Exist In Photos

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The last two days have been heartbreaking and overwhelming for our family. Yesterday my family lost this gorgeous woman, wife, mother. My cousin Desiree Strout was just 28 and on her way to give birth to her third baby (and first son) when they hit a patch of black ice and their truck rolled. She was killed in the crash and her baby boy is still in critical condition. Her husband, Harry Weeks, is in stable condition but has a long road ahead of him in terms of his emotional and physical recovery. Their oldest daughter, (8) who was with them, suffered minor injuries and was released later in the day, and their other daughter (2 1/2)  was with family and safe.

Losing Desiree has been a complete shock to our entire family, a family that, regardless of distance and time spent without seeing each other, has always been very close. My brother said it best when he said “Our family is nothing if not strong and united. When something happens to one of us, it happens to us all.” – We have all rallied together to try and build as much support as we can for Desiree’s husband Harry, so that he can recover and adjust to life without his wife. 

You never know when a loved one will leave you. Never EVER miss the opportunity to record your or their time on this Earth. Desiree’s babies are going to grow up without her, but she understood how important it was to document their family and her love for them, so they’ll always at least have these photos.

The photos below are a combination of a family session that we did in 2013 and then her maternity photos with her second child in 2015. Unfortunately, we were not able to update their family photos before we lost her. 

There are multiple benefit events being coordinated to help support the family, and we have also set up a GoFundMe for those who are unable to participate or wish to donate more. You can find the GoFundMe event here: https://www.gofundme.com/loving-wifemother-lost-too-soon

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News Outlets looking to use photos to report on this tragedy, please email me at info@jessicamichaelphotography.com 



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What to Wear for your Boudoir Session – Bodysuit Edition

I absolutely LOVE a good Bodysuit for almost EVERY client! They are flattering for almost every body type, super sexy, but can also be modest and tasteful! You can find so many different styles that will for sure work for any vibe you’re going for! Here are a few favorites I’ve picked out on Amazon (Click the photos to see them on Amazon and get pricing/sizing details – These are Affiliate links). You can see more suggestions on my What to Wear board on Pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/JessicaMichaelPhoto/what-to-wear-boudoir/

 

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Black Friday 2017

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So the details won’t be announced just yet but I wanted to give you a heads up that I will be having an AMAZING Black Friday sale this year! 

The details will be announced first on the evening of November 22nd to my VIP group on Facebook (if you aren’t a member yet, you should go join now! Beware: This group is Ladies Only!) and then the details will be going out to the email list on November 24th as well as my public FB page. There will be a limited number of spots available for this sale, so you’ll want to make sure you’re paying attention if you want to get in!

You can join the email list in the menu to your left :) 



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Urban Legends Series: Bloody Mary

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“An urban legend that says that anyone who chants the words Bloody Mary three times in front of a mirror will summon a vengeful spirit. This spirit has been reported to do a variety of things to the person who summons her, including killing the person, scratching their eyes out, driving them mad or pulling them into the mirror with the spirit – generally referred to as the spirit of a woman or even a witch. This is an old legend, but in 1978 a folklorist named Janet Langlois published an essay on Bloody Mary, which led to the tale becoming a popular slumber party ritual done by girls as well as boys. No one knows the origins of the Bloody Mary legend; over the years, she has been rumored to be anything from a witch that was killed for practicing witchcraft to a modern-day woman killed in a car crash, depending on what part of the country you live in.”

– Pad of Definitions (1.05 Bloody Mary), Official Website

 

In this session my model and I really wanted to bring to life the fear that this legend provided to children who had heard the stories!



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Urban Legends Series: Killer in the Window

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“A 15-year-old girl was babysitting her little sister while her parents went out to a party. She sent her sister off to bed around 9:30 while she stayed up to watch her favorite T.V. show.

She sat in her recliner with a blanket and watched until it went off at around 10:30 after it went off she turned around in her seat to face the big glass door and watch the snow fall. She sat there for about 5 minutes or so when she noticed a strange man walking toward the glass from outside. She sat there staring as he stared at her back. He started to pull a shiny object out from his coat. Thinking it was a knife she immediately pulled the covers over her head. After about 10 minutes she removed the covers and saw that he was gone. She then called 911 and they rushed over.

They examined outside for any footprints in the snow, but there were none to be found. Two cops walked into her house to tell her the bad news and they noticed a trail of big wet footprints leading up to the chair where she was sitting.

The cops came to their conclusion and immediately told the girl she was very lucky because the man she saw staring at her was not standing outside, but he was standing behind her and what she saw was his reflection.”

 

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Urban Legends Series: Haunted Dollhouse

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You have heard the stories about dolls and dollhouses who seem to have a life of their own… but perhaps it’s not “their” life that they possess? 

For this shoot my model and I worked hard to really capture the essence of these potential hauntings.  Continue reading »



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