Katie & Christian | Camp Lejeune Couples Photographer

Katie reached out to book her session right before she came down to visit her boyfriend for the weekend. I am so glad we were able to coordinate our schedules because they were such a joy to work with. We started the session in the field (keeping a wary eye for prickle pear cacti!) and the sunset was perfectly placed for them! After a quick outfit change, we headed to the beach and got in the sand. After being told they trusted me, I was able to get some gorgeous images of them in the water that left them soaked, but with grins and really, really wet clothes. I think this is one of the few, if not the only, where we got images with the sun AND then with the moon! Thank you both for the great night!

James Mom & Me | Camp Lejeune Family Photographer

The beach is my happy place, and creating memories and photos there is a great day for me. I was excited when Crystal inquired about a session at the beach for her and her children. Like all kids at the beach, they immediately started running for the water. With a promise that we could do that later, all 4 kids did a great job posing for their session. I love being able to  get not only great posed group images, but also fun ones like the one with all of them dabbing! As promised, we ended the session with the kids (and mom!) playing in the water!

Huenefeld & Strube Mermaids | Atlantic Beach Children Photographer

I have loved mermaids as long as I can remember, and having the opportunity to turn children into them is amazing. For me, it’s literally helping others dreams come true and it’s an amazing feeling. When Michelle messaged me to set up this session, I knew we were going to have a lot of fun and we did! We started with photos of all the Huenefeld and Strube kiddos before turning the girls into mermaids! Our session was filled with jokes, giggles, and a touch of magic!

MacRoberts Family | Jacksonville NC Family Photography

If you’ve been following me a while, you know I recently held a four seasons of minis giveaway and chose two winners. One of my winners had her session last week, and the next evening I had the chance to work with my second winner! Serena and I actually went to college together so I was very excited when Random.org chose her as my second winner. I finally got a chance to meet her husband and her delightful daughters for their session at my favorite park in Jacksonville.

As always with this park, we started on the wooden bridge and then moved up to the hilltop. We made sure to not only get the group photos but also photos of Serena and Tim by themselves! Of course we also made sure to get some super adorable shots of Bella and Leia. I think my newest favorite thing to have families do is have a tickle fight during the session! It definitely makes the kids’ night and the parents seem to enjoy it, too!

Lewis Family | Camp Lejeune Photographer

Back in June, I gave away four seasons of mini sessions and one of my winners was Kelsey. For summer, she chose a family session on the beach. The light was beautiful when we arrived so we went down to the water and got started. Even though we have a shorter session to work with, we were easily able to make sure Kelsey’s family got a variety of images. Colt was an absolute sweetheart and gave me some beautiful images! We intended to end the session with Kelsey and Codie in the water, but as we were leaving, the sun was peeking out from under a cloud and the light was too gorgeous not to stop and take a photo! I’m looking forward to this family’s autumn session!

Miss S | Jacksonville NC Boudoir Photography

You know how you meet someone and you feel like you’ve known them forever? It was like that when Miss S arrived at the studio for her session. She just fit right in the craziness that can be Mercedes and I during sessions. As she sat down to start the glamming process, she lets me know that she didn’t have time to stop for one of her props. So, naturally, I ran out and got it for her because it needed to happen!

She brought some amazing outfits for her session, including a “cold shoulder” body suit, a long sleeve lace body suit that brought some serious drama, a fabulous silk bathrobe, and dipped into the client wardrobe for the halter body suit and, a client favorite, my red robe!

We started in the bedroom set, using the natural light that comes through the windows. Then, breaking from the normal order, we moved to the couch so Mercedes could give us a hand with lighting. Back to the bedroom then onto the floor for some fun shots! Without further ado, the images from the gorgeous Miss S!

Hair & make up by Mercedes Quinn!

Ambassador Search 2019 | Jacksonville NC Boudoir Photography

I am SO excited to have my own shooting space again so we are launching the Ambassador Program!

What is an boudie ambassador? Someone who receives sessions in exchange for helping spread the word about me & my business! The main point behind becoming a boudoir photographer was, and still is, to remind women that they are beautiful and sexy in their own ways. Spreading that message is at the core of this program as it gives us a real chance to show several different ways by having a session on location, another in studio, and theming one based on a holiday or something else (so far we’ve done Star Wars, Harry Potter, and a few more).

What YOU get:

  • 3 boudoir sessions, one on location, one in studio, one themed
  • 1 portrait session, on location
  • Earn credits toward additional sessions & goodies through referrals

What is required:

  • At least 18
  • Fun loving & at least a little adventurous
  • Sign a full model release & contract
  • Local to the Jacksonville, NC area
  • Photographer exclusivity while in the program

What is a bonus:

  • Come to vendor events and speak to potential clients about your own experience in front of my camera
  • Posting your photos on social media
  • Liking food enough to be a foodie boudie 😉

Don’t have modeling experience? That’s TOTALLY fine! I will be helping you pick out outfits and posing you head to toe.
Have some areas that you see as “flawed”? EVERYONE does! My boudies & models alike have come to me with areas they’d like to minimize and that’s totally something we can do with wardrobe & posing.
Can’t sign a model release due to your job or significant other? This may not be the program for you but I’d still love a chance to work with you, keeping your images private 😉

Apply here!

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Four Seasons of Minis Giveaway | Jacksonville NC Portrait Photography

Last summer, I had a giveaway for four seasons of mini sessions. Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of working with Joy and her family, and Macey and her boyfriend for their mini sessions. Last night was the last of these sessions and I realized how much I’ve come to look forward to them so I’m doing it again!

Giveaway will be done through my Facebook Page.

The Prize
4 Mini Sessions, to be used one per season between June 2019 and May 2020.
Each mini session is 30 minutes.
Social media files of all edited images from your sessions
Gallery App

Must be at least 18 years old and live in, or be willing to travel to, the Jacksonville NC area for your sessions
Must not have received a free photography session in the past 6 months.
Complete the minimum required steps: Like my page, like & comment on the post.

Winner announced Saturday, June 15th at 9:00pm.

Some of the photos from last year’s winners!

Miss A at the Palace | Jacksonville NC Boudoir Photography

This is a session that I have had on my photography bucket list for a long time and I’m ecstatic it finally all came together the way I wanted! We started hair & make up at noon, which seems early until you consider the ever amazing Mercedes was doing an 18th century hair style on our model in addition to make up. At 3:30, we headed out to Tryon Palace in New Bern. The home of the last Royal Governor, the Palace has gorgeous gardens you may recognize from Mercedes’ maternity session back in August. We were given a large room to get ready for the session, which we used to get Miss A in her first outfit including a skin tone body suit for easy outfit changes later. Then, we walked across the street and started with photos in the Stable Office. After, we headed into the gardens and spent most of the rest of the session *at* the Palace there, with a final stop in front of the Palace itself.

After our time at the Palace ended, we decided to continue shooting as the light was optimal and took to the streets of New Bern with Miss A in a sheer robe with the body suit underneath (although you couldn’t see it from a distance!). We didn’t venture far, but we’re all so happy we took the time to do this as they are some pretty gorgeous shots!

Photographer: Ashley Rescott
Hair & Makeup: Mercedes Quinn
Lighting Assistant: Candice

As you look through the photos, can you spot what caused me to not only work and volunteer at the Palace but also meet Mercedes in the first place?!

Boudoir by Ashley Rescott Photography


Mr & Mrs M Plus One More | Swansboro Maternity Boudoir Photography

You may remember the steamy couples beach boudoir session I posted back in August. The beginning of March, I was so excited to work with them again, this time in my temporary studio set up in my home! This may come as a huge surprise considering just how steamy their last session was, but they are now expecting a precious bundle of joy and wanted to celebrate with another boudoir session! This time, Mrs M got the full hair & make up experience, courtesy of Mercedes. Sam was on hand to help with lighting, removing rose thorns, and throwing petals as needed!

The studio was definitely filled with laughter as we played with not only tacos, strawberries, and roses, but also my angel wings and general ridiculousness.

Full credit to Mr M, he is always up for some fun, as you’ll see in some of the photos below! Warning: some images may be NSFW