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V – Bridal Boudoir // Jasemine Denise Photography

One of my models and good friends, V got married recently. The ceremony was small, intimate and beautiful. Before the event, V, a few amazing Queens and myself all got together to celebrate with a sleepover. The next morning, as she was getting ready, V and I shot a bridal boudoir shoot.

V // Bridal Boudoir
Makeup by: Gabbie Johnson

V and I started shooting together around the time she met Ari, her now husband. She told me in the few moments between our shoot that she just knew that was the man she was going to marry. You’ve seen Ari and V here before. They did that super cute boudoir shoot together and everyone simply fell in love with them. Now they’re married forever and I still haven’t stopped squealing.

Picture this.
It’s the morning of V’s wedding. Three girls are buzzing with excitement around her, while I’m chasing them in with the camera. We’re in the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Chicago and truth be told, V is a bit nervous. She’s not nervous about getting married. She knew that was happening. She’s nervous because she wants this to go perfect. I’m a little nervous. I chew on my lip as I step forward, camera clenched in my fingers as I say.. “Hey, Vee. You wanna take your bridal boudoir photos?”

She looks at me then and my heart stops a little. To my surprise, she smiles and says, “Yassss!” before waving her hands back and forth. Gabbie had just done her makeup, her veil is hanging loosely off of her gorgeous fresh buzz and she’s positively glowing.

I’m glad she said yes. I want to document every moment of this.

V is wearing lingerie from What Katie Didand had nothing but kind words to say about how well her lingerie fit her.

bridal boudoir - garter belt

Her Bridal Garter was custom made for her by Shop Kinky Girly, and yes, SKG does accept custom orders. Use Vickie’s code ‘Vickie’ for 10% off.

Stay Tuned to see The wedding Itself!

Are you getting married soon or really want to have a bridal 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! 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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Macbre and horror Mini Sessions Photography

Mini Session Monday: Queen Of Hearts – Nina

I know, I know! Halloween is over but I couldn’t resist showing you off this amazing Queen Of Hearts look collaborated by Chicago model Nina and makeup artist Gabbie Johnson. Both Queens are amazingly talented and I feel like you’d be missing out if you weren’t given the opportunity to see what they cooked up this Halloween!

Queen Of Hearts // Nina
Makeup by Gabbie Johnson

I couldn’t stand the person inside me,
I turned all the mirrors around..

I‘m bigger than my body.
I’m colder than this home.
I’m meaner than my demons,
I’m bigger than these bones. 

And the kids cried out;
“Please stop you’re scaring me.”
I can’t help this awful energy.
Goddamn right, you should be scared of me.
Who is in control? 

Queen Of Hearts - Makeup by Gabbie Johnson

About the Collaborators:

Nina // Swiper Thee Foxx

You’ve actually seen Nina here before. She’s a two time published model who has appeared in Gothesque Magazine as well as PhiloCalyEver since she’s stepped onto Jasemine Denise Photography’s model roster, she has given nothing but her all. Devoting her free time to her craft, she has done exceptional. Relocating to Atlanta, she’ll be the first Atlanta model signed to JDP. If you love her Queen of Hearts look, make sure you slide her an Instagram follow and let her know!

Gabbie // MUA on The GO

Gabbie first made her debut on JDcom under our Fan Friday archives. I had known her for years and at that time she was working her way through aesthetician’s school. Now graduating and furthering her career, Gabbie has been experimenting with newer styles, a lot of which have been showcased on this blog. She is definitely available for booking through Jasemine Denise Photography to models, clients, and brides in the Chicagoland area.

Wanna book a Mini Session?

From now until the end of 2018, Jasemine Denise Photography and JDcom are giving all of its readers a discounted mini session! All you have to do is fill out a booking form and state that you want a mini session. 

fashion Fashion The Photographer

ClaustroClothic #30: The Echelon Girl

If you haven’t noticed from ClaustroClothics pastI’m a huge fan of things. When I like something, I love it. I will rep it on my back. I will wear it. Hell, I may even tattoo it. My descent into the Echelon was quick and virtually painless. My first Thirty Seconds To Mars song was Hurricane, but the one that changed my life had to have been Alibi. The band itself is amazing. Shannon Leto? Gorgeous. But the fandom… The fandom is what sold me. This ClaustroClothic #30 is inspired by the Echelon, yes… The Thirty Seconds To Mars fanbase.

ClaustroClothic #30: The Echelon
Thirty Seconds To Mars Inspired Outfit.

I’m not typically a jeans and t-shirt type of gal. Hell, I think I own maybe two pair of jeans and they both have holes in them. This particular pair I’m rocking in this session was given to me by Cosplay Sass, and while I’m not exactly sure why… I fell in love with them.

What inspired this outfit?

I’m in love with this damn shirt. When I first laid eyes on it, it was before I got my hair done by Weave N Luxury over in Ohio. I mean, my natural hair was red and black but it wasn’t the same color as the damn shirt. When I got into the Echelon, I fell in love with the family in the fandom. Anytime something hits home like that for me, I’ve gotta get some merch. My think is that band shirts are like smoke signals. You’re out in public and you’re walking around… Suddenly, someone far away spots that Triad and now you’ve got a friend in the fandom. The same applies to the internet. Honestly, if anyone stops me on the street and goes “Hey, are you a Thirty Seconds To Mars fan?” I’m gonna stop.. I’m gonna talk to them. I’m gonna ask them which track is their favorite… I’m probably gonna take them out for dinner.

What’s the best part of this outfit?

I’m a sucker for color coordination. Everything in this entire outfit just screams me. You almost can’t miss me walking down the street. I also love that even though the outfit is kinda “dressed down”, it screams, “Hey… I’m here.” How many people do you know are walking around with so much of two colors on their body just to go to the grocery store. (Though, I’m pretty sure I went somewhere else in this outfit. Can’t remember. Maybe coffee.)

The Outfit Breakdown // The Details

The Snapback

The first thing I ever bought from the Mars Store being very very new to The Echelon was this hat. Make America Rock Again. I felt like it made a huge statement and while I’m sure I could’ve found it anywhere else, a band who really made every damn music video/track a huge event seemed like a fitting. I think the one thing I was petrified about was obviously it’s a joke about Donald Trump’s “make America great again.” The first time I wore it, people kept staring at me funny. Eventually I started going “read it again.”

The Collar // SKG Designs

The Fiona collar again?! Hell yes, you may recognize this one from my updated back to school look, but it just goes with my leather jacket perfectly. I’m secretly dying to learn how many ways I can put SKG Designs gear into different looks. I can already hear all of you in my head going “Pfft. Like that’s anything new.” but seriously, it was really hard to build a casual look without throwing in a harness or a leg garter. This was just so casual… Then I looked at the collar and went… “There’s never a day where I can’t rock a little SKG.”

The Hair // Weave N Luxury

I promise this was a coincidence! I had an appointment with the amazing hair scientist and boss babe, Rayshone months before I ordered this shirt. The woman is a wizard with the hair and yes, before you even ask.. This is a custom wig order. She does take long distance orders so you should’ve even hesitate!

That’s it… But I can’t leave this blog post without an open letter to the Echelon.

Dear Echelon Family. 

I’m proud to wear this fandom on my back. When I first got into Thirty Seconds To Mars, I never dreamt of the type of family I’d find backing a band. If Alibi changed my life and Artifact altered it, you Queens saved it. I have never felt so accepted by a group of talented, amazing, creative people. Thirty Seconds To Mars spoke to me the way Guns N’ Roses did. The pain and agony behind the business model that was that band is my drive and inspiration. Duff McKagan literally wrote a book that changed my life.  Our bond goes beyond (Dare I say it) the bond I had with the Eminem fandom, and that’s where I got my start on Tumblr. That was my first tattoo too.  Growing up with a mental illness, becoming deeply engrossed in things was how I learned to cope with everything that was going on around me. I wrote my first fan fiction with my cousin when I was about 9 years old in a broken home to nothing but music to be our guides. I never dreamt all those years ago that I’d find a group of people who would be reading my writing and getting to know me because of it and through it. I carry this fandom with me not because I feel like I have to but because I want to. God, I want to see each and every one of you succeed because the music taught us to. Jared, Shannon and Tomo motivated us to. Because it’s your destiny to fight and to keep fighting because that’s the type of warriors you were all built to be. I’m honored to be a part The Echelon, the fandom for a band that became a family for me. 

Do you have a favorite band? Are you a part of a fandom?

Share your fandom stories with me in the comments! I know I’m not the only fan girl out there! Share! Tell me stories!
Until next time, you can see all my crazy daily outfits on Instagram! 

Photos by Ray Collins >> 

Macbre and horror Photography

Stockholm Sydrom – Ghostface Boudoir

Happy Halloween… Are you alone in the house? Because this boudoir is steamyyy. Scream was in my top 3 favorite horror movie franchises growing up next to Nightmare On Elm Street and Final Destination. Ghostface was my second killer. Snarky, spooky, and reckless. For four movies and two television seasons, I was waiting on the moment where they revealed that Sidney Prescott, having been stabbed multiple times between four movies would actually turn out would actually be our murderer. WAIT, WAIT, hear me out. It would be the ultimate plot twist. Sidney would be so used to running that she would find a way to face her fears… She’d essentially fall in love with the danger and become the ultimate killer. 

Kalika // Stockholm Sydrom
Ghostface Boudoir

I had heard a noise upstairs. I knew it was just Sidney and I alone in the house. After the many times, we have heard things go bump in the night, the day, the past… It would’ve been crazy of me not to check on her. 

“Sid…” I whispered. I cracked the door but what I discovered on the other end made me gasp.

At first, I thought Sidney was being attacked. I clenched my fists prepared to attack but what happened next stopped me in my tracks.

My best friend was being seduced by her attacker…
This couldn’t be. “Sid…” I repeated and pushed the door a little.
The scene just kept getting scarier and scarier. There was no… attacker.
It was just Sid and a Stab mask. The same mask that she’d seen in the nightmares she described to me again and again… Except… She was looking at it as if it were a long time lover.

“SID!” I exclaimed. “What the hell are you doing in here?”

Our eyes met. She wasn’t the same Sid anymore. I could see it in her eyes. She was darker… She was becoming the Ghostface that haunted all of our nightmares for so long..

“Sid, what are you doing?”

“Sid, this is crazy… You need help…”

Her hand reached over, her all black eyes never leaving mine. I started to back up but she shook her head. “Sid…” I sputtered but she shushed me, signaling that she’d slice me open if I even tried to scream.

Slowly she pulled out a phone… With a quick dial of the number, she said… “She’s here.” 

With that, she hung up… and I heard a loud slam downstairs. We were no longer alone. “Sid… you don’t have to do this…” I pleaded as she slid the knife down her body. I knew in that moment that it was too late…

How do I always get into these situations?

Seriously… First I witnessed my best friend murder  her fiance. Then I ran into 11 at the forest, and now I’m about to be killed by Sidney Prescott.

Our lovely Sidney Prescott is played by the gorgeous and insatiable Kalika, a model for My Geek Goddess as well as a brand ambassador for SKG Designs. You can pledge to her Patreon to see more of her really creative shoots!

Until next time, keep it spooky. You know we will.