Welcome to MY JOURNAL: A collection of RECENT sessions, FEATURES, current SPECIALS, TRAVELS and other exciting news - and occasionally a personal project here and there. ENJOY, and don't be too shy to leave a little love about what you see!                           XXO, Chele

Thursday, June 29, 2017
By Chele Jones Photography
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As sun has already set on 2017 graduations, you will find I'm still catching up on the blog from Spring sessions... Featured, this week, is recent Gateway Tech senior and 2017 graduate, Camryn! I met Camryn through a family friend and we had an amazing senior session together in May. One of my favorite things about senior portraits is getting to know each student and then planning out their session based on their favorite places, hangouts, and style.

Camryn was excited about the best of all genre's and we definitely delivered! From urban city skyline to forest fairytale complete with mist, and some summer fun and SoCo fashion editorial in between - This session definitely had it all! The best part was that Camryn brought her gorgeous prom dress! I will NEVER outgrow dress-up and a rock the prom dress session is just what I needed! 

Rock your prom dress sessions can be as crazy and fun as you want to make them! Camryn chose to keep her dress in good condition, but for anyone who's interested ... I'm down for all kinds of ideas for anyone who wants to do outside-the-box creative, in their most beautiful gown (AFTER it's been taken to prom, of course)! 

We finished Camryn's session with Austin's downtown skyline + 5 stories. The wind did it's wonderful thing perfectly perfect while Camryn did her thing and we got these amazing images and one of the most insane sunsets I've ever seen from up there! 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
By Chele Jones Photography
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Duluth area 2018 SENIORS, Chele Jones Photography is bringing CJ Seniors all the way to YOU from Austin Texas! If you are looking for something edgy and different...something personalized just FOR YOU, this is the week you don't want to miss! We will be taking a limited amount of appointments July 15 through the 23rd. Contact for details! We have AMAZING all-inclusive destination collections available exclusively for travel sessions, only. You can follow us at @chelejones_photography on instagram to see what our incredible and diverse senior experiences have to show. Parent's can follow along on facebook at Chele Jones Photography Facebook Page. 

We'll see you soon! XXO, CJ


PS: We are booking couples, too! Are you madly in love with each other AND adventure? Why not try one of our couples adventure sessions to document your love for each other in a way you've never seen before! Your amazing adventures and passion deserves to exist in beautiful prints! Tell your love story in a way that you will cherish forever. We are currently offering amazing specials for Wanderlust couples to build and market our business in this genre. Fill out our contact for details and exclusive pricing to see if this kind of session is for you! You can follow along on our couples instagram at @wanderlustelopement  to see what it's all about! 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
By Chele Jones Photography
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Model Call 2018 High School Senior, Seattle WA, June 8 or 9th!

MODEL CALL for 2018 Senior + Couple  |  WHERE: Seattle + ONP   |   WHEN: June 5th - June 10th   |   HOW: Call 512-585-1722 or EMAIL 


We are having a MODEL CALL for a high school senior girl who is available in Seattle for one of the following dates: June 8th evening, or June 9th or 10th morning. A 2018 senior is preferred and you can also BRING A FRIEND. This is for a destination portfolio session.  My senior work is outside the box, uniquely edgy, vibrant and FUN! You can check it out HERE or on INSTAGRAM @CheleJones_Photography to see if you would like to be part of my senior destination portfolio! If you are interested please call or email ASAP. If you are a MINOR, please also have your parent contact us as well - we will need their permission to photograph you!  


"Portfolio building" being the key phrase here...this means if you are the kind of senior we are looking for - your session fees are WAIVED + free goodies + CRAZY discounted pricing off many items you will dig, in addition to the free stuff! The best part is, you get to BRING A FRIEND, and you will have a BLAST hanging out together in front of our camera in one of the most AMAZING and INSPIRING cities America has to offer and we will capture your personality in a unique way that will tell your senior story FOREVER. Pinch me - right?!! 


ALL of these spots are available, but only ONE will have a waived session fee! If you miss the opportunity for the portfolio spot, you are welcome to book a regular session. You won't be disappointed! 





If you are an adult COUPLE and have wanted a couple's adventure session with us, here is your chance! We are currently having a MODEL CALL for a photo workshop hosted by JB Sallee, looking for a MADLY IN LOVE couple that would love gorgeous portraits made at the AMAZING Olympic National Park in WA on June 5th, 6th. 


We have all the details ready so if you are interested - or if you know a couple who would definitely be down for some INCREDIBLE imagery featuring their AUTHENTIC LOVE all means - send them our way! We would love to talk to them! You can find my couples gallery HERE and on INSTAGRAM at @WanderlustElopement



Check below for upcoming TRAVEL SESSIONS throughout the next year - not all are "portfolio" sessions, but it's a chance to catch us in a fun new location! XXO ~ CJ 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
By Chele Jones Photography
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Featured Grad: Zach C. Westlake High School, Austin Texas,  Class of 2017

In less than a week Zach C will be done with his final year of Westlake High School and on his way to the University of Wisconsin at the end of the Summer. I had the pleasure of working with him and his wonderful family, throughout the year, on many senior portrait projects and was super impressed with his ease in front of the camera! He was a total natural and matched that with a great sense of humor and confidence. 

It just so happens that Zach digs suits and bowties, which is a rarity these days, and such a classic look. My camera and I were so happy to have an afternoon with Zach and his dapper style both in the studio for a little GQ editorial look, and then a few stops around downtown Austin! 

With his senior year just about behind him in just a few days, Zach is most looking forward to exploring his future college home, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the new people and experiences that come with starting college, as well. He plans to major in physics.

Being athletic by nature, Zach has accomplished All-District in Lacrosse in both 2014 and 2015, before taking on rowing this past and current year. Rowing for Texas Rowing Center in Austin has gained him Men's Varsity Captain in the first year, and he is most looking forward to Rowing Nationals where he will be competing in the Varsity Men's double scull in Sarasota, FL. I wish you luck on all of your adventures, Zach! It has been wonderful working with you and getting to know you and your wonderful family!

Friday, May 05, 2017
By Chele Jones Photography
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Celebrate Mom this month with an AMAZING All-Inclusive special - because Mom deserves it ALL!

Time slips by so quickly and we all lead such busy lives these days.... Did you ever notice that Mom is hardly ever in the pictures because she is the one always behind the camera trying to capture every moment? This is the Mother's Day gift of all gifts that keeps on giving for the REST of HER LIFE! Documenting her LOVE for her husband and children is something every mom desires and deserves. As a mom, I know, our job is never done and it's a job we wouldn't trade for the world!


These sessions are all-inclusive so there are NO difficult choices for mom to make after the session is over! She gets a 20 page handcrafted family heirloom album (valued at $850) a full size HD 1080 and facebook-size licensed video slideshow complete with music, to show off to her friends ($300 value) + a HUGE BONUSALL full-size digital images with print release ($995 value) <----this!!! WOW!!!  Plus - the session itself includes personal styling consult and hair and makeup on session day ($220 value)


          $1200  (well over $2000 value)



This all-inclusive special at $1200 will be available to book the entire month of May! A $220 nonrefundable retainer will hold your spot! If you aren't sure about the day and want to surprise mom, you can prepay - I'll make you a certificate to present to her - and you can let her help decide on the date, after she opens her AMAZING gift!

XXO ~ Chele