belle vous

{bell - voo} noun

beautiful you

Connecticut Boudoir Photographer Ashley Nielsen
Connecticut Boudoir Photographer Ashley Nielsen
Connecticut Boudoir Photographer
Connecticut Boudoir Photographer
Connecticut Boudoir Photographer
Connecticut Boudoir Photographer
Connecticut Boudoir Photographer
Connecticut Boudoir Photographer
Women's Portrait
Women's Portrait
Ashley Nielsen
Ashley Nielsen Studio
Ashley Nielsen Studio
Boudoir Photography
Ashley Nielsen Studio
Ashley Nielsen Studio
Empowered woman CT
Empowered woman CT
01 / 20

We delight In the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. - Maya Angelou

Book an Belle Vous Session

After a long and hard 2020, one morning I woke up and decided to revamp some of my website and media content. I did my hair and makeup, put on a dress and set my camera on a tripod. Something weird happened; I felt amazing for no reason at all. Part of me came alive and there was a little spring in my step. That day I booked a "Belle Vous" boudoir session with a client. I had never shot boudoir before, so I was a little nervous. I had a vision in mind and it was not what most people think of when the hear the word "bou·doir". I envisioned a woman getting pampered, and turning her into artwork, and that's what we did. I loved it, and kept booking them. The photography industry has turned boudoir into something I didn't wish to imitate, I decided to call these sessions "Belle Vous" because there are no rules or expectations, just you - beautiful and empowered. They could be anything; beauty, glam, motherhood or boudoir, but always had to be creative and showcase their individual beauty and movement.

Your Legacy Album

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Your Legacy Artwork


Ashley Nielsen Studio specializes in maternity, newborn, and family photography in Connecticut, including Hartford, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Madison, New Haven, Branford, Guilford, Essex, Haddam, Middletown, Lyme, New London, Mystic, Connecticut and beyond.