theRoxieshop : Fort Wayne, Indiana Camera Class

In the past, so many clients have asked me to help them learn how to use their fancy new camera. They know that their camera can do so much more, yet the thought of reading the manual isn’t so appealing to say the least. And let me be honest, shooting your camera in auto mode makes me insanely sad.:(

I’ve been photographing for over seven years and I’ve been a mom for almost ten years and I know how important it is to take great pictures of your kiddos or anything your heart desires.

Which brings me to The Roxieshop!! I am so thrilled to help you learn in my camera workshop. It’s a basic photography workshop to help you take your camera out of auto mode and to use it to it’s full advantage in manual mode. During my four hour workshop, I want you to achieve the basic understanding of photography topics like ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, and the use of Natural Light. I will also share some tips for taking great pictures of your kids in everyday situations – from the soccer field to your very own living room and beyond.

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WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?
Anyone that would like to take better photos. I want The Roxieshop to be a fun-filled class where you feel comfortable asking any questions you may have.

DO I NEED A DSLR TO TAKE THE CLASS?
You do not need to have a DSLR camera, but I highly recommend it.

WHERE IS THE WORKSHOP CLASS GOING TO TAKE PLACE?
The workshop will take place at my Fort Wayne, Indiana Studio off of East State Blvd.

WHO IS THE WORKSHOP CLASS NOT FOR?
If you already know the ins and outs of your camera and can consistently take properly exposed images, you are probably too advanced for this class. Or if you are thinking about starting your own photography business, this class is not for you.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN ATTEND YOUR WORKSHOP?
My goal is to provide personal attention to each and every attendee, therefore it’ll be limited to 7 seats.

WHAT WILL THE ROXIEHSHOP COVER?
My class will cover introduction to exposure, manual mode setting, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, a lens review and even some advice when it comes to editing your images.

HOW MUCH DOES THE CLASS COST?
The workshop fee is $30 per person (this is an introductory cost therefore all future workshop fees may increase). AND, my workshop class includes some snacks and refreshments for my fabulous attendees. Holla!!:)

WHEN IS YOUR WORKSHOP?
I currently have two dates available:
*Friday, February 6th at 9:00 – 1:00pm
*Saturday, February 7th at 1:00pm – 4:00pm

HOW DO I REGISTER?
You simply send me an email to roxie@roxiejean.com explaining that your would like to purchase a seat to my workshop providing me with the date you would like to attend, your name, contact number and how you would like to pay. Payments can be made over the phone (all major credit cards accepted) or a check can be mailed to the studio or dropped off within 3 business days. Payments must me made in full at the time of booking in order to guarantee your seat for my workshop.

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MY 2015 PLANNER :: FORT WAYNE, IN. PHOTOGRAPHER

I’m always writing.  Whatever comes to my head, I’m writing it down.  I found myself posting a lot of sticky notes in my 2014 Business Planner because there just wasn’t enough room for my chicken scratch.  So for 2015 I was determined to find the best planner that would suite my needs and allow me to save trees by using less sticky notes in 2015.  I’m happy to announce, I found it!!

Here’s to Happy Planning and Saving Trees in 2015!

You can check out this fabulous Etsy shop here —– > ShePlans
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WHY I SHOOT BOUDOIR :: FORT WAYNE, INDIANA PHOTOGRAPHER

What you are about to read are my true and real feelings as to why I shoot boudoir and what boudoir photography means to me.  Since photographing boudoir I’ve been judged, ridiculed or its been said that I may lack in Christian values.  I’m finally going to pour my heart and soul into this blog even though I’ve pulled away from sharing a lot of my personal life experiences and my feelings on my blog and social media with the fear of people judging me without truly knowing who I am or what I believe in.

Boudoir Photography is NOT pornography! Most people understand that this genre of photography is an art form where the photographer makes women feel and look beautiful.  It’s about building self-confidence and accepting yourself for who you are and loving yourself despite your perceived flaws.

For me, Boudoir Photography allows me to share with other fabulous women the feeling of incredible empowerment.

Everyday people judge one another based on their appearance, abundance and even lack of presumed sexuality. Being a woman is a  beautiful gift and we were all blessed with beautiful bodies, and learning to love the skin you’re in is the greatest gift I can ever give to my client.  My clients hire me to simply feel and look beautiful.  Not to be subjected, instead to freeze that moment in time for them in their crazy busy lives.

Why do women’s bodies that are partially clothed or not clothed at all have to be a sexual thing?  Why dammit?  Why can’t us women feel beautiful in our own bare skin without being judged?  By judging Boudoir Photography as “sex”, won’t empower anyone.  It will only make them feel ashamed and that is the last thing we should make anyone woman feel.  These women that I photograph are moms, wives, sisters and business women and deserve nothing more than to be empowered and feel beautiful.

I believe with all my heart that what I do is ridiculously awesome and I put my heart and soul into making a positive difference in my clients and how they feel about themselves.  I make people feel and look beautiful.  I build confidence.  I put smile on faces.  I don’t have time for people to judge me or add negativity in my life.  I have two beautiful daughters and I will always teach them to stand up for what they believe in and to always LOVE and EMBRACE what God gave them and to make no apologies.

I make beauty and share it with the world and if you don’t like it, I’m completely okay with that.  You have the right not NOT like my Facebook page or visit my blog and website.  All I ask of you is to not judge me or my clients.

I hope you have a beautiful week!

Roxie Jean  :)

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melissa - December 8, 2014 - 3:16 pm

Wow this sounds familiar! I am glad you decided to write this post! I completely agree. I feel bad for the judgement you get. I hope you feel better after writing this!! I believe if people will judge you then they don’t know you, so it’s really not a fair judgement.. Your amazing!
Melissa

Molly - December 8, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Amen Roxie! You’re a fabulous woman, friend and photographer. Having had boudoir done by you several years ago I can say both my husband and I still love the beauty and fun you captured during that session. Keep doing what you do and make no apologies

BOUDOIR MINI SESSIONS

Sometimes what we want isn’t always in our budget.  Let’s be real.  I love offering my full pampering Boudoir Session to my ladies, but I understand when finances don’t allow ourselves to be “fully” pampered.  And this is why I’m super excited to announce that my studio will now be offering Boudoir Mini Sessions. You get fabulous, sexy and glamourous images of yourself for a fraction of the cost.  Hooray! And with Valentine’s Day only a couple months away, these would be the perfect gift for that special someone.  :)

Be sexy & be you!  It’s tons of fun…I promise!

If you would like more information about my Boudoir Sessions in my Fort Wayne, Indiana studio, you can me roxie@roxiejean.com.

Hope you’re having a beautiful week!

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THANKFUL

As I sit here and type this a huge smile adorns my face.  In this very moment I’m happy and I have so much to be thankful for. I often reflect in my mind the things I’m thankful for but never express it openly per se.  I’m blessed beyond belief and I thought I’d share my list of things I’m thankful for at this very moment in my life.

* Two beautiful daughters and a very supportive husband.
* Friends because they still love me and all my crazy that comes along.
* My gym.  It allowed me to workout extra hard this week so I can binge on mashed potatoes.
* The Studio.  I love where I work.
* Coffee.  Oh I am thankful for coffee.
* New experiences and new opportunities.
* Lessons learned.  I’m a much better person because of them.
* Time.
* Lip gloss.
* My family.  They are pretty awesome.

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!  :)
Gobble Gobble!

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