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Wedding Boudoir // Gabbie

There’s only thing better than being a boudoir photographer… and that is being a wedding boudoir photographer. One of my best friends got married yesterday and because we weren’t sure we’d be able to pose her during her getting ready photos for a boudoir, we did ours during the SKG Boudoir. Are you ready to cry?

Gabbie // Wedding Boudoir // JDP

This isn’t the first wedding boudoir I’ve done. If you remember, last year Vickie got married and the morning of her wedding was spent in the Hard Rock Hotel. Gabbie was actually the makeup artist on that wedding and I recall her saying “When I get married, I want to have a wedding boudoir too.”  By then, she’d already been engaged and was planning the wedding itself.

One thing that I love about wedding boudoir photoshoots is that it’s different from boudoir photoshoots. When women come in to do a boudoir photoshoot with JDP, they’re typically nervous. They’re really focused on bringing on a sex appeal. In my experience, it takes a while to ease them into it. With wedding boudoirs, these women are thinking about one thing.. How close their big day is. They get really down to earth and even a little silly. It speaks to me a lot, it says, the hard part is almost over and my real life begins… Almost makes me wanna get married. Almost!

Can’t show you anything after this point.. It’s for his eyes only.
Rumor has it, Raymond loved them.

Are you getting married soon or really want to have a Wedding boudoir?

So many of my friends are getting married soon and I’m so excited for each and every wedding. That being said, I am opening the floor for booking for both weddings and bridal boudoirs for 2018-2019! So if you’ve been waiting to inch your way in to snagging me as your photographer,  go ahead and fill out an inquiry! I do travel.

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Brianna – Punk Fashion Model – JDP

If you know me by now, you know there are two things this blog focuses on. Fashion and photography. I’m a sucker for punk fashion, I’m a sucker for photography and I’m absolutely slain by the vision of those two combining. Today’s blog is special because not only did you get to see some amazing punk fashion, you get to see a stunning aspiring model showing it off.

By the way, Happy SKG Sunday! This is definitely a part of the SKG Archives. This photoshoot was featured on SKG’s lookbook first.

Brianna // Punk Fashion
Jasemine Denise Photography 

I’m a really big believer in manifestation. That being said, Brianna is gonna be big. This is her first shoot with me, but already.. I could see it in her eyes. The passion for fashion, the uniqueness in her look.. The future was in her step.

Briana’s current passion is esthetician and skincare. On her Instagram she showcases a lot of her own makeup looks and.. I have to say, the contrast in her eyeshadow to the rest of her outfit was amazing. (This is coming from someone who knows nothing about makeup.. So cosign with me on this one!)

My favorite thing about Brianna is the same thing I love about Bianca, another model I started working with this summer… That smile. Even if you’re a “real” punk rock model, your personality shines through quite bright.

It gets better…

 

Wait, Don’t you Wanna Get The Look?

Want that collar around Brianna’s neck? I got you covered! You can purchase it right here. Seriously, click the button and it’ll send you directly to SKG’s check out!

Until next SKG Sunday,
Jasemine Denise
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ClaustroClothic #25: Teal // Chicago Fashion

Alright, since no one else is gonna say it.. I will. Did we even get a spring this year? It’s June and I’m still waiting on the weather to give me some rain to do Chicago fashion photoshoots in. It’s June. Anyway, I asked because this ClaustroClothic was supposed to be a look for the spring.. I had a shoot for it and everything.. Yet spring never came. Call that Chicago fashion.

ClaustroClothic #25: Teal

What inspired this look?

So much has changed since my last ClaustroClothic. I moved house, I fell in love,  Liberation by Christina Aguilera came out, I gained two new business partners and I changed my hair.. I had never dared to venture into pink.. Yet, this transition called for something new.. Something vibrant.. Something fresh. The blooming of all these things in my life called for a splash of color in my life.

Why Label This Look Chicago Fashion specifically?

Growing up on the south side of Chicago, I always thought Chicago fashion.. at least in the streets was about coordinating. A lot of people on the south side spent time in the store matching their fitted to their shoes to their shirt.

That was Chicago fashion to me. I didn’t go to Chicago Fashion week, I didn’t spend time in fashion school.. I just looked at what was around me. It was all about coordination. So when I got older.. I knew that’s what I wanted to take away from my city as far as fashion.. I wanted to be coordinated.

Top to bottom, everything has to match!

What’s your favorite part of this outfit?

*pulls out foghorn* Let. Me. Tell. You!

Teal is life, teal is love, teal is the last color Shop Kinky Girly released before the owner blew my mind with a brand new vegan collection. Some say mint, some say teal, whatever it is, I’m wearing it!

This one in particular is the Valentina Harness. I love it because it has so many different adjustable straps, kinda like the Dita but a little more subtle. The neck strap sold me. It’s like wearing a collar and a harness at the same time.

Get yourself one.

Well, that’s it!

Stay tuned. I’ll be serving a pink look next that I can’t wait for you to see. In the meantime, follow me on Instagram to see outfits I put together daily.

Cosplay Photography Studio Portraits

Laura Joy // Jessica Rabbit Cosplay

Do you remember Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Of course you do.. Then you’re going to fall completely in love with this Jessica Rabbit Cosplay done by Laura Joy with the help of Chicago makeup artist Gabbie Johnson.

Laura Joy // Jessica Rabbit Cosplay

It’s the height of the Jazz era. You walk into a dimly lit lounge and there you see her. The Jessica Rabbit herself.. Well, not exactly… Close enough! You’ve seen Laura here on JDP before! She was Poison Ivy for the SKGxJDP boudoir. Well, now she’s back and reclaiming one of her most timeless cosplays. She’s Jessica Rabbit. 

Jessica Rabbit Cosplay

Jessica Rabbit Cosplay

Don’t be Shy, Get A little Closer..

The makeup by Gabbie is done absolutely impeccable. Jessica Rabbit has always been a glamorous cartoon woman for me. Laura did not come to play with us with this one either.. She may be cosplaying but she came to slay our lives with this stunning red dress. She even brought purple gloves to complete the look.

Jessica Rabbit Cosplay

Jessica Rabbit Cosplay

Did you fall completely in love?

I love doing cosplay photoshoots. Some have been on location and completely wild while others have been in the studio and completely glam! Remember that you can book a cosplay photoshoot or literally any photoshoot at any time!

Also, don’t forget to follow the cosplayer and the makeup artist for more updates from them both!

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Negan Cosplay // Glitter Goddess Cosplay

A Negan Cosplay, you say? I can hear you in your head going, “Jasemine.. You still haven’t watched The Walking Dead, have you? Well.. you’re not wrong. Alas, Bri is about to show you how to slay! 

Negan Cosplay // Glitter Goddess Cosplay

This isn’t the first Walking Dead Cosplay to hit this blog. Once upon a time, the gorgeous Jill Robi cosplayed Michonne and did an insanely good job. I was excited when Bri came onto set swinging a bat in her hand. I felt like I was gonna get my butt kicked but I also wasn’t realy mad about it. I was ready.

Uh oh.. the gloves are coming off.

I can’t give it all away though! You’re going to have to stay tuned.. Or you can pledge to the Patreon to see the cosplay pinup Bri will be releasing later this week! It’s gonna be good. Did you also check out her collab with Cosplay Sass yet? If not, go check it out! As convention season takes flight, there are gonna be a lot more cosplay photo sessions being released.

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Fashion Mini Sessions Photography

Mini Session Monday // Bianca

Happy Mini Session Monday!

The ever stunning Bianca is slightly new to modeling scene but this isn’t her first photoshoot with me by far! Her boudoir with her boyfriend Ernest was actually featured in Huffington Post’s 29 Couples Boudoir Photos that are Almost too Hot To Handle last year. You know the one thing that is sexier than a couple in love? A person who is in love with themselves. Let that confidence shine through!

Mini Session Monday // Bianca

Bianca’s what I like to call a chameleon. She’s a woman who can pull off almost any look, any hairstyle, and any color. There’s not a lot of women out there who are capable of doing that and that’s what makes her such an excellent model. That, and her smile.

One of the things I love most about Bianca is that she’s daring and very bold. If you’ve ever met her, you know she has no qualms telling the truth and being viciously open about who she is. It’s an absolute breath of fresh air as well as a motivation. My favorite thing is seeing her cross that over into her fashion territory. She’s not afraid to pick colors that you wouldn’t typically piece together and show us how to wear them.

What Bianca’s Wearing:
Jacket: Fashion Nova
Top: Fashion Nova
Skirt: Unknown
Shoes: Fashion Nova
Harness : Aurora from SKG Designs

Want your own Photoshoot with Jasemine Denise Photography?

You can pledge $1 or more to the Jasemine Denise Photography to pledge your support to the models but also to receive an entry in the giveaway each month for a mini session shot by the photographer herself. You can also book your own Mini Session with Jasemine Denise Photography anytime by filling out a booking inquiry.

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Cosplay Photography

Recess Cosplay // Cosplay Sass + Glitter Goddess

Recess was one of my absolute favorite One Saturday Morning cartoons growing up. When Cosplay Sass and the Glitter Goddess came to me and mentioned a recess cosplay collaboration, I jumped at the opportunity. Convention season is among us! I mean, Anime Central is literally this weekend!

Recess Cosplay // Cosplay Sass + Glitter Goddess
Jasemine Denise Photography

When I was little, the most painfully crazy moment in One Saturday Morning history was finding out that Spinelli’s first name was Ashley. Holy identity crisis! My best friend at the time too was named Ashley and I came into school the next day skeptical. The Ashley I knew was more like Spinelli, a tomboy and a cool girl. I had decided that day that any other Ashley was my sworn enemy.

This recess cosplay is about to show you my inner cartoon nerd.. which as I’ve grown has grown apart from me. (Seriously, the last cartoon I binge watched was The Fairly Odd Parents, and apparently Cosmo and Wanda.. had kids?)

Anyway!

Ashley B // Glitter Goddess

Ashley B, in the cartoon was supposed to be the gossip one who was really into fashion.. Remember when she kicked Ashley A out for not wearing Purple On Purple Day? Bri channelled that vibe perfectly, even though she’s nothing like the character in real life. However, she did come.. carrying “The Rules” of the Ashley Club.

Spoiler Alert: I didn’t know I wasn’t the only one in my friends circle who couldn’t spell Wednesday. Don’t trip, Bri.. That’s how I try to spell it too.

Ashley Spinelli // Cosplay Sass.

The toughest kid on the playground, and honestly the sassiest cosplayer on my cosplay roster, Cosplay Sass truly is Spinelli. They have no problems channeling some of the most evil characters on the silver screen. Yet, as Spinelli.. It’s just perfect.

Spinelli was a badass to me because even though her first name was Ashley, she had no interest in being an Ashley.

Are you looking to be a part of the Ashleys?

We’re gonna do a full version of this recess cosplay after Anime Central and we’re looking for more Ashleys! Drop a comment if you’re down to be a part of the cast of recess! In the meantime, follow Glitter Goddess and Cosplay Sass on Instagram and don’t hesitate to wave them down if you catch them at Acen this year.

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ClaustroClothic #26: Full Body Harness Fashion

So, it has been my dream since a kid to have a full body harness outfit that made me look like a punk Stevie Nicks… Okay, maybe not since a kid but you know what I mean! I was really excited for the latest collection of SKG gear because it included an all red full body harness. (Yes, in case you haven’t heard… SKG now features red leather in addition to black.)

This post is part of the cute SKG Designs archive, filled with photos from shoots I’ve done both in front of the camera and behind it with the amazing brand and brand ambassadorsDisclaimer: I don’t get paid to wear SKG, or tell ya about it. I do however have a discount code, JasemineDenise that you can use any time you want… You know, in case you wanna get a full body harness of your own!

ClaustroClothic #29: Full Body Harness Fashion

The weather is finally breaking in Chicago, but it’s not quite warm enough in Chicago and I’m not gonna lie, every time it gets cold… I start to get nervous. What will I wear? Will I still be able to pull off cute looks while it’s cold out? How will I wear the Mara Leather Full body Harness I have just been itching to put on my body? Seriously, I asked myself that question when the Warrior collection released and I got my hands on an Isabel skirt. I was like… “Hmm. How can I wear this?” Turns out, I just had to dress for the weather, which at the time was the summer… This.. This is different.

The colder months are hard. It’s al about layers. When I did this shoot, it was about… I’d say forty degrees and I wasn’t cold at all. Beneath the cute kimono fashion shirt, I was wearing a bodysuit that was really thick and some thick knit leggings complete with my red and black boots from Discovery clothing. I wanted to have a certain level of comfort so the shoes were the best touch.

An up close look at the full body harness that pieced this outfit together:

This harness breathes life into me. First off, the top. Detachable from the bottom. That means that you could wear them both separately if you wanted to. When I say that I am beyond impressed, I started screaming. The leather craftsmanship as usual is astonishing. Seriously, whenever I get leather… I’m kinda nervous. I don’t want to pull on a strap too hard and rip it but oh my goddess, it fits and it feels like second skin!

This one also comes with more buckles. That’s how you get me screaming. Double the buckle!!! Even underneath layers, I feel extremely proud and sexy because each time I step, I can feel the leather mold to my thighs.

full body harness from SKG Designs

Also pictured here is the Isabel skirt underneath the harness.

Are you ready for the warm weather?

Say yess!!! I feel like Chicago has been waiting for some warm weather since it snowed non-stop. I’m just ready for the summer! Are you gonna be wearing something daring and bold this summer? Share in the comments! As Miss Frizzle would say, get messy.. Make mistakes, and have fun!

 

Cosplay Photography

Felicia DarkStalkers Cosplay // Holy Cherries

This Felicia Darkstalkers Cosplay is probably one of my favorite cosplay shoots today. I may have a little bias because I love Holy Cherries, but that’s beside this point. This is amazing. The cosplay is handmade by the model herself.

Holy Cherries // Felicia Darkstalkers Cosplay

You’ve seen Holy Cherries here before. Just a few short weeks ago, she did a Tank Girl Cosplay that was honestly amazing. Her cosplays have always been creative and full of spark. Outside of being a model for My Geek Goddess, she’s pieced together several unique looks including a multitude of ones as a brand ambassador for Shop Kinky Girly.

Be careful, this kitty’s got claws! 

My favorite thing about this cosplay is that Ariel made the nails of the kitten costume out of cigarette filters. Can you imagine this adorable Queen painting fake nails of kitties surrounded by her own three cats? You can totally see her cosplay WIPS featuring her cats on her Instagram page.

Wait, don’t touch that dial!

In a couple of days, the not safe for work version of this shoot drops to the JDP Patreon, but if you pledge to Holy Cherries, you’ll get access right now!

Can you wait? or Do you want it right now? 

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ClaustroClothic #27: Alternative Fashion // Jada Pinkett Inspired

You already know what today is! Saturday which is the day this blog always celebrates alternative fashion with another ClaustroClothic. This week, I had a mental Flashback to Magic Mike XXL. Let’s see if you catch the vibe…

ClaustroClothic #26 Alternative Fashion // Jada Pinkett Inspired

I’ve been trying to create a special section of ClaustroClothic that is geared toward business professionals. I wanted to be able to kill the stigma that you’re not allowed to be goth and professional. If you’ve seen any of my “professional outfits”, then you’ve heard this all too many times before. I’d like to point out that I look a bit rugged in this session. It was taken a couple days before my first tooth extraction but when the idea came to me, I just couldn’t sit it out! I had to have it shot!

This look was inspired by

Jada Pinkett Smith was Rome in the movie Magic Mike XXL. There were so many memorable scenes in that movie with her… There was the moment Channing Tatum walked up to her at her mansion, the dance off where she introduces him.. There was that minute she walked up to Amber Heard, and of course my personal favorite… her introduction at the showcase, where she says.. “My Queens, my Queens.”

That character literally exudes power and solidarity. She inspires me… It was easy to visualize her completely while building this outfit. My goal was to channel that power, that confidence, and create that magic.

The bulk of this look..

is from Discovery Clothing. That black and white button down shirt is one of my favorites of all time.
Underneath that, I’m wearing the Selene Harness from the leather collection of SKG Designs paired with the Selene Body Cage Garter belt as well.

Favorite Part of the Outfit:

The hat! Next time my SKG Gear, I wasn’t sure how I was going to complete this outfit. The hat did it. It was a gift given to me by Vixen Domo, a model in Iowa who said when she first saw the hat, she knew that it was so me. It is me. Down to a tee too. It really gives me confidence to know that the moment I put it on my head, I said to myself… This is the look. 

What Other Business Professional Looks have I done so far?

Are you into alternative fashion but don’t know what to do? Don’t worry babe! I’ve got more looks cooked up for you and more on the way! <3

ClaustroClothic #33 was inspired by Michaela Pratt, a character from the show How To Get Away With Murder. #37: Is what I wore the day Trump got voted into office. It was the worst day but it was a look. There are many more coming, so if you subscribe to the blog you’ll be able to catch them all as soon as they drop!