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design3-e1401425522541-1024x272 This gorgeous senior session caught our eye and we are so excited to feature Forum Member,  Jenni Roeller of Jenni Roeller Photography in Puyallup, Washington!

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Inspiration: The girl was my inspiration.  She is a ballet dancer, winner of Distinguished Young Women Award, and genuinely a beautiful person inside and out…Plus she’s up for creativity :)

Equipment:  Canon 5D MK ii, 50mm 1.4, 85 mm 1.8

Concept or Style Collaboration:  We did a little collaboration but because I don’t live there anymore and was coming in to town to shoot her she brought most everything on her own.

Editing:  I use ACR and Photoshop and try to keep things cleaner looking.  The lighting was all over the place especially at sunset so I tried to balance that with her skin tones.

Favorite thing about  this session:  I love the darker, moodier photos we shot when the sun was down and there was barely any light.  Her hair was wet from the lake and we had been shooting for three hours but we were having so much fun and she was great about just letting me be creative.

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Thank you Jenni for sharing your gorgeous work with us!  

Want to see your work here on the blog?

Just submit your favorite session HERE.

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We can’t wait to see your submissions!




This month’s Celebrity Moderator is the fabulous, Jean Smith, of Jean Smith Photography.  She will be floating around the forum answering your questions, giving critiques, talking about business and posting inspirational images.  We are sharing some of her amazing images with you today!  If this is a style you love, get ready to chat with Jean in the forum the whole month of August!

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jeansmith1 Jean is an on location photographer who is currently exploring the world for one year with her husband and four little boys. For work, she loves all “genres” of people and therefore photographs them all…babies, kids, high school seniors, and couples. She likes to consider herself a natural light photographer, but madly loves incorporating off camera flash into her work as well. Jean is incredibly passionate about photography and teaching others. She, along with her rad husband, Travis, teach photography workshops around the country.

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Join Jean the whole month of August in the forum!  

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The Creativity project is a weekly challenge in the forum that will help you jump start your photography and help you slow down and think about what you want to be shooting and how you should shoot it. You can find the threads located under Current Events and Happenings and then it’s under the Creativity Project in the Forum.  Check it out HERE and join the fun!

Every week we will have a new theme that you can add one picture to. The nice thing about this challenge is that you guys can vote for the pictures that you like the most and those pictures will be featured both on the Chic Critique facebook page and also in the Chic Critique magazine. It is a wonderful opportunity for your work to be seen by others. Why don’t you check out this week’s challenge?  Can’t wait to see what you guys will share with all of us.

Here are some of the past winners:

Fresh: Yvette Hammonds of Photography by Yvette


Inspired – Brittany Putnam of Brittany Putnam Photography


Peaceful- Melissa Avey of Melissa Avey Photography


Pastel- Kelsey Waits


Perspective- Yvette Hammonds of Photography by Yvette


Motherhood- Megan Bryant of Megan Bryant Photography



And don’t forget to check out this week’s theme of PATTERNS in the forum!   Just go HERE to share your inspired picture!

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