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“Recently I have gone through such an intense rebirth that I feel it’s time to re-introduce who I’ve become. My soul is ready to rebirth artistically, creatively, and mentally, physically, spiritually and step into embodying living a life full of divine, feminine essence."

My intention for this shoot is to finally let my soul shine through my body and stop hiding who I am on the inside due to the fear that those around me won’t accept who I’ve become. I’m no longer here to fit into my old skin, or fit into the norms of who I used to be, and I’m ready to fully take this leap and shine.”

I will be completely real with you about how incredible it is to work with people & have these kinds of experiences where you feel something in your soul. There’s a reason Personal Embrace Sessions are not like normal portrait sessions. I don’t craft them the same, look at them the same, or shoot them the same as other portrait sessions. 

Why?… I’ve spent so much personal time really discovering how to embrace myself, forgive myself, change for the better, and so much more. I have gone so deep with myself in the quiet to see what truly sets me apart, and how beautiful all those things makes me.

It’s also during those extremely painful times in life that we find our most authentic sense of self. We see what we will fight for, what we deserve, what we truly desire, what we’re passionate about, what sets us apart from everybody else, and so much more. And to me, thats worth documenting & celebrating.
So celebrate we did.

Laura & I met up for coffee, and she brought me through what she had experienced in life/within the world inside of her that brought her to this place of rebirth. There was so much in her that was wildly passionate about getting back to connecting so simply & deeply with nature, and living organically.

As soon as she started talking about how intentionally she wanted live her life, to empower others through her own empowerment, I knew this was going to be an incredible project. Working with her on this kind of session made me feel so in touch with my own mission of empowering others, especially women. It made that fire of purpose in my heart burn even brighter.

I could go on and on, but for now I will say: my Personal Embrace sessions are PERSONAL. Intimate. Honest. Raw. A special intention is set when doing these portraits so that you’re truly in a space where you feel honored, free, wild, and unashamedly you. It’s not a place where you feel awkward in front of the camera, its a place where you’re glowing and I’m just a mirror showing you that. 

I’m here to empower you, come alongside you on the journey of self discovery, to laugh or cry with you, to celebrate you & embrace you for YOU. I have a questionnaire that you’ll fill out so we can craft the most unique session, and I even personally go out to scout the most perfect locations for our session.

is it time for your Personal Embrace?
Let's do it.

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Hi! I'm Justene, but my friends all call me Jbaby.

Rebel, dreamer, creative, empath, animal + nature enthusiast, and fashion lover, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

... My heart is made up of quite a few things, as you can see.

Not only am I a photographer/ videographer, but a mama of two cats, well traveled explorer, and fashion stylist. Through all of these things, I get to connect with people, but its my empathic nature that allows me to really get deep with it all. Celebrating people + stories through these relationships is what lights my creative heart up.