From the moment Summer contacted us saying she wanted to do a boho boudoir shoot with her guitar, I was so excited to meet her. We've done several styles of boudoir sessions but never one that involved a guitar - and it was even cooler when I found out she was a singer and songwriter with music on iTunes - which I made her listen to while she had her makeup done by the amazing Morgan Horres of Lady Paint Makeup Artistry and hair by the fabulous co-owner of PPP Crystal Ybarra! Her voice and writing ability is incredible - everyone should check her out on iTunes, you won't be disappointed!
After hearing Summer's story, I knew I wanted to blog her session and was delighted when she approved! Here's her account on why she decided to take boudoir pictures and why she wants to share her experience:
Sometimes events in life happen that cause you to question pieces of who you are. Not only in an internal sense, but what the exterior is reflecting. Well, my life event happened and I needed a reminder of where I was at that very moment. I needed photos that I could look back on and remember the reason behind them and the emotion that launched me into getting them. Everything from the photo session to the end result was completely empowering . Not only was I surrounded by other powerful and empowering women, who have pursued their own dreams...I was reminded that everyone should celebrate their body in one way or another. The level of comfort that I had surpassed even regular photo sessions (in which much more clothes were included). I walked away from it excited to see the finished product and felt like everyone woman at one time or another needed to experience that! The photos far exceeded any expectation I ever had. So much that I utilized one of the photos for an upcoming album. As an artist / singer songwriter I am thrusted into a business where I am given a small platform in which I can talk to people and encourage and tell my stories through my songs. I also want to incorporate the importance of self worth and encouragement that I feel is a necessary reminder. These photos have truly allowed me to do exactly that, I can look back on these photos for years to come and say, "DAMN! I'm so glad I did that."
Summer Ashly has a show this Saturday, May 21st at 9pm at Game On Sports Bar in Conroe, Texas. Fans can expect Summer to be her typical goofy self but the band has a few surprises up their sleeve and new merchandise that they are excited to share! They will be playing their new single "Whiskey & Ambien" which has been a huge success. And Pinky Promise was so flattered when she asked for an image from her boudoir session be featured as the album art for the single on iTunes! Summer did say that unfortunately she won't be donning the same attire as the boudoir session at the show on Saturday since many have asked (Lol!) but you can check out her stunning pictures here. Leave Summer Ashly and Pinky Promise Photography some love in the comments <3 We're so proud of her enormous success and are excited to call Summer a friend!
Makeup: Morgan Horres - Lady Paint Makeup Artistry
Hair: Crystal Ybarra
Music: Summer Ashly