“Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.”


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Baby will make 4

I photographed Adyn last year, and now she's going to be a big sister! It was fun to hang out with this lovely family in their back woods. And, as always, it was fun to get to see Adyn again.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Eye Candy Applications are now being accepted!!

How would you like to be an Eye Candy Girl?

Yes, we're in need of a few more models for our little troupe and applications are now being accepted. They are due April 22nd and the audition process starts May 4th.

We're looking for outgoing, fun, creative, girl next door types who want to promote our "feel good in your own skin" philosophy.

And no, you don't have to be 6 foot tall and a size 0. We're looking for women of all shapes, sizes, colors, ethnic backgrounds and personal styles. Tattoos and piercings? Plus size? Over the age of 30? Under 30? Dreadlocks? Prefer to look like a dude? Or maybe you consider yourself "Just average." None of that matters to us! We WANT REAL women, with REAL bodies, and REAL life experiences.

And what do Eye Candy Girl models get???

* To model for Terri Jean in her ads, poster series, projects, gallery exhibitions, etc.
* Free copies of the photographs taken.
* Appearance in various marketing campaigns such as print ads, radio commericals, TV commercials, talk shows, flyers, etc.
* Acting as a promo/spokesmodel for Eye Candy and Terri Jean Photography at various events.
* Free attendance (and often food and drinks) at various events.
* 10% off clothing and accessories at Delish!
* Appearing on the Eye Candy blog, Feel Delicious website and other on-line sites.
* Appearing in the annual Eye Candy photography book.
* Working with various bands, businesses, event sponsors, etc.
* Appearing in an annual Eye Candy calendar.
* Free or discounted lessons/classes on everything from photography and hair/makeup to acting and dancing lessons.
* An official Eye Candy badge

* And more!!!!!

Stop by our studio at 31 Public Square in Nelsonville for an application, or send a self addressed stamped envelope with 2 stamps on it to: Eye Candy Auditions, 31 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio 45764.

Hurry!!! Applications are due April 22nd.

~ ECG's

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Burlesque lessons for the girls! Thank you Boxcar Burlesque!!

Shadowing Brothers at the Lake

I had a great time hanging out with Wes and Wyatt at the lake. Once they understood that I was going to photograph them as they did "boy stuff".. they really got into it. I love Shadowing, for this exact reason. Kids get to be kids and I capture them at play. The photos turned out great too, I must say.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The new doggy grandbaby!

Andre the not-so-giant!

I had to take a moment and step away from my computer to play with this new puppy. Seriously though... how freakin cute is he??

Friday, March 19, 2010

Terri Jean Pic

I have been told that I should post more photos of myself. Bleck! I only say that because I've been so busy lately taking care of others - and the shop - that I haven't really spent too much time taking care of myself. And, like most women, when I'm tired.. I'm not all that anxious to get in front of the camera. But today I did... and for those of you pestering me... here ya go!

More than 15 minutes

Isn't this sad? Seriously. How far are these young women willing to go so they look "perfect" ?? And this girl, Heidi, is more famous for her plastic surgery than for anything else. So... what will she do next to extend her 15 minutes?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Roxy, wigs and Rockers

So our new store mascot ROXY was delivered today. Cassi had the task of putting her together, but Jerrad and Silas both tried on the wig.

Just another exciting day in the life of Terri Jean - super Photographer!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cover Models ??

The Self magazine cover was shot around the same time as the concert photo. Look how much they digitally altered! It's important for people to know that the people they see on magazine covers aren't real!

Faith Hill is thin to begin with!

hours are a'changin'

Plus, the Sul Galleria!

On March 31st we change our hours! Right now we're open Thursday 11am-5pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-7pm. Sunday-Wednesday, the gallery is closed, but my studio is open - by appointment only.

On the 31st we change to:

Wednesday 11am-5pm
Thursday 11am-5pm
Friday 11am-7pm
Saturday 11am-7pm

So stop by and see us! And for you photographers, bring your portfolio for a FREE portfolio review!


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Love this!

Burlesque lessons for the girls! Thank you Boxcar Burlesque!!

Real women have curves!

Why is this so common in the acting and fashion industry??? What kind of example is this setting for women? For little girls?? This is so sad and pathetic. Makes me sick.
This is what REAL women look like! Curvy and amazing!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Resident bad girl!

Recently I experienced a bit of negativity from a SMALL handful of local ladies who seem to think that taking photos of beautiful women is... well... not all that good for Nelsonville. Apparently, me wanting to sell dresses, corsets and hold bellydancing lessons here is a bit to much for them. At first I was shocked - because everything I do is about empowerment and creating love for ones self. And then I was angered, and resigned from the committees I was helping out on. After all, why help them out???

Now a bit of time has passed and my feelings have changed dramatically. Their negativity is funny. It humors me.

Delish hasn't even been built and it's already controversial. Most of theses women haven't seen a bellydancing class and yet they think it's dirty. And I really don't know how many of these (ahem!) prudish women have even seen my photographs... but come on! Since when are corsets and 50's dresses a bad thing? Since when is taking gorgeous photos of women such a negative act? Why am I so wrong ... just for wanting to give women a space to come, shop, talk, and engage in activities that make them feel beautiful??

I love this town and plan to be here for as long as I possibly can. Their opinions really don't matter... not in the long run, anyways. Most successful businesses have faced some type of obstacle. And if everyone lived their life just to please others, then no one would really be living their own lives. Right??

My new attitude is: If you can't join them, beat them!
And now that I know I'm supposed to be controversial, it actually frees me. I don't have to walk around trying to please these certain people - cause there's no pleasing them. Instead, I'm going to do what I want to do.

There's something devilishly freeing about being the resident bad girl.

I'll keep you posted.