Author Archives: Jessica Wellman

Jessica Wellman is a Midcoast Maine Wedding, engagement and glamour photographer located in the Belfast area.

Going up in Smoke….

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Lizzy and I got together again so that we could get creative. I needed to try something new, and I had been inspired recently to do a session that would help to break the stigma of smoking marijuana. So many of my clients partake, as have I. None of us match the perpetuated image, and I wanted to take this opportunity to help normalize things a bit. Anyone, from all different walks of life are just as likely to enjoy it as you are. Some may use it recreationally, some for medical/therapeutic reasons, but each and every one of them are beautiful and shouldn’t be judged, shamed for it or have assumptions made about them because of it.

It’s legal in Maine, and many other places. So, in the great words of Kacey Musgraves:

“So make lots of noise
Kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls
If that’s something you’re into
When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, or don’t
Just follow your arrow
Wherever it points, yeah
Follow your arrow
Wherever it points”

And now look at these sexy images we were able to create!

**No actual smoking was taking place, as my studio is in a commercial space, so that’s not allowed. Smoke was added during post processing using Photoshop ;)

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Client Testimonial: Self Acceptance and Body Confidence

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“In the last year I pushed myself to reach new levels of self acceptance and love, part of which led me to Jessica Michael Photography.

Boudoir photography is often marketed as a gift for a significant other – but it is truly one of the most empowering things I’ve ever done for myself. Continue reading »



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6 Things to wear for your shoot that aren’t lingerie

 

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Cropped tops

Tee shirts, sweatshirts, etc. We love them all! You can buy them already cropped, or you can cut them off and make them yourself!  Continue reading »



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2018 Boudoir Favorites Roundup

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It’s no exaggeration that 2018 has been a really tough year on me, my family, and so many other people that I know. However, I gave myself a light workload for December so that I could take some time off and spend time with family and prepare for the upcoming year, and that’s helped to put a lot of things into perspective for me. 

On January 1st, I will turn 35, and I am determined to make 2019 the best year yet, personally and professionally. Continue reading »



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Free Resource: How to get Ring Video Doorbell for Free

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With all of the reports that are going around about people’s packages being stolen off their porch while they aren’t home, and other suspicious activity that happens without us even realizing it, I’ve been looking into amping up my home security efforts. 

My husband and I have been renovating our home for as long as we’ve lived here, and we are finally making some big progress, however one of the things that has changed during this process is that the main entry of our home is now at the opposite end of the house from where my office is, and of course, that’s where I spend most of my time, so there have been times visitors have stopped in and I didn’t hear them knock, or there was a package that needed signing for and I didn’t know anyone was here, so a video doorbell has been the number one thing on my wish list for a good 6 months now!

I don’t like to make big/important purchases without doing some research, so I’ve been looking into all of my options and the company I have seen the highest reviews for is Ring, they are a company that offers a selection of video doorbell systems, as well as other home security options. I’ve been looking into them for awhile and have been planning to purchase a system in the new year, but today I learned about a way I can get it for free, and I wanted to pass that along to you!

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Our Top 3 Makeup Looks for Boudoir Sessions

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Picking the style of makeup for your session is a very personal decision, as unique as each woman that we photograph! Our hair and makeup artists are well trained and come equipped to give you exactly what you’re looking for! 

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