Category Archives: Glamour

Flowers, Lace and Glitter, Oh My!

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How did you come across boudoir photography and more specifically, Jessica Michael Photography?
I googled “Glamour Photoshoot”
What made you choose Jessica Michael Photography? Where you considering going elsewhere? What changed your mind? Were you referred by a past client?
I loved the pictures and you were close to where I lived (at the time) I read all the reviews and I knew you were what I was looking for!
How did you feel before you came in for your shoot?
I was super nervous and excited!!

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How wearing makeup can affect your self esteem

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Yesterday morning, while drinking my coffee and scrolling Facebook I came across a post by a local radio station. It was a message they were posting from one of their followers, talking about how her 8 year old came home from school and asked if she could wear makeup because a classmate did. The mother said  “The makeup may improve my daughter’s low self-esteem. It may also attract unwanted attention from pervs. Is 8 years-old too young for makeup?”

I read through some of the comments and overwhelmingly everyone had negative comments about makeup in general. Continue reading »

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Christine’s Portrait Session


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It’s been awhile since I had a chance to just do some GORGEOUS portraits of someone, so when Christine came in last month with a goal of having some beautiful images made for her children, I was super excited! Continue reading »

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Celebrating New Studio and Our 4 Year Anniversary!


Weston Family 061 900x600 Celebrating New Studio and Our 4 Year Anniversary!September is a month of big ideas and new ventures for me. On September 1st of this year, I celebrated the 4 year anniversary of deciding that I would take my photography hobby and turn it into a business. The last 4 years have been full of excitement, stress, ideas and growth!

Two years ago this week, I looked at the first place I considered renting for a studio. This is when the dream of moving my growing boudoir business out of my home started. I soon realized it wouldn’t work for me and started brainstorming ways I could make my dream a reality.  Within 4 months I had figured out a projected budget and an ideal location, and then found an amazing space…. Continue reading »

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Kim’s Curvy Boudoir Shoot


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Kim came in for her shoot knowing that she was a very curvy girl and wanted to feel sexy and to have a gift for her boyfriend. She brought some great shoes that we absolutely had to showcase! Her inspiration of beautiful celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Melissa McCarthy, reflected her personality perfectly, as well as the whole concept of the shoot. Her locks were styled in big soft and voluminous curls that remind you of a Sex And The City episode, where Carrie (aka Sarah Jessica Parker) was strolling around New York city with her amazing hair. As for the makeup; chic, classy yet dark and smokey eyes, combined with fresh nude tones on the rest of the face and lips. The result came out ultra sexy and balanced without any exaggeration. Sexy-sleek clothing and amazing shoes completed the look. The perfect gift for her boyfriend was created! Continue reading »

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Katlyn’s Military Inspired Boudoir Shoot

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Katlyn came in planning her shoot for her boyfriend who was deployed. Before She came back for her viewing and ordering appointment, her relationship ended and she was hesitant to keep the images. After we spoke a bit about how important it was for her to remember that even though she came into the session with the intent to gift the images, the entire experience was all about her. She was the one who spent the day getting pampered, she had a chance to feel sexy and beautiful, and she deserved to have those images as a keepsake of this time in her life. When she realized I was right, we scheduled a time for her to see the images. Continue reading »

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