Archive for 'Beauty'

February 10


I’m looking for 2 groups of female models:

-Moms with daughters who are 10 years old or older.
-Sisters who are 18 years old and older.
-No modeling experience needed!!!
-Must be willing to sign a Model Release.
-Selected participants will receive a complimentary photo shoot with professionally styled hair and make up and feel like a model for a day.
-Your shoot would take place at my studio beginning February 21st until March 28th.

If you’re interested please LIKE or comment on this post AND then email me, Jesamin, stating WHY you want to model and attach a photo of yourself to:

I will be accepting applications until February 13th.


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December 27

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Make up by Allison Bower

Hair by Jennifer Grace

December 13

I absolutely love the her transformation and I love her heart!! Love you Miss M.!!

Makeup by Allison Bower

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May 10

Often as a photographer, it’s easy to forget to shoot for yourself or make little projects for yourself that reignite the heart, but it’s so important.  As a matter of fact, it’s vital in order to continue as an artist to find ways to be inspired.   I can’t tell you how many times I’ve talked so openly about my ideas and never followed through.  Then those ideas sit in a catalog in the back of my brain categorized as Maybe, Someday, and Scratch.  Well this time, I finally got of my lazy butt and went for it.  And I have to say, I couldn’t feel more satisfied with myself.

Remember the fictional character, Ophelia, from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet?  I’ve always been inspired by paintings, drawings, and other photographs that were inspired by the same character.  The image is generally serene, feminine, and ethereal sometimes dark, even.  I wanted to have a small group of work that resembled that kind of beauty and emotion.  Well, I shamelessly and proudly used my niece for such occasion.  It sort of came to me on a whim. Since she was already in town for a few days, we whipped up the set the night before she had to head back to school.

I have to say, when I look back at these impromptu images, I proudly punch my fist in the air for following through with one of my silly ideas and I want to kiss my niece’s facefor being such a beautiful and delightful spirit.  Thank you Miss A. for being my muse!  I love you!!

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They’re heeeerrreeeee!  I have new album samples for viewing for your pre-consultation.  Albums make such a great gift for your loved ones if they want to keep secret pictures of you at their work desk, or they also make a perfect gift for the soldier in your life who’s away on duty.  I offer 3 album sizes: 5×5, 8×8, and 10×4, which all three come in your choice of Vegan and Leather covers.  You can pick out your favorite 20 images you want, and I place the order that day.  Albums arrive approximately between 2-3 weeks.  So, be sure to book your session so that there is plenty of time to order your album.

My current display is my 8×8 and 5×5 Vegan albums.

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If there is one thing I’ve learned to love, that’s falling in love with long, voluptuous, sexy and sometimes, drag queen eyelashes.  That courtship began when a dear friend of mine from Artistic Enhancements bound those fantastic things to my eyeballs.  Not only does having long lashes look great in photos, but people notice and you get great compliments for looking pretty.  And who doesn’t love getting compliments for looking pretty? What I love about having eyelash extensions is that it’s low maintenance beauty.  Sure, you have to keep up with them in that you will have to refill them once or twice a month, which is no different than keeping up with your manicure.  What I mean is, you don’ have to put on a lot of makeup, or even wear any at all, and it looks like you just rolled yourself right out of bed looking amazing.

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I have worked with Tara and Alexis at Artistic Enhancements over the years  and they are both skilled and talented ladies when it comes to eyelashes, airbrushing, and other aesthetics.  They will be displaying a booth at this year’s Women’s Expo at the Devos Place this month from the 8th-10th.  Be sure to come down and say hi!  And be sure to also Like them on Facebook. 

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I am so excited to be able to offer this Valentine’s Day Special to my Emery & Co. Photo clients.  If you have been thinking about doing a boudoir photo shoot for your special someone, this is the perfect opportunity!!  Book any package for your shoot and receive 5 extra digital files!!

Plus, if you book Package 3, get a complimentary disc of all 50 of your images.  That’s a $350 value!  If you’re curious about our pricing check my boudoir packages here.  Some packages include professional hair and make up.

If you’re ready to book your shoot for Valentines, give me a call ASAP!  (Slots fill up quickly!)  I would love to chat with you about your Boudoir Experience, answer any questions you may have, and get you on the calendar…so call me today!!  616-893-1576.  Ask for Jesamin!