The past couple of months has been a little bit of a roller coaster for me and I knew it was time to make some changes. So, I took out my trusty, rusty, compass (who remembers Ernie’s from Sesame Street) and waited for it to tell me where to go. It told me what I already knew and it was to slow down a little in 2013. Which meant taking a leap of faith and making some changes. But I knew it was time for some new priorities and to take the time to work on some photography projects that I really wanted to concentrate on this year.
So when Amy, the editor of Ceremony Magazine, called me and asked if I wanted to do an editorial on Boudoir I jumped on it. Beauty, Glamor, Boudoir, whatever you like to call it I love making women feel beautiful. Whether the women decides to just do a beautiful portrait or if she decides to reveal a little more the results are always the same. They’ve find liberation, a self respect, self confidence, and new appreciation for themselves they didn’t have before. That is why these photographic sessions are so rewarding. Whether it is for a special someone or just for yourself something good always comes out of them.
One of the best things about this session was the wonderful women who helped make it wonderful. It may of been cold, and rainy outside but inside the suite was full of warmth and laughter. Special thanks to Tanja Lippert who did hair and make-up, Maria Chang for doing just whatever needed to be done, and Rachel Perscott from Scout Model Agency who didn’t even question what we asked her to do. The energy and excitement these women brought to the project just made it that more special and just one of the many reasons I love what I do.
Interested in setting up your own session? Just two words of advice “Do it”! You won’t regret it.
Hey everyone have you been putting off getting your pictures on the wall? Well today til Wednesday if you order a canvas 30×40 or larger it’s 30% off. Under 30×40 they are 20% off. Under two or more get an additional 5% off. Contact Jill with your order no later then Wednesday August 29th @ 11:59p.m. to get in on the deal! just e-mail Jill@jilljohnsonphotography.com and in the subject line write I WANT ART FOR MY WALLS! List size and images you want and Jill will get back with no later then Thursday to get your order in.
For example 16 x20′s are $300 You get it for $240! Buy two 16×20′s you pay $450 a savings of $150!
Well this is the year people! A year when you get that extra day to catch up on something. You get an extra 24 hours that you don’t normally have. I’d love to know what your going to do with your extra time. What is leap day and why do we have it? The geeky version of why we have leap year is so that the Gregorian Calender ( that most of the world uses) lines up properly with the earth’s rotation around the sun. The more fun and romantic version is that women can propose to men. Myths are that if a woman proposed to a man on Leap day he couldn’t say no. It was a way for a woman to take control of her own love life and to help along those men who were sitting on the pot a little too long if you know what I mean. This was a tradition that was pretty rampant until the 1960′s and free love took control of the world.
Well for me no matter why I’m thankful for the extra day. Here at Jill Johnson photography it is a very exciting Leap Day because we are launching the beginning of our new sites. Yes sites, you heard me correctly. We will be launching our new wedding, engagement, and boudoir site today which can be found at www.jilljohnsonweddings.com. Hopefully in the next week or two our new site www.jilljohnsonkids.com will be completed as well. (It is currently live as well as a teaser but is still under construction). On top of all that our blog has been experiencing a new overhaul and will shine in it’s full glory with all it’s bells and whistles. It has been very exciting and busy around here as we worked on creating a new interactive and user friendly site.
Now is all of it complete? No, but honestly, when is a site ever completed? It is like a woman’s wardrobe constantly changing and evolving. But I would love to point out some of the things about these new sites. First of all you can still find all of my work at www.jillljohnsonphotography.com. Here you’ll find a landing page that can direct you to the site you are most interested in. It will also give you a sneak peak of some of our most recent gossip, news, and photos on the blog preview strip, and last but not least special flower buttons for you to share what you found with your friends, families, and social medias. Keep checking back because we are still adding more things to all of these sites as they evolve but for now we felt it was a great teaser.
The blog and the kid/creative portrait site will also have some of these great features as well as some other little tidbits that we’ll share when they are closer to completion.
Most of all I would love to thank all the people who have helped me put this all together. It would have been released on the next leap year if not for their amazing help. Pamela Francisco of Pamela Francisco Illustration, Eric at Big Folio, Ken Leslie (blog builder extraordinaire),Luke Goodman for the films, Andy Mark, and of course all my fellow photo peeps for their support and suggestions.
I hope you enjoy looking over the new look and I would love to hear what you think! Stuff you love! Stuff you would still like to see! Suggestions will be taken in to consideration :). I love what I do and I”m so excited to be sharing just a little bit about my world.
Thank you so much for stopping by. We are currently in the beginning stages of creating a new blog experience and some of it is live now. Please be patient as we work thru the kinks and troubles that occur with this kind of update. Please keep checking as we will be releasing not one but two new sites.