Why I Changed My Business Name

“So Jasmine… who the heck is Javon Renee?”

This was the question my assistant, Kelly asked me right before Christmas. The look on his face was filled with so much confusion that I couldn’t help but to double over in laughter. He isn’t the only one who has been asking though. Some of my clients, business friends and even a couple of my best friends have been curious. Javon Renee Portraits just came out of nowhere for them and since everyone knows me as Jasmine or “J”, the question I got the most this past December was, “Who is Javon Renee?”

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What is Boudoir?

A boudoir (/ˈbuːdwɑːr/; French: [bu.dwaʁ]) is a woman's private sitting room or salon in a furnished accommodation usually between the dining room and the bedroom, but can also refer to a woman's private bedroom.

Just in case you were wondering what a boudoir actually is, now you know. When we mention boudoir we think of a woman's private area where she can basically let her hair down. Take off the worries of the day, remove the make up, be herself and possibly dance to some Beyonce in her underwear!

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Hot Seat: Interview with Beautician & Stylist, Kristen "KC" Colemon

Since Middle School, Kristen was enthralled with the fashion & beauty industry- the colors and textures- creating livable art for beautiful canvases; but it wasn’t until attending an art camp at SCAD that she was convinced this was the world she was meant to be apart of. Soon the need for her creative vision began pushing her further into the industry. She is a hair and make up artist at Elevate Salon in Knoxville, TN and she also works with multiple photographers on creative shoots including, J Way Photography. While being a master at creating unique looks, she also is working to develop her clothing line, Minnie Blue Apparel.

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You Are Perfect NOW!

"I want to wait until I fix my hair up."
"I have a double chin."
"I'm too old."
"I need to lose weight first."

These are only a few of the reasons I get from potential clients who feel they aren't ready to have their portrait taken. Usually when I hear these reasons, I respond with a look of total confusion.

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The Day I Closed my Eyes... and Jumped

Today marks that special day. It has been exactly one year since I made the choice to stop being afraid and really take a huge leap of faith towards my dreams. I made the choice to ignore all my doubts, took a deep breath and went for it head first into the one of the biggest unknowns I have ever gone through in my life. I chose to start my own photography business.

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