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Gabbie and Raymond | Engagement Photoshoot

My friends are getting married! After seeing Raymond get down on one knee last year, Gabbie and Raymond’s engagement photoshoot has finally come! Like Bri and Jacob, this lovely couple has been like family to me for years. It was my honor to do their engagement photoshoot. Remember: You can book an engagement photoshoot with me anytime by filling out the booking form on my website. Yes, I do travel.

Gabbie and Raymond Engagement photoshoot //
Photography by Jasemine-Denise

I’ve had the blessing of knowing Gabbie and Raymond personally. They have that type of relationship that I’ve always felt was one to look up to. They’ve got a little bit of everything. Playfulness, humor, love, support, and a pinch of tough love. Over the years, I’ve watched them evolve each other and themselves.

The thing that I really love about Gabbie and Raymond is that neither of them assumed the ‘house spouse’ role. They both go to work, they both take each other on romantic dates and buy gifts, they both look out each other.  As they move on to the next phase of their life together, they will be doing so as a team. A unit and union created out of pure love and devotion to each other’s happiness.

I couldn’t be more proud of them. Seriously.

This time next year, Gabbie and Raymond will be married. Will you?

Jasemine Denise Photography books both weddings and engagement photography sessions. Do you need an engagement photoshoot? You still have time! Head on over to Jasemine Denise Photoraphy and book a session! You can also pledge to our Patreon to score a raffle ticket for a free session

Happily congratulating Gabbie and Raymond again and again. I can’t wait to photograph your wedding!

boudoir Couples Photography

Mr. And Mrs. Neko // Chicago Boudoir Photographer

My favorite part of being a Chicago boudoir photographer is that I encounter a lot of different boudoir sessions. I meet people who want boudoir shoots for confidence, for expression, for their lover, and with their lover. I don’t get to do too many couple’s boudoir shoots but when I do, they tend to go a long way. I love getting to see different people bring a different message to the art… Something in the way their body moves or their eyes stare makes every single boudoir session just a little bit different.

This particular session is one that I hold very dear to me. So many people are afraid to admit that their sexual lifestyle liberates them. There are many different forms of liberation. This particular session focuses on the consent of a woman to be constrained or controlled. Disclaimer: The themes discussed in this article are unsuitable for anyone under 18. Read at your own risk.

Mr. And Mrs. Neko . Kali Neko.
Photography by: Jasemine-Denise | Makeup by Gabbie Johnson

 When a man speaks to you,
how does he speak to you?
Does he speak with his eyes?
Does he speak with his lips?

When he touches you,
does he touch you with his hands?
or does he touch you with his soul?

When he looks into your eyes..
Is he looking at you?
Or is he looking through you?
Does he see you for all that you are
Does he see you for all that you’re worth?

Honey,
What if I told you that you could have both? Have you ever been liberated by the feeling that you are in control of the way that you are controlled. Your mother taught you to be strong, your father taught you to submit, but you felt as though you could find comfort in both?

How many times have your friends told you that taking a walk on the dark side was wrong? How many times have you felt bound by your lifestyle until the moment you fell into his arms, and heard his voice? Not all darkness is binding and not all bindings are prison. Sometimes, there is balance in releasing inhibitions and giving into something you can’t dare explain.

A woman is a powerful and beautiful creature. She can do many things from create life to escape death.. She is the overcomer of oppression and the bringer of joy. When a woman yields her power to a man, she is not a prisoner. She is a summoner. She brings forth in him his inner King. She is a Queen, and their love is her throne. Next time you are ashamed of the love you share behind closed doors, remember that there is power in liberation.

Kali Neko // + The Team

You’ve seen the amazing Kali Neko here many times before. Most of the time that you’ve seen her, however, she’s been in cosplay. Infamously, she’s been notorious for her Dark Link cosplay which was so much fun to shoot. If you stick around, you’ll get to see some crazy shoots we’ve done together. All you have to do is subscribe to the blog. Additionally, you could follow her on Instagram, pledge your support on Patreon, or like her on Facebook.

Her makeup was done by the amazing Gabbie Johnson. 

Do you have an itch to do a boudoir photoshoot with your loved one or maybe even just one alone? Book a session with Jasemine Denise Photography, check out the portfolio, or pledge to the JDP Patreon and enter the raffle to win a boudoir session!

Couples Photography

Brittany and Jake – Valentines Day Photoshoot

Happy Valentine’s Day Week! When Jasemine Denise Photography came into existence, my first clients were Brittany and Jake. Their first session with me was actually around Valentine’s Day, four years ago. I hold the evolution of Brittany and Jacob’s relationship very dear to me because each time it just gets better and better. This session was even better because the fan girl in me couldn’t stop obsessing how they looked like an accidental How To Get Away With Murder cosplay. Can you guess what two characters I shipped in this photoshoot?

Valentine’s Day Photoshoot | Brittany and Jacob

What’d you Think?

 

Short Session, I know. The love that Brittany and Jake shared never had to be a complicated thing to photograph. You could see every bit of their love in their eyes. For those of you who were sitting here trying to figure out which How To Get Away With Murder characters they were, after much deliberation, we’ve decided that they’re Michaela and Frank.

Do you want a photoshoot with your sweetheart?

I know Valentine’s Day is just about over but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a photoshoot with your partner.You can book your own photoshoot with Jasemine Denise Photography here and if you donate to JDP’s Patreon, you can win a free photoshoot!

Makeup Credit Goes to: MUA On The Go | Gabbie Johnson
Couples Featured Photography

Secret Engagement: Raymond and Gabbie

I love love. I really don’t think I tell you guys enough how much love makes me giggle inside. You can only imagine how excited I am that I get to be a part of things that involve love. So when my good friend Raymond came to me about surprising Gabbie, his now fiance with her ring, I got way excited. Like… Over 9,000 watts of “OMG YASSS!” You guys ready for the cutest first secret engagement I’ve shot of 2016?

Secret Engagement: Gabbie and Raymond

It was the morning of Anime Central, the very first day. Raymond had agreed to get Gabbie up early in the morning for her to prepare herself for a photoshoot. What made this cute is that Raymond is never the one to initiate a photoshoot. He’s always giggling and being silly because that’s who he is naturally. Today, he was all smiling and cooperating because he knew that this was the day that there was something more. 

On the flipside, someone was a little more on the silly side.

In seconds, Ray had disappeared to “give Gabbie a couple shots by herself.”

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If you guys didn’t know already.. Gabbie is a master makeup artist. I did a Fan Girl Friday on her a while back. Her pinup looks are too DIE for. You can check the rest of her looks out on Facebook and Instagram.  So anyway, Raymond comes back out.. tells Gabbie to close her eyes and when she does, he slowly gets down on one knee. I’m telling you guys, this secret engagement gets so much more precious so quickly.

 

You know what else, guys? I had to spoil the ending but… She said yes!!

Gabbie and Raymond Paige- Secret Engagement

 

Isn’t that beautiful! Crossing my fingers for her to change her mind on me not being her photographer just because I’m also a bridesmaid in her wedding! I couldn’t be more proud of Raymond for tying the knot.

 

Want Your Own Secret Engagement?

Time to share this post on your significant other’s Facebook wall and nudge them violently as you give them the hint hint face! Like I said, I love love and I’ve been hanging on to some GORGEOUS photos that I’ll be releasing all summer to really get you in the mood to love love as well. If you’re reading this and you actually want to book your own secret engagement, slide on over to my website and place an inquiry. I want… no, I NEED to be your photographer for something so great!

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