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  • I’m Jasmine

    With over 7 years experience in the modeling industry as a "Plus Size" model in New York City, I have learned and practiced all of the TOP-SECRET fashion and beauty techniques to creating stunning and mesmerizing images of women with REAL bodies.

    Jasmine E. Photography, LLC provides a one of a kind experience and unique one-on-one service for women and brides.

Portrait Couture – Victoria Lee Look 4 – NYC Beauty Photographer

I’m pretty sad that I’m nearing the end of the images from my shoot with Victoria. If you’ve been following for the last several days, you’ll already know Victoria is a professional plus size model with FORD models. If you’ve missed the last few post, you can go check out her first three looks here, here and here. I’ll wait while you go check those out!:)

You back?  Good!

Today I’m sharing the Beauty Shot. When working with models and adding to their portfolio, it’s extremely important to be able to provide a great Beauty Shot.  A true beauty shot in this instance to models is akin to  head shots for actors. The purpose they serve are to show casting directors and all future clients the real and natural you. These  images shouldn’t be super stylized or made to “look like”  L’Oreal, or Cover Girl ad campaigns. These  images however are supposed to help you book those types of jobs by showing casting directors your hair, your skin and teeth, your smile and the overal symmetry of your face. A  model is just the blank canvas for a specific JOB.

With that in mind, I knew it would be very, very important to keep Victoria’s beauty shot “Soft, Fresh & Feminine”.

Portrait Couture, Beauty Shot, New York City Glamour Photographer, Jasmine E. Photography
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Glamour Photographers NYC, new york portrait photographer, women
Portrait Couture, Beauty, New York City Glamour Photographer, Jasmine E. Photography
Portrait Couture, Beauty, New York City Glamour Photographer, Jasmine E. Photography

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March 6, 2013 - 12:33 PM

Sarah T - I love this set, especially the 2nd image from the bottom… so relaxed, confident, and beautiful!

March 6, 2013 - 12:34 PM

Huong Forrest - This woman is so FIERCE!!! Such a beauty and I LOVE how you’ve captured her!

March 6, 2013 - 2:17 PM

Sarah Sunstrom - Her skin is glowing! Stunning!

March 6, 2013 - 2:20 PM

Sarah - OH EM GEE! These are STUNNING Jasmine! I can’t even put into words. These are amazing and she is STUNNING!

March 6, 2013 - 3:26 PM

Audrey - Gorgeous! You nailed the lighting.

March 6, 2013 - 8:14 PM

Megan - Beautiful images!

March 7, 2013 - 1:01 PM

Laura - She is Gorgeous!!

March 8, 2013 - 1:31 AM
March 8, 2013 - 1:30 PM

Kim Kravitz - Wow! She is stunning!! Beautiful set of images!

Portrait Couture – Victoria Lee Look 3 – Plus Size Model Photographer Jasmine E. Photography

I’m very,  VERY excited for today’s share. Actually I’ve been very excited about each and every share from this photo shoot. To re-cap, you can see Victoria’s first and second looks here and here. Victoria is a professional plus size model represented by FORD Models. As you can see, she’s really quite beautiful. I feel really awesome about all the work I’ve shared from this shoot over the last few days, but I think I’m in love with these images in particular because they’re composed with two of my most favorite creative muses:

Sun flare and Sequins!!!

I LOVE, Love, Lovelove, luuuurve! sun flare. I first blogged about it almost three years ago here. And Sequins?? What woman doesn’t love a little sparkle in her life? Even I, myself am wearing a sequin dress in my profile picture up there at the top of this page,  if you haven’t noticed already.:)Nothing screams feminine and fresh like a sparkly wardrobe. At least, I don’t think there is. But if you know of anything else, be sure to fill me in please!;)You can see more about my sequined obsessions here, here, and of course on Pinterest here.  And perfectly exposed sun-flare makes for a few really soft and dreamy images.  There are those three words again “Soft, Fresh & Feminine” – I love this look for Victoria.

Portrait Couture - Sequins - Glitter - Fashion - Plus Size Model Photographer - Sun Flare - Jasmine E. Photography
Portrait Couture - Sequins - Glitter - Fashion - Plus Size Model Photographer - Sun Flare - Jasmine E. Photography
Portrait Couture - Sequins - Glitter - Fashion - Plus Size Model Photographer - Sun Flare - Jasmine E. Photography
Portrait Couture - Sequins - Glitter - Fashion - Plus Size Model Photographer - Sun Flare - Jasmine E. Photography
Portrait Couture - Sequins - Glitter - Fashion - Plus Size Model Photographer - Sun Flare - Jasmine E. Photography
Portrait Couture - Sequins - Glitter - Fashion - Plus Size Model Photographer - Sun Flare - Jasmine E. Photography
Portrait Couture - Sequins - Glitter - Fashion - Plus Size Model Photographer - Sun Flare - Jasmine E. Photography
Portrait Couture - Sequins - Glitter - Fashion - Plus Size Model Photographer - Sun Flare - Jasmine E. Photography

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March 5, 2013 - 10:33 AM

Cherilyn H - Gorgeous! I’m loving that second to last one. :)

March 5, 2013 - 12:15 PM

patty - She is just stunning!

March 5, 2013 - 2:33 PM

Donna Beck - These pictures are gorgeous, she’s beautiful!

March 5, 2013 - 7:15 PM

Huong Forrest - What a BEAUTIFUL woman, Jasmine! I love how you’ve captured her beauty!

March 5, 2013 - 7:53 PM

Maggie - Stunning model. Great high key work!

March 6, 2013 - 9:58 AM

Portrait Couture - Victoria Lee - NYC Beauty Photographer | New York City Glamour Photographer | New York City Wedding Photographer | Jasmine E. Photography - [...] If you’ve missed the last few post, you can go check out her first three looks here, here and here. I’ll wait while you go check those [...]

March 6, 2013 - 12:18 PM

Sarah - Gorgeous woman and photos. I especially the second to last one. Great job.

Portrait Couture – Victoria Lee Look 2– Plus Size Model Photographer Jasmine E. Photography

On Friday, I shared images from my photo shoot with Plus Size Model Victoria Lee of Ford Models. You can see images from the first look here.  Today, and over the course of this week, I’ll be sharing several images from each look.  “Soft, Fresh & Feminine” are the three words I decided to focus on for my work with Victoria. I wanted to be sure I could keep her look, feminine and fashionable, and within the boundaries of the fashion industry for the plus size market.

We decided sequin hot pants, and a black long sleeve zip up would definitely be a fun and memorable look. Victoria is a gorgeous girl, so after a few frames, we got the shot – piece of cake. Below are 2 of my favorite images:

Portrait Couture - New York City Glamour Photography - Plus Size Model Photographer

Portrait Couture - New York City Glamour Photography - Plus Size Model Photographer

After nailing the top images, I decided it was safe enough to experiment and push myself out of my comfort zone. I love shooting natural light because it’s always so soft and beautiful. In the studio however, around 3PM each day, a hard directional light blast straight through my favorite window. With hard light comes challenges (if you’re not sure how to read the language of light). I usually run far, far away from hard light like this, but on this day, I decided *NOT TODAY*. Time to ramp up my creativity!! With the hard light, I decided we could spice up Victoria’s look just a little. We changed hair, and I directed her into much stronger strong poses. It’s so amazing how light can affect the mood an energy of an image.  Here’s what we got …

Portrait Couture - New York City Glamour Photography - Plus Size Model Photographer

Portrait Couture - New York City Glamour Photography - Plus Size Model Photographer

Portrait Couture - New York City Glamour Photography - Plus Size Model Photographer

Portrait Couture - New York City Glamour Photography - Plus Size Model Photographer

Portrait Couture - New York City Glamour Photography - Plus Size Model Photographer

Portrait Couture - New York City Glamour Photography - Plus Size Model Photographer
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March 4, 2013 - 1:16 PM

Huong Forrest - SLAMMING!!!! Absolutely stunning and I just LOVE it!

March 4, 2013 - 2:43 PM

Danielle LaFleur-Dutta - Wow, these are amazing, love that first photo and of course that last one!!!

March 4, 2013 - 5:13 PM

patty - these images are stunning!

March 5, 2013 - 9:57 AM

Melissa Berg - absolutely stunning!

March 5, 2013 - 11:35 AM

Carmen Hall - WOWZA!!! These are gorgeous & so is she!

March 6, 2013 - 9:58 AM

Portrait Couture - Victoria Lee - NYC Beauty Photographer | New York City Glamour Photographer | New York City Wedding Photographer | Jasmine E. Photography - [...] models. If you’ve missed the last few post, you can go check out her first three looks here, here and here. I’ll wait while you go check those [...]

Portrait Couture – Victoria Lee Look 1 – Plus Size Model Photographer Jasmine E. Photography

I recently had the great pleasure of working with the very beautiful Victoria Lee. She’s a professional plus size model with the #1 plus division of world renowned modeling agency Ford Models. Victoria works all over the united states with well know clients – Macy’s, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, etc and more recently has started working internationally with major brands. Let’s just say, this girl has modeling engrained in her blood. She’s a model with beautiful skin, perfect measurements and amazing bone structure. Victoria’s portfolio is already so beautiful – so the challenge here for me would be to add something to her already gorgeous collection of work that would be different from what already exist. After discussing her portfolio, and learning what her bookers wanted to see added going forward, we decided that “Soft, Fresh & Feminine” would be the ground work for the direction I would take.

Lace, sheer fabrics, pastels, sparkles, curves, sun-flare, big hair … those are the things that come to mind when I define “Soft, Fresh & Feminine”. Over the course of this week, I’ll be sharing the images from our photo shoot here, so I hope you’ll stay tuned!

Look #1

Portrait Couture - New York City Glamour Photography - Plus Size Model Photographer
Portrait Couture - New York City Glamour Photography - Plus Size Model Photographer
Portrait Couture - New York City Glamour Photography - Plus Size Model Photographer
Portrait Couture - New York City Glamour Photography - Plus Size Model Photographer
Portrait Couture - New York City Glamour Photography - Plus Size Model Photographer
Portrait Couture - New York City Glamour Photography - Plus Size Model Photographer

Very special thanks to family photographer Lisette Torres for creating this fun little snip-it of the shoot as she delves more deeply into the world of cinematography -

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March 1, 2013 - 10:52 AM

Cherilyn H - Gorgeous pictures! Love her outfit. :)

March 1, 2013 - 7:28 PM

Maggie - She is stunning!! Love the styling too. Great work!

March 1, 2013 - 9:15 PM

Audrey - She is beyond beautiful! Cool backdrops too!

March 4, 2013 - 11:03 AM

Portrait Couture - Victoria Lee - Plus Size Model Photographer | New York City Glamour Photographer | New York City Wedding Photographer | Jasmine E. Photography - [...] shoot with Plus Size Model Victoria Lee of Ford Models. You can see images from the first look here.  Today, and over the course of this week, I’ll be sharing several images from each look.  [...]

March 4, 2013 - 1:11 PM

Huong Forrest - She is a STUNNING woman! These are beautiful portraits!

March 5, 2013 - 9:34 AM

Portrait Couture - Victoria Lee - Plus Size Model Photographer | New York City Glamour Photographer | New York City Wedding Photographer | Jasmine E. Photography - [...] every share from this photo shoot. To re-cap, you can see Victoria’s first and second looks here and here. Victoria is a professional plus size model represented by FORD Models. As you can see, [...]

March 6, 2013 - 9:57 AM

Portrait Couture - Victoria Lee - NYC Beauty Photographer | New York City Glamour Photographer | New York City Wedding Photographer | Jasmine E. Photography - [...] FORD models. If you’ve missed the last few post, you can go check out her first three looks here, here and here. I’ll wait while you go check those [...]

New York City Glamour Photographer – The Flirt – Jasmine E. Photography

First we have Monica’s “Girl Next Door”, then we gave you her “Diva“. For the last look, I thought we could be a bit more Flirty. And for myself in particular, I really wanted to focus on getting her to move her body!

Glamour Portrait, Before and After, Makeover, Portrait Couture

One of the hardest things to do as a photographer is to get your subject to be comfortable in front of the camera – especially when they’re half naked! I can imagine the first thing that comes to fruition is that feeling of overwhelming dread when you realize the bits and pieces you hate or what you believe to be are your “worst” parts are exposed to the ENTIRE Universe!! Well, first I want you to calm down … breatheeee. Yes, you have to be a bit braver should you decide your going to shoot in a bra an undie set or a piece of exposing lingerie BUT, after you’ve made that choice, you can leave the rest to me. The main piece of advice I give to women who are really anxious about the whole lingerie thing, is this:

Let’s make pretend I’m not even here. And this camera, my camera, is your boyfriend, husband, or hot guy across the street who’s attention you really want to get right now. How would you flirt with him? How would you playfully reel him in?”

Once we’ve got your confidence in check, wonderful things can happen …

The Flirt

New York City Glamour Photographer - Glamour Posing - Lingerie - Portrait Coture - feminine

New York City Glamour Photographer - Glamour Posing - Lingerie - Portrait Coture - feminine

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February 28, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Abbey - Awesome post Jasmine! Love it!!!

February 28, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Cherilyn H - Great pictures! I love how you’ve added movement with the fabric. :)

February 28, 2013 - 2:35 PM

Danielle LaFleur-Dutta - She is stunning – Great work, Jasmine!

February 28, 2013 - 4:35 PM

Tina Beckett - She’s beautiful!! Great images!

February 28, 2013 - 11:38 PM

Karen Cooley - I love it – flirt with the camera. Great advice!

March 1, 2013 - 12:24 AM

Huong Forrest - Wow, these are stunning photos!!!