Christine + Derek

Minnesota friends, Brooklyn and Manhattan backdrop... really couldn't get any better for this proposal shoot I did with Christine and Derek. I knew these two way back in high school and even played soccer with Christine back in elementary school. Derek and I had been chatting for months about how he wanted to propose on their trip to NY and have me photograph it for them. I was beyond ecstatic. I have never shot a proposal before and I honestly got tears when Derek bent the knee. The love between these two was so sweet and genuine, a love that was built in high school and continues to grow during their now long distance engagement. That's some strong love ladies and gents. In case it's not obvious, she said YES.

 

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Cesar & Kevin, Philadelphia, PA

Cesar and Kevin are one of the most wonderful couples in the bunch. The love that flows through them and the people that surround them was so vibrant and true. We had an incredible day walking around Historical Philadelphia in the afternoon capturing fun and "Vanity Fair" images of Kevin, Cesar and their friends. Plus the guys and their whole crew looked like absolute rockstars.

The evening was spent at the Historical Powel House with delicious food, lots of laughs and waterfalls of champagne. Kevin and Cesar could not have orchestrated a better day filled with love, happiness, smiles, dancing, and bubbles. Love is love.

 

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Sam Boudoir

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”
 – Buddha

Sam was my first boudoir shoot and I could not have asked for it to go better. When I asked Sam to be my first model he was flattered, nervous but SO down. We had a lot of fun talking about the shoot beforehand, getting inspired and executing the shoot. I cannot wait for more of these amazing and liberating boudoir shoots. I want to remind everyone, boudoir photography does not have to be for someone else. You can absolutely do it to feel self love, freedom and most of all just S-E-X-Y for you! 

I asked Sam to write a little bit about his experience with me. Take a peek if you are thinking about a shoot :)

"I have a lot of deep seeded insecurities about my body that stem from middle/high school years, mostly. Needless to say, I went into this photo shoot feeling very anxious, nervous, self conscious, all the things. Never thought I'd be confident enough to model for boudoir photographs, but I kinda just held my breath and went for it. 

Jaci made me feel at ease immediately. She's very intuitive, kind and personable. We talked openly about my problem areas, insecurities, what frames I liked, what frames she liked, flattering body positions, etc. Not having much modeling experience myself, I asked her to basically direct me as I learned. I began to relax and ended up having so much friggin fun! I already want do it again.

The actual shoot was a blast and ended up being surprisingly liberating, but I'm not kidding when I say that I have never in my life felt more attractive than I did after seeing those images. Jaci is the perfect combination of professional photographer and seasoned goofball. She helped me tap into more self-confidence than I thought I had and produced images that made me feel like an A-List movie star. I can't speak highly enough about my experience." - Sam D.H.

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Rosy & Yosef, South Street Seaport

This couple was such a blast to shoot. Rosy and Yosef were visiting NY from Miami but are originally from Mexico City. New York is one of their favorite places to travel and for this trip they were able to leave the kids at home and come have some much needed adult time. We walked around South Street Seaport and got some great shots of the them in the city.