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Super Orange Sunday: Not Your Average Waifu

Super Orange recently released the first SO lookbook called Glitter and Guillotines and it is absolutely dangerous! If you wanna see some babes in some badassasery, you’ve come to the right place. Super Orange is an amazing clothing company based out of Oregon. The brand has been described by the owner as being about wearing what you love, what makes you feel amazing and being as comfortable as possible.

It’s my honor to present to you in the coming Sundays every single submission the ladies of Jasemine Denise Photography created for the magic that is Super Orange.

Super Orange Sunday // Guillotines:

Not Your Average Waifu

I’m not gonna lie. I didn’t think I was going to get into this lookbook. I definitely didn’t think I was gonna make the front page. Once you open up the lookbook, there’s me. I remember thinking that my look was going to be too out there. Imagine my surprise meeting the owner of Super Orange and finding out that he actually ended up loving my look so much that my favorite picture was also his.

After Glitter and Guillotines was released, there was a perfect description of the thought of what I was going for with my set as the definition of what Guillotines represented. Guillotines is for cutting the negativity and toxicity that life throws at your daily and uniting with other Beautiful And Dangerous babes. 

Not Yours.

Time to get personal.

The term “Waifu” means wife. I spent about four or five years adjusting to the fact that I was never going to be that. Someone’s everything, someone’s love of their life… That’s a terrifying thing to come to terms late at night, alone in your bed. It wasn’t a bad realization though. I realized, maybe I didn’t want to be the wrong person’s waifu. Maybe, I wanted to focus on what it meant to be loved and to love before I went on a mission to find love. Once I came to terms with that, I started encouraging other women around me to take the journey as well. It’s not just about saying “Love yourself!” It’s deeper than that. When a woman starts to love herself, it’s empowering, it’s self improving, it’s beautiful… and most of all.. It’s dangerous.

Learning to love yourself is a take no shit oath. It’s like carrying a bat around that says, “You can’t hurt me because I won’t take anything like that sitting down. So back up before I love myself so loudly that it shakes you off your feet.” The way you hold your head up high, the way you walk, the clothes you wear, the confidence you radiate… These are all things that act as a shield, the most powerful weapon you have against protecting your heart. When you meet the person who worships you as the queen that you are, you’ll slowly let your guard down and it’ll be worth it because you’ll know. The problem is that we give our hearts to people that we don’t know will break them.  When you learn to love yourself, you learn to see the enemies… Ones who are just in it to break your heart. You become the one with the power.

 

wearing a Sugarbone ‘Babe With The Power” pin and a Garbage Humans BTVS “Slayer” pin

Remember Who has the power of the Guillotine..

Stay tuned. There are so many more awesome shoots from the Super Orange Lookbook coming to this blog in the upcoming Sundays.

But also.

Get yourself a copy of the Super Orange Glitter and Guillotines Lookbook or heads will roll!
(Get it like Guillotines.. The beheading device? Ahh, nevermind!)

Also. Don’t forget to scoop you some Super Orange gear because look book #2, is coming soon.

Conceptual Photography Published

Published! Left At The Altar \\ Nina

This photoshoot has been published in the “Left At The Altar” issue of Gothesque Magazine.  Don’t forget to check out other published photoshoots that Jasemine Denise Photography has been so lucky to be a part of. This is Nina’s first published shoot but it is far from her first photoshoot with JDP. In fact, there’s a bit of an ironic twist to this set. She first had her anniversary shoot with her husband and she was wearing her wedding dress during it. At the end of the shoot, she wasn’t too keen on taking the dress back home so she left it with us. As myself and the creative director for this set held her dress in our arms, I wondered to myself: “Is she ever going to come back for this?”

Plot Twist: She did and she jumped into it one more time before she hung it up.

Gothesque called for a Left At The Altar concept and we couldn’t resist poking fun at the fact that Nina was already married. Nonetheless, it was she who had the idea that she would cry being left at the altar. So it begins.

Left At The Altar // Nina

Published in Gothesque Magazine

Our tale starts with a solemn Nina waiting.. Bouquet in hands, wedding shoes on her feet… She stands waiting patiently for her lover to show for her special day. Face hopeful, flowers clutched tight, there’s not a shadow of doubt in her mind that this is her biggest day. The best day of her life..Nina Riggins - Left At The Altar - Jasemine Denise PhotographyNina Riggins - -eft At The Altar-10Nina Riggins - -eft At The Altar-8

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There she waited until the yellow had died and the wind turned cold.. Her hope died with the sunlight, and the realization dawned on her… He wasn’t coming. Her dream wedding had become her worst nightmare. When she looked back at me, her makeup had run and sadness was evident in her eyes. “Nina!” I called out but in one swift motion, she had fallen to the floor.. crying… wailing even. Hopeless of words, I had no idea what to say.

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Pain flowed through me when I realized that this would be a moment that changed the poor girl’s life forever. She was left standing on her special day by the man she thought she’d loved… I closed my eyes to bury tears… “You’re still beautiful.” Her voice uttered almost too soft for me to hear. “You’re still beautiful and you are a queen.” When I opened my eyes, she was gone.

I ask myself everyday.. What ever happened to the Queen who was left at the altar?

Fin.

This photoshoot can be seen in Gothesque’s Anniversary Issue Volume 2 which you can buy right here. Start yourself a collection of published Jasemine Denise Photography photoshoots that you can sit right next to my novels. Oh and what happened to the Queen who was left at the altar? Her boyfriend finally came back from the car to help reapply some of her makeup. He couldn’t have been more proud hearing that she got her first publication!

Proof that Nina was indeed not left at the altar. Her husband just had to take a break from his MUA duties.

Proof that Nina was indeed not left at the altar. Her husband just had to take a break from his MUA duties.

Nina is one of the models we work with pretty frequently. As a matter of fact, believe or not.. She was just in a photoshoot I shared with you guys a few weeks ago. If you can’t get enough of her.. you can most definitely follow her on Instagram or on her brand new Facebook! 

Thanks again to Gothesque for sharing something so special with us, (don’t forget to get your copy) we’re honored!

Also. Follow Jasemine Denise Photography on everything!

Cosplay Photography Published

Published! Genderbent Jack Skellington Cosplay

Happy Halloween you guys! This photoshoot has been published in Pump Magazine, issue 42. Don’t forget to check out other published photoshoots that Jasemine Denise Photography has been so lucky to be a part of! This shoot is especially special because it is the first publication for both myself and Pokahontas and what are the odds that it’d be a genderbent Jack Skellington cosplay. It’s her favorite character after all. Buy a copy because we’re big and bold on page 42! Continue Reading