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Cosplay Photography

Poison Ivy Cosplay // Laura Joy

Yes, that’s right. A Poison Ivy cosplay. You could say Jasemine Denise Photography has a thing for the Gotham Universe.. and you’d be right. It’s not even just Gotham though. You’ve seen your favorite photographer as Storm, you’ve seen Rose Romanova as Black Canary and now… Laura Joy as not just Poison Ivy… Nah, this is a BOMBSHELL Poison Ivy cosplay.

Bombshell Poison Ivy Cosplay
Harness from SKG Designs // Makeup by: MUAGDJ

At this time, Laura was fairly new to the Jasemine Denise Photography model roster.  She was nervous, but she was adventurous coming in the SKGxJDP boudoir session at the very last second, and slaying everyone in her presence’s life. Truly living up to her cosplay as Poison Ivy. Her makeup was an intricate affair created by Gabbie, our lead makeup artist who worked diligently with Laura to create something that was poisonous but very avante garde…

Photographer’s Secret: I was terrified stepping into this session. As a photographer, it’s almost frowned upon for you to admit that. The industry tells you to be confident, kick ass, and don’t show any weakness. Welp. I was scared because I wanted Laura to feel confident and gorgeous because.. Well she is. She took my expectations, shattered them, and created her own mold to break. Five seconds into the session, you couldn’t have every told me that she had just started modeling. No… This was pure talent.

Bombshell: bomb·shell ˈbämˌSHel/ 1.) One who is amazing, stunning or devastating.

Yes, that sounds about right. Amazingly, devastatingly, stunning!

Laura, wearing an overbust and a Tempest Harness from SKG Designs definitely make this session less about the cosplay and more about the concept. 

A closeup look at Laura:

Gabbie really took her time with the detail on this. The leaves are literally composed of glitter. This year, I’ll be sharing a lot more photoshoots featuring her makeup, so make sure you follow her on Instagram. Laura’s also modeling the Tempest Harness in red from SKG Designs over her overbust corset.

To see more of Laura’s photoshoots, follow her on Instagram! She’ll be back sooner than you think.

boudoir Photography weddings

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. 

Couples Photography

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!