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Featured: Huffington Post – Couples Boudoir Edition

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Tonight I was finishing up with a clients ordering appointment when she stepped out to use the restroom. I took the moment to check my phone to see if I had any messages from my husband and noticed an email from HuffPost…

Last week I had received an email from them requesting permission to use one of my images from a couple years ago for an upcoming post about Couples Boudoir Sessions!

I was understandably flattered, and excited by the prospect! I reached out to my clients to make sure that they were on board with this usage (because it goes beyond my typical model release) and as soon as I received confirmation from them I sent authorization to the HuffPost editor, Kelsey Borresen, to go ahead and use the image for the post :)

The image above is not the one they used, however it is another from the session… The one they used in the article was actually inspired by an iconic photograph of two lesbians from the 90’s. We put our own spin on the image and it is absolutely one of my favorite images from their session!

See the Huffington Post article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/couples-boudoir-photos-that-capture-the-steamier-side-of-love_us_591dde2ee4b03b485cafa78b

See the original image and the rest from the session here: http://jessicamichaelphotography.com/glamour-photos/same-sex-couples-boudoir-portland-maine



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Open House!

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It’s that time again! Time for us to open our doors and let you in to see how it all works!

I really love having regular open houses so that it gives everyone an opportunity to come in, get to see how we work, ask questions and get a feel for the atmosphere at the studio!

We will be having a live hair and makeup demonstration on a model as well as a photography demonstration immediately following! Goodie bags, prize giveaways, etc.

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Due to the nature of the images we display in the studio, we are asking to keep this event 18+ please!
Every visitor will receive an entry form to put in for the giveaway of their choice… Come with a friend and you each get a second entry form… Bring a dress to donate to the studio wardrobe and get TWO Bonus entry forms!

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Giveaway Items (we may change or add to this list):
•Jessica Michael Photography Mini Session
•Jessica Michael Lingerie Gift Certificate
•Mini Makeup Kit
•Athena’s by Mitchell Gift Certificate

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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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Kayla’s Glamorous Maternity Session

 

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I have had the pleasure of photographing Kayla three times now and each time gets better than the one before it. Kayla is a gorgeous Mama to a beautiful little girl and is expecting another little girl in October! Continue reading »



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Professional Printing – A Complete Service

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In the morning while I’m having my coffee, I like to browse around Facebook. I prep my posts for the week, check out what’s going on with my friends and participate in conversations with my VIP group of past and future clients. This morning’s conversation was prompted when some recent clients shared photos of their beautiful prints displayed over their bed and another member of the group asked where they got the images printed.

I spoke up and explained that I do all of the processing for my clients, printing and facilitating the professional matting and framing, as I feel that doing any less would be to leave them with an incomplete product and would be a complete disservice to them.

I was quite saddened for this woman when she told me “I bought a print from a local photographer I love, but he couldn’t find a place to print them as big as I wanted, so I actually ended up buying the rights to print the two files technically thinking I’d be able to get them printed. Long story short 6 months later, I still just have a file!” Continue reading »



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