Merry Christmas! Let me start of by saying that I’ve been dying to do more pinup style shoots. Looking at models like Ophelia Overdose really motivate me to wanna bring my girls kicking and screaming into more complex shoots. Plot Twist: They won’t be kicking and screaming. They’ll be giggling and screaming “Yasss!” at the top of their lungs. Trust me. Anyway, trying to get more into the holiday spirit, Kali and I did a Christmas pinup shoot. I’m considering this practice because coming into the new year, you’re going to see a lot more of this. You ready?
Kali Neko // Christmas Pinup Session
Leg Garters and Harness from SKG Designs. | Photography by Jasemine-Denise
This Christmas pinup session is special. Most people know Kali for her cosplays. Truth be told, when I met Kali, that’s probably the only thing I knew about her. I didn’t know she did pinup modeling for cosplay companies like My Geek Goddess and Pixel Vixens. I didn’t know she had the capability of being a brand ambassador beyond your wildest dreams. What I really didn’t know is that Kali was born a human with nothing but kitten tendencies. Even as we shot this very session, she was fiddling with the makeshift candy cane we built, using her french tip nails to peel at the ribbon stapled to the tube. Watching it from afar, it was cute.
How to Turn A Kitten into a Candy Cane:
Christmas pinup shoots, or shoots that have a theme aren’t easy. There’s a lot of plotting. This look started with the release of the Elysia Harness from SKG Designs. It’s the first design SKG has released that has involved leg wraps, coming in quite a few colors. From there, Kali.. being a kitten brought together the ears and tail and suddenly.. The look was born.
Bonus: Can’t get enough of this Christmas pinup?
Us neither. We’ve got good news though. If you pledge to our Patreon, you’ll get exclusive access to bonus parts of this set.
- Pledge $1 or more and get gif footage, behind the scenes photos, etc.
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Merry Christmas Kings and Queens!
‘m sure you remember me asking you a while back which Harry Potter House
are you? Slowly but surely my models have been asking themselves the same questions. For the longest we had no one for the Gryffindor House, but then along came one of our newest models, Keeley and that all changed! Watch her channel her inner Hermione Granger in this debut set of hers, the Gryffindor House.
Okay, don’t fight me…
I fell off of Harry Potter after the third or fourth book. I won’t lie, Chamber Of Secrets was the first full length book I’d ever read. It had me hooked. I was obsessed with Hermione. She was smart, she was ambitious, and she was the leader of the pack among two boys who had no clue what they were doing. Goals.
When Keeley came to me and said she wanted to do a Hermione cosplay, I felt the young girl in me squeal extremely loud. A lot of the cosplays that I’ve gotten to shoot (Punk Storm, Jack Skellington, Sailor Moon..) have been things that connected back to my younger days and it’s part of the reason I love doing cosplay themed photoshoots so much. Enough about me though…
Why The Gryffindor House?
Gryffindor is daring, full of nerve and chivalrous.
Are you a Gryffindor?
The wonderful and amazing Keeley Shoup has a special edition of this, in the common rooms coming to her Patreon account! Pledge and show your support for a fellow Hogwarts House! Keeley is officially a Jasemine Denise Photography model so you’ll be seeing quite a bit more of her in the coming year! Have an idea of what you want to see Keeley cosplay? Slide over to her Instagram where she casts polls, showcases closet cosplays and much more!
Oh, Wait! Don’t Forget!
Happy birthday to one of my favorite friends, Spencer
, one of the raddest Chicago punk guys I know. Fun Fact:
His birthday is the day after mine.
Spencer | Chicago Punk |
The last time you saw Spencer here at JDcom, it was celebrating his birthday two years ago with the release of a fall photoshoot between him and his lovely, now fiance, Janet. They quickly became relationship goals for a lot of people and I was proud to know that these were my friends.
f you told me that I’d be writing a post about a photoshoot I did with Sepp Graywolf six months ago, I’d laugh in your face. The man, the legend, the chiseled cheekbone glory himself? That’d be impossible! Turns out… it’s not impossible at all. In fact, all it takes is one trip to Portland, Oregon and to ask nicely.
Mori Man // Sepp Graywolf
Who is Sepp?
Some say that he’s Sirius Black, and to that he’ll say something along of the lines of… “I’m not saying I’m Sirius Black, I’m just saying neither of us have been in the same room together.” Some say he looks a lot like the actor Johnny Depp. To me, I was first blown away by his sense of fashion. When I was first trying to understand what strega fashion was, I discovered him and several others through the Strega Lookbook.
Outside of fashion, Sepp is a landscape photographer. He’s a forest boy at heart. This particular photo walk, he was dressed in such a mori fashion. He literally looked like the surroundings we walked through. I aimlessly snapped around him, recalling our last photo walk where he had told me that to him:
Landscape photography wasn’t just about capturing the vision but the way the vision felt.
The more you keep this man in the forest, the more of the forest he becomes..
But that’s a story for later days.
Want to see More Amazing photos of/by the gorgeous Sepp?
You can follow him on Instagram , his more personal instagram and Tumblr to see everything from his fashion to his photography!