Jenn Fortune, the owner/photographer at J Fortune Photography & Sassy Sweetheart Boudoir Photography, graciously offered a complimentary glamour & boudoir session and I’m excited to share my experience with you. As I’ve stated in the past, while I’m very appreciative of all products/services that are donated in exchange for a review, my opinion is all my own-I tell it like it is.
The Glamourizing Process:
I love how the glamour/boudoir photography is setup: You just show up with your outfits and they take care of the rest. You don’t have to be ready in advance because that’s part of the service: hair and makeup (including falsies..yea!).I showed up looking ridiculous: no makeup (eek!) and overly teased hair courtesy of my toddler (it wasn’t pretty) but I had faith that they could transform me into a fab vs drab Momasaurus. They showed me into the room where I’d be getting primped, which is where I met the hairstylist/makeup artist Kayla Brown. Kayla did a great job; before she even started she asked if there were products or colors I liked or disliked and made sure I was comfortable wearing falsies to which I responded with something like: bring it on!The hair & makeup process was really relaxing. I had fun chatting with Kayla (she was super sweet) and I must say, not having to worry about getting ready before the shoot was AWESOME! Eliminating that extra work was a instant perk in my book; loved it & I think it’s a genius idea to offer it.
Jenn and her assistant Jasmine Murrah started by taking some sassy photos of me in downtown Herrin: from strutting my stuff on the crosswalk (I think I had “staying alive” in my head) to getting some cool shots in the alley….there was a little bit of everything and I was all for this. In one of the pictures below you see my laughing….this is because I was having a blast. Jenn and Jasmine are just great; they’re professional, sweet and funny all at the same time. They also play really well off of each other and take spend time making sure they get the shot.
For these, I just wanted to feel like a hottie again plain & simple. No diaper bag, no flats, no pony tail…nope..it was a motorcycle jacket, shimmery top, skinny pants & high heels (I said a little prayer that i didn’t bust my booty attempting to “strut” in them). The studio pictures were shot against a white background & for some added drama she used a fan. Let me go back to feeling hot….you wanna feel hot? Pose in front of a fan. I think it might be an actual fact that your hotness will increase by 50%. I love the way these turned out.
Honestly, when Jenn offered to do a boudoir shoot I wasn’t sure if I was cut out for it but I decided to just go for it & I’m glad I did. I’m in my early 30’s & thought, if not now, when? Before the shoot, Jenn gave me a questionaire to fill out so that she’d know which areas I like, dislike & what style of boudoir i was interested in (Pinup, Glamourous etc) which was very helpful for both of us because she already knew what style I liked ahead of time.
The shoot was seamless; Jenn & Jasmine guided me through how to pose and the pictures turned out to be what I’d call “tastefully hot”. I’m not sharing these pics on here b/c they are for my husbands eyes only (wink-wink). He was very thankful for Jenn when he received his gift :)
Ladies, this would make a great gift for your man, whether you’re a bride to be, a seasoned couple or heck…do it for yourself so you can reflect back on your hotness. Jenn also offers group sessions so you & your fab friends can all get together for a glamour photoshoot, how fun!
Jenn: I had never met Jenn before coming in for my photographs, but you wouldn’t know it by the way she greets you: she’s very warm, bubbly and so accommodating. I would relate this to how you feel when you arrive at a swanky hotel: great customer service from the beginning all the way until the end.
Proofs/Product: She emailed me a gallery link that contained a generous amount of photos for me to choose from. This setup makes it really easy to choose your favorites & order prints.
I would recommend Jenn to anyone wanting quality photos with an element of fun. From families to babies to glamour and boudoir, Jenn does it all. Her services are also affordably priced & right now she’s running this Mother’s Day Special: Purchase session by May 11th, get Mini Session & Free 8X10 for $65
Contact by phone: 773.234.1881
** Here’s some insider info: Jenn just recently relocated her studio (Congrats Jenn!) to a fabulous new location inside The Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion (3000 West DeYoung St Suite 190) Follow Jfortune Photography on Facebook for updates regarding her official opening.