Marathon Questions & Answers

Marathon Sessions

It’s been a minute since I’ve run a marathon, so here’s all the information! Because I’ve had to cut my hours I’ve been booking on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I know it can be difficult to get away for 3-5 hours on a weekday. These marathon sessions give you the opportunity to experience the fun and get some great photos in a shorter amount of time! You’re getting a lot of bang for your buck with a marathon!

Everything You Need To Know About The Boudoir Marathon

  • Sessions take place at the JLReis Studio in Seymour, WI, in studio or on the patio depending on the weather
  • The offer is ONLY for VIP group members and those on the mailing list
  • I am accepting 3 slots per day
  • Prudence Walker of Rustic Cuts & Co will be providing hair and makeup touch-ups on the day of your session. Touch ups include a hair fluff and emphasizing your eyes and lips
  • Currently sessions start at 11am and will be booked approximately three hours apart.

What’s the Price & What do I get?

For $350 you will receive:

  • 45 minute boudoir session
  • Up to 3 outfits (depending how fast we are)
  • Access to the Studio Closet
  • Hair & makeup touch up by the talented and beautiful Prudence Walker
  • 12 exquisitely edited 4×6 prints in a pretty little gift box
  • Your chosen images in digital form w/a print release
  • $50 credit toward additional prints, albums and even our popular mobile app

Why Should You Do A Session?

I’ve heard over and over that the main reason most of you have never have booked is the issue of confidence. I hear you. Trust me, I know how it is to feel like I’m not worthy of taking the time and spending the money to do something for myself. I do this so you can see that you ARE worth it and having these photos will go a long way towards reminding you what you can look like and how you can feel if you give yourself permission.

How to Book :

  • Email me to secure a slot
  • Pay your invoice to to secure your spot
  • Boom, done! Once payment is made you’ll receive emails on more specific details and other info to help prepare

IF you don’t get a slot for this boudoir marathon, I may be hosting Halloween sessions in October!

OR you can always book a normal boudoir session (either at your home or the studio).

Last Day for “Christmas in July”!

Wisconsin Boudoir Photography

This is your last day to book your “Christmas in July” session and it’s first come/first serve for the remaining FIVE available dates. On July first we go back to our standard pricing.

Schedule your session by July 31 and pay only $300.

Water sessions are an additional $100 and take place at Hayman Falls in Shawano County (afternoons) and Neshotah Beach in Two Rivers (early mornings). We also shoot at Pewit’s Nest in Baraboo if you’re up for a ride. It’s a 2 hr drive, but the photos are amazing.

Your session fee of $300 covers EVERYTHING below and acts as a non-refundable retainer to reserve your date.

  • Half hour pre-planning session
  • Access to the Studio Closet
  • Up to 5 wardrobe changes
  • One hour camera time
  • Step by step pose coaching from Jackee & Pru
  • 10 Magazine quality edited digital images printable up to 5 x 7in images ($200 value)
  • $50 print credit to use toward additional images (albums, wall art, canvas)
  • Up to 60 images to choose your images from**

Professional Hair and Makeup with Pru from Rustic Cuts & Co may be added at an additional charge ($100 value)

Pay in full or make two $150 payments.

**Additional prints, digitals and other products are sold separately

Some day …

Wisconsin Boudoir - Just Do It

I’ve been thinking about the phrase “some day” a lot lately. As in: “I’m gonna do that some day, when I …”

Have more money
Lose some weight
Grow my hair out
Have the time
Get my shit together
Get braver

Why is it that we manage to have money for other people, but not for ourselves? Why do we think we have to lose weight to do ANYTHING? What if I look better with short hair? Time is like money: we make time for others, why not for ourselves? Getting your shit together is a never ending process, girlie and getting brave is a matter of perception.

Now I find myself at the age of 60 having NOT done so many things(and not being ABLE to do others). “Some day” has turned into “NEVER” and I’ll never get those days or opportunities back.

I have missed out on so many amazing things in my life but the best things I’ve done, I’ve done scared.
Make better choices than I did. Just do it.

You’re Never Too Old For Boudoir

Shawano Wisconsin Boudoir

When it comes to being old, age is just a number. If your age is preventing you from doing something extraordinary like this, think again. Don’t let it limit your wildest fantasies.

You aren’t getting any younger! You only live once… so why not? Don’t miss out on this and in 15 more years, think, “Wow. I really skipped out on living my best life. What was I thinking?” Plenty of people of ALL ages are hopping into the boudoir trend!

You get prettier with age. There, we said it! You’re like a fine wine – full of stories, laughs, love, and memories. Your beautiful eyes have seen so much. Those fine lines have traveled all over the country. Your mind has carried so much love. Boudoir photography captures where you are now and where you have been.

Prove them wrong. Prove yourself wrong.

Celebrate your body at every age and as much as possible. If you think you’ve lost any trace of sexy, we’ll help you rediscover that. It’s still there, we promise!

We are booking boudoir shoots for July RIGHT NOW. We only book 8-9 sessions per month so that every client gets the personalized experience necessary. We want time to create your tastefully sexy albums and wall art that shows off your best features!

Schedule your session by July 31 and pay only $300.

If you want to have an amazing album or framed photo to present to your love on Christmas morning, you don’t want to wait ‘til the last minute.

Your session fee of $300 covers EVERYTHING below and acts as a non-refundable retainer to reserve your date.

  • Half hour pre-planning session
  • Access to the Studio Closet
  • Up to 5 wardrobe changes
  • Your favorite music playing in the background
  • One hour camera time
  • Step by step pose coaching from Jackee & Pru
  • 10 Magazine quality edited digital images printable up to 5 x 7in images ($200 value)
  • $50 print credit to use toward additional images (albums, wall art, canvas)
  • Up to 60 images to choose your images from**

Professional Hair and Makeup with Pru from Rustic Cuts & Co may be added at an additional charge ($100 value)

Pay in full or make two $150 payments.

**Additional prints, digitals and other products are sold separately
**Water sessions are an additional $100 and take place at Hayman Falls in Shawano County (afternoons) and Neshotah Beach in Two Rivers (early mornings)

Fave Shops For All Things Lingerie

Wisconsin Boudoir Photography

It’s frustrating enough to shop for every day clothes, never mind lingerie. I mean, trying to choose between three different brands of cotton underwear is a chore, right? Now you have to find something sexy to wear for a photo session?!!

Don’t be afraid to ask a friend for their advice and we are ALWAYS available to talk you through the hard decisions. In fact, the first thing you receive from JLReis Photography after booking your session is our “What to Wear Guide!”

Start by figuring out the look you’re gong for: Dramatic, sexy, classy, pinup, bridal, or completely unclothed. Figuring out your boudoir wardrobe can be exciting! Choose your favorite colors and try on plenty of various types of lingerie.

  • Wear a plain colored dress-shirt tied at the waist, it looks great with underwear or shorts!
  • Not ready to take it all off? Wear an oversized sweater teamed with thick knee high socks or even thigh highs and heels
  • Wear a jersey from his favorite team combined with shorts and knee socks. A bonus for you if you have his favorite players jersey or one from his HS glory days!
  • Corsets fit any figure, especially a plus-size one and JLReis Photography may have the largest selection of corsets in NE Wisconsin
  • Don’t be afraid to try out bodysuits, thigh highs, stockings, knee-high socks, high-waisted underwear, and slips. You’d be surprised to see what flatters you the most!
  • Heels are a popular choice! Even a pair of cute tennis shoes can be spunky and fun! Stay away from flats/thong sandals and remember, we have over 50 pairs of shoes in size 6 to size 11!

Here are a few online shops that I recommend for amazing lingerie, but keep in mind that there are some local stores that have great options, such as Target, Victoria’s Secret, Torrid, Kohl’s and even Walmart! I’ve gotten some GREAT finds at local thrift stores, too!

Adore Me
Frederick’s of Hollywood
Yandy
Shein
Nasty Gal
Hips & Curves
Forever 21
Torrid

We are booking boudoir shoots for July RIGHT NOW. We only book 8-9 sessions per month so that every client gets the personalized experience necessary. We want time to create your tastefully sexy albums and wall art that shows off your best features!

Schedule your session by July 31 and pay only $300.

If you want to have an amazing album or framed photo to present to your love on Christmas morning, you don’t want to wait ‘til the last minute.

Your session fee of $300 covers EVERYTHING below and acts as a non-refundable retainer to reserve your date.

  • Half hour pre-planning session
  • Access to the Studio Closet
  • Up to 5 wardrobe changes
  • Your favorite music playing in the background
  • One hour camera time
  • Step by step pose coaching from Jackee & Pru
  • 10 Magazine quality edited digital images printable up to 5 x 7in images ($200 value)
  • $50 print credit to use toward additional images (albums, wall art, canvas)
  • Up to 60 images to choose your images from**

Professional Hair and Makeup with Pru from Rustic Cuts & Co may be added at an additional charge ($100 value)

Pay in full or make two $150 payments.

**Additional prints, digitals and other products are sold separately
**Water sessions are an additional $100 and take place at Hayman Falls in Shawano County (afternoons) and Neshotah Beach in Two Rivers (early mornings)

Boudoir Wall Print Decor – Why NOT?!

Shawano Wisconsin Boudoir

So your boudoir session is done, now what? Of course, you could post them online or give some to your significant other. But have you considered wall prints?

It’s the perfect way to see your art up on the wall each day. Not just that, but these can serve as daily affirmations of your strength and beauty.

A few ideas of where someone can hang these up:

  • The closet wall on your significant other’s side – or your own side!
  • Grouped prints above your bed
  • One large picture in your master bathroom
  • A private hallway or walking space

We are booking boudoir shoots for July RIGHT NOW. We only book 8-9 sessions per month so that every client gets the personalized experience necessary. We want time to create your tastefully sexy albums and wall art that shows off your best features!

Schedule your session by July 31 and pay only $300.

If you want to have an amazing album or framed photo to present to your love on Christmas morning, you don’t want to wait ‘til the last minute.

Your session fee of $300 covers EVERYTHING below and acts as a non-refundable retainer to reserve your date.

  • Half hour pre-planning session
  • Access to the Studio Closet
  • Up to 5 wardrobe changes
  • Your favorite music playing in the background
  • One hour camera time
  • Step by step pose coaching from Jackee & Pru
  • 10 Magazine quality edited digital images printable up to 5 x 7in images ($200 value)
  • $50 print credit to use toward additional images (albums, wall art, canvas)
  • Up to 60 images to choose your images from**

Professional Hair and Makeup with Pru from Rustic Cuts & Co may be added at an additional charge ($100 value)

Pay in full or make two $150 payments.

**Additional prints, digitals and other products are sold separately
**Water sessions are an additional $100 and take place at Hayman Falls in Shawano County (afternoons) and Neshotah Beach in Two Rivers (early mornings)

Boudoir Sessions Are Made For All Women

Green Bay Wisconsin Boudoir

Treat Yourself…

No matter how old you are,  your body type or your style, you have every right to indulge in boudoir photography. It’s a great pick-me-up and reminder of your beauty and strength. Nothing boosts your spirit more than gorgeous images of yourself!

It’s Life Changing

If it’s something you’ve never done before, be prepared: you’ll become hooked! It’s so much fun, from the moment you start pampering yourself until the day you see your final photos, it’s one great little surprise after another!

You’ll Appreciate It

Boudoir encourages women to love themselves for who they truly are. It’s a great way to embrace your flaws and love the skin you’re in!

Pictures As a Reminder

You’ll have quality images that last for years. This way, you can always look back and reminisce about that season of life and how much fun you had!

Outfits and Lingerie

Who doesn’t love to shop? Boudoir is a great excuse to buy lingerie that makes you blush! There’s something out there for every woman!

Body Positivity

Boudoir is classic, beautiful, and timeless. Every woman is unique. No matter what skin color, body size, age or lifestyle, you deserve to be dolled up and captured on camera.

Women Empowerment

When another woman sees you doing boudoir, they become inspired. It’s all about lifting each other up and accepting our beautiful bodies. We shouldn’t compete against each other, but instead, encourage one another to do the dang thing. Every woman has their own story. When women come together, powerful things happen.

We are booking boudoir shoots for July RIGHT NOW. We only book 8-9 sessions per month so that every client gets the personalized experience necessary. We want time to create your tastefully sexy albums and wall art that shows off your best features!

Schedule your session by July 31 and pay only $300.

If you want to have an amazing album or framed photo to present to your love on Christmas morning, you don’t want to wait ‘til the last minute.

Your session fee of $300 covers EVERYTHING below and acts as a non-refundable retainer to reserve your date.

  • Half hour pre-planning session
  • Access to the Studio Closet
  • Up to 5 wardrobe changes
  • Your favorite music playing in the background
  • One hour camera time
  • Step by step pose coaching from Jackee & Pru
  • 10 Magazine quality edited digital images printable up to 5 x 7in images ($200 value)
  • $50 print credit to use toward additional images (albums, wall art, canvas)
  • Up to 60 images to choose your images from**

Professional Hair and Makeup with Pru from Rustic Cuts & Co may be added at an additional charge ($100 value)

Pay in full or make two $150 payments.

**Additional prints, digitals and other products are sold separately
**Water sessions are an additional $100 and take place at Hayman Falls in Shawano County (afternoons) and Neshotah Beach in Two Rivers (early mornings)

You Don’t Have To Be Naked To Be Sexy

Green Bay Wisconsin Boudoir

The media – social media in particular – has taught women that in order to be sexy they have to be naked (or nearly).

Sexy is making him wonder, giving him something to hope for, even if he’s seen it before. You want him to wonder what else there is to see and to touch, not throw it in his face.

We are booking boudoir shoots for July RIGHT NOW. We only book 8-9 sessions per month so that every client gets the personalized experience necessary. We want time to create your tastefully sexy albums and wall art that shows off your best features!

Schedule your session by July 31 and pay only $300.

If you want to have an amazing album or framed photo to present to your love on Christmas morning, you don’t want to wait ‘til the last minute.

Your session fee of $300 covers EVERYTHING below and acts as a non-refundable retainer to reserve your date.

  • Half hour pre-planning session
  • Access to the Studio Closet
  • Up to 5 wardrobe changes
  • Your favorite music playing in the background
  • One hour camera time
  • Step by step pose coaching from Jackee & Pru
  • 10 Magazine quality edited digital images printable up to 5 x 7in images ($200 value)
  • $50 print credit to use toward additional images (albums, wall art, canvas)
  • Up to 60 images to choose your images from**

Professional Hair and Makeup with Pru from Rustic Cuts & Co may be added at an additional charge ($100 value)

Pay in full or make two $150 payments.

**Additional prints, digitals and other products are sold separately
**Water sessions are an additional $100 and take place at Hayman Falls in Shawano County (afternoons) and Neshotah Beach in Two Rivers (early mornings)

You’ll Never Be More Ready Than You Are Right Now

Appleton Wisconsin Boudoir

I have heard every excuse in the world about why women can’t do boudoir. I’ll be honest, I’ve made a few of them myself. But it’s time to fight those excuses once and for all!

No matter how old you are, it’s intimidating to do something you’ve never done before, whether it’s going up in a hot-air balloon or taking your clothes off in front of a complete stranger (I have yet to take a hot-air balloon ride, but hey! This might be the year!) But really, there is nothing to be afraid of. First, Being out of your comfort zone is something we’ve all been though. But do you remember how you felt after that first time – no matter what it was? It was AMAZING and I’ll bet you felt on top of the world!

Being fearful and holding back only keeps you from experiencing new things, something that might turn out to be the best thng you’ve ever done just for YOU. Don’t waste your energy on what could go wrong, but instead, have trust and think about what could go right!

A good photographer will never push you. If you aren’t comfortable yet, I get that and I work with you. I know how to break down your walls and have you FEELING ready!

You won’t look ridiculous. With MY guidance, you’re going to look amazing and if you think you couldn’t possibly feel sexy, think again.

The most common and frankly – silly – fear is caring what others might think. You’re doing this for YOU. Not everyone will understand WHY you’re doing it and that’s okay. Live for yourself and don’t worry about what others say or think.

To every woman out there who is waiting for the “perfect time”: there IS no perfect time. We’re all a perfectly imperfect mess. Don’t wait until it’s too late, do it scared.

Tell me below what your biggest fear of boudoir is!

We are booking boudoir shoots for July RIGHT NOW. We only book 8-9 sessions per month so that every client gets the personalized experience necessary. We want time to create your tastefully sexy albums and wall art that shows off your best features!

Schedule your session by July 31 and pay only $300.

If you want to have an amazing album or framed photo to present to your love on Christmas morning, you don’t want to wait ‘til the last minute.

Your session fee of $300 covers EVERYTHING below and acts as a non-refundable retainer to reserve your date.

  • Half hour pre-planning session
  • Access to the Studio Closet
  • Up to 5 wardrobe changes
  • Your favorite music playing in the background
  • One hour camera time
  • Step by step pose coaching from Jackee & Pru
  • 10 Magazine quality edited digital images printable up to 5 x 7in images ($200 value)
  • $50 print credit to use toward additional images (albums, wall art, canvas)
  • Up to 60 images to choose your images from**

Professional Hair and Makeup with Pru from Rustic Cuts & Co may be added at an additional charge ($100 value)

Pay in full or make two $150 payments.

**Additional prints, digitals and other products are sold separately
**Water sessions are an additional $100 and take place at Hayman Falls in Shawano County (afternoons) and Neshotah Beach in Two Rivers (early mornings)

To Tan Or Not To Tan

Appleton Wisconsin Boudoir

I have spent years editing boudoir photos and I feel like I know better than spray tan salons how your tan will look in your photos. There are more “don’ts” than “dos” when it comes to spray tanning before your session.

While I do edit to even out skin tones it is nearly impossible to eliminate tan lines, flaky skin or overly orange skin and you WILL be charged extra for the time it takes. Sure, I can edit your images to even out the skin tone, but why on earth would you pay to FIX something that you can avoid?

If you’ve made up your mind that absolutely MUST tan, please leave at least three days between your spray tan and your boudoir session.

We are booking boudoir shoots for July RIGHT NOW. We only book 8-9 sessions per month so that every client gets the personalized experience necessary. We want time to create your tastefully sexy albums and wall art that shows off your best features!

Schedule your session by July 31 and pay only $300.

If you want to have an amazing album or framed photo to present to your love on Christmas morning, you don’t want to wait ‘til the last minute.

Your session fee of $300 covers EVERYTHING below and acts as a non-refundable retainer to reserve your date.

  • Half hour pre-planning session
  • Access to the Studio Closet
  • Up to 5 wardrobe changes
  • Your favorite music playing in the background
  • One hour camera time
  • Step by step pose coaching from Jackee & Pru
  • 10 Magazine quality edited digital images printable up to 5 x 7in images ($200 value)
  • $50 print credit to use toward additional images (albums, wall art, canvas)
  • Up to 60 images to choose your images from**

Professional Hair and Makeup with Pru from Rustic Cuts & Co may be added at an additional charge ($100 value)

Pay in full or make two $150 payments.

**Additional prints, digitals and other products are sold separately
**Water sessions are an additional $100 and take place at Hayman Falls in Shawano County (afternoons) and Neshotah Beach in Two Rivers (early mornings)