Welcome to my Blog!

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my BLOG. This is a great place to view some of the most recent happenings and latest artistic work that I have been up to. For a more complete view of my work and more detailed information about sessions, please visit my Main Site and/or Wedding Site

I am a published, award winning photographer who is currently serving the Metro Detroit/ Ann Arbor areas.
Yes, I am available for travel. My photography services are much different than a typical "studio" experience. To start with, we meet at fun locations, do wardrobe consultation, discuss styling assistance and end up with artistically enhanced images. They are works of art. Contact me today to schedule a fabulous custom session- you will LOVE the results. Availability is limited.

Specializing in: Wedding, High School Senior, Fantasy Sessions, Boudoir, Model/Actor Portfolios, Children, Newborn, Family, Maternity, Commercial, Black & White Photography and Fine Art.

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JenniferAlderPhotographyMainSite or on Facebook or at jenlynnalder@aol.com

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Blog

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that I have a NEW BLOG. Follow this link to join me:
Hope to see you all there :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Boudoir Photography- the hottest trend out there! (Northville, MI, Boudoir Photographer)

Well, it is time. Yes, finally time to do a blog post that has some additional information about Boudoir Photography Sessions with me. And I am even going to end it with a Sexy SPECIAL.
Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the deal of the month.

I have been receiving a ton of boudoir photography questions from soon-to-be clients this year. They want to know, "what a session is like" and to hear more details and... perhaps to see some sample images. On my Main Site, there is a brief one page description of my Boudoir services but I do NOT house a gallery of images with women wearing lingerie there. I have always felt that the images taken should be kept private and were meant to be between you and your significant other only. Ok, and maybe your BFF or sisters cause you want to show off how hot you look. LOL!!! For this reason I have NOT displayed boudoir images on my site in the past. But, more recently, I have had a dramatic increase in Boudoir clientele and really need a spot to show some image samples of my work.

What I decided to do was contact an out of state model/actress friend of mine and have her do some modeling. My site will now have a gallery of boudoir images with her as a primary model- but it will be accessible by password ONLY. It is strictly for my Boudoir clientele to view as a reference. Since she is so beautiful (and does not object to her images being displayed) I am going to share a handful of them here on my Blog, too!
Is she GORGEOUS or what?? :)
Are you local and wanting to get some images like this taken?
If yes, read on.... Here are some of my most common questions:

1- Why get a Boudoir session?
They are awesome anytime gifts for your significant other; however, anniversaries, b-days, and holidays are when they are given these as a gift most frequently. Men LOVE these images and you will love them one day, too... to look back and say, "Hey- that was ME!"

2- Is it just a private female session?
Yes, I will at times bring a female assistant to help with holding reflectors, fixing stray hairs, moving stuff around, etc.... Make Up artists (female) may also be called in for styling assistance. The session is completely private and so is the delivered product. I understand that there are very limited amounts of female boudoir photographers with artistic ability- and that your significant others are relieved to here you visited one for the photos!!!! GIRLS ONLY.

3- Where are the sessions held?
On location. I travel to you, in the comfort of your own home. BUT.. I also will meet at a hotel. I get a great price from the local Marriott properties and am able to keep sessions affordable when booking there. In fact, you can book a session with hotel use and a Makeup artist for just $100 more.

4-What is included in the price?
The session cost is $550. This includes a full session (1-2 hours), on location, with several outfit changes, all retouching of the images, a private slideshow set to music and a high quality black leather matted 5 X 7 album that holds 20 prints. This new album of sexy images is meant to replace his old "Little Black Book." Sessions held at hotels with Make up artists are $650.

5- What sort of Add ons are available?
Fine Art Canvas can be purchased for bedroom walls.
Textured Prints are always available
DVD of resized images or Calendar can substitute the leather album option and may also be purchased in addition to the album.
6-Can you remove stretch marks, cellulite, and other undesirable flaws?
Yes, within reason- all of these flaws are greatly reduced or eliminated. I spend hours and hours making my clients look their best.

7-Do you offer Boudoir Parties- for groups of friends?
By request only. Minimum of 5 attendants. And, I encourage music, a glass of wine and lots of fun props! :)

8- Will you help me decide what to wear and show me how to pose?
Yes, and yes!!! Happily. Oh, and by the way.... my work is classy- not trashy. 18 and + only.

Last, but certainly not least, the Boudoir SPECIAL of the Month for March only:
Attend a Mini- Boudoir Session !!!!

Thursday, March 25th, 2010
Livonia, MI
Marriott Property
30 minute session
(1-2 outfit with optional strip down- time permitting)
Appointment times:
3pm, 3:30, 4pm, 4:30, 5pm, 5:30, 6pm
Changing room available

Cost is just $250
CD of 5 resized, retouched digital image files are included
Prints may be purchased, if desired, via the a la carte menu
-OR-

Take $75 off the total price of a single hotel session ($650 reg price)
Boudoir session must be scheduled by March 31, 2010


Send a note to: jenlynnalder@aol.com or on Facebook to book your spot today. Don't wait, spots are limited!!!! :)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Winter Wedding (Northville, Michigan, Wedding Photographer

Hi Everyone! So, it is officially the LAST day of February, wow ! Where does the time go?
I have been crazy busy with wedding clients, boudoir sessions, models and so much more. I have a workshop coming up in Late May. Oh, and did I mention that I am LOVING it? YEP, I am. ;)

Anyhow- On Feb 13th Renee and Jeremy B. were married in SE, Michigan. They had a beautiful Winter Wedding. It was a total delight to work with such a FUN group. I adored this group and their families and hope to work with them in the future for sure!!!!

Tressie Davis assisted me throughout the day- I just love her. Not only is she great company but she has tons of creative vision so we are a great team. Here are a just a few dozen shots from our Winter Wedding (from start to finish!) I wish I could share them all... but there are just TOO many. Enjoy !






And here are Tressie and I in action (me on the left, her on the right).



Thanks a ton for stopping by everyone! Stay tuned for posts from a very fun upcoming project :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

80's Fashion Fun & A Wedding Teaser !!! (Northville, Michigan Wedding Photographer)

Last Saturday I worked with a beautiful couple on their Winter Wedding Day. Here is a little "teaser" ... there will be so much more to come over the next couple of weeks.


And yesterday I worked with a very fun model, Jackie who hired me to take some artistic & fun 80's themed shots for her portfolio. She brought roller skates, neon accessories and the perfect leather jacket. We had lots of fun. Check her out:



Thanks for driving 3 hours (each way!) to work with me- you braved the cold weather verrrry well, Jackie! hehehehe!!! It was a delight working with you.

Oh, and you should all check out her radio show on Saturday + Sundays at WGRD 97.9- and become a Fan of hers on Facebook. She is a very beautiful and cool person to know. :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Online Photo Editing Lessons

Hi everyone!

Some of you are aware that I offer limited one-on-one Photo retouching lessons via email. Currently I am working with a wonderful group of students. They all have different levels of experience and are individually working on topics unique to their needs. I would just like to highlight A LITTLE of what we have been working on this past couple of months. I'm really proud of them all. Have a look:

Topic: Eyes & Emotion
By: Tori Gonzalez



Topic: Mood/Dramatic Editing

Topic: Basic Portrait Retouching

Topic: Expression


Topic: High Key Portrait

Topic: Posing Exercise to follow a Portfolio Review
by: Jodi Walsh

Topic: Perspective

Topic: Texture Application & Overlays

**Please respect copyright laws. The above images are property of the photographers listed with them, do not copy or use them in any way.

I am also working with Esther, and will have work to share of hers soon, too! Right now she is completing exercises with my sample images. Stay tuned. Great job guys and gals! It has been a pleasure working with you and I am looking forward to the rest of our lessons together.

Currently, I am NOT accepting new students. But....I will have 2 openings at the start of next month! If you would like to sign up for some, please send me a note: jenlynnalder@aol.com or on Facebook. Topics and cost information can be viewed directly on my Main Site.

Be sure to check back in here at my Blog! I will be posting some new images very soon.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Camera For Sale

Good Morning everyone,
I just wanted to take a minute and let you all know that I am selling one of my camera bodies: the Canon EOS Rebel XTi. It's in really great condition. Reason I am selling is because I upgraded. It is a terrific, easy to use camera for those starting out in the digital world- photographers or parents!!! It also serves as an affordable +reliable back up camera.

Here is what you get:
Canon EOS Rebel XTi Body
Canon 18-55mm EFS Lens
Battery
Battery Wall Charger
Canon Neck Strap
Original packaging w/ user manuel, cds, and other documentation
Originally paid about $900. Asking $400 plus shipping.

The camera was purchased in 08/07- so it is 2.5 years old... It was used as my primary camera for 1.5 year and as a rare backup to my Canon 50D for 1 year. Email me if you want it or know someone who may! jenlynnalder@aol.com



On another note: I have been crazy busy with Online Editing Lessons this winter and loving it. I am currently working with 5 students and am welcoming more. See my Main Site, under the Workshop & Lessons for Photographers tab for additional information. Hopefully in a day or two I will be able to update my Blog with some current student sample work. Stay tuned!

Also, on Saturday I will be shooting a winter wedding. And next week I have a fun 80's themed model photo shoot. Be sure to keep stopping by..... I know I have been lazy with my posts this month, but they will be picking up very soon.

Have a great day!!!

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