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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Chele Jones Photography
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Mini Sessions are SOLD OUT! Thank you! I have TWO spots left in November for family, senior, or couples


TWO DAYS ONLY - in October - so you and I both get to BEAT the HOLIDAY RUSH! It's like black Friday a WHOLE month early!!! Super limited availability - these mini's will only be available on Saturday October 28 and Sunday October 29th from 4-6pm. Both studio and outside sets (weather permitting) with simple, clean, fun, backgrounds that focus on your family, your kids, your pets, or your adorable romance (if you are a couple) wanting some AMAZING holiday cards!

If you want SPARKLE, we have it! If you want DRESS-UP, we have that, too! We will also have EXCLUSIVE HOLIDAY MINI COLLECTIONS available, including a design-your-own card digital and print set, mini albums, mini video holiday greetings + Black Friday style savings of 20% off all regular products including full-size leather albums and wall art!


These discounts are limited to the current mini session offer, only, and do not apply to any other sessions or orders. However, If you already booked a local (Austin Texas) senior session this school year or last, and received your complimentary family session voucher (check your email), and prefer a QUICK mini-session instead of a full hour family session, you may use your complimentary family session voucher to book one of these exclusive mini sessions! Just use the corresponding coupon code, included in your email!


Please use the online booking button (above or below this post) to SNAG your spot! All sessions will take place right here at our studio both inside and out - your choice! See you in a few weeks!  xx, Chele Jones

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
By Chele Jones Photography
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It was time for the 2018 senior portrait season to begin, and summers in our home town of Austin, Texas, are excessively hot, so we decided to take our signature senior sessions on the road for some destination fun, cooler temperatures, and new scenery, in Duluth, Minnesota - where the shores of Lake Superior are only 75 degrees on a hot day, and there are endless hikes with waterfalls for days!  This is where we met Hayward High School senior, Maddie S, from Hayward Wisconsin. 

We especially appreciate our destination clients because often our travels delay us in a usually timely delivery, but each one is always so worth the wait and allows us to see and travel to different parts of the world and make beautiful images in new places! We still take the time to scout locations prior to destination sessions, and plan them out to be just as unique as if they had come to us here, in Austin.

We absolutely loved photographing Maddie doing all the things she loves! She was a natural in front of our cameras and we took the time to carefully plan outfits and locations that would showcase her personality, her love of dance, combined with her nature-loving spirit, to create the special look she wanted for her senior portrait story. Maddie is on Varsity Cheer team for Hayward High School and will be graduating early, in 2018. She plans to attend Winona State University in Minnesota. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and exploring the outdoors with friends. 

One of the many perks of working with our seniors and having the most fun, is bringing along your bestie! Maddie's best friend, Kate, joined us and even got to jump into a few shots! Having professional images made with your best friend is absolutely priceless! Maddie even had an entire spread designed into her senior portrait album, featuring her images with Kate during our session. 

With this amazing flowing gown, by Free People, and this gorgeous hike along the cascades of this waterfall, Maddie's session just kept getting better and better. Planning the right clothing, to convey the story you want to tell is why our pre-session consultations are so constructive, and what makes our sessions stand out is that mixture of visual story-telling and portraiture combined.

If you would love to see Maddie's entire session from start to finish - be sure to scroll to the bottom and watch her gallery reveal video (that actually made her mom cry). Every signature session we produce, is presented as a personalized video reveal set to music! Maddie, it was so wonderful working with you and Kate and your mom, Robin! For any Duluth area Juniors (2019 senior class), we are excited to be booking Duluth again next summer! Be sure to sign up on our contact form to have information sent out when its time to get on the books! As for the present senior class, we are currently booking 2018 Seniors here in Austin as well as for one more destination session this year! If you desire a session in a fun destination location or would like to coordinate your trip with us for a destination senior shoot, please fill out the contact form and let us know! 

xx, Chele 

Maddie's Senior Story

2018 Senior, Maddie S. Hayward High School, Hayward, Wisconsin

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! If you want to see what an entire senior session is like, from start to finish, be sure to scroll to the bottom for Camryn's amazing reveal video that was featured at her graduation party! 

Camryn's Senior Session

Tell your senior story with Austin's creative senior portrait photographer, Chele Jones! Camryn's 2017 spring senior session was personalized just for her and tells the unique story of her style and personality!

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