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Recess Cosplay // Cosplay Sass + Glitter Goddess

Recess was one of my absolute favorite One Saturday Morning cartoons growing up. When Cosplay Sass and the Glitter Goddess came to me and mentioned a recess cosplay collaboration, I jumped at the opportunity. Convention season is among us! I mean, Anime Central is literally this weekend!

Recess Cosplay // Cosplay Sass + Glitter Goddess
Jasemine Denise Photography

When I was little, the most painfully crazy moment in One Saturday Morning history was finding out that Spinelli’s first name was Ashley. Holy identity crisis! My best friend at the time too was named Ashley and I came into school the next day skeptical. The Ashley I knew was more like Spinelli, a tomboy and a cool girl. I had decided that day that any other Ashley was my sworn enemy.

This recess cosplay is about to show you my inner cartoon nerd.. which as I’ve grown has grown apart from me. (Seriously, the last cartoon I binge watched was The Fairly Odd Parents, and apparently Cosmo and Wanda.. had kids?)

Anyway!

Ashley B // Glitter Goddess

Ashley B, in the cartoon was supposed to be the gossip one who was really into fashion.. Remember when she kicked Ashley A out for not wearing Purple On Purple Day? Bri channelled that vibe perfectly, even though she’s nothing like the character in real life. However, she did come.. carrying “The Rules” of the Ashley Club.

Spoiler Alert: I didn’t know I wasn’t the only one in my friends circle who couldn’t spell Wednesday. Don’t trip, Bri.. That’s how I try to spell it too.

Ashley Spinelli // Cosplay Sass.

The toughest kid on the playground, and honestly the sassiest cosplayer on my cosplay roster, Cosplay Sass truly is Spinelli. They have no problems channeling some of the most evil characters on the silver screen. Yet, as Spinelli.. It’s just perfect.

Spinelli was a badass to me because even though her first name was Ashley, she had no interest in being an Ashley.

Are you looking to be a part of the Ashleys?

We’re gonna do a full version of this recess cosplay after Anime Central and we’re looking for more Ashleys! Drop a comment if you’re down to be a part of the cast of recess! In the meantime, follow Glitter Goddess and Cosplay Sass on Instagram and don’t hesitate to wave them down if you catch them at Acen this year.

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Mini Sessions Photography The Photographer

Jasemine Denise // All Plaid Everything

Happy Monday, Kings and Queens! Plaid is my favorite… Like unnecessarily. Specifically Tartan plaid. You’ve seen me in plaid at least a thousand times (My favorite being ClaustroClothic #32) So you know I had to do an entire shoot themed around it. I’d like to give a special thanks to Rayshone over at Weave N Luxury. This wig has seen me through the best and the worst. Love, love, love it!

All Plaid Everything // Jasemine Denise

I’ve never seen a diamond in the flesh..
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies..

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Brands Worn in This Session: Dolls Kill, SKG Designs, H&M,
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Mini Session Monday // Santiago – Robin Hood

Robin Hood, you remember him. Robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. He was my favorite growing up… Here’s where it gets confusing. When I was younger, I thought Robin Hood and Peter Pan were the same person. To me, if Robin Hood and Peter Pan were the same person, then clearly I was a lost boy because I am Rufio. Plot Twist: Now, if I’m Rufio.. Then Santiago is Peter Pan.. (Robin Hood, whatever)

Robin Hood // Santiago

Have you ever wondered what’s underneath the hood?

Wonder no more.

Wanna see more of Robin, outside the hood?

This is your first look at Santiago, but far from his first session with me. Follow him on Instagram to see more of his photoshoots. Also, he will be making a smoldering appearance on the JDP Patreon alongside Iowa Model Vixen Domo.

Pledge a $1 to catch the behind the scenes photos from the session!

Stay tuned, because there are so much more photoshoots dropping this week!

 

Photography

Heaven In Hiding // Chicago Model Brooce

Have you met Brooce yet?
If you haven’t, let me give you the lowdown. She’s down to earth. She’s got an infectious laugh. She’s one of Jasemine Denise Photography’s 2018 models, and creating couture fantasy looks is how poison. Trapped in a our world, Chicago model Brooce can be better described as a fairy– a majestic creature who has not yet taken full form. Don’t worry. You’ll get to watch her evolution live on JDcom as she unleashes all her wildest creative inhibitions.

Heaven In Hiding // Chicago Model
Brooce

They always say Heaven is a place on earth with you…

Angels hear it everyday. What they never tell you is that once you step out of heaven’s gates to find your place on earth… You can’t turn back.

They never tell you that if you lose your heaven… That there’s no getting it back. Heaven is a place on earth but on earth there are also other things. There are demons. There is destruction. Once you step down from grace, you are a mortal.. You are someone else’s heaven. You are hiding in the beauty of something you once chased.

It’s not all bad.

Taking the plunge means that you become someone else’s heaven. You are someone else’s light. You bring life to them that they weren’t exactly looking for but are glad they found. Yet, what happens when you become the darkness? What happens when the angel turns her back on paradise and becomes Heaven in Hiding.

Where will you go when you go into hiding?

What do you think? Did you love Brooce’s Look?

She’s wearing the velvet Pentegram Harness in pink from SKG Designs. You can use her discount code “Br00c3” for discounts! Also, you should follow her on Instagram to see the many looks she puts together. Talk about creative. You’ll see her again soon. <3

Visit the SKG Archives for more shoots with clients, brand ambassadors, etc. 

Also, did you catch the trailer for this photoshoot? Created by Ray Collins:

Couples Photography

Bec and Angelo // Chicago Photographer Jasemine Denise

I say it all the time, that I love love. Being a Chicago photographer has changed the way I’ve looked at love. Seriously. I’ve come across every sort of relationship you could think of. There are things about love that never change though. The way a couple shifts nervously for their first photoshoot together. The way they quest for direction but as soon as you’ve snapped the first picture and given them a little space, they’re in their own little world… They’re in love. I never eavesdrop on the voices sweetly talking to one another. I just know that they feel safe. All that being said, this Chicago photographer is proud to bring you…

Bec and Angelo // Love

No matter how long it is, when a couple tells me how long they’ve been together, I’m proud. It typically sounds like I’m shocked because I’m overwhelmed with pride. For Bec and Angelo, it’s been four years. They’re a fun couple. You could seen the connection from a mile away.

It’s one of the most beautiful moments I’ve ever seen when you see people just disappear into their own world, a world they created together.

Aren’t they beautiful?

Do you want this Chicago photographer to photograph you and your partner? Book a session with Jasemine Denise Photography and let’s get you set up with an amazing session so you can share your love with all of your friends and loved ones.

In the meantime, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and pledge to the photography Patreon to win a chance at a free session. 

Family and Maternity Photography

Zuri’s First Birthday // Cake Smash Photoshoot

Most of you don’t know that I don’t just shoot models. Sometimes it’s families, sometimes it’s cosplayers, all the time it’s magic. Today it’s smish-smash, Zuri’s Cake Smash! This isn’t your ordinary cake smash photoshoot. It’s extremely unique because Zuri (officially a year old!) may not like cake? Haha, was that a spoiler alert?

Zuri’s First Birthday // Cake Smash Photoshoot

Let’s just start off by acknowledging that this one year old is an angel. An absolute angel. Her mother Jay, got her the cutest little outfit and there she stood as if she was a runway model in the making, proudly sporting her 1st birthday mermaid onesie!

 

Now the moment you’ve been waiting for… The cake smash!

Truth be told, I was a little nervous the way Zuri was eyeing this cake. Secret time: It wasn’t just her first cake smash photoshoot, it was mine too. I was nervous as she began to dig in. On first inspection, Zuri seemed confused. Her mother had to show her that it was okay to stick her hand in.

It all seemed well…
Until Zuri realized that she was making a mess on herself.

While most kids are eager to get messy, Zuri is not amused by these antics, and at this point I’m a little shook. What do we do?

We clean her off and let her try again.
At this point, her mom and I are rooting for her.
Come on Zuri.
You got it.

She looks ready!

Ladies and GENTLEMEN,
We have a successful cake smash!

Have you done a cake smash photoshoot yet?

Cake smash photoshoots are completely new to me! I had heard of them but I had never actually experienced one. I think for my first, this was one for the books. I’d like to thank Zuri and her mom Jay for letting me share their experience! Follow Jasemine Denise Photography on Instagram for more photoshoots coming forth and always remember that you can book a photoshoot for your child, yourself, or anyone else by filling out a booking form!

Cosplay Photography

RWBY | Atlanta Cosplayer | Shanice

Atlanta has some amazing cosplayers. I mean, truly amazing. So much so that I’ll be back down there in November for round two, so if you’re in Atlanta, you should book a session. I said all that to say that Shanice is no exception. As a matter of fact, we somehow managed to slay two different cosplay shoots in one day.

RWBY

Shanice | Atlanta Cosplayer

Shanice is amazing. Honestly, she’s a powerful human being. It’s in her stance, it’s in her vibe, and it’s in her smile. There was no doubt in my mind stepping into the backyard of my good friend Pandora’s land that she was about to bring a look to RWBY like non I’d ever seen before.

What’d you think? Shanice made a fantastic RWBY didn’t she?

You can follow this Atlanta cosplayer on Instagram to check out more of her fantastic cosplays and her fantastic natural hair journey!
If you’re in Atlanta in November, you should book a session because Jasemine Denise Photography is definitely coming back!
I had such a great time shooting Shanice and the rest of the gang, I couldn’t resist.
You can also check out the shoot I did with Ebby which fun fact was shot in the same place this session was!

Mini Sessions Photography

Dominque // Fashion Nova

New face alert, you’re about the meet the gorgeous Dominque!
Dominque has been modeling with JDP for a little over a year now and she’s been killing it. As she’s progressed, she’s started getting into makeup, is a Fashion Nova enthusiast and has been taking the state of Iowa by storm.

Are you ready?

Dominque x Fashion Nova.

Her shoes with the pavement with a strong presence of dignity. She flipped her ombre hair over her shoulder and placed her wrist at the crown of her head. Her chin lifted and the confidence appeared on her face like a calling. She was ready. Armed in her gorgeous Fashion Nova dress and cute matching heels, she stepped in front of the camera, prepared to show you how gorgeous she really is.

Just a Mini Session? Damn!

I know, I know. Dominque is gorgeous and there should be 11,000 more photos of this session. She has literally been working hard and killing it with JDP and other photographers all year. You can check out her Instagram for all her upcoming updates. This is just her debut on JDcom, we’ve got tons of photoshoots in the vault that will be coming soon! You want to see it the moment it releases? Feel free to subscribe to JDcom to see the latest photoshoots asap! 

 

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Mini Sessions Photography

Mini Session Monday: Noodlez

Happy Mini Session Monday, Kings and Queens. It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter in Chicago. The windy city is getting windier and everyone around me is already getting their winter clothes ready. Yet, I’m still nostalgic about autumn. I’m still anticipating the falling all the leaves and the the colors that come with it. Luckily, I wasn’t the only one. I do believe this is the first time I’m introducing you the beautiful Miss Noodlez, but trust me when I say you won’t be seeing the last of this adorable one!

Mini Session Monday: Noodlez

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Fan Friday: Jasemine Denise Photography Merch

You read that right! It’s your turn! Every few Fridays I’ll show off something I’m a fan of here at JDcom. I’ve fan girled about everything from fashion to books but I never dreamt that I would finally be something that other people can tangibly say they’re a fan of. Jasemine Denise Photography officially has a merch store where you’ll soon be able to buy prints, Polaroids and other awesome things but it already officially has its first preorder underway. Find out how you can get a limited edition piece of JDP history!

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