Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category

Announcing Digital Collections | St. Louis Park Child and Family Photographer

December 3, 2012

December is here with all it’s holiday cheer! I’m feeling in a festive mood and have been thinking a lot about offering a limited time special of digital image collections.  A photo session is a great gift for parents, grandparents, friends or your own family.  Happy holidays from Jessica Barker Photography!


Digital Collections


Sexy Photos for Valentine’s Day | Minneapolis Boudoir Photographer

November 29, 2012

The holidays are almost here and that means Valentine’s Day is around the corner. I’m hosting a private boudoir event on Saturday, January 19th and Sunday, January 20th at a special discounted rate.  Your mate will adore the photos of you and you will feel like a super model! It’s a wonderful experience that all women regardless of age or size should do.  Continue reading for MY STORY…

sexy, beautiful, sensual, boudoir, in-studio

I had my very own boudoir session a little over a year ago and don’t regret it for a second.  Although I was anxious about my 30something, post-kid, curvy body being photographed, I gathered a few outfits outfits and props and made my way to the studio.  Getting my hair and makeup done was super fun – I felt like a celebrity with people fawning over me and making me beautiful. When it came time to see the photos, I gasped in excitement and wonder at the beauty of the images that were ME. The breathtaking images continue to be a self-confidence boost when I sneak peeks at the images. In the vein of being transparent, here is one of my photos taken by the wonderful Erin Benner of Angelicjewel Photography.

I hope my story gives you courage to contact me for one of my sessions in January!




Boudoir Special Event – September 8th and 9th

July 11, 2012

YOU are beautiful. YOU deserve gorgeous portraits of YOUR beauty. To celebrate the end of summer and YOU, I cordially invite YOU to a boudoir special event on 9/8 and 9/9 at my studio in St. Louis Park. Just do it. Not for anyone else, but for YOU.


Saturday, September 8th

9:00am          BOOKED

11:00am          BOOKED

1:00pm          BOOKED




Sunday, September 9th


11:00am          BOOKED

1:00pm          BOOKED


Spring Fling Boudoir Marathon | Minneapolis Boudoir Photographer

March 21, 2011

HAPPY SPRING! It’s time to come out of hibernation and have some fun. Queue my Spring Fling Boudoir Marathon – an excellent reason to get out of the house (with or without a couple girlfriends) and make some beautiful, tasteful and sexy photos of you for your significant other.  Summer 2012 brides – your husband-to-be would LOVE this as his wedding gift. 🙂  No significant other? No problem!  Take them for you – it’s a great way to boost self-confidence and feel absolutely beautiful in your own skin.



  • The setting – a beautiful hotel suite in downtown Minneapolis
  • Wonderful hair and makeup services by a licensed cosmetologist
  • Complementary white wine and champagne
  • Light snacks
  • An unforgettable 1-hour photo session with Jessica Barker – feel free to bring a friend (for photos or for moral support!)
  • 15 photos (color and black & white) in an online gallery within 1 week
  • A custom designed album of your 10 favorite images (5×5” black fabric covered album – upgrade the album size for $50 or to a custom cover for $25)
  • Image discs are available for purchase as well: 2 photos = $40, 5 photos = $75, All photos (15) = $150

Note: Each session time is 2 hours.  The first hour is for your hair and makeup and the second hour is for your photo session.


BOOKED             2:00 – 4:00pm

BOOKED             4:00 – 6:00pm

OPEN             6:00 – 8:00pm

OPEN             8:00 – 10:00pm


Boudoir photography involves creating intimate and romantic images of a woman, most commonly wearing lingerie. Boudoir is a French term that refers to a bedroom which is the setting for these images. Having these photos made is a rising trend for women across the country – from brides giving an album to their fiancé on their wedding day to women taking photos for themselves. It’s fun to have a day of pampering with hair and makeup and then have some beautiful photos taken afterwards. Women always leave the photo shoot feeling more confident and many say it was a liberating experience.  Jessica will provide guidance during the tasteful photo session to accentuate only your most fabulous features. Bring your favorite lingerie, nylons/tights, high heeled shoes, a sexy hat, pearl necklaces, or even a men’s dress shirt.  I promise, the experience will be unforgettable!

Big Photography Giveaway – Becky’s Blog | Announcements

May 19, 2010

Do you want to win a FREE family portrait photo session with Jessica Barker Photography? If so, listen up!

I am honored to be part of Becky Higgins’ Spring 2010 Big Photography Giveaway during the month of May. What’s the Big Photography Giveaway, you ask? Five photographers are going to be featured on her blog every single day in the month. I have donated a package, valued at $130, including:

*A 45-minute photo session at a single location (on-location or at the studio) for up to 6 people
*20 finished proofs viewable in a secured online gallery
*A 11×14″ wall portrait
*A CD of web-resolution photos to upload onto Facebook or your blog with a print order of $100 or more

My feature day is TOMORROW, May 20th! All you need to do is comment on Becky’s blog post about me and you’re in the running. I’ll choose the lucky winner and they will be announced on Becky’s blog about a week later. (Don’t worry, I’ll post details about the winner.)

If you haven’t heard of Becky Higgins, her blog has tens of thousands of followers from around the world. Becky shares tons of awesome information on home, family, organization, creativity, cool finds, food, gift-giving, parenting, decorating, design, photography, personal & family history, Project Life, celebrating relationships and overall goodness. Her story is really intriguing – even if you don’t enter the contest, you should follow her blog.

Good luck!

My 500th Facebook Fan – Melinda Salazar | Announcements

April 9, 2010

Big congratulations to my 500th Facebook fan, Melinda Salazar. Melinda is from Mississippi and loves my nature photography.

To show her my appreciation, I sent her a 11×14″ print of my favorite sunset photo. It’s from a summer roadtrip to the Badlands in South Dakota. In the west was this amazing sunset and on the east there was a full moon rising. It was one of the most amazing photo opportunities I have ever seen! Enjoy the print, Melinda, and thanks again!

The Great Leap of Faith | Announcement

April 1, 2010

The Great Leap of Faith

It’s yours, take it,
Leap like a lunatic
Over the chasm below
Erupting as you go
Your true self awaits you
NOW you will know
Jane Evershed

Today is the first day of my new life. I am excited to announce that I am now a full-time photographer for Jessica Barker Photography. I am both excited and scared, happy and sad, elated and nervous, however, deep down in my heart of hearts, I know this choice is a good one.

As hard as it was to leave my day job, I know this decision is right for me, for my family and for my passion. I look forward to growing my business, expanding my skills and living my dream. Thank you to all of you who support and love me – I couldn’t have made this huge change without you!

March Mini-Sessions | Spring is Near!

February 11, 2010

Spring is almost here and Easter is right around the corner. Come to the new studio for a mini-session with Jessica Barker Photography to celebrate the coming of spring with flowers, umbrellas and fun! It’s a perfect time for updated family photos or spring photos of your kids. As my guest, you will leave each session with a beautiful bouquet of spring flowers to take home.

Date: Sunday, March 14th
Time: 12:00 –4:00pm
Location: 6th Avenue Studios, 6-6th Avenue North, Hopkins, MN

Each 45-minute session includes:
Fun with props like rain boots, umbrellas, flowers, Easter baskets and eggs… and, if we’re lucky, a LIVE BUNNY!
Online proofing of 15 finished images
A custom 5×5 album of all photos
$25 towards prints

Investment = $100

To book a session, please email me at or call me at 612-267-2122. Hope to see you on March 14th!

Session Times:
12:00 – 12:45pm
12:45 – 1:30pm
1:30 – 2:15pm
2:15 – 2:30pm (Break)
2:30 – 3:15pm
3:15 – 4:00pm


6th Avenue Studios | Twin Cities Photographer

February 5, 2010

I have super exciting news, friends! I have joined forces with a band of talented photographers to open 6th Avenue Studios, a photography studio co-op, on Main Street in Hopkins, MN. The space is beautiful and has lots of potential for all types of photo sessions including newborn, children, maternity, engagement, headshots, and families.

The best parts about the space are:
(1) it’s available to all clients of Jessica Barker Photography
(2) it has natural light streaming in from several windows
(3) it’s centrally located in the near western suburbs of Minneapolis

The studio is officially available to all clients starting March 1st. I cannot believe how far I have come in just over a month. My dreams are becoming a reality right before my eyes and it’s the most amazing feeling. I’ve asked for a studio space like this for about a year and BOOM here it is.

I look forward to using the space to capture amazing photographs and hope you will join me at our Grand Opening Open House tentatively scheduled in April. More to come on that…

From Blogspot to WordPress!

January 28, 2010

I’m excited to announce… drum roll please… I am moving my blog from Blogspot to WordPress.  It makes me happy to be able to fully customize for you and show you exactly what you want to see.  Come back soon! ~Jessica