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12.27.16

Published in Utterly Engaged Magazine
Dane + Nate's Secret Garden Wedding

The only thing I can do when thinking about this incredible wedding experience is take a huge breath in and exhale. It was so magical it leaves me breathless for a couple of moments. From the minute Dane & Nate booked us for their dream wedding at Carmel's Santa Lucia Preserve, Artist & Designer Dane started sending us her inspiration and ideas. We LOVED Dane's personal style and the fact that she wanted our input in big decision making things like wedding colours and even her incredible jaw dropping Inbal Dror gown. Dane's creative vision of Old World meets Secret Garden was seamlessly coordinated by Elle of A Bride's Best Friend, florist Emily at SoulFlower and Dane's mother, Paula.

The following day, Maria and I spent the day dreaming up our seductive Fashion Bridal Shoot we had scheduled with Dane and Nate the next morning. I took inspiration from venue, flowers and her gown's silhouette for the dramatic hair and makeup. We also used the flowers from the wedding to fashion a dark red bouquet to go with her lip colour.

We could not imagine a more fitting for publication to feature Dane & Nate's Wedding and the 10 page spread has left us completely humbled and SWOONING!!! Thank you Utterly Engaged, you are simply so so stunning.



Photography // Jennifer Skog, Rob Skog, Maria Chang
Hair & Makeup // Maria Chang, PMA
Venue // Santa Lucia Preserve
Creative Direction // Dane Diseth
Wedding Planning // Elle of A Brides Best Friend
Flowers // Emily of Soul Flower SF
Props & Decor // Paula Diseth
Invitations & Paper Goods // Dane Diseth
Photo Booth // Snapcubby
Cinematographer // Ocean House Productions
Cake // Buttercop
Vintage Rentals // True Love Vintage Rentals
Lighting & Rentals // Classic Party Rentals
DJ // Ron Grandia
Band // The Jive Hounds












wedding photographer, luxury wedding, carmel wedding, wedding fashion
wedding stylist, utterly engaged, high end wedding, california wedding
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12.12.16

What are you so afraid of?

I've been home about 3 weeks now and the recent conversations with people I havent' seen in a while have got me thinking.. When I left for Kansas, I was very thin with anxiety, I enjoyed fitting into clothes better, but it got to a point where I couldn't even find jeans that didn't sag in my booty and my neck skin started to sag because I had nothing on me and quite honestly, my head was not in the right space. Fast forward a year a half of being away, some ovary issues, a cranky hip, new meds and well, to say the least I've gained a few of those lbs back. My girlfriend Shannon has been nudging me to get back into my U-Jam class because our instructor Jollene's energy is something I just can't get enough of. I was able to go to a few classes in KC, but the classes were smaller and darker so we couldn't see too much of ourselves in the reflection staring back at us. Not the case in Jollene's class, this ray of sunshine has a bright, positive space to dance away anything on your mind. I kept catching glimpses of myself with disgust 'Ugh, why did I wear this tank top? All I could look at was my flabby, white, lumpy arms staring back in the mirror. I found that every time I just ignored the chick in the mirror, the sexier I felt dancing to the music. It suddenly hit me why so many women don't 'have the guts' to do a photo shoot that is all about them.

I know that I am not happy with the way I look right now and that I don't really care to see anymore of myself than I already do. But nobody else sees the things we hate in ourselves, the things we fixate on and hold against ourselves. Nobody cares about those things, all they want to see is your smiling face dancing to the beat of your own drum.

What if I could show you how beautiful you are? What if we could give you an extraordinary day of beauty, fashion and empowerment? Leave you with a sense of accomplishment, bravery and confidence. Don't you think you deserve this? And hasn't it crossed your mind 'I wonder how I would look doing one of these?'. Aren't you curious? Do you think you can go your whole life not knowing how it feels or how freaking good you might photograph? Do you want to go through your whole life not pushing yourself to take that jump into the uncomfortable. And don't think you need a lover to have yourself photographed. This is a gift for you, this is part of your life story. A little piece of yourself that you can share or hold tightly onto. Our photoshoots can be anything you want, the limits are endless, just imagine as if someone was writing a magazine article about you. This is about who you are when you close your eyes, it's about fantasy and you can be whomever you want to be.

We really don't even know what the call this anymore, because it isn't all boudoir, it's got a bit of lifestyle and fashion mixed in there too. Our production-style shoots are story-boarded, styled and shot like an editorial feature, complete with hair & makeup styling by industry leader, PMA. Collectively, our team will curate a moodboard, collaborate on wardrobe, location scout, and design an incredible photo shoot with magazine worthy photographs show for it. This JENNIFER SKOG EXPERIENCE celebrates the life you created and will leave you feeling beautiful, empowered and craving more!

So the other day, I was chatting with a friend on the phone and I shared that I had been considering doing something with my career for 2 years now. Flabbergasted he said "What are you so afraid of?!!" I was speechless. He's absolutely right, what am I so afraid of? All of could think of is the young girl that was encouraged never to be afraid to pursue your dreams. If anyone can do it, I can. And that is absolutely what I hope you take from this message.

All shoots booked between January and April will receive a special one of a kind gift from yours truly.

xo,
Jen

See our latest work on our new Instagram @SKOGgoneROGUE I can't wait to work on our next project together!




fashion photography, portraits, boudoir photography, intimate photography,self love
soulful portraits, boudoir photographer, jennifer skog, vogue, intimate portrait, mood
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09.06.16

Asos Swimwear Editorial

I met up wtih the stunning model Kendra Lee and stylist Katie of Catherine Francis Style in San Francisco's Ocean Beach for a seductive beach editorial featuring swimwear from Asos and accessories from Anthro! I loved collaborating with Kendra and Katie on this shoot, Kendra shows how to flawlessly rock the one piece swim suit. Quite honestly, it's all in the attitude! Go girl! Nailed it. xo






































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05.16.16

Fashion LookBook Shoot
Gypsy Outfitters

The team and I had a wild time photographing for boho chic clothing & accessories brand Gypsy Outfitters with gorgeous model Mylen. Our client's vision was very free spirited, dirty feet and wind in the hair. Together we chose an intimate little cabin in the Santa Cruz Mountains that had the most amazing creek right out the back door. This was our first time working with Stylist Grace Jeramie and OMG she freaking nailed it! We are so grateful to share our vision and can't wait to shoot more fashion elevating the overall brand with our art!

Brand // Jennifer Skog
Styling // Grace Jeramie of My Style & Grace
Hair & Makeup // Lindsay Skog of PMA
Model // Mylen of Cast Images






























































fashion, fashion photographer, lifestyle photographer, whowhatwear, what I wore, boho, clothing, style
maxi dress, stylist, fashion blogger, gypsy outfitters, outfit inspiration, california photographer
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04.18.16

Old Shanghai

Getting a call from the ladies of Old Shanghai to photograph their 2015 Lookbook for their beautifully hand painted silk kimono robes was such a dream come true. I LOVE photographing lookbooks & fashion campaigns, and I just knew that this was going to be such an amazing project. Of course we wanted to capture the luxury and feeling you get when slipping one on, but we also wanted to emphasize just how necessary they are to live a fabulous life! Little luxuries like these soft beauties can only make you enjoy life's simpler things that much more. And who doesn't love something that is so versatile, you can even through it on over a t-shirt and jeans!

I knew when assigning a stylist to the project that I wanted someone with a bold, yet refined sense of style and I just knew Emily Jayne Scott was who I wanted to work with for this! I just love how the robes seem to float on Jossalyn, so soft and dreamy to go with the perfect styling for the mood. I hope you enjoy!


PHOTOGRAPHER Jennifer Skog
STYLIST Em Jayne Scott
HAIR & MAKEUP: Lindsay Skog, PMA
MODEL Jossalyn Nelson with Cast Images


Photographed in all natural light with my Canon 5D Mark II + prime 35mm 1.4 & 50mm 1.2 lenses. Edited using Red Leaf Boutique's Lightroom & Photoshop Presets and Actions


















































fashion photographer, boudoir, kimono robes, silk robe, kimono, dahlia,
intimate photographer, intimate lifestyle, brand photography, lookbook, soft, dreamy, old shanghai, jenniferskog
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