What Will I Wear?

Wisconsin Boudoir - Just Do It

Over the years I’ve gotten so many questions about the studio closet and how it works, so let’s take a look!

The most asked question I get is what sizes do I have? I have BEAUTIFUL things from xS to 5x in drool-worthy colors, a HUGE selection of lingerie, including bodysuits, matching tops and bottoms, sassy t-shirts and kimonos. I may have the largest collection of bustiers, in so many colors, in Wisconsin! I also have several furs, leather pieces, hats and sexy masks.

Shoes? My shoe collection rivals the bustier selection! I was a shoe-hoarder before I started boudoir and I’ve only gotten worse over the years! There are 50+ pairs in sizes 5-11!

I have fishnets and silky stockings and two huge racks of statement jewelry, including some very sexy body chains and a couple of gorgeous queen-worthy crowns.

I always suggest you bring some items of your own (or THEIRS!) to make your session more personal, and every client receives a 10-page “what to wear” guide with info on what to look for and where to shop.

Before your session I’ll pull a bunch of outfits that I KNOW will photograph well and look PERFECT on you.

P.S. Sanitation is of the highest priority at JLReis Photography. Clients are required to wear underwear under our pieces, then the piece is placed in a lidded laundry hamper then laundered with Lysol Disinfectant Detergent.

Valentine’s Day 2022

Valentine’s Day 2022

A study was done at the University of Rochester in 2008 suggesting that the color red may make women more attractive to men. Red is the color of love. Lush red lips, a silky red dress skimming a woman’s curves or a single red rose all invoke a feeling of passion, desire and love. What gift can you give that special person that will not only make them see red in all the right ways?

Boudoir photography is the perfect gift that you can share for years to come and you don’t have to spend a lot to spread that magic.

This Valentine’s Day make your own love story. We are offering two Valentine’s specials starting at $225! Booking in January for February delivery!

Let’s Go To The Beach

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When you hear the word “boudoir” you think lingerie and a bed behind closed doors. Nope! We LOVE to go to the beach on Lake Michigan. We go early in the morning while the sun comes up over the beach and before there are tons of people. We pick a quiet little dune and shoot til out hearts desire.

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.

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 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)

The Biggest Myths About Boudoir

Christmas in July Boudoir

One of the biggest lies we tell ourselves about boudoir is that we’re too fat or that we don’t have a “boudoir” body.

Bullshit. Wanna know how to have a “boudoir” body? Make an appointment and have your photos taken. Poof! You have a “boudoir” body.

MYTH: Only certain bodies look good in front of the camera. FACT: You don’t need to lose weight. Embracing your body and learning to love yourself the way your are is what we should all be trying to do. While I smooth your skin and remove acne or make tanning lines less noticeable, I DON’T Photoshop every single thing you hate about yourself. I DO put you in flattering poses and use good lighting. You never need to change a single thing about yourself and having your photos taken is a wonderful way to show YOU how gorgeous you truly are.

MYTH: Boudoir is porn and they’re just raunchy photos. FACT: It’s so much more than that. Of course, we can get just as down and dirty as you want, but ONLY if you want. Boudoir is an experience that teaches body empowerment and celebrating the skin you’re in.

MYTH: Boudoir photography is only for special occasions. FACT: You don’t have to do boudoir as a gift to your partner. Do it for yourself! It’s all about self-worth and investing in YOU. A boudoir shoot will show you how beautiful you really are.

MYTH: Your photos will end up on the Internet. FACT: You don’t have to tell anyone or show anyone your photos if you’re not comfortable with it. We keep your session and your photos confidential. Nobody will see them if you don’t want them to. It can be private, or you can share it! The choice is yours.

MYTH: Only women have boudoir photos taken. FACT: Any person should definitely look into boudoir. ALL bodies are loved!

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)

Why Do A Wisconsin Boudoir Session

Appleton Wisconsin Boudoir

There are dozens of reasons to do an intimate photography session, but here are some just for you over 40 babes

  • You bought all that lingerie and it just sits in your drawers
  • You want to celebrate that weight loss, new boyfriend, divorce
  • You are finally old enough to appreciate yourself
  • His birthday is coming up and he doesn’t need any more damn tools
  • Your anniversary is coming up and he doesn’t need any more damn tools
  • YOUR birthday is coming up and you deserve it
  • You just got a divorce and it sucks to be him
  • You just need some time for you to get glammed up and feel sexy again
  • You’re getting married again and you want to remind him of what he’s getting
  • You’re an empty nester and you need something grown-up to decorate your nest
  • You want to start loving yourself but you’re not sure where to start
  • You just went through a huge transformation internally or externally
  • You want to know what confidence looks like on you!

Empowerment – You Ain’t the Boss of Me

Empowerment. You know what empowers me, Jessica? Thinking for myself and not letting others tell me what should or shouldn’t make me feel like I’m in control of my life.

I read a blog post today from a woman who broke nearly every rule of the idea of “empowerment”. She told women that they are aren’t empowered by choosing to purchase pink tool-sets; it doesn’t boost our confidence to learn how to apply makeup. Self defense classes are useless because they don’t STOP men from attacking women. WTF?

This woman is a psychologist who works with sexual assault victims! What kind of message is she giving these women? They’ve been assaulted by a man and now a WOMAN is shaming them for buying and doing things that make them feel good. Just because you have the same equipment as me doesn’t mean you GET me.

Being empowered means choosing to do what YOU want to do, whether it’s taking a pole dancing class for fitness or NOT wearing makeup. I am OVER other women telling me what I should do. I am over other women feeling uncomfortable with something then trying to make other women feel the same.

STOP IT!

Women are not ignorant for wanting pretty things. Women are not being oppressed because they enjoy wearing make-up or learning a sexy dance move. The difference between being objectified and feeling in charge of your own life: one is forced on you and one is a choice. Learn the difference, Jessica.

Photo sessions are easy to set up. Want to set up your own empowering session? Just email me or Facebook PM and we’ll get the ball rolling