What is Boudoir Photography?


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The term Boudoir derives from the French verb bouder, meaning “to sulk” or boudeur, meaning “sulky” and it was a lady’s private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room around the 1800’s.  Although a popular genre in the world of photography today, Boudoir is not a new concept and was very much a trend from the 1920s through the 1940s.

Boudoir photography can have many styles and suggest very different images. Typically shot in a photographer’s studio or luxury hotel suites, it has become fashionable to create a set of sensual or sexually suggestive images of women in “boudoir” although nudity is more often implied than explicit.

It is the art of photographing the body and personality while showing the feminine side, creating images where women can see their beauty reflected while providing them with a fun, refreshing and sexy experience. All women, regardless of age or constitution can convey sweetness and seduction. Generally boudoir sessions are intended as a special gift for someone, but it can be an absolutely empowering gift for ladies to celebrate their beauty for themselves. “At the end of it all, it is about the experience itself”

At Jasmandii Studio, we like to bring it up a notch and mix in the style of “Burlesque” using many props and accessories, we create a vintage atmosphere with a cabaret/carnival touch, but mostly artistic. It works perfect for clients who wish to show less skin, but still desire to achieve that sexy look. The Hair and make-up are a vital part of evoking an image of another era and allows us to complete the look that together with the lighting, the costume and the accessories will end up being a resounding piece of art.

No doubt that any woman can fall in love with this style! So be it “Boudoir”, “Burlesque” or simply glamorous and splendorous lingerie detailed session…. Jasmandii Studio, will know how to best highlight your feminine beauty.

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Always remember that every woman is beautiful, and confidence and self-esteem are not given to us by other people – It is up to ourselves, we should learn to love our bodies and appreciate it.  Our photography allows us to help our clients discover not only their external beauty but also their inner goddess!

My City Like You Never Seen Before


Miami has many enchanting places but nothing brings out the romance in me like standing by the venetian causeway at dusk, it simply transports me to another world. If you haven’t passed by here I absolutely recommend it during the twilight hours.

Summer sunsets in Miami can be magical too, California has nothing on us! Well maybe not, but still if you cant afford to travel at least you can spend an afternoon biking around downtown and you can be mesmerized by the sun rays turning Miami into a golden city of wonder! It’s not having what you want, is wanting what you got!

Miami can also be cold and charming in the 2 weeks of winter we experience here, specially because everyone seems to be in a good mood, maybe is due to the fact that we can show off our winter clothe which we all buy too much of considering how short our winter is here.  Never the less we Floridians prefer the summer for obvious reasons: the beach

Ok so our city might not be known for its historic architecture glory but its still there and everyone should check it out along with the museums and historical sites. Get to know your “neck of the woods” you might discover things you never knew! Be a tourist in your backyard!

Brickell Key is enchanting, taking a walk, gazing at the bay and spotting a dolphin here and there are just part of the magic. Seriously people if you get a chance stop by this mini city of wonder.

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Mimo: An Adorable Cat-astrophe


Looking at this little furry body as he yawns in irresistible cuteness makes it all worth it. BUT! Let me digress to five minutes before when he was jumping all around the furniture stretching his over-sized claws (I swear those things are huge, not to mention sharp as knives) on my brand new white leather sofa…ouch! Knocking down everything on his path from remote controls to magazines at the speed of light, catching him is near to impossible unless you’re holding an open can of Fancy-Feast.

Unable to reason with this mini-lion, I had to take some measures to ensure the safety of my valuables. Two trips to Target, three cover blankets, and $35.00 later my whole apartment was finally “Kitten-Proof” not even a drunk baby could get hurt in there. You might ask, what about the dogs Shanty my Dalmatian and Yuna my Jack-Russell Mix? Well…they have also fallen victims of  Mimo, “The Conquistador” who has managed to conquer areas in my apartment like the sofa, counter, bedroom, and bathroom which are strictly forbidden to the dogs. (In other words they are pretty jealous) but at the end of day who can say no to this adorable face.

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My Brain is on Vacation: Destination Color Red.


Exhausted from the constant billions of ideas, decisions, and memories in my head. My brain and I decided to part ways for a few hours we both felt it deserved a getaway from the daily harmony of my endless thoughts. As you know it is impossible to rest our minds completely so I promised my brain I would only think about the color red therefore limiting its activity and providing some colorful resting location it can enjoy peacefully. So I picked my Camera with my limited brain activity and all and decided to take some shots here is what I got:

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My Mother: “The Eternal Miss Congeniality”


Style, beauty and poise never lacked in this native cubana, armed with an endless sense of humor, a truck load of courage, and the determination of warrior, she has conquered life among other things…Since I can remember my mom has always been surrounded by great friends so I grew up learning to appreciate friendship thanks to her. It’s incredible till this day she still maintains close relationships with most of her childhood friends regardless of the fact that they are in different countries.

Most of my childhood memories have to do with my mom doing some kind of singing or dancing… oh and laughing profusely about silly things. During the course of her career as an English teacher while I was still a child she managed to never lose track of her loved ones and she played the role of motherhood to perfection. We had many dogs roaming our house when I was kid because my mother loved animals and always did her best to rescue them and protect them, this love taught me humility and kindness and it has inspired me my entire life. Thanks Mom!

Not all has been fun and games for her unfortunately, my grandmother who was scheduled to travel with us when we first came to the US from Cuba back in 1993 suddenly passed away 2 weeks before our departure. The loss of my grandmother was devastating for both of us, specially for my mom who had lost my grandfather the year before and which need to cope with the fact that she was going to be completely alone in a new country with a 10 year old to raise (Me) by herself.

Upon our arrival to Miami my mother immediately found a job and enrolled in night school to learn computers and to re-enforce her knowledge of the language, in only a few years she re-validated her degree from Cuba and went back to teaching middle school, not really happy with the pay she decided to go into the postal service and has been a happy mail carrier for many years now.

Despite the struggles we faced she managed to raise me by herself without any help from anyone and give me everything I always wanted and more. I have a great relationship with my mom and can tell her anything, thanks to her easygoing and approachable persona. She is fun to be around and everyone that knows her loves her. Even now after the big 50 she is still remains a happy silly child…judge her yourself from the photos below taken this past Sunday on Mother’s Day.

Her name “Alina” is of Greek origin, and its meaning is “light

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Cherish The Moments, For They Are Like Candles In The Wind.


Our mere existence is but a collection of moments, the beauty of a moment and what makes it so special and unique is that it happens and then its gone forever like a flower which never blooms twice, you might have moments and flowers very similar to each other but they can never be the same. I think that is why is so important that we don’t forget to cherish every moment that has meaning to us; Look back at your grandmother face when she is smiling at you or telling you an old story because you might never get another moment like that again, have fun with your best friend while your young and innocent before life makes you go separate ways, enjoy every second of that first romantic picnic at the park with someone special who captured your heart once…and most of all remember every details of those moments because they are the fabric of your life.  Today is mothers day and most of us will see our mothers or at least talk to them on the phone if they are far way. I hope everyone can remember when they look at their mother’s face; the way she held you and protected you when you were just a baby, they she loved you and nurtured you even after you made mistakes, the sacrifices she made for your life to be better than hers today, all the sleepless nights she stood at your bed while you were sick giving you medicine and loving you until felt better.Take a minute and really enjoy this moment with your mom because one day it wot exist anymore and you will be glad you can remember every detail. Happy Mothers Day

The romance of an afternoon at the park

The beauty of a childhood memory

The surprised innocence of a child

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Who Said Living Under A Bridge Was Ugly


If you are ever tight on money you can always consider going under A BRIDGE…imagine; free roof over your head, plenty of food if you can catch it, waterfront property with a swimming lake, well ventilated on both sides(perfect for Miami’s hot weather) and let’s not forget beautiful sunrise/sunset views, Pet friendly, plenty of Privacy from the neighbors, no condo or homeowner’s association, and finally no property taxes…Just kidding Homelessness is a serious issue and that deserves much attention from our community. Meanwhile have you ever seen been under a bridge during the twilight hours – its amazing! See below;

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