Holiday Editorial Shoot | Jessica Janae| Fashion Photographer

holiday fashion photo shoot | Jessica Janae Photography| top fashion photographer

Its shoots like this that keep me going some days. These shoots are what I consider my creative outlet.

Bella and Elise are some of the most beautiful young girls I have ever seen in my life. They are both tall and elegant and beautiful dancers. I consider them my muses. Whenever I have an idea for a shoot I instantly picture one of them. I have been dying to shoot them together all year.

We had a lot of fun up at Bella’s house styling the shoot, trying on clothes, doing hair and makeup, eating chips haha. It reminded me of being in high school again when thats all I’d do. Before the business end of photography came about! Makes you remember why you love photography in the first place.

The entire shoot was less than an hour. I knew the look I wanted and went for it. We took probably 10 frames in Bella’s bedroom, a few minutes by the mantle and in the window sill. Them being dancers and me a past dancer and then coach I feel like we are just on the same brain waves. They know exactly what I mean when I show them or explain to them what I want them to do, its so easy.

We then trudged through the 3 feet of snow outside to a little lane only about 100 feet from the house. The snowflakes were huge and seemed to be falling in slow motion. Exactly what I had imagined only better.

I hope you guys enjoy the images as much as I do! xoxo

Happy holidays!

White dress- Free People

Red dress- H&M

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J Bella Fashion Shoot | Pocatello, Idaho | Jessica Janae

Got to take a little road trip with my assistant Dayna to Pocatello, which I forget exists haha! Who knew it was such a freaking cute old town?! Jamie, the owner is one of the nicest humans I’ve ever met on the entire planet and gave me complete creative freedom to do whatever we wanted around the town. Even climbing up on the rooftop which is my fave. I Loved how all the models were so different. Different ethnicities and body types etc. I just think it makes it so much more realistic for the customers. Hope you enjoy! Go check out their shop!! http://www.jbellashop.com/

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Jessica Janae Photography | Monday Tip | City Locations and Lighting

Hey everyone! Today’s tip is about shooting outdoors on location.

When I am shooting on location, especially in the city I focus on finding the light and then placing my subjects in it. instead of thinking about the subject and background first I look around and find the best pockets of light around the spot we’re at. And light streak on the ground, across the wall or through the trees i take note of and then throw my subject right in.

Don’t be afraid of shooting in direct sunlight or even side light like in the video, as long as you expose for their skin it will turn out amazing! Once get over the fear of shooting in direct sunlight front or back lit it will change your photography. Light gives your pictures a magical vibe you can get in no other way. Get out of the safe shadows. Especially in city type locations when you want it to look cool and edgy. Shade will just make it look blah if you stay there the entire time!

As always let us know what you think! Please comment below with any future video ideas, things you want to learn in the future, and questions!!

 

xoxo

Jess

Jessica Janae Photography | Backstage Pass | Day of the Dead Halloween Shoot

Hey yo everyone!!! This weeks backstage pass video is of our rad Halloween shoot from a few weeks back! We collaborated with so many amazing people (all listed below), and all threw our ideas into the pot to make a different sort of Day of the Dead shoot! Complete with a dead skeleton girl who has come back to haunt and slowly suck the soul of the “other woman” who has married her husband, is a witch and was behind her murder. Atleast that’s what I think the shoot was about hahahah. Sometimes I just gotta make up a story to get the flow going.

We shot this at the SLC cemetery, starting right before nightfall. It was a tad bit terrifying once the sun was completely down. We found the creepiest spot in the whole place under some old trees with crumbling gravestones. There were some people visiting the cemetery and joggers going by who were probably horrified seeing some witch on a hill standing over a table with candles and a cauldron hahaha.

Halloween has been my favorite holiday my entire life and I’ve never once done a Halloween shoot. No idea how thats even happened. Be looking forward to the reveal of these pics in a few days. Xoxo happy Halloween

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Hair: Emma’s Parlour @emmas_parlour

Makeup: Jessica Marie Makeup @jessicamariemakeup

Paper Flowers: The Lovely Ave @thelovelyave

White Dress: Chantel Lauren @chantellaurendesigns

Black Dress: Natalie Wynn @nataliewynndesign

Models: Makenna McReynolds @makenna_alyse, Jessie Carden @jessiecarden

Little Unicorn | Salt Lake City, Utah | Jessica Janae fashion shoot

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Oh bless Little Unicorn. My good grief their stuff is amazing. They have an awesome team of people who are super talented and super kind. All their patterns you see were hand painted by the girls on their team. They’re different than any other baby blankets I’ve seen. Such gorgeous patterns and the softest of all time. of all time haha.  Me and my husband love them and want a huge kind size quilt !!!

So this shoot happened over a few days. Starting at my studio. It was a crazy day of moms and toddlers and newborns and all sorts of kid madness! Which I actually love because I absolutely love babies and I love shooting movement, which kids are doing every minute of every shoot, so, bam. haha…

I used my own kids for a few pieces and shot them just playing in my parents backyard. I handed them a few things and let them run around and play for an hour chasing them and trying to capture real life feel. So hopefully you all can feel that realness.

Anyways I hope you all enjoy! check out little unicorn here –

http://littleunicorn.com/

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Jessica Janae Photography Monday Tip | Lightroom Basics

Supppp y’all. For today’s backstage pass vid I’m gonna show you how I flow through my shoots in Lightroom. Sorting files and then making presets. Everyone asks me what presets I use, the pack I bought and love to use is VSCO. Best ever. But mainly I use my own presets. I’ve made soooo many of them it’s like 5 packs right there. I’ve held onto them for a long time cuz I think they give me a specific look that’s a little different but I’m gonna let hem loose on the world soon and sell them cuz they’re rad. So be watching out for the announcement for that!

Anyways I hope this is helpful for your newer Lightroom users! Thanks for watching!

xoxo

Jessica Janae Photography Backstage Pass | Winter Discount!

Hey everyone! For today’s backstage pass I’m throwing it back to last winter when I did a bridal shoot with the most breathtaking couple in some beautiful and freezing weather. Plus some seriously deep snow. Like up to my shoulders. Yikes! I fell in so many times it was ridiculous. I hate love winter. It’s sooooooo beautiful in pictures. Like magical from another world looking but me and winter other than photo shoots hate each other.

So this winter season I decided to do a discount for anyone who books from now through march.15% off anything excluding wedding packages. So if your wanting a family shoot, engagements only, bridals only, portrait session, boudoir shoot etc you can take 15% off! If you’re wanting family pictures taken in time for Xmas cards you’ll need to book this week to get them in time so email me with any questions or to book!

Xoxo

Jess

Jessica Janae Continuous light | Light for Sale | Tutorial


Hey guys! So for todays tutorial I wanted to show you a little continuous light that I have used for some time now for shoots that we will now be selling in our store!

They’re slim and small can fit in all my camera bags but give off so much light! I mainly like to use them for receptions during the first dance and the big group dancing! I have also used them when its super dark in my studio to make a beauty dish look on the models face. For weddings I will stand it on a table or ledge of some sort and get backlit shots as well as front lit. Sometimes I put one on a table behind the couple and then hold one in my hand to get the front of the couple which makes a very pretty look for the first dance! Anyways these lights are super fun to play with and a great thing to have at every reception cuz you never know what lighting you’re gonna run into!

We are selling them for $30 in the store! xoxo

http://jessicajanaephotography.com/product/jessica-janae-portable-light/

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Jessica Janae Photography Backstage Pass | Day in the Life

Hey guys it’s Dayna!! This week we thought it would be fun for you guys to see what goes on with Jess and I on a daily basis! It is just chaos all the time but somehow we manage to get through the day and have so much fun.

Here’s kind of what a normal day looks like for us. I get over to Jess’s house around 9 or 10… Or 11… ;) And we go over what we need to get done that day. Most the time Jess has made me a beautiful (and long) to do list haha. Jess attempts to edit while her insane(ly cute) kiddos run rampant. We work through emails and talk with clients, which is usually interrupted by errands that need to be run and children that need to be fed. That’s pretty much our day, and then if there’s a shoot in the evening we get all the equipment packed up and ready to go and hop in the car! I love going on shoots with Jess. I always learn a thousand million things. Then when the shoot’s over we pretty much always stop for food because we’re starving… And because food. So yeah!!! That is our life!

Hope you guys enjoyed the video, come back next week for more insanity!!!

Dayna

The Power of Posing| Giveaway Rules | Seminar Announcement

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Planning on attending the “Power of Posing” seminar ?!?!

Well heres how you can enter to win a free seat!

1. Go to our Seminars page on our website and reserve your spot for only $100 down

2. Comment on todays instagram seminar post and tag 3 friends who would be interested in joining us at the seminar!

3. Share todays instagram post on your page and tag @jessicajanaephotography and type “Jessica Janae Photography Posing seminar Giveaway!” you could always add a tid bit about why you want this spot!!

Then watch for our friday “Backstage Pass Video” at 8pm when we will announce the winner!!!!!!! And whoever it is will get their $100 refunded and will be able to attend our seminar for free!

xoxo

good luck!!

This week’s tip video is less of a tip and more just an announcement because I’m SO EXCITED about our Power of Posing seminar coming up on October 17th!!!!!

We’ve hesitated doing more seminars fearing that serious professional photographers are becoming a little leery of what’s out there.  However, we know that there is a real desire for professional photographers to learn skills that will give them an edge.  There’s a reason some pick up a camera and create art and others simply capture a picture.  We have become known around the globe for our unique use of light and the ability to capture images that are striking and memorable.  What we propose to do with our first seminar is to show you what we see through the lens and how we capture it.  We want your experience to be beyond what you’ve experienced up to this point so we asked ourselves:

What if we have Ty French, McKenna Boley, Meg Legs and other famous models come for you to shoot for your portfolio?

-What if I shot a couple I had never met before so you could really see how I handle things?

- What if we go on an excursion to some of the the locations we use to capture our most stunning shots and put to practice what we learned?

-What if we fill a day with fun, food and teach the skills of posing , energy, and emotional composition we use to turn that photograph into a work of art?

Would you be interested?

Those that went before found it worth every penny.  Here’s a quick testimonial:

“The seminar was fantastic!!  Just what I needed to set me up for a successful 2014.  However I’m already seeing huge results in my work and turn around of bookings in just under a week of attending!  Jess really inspired me to pump up the confidence and I feel like I’m on fire right now!!  I can’t thank she and the rest of the team enough! Thank you a million times over!!”

These are a few of the models that will be there for the staged shoots for you guys to practice what you learn and there will be a few more that will be revealed as the date gets closer so stay tuned!

Makenna and Aaron McReynolds

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Ty French

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Jessica Diaz

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Chenelle Monique and her gorgeous family

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  • First half will be class time discussing the most important things to know when posing at weddings, family and fashion shoots. 
    • What 10 poses should you do every time? 
    • Which poses should you never do again?
    • How do you take charge of the wedding day? 
    • How do you get real emotion from your subjects? 
    • How do you take charge of a professional fashion model? 
    • How do you plan a shoot before ever going to a location? 
    • How do you get the “looks” you’re after? 

                  These are just a few of the topics we’ll be covering.  More details on the curriculum will be shared after you sign up.

  • Second half will be applying what you’ve learned as we shoot models and couples including brides, grooms and fashion models with hands on coaching from Jess.  

The seminar is $550 and will be held at our studio at 329 W Pierpont Ave, SLC.  We’ll be starting at 10:00 am and will most likely go until 4pm. We’ve decided to split the seminar payments into two parts if that would help. To reserve a spot put down $100 then the balance a week before the seminar.  Feel free to pay the full amount if you’d like.  Make payment by going to your PayPal account, click on “Send Money” and use jessica@jessicajanae.com as the “Send To” email address.

What to bring:

Your camera, fully charged batteries, empty SD cards, lenses, and whatever else you feel you need to operate your camera and save your pictures.

I cannot wait for this seminar it’s going to be the best one yet!! I’m excited to meet all of you and teach you a few of my secrets!

xoxo

Jess