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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…

 

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Until next SKG Sunday,
Jasemine Denise
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PS: Don’t forget to follow Brianna on Instagram as well!

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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Kali Neko // Christmas Pinup

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

Kali Neko Christmas Pinup Session Jasemine Denise Photography

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.

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Kali Neko Christmas Pinup Session Jasemine Denise Photography

Kali Neko Christmas Pinup Session Jasemine Denise Photography

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?

We know.

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.

The Breakdown: 

  • Pledge $1 or more and get gif footage, behind the scenes photos, etc.
  • Pledge $5 or more and get video teaser footage, and a 5×7 print of a session from another model on the Jasemine Denise Photography model team! Also get entered into a mini session givaway.
  • Pledge $10 or more and get the exclusive collector’s edition print from this set, entered in a full session giveaway and full access to ALL the behind the scenes from this shoot!

Pledge to JDP’s Patreon // Pledge to Kali’s Patreon for more rewards from just Kali Neko! 

See more photos of Kali Neko, posted here at Jasemine Denise Photography, and follow her on Instagram / Patreon / and Facebook. Warning: Kali is a fetish model so some of her content is deemed not safe for work.

Merry Christmas Kings and Queens!

Photography Portrait

Model Monday: Keeley Shoup // Gryffindor House

I‘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.

Keeley Shoup // Gryffindor House

Gryffindor

 

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!

Photography Portrait

Happy Birthday Spencer! | Chicago Punk

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.

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Mori Man // Sepp Graywolf

If 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!

Featured Portrait

Oxi Lox – Photoshoot // Believe In Yourself

Oxi Lox is a walking life lesson that everyone deserves to know. She’s not just rainbow hair and really awesome badass watercolor ink. She’s an inspiration.  When I was little, I was obsessed with the song Believe in Yourself from Sesame Street. Don’t worry, this is relevant. Growing up, I wanted to be this cool person and it was hard. The world has no map pack on how much is too much or who will believe in you, but you learn a valuable lesson the moment you make the decision that you’re going to be yourself. When I first met Oxi, I was in awe.. Who wouldn’t be? I may not have believed in myself as strongly as I do now, but best believe I believed in Oxi.

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Even In Death // Florida Model Reiko

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? In the short time that I’ve been away, I’ve been a pirate, I’ve been Prince, and I’ve been finally granted access back to my personal Instagram profile. Yet, this post isn’t about me! It’s about one gorgeous Florida Model known as Reiko.

Even In Death // Florida Model Reiko

When the Queendom gets overtaken by darkness, even long after she is gone… The Queen will return for her Queendom. Blinded by the pain of her people, she sees change within her irises. Even in death, her love for her Queendom– the empire that she built — is still her main priority.

Mindlessly, she wanders with an open heart and fire in heart until she realizes that the city she once loved, the power she once had has fallen. Some say that she is crazy… That she is non-existent, a faint memory of the Queen that once was.

She does not let that deter her… She calls out to you like a siren… Dark and inviting. Together you will start a new empire in the darkness. One where no one shall hurt, and no one shall perish. She calls out to you, summons you with barely a breath.. whispers.. “Will you come along with me?” Even in death, the Queen’s love goes on.

Some say that those who have denied the Queen of her invitation have never been seen again…

Even in death, her love goes on.

What is Reiko Rocking?

Reiko is a Florida model whose style is as unique as her personality. Practically a patron at Rave And Rockers, she brings forth a different look to every photoshoot. In this session, she’s rocking a Shop Kinky Girly harness, collar, and leg garters. Her nails were done by Anastasia Totty and her makeup done by Gabbie Johnson. Follow Reiko on Instagram for more updates, more looks, and more shoots!

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Closeup of Reiko in Tempest Harness from Shop Kinky Girly

A closeup of her in the leg garters from Shop Kinky Girly .

 

That’s a wrap! Do you want your own session?

You can book your own session with Jasemine Denise Photography here and if you donate to JDP’s Patreon, you can win a free photoshoot!

Featured Photography Portrait Studio Portraits

Portrait Session: Shae for B Ivy Creations

Hello there Kings and Queens! While I’ve been dabbling in the new studio we’ve been building from the floor up, I never imagined I’d be making such beautiful things in it so soon. I’m a lover of all things vintage but I must admit that this work of art you’re about to witness isn’t courtesy of me. I mean, sureeee. I’m the photographer, but all the styling is done by the model Shae, the hairstylist Brandon Ivy, and his gorgeous wife and makeup enthusiast, Denise.  So are you ready to witness the first official B Ivy Creations x Jasemine Denise Photography collaboration?

Portrait Session: Shae

B Ivy Creations x Jasemine Denise Photography

When Brandon first introduced me to Shae, I must admit that I was mind blown. She’s stunning like a porcelain doll with such an absolute sweet personality. When he told me that he was choosing her for a completely styled look.. I was elated.

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A closer look at her hair and makeup..

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Team Credit:
Model: Shae Ferguson | Instagram 
Hair styled and cut by: B Ivy Creations | Instagram |
Makeup Artist: Denise Ivy
Photographer: Jasemine Denise Photography
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Featured Photography Portrait

Nina – Flower Child

Nina has been waiting for her time to shine. Diligently shooting behind the scenes with Jasemine Denise Photography for a little over two months now, she’s been bearing the cold, the wind and the rain. Finally.. her time has come. I still can’t believe it’s finally spring in Chicago. I honestly felt like this day was never going to come. Fun fact about Nina, she thrives in the sunlight. She’s got such a vivid and bright personality! She’s got the absolute personality of a flower child. It’s a beautiful thing!

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They say that a truly free spirit cannot be tamed.

The essence of Nina is that she can go from a stone cold model face to a carefree black girl in a heartbeat. That is simply because that’s who she is. She’s got a beautiful smile and a creative spirit. The essence is deeply rooted within her. While she can be emotional and very serious, she can also be the kicked back girl you can catch an episode of Dragon Ball Z with.

Hidden depths are a gift.

It’s not long in any session before it simply blossoms out of Nina. It starts as a simple stare, which later transforms into a smile.. Eventually her inner essence consumes her and seemingly brightens everything else around her. Nina Riggins - Jasemine Denise Photography - Spring 2016-26Nina Riggins - Jasemine Denise Photography - Spring 2016-85

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The Wayward Winds of A flower child always blow away..

… but Nina will be back! Not shying away from the lens, Nina already has an extended archive of photoshoots with JDP all coming soon for your eyes only. As always, if you can’t get enough.. Make sure you pop on over to the photo blog to get your behind the scenes look from this session and others like it. You can follow Nina, the gorgeous model featured in this session on Instagram.

Keep your eyes peeled for another photo session with Jasemine Denise Photography and don’t forget to subscribe to the blog.