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!




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10.03.16

Fashion Boudoir Workshop
Walnut Creek, CA

We've got an extra seat for our Live Fashion Boudoir Workshop this Friday, October 7th in the Walnut Creek! Discover your Boudoir Style, Define your Clientele and Build your Boudoir Portfolio with this full day Boudoir Workshop and Join my team and the PPGBA for a live production-styled Fashion Boudoir Shoot and experience hands on styling, directing and photographing boudoir. I will share my personal tricks for finding your own vision and getting clients to feel comfortable, empowered & sexy in front of your camera. This is a full participation workshop and you are encouraged to direct and photograph images for your own portfolio. I can't wait to see you there!

Register here for details! FASHION BOUDOIR LIVE SHOOT REGISTRATION

Find more Boudoir Inspiration on my new Fashion & Boudoir Instagram @SKOGgoneROGUE!!!!
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09.19.16

Personal Branding Shoot
with Girlboss Marrin Costello

Last year I dove myself into Sophia Amoruso's incredible book 'Girlboss' and when I mean dove, I mean, plugged my headphones in and listened to the Audible version from Amazon :) I've never been much into reading, I find my mind wanders too much and I just end up frustrated after ready 15 pages and having no idea what just happened. Plus, it's rare that I have quite alone time (or the patience) to sit and read. So, after making fun of my bestie Maria for always having some strange man speaking to her through the speakers when I jump in the car to head to a shoot, I finally gave Audible a try. Although as of right now, I've only listened to female authors lol I just can't seem to be engaged with male voices haha! sorry dudes. lol I have to say that after discovering Audible and books on tape, I feel so much smarter and informed and it's quite entertaining with the right books. Anyway, after 'reading' this '#Girlboss' I've been nothing but inspired by the way Sophia has single handedly influenced so many women to take charge of their lives and thrive! I wont give out too many details, but EVERY woman - and men you can ready it to - to read this book. like asap. Now, I'm obessed with Girlbosses everywhere! and.. Sophia has a podcast @Girlbossradio you should go check out!

Which leads me to my leading lady of today's blog post, Marrin Costello. When I first met with Marrin, I was so inspired by her drive and fire and talent (obvi) that all I kept thinking was what a little bad ass this chick is! I couldn't help but dream up ways to show off this sassy GirlBoss and her business. With her jewelry line getting tons of buzz lately, she needed some current images reflecting her brand, style & new do (she had recently cut off about 12 inches and went blonde!!). I got to team up with one of my makeup artist favs - Camille Goldston to rock this chick out and my sweet friends at Asiel Design were kind enough to share their killer warehouse with us to shoot in! It was an absolute honor to photograph you girl! I can't wait for the next time and #dontforgettoaccessorize !




















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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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07.01.16

UNDRESS with Jennifer Skog

I love photographing women, but what I love more is empowering women & celebrating who we are. So often we are striving to be better than we are in some way, and before you know it, years have passed & we are still reaching for something more! We are women, we work our asses off to be who we are. We are mothers, we are sisters, lovers, educators, dream-makers, protectors, girlbosses... we are brave & beautiufl & we need to celebrate where we are right now in our constant journey to become better.

Up until now, we've only offered out Boudoir Shoots as production styled photo shoots with Hair, Makeup & Wardrobe Styling. I love working and creating magic with my whole team, it truly is where I feel the most happy. But... I want to shoot MORE boudoir and I want to explore other ideas and experiences. Inspired by a photography book I purchased many years ago, 'Women Before 10am" where Veronique Vial photographed some of the world's most beautiful women in their own intimate space, bedheaded & still sleepy, no makeup, messy and real. I have always been so drawn to this idea and the realness of it so I'm adding a new shoot! UNDRESS with me :) Actually it's UNDRESS with Jennifer Skog...

This intimate experience is with just me, Jennifer Skog, and my camera for an hour photo shoot of desire and seduction. Forget about the fuss, letÂ’s stay natural & create raw, seductive, soulful portraits.






















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