Posts Tagged 'Grand Rapids Beauty Photography'

April 13

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:

-100% Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay

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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!




March 23

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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December 28

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 14

Hair Stylist – Jen Zokoe

MUA – Sarah Vanderjagt

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April 01

Remember Part I of Miss A’s session? Back in January, I posted this awesomeness!!  I had the privilege and honor to have Miss Amy, from Flirt Fitness, a Pole Fitness Studio in Grand Rapids, be my video model.  Which also entailed that I photograph her as well because I want you all to know what kind of experience it is to have when you’re being photographed in my studio whether you choose to have a boudoir session or a beauty session.  It’s important for me that all my women that grace my studio have fun, feel glamorous, and look sexy.  And it was also my honor to have Aaron, Shelby, and Liam, from Style & Motion, to shoot our video.  It was truly was a dream team come true.

I just wanted to share my outtakes from the video shoot!!  You can find Part I here.

Thank you, again to:

Hairstylist:  Jennifer Grace

MUA:  Allison Bower

Model: Amy Oostveen

Video: Style & Motion

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March 29

Miss E. mixed up her session with one part Boudoir and one part Beauty.  What’s the difference?  Throw that gorgeous cocktail dress on, add a sparkly necklace, and show me that beautiful smile!  There is nothing better than feeling Glamorous!  Check out Miss E.’s Boudoir session HERE.



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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.!!

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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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