I desperately needed a few headshots for some projects and appearances coming in the next year (yes, I’m planning a full schedule….just giving myself some time to get better first!). I rallied yesterday and put on makeup and curled my hair. The hair only got half done because I got too tired…I gave up towards the back….but Lisa just shot around it. I’m not feeling great today (maybe I overdid it) so I’m glad we just went ahead. Headshots are for the birds.
I know it was like pulling teeth for Lisa to take shots….I never stop talking and I scoff at any artistic shots.
“Put my hand under my chin? NO way.”
“Hands on my face? I’ll look like a Palmolive commercial!”
“What do you want me to do? Look at the camera?”
“Can you fix my poor chapped lips?”
Here’s my pal Diesel….he just got a new haircut:
My sister-in-law Carolyn came out to help. Not sure what I was laughing at…I laugh at anything so who knows. My sister Perry and I both joke about our “horse teeth”……my dentist even had to file them down when I was younger…..it takes work to keep my mouth closed…neeeeiggggh!!!
Too cheesy for my taste…it looks like a photo you buy with a frame. I realized looking at the below photo that my shirt is on inside out:
Just normal….but you can tell my hair curling isn’t that great in this photo. And the chapped lips. Ugh.
If there’s a “brown thumb” (i.e. green thumb) for hair styling….I’ve got it. I never had the knack for doing hair. Thanks so much Lisa. Love you. You can make anyone look good! Sorry I gave you the finger, at first glance this photo looks like I’m censoring boobies.
Seriously Sassy Mama says
I like the black and white. Sometimes, you just have to give the bird!
jenni roseland says
you are so beautiful!
i was thinking about you last night while watching x-factor and the girls of dakota rayne sing! one of them was rocking your 80’s leggings for real!
NOTHING about this that I don’t admire or adore…..What a wonderful spirit you have Ashley!!! YOU TOTALLY don’t have horse teeth, GIRL!! Keep smiling and , sorry Ashley’s mom, flipping the bird!
LOOOOOOOOOVE your shirt on inside out. Perfectly imperfect.
Your hair looks great. Wish mine would curl that well. Cute pictures!
You are EASILY my favorite person in California!!!! And if you had put your shirt on right side out…..these pictures would just NOT be you!!!!!!
Leigh Anne says
You look so beautiful even going through chemo! I didn’t even know your shirt was inside out 🙂 Cute pics for sure!
LOL! I love the finger picture. That’s awesome. And lmao re: your inside out shirt. I’ve gone a whole day like that– I’ve also gone shopping at the mall wearing a shirt that I can see my bra through! I died. Right there in the JC Penney changing room.
Tiffany Bridges says
I agree, I like your shirt on wrong side out. It seems to fit your personality perfect!! I like the “super hero” picture the best!!
I wouldn’t have noticed your shirt was inside out!
I agree with Lisa, that photo is a wonderful portrait, there is such a focus on your eyes, which they say are the windows to a persons soul.
Very powerful picture!
Didn’t even notice the shirt being inside out..thought it was something cool like you always have on! You are gorgeous……but like most of us …we are our own worst critics!
Hope you feel stronger each day…..Keep smiling…. 🙂
Mary Beth Wallace says
Ashley, You look fantastic and I do like the “look of steel”! Keep kicking ass girl:)
Ashley – pics look great !!! How much does Diesel weigh ??? He’s such a little squeek!!!! Hope you are feeling better .
June K says
Great photos. And of Diesel too.
Holly Schroeder says
Great photos! You look incredible, especially for someone going through chemo. You’re an impressive lady. The black and white is my favorite. Stay feisty!
Lisa is such a good friend.. she took all those pic’s and didn’t have the heart to tell you about your shirt… think??
OMGoodness! I don’t think I have ever seen a “curling wand” before! I am ridiculously incompetent when it comes to doing my hair… its ALWAYS the same. Down straight or ponytail 🙁 I never quite got it even though I worked at a salon as an esthetician/nail tech… I was always so frustrated when the stylists would come it with a super cute updo and then divuldged that it took them less than 10 minutes, grrrrr, what?!
If you hadn’t told us, we would have thought that seam allowance was a “design” detail! Great pics!
I also have a “brown thumb.” I have straight hair and keep it clean. That’s about it!
Love all the pictures you look great. My favorite is of you and Diesel
Ashley..you look great.once I noticed I had my sweatshirt on backwards at the checkout lane….I had been in the dressing room and didn’t realized I put it on backward..it did feel a little funny…and once I went shopping with my daughter with two different black shoes on! So your not alone! And we all love you!
Allison S. says
Your shirt looks like it has that intentional seam thing…don’t sweat it! And you are so pretty always, even in your feisty state 🙂
Suzanne Pate says
The pics are beautiful and ur hair is awesome;0) You are such an inspiration to those of us that think we are “bizzy”-may God continue to guide the hands of those who cure u and carry you in the moments that seem overwhelming! Your Boo reminds me of my Lillie-precious girl;0)
Beth Morrow says
Beautiful and no I didn’t notice your shirt being inside out…lol. Your gorgeous eyes are the star and I like the teeth showing…FYI , makes you look friendly and approachable. Glad you felt good enough to do this …you are such a motivator…I think your name should be Diesel!
Amber L says
LOVE them all!! I just thought you made your shirt and the seams were supposed to be that way! If you didn’t say anything we would have never known the difference!! I think the blue steel one is great but would have looked even greater if you would have smiled! And love the last one haha!
love this post! you are gorgeous and your asst. is talented!!
Trisha MIller says
I love them! You can title the last one, Eff Cancer! Also the whole inside out thing kind of goes along with the whole serged seams on the outside LBB style, ya know! Love them!
Cindy Click says
Great pictures-great hair!!! You’re one beautiful lady, inside and out, even with your shirt “inside-out!” 🙂
You look gorgeous. Keep on smiling. Your teeth are beautiful.
Michelle Poole says
Ashley, you are so beautiful! I absolutely love the final “super hero” picture! And I love that your sense of humor is in tact! Flipping Lisa off and then censoring the photo for us is great! 😉
Hope you’re feeling better today!
Lil Miss Red T-Shirt says
What, no butt shots? 😉
Pretty shots. My favorite is the ‘photo frame’ top one where you’re looking to the side. Oh, and the one with diesel in it is really cute too!
Hannah B says
Love these pics! And the “bird” picture is awesome!
mandy godbey says
Ashely, You have always been beautiful inside and out. I love the pictures and your authentic thoughts and feelings in dealing with life’s crap. You are an Brownie’s family. hehehehehehe
Tammy O. says
Gorgeous! All are great photos. “Blue steel” = Ashley… princess warrior! My favs are that one and you with Diesel, not that you asked my opinion. 🙂
You look so pretty in all the pictures.
Lovely! You are so humble….those are beautiful pictures.
ira lee says
you never cease to amaze me and make me giggle at my computer!!! you look so good, and i actually like the wrong side out shirt. cause your an artist, and shirts right side out are soooo cliche!!! lol i like the laughing shot!!!!
Simply stated…..just beautiful!
Glad you posted a pic of your curling iron. Wondered how you got your hair to look like that. And you don’t look Palm Olivy (or is it olivish…).
Kat Pick says
You are being too modest, the photos are great!
Have you seen the whole website/movement “F### CANCER”? Well, there you go with that last photo, telling cancer exactly what it can do with itself! I like that attitude, don’t you?
I have to thank you for the Choose Joy idea…dragged back into my rotten divorce, and this keeps me serene when dealing with nastiness…I refuse to sink to his depth because I Choose Joy!! You are the best!!
Kristen Brady says
I know people that pay for teeth like that! You look fabulous. Hope the days are getting better.
You are a beautiful young woman and such an inspiration. Your mom and your dad who is watching down on you must be so proud of you. I send my positive thoughts your way for a speedy recovery.
You look amazing in your photos and I LOVE your hair.I only wish I could do a bad job as good as that!!
I’m quite new to your blog.But I ‘ve enjoyed your openness,which is just like me. I had spine surgery 19 days ago and have a scar on the front like yours. So it’s been great to follow your recovery,from a fellow person feeling the bowel rumbling pain !!
Happy Thanksgiving to your family and I wish you good health for the coming weeks/months.
Cottage By The Sea says
Wow! I’d love to look like you on my worst day. You and your curls are beautiful, to say nothing of your generous spirit.
Linda L says
Love your spunk! Beautiful inside and out!!
Donna Huisinga says
ou are lovely and I loved seeing all the pictures of you and reading your amusing post. Hugs and prayers and you continue on the road to perfect health.
U are a riot! Great job Lisa.
I love your last picture.. it reminds me of this great organization called F*** Cancer: http://www.letsfcancer.com/ It’s amazing and I think you would enjoy it.
I’m sorry to hear about your journey, but it’s a journey and YOU WILL GET THROUGH IT! 🙂