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August 06
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We all know Victoria Secret is the queen bee when it comes to lingerie.  They definitely do things right!  However, their bridal collection isn’t very extensive, which leaves a lot of possible repeat gifts for that bride to be in your life.  It is fun to receive lingerie as a bridal gift and it is fun to give lingerie.  Some of us may feel intimidated trying to find lingerie stores with the fear of some of them being more geared towards a lady making money off of wearing lingerie.  Fear no more, this is a go to guide in finding lingerie – both locally and on the inter web!

For the Local Lady:

-Meme’s Foundation: http://www.memesfoundations.com/

Deb has made Meme’s a truly special place to find the right undergarment for all different occasions.  You don’t feel lost in overflowing drawers filled with lace, silk and attachments, but instead get a personal customized experience when you walk in the door.  When shopping for your bride to be you may be surprised to find something for yourself as well.  Bras found at Meme’s are unlike any other.  You will find the perfect fit for you and the bride.  Whether you want to show off your wild side or sweet side Meme’s is sure to have just what you are seeking.  Feel free to take a sneak peek at their bridal collection on their website.  There is a separate section dedicated just for the lady in white!

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For the Hosting Lady:

-Scotta Intimates: http://www.scottaintimates.com/

This is your go to lingerie stop if you would like to host a lingerie party for any occasion (like a bachelorette party I mentioned in my precious article). http://www.scottaintimates.net/party/ Like other parties it is a great way to see the products in person, learn from an expert and some great perks!  The best news is that they have a great collection of bridal lingerie as well!  http://www.scottaintimates.com/bridal-lingerie/

For the Lacy Racy Lady:

-Yandy: http://www.yandy.com/bridal_lingerie.asp

Lacy, lacy, lacy and racy.  Thinking you or the bride in your life may need a little help to step out of the comfort zone?  Then yandy is your place to get some ideas.  The little numbers on their site are sure to make someone feel special.  A little peek-a-boo here and there may be the best thing that ever happened in your life or at least during someone’s wedding night!

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For the Lady with $$$ Taste:

-Journelle: http://www.journelle.com/bridal

Definitely the place to find lingerie at a higher price, they have the concept of wearing something nice every day.  This is the idea to make woman feel lovely inside and out, even if the outside world cannot see it, the woman can feel it!  At their website you can find a great collection of lingerie specifically for the bride as well!  If she has expensive taste and you can afford to spend a lot of money, then this is your place to shop!

Lingerie is a great way to feel sexy and confident.  It can also be a great way to push the boundaries and go beyond your comfort zone.  With this new lingerie you may be acquiring or giving, there are other great uses for it too!  Beauty sessions are a great way to push some boundaries and really give praise to yourself.  It is important, as woman, to care for ourselves and treat ourselves.  Beauty sessions are a great way to do this, but not just for you, the end result can be a great wedding gift for your partner to be by showing off your assets in some lingerie!

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“Oh yes, it’s ladies night and the feelings right. Oh yes it’s ladies night…Oh what a night.” That’s right ladies – tonight is your night. It is your night to celebrate the bride and all of her closest lady friends! Although I probably cannot say there will be an appearance by Kool and the Gang to get the party started. (It is probably for the best anyway – ha). However there are many options to jump-start your wedding adventures! Typing in ‘Bachelorette Parties in Grand Rapids’, definitely isn’t helpful at all. That is why I did some digging and came up with a list that I think everyone can like something from!

1. ‘Vegas’ Style

-Casinos are in close enough proximity that you could make a night out of it, or even stay at one for the weekend. Gambling, entertainment and food a plenty can be found at Michigan casinos. This can be a great way to keep everyone in one place to party until the wee hours of the morning!

2. The Sophisticated Lady

-Michigan is full of wineries, almost too many to choose from. Wherever you live, there is most likely a winery within a short drive if you want to check one out for the day. Or there are many options to take a weekend getaway and visit many wineries within close proximity to one another. To really let loose, check out a car service or tour bus to do the driving for your group!

-The same can be said for visiting breweries, if you like a little more hops in your drink than grapes. Breweries are popping up everywhere with websites dedicated to help you figure out some great beer paths to follow as well as designated drivers too!

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3. The Artsy Fartsy

-Group painting classes are becoming more and more popular. They are a great way to do something together with your friends, as well as bring home a memory from the event. Take it up a notch and see if you can BYOB. Some of the events even have their own wine to share with the participants.

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4. Spicing It Up!

-Grab your girls and head over to Flirt Fitness. They offer private parties that can come with pole dancing lessons, lap dances, strip teases or a combination of all.

-A great way to finish a pole dancing party is to host a party with all the great outfits to wear with your news moves you just learned. Scotta Intimates is a lingerie brand that allows you to host a party (more details to come next month). Take it a step further and add some Pure Romance toys into the mix to really take care of all assets of the wedding night!

5. The Lavender Nose

-Every woman, whether she has had one or not, loves a massage, a facial, a sugar scrub, and relaxation. A great way to celebrate the bride and her best ladies is a trip the spa. This can also be a great way for the bride, her maid or honor, her mother and mother to be, as an extra special thank you with memories or just being together and enjoying one another.41015 102 6 Ideas For Your Next Bachelorette Party

6. The Laid Back Lady

-Grab your girls and have a night in with movies, games, drinks and food.

-Get dropped off in an area where there are many different bars to choose from that you can hop around to (Downtown, East town, Westside, etc)

-A picnic in the park.

-And any other ideas the bride or the bridal party may have. Just remember the day is about celebration and enjoying your best gals!

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April 27
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Mothers have a magical touch.  Nothing is more powerful, healing or calming than the unconditional love that comes from our mothers.  Whether you know everything about your mother or not, there are sacrifices you aren’t aware of that your mother has done for you to have a better life – and she isn’t willing to stop anytime soon.  Your mother is special to you.  No one else will understand the exact importance your mother is to you but hopefully share the same feelings towards their own mother.  This Mother’s Day give your mother a gift that is truly timeless…a captured moment of her beauty.  4814 Grand Rapids Beauty Photography 106 This Is For Our Moms 4814 Grand Rapids Beauty Photography 101 This Is For Our Moms

Our mother’s beauty radiates from the inner depth of her heart and soul.  Her beauty should not just be shown through her love for her family but also for herself.  This mother’s day treat your mother to a beauty session.  1414Brown 107 This Is For Our Moms1414Brown 120 This Is For Our Moms

She deserves to be pampered by having her hair and make up professionally done to shine for the camera.  It is a wonderful sentiment to feel extra special for a day, while capturing those moments on camera that allow the day to last forever.  The added bonus is that the beauty your mother felt that day will be because of you – something she will never forget.

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There is also the option of doing a session together – a mother-daughter duo – can expand the experience to greater heights.  Just the gesture alone to your mother will mean more to her than you can image.  Her happiness alone will make your heart feel her magic.  True happiness is seeing our mothers smile.  4415AKDT 101 This Is For Our Moms 4415AKDT 121 This Is For Our Moms

We are our parents’ greatest gifts in their lives.  They are beyond deserving of the world, so show your mother how they mean the world to you by gifting them something that will show the world the best version of themselves – a beautiful picture, of a beautiful woman, to shine to the end of time.


Remember your mothers on May 10th!  Show her how much you care!  Book her appointment today.

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Whether you think it is fair or not, how you present yourself is very important, especially in the professional setting.  It affects how others perceive your intelligence, education and capabilities.  From the very first glance, it can make or break whatever follows.  Leading with the right foot, is your most important asset and tool to help grow your business, gain quick respect or keep good rapport in the business world with clients and colleagues.

This standard isn’t only apparent when meeting someone, but also with how you present yourself to others through advertising materials.  In this day in age, just a name on a business card is almost something out dated.  We are living in a more technological driven society where visuals are everything.  From Business Websites, to Billboards, to Professional groups like, LinkedIn; images are thrown into our faces daily.  All of these forms of advertisement, most likely have a face or at the very least a visual of some kind attached to it.  It is better to have more than just a word to remember something by, the most attachments you can create to a brand the better…so back to those business cards.  It is very common for business cards to have a picture on them and your LinkedIn profile to not have a picture you would also have as your main profile picture on Facebook.

Your career is your lifeline and that lifeline deserves the best representation of you…a professional headshot.  Leave the iPhone photos for facebook, we can all tell it was a selfie with bathroom lighting and attempted from 20 different angels.  Be as professional with your career as the face you want to lead you, getting a professional headshot is one of the best things you can do for your professional outlook.  They say a picture tells a thousand words.  You wouldn’t want one of those words to be negative now would you?

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March 23
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March 23
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I recently shot Miss Tiffany for a gorgeous and edgy Beauty Session.  She wrote this wonderful testimonial that hits the nail on the head as far as what your experience will be like when you come to my studio.  Thank you, Miss Tiffany for your fun spirit and kind words!

“I have dabbled in a couple photo shoots in the past, so I had somewhat of an expectation going into my session with Jesamin of Emery & Co. Photography.  Although, I don’t like to hold expectation too high, because every experience should be different and judged solely on itself- unless it just totally just bombs.  However, any sort of expectation I could have been lingering on to, was completely crushed by Jesamin and her services at Emery & Co. Photography.

They play close attention to the small things.  The small things are what add up to make an experience great.  From the first time I met Jesamin, I immediately noticed, how well she is at engaging with you and being relatable.  She makes sure the outfits you have in mind will look great for the camera, figuring out the style or mood you want to capture, as well as overcoming any hesitations you may have about the process.

A major additional service Emery & Co Photography provides is hair and make-up.  With some photo shoots I have had in the past I felt like they could have been better if I had better make-up.  Lets face it we all just don’t keep make up on hand made especially for use with the camera.  And truthfully I think that is a good thing, we don’t have to walk around constantly thinking we are going to appear on TV or in a photo, ha.  She takes the time to sit down with you, the makeup artist and hair expert to figure out the look you are trying to capture.  If there is ever anything in question while getting glammed up, she is just an arms length away to help out!

Her minimalist approach to props and staging makes you the centerpiece of the photo.  After all, you are the one that needs to shine, not some pretty flowers sprouting behind your head!

Whether you are looking to get a little sexy, a little professional or just having fun, Emery & Co. Photography is a great fit for you.  The process is easy, professional and most importantly fun!  I promise you wont leave disappointed…so what are you waiting for?  Book your session today and experience all the greatness I just shared with you!”

~ Miss Tiffany, Grand Rapids, MI

 

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March 22
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February 14
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February 14
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12913 122 Gauge Your Self Love:  6 Questions To Ask YourselfThroughout all the moments, creations, accomplishments in life, these are only pieces to life’s puzzle; or seasons to your ultimate collection-You!

 If this question goes unanswered, it can affect your life, even small moments in your daily living.  Not being self-aware will trickle…

into negative energy radiating off your body broadcasting to the world, 

unconscious living,

possibly what you are inviting into your life without full awareness, and

what others are feeling towards you.

It is your duty to live true to yourself!  To learn to love what you have, to create to love and love to create.  If you do not love yourself, how do you expect to fully be able to love someone else?  Issues will always arise even if you may be blinded by the love for someone else in current moments.  There will also be an emptiness in which you will try to fill…searching, yearning, seeking…endlessly not seeming to go anywhere.

I ask you to subtly pay more attention to yourself.  When you wake in the morning, be present in the morning and honor yourself.  Set your intention for what you want to accomplish for yourself that day-regardless of everything else you HAVE to do.  Create time and space to honor yourself each and every day.  Ask yourself important questions:

Do you love yourself enough to:

Forgive yourself and others?

When your level of forgiveness comes into question, then your level of respect is in question as well.  If there isn’t a certain standard set, everything is a loose cannon.  Knowing what you are willing to forgive and not forgive is respecting yourself in what you are willing to tolerate, which is the level of love your have for yourself and those in your life.

Improve your body’s current condition with exercise and nourishment this world of ours gives us as energy?

If you don’t love your body you are willing to feed it processed, lack of nutrient food while cruising through life on the couch.  If you love yourself, you feel the respect your body deserves by making its physicality the best it can be to support you through life.

Follow your heart and honor your soul?

We can always gain knowledge and expand our minds, but our heart always leads up to where it wants to be happy.  Respecting yourself means respecting your heart.  Living in the present moments shows true value in the fact you want to listen to yourself and see where your heart and soul are most loved.

Expand your wealth and knowledge your brain thirsts for?

Do you spend time learning or do you wander aimlessly through life feeling slaved to others?  Some of us feel that we are happiest when we are helping others.  I am not saying that isn’t true but there is still a certain level of respect you must have for yourself to be able to help others the best you can.  Challenging yourself through expanding your mind can help keep you tip top and know a little more information each day that may be valuable to help others around you.

Be vulnerable and completely open to others and life?

To be vulnerable and open is to have trust.  If you don’t love yourself, then you don’t trust yourself and if you don’t trust yourself then you can’t trust others.  Let this soak in and evaluate your level of vulnerability to the world and those most important to you.

Reading this may seem pretty scary to some of you, but the good news is that is the first step to loving yourself.  Realizing and becoming aware of things in which you need to work on to be the best version of yourself-your ultimate collection, is like opening the floodgate to self-love.  Yes there will be moments when you feel extremely overwhelmed, but peace and beauty will come from it-this I can promise you.  It may not be as soon as you’d like, but if you are open to loving yourself it will be.  The love for yourself will arise; others around you will notice it too.

Questions that used to bother you will no longer seem important…things will seem to just fall in place with less worry, anxiety and stress.  You must love yourself to love the world around you.  How will you love yourself today?

 

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December 28
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This woman right here is the one of the strongest people I know and this is for her.  I love you, Mitzie!!

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