Holiday mini sessions are live! November 4th and 5th at our Port Angeles, WA studio. LAST mini sessions of 2017!Read More
We did so many fun things, I was positive I knew what my favorites would be. But, somewhere right in the middle of the reveal, my "perfect" picture popped up, and it was not the one I thought it would be...Read More
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I figure it's about time I share a little bit about my own self love journey with y'all..
I grew up with parents who loved me fiercely, parents who weren't biologically mine. I was adopted right after birth then given back up for adoption shortly after due to some crazy circumstances that I'll never really understand- and that's where my now-parents found me. I share that with you because I really believe that experience planted some very strong themes of feeling inadequate and like I just never belonged. I distinctly remember laying in bed as a girl, maybe around age 9-10 and grabbing and pulling at my stomach so hard that it left marks, crying because I hated my body so much.
As I got older, I was incredibly aware of the fact that my body was much rounder than my friends. I compared myself with every single girl I knew, certain that I just wasn't as pretty, as good, as ANYTHING as them. Let me tell you, these feelings did NOT lead me to make great choices as a teen and even in my early 20's. I longed to be loved and accepted, leading me to look for that in some very bad places and in some very unhealthy ways.
I really don't think it was until I had my daughter that I realized just how crazy all of those beliefs were. I wanted something vastly different for her and knew that to teach her that, I had to change my own thinking. I'd been really working on my self image for a while when I started my Boudoir business, but so much of my healing has come with my JNP journey! Watching each of our girls come in and celebrate their beautiful selves, it has just been so powerful for me! This work has changed my life in so many ways, but the changes I've had internally, especially around my self perception have just been amazing. Encouraging each of you to grow, to love every single bit of your body has caused me to do just the same.
So really, thank you ladies. Thank you for being on this journey with me. <3
Very special, very BIG thank you to Ashlee Guest of Sincerely You Portraits in Lake Jackson, TX for the beautiful images of me shared here.
I was very nervous before my shoot! I was not nervous about getting undressed, or having other people see my body, but I could not at all imagine how I could possibly look "sexy". I can think of many ways to describe myself that make me proud. Smart, friendly, tenacious, confident, and pretty are a few. But never have I thought of myself, or been described by anyone else (to the best of my knowledge), as sexy. I was skeptical.
The shoot was amazing. I was nervous about how I would look, because it was so relaxed and I still couldn't imagine anything sexy coming from what I was doing. The girls at JNP were all so terrific in making me comfortable! I had all sorts of ideas of what it would be like naked in front of a camera, but it was nothing like I thought. I had fun, but I left still wondering how in the world that was going to translate into me looking sexy.
Then I had my viewing. I could not believe it was me in the pictures. I was HOT!! Even after 4 kids, 5 years of breastfeeding and at least 15 years past my prime, I was smoking hot. I saw my body in a way I had never looked at it before. It gave an edge to my confidence that I didn't expect. I didn't think I needed it, honestly. I've never really thought I had low self esteem, I never doubted that I was the best me I could be. But apparently I suffered from a body issue that I was unaware of, because now that I've seen myself through Jen's camera, I can see how beautiful I am.
I have a nice butt! Never in my life have I thought that before. It sounds like such a small thing, but sometimes I have to walk into rooms where I feel judged on my mere existence, and speak in front of people who clearly disapprove of me and what I do. Knowing that they probably aren't judging me on how I look, because I'm fucking hot, makes huge difference. I can concentrate on what I'm going to say, which is usually stuff that I believe is very important.
This was truly an experience that helped me grow. I will never forget it, and will most likely do it again at some point!
For me it's always been a struggle looking at myself in the mirror...
I was always trying to fit in or feeling as though some didn't like me because I weighed 90lbs. Now having matured a bit I realize that it doesn't matter. People should appreciate for who I am.
I've always had an interest in boudoir photos, now being with the right man I felt more confident to do them. I had so much fun and felt so awesome after and then amazing when I got to see the images. Seeing his reaction was also amazing.
There's beauty in all of us. Grasp it, enjoy it! - Shannon, age 46
So I was thinking
IF you ladies want it...
I could host a day of Boudoir TEASER sessions…
So, for those of you who are interested but not sure if you wanna commit to a full session (or heck if you just want a quick pick-me-up), you can come in and just see what it’s like!
It would be:
-$50 to book
-20 minute shoot
-Bring 1 outfit to wear
-You’ll need to come with your hair and makeup already done, or just be au naturel – you’ll look beautiful either way ♥
-4x6 prints sold separately $30 each
-High res digital images sold separately $100 each image
IF you are interested, book your spot here.
Our new Boudy Bank Accounts are now available!
Pre pay for your session so there is zero financial stress come photo shoot day.
Whether you book a session in our Port Angeles studio or want to come play with us at one of our Seattle Boudoir sessions- you can sign up for the Boudy Bank!
What is it?
A super easy way to pre pay for your photo session.
So any stress around paying for the products you love is GONE come session time. We want you to be able to really relax and just have fun!
Want more info?
Head over to the Boudy Bank sign up page for more info and to activate your account.
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We're bringing boudoir photography to Seattle! April 23rd & 24th my makeup artist and myself will be all yours. Come to our beautiful West Seattle Air B & B for the boudoir session of your dreams!
To reserve your Seattle Boudoir spot, please click here.
Can't wait to see you!
How old are you?: 39
What do you do for a living?: Underwriter
Why did you decide to book a session?: Initially a gift for my husband.
Did you have any fears about your photo shoot?: Nervous for sure about how my body would look.
Was the experience different from what you expected?: Yes, but in the best way.
What was your favorite part of the experience?: How good it felt about myself during and after my session. So much more than a gift for my husband, but a gift to myself
How did you feel when you saw your photos?: In awe at how awesome and sexy yet tasteful and classy they were.
Do you have any advice for other women who may be interested in their own boudoir shoot?: Just do it, such a rewarding experience that you for sure will cherish for years to come.
Did anything change about the way you see yourself as a result of your session?: Yes, I'm more self aware and appreciative of my curves. I used to want to cover up, now I'm comfortable accentuating them.
How did you like working with Jen & Alex?: They were both so sweet, funny and made me feel great both inside and out.
If you don't mind, would you please leave a testimonial below?: I have been trying to come up with something epic to write to you all to express my gratitude. Somewhere along the way over the past couple of years I lost my sense of self awareness and focused more on covering up. What started as a great birthday idea/gift for my husband has turned out to be something truly rewarding for myself as well. During my session I felt confident and sexy and found a new love for myself, it is AMAZING! I am back to showing off my curves, putting more effort into my hair in the morning and even wearing makeup. I forgot. How good it feels to look good, take pride and own it!!! For this I am truly grateful. THANK YOU! I got my groove back :)
How old are you?: 37
What do you do for a living?: Registered Nurse
Why did you decide to book a session?: I saw a friend's pictures and I thought they were great, tasteful and professional. Also, the Brigitte Bardot Boudie call inspired me to book a session
Was the experience different from what you expected?: I didn't have many expectations going in because I've never done a professional photo shoot, and it was for the Bardot Boudie call so didn't know what to expect! However, I was way more at ease than I expected. I was nervous when I walked through the door but within 5 minutes I felt like I was hanging out with old buddies!
What was your favorite part of the experience?: Getting professional makeup done, I've never seen myself in this light. Also, getting to try on so many different lingerie looks! Super fun.
How did you feel when you saw your photos?: I had mixed emotions, but mostly WOW I am beautiful!! Thank you Jen for capturing this. It's also a very raw way to view yourself and with that came the other feelings, it was like viewing my sexuality from another's eye. Very empowering.
Do you have any advice for other women who may be interested in their own boudoir shoot?: DO IT! I was uncertain why I even booked in the first place and walked in nervous but it was so fun and it's very empowering on many levels. Also, Jen and Alexandrea put you at ease right away and make you feel like you're a star!
Did anything change about the way you see yourself as a result of your session?: Yes, I see that I have many different looks and that I am beautiful in my own way. Also, I see myself as more brave because it took a lot of guts to do that!
How did you like working with Jen & Alex?: Wonderful! You two are a great team and I would book with you both again if I decide to do another boudoir shoot.
We're coming for ya Seattle ladies!
When: April 22nd & 23rd
Cost: $200 session fee, includes photo shoot in a gorgeous space, lingerie rental, signature retouching and your virtual ordering appointment. Digital images, prints and products are sold separately, full pricing info available here.
Ready to fall unapologetically in love with yourself? Book here.
My new studio opens next month and I'd love for y'all to see it! I'm throwing an open house January 2nd from 6 to 9pm. Come by to meet me and my talented makeup artist Alexandrea, as well as some other girls with local businesses.
I'm opening up my Valentine's Day minis!
Cost: $99 session fee (normally $200!)*
What: One outfit + white sheet
Click to book!
My little black books will be discounted to $300, including 20 images inside (no digitals included) for this event!
*photos and products are sold separately. Makeup is an additional $40.
Black Friday deals are LIVE now! This is the only time of year this deal is active! Save 30% on any gift certificates. Perfect way to prepay a chunk of your product order. Already had your session? Grab a gift certificate and use it towards those other products you had your eye on! Deal ends Monday 11/28 at 12pm.
Meet Liz! She is such a fun, bubbly person! Liz booked her session as an anniversary gift for her fiance, but once she saw the photos of herself she couldn't believe her eyes. Liz said she was in shock at just how beautiful she really is and I am so thankful I was able to show that to her!
About her experience with myself and Alexandrea, Liz wrote " These girls were so welcoming from the get go. Very professional and comfortable. I had no worries and no uncomfortable situations while in their presence. The studio is very private, although I'm not bashful, so it wouldn't have bothered me anyways. Jen was very informative with all the posing for the photos as well since I was new to posing. And Alex used some magical creations on my face to make it flawless and so soft. I think her word was "porcelain". It was amazing. Great gals."
I am so grateful for the chance to get to know Liz a bit!
Booking for my white sheet mini sessions is officially open!
When: 11/5, spaces are VERY limited since they were open to my VIP group first
Cost: $100 creative fee + $40 makeup fee, images and products are sold separately. An exclusive little black book is available for this ONLY!
What: 45 minute session featuring your cute boudie wrapped up in a sexy white sheet! You'll need to wear some undies too (preferably skin-toned), but they won't show in the photos!
If you've been wanting to experience a boudoir session, but money is a little tight or you wanted a simpler style, this is a great opportunity for you!
Want to claim a spot?? Email me- email@example.com and put white sheet mini in the subject line!
Meet Robin, one of the bravest souls I've met. Robin originally booked her boudoir session with me for a special gift for her husband. Although she went into it fearful of the unknown, Robin said it was much more relaxing than she'd expected and she was surprised at how much fun we had!
It was important to Robin to share her images that showcased her scars, left from her double mastectomy after a battle with breast cancer. Robin really wanted to express to women that sexuality (and beauty!) is inside of all of us, not just the outside.
Robin says, "Jen did a great job of letting me vocalize with my scars that I saved my life with my choices...and I am full of life by the way! All survivors are full of a life that many will never understand. Show off those scars as they are the trophies for our tears! "
Here are a few of the beautiful, soul bearing images from Robin's session.
My very favorite outfits for boudoir sessions are bodysuits, hands down! They are super flattering no matter what shape you are- they can be flirty and feminine or fun and sporty. Did I mention how much I love them? hah!
Here are some of my favorite bodysuits...