Posts Tagged 'Emery & Co. Photography'

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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 13
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The winter blues are hopefully behind us with spring here.  That’s right, spring has sprung!  Celebrating the blossoming of Mother Nature’s beauty is all around us.  Why not take a little inspiration from Mother Nature herself and do a little spring rejuvenation to ourselves.   Lets release our skin from underneath those wintering dry dead flakey layers!  Your face is ready to greet the sunshine again after a nice do at home super easy and fun face mask

To pay our greatest tribute to our city, which has been pegged, ‘Beer City USA’, lets take something that is of plenty and use it to make our skin shine.  Yes, you guessed it, the main ingredient in this do it yourself facemask is beer.  It isn’t just for the boys anymore and not just for drinking.  Beer can be used for multiple purposes, but today I am sharing with you how it can make your face glow!

Balancing the Hulk

The hulk or should I say, Bruce Banner walks the fine line of not getting too angry, and I hope you don’t allow your skin too either.  Ideally you want your skin to be happily radiating to keep the anger at bay.  With the ironically named Balancing the Hulk facemask, you too can keep your skin’s moisture balanced, with clear tight pores and filled with antioxidants!  Oh and not to mention, you will look like the Hulk from the green pigment in the spirulina (but only when you have the mask on-it does not dye your skin).

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-1/2 tsp spirulina powder

-1 ripe mashed banana

-splash of fresh lemon juice

Spirulina is great for the whole body (you can ingest it too)- it has more antioxidants than blueberries.  It can help lesson the effects of sun damage, while reducing the appearance of fine lines.

For the mask, mash the banana, add the spirulina, lemon juice and apply to the face.  Keep on for 10-15min.  So simple.  Your skin will thank you!

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This next face mask takes us back a few years to the Aztecs and is known as the “World’s Most Powerful Facial”!  It is simply two ingredients.

Pulsating Puddy

Equal parts:

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Mix ingredients together in a non-metal bowl to form a smooth paste.  Apply 1/4in to 1/2in to the face.

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The awesomeness of this facial is that you will feel your face tingle or pulsate as the clay dries.  Leave on the skin anywhere from 10-20min.  Remove with warm water.

**This is one of the more difficult masks I have done to get off.  Just be patient with it.  The clay will come off as it softens back up from the warm water.**

If your face is a little red this is normal from the pulsating invigorating feeling you felt while the mask was working its magic on your face.

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Whether you want to explore the route of the Hulk, feel pulsating sensations and/or get your face ‘drunk’, your face will sure be thankful for the time you took to keep your face bright fresh and shedding away that winter layer!

 

 

 

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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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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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September 15
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Boudoir photography works for anyone who wants to have fun, look sexy, and feel glamorous.  This beautiful miss came to Grand Rapids’ Premier boudoir studio for all of those reasons.  xo

 

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September 15
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Warming up this Grand Rapids studio, with a steamy boudoir session.  Meet Miss K.

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September 14
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A fun, sexy shoot for someone special, Grand Rapids’ Premier Boudoir Photography.

 

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September 14
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Hair Stylist: Christine Hubbart

MUA: Allison Bower

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