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Jessie Clements, Boudoir Photographer in Shirley, MA

Portrait of Jessie Clements, photographer at Boudoir by J&S Photography based in Shirley, Massachusetts, standing against a gray wall surrounded by plants in her photo studio

Meet Jessie Clements

she/her

One time someone asked me, “How do you get your clients to look THIS confident?”

 

It’s not because they all walk through the doors immediately feeling like a goddess (even though they 100% are!)

 

It’s because of who I am. I’m a normal person—Like you.

 

What my clients say they love about me is that I’m an empathetic & silly person that is easy to be around. Clients often walk away from their experience feeling like they’ve known me forever.

 

One of my favorite parts of my job is creating a safe (and FUN) space for you during your Boudoir Session with me. No matter what size, ability, shape, color, or age (18+) you are, this experience is for you.

 

And I’m a master of my craft. This doesn’t just mean being a visual artist—I fully believe that even if I create award-winning images of you, but I don’t provide you with a comfortable experience throughout your Session, those images won't be as powerful. The images alone won’t make a positive difference in your life, if you don’t have a positive experience to pair them with.

 

Your comfort, inclusion, and empowerment is REALLY why I do what I do. I’m committed to continuing education about inclusivity & the psychology behind body image, not only for myself, but to best serve everyone that walks into my studio.

 

Black and white portrait of Jessie Clements, photographer at Boudoir by J&S Photography, surrounded by plants in her photo studio in Shirley, Massachusetts

authentic self-expression

When someone really wants to get to know me, I tell this story: My journey into authentic self-expression began with my relationship with my hair.

 

I went from long dark brown hair for 30 years to cutting off 22” in 2017 and going platinum blonde!

 

Then in 2019, I would often joke that it would be easier to just shave my head than to deal with styling my asymmetrical undercut, and one day a client said, “So do it!” Once I realized I could do anything I wanted, it quickly became something I HAD to experience! And, naturally, I made sure to document my epic buzz in my very own Boudoir Session with the amazing Teri Hofford.

 

Portrait of Jessie Clements, photographer at Boudoir by J&S Photography in Shirley, Massachusetts, before and after her haircut
Portrait of Jessie Clements, photographer at Boudoir by J&S Photography based in Shirley, Massachusetts, photographed by Teri Hofford

Hair & Femininity

Sharing my intention to shave my head showed me how deeply hair and femininity are intertwined in our society. Just the thought of my decision clearly made people uncomfortable and made them want to look for justifications for it. I realized that by shaving my own head, I was challenging society's view of what hair represents, and that only deepened my need to do it.

 

By taking the plunge and cutting off all my hair, I found my signature “Jessie” haircut now which I never thought I could have.

 

Photo by Teri Hofford

 

Being Badass

I always told myself I “didn’t have the face” for the badass short hair I have now. I lived by that for 30 years even though I didn’t even particularly like having long hair.

 

And after it was gone, I looked in the mirror and said to myself, “What else have I been telling myself I can’t do?”

 

This is exactly what happens for so many of my Boudoir clients. I’ve heard them say, “I never thought I could do Boudoir—I’m too (insert perceived personal flaw here)."

 

When you finally decide to take the leap, you go, “Wow. What other things have I been holding myself back from?”

 

I’m here to help you open up to those possibilities.

Portrait of Jessie Clements, photographer at Boudoir by J&S Photography based in Shirley, Massachusetts, holding a digital camera with zoom lens in her photo studio

Test Your Limits

Ultimately, here’s what I’ve learned as both a Boudoir photographer and client: When you do things that are uncomfortable and test your limits, you only realize how much more potential you have.

 

Yes, even if the very thought of doing a Boudoir Session makes you think, “No way, this isn't for someone "like me".

 

Yes, even if you’re nervous sweating after scheduling your Consultation with me.

 

Yes, even after your Session goes AMAZING and you think to yourself, “Do I really need to see the photos? What if the whole thing wasn’t real? What if I’m kidding myself and I look terrible in every photo?”

 

Yes, this is for YOU TOO.

 

I want you to know that EVERYONE can do this—EveryBODY.

 

I’m not here to change you, I’m here to show you how amazing you already are.

 

Photo by Teri Hofford

Jessie Facts

To keep it light, here are some other fun must-know Jessie facts:

  • Pickles are my all-time favorite food. Salty, vinegary, sweet—They all have their unique deliciousness (except Half Sours—I’d prefer a cucumber)
  • If I could clone myself, one of me would be a professional chef, and one would be an animal rescuer (all the animals, but especially dogs)
  • My ideal hangout is to host & cook an elaborate meal for all my friends. The more courses the better.
  • Before my love affair with photography, I was a three sport athlete (soccer, swimming and lacrosse).
  • Between college & starting a business, I was a competitive Latin Ballroom dancer and in a Salsa Performance Group. My time as a dancer has helped me to learn body movement/posing for my Boudoir Sessions!

 

Portrait of Jessie Clements, photographer at Boudoir by J&S Photography based in Shirley, Massachusetts, holding a digital camera with zoom lens in her photo studio
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Shirley, MA
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