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New 2015 rates are as follows.
$ 150 for first hour and $ 100 for each additional hour.
Each hour of shooting includes 2 outfit changes and 5 Edits per outfit change. That’s 10 Edits per hour. Extra edits are $15 each
Plus, a free membership to my private FB page ( B.L.P. Studio Dames Club ) were you can get announcements on shows where I will be shooting at, discounts, and specials.
Also, possible magazine exposure and a chance to be part of my 2016 B.L.P. Calendar.
You also will have the option to be added to my Model list for my present and future clients for possible paid shoots..
At B.L.P. STUDIO we try to keep it affordable for everyone so every Model gets a chance to shoot with us. We hope these new rates help you make the right decision.
To keep cost down I do not provide a Make-up artist or Hair Stylist at this time, but can provide info on ones I have used or you can bring your own.
These hourly rates also apply for Band promo shoots or Show shoots, Engagement, Maternity, Baby, Best Friend and School Senior Portraits .
Rates exclude Family Portraits and Weddings. Contact me for those rates.
Born in Belgium, Jean-Marie Michalski now 46 years old, grew up in a town called Perwez as the single child of Jean Michalski a now famous mouth artist painter.  His father lost his arms in an childhood accident at the age of 10.
Ever since he was a child, Jean-Marie was surrounded by art due to his father situation.
When Jean-Marie was 10 years old, he won a month long trip around the world, for taking care of his single father.  When he got home his father asked to see the photos from his trip.  Jean-Marie responded "I didn't take any."  Regretting not taking photos Jean-Marie started taking pictures all the time first with a 120  plastic camera.  A good friend of his dad was a photographer and ran a photography club in their town Perwez, Belgium.  This is when Jean-Marie learned the basics of photography and learned to develop film in a dark room.  Jean-Marie seems to always have a camera in his hand. Some time driving his family a little crazy. He now uses digital SLR's

For years people have commented and complimented my unique style.  For my talent to catch those special moments and include an artistic flare.  i have done work and has been published internationaly. Here are some of his clients, Cars and Bike Shops-Ghetto Choppers Customs/Oceanside, OldSchoolGarage/Long Beach, Jenkins Concours & Customs/Escondido, Sin City Jokers/Las Vegas, Bo Huff/Utah to name a few. Bands-Three Bad Jack, show pics for web site and Album cover, Hard Fall Hearts, website photos, Sugar Daddys, Chop Tops, The Gore Horsemen. Clothing Comp-Sin City Jokers. He presently works for Magazine Car Kulture DeLuxe and Old Skool Rodz, and has been publiched in Reble Rodz, Cruizin Magazine/Australia. He has work with many Models like Bridget Blonde, Rockwell Devil, Lacy Lane, Miss Ortease, Jessica Dawn, and many more. he also shoots weddings, engaments, maternety, enfants, kids, groop family portrait, and much more

Jean-Marie aka Belgium has moved from Belgium and lived in North San Diego County since May 1, 1981. He's now married with a lovely wife and has 2 daughters. Maycie 16 and Kaylie 13 who has Rett Syndrome.

Although Jean-Marie is highly in demand, he is always open to new projects. No job is too big or too small.
Call Jean-Marie today @ 760-716-4125 You won't regret it.
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From Model Pearl-Anna 11-29-2009

Jean-Marie Michalski of Belgium Lion Photography is definitely my go to photographer for any projects I have available. He is a great photographer and is fun and easy to work with. He is very professional in his work and gives good direction. I have gotten nothing but great pictures form Jean-Marie. Thank you so much for being such a great photographer can't wait to work together again!!!!

From Model Hellcat Kelly 05-11-2009

My experience with BLP has been amazing*!* Not only is Jean-Marie Michalski generous with his time, but very professional. He has a lot to offer and brings it all to the table. I was stoked to receive my photos so quickly and well worth the beautiful work i got in return. Happy to work with him again in the future ^..^
Hellcat Kelly, San Diego, CA

From Modle Candyspooky 02-08-2009

"First off, let me just say that the pictures I got from you were breathtaking. I really believe that they took my portfolio to a whole new level. My experience, however, was much more than just the photos I got. You made my escort and I feel so comfortable and relaxed! It was quite possibly the most fun I've ever had at a photoshoot and I would recommend that any model invest in Belgium Lion Photography. It's well worth it!
~~Candyspooky, San Diego, CA

From Model Crystal Lane Swift 01-04-2009

"Jean-Marie is easy to work with, fun, and professional. He is open to ideas generated by models and make up artists, and he has fantastic modifications to make to those ideas. His finished product, as you can see from his work, is beautiful, encapsulating a fraction of his passion in each image, and is delivered in a timely manner. I highly recommend Jean-Marie and hope to work with him again myself."
--Crystal Lane Swift, Model, Walnut, CA

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT MY INDEVER, Some of my Photos can be purchased online @

Sorry i dont do TFP-TFCD any more. We all need to make money and if i dont start charging for my work i wont be able to do it anymore, its that simple.

Session shot at 1 location of your choice.
I will travel a maximum of 25 miles
from home office located in San Marcos.
Miles calculation done on
Additional miles are $ 1 per mile.
or at BLP STUDIO (my home)
or outside my home in lush landscape
is also available


All photoshoots starts at the price below
Starting at $150 = 2 hour of shooting 2 outfit change, 10 images edited by me
Any additional edits are $15 per image.

Selected images,will be sent to you in high resolution file via E-Mail.
Selected images may get extensive retouching by me if neede.
Also availabel images printed on high quality 8" x 12" photo paper for $15 each.

Black ITOYA 24 sleeve portfolio book
but can be purchased for an additional $10.

Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist services are not included but are always recommended
I have several very good people I can  recommend .

To book an appointment, a deposit equal to 50% of the total fee is required to hold the date and time requested.
Appointments are limited, and primarly available evenings and weekends.

Send me a message or call if you are interested.
Cell 760-716-4125 or Office 760-598-1856
San Marcos is my hometown


Nobody owes you a living.
What you achieve or fail to achieve in your lifetime
is directly related to what you do or fail to do.
No one chooses his parents or childhood
But you can choose your own direction.
Everyone has problems and obstacles to overcome
but that too is relative to each individual.

You can change anything in your life
If you want to badly enough.
Excuses are for losers
Those who take responsibility for their actions
Are the real winners in life.
Winners meet life’s challenges head on
Knowing there are no guarantees
And give it all they’ve got.
It’s never too late or too early to begin.
Time plays no favorites
And will pass whether you act or not.

Dare to dream and take risks.
If you aren’t willing to work for your goals,
don’t expect others to .


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