New Years Eve with The American Idiots

New Years eve was a blast and I have The American Idiots to thank for that this year..or wait last year? well both years technically. it all started with the beach, then stitches and police, but it ended in fun and pictures with some rockin music.  

Read More

Photographing Take Back the Night

The tables start filling, I began walking around looking at the hundreds of shirts hung all over. Each hand made by a person with a message to other women who have survived, or to those who are in bad situations. Some remembering those who didn't make it out alive....and then it hits me-figuratively-I realize the WHY I needed to be there that day and the tears well in my eyes.

Read More

LGBT Couples Search!

Yes We are LGBT friendly here and believe that love conquers all, and since we are a friend, we would love to proudly show this! Are you or a friend of yours in a serious relationship, engaged or married to some one of the same sex and "out"? Then I want to photograph you and tell apart of your story.  How do you win one of the 3 fabulous photo shoots all about the beautiful couples in love, it can be engagement, couples boudoir, or just because...

Read More

How to Include those that Have passed, in your Wedding.

Weddings are full of happiness and laughter and sometimes, moments of remembrance. So often we are asked by couples for ways to remember loved ones whom have passed away, what they can do during their wedding to pay homage to them... 

Read More

New Event and the Holiday Special

So if you follow us over on facebook, you saw the hint that was dropped about family specials and head shots. Ok so that was a little more than a hint-here are some more specifics for you!

Announcement #1:  

Starting NOW (through December), you can book your family portraits for half off (so only $125)  AND get 5 digital images of your choosing! Happy Holidays indeed. The session last 30 mins, includes the normal retouching and 5 digital images (those alone are worth $250!!) I'll even set up an online proofing gallery for you where you or your family can order right online if you can not make it back for a reveal session-not something I normally do either! 

A couple from last year. 

Announcement #2

My corporate friends and future friends, you need a new headshot, and I am here for you! Sundays will now be dedicated to you! Well, the first sunday of every month that is. 20 min sessions, 3 digital files with full retouching to use as needed. *Background choice is grey/black/white* These sessions will be at $125 when January hits, but for the rest of the year, they are only $75! So if you need a new headshot like I know you do, send me an email ( or give me a call and set up your appointment! If you need your entire office to have headshots done, contact me and we'll set it up where I come to you and set up for the day, and make sure everyone gets photographed!  

Happy Holidays everyone. Yes I know it seems a little early, but apparently I am actually late on the holiday bus. Who knew the holidays started back in September?! 

International Launch with Obscurae Magazine

Last year you found JMI in Philosophie Boudoir Magazine for The Association of International Boudoir Photographers, this year, we haven't even made it through the first quarter of the year and i am so VERY excited to let you know, we can now be found in the awesome 1st Edition of Obscurae Magazine. An international magazine featuring artists that go beyond the fashion box-and really beyond all boxes-and embrace the unordinary while keeping it beautiful. I am so thankful for the opportunity to be apart of this, and look forward to seeing how the magazine grows. I will share with you the images that made it in the magazine and if you want to see how fantastic they look in the magazine themselves, You can check out the entire over 100 page issue at joomag. I start on page 50! If you want to purchase the magazine for $3, follow this link!

Thank you to the wonderful friends that allow me to create such fun pieces for them.


Tampa Shutter Sisters Photo Challenge

Make any type of image you want. If you are a food Photographer, pet photographer, children photographer or whatever photographer-play to your strengths and have fun! You can post what you come up with below or instagram it up. #ShutterSisters (i'll keep an eye out.) With permission, i'll pull some images created and post them on the next challenge blog! 

There is no good or bad, there is no right or wrong, this is solely for fun and to learn and challenge yourselves/each other. All are welcome to grow with us on our challenge journey! 

Read More

Why Are all the Santas Different? and other Santa Questions.

So its way into holiday time...actually only 2 days until Christmas that i write this. My kids are watching their morning cartoons, i am trying to wake up, and across my facebook newsfeed i read about a friend who's daughter asked her Why all the Santas she sees are different. I thought the blog would be a good place to answer this honest and oh so innocent question. 

Read More

Sexy Sunday: Lady Dani {Boudoir}

So i get a call from this vibrant person who did not need much convincing that she needed to do a shoot. She saw another clients images and was pretty set. We met for coffee and to go over details so i could answer any questions she had and it was a blast. We went over products, and options and what she was hoping to do with her images. If her boyfriend was lucky and behaved of course, he might even be allowed to see them ;)  I learned so much about her from our first meeting, that when it came to shoot time, we just laughed the time away. 

Read More

10 {CHEAP} Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

TAG! You're it! You shouldn't have commented or liked fell into a trap, its a game! The person who commented or liked has to choose one of the following to put on their timeline... 1) The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live. 2) I'm an angry Elf! 3) A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. 4) I'm secretly in love with Santa Claus...mmmm, i wanna ruffle that white beard between my toes! 5) I just like to smile! Smiling's my favorite. 6) Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip! 7) I flipped off an elf today! 8.) Santa Claus has the right idea - visit people only once a year! 9) I cheated on my ex with one of Santa's elves in Dobbies toilets! 10) I just saw a man running down my street wearing only a Santa hat! You have to play and can't tell anyone its a game (only forward this message if they like/comment). Merry Christmas!! HAHAAHA!!!

Read More

Black Friday Special for Everyone

These deals go from Friday November 29, 2013 through Sunday December 1st.  There is something for everyone, be it just a gift certificate or a portrait session, you can not go wrong with the gift of a beautiful memory! 

Read More

Bahama Mama from Tampa

2 day Bahamas Cruise via carnival funship? Why yes, i think i will. 

If you know me, you know i love food. The first night i ordered 2 appetizers, 3 entrees, and 2 desserts.. Yes. I am a fat ass. one of the dishes didn't work out so well, but i had 2 others to eat...and i did. The tilapia was really great and the hot chocolate molten dessert things was an orgasm in your mouth. OMG it was amazing. Creme Brulee was really very good as well.

Read More

Find Your Sexy Tampa Boudoir Mini Holiday Sessions

 The holidays are here, you are looking for the perfect gift in every store and at every website you search. You need to stop and realize you are the perfect gift for your partner. Give him or her the gift of you in a beautiful leather album, you feeling more sexy and more confident in your own skin. Give your partner and yourself for that matter, the gift of boudoir. It's more than a photoshoot, it's an experience. 

Read More

Plagiarism in the Photography World


It is such a sad day when a creative person, has to steal things from other people to be....creative! These people, these known names are validating all the thieves out there by doing the same thing that if it were to happen to them, they would publicly go after the person taking from them. Of course she issued another apology, but when you are apologizing for the same fuck up (pardon my french,) for the second time, it means you didn't learn the first time, and your apology was bullshit. Your words mean nothing now, and your reputation is going down the drain because of it. I wouldn't hire a wedding photographer that i found out to be a thief. How could anyone trust them? I couldn't.

Read More

Women's Conference at the Mahaffey Theater

What does a Boudoir Photographer, a Wedding Photographer, Glamour and Portrait Photographer all have in common? We got the honor of being apart of the photography team asked to capture the Working Women of Tampa Bay's First Annual Woman's Conference! 

Read More