February Boudie Call

Booking for March!

Due to overwhelming interest in last month’s event, Pru & I are holding our second model call of 2019! We’re looking to shoot seven different themes in March, no experience required. We are on the hunt for REAL PEOPLE of any shape or size that are willing to sign a release and allow their photos to be used by us for advertising purposes (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, website, etc.)

It’s hard take that first step and we have nothing but tons of love for our clients who’ve come in, thrown their clothes off and contorted themselves into some pretty painful positions. We are grateful for those women who allow us to share their photos in any capacity and we can’t wait to do it again and again. We also love those babes who prefer NOT to share their images with anyone and we NEVER post your images without your permission and a signed release.

Intimate photography isn’t just a simple makeup session and photo shoot. It’s not just something you do for someone else. Having these photos taken can be the biggest ego boost you ever have. When you come and hang out with us we make you laugh, we give you the gift of discovering yourself. We tease out your femininity. We give you the opportunity to experience that side of you that you’ve always wanted to.

Boudoir photography is a life changing experience and every woman should experience this side of them. Our boudie call babes help other women see that they can do this too!

FINE PRINT: The $125 deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. If you don’t show, you don’t get your money back. ONE reschedule is allowed. Photos will be used for advertising purposes of any kind. You are not tagged by us, but you may tag yourself. Five images are included in the model call but additional images/products are available for purchase during your reveal with your product credit.

REFERRAL PERKS: Refer a friend who books a model call and you get $50 towards a FULL PRICED TEASE SESSION (hair/makeup not included). Referral credits don’t expire and are stackable. Your friend must mention your name at time of booking.

Wanna Jump Into It?

Click below!

http://jlreisphotography.com/index.php/february-boudie-call/

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

I love Christmas couples photography. MsB and her man are one of my favorite couples to photograph; it’s become almost a tradition over the past two years. They come with the change of seasons and we shoot some of the damn cutest couples’ photos ever. This is the first year that we’ve had the opportunity to shoot indoors and it was a damn good thing … it was THREE degrees outside and the sun was shining in full force. The cold sucked the juice right out of my battery – good thing we had my gorgeous new studio to warm up in between shots!

Differences Between Glamour/Beauty Photography & Other Kinds

JLReis Famly PhotographyAside from wardrobe, of course, there are large differences in the type of mindset you have to go into when you’re shooting a beauty/glamour session. When a photographer is setting up for a family, engagement or senior session, she/he wants to go in with a happy, “say cheese” (so to speak), upbeat attitude.

sept_43Wisconsin Senior PhotographyI love for my clients to come in excited for their session and sometimes that excitement carries over into the session itself. With family photos, head-shots, sister, mother and daughter sessions, a happy go lucky attitude is wonderful. I love to see a sunny smile on the face of a senior – tho thought of their whole lives ahead of them should make them glow with joy!

Wisconsin Beauty Glamour PhotographyFor beauty and glamour photography I want to see a little mystique. That’s a really nice word for what I call it in real like, lol. I want your man, the person you’re giving these photos to to look at them and be amazed!! I do my best to get that out of my clients.Wisconsin Beauty Glamour Photography

J and B – Seymour, Wisconsin Engagement Session

The other day, in a fit of frustration, I asked a group of photographer friends what would ever posses a person to  become a photographer. The hours are long, there’s so much to learn and retain, camera-ing is HARD and sometimes people aren’t very nice.

But then I have a session like the one I had with Janelle and Brad and it all comes rolling back to me.

The love they have for each other and the fun they have together just rolls off of them and it’s really hard not to get caught up in it.  I look at the photos we made and I know they’d have had as much fun that day even if I hadn’t been there, aiming my camera at them.

But the REAL reason is this:

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Outagamie County Fair “Sweetheart” Session

Ever since I started taking photos professionally I’ve wanted to do a fair-themed photo session.

Our local county fair was last week and I knew if I didn’t get on it and plan one, I might never get the opportunity to do a real one.

Luckily, I had time and a quick shout out on Facebook (gotta love social media) found me the perfect couple.

Brittany and Keegan were awesome and I can’t thank them enough for giving me the opportunity to share a little bit of their fair time with them.

Go Brewers

I have been waiting patiently for this day since October – Happy Opening Day!

I even went down late last night and redid one of my windows to celebrate:

Go Brewers

It’s no secret I am a HUGE FAN of the Milwaukee Brewers.

I am also a fan of photography 😉 Gonna be getting my MBP newsletter out today, be sure to sign up for the newsletter so you’ll Be aware of specials and promotions NOT shown on Facebook (like 10% OFF MBP’s upcoming mother/daughter photo-shoot & make-over special)!

Yay for the boy sof summer!

Did You Miss the Holiday Mini Specials?

Did you miss the last two mini session specials? The holidays are fast approaching and there is no better gift to your loved ones than the gift of a memory.

The mini sessions are no longer available, but you still have time make an appointment to capture some memories for the future.

Your best choice to get your photos in time for the holidays is MBP’s Taste of Honey Collection

Taste of Honey Collection: $225

  • Up to 45 minutes of shooting in my studio/local venue
  • Online gallery of hand-chosen images for viewing and ordering (up to twenty of the BEST of your shoot)
  • A CD with ten digital images with print release *

Email MadBee Photo and make your appointment NOW for delivery of your photos in time for Christmas.

A 50% reservation fee ($125) is due at the time of booking in order to confirm and hold your appointment, with the balance due on the day of your session. MBP will be accepting holiday appointments until Sunday November 30, 2014.

As an added bonus, if you book a session for November, your name will be added to a drawing to receive a free session (Taste of Honey Collection Only) in the future!

Last Mini Sessions for 2014

Last Minis til Valentine’s season, folks.

Autumn/Holiday Photo Sessions in October and November

Outdoor Fall Mini Sessions are perfect for families with older children, expectant mothers and couples! I will be holding sessions at Lake Park and along the Walking Trail on Saturday October 25th and Sunday October 26th, starting at 9am and taking the last appointment at 3pm, on the hour. Appointments are 30 minutes each, first come, first serve.

In Studio Holiday Mini Sessions are being held at the studio, where I have two different holiday sets set up. Perfect for families with older children, expectant mothers and couples! Sessions are on Saturday November 8th and Sunday November 9th, starting at 9am and taking the last appointment at 4pm, on the hour. Appointments are 30 minutes each, first come, first serve.

Included in all sessions:

30 minute session * 10 digital images * Photo print release
Online photo gallery * Plus free Facebook timeline cover
* 10 Christmas card prints *

All for only $125

For further details and to reserve your spot, please fill out the form below; please feel free to include and questions or concerns you might have

MadBee Photo chooses not to photograph families with children under the age of ten years old; there are many other photographers who are better at working with children and for me to charge for something I’m not good at would be unfair to my clients.

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Beautiful Autumn Days!

"Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget, you can never retell." ~ Louisa May Alcott
“Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget, you can never retell.” ~ Louisa May Alcott

Good afternoon, my beauties.  We have been blessed with some pretty nice days here lately, but I fear they won’t be lasting long.  If you’re thinking of getting your portraits done outside as a Christmas gift, now’s the time to make that senior, family or couples appointment.

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If you’re thinking of giving the gift of a glamour/beauty portrait for Christmas, you’ve got a bit more time. My dates are filling up, but since we do those at the studio, time and lighting and temperature are pretty much non-issues.

Don’t wait til the last minute! I know Seymour High School needs their senior headshots in by November first and Christmas is creeping right up FAST!

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I Want to Take Your Photo

There seems to be a bit of a misunderstanding as to the type of photography that I do. I SPECIALIZE in taking women’s photos. There is nothing that makes my heart sing more than when a woman looks at her photos and actually sees the beauty that has always been in her, but that she just couldn’t see. As a woman myself, with all insecurities that all women have, I KNOW the struggles other women face about their looks on a daily basis. I know how hard it is to see our own beauty when Photoshopped magazine and catalogs are picked up from our mailboxes every day.

I understand being self-conscious in front of the camera. I think that EVERYONE must be staring at that zit, mole, wrinkle, that in reality only *I* see because I see it EVERY DAY.

I know what it is to tell myself that I need to lose weight, I don’t have the time, I look so tired. I CAN’T have my photo taken.

We, as women are our own worst enemies and not only are we depriving ourselves, but we’re depriving our loved ones of memories of ourselves in the future. I know I’ve said it before, but I ave only one photo of my mother (taken by the well-known CountrySide Studios) and one of myself and my mother taken on my wedding day 28 years ago. Why? Because she’d literally RUN from a camera. She’d flap her hands up in front of her face and actually get angry if someone tried to take her photo.

Now all I have to remember her beauty (and she WAS a true beauty, though she didn’t see it) are two pictures and the dwindling number of people who knew her. I can’t begin to tell you what I’d give for a proper photo of my mother and myself.

So … those are the reasons I SPECIALIZE in women’s photography.

I love to shoot mamas & daughters, sisters, best friends and women by themselves.

But I also do and LOVE other sorts of photography. I have a ball shooting with seniors and getting that one perfect shot makes me do a little dance every time. Maternity sessions make me weepy … I wish we’d thought to do that sort of thin when I was carrying my own two sweet babies. Family sessions are awesome … especially with older kids that have a great relationship with their parents.

I SPECIALIZE in photographing women, but I LOVE taking portraits of EVERYBODY – and their horse, lol.