Jean Marshall was first exposed to photography on the other side of the lens. As an international model, she was accustomed to photographers snapping images of her, but it wasn't until she started to document her travels that she realized that her passion lay as a photographer, not a photographee. Today, Jean snaps shots of weddings, engagements, families, and portraits, using natural lighting and her eye for simplistic surroundings.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: 3 hr Boudoir Photo Experience, Images
Pro Tip: Leave insecurities behind as you are relaxed, pampered and coached during your boudoir experience.
Good for Kids: No
Q&A with the Photographer
What sets your business apart from your competition?
Our photography studio is extremely professional. We are not run out of the home, like many other photographers. We have designed our stuio with several different set options. We highlight your best features. Photo retouching is available as necessary.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
Women are beautiful. All body types deserve praise! I wanted to give every woman the opportunity to become the supermodel they've always dreamed they could be!
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
At French Lace Photography, our goal is to remove the blindfold of insecurity. Our professional photographer has been capturing the beauty of petites to plus sizes for years. We believe that every woman should give herself the gift of expressing her sensuality and the opportunity to see herself for the beauty that she really is. Your amazing photographs will capture and preserve wonderful memories for years to come for yourself and your significant other. The French Lace staff will put you at ease, boost your confidence and coach you throughout the entire experience. You will be guided through wardrobe selection, professional hair and makeup to striking alluring poses that will be sure to please! Your experience concludes with a viewing session and a premier of your edited, artistic photos.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Making people feel really good about themselves.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
What sets us apart from all others? For each hour we are photographing, we will be dedicating 10-12 hours in post-production editing (completely in-house, as we are a full-service studio), achieving stunningly beautiful images, that will bring tears to your eyes forever.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I'm a San Diego based wedding, headshot and portrait photographer. My career began in Chicago where I took wedding photos of friends a mine. Since then, I've been dedicated to capturing the natural beauty of a newly married couple.
What do you love most about your job?
An online gallery is provided to share with your family and friends. you can download your photos with 1 click to your computer. If you would like a DVD sent, we can also provide a DVD. Otherwise, this amazing gallery allows you to download the photos instantly to your computer.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Val is an excellent photographer and is very reasonably priced! I am so happy with how my wedding and reception photos turned out. I will cherish these memories for years to come. AJA
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