Beautiful Dolls

by jennine on April 3, 2009


This is my first photo shoot ever.

It’s ironic that a woman who failed English (only because I didn’t do the homework) and ditched photo class would end up writing and taking photos every day loving every second of it… and I thought high school would form my adult life.

Recently asked me to participate in their Beautiful Dolls (click to see the whole series) where I photograph fashion bloggers in different cities (well, the cities I can get to…). Similar to what Anne-So did for me. This time around I selected Katja from Bees and Balloons, as it turned out we only lived about 20 minutes from each other and I really love her blog. If you’ve ever been to Frankfurt, you must have stopped by the Azita which has the best clothes, of mostly any city, particularly Frankfurt (we don’t have a lot here, but if Azita were to move to another town like NY or London, I’m sure they’d fare quite well there too). They carry brands like Henrik Vibskov, Reality Studio, Woodwood, APC, and Bless.

My favorites were from the Henrik Vibskov, which I was kind of amazed how wearable the pieces were as the fashion shows tend to be amazingly over the top, I not-so-secretly wanted to just take the whole collection home with me and wear it around. I love the bold shapes and soft colors, everything ordinary had some extraordinary details.

Katja is such a sweetheart, and a trooper, as this is my first photo shoot as photographer/stylist/whatever and I was quite nervous, and wasn’t sure what to do. As I fumbled around, we were able to get some good shots. And so nice as she was moving to Berlin in a few days to go to do an internship at then to Munich for another internship at I really think she’s going somewhere, and wish her the best of luck! Here’s a quick 5 minute interview with the lovely lady…

My next stop will be Berlin! So if you have any requests of Berlin bloggers you’d like to see, be sure to let me know. If  you wouldn’t mind stopping by Beautiful Dolls to check out the full series, it would be great (and helpful in making it possible to feature more bloggers and stylish people!)

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fashionista April 3, 2009 at 5:23 am

Hey great work Jennine!! So proud of you! The photos are amazing! Berlin is such a beautiful backdrop!
If you ever head down to Sydney, Australia we should meet up! :)

Mer April 3, 2009 at 5:31 am

wow, this is top quality blogging! great pics, well done!!

ostelios April 3, 2009 at 5:45 am

she’s cute yes..
and I like her shoes ;)
that’s wonderful post Jennine

Ashe Mischief April 3, 2009 at 6:03 am

What a wonderful opportunity, dear! I love that your images aren’t so overwhelming to detract from a) the blogger, and b) the fashion.

K-Line April 3, 2009 at 6:15 am

J: So fantastic. What a talent you are! I find it fascinating that this model reminds me of you (in some indefinable way) in these poses.

Julie April 3, 2009 at 6:20 am

Hey Jennine your pictures are great thank you !!! I recognized your purple shoes ;)

Foley April 3, 2009 at 6:27 am

I didn’t know her blog, but i do love what she wears! And the photos are gorgeous, they have a very Swedish vibe…

Sweety P April 3, 2009 at 6:44 am

I love the fab slideshow of photos!

najeema April 3, 2009 at 6:56 am

You did a fantastic job Jennine- the photographs are absolutely beautiful!

jennine April 3, 2009 at 7:02 am

❤ fashionista… i’m dying to get to sidney… it’s such a cool town.
❤ mer…aw thank you. :)
❤ o… ha! that’s so funny, i liked her pink shoes so much i think i want to snag a pair for myself.
❤ ashe, thanks… i know it’s hard when you do fashion photography because it’s always so over the top.
❤ k- hahha i guess, in the way that we’re both brunettes! she’s way prettier than i am, that’s for sure. anyway notice her arm-band?
❤ julie! i’m glad you like them…really different from the other modepass pics.. so i’m glad you approve.
❤ foley, i’ll take that as a compliment!
❤ sweety…oh tell me about it, i love flickr, looked around for some place to do freee slideshows, and it turns out flickr does the best ones. ha!
❤ najeema, oh thank you my sweet.

leigh April 3, 2009 at 7:45 am

Amazing work Jennine - the photos are wonderful. I would never guess this is your first shoot as the photographer! You’re obviously a natural :)

violetville April 3, 2009 at 7:57 am

you put her in the “jennine” pose (sitting on the chair with the legs half-touching at the knee)! :)

congrats ~ these are wonderful and super personal!

i’m loving that jumpsuit.
and, what? no closeups of the arm band?!

Anne-So April 3, 2009 at 8:01 am

Wow ! Wondeful job Jennine, your pictures looks very good and clothes are amazing.

Meg April 3, 2009 at 8:22 am

Cute interview and interesting photos. Great job!

dapper kid April 3, 2009 at 9:13 am

The shoot is absolutely stunning!! And the interview is so lovely :) Yay for sequins, I am such a magpie lol. And the internships sound so exciting.

jennine April 3, 2009 at 10:06 am

❤liegh, haha, we put that on my resume?
❤violetville…oh yes! it’s in the modepass website, the armband is actually the bendy necklae k-line sent me… so fun
❤Anne-So,that means a lot coming from you my hero. :)
❤Dapper…thanks, though next time I’ll use a tripod…she is darling though on film. :)

Allure April 3, 2009 at 11:47 am

Congrats! you did a great job. I can’t wait to see more ;)

UND April 3, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Ah Jennine you are doing some lovely work. It is wonderful to see how your work as evolved over the last few years. I especially love the two photos of Katja sitting on the rug reading the book — the lighting is just so ethereal.

Couture Carrie April 3, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Congratulations! Beautiful work!

Trade links?


Imelda Matt April 3, 2009 at 3:42 pm

J these images are beautiful, you’ve done such a brilliant job. The irony isn’t lost me, I also was someone that wasn’t confident with writing. Plus I love the added bonus of the video interview, Bees and Balloons is super cute.

anna April 3, 2009 at 3:43 pm

the pictures are totally amazing. i love them. you did a very nice job…

Sandra April 3, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Great job Jennine! The pictures are stunning and I love the little video afterwards. This is an awesome project.

K-Line April 4, 2009 at 7:46 am

OMG - I didn’t! That’s great. I’ve participated in a German fashion shoot. I’m so cool!

Frankie - Swell Vintage April 4, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Congratulations on an AMAZING shoot, Jennine. You are so talented x

alixrose April 5, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Darling, this is so fantastic and I am so excited to see who else you photograph!

They seriously couldnt have picked anyone better to do it.

freya April 6, 2009 at 10:11 am

wow, love the first pic, it’s modern and still ethereal

dreamsequins April 6, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Really lovely job! I want to shop this closet :)

Sonja April 6, 2009 at 7:44 pm

The photos are absolutely gorgeous! Amazing that it’s your first photo shoot. Very impressive! You’re so talented!

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