Torrid Boudoir’s Stylist Spotlight | Austin Boudoir Photography

I’d like to take a moment to give a shout out to my AMAZING stylists! Each one has her own different, awesome personality and offer such incredible skill sets with lots of tools in their toolbox.


Let’s start with the beautiful Miss Ashley “Ace” Gibbs. I have known Ace since she was 11 years old! Our mothers were best friends and business partners back in the day, so it only makes sense that we’d start a business together as well. It was inevitable. We laugh uncontrollably when we are together. She is silly, easy-going and infectious. When she is not making over our Torrid Boudoir clients, she is managing her own salon in downtown Austin. Go see her at Bird’s Barbershop on 6th. Tell her I sent ya!

:: Fun Facts about Ace ::
Loves: quality make-up brushes & 80s music
Loathes: cheap make-up & styrofoam
Listens To: 80s & 90s hip-hop
Watches: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 (the movie)
Reads: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (the book)
Favorite Artists: DJ Muldoon, Takashi, Picasso & Tim Doyle


Next up — Mrs. Michelle Rodriguez! I met Michelle a few years ago at my son’s baby ballet class. We hit it off right away, both sharing a passion for photography and being creative! Her little one is my little one’s future wife! (Amaya + Utah = Love!) She is not only an incredible Hair + Make-Up Artist, but she is also a mama to three beautiful girls AND an amazing family/child photographer! She is truly a jack of all trades! She is my best friend, my confidant and my photography-soul-mate.

:: Fun Facts about Michelle ::

Loves: crafting, sunshine, photography, sweet tea, red lipstick and glitter nail polish
Loathes: laundry & waking up early
Listens To: Bruno Mars, Carrie Underwood, John Mayer, Ingrid Michaelson, Jack Johnson
Watches: Grey’s Anatomy, Homeland, Game of Thrones. All time faves: Pretty Woman, 27 Dresses, The Women, Dirty Dancing
Reads: a whole lot of blogs, but wishes she had time to sit down with a good book
Favorite Artists: Kandee Johnson & Samer Khouzami


And last, but definitely not least, Mrs. Lauren Torres! I met Lauren while networking at Ulta earlier this year. She has quickly become our “Pin-Up” specialist! She rocks at it! She is a busy mama of two as well as full-time student. She super laid back, fun and easy to work with!

:: Fun Facts about Lauren ::
Loves: Educating people about make-up, Ramen noodles and energy drinks
Loathes: Doing perms, tea, bugs, the deep ocean
Listens To: Trap music, metal, dubstep
Watches: Discovery Channel, SciFy, and anything Gordon Ramsay
Reads: How-to’s, Conspiracy theories, everyone’s complaints on FaceBook
Favorite Artists: Jeffree Star, Anastasia Soare, Emanuele Castelli, Guy Tang
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