CJ Wilkes

About CJ Wilkes Photography

Capturing Your Dance In The Rain is such a thrill and joy to me. Being able to look back on those special times through beautiful artistic imagery makes it a worthwhile challenge.
Learning to Dance in the Rain has been very easy for me. I am drawn to Water & Life! The exciting part for me is to teach you to enjoy your moment in the dance as I capture it from behind my camera.
Looking forward to Capturing Your Dance In The Rain
CJ Wilkes

Tag: ‘Boudoir’



New Spiral Bound Photo Books!

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Introducing our newest product. The new Spiral Bound Photo Books!

Why ~ I am not a fan of preview books for a couple of reason, one mainly being that they don’t look great to me. I like polished finished looks to all my products. This is a new product that can serve several purposes. It looks great, it presents beautifully, it showcases images perfectly, it can be used as an affordable alternative, and did I mention how beautiful these are?

The new books come packaged in a black box with tissue wrapped around it for protection.

As you can see the book has a custom designed hard cover with image on the front. The texture is linen. Angled just right you can see it. Gives it a wonderful polished feel. If you prefer no texture that is an option as well.

Both the front and back covers are made of hard material. This book is a 5×7 size. I chose that option because it shows off your images so nicely. Not too small and not to large.

I love how the book lies flat because of the spiral binding. This book takes up very little room, yet has big appeal.

The pages turn on the spiral binding quite smoothly. The picture quality is gorgeous. I would not choose a product that does not show well or that I would not want in my own home. This is definitely a product I enjoy in my home. This is a great gift item for parents or grandparents – family members.

The standard book comes with 10 pages (20 images). Up to 10 extra pages (2 images per page) can be purchased so  you can potentially have a total of 40 images. The Spiral Bound Photo Book I have here has the standard 10 pages.

One thing that I enjoy doing each year is making photo albums or books of my children. I would love to have one for each child. Having an affordable option is something that definitely appeals to me as a mom of 5 with many extended family members. This is also a wonderful option for all types of shoots: Model portfolio building, Children, High school Seniors, Couples, Parent books, Boudoir shoot, Trash the Dress shoots.  I am squealing at how cool these are!

The options are currently:

Spiral Bound Photo Books

Hinged Albums

Senior Session Albums

Layflat Albums

Ice Layflat Albums

Would love to have your feed back on any of these options. If you need information like sizing and pricing feel free to contact me.  Now off to work on editing some more sessions to bring to you! :)

Boudoir ~ The perfect gift for your Loved one!

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

For those afraid of what you will see – I promise there is nothing here that you will not see at a beach or pool. If you are too concerned about it just check back next week when I have displayed the next session. I will scroll the images down some so that it is not appearing first thing when you bring up my blog.  Also, if you have any concerns feel free to email me.  Thank you.

I always say this is my favorite or that is my favorite.  Guess what?! It is true – I love photography and the different ways I can express my art. One of my very favorites of all time is Boudoir. I love giving women or men (Dudoir) the opportunity to look beautiful, sexy, their very best in an artistic, tasteful, and very fun way – for their significant other.  It does not matter the person’s age or size… most of us want to have the best of us to give to our loved ones.

Most of my boudoir/dudoir clients choose the option of an 8×8 or 10×10 album for their mate. I have also found that they usually choose a black cover, whether it be cloth, floral cloth, or leather. I found that very interesting because it reminds me of the little black book.  Anyhow – in the past the loved ones often come to me and thank me profusely for helping their partner get them the “PERFECT” gift. I tell people that shooting boudoir is something I do to help keep that spark alive!

She had decided to give this as a gift to her husband.  JG had me laughing – she was so daring, funny, and completely in her element. I think the hardest part of the entire session was narrowing down which images to exclude from the album.  You did an amazing job JG.  Thank you for the opportunity to do this for you and your hubby!

 

Please scroll down to look at the images. As mentioned above – the scrolling is to protect those that are sensitive to viewing Boudoir images – even though these are VERY conservative and tastefully done.

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When editing the images all I could think of was – she looks like someone familiar, when my husband tells me he thinks she looks like a plus size Nichole Kidman. I agree – but think JG is much cuter!!!

Thanks again to JG – you rocked your session girlie!

 

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