Diego, CA for 2 years and Great Lakes, IL for 2 more years.
We currently live in St. Louis, Missouri due to my husband’s works making us move all the time but Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is my home!! I miss it very much!
I am also an experienced Photography Assistant who has a comprehensive understanding of photography. I have an amazing understanding of women and just how to empower them.
Working primarily with women, I have learned how a photograph can be the carrier of important thoughts, truths, and ideas. It becomes a means of celebrating who you are, while you lay out your inner beauty and expression.
My ultimate goal is to make your experience of working with Ashley seamless, effortless, and amazing! Let Ashley capture those empowering, special moments for you! You won’t regret it!
Hey, I’m Jessie! I’ve been doing hair and makeup for 6 years. While my expertise lies in bridal hair and makeup, I also specialize in boudoir sessions with Ashley Layden Photography.
As a Paul Mitchell Cosmetologist graduate, I work in an Oklahoma-based salon and am originally from Norman. My work has been featured in publications such as Wedding Ideas, Brides of Oklahoma, and the Bravo show Sweet Home Oklahoma.
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Continued education in my field is one of my biggest passions, as well as sharing my knowledge about makeup and skincare.
My other passions include going to the movies way too much, my husband of 5 years, Zach, and our three dog-kids.
Making women feel more beautiful, radiant, confident and sexy in their boudoir photography is the highlight of my career, and I cannot wait to meet you!
Hi, I’m Andrea! I am a solo licensed esthetician in Oklahoma. I studied at Moore Norman Technology Center, and received my license in 2014. I currently rent a treatment room at Belle Vie Salon and Spa in Norman, where I offer services ranging from full body waxing and makeup applications to spray tanning and facials.
Ashley and I have worked together on boudoir photo shoots and weddings since 2016. I personally have worked with over 100 brides, and countless bridesmaids. I've also done makeup for several TV commercials.