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

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)

Can’t Thank You Enough

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Every day is a new day and I have the opportunity to start over and/or get better at what I do. Even as early as it is, today has been frustrating and I’ve been tempted more than once to throw shit across the room. I don’t LIKE feeling like I don’t know what I’m doing … especially since – theoretically – I’m supposed to KNOW what I’m doing.

Take this blog post for instance; even though you can’t see what’s wrong, I KNOW it’s wrong and it’s making me crazy. But I’ve already wasted too much time trying to fix it and in the long run it doesn’t matter.

I uploaded a gallery for a client and screwed that up. Apparently scheduled THREE THINGS with THREE DIFFERENT people this morning, despite having every one of them on the calendar and visible to me.

I am frustrated out of my mind … I have ALWAYS been able to juggle and make everything work. My memory has ALWAYS been something I was very proud of. I have ALWAYS bragged about performing best under pressure.

I have to get used to the fact that I am NOT the person I used to be and adjust to that. It’s harder than I thought it would be and I thank you for your patience.

Starting Over … Again

Wisconsin Boudoir Photography

Wisconsin Boudoir PhotographySix months ago I had a stroke. If I wasn’t lazy I’d get up and find the medical term for the kind of stroke I had, but it doesn’t matter. What matters is how my life “is” now.

So how is it?

In a word … SCARY.

I sat down here A MONTH AGO to start setting things up to reopen the studio …

Besides the stroke, in the past six months I have managed to give myself a black eye, fall down the basement steps, start the porch on fire and totally nuke my original website and its email.To say it’s been interesting is putting it mildly.

But here’s the deal: I love what I do more than I’m afraid of what I can’t do.

The books are OPEN and we’re taking appointments for June 2021. Read all about how it works and let’s roll, dolls.

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

Your Privacy Matters

Wisconsin Boudoir Privacy

Things you should know before signing a contract with a boudoir photographer

Wisconsin Women's Photographer

Our policy at JLReis Photography is that every clients feels beautiful, sexy and SAFE. If you prefer that your photos aren’t shared with anyone but you … we get that. We’ll discuss the details during our pre-session consult but the bottom line is that your privacy is our TOP PRIORITY. No photograph is ever shared without your WRITTEN CONSENT

Of course we have clients who love their images so much that they are proud and excited to share them, we also have in-studio models who work with us on a regular basis and they allow us to use their photos in our private group, on our business Facebook page and here, on the blog because showing what we do is important.

Wisconsin Women's Photographer

If you WANT to share your images we give the option of anonymous images that keep your face private and focus on different areas of your body which aren’t recognizable.

Additionally, your images are never uploaded to our private gallery website without your written permission. If you prefer “in person” viewing of your images, we’ll view your photographs and products “In Person” either at my home or your home either at your home or in-studio. Your images are saved on MY private hard drive for one year, in case you would like to order more.

Your print products are sent privately and securely to my professional printing lab. I’ve worked with them for over five years and I trust them implicitly; they work with the best boudoir photographers around the world, so your portraits are in great hands!

Wisconsin Women's Photographer

When your session is finished, we want you to feel on top of the world, like the goddess we KNOW you are. When you work with us you get an experience that you can’t get with a cellphone and some free filters … you get an experience that leaves you with images that show you as perfectly, imperfectly, uniquely beautiful as you REALLY ARE!

Follow and like us on the Facebook page to keep up to date, or if you REALLY want to know when we’re planning something special join our Women’s Only Facebook group.

Personal photography sessions are easy to set up. Want to set up your own session? Just fill out the form or Facebook PM me and we’ll get the ball rolling

Ms P’s Interview

JLReis Boudoir Photography in Green Bay, WI

I like to know what our clients thought about their session, so I send them a short list of questions a couple of weeks after. MsP was sweet enough to share her thought with us. One of my favorite answers when asked what was her favorite part of the session was when she said, “Getting to know Jackee and Pru was the best part, they absolutely make you feel comfortable and accepted.”

Have you ever done a boudoir shoot before?
Yes, I did a shoot 20 plus years ago.

If so, how does your shoot with Jackee compare to your prior experiences?
Jackee was by far much more fun and put me completely at ease.

Why did you do your boudoir shoot?
I wanted to feel beautiful and sexy! I needed validation.

What was your favorite part of the session?
Working with Jackie and Pru! They gave me so much positive vibes and made me feel 100 percent beautiful!

What did doing this shoot do for your self-confidence, self-worth, and self-image? Tell me your story.
I have always battled with weight issues, self esteem issues, self hate and by doing this shoot and seeing the photos it gave me so much more confidence and helped me see myself in a different light. The weight issue will always be there but learning to accept myself as I am what something that I am starting to do a little at a time!

Was your experience what you were expecting? If not, how was it different?
I expected to change outfits more and be more rushed, that wasn’t the case at all, everything flowed well and I didn’t feel rushed at all.

What was the best part of your experience? Would you change anything?
Getting to know Jackee and Pru was the best part, they absolutely make you feel comfortable and accepted.

Would you recommend us to a friend?
Yes, I would recommend you to a friend or two, I have a couple names in mind of women that are like age as me and would love a photo shoot

One a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your portrait session with JLReis Photography – 1 being awful – 10 being most awesome!
10 for sure!!!!

How nervous were you prior to your portrait session? Tell us how that changed as your session progressed.
As I was driving there, I kept thinking of just not going, my daughter was on the phone and keep urging me to just do it! So many leap of faith and I was there! Once it started it was just so much fun I forgot to be nervous.

Was there anything Jackee & Pru could have done better to help with your nervousness?
Perhaps a shot of whiskey or glass of wine when I walked in the door..

Has this portrait experience changed you? Would you want to do it again?
I feel beautiful and like I have an amazing secret, I haven’t shared with near anyone yet! I absolutely can’t wIt to do it again!!!

Has this portrait session done anything for your confidence level?
It has boosted my confidence level so much, I still have a long way to go but this experience has helped so much.

” Ooh, Jackie Blue, You’re Goin’ Again”

Why Do I Shoot ONLY Women?

I’ve never been pretty, not in a conventional way. My mother was a stone cold stunner and my kid is beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever been much in the looks department, though, I think my personality and attitude made people think I was a lot more attractive than I really am.

Sometimes though, I look at old photos and I can see that I WAS pretty, at least once in a while. The thing is, I don’t have a lot of old photos of myself, usually because I was the one holding the camera. I didn’t know back then that I would wish for photos of myself in the future, on days that I look like a hot mess, to remind me of what I can look like.

I kinda got into this whole “women only” photography by a lucky mistake, I did a favor for someone and fell into something that I’ve been obsessed with for the past six years. My photography isn’t about “empowerment”, not really. It’s more about gifting someone else something I wish I had. It’s seeing a feeling that I have felt on somebody else’s face.

I spend every.damn.day working to make my craft better so that I can capture as many women as possible in my lens and make them ask “Is that ME??” No one can spend every day talking themselves up. After a while those fucking memes on Facebook promoting body positivity and self-love become just so many pretty pictures and flowery words that we don’t even READ before we hit “Share”. I try to do for other women what I can’t seem to do for my own self: SHOW them that they ARE as hot as they wish they were.

I wish I could say that I do this ONLY for other women, but the TRUTH is that I do it for ME, mostly. I can’t put into words how I feel when someone looks at their photos and their eyes fill up with tears. There are women that will tell you I act like a fool when I turn over their albums or prints, making jokes and talking to much and stuttering over my words. They’ve seen me do it, but they don’t know WHY I do it.

I do it for the same reason I am ALWAYS acting like a fool: because if I don’t, I’m afraid people will see how I’m REALLY feeling. I’m afraid I’ll start crying because I am overwhelmed and so fucking THANKFUL that I gave someone I gift I can’t give myself.

So many women look at themselves in the mirror and tell themselves they are ugly, they are fat, they are stupid and they don’t deserve anything for themselves.

I am that person who is going to tap you on the back of the head and say BULLSHIT.

If I could do this for free, I would, but the reality is that I can’t. But I can do everything I possibly can to make sure every woman has the chance to have proof of their beauty that they can look at ANY TIME and KNOW that they are beautiful.

Follow and like us on the Facebook page to keep up to date, or if you REALLY want to know when we’re planning something special join our Women’s Only Facebook group.

Personal photography sessions are easy to set up. Want to set up your own session? Just fill out the form or Facebook PM me and we’ll get the ball rolling
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Are You Ready for 2020?

Happy New Year! Honestly, can anyone believe it’s 2020?

Happy 2020!
Happy 2020!

What do you have planned for the new year?

We’ve got a TON of things on the books for the coming year and we hope you’ll join us!

In addition to regular sessions, JLReis Photography is gonna be scheduling a BUNCH of mini-sessions: 4th of July, White Sheets, Tub Sessions and Wings Sessions to name just a few!

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We’re also gonna travel – all over the state!

Follow and like us on the Facebook page to keep up to date, or if you REALLY want to know when we’re planning something special join our Women’s Only Facebook group.

Personal photography sessions are easy to set up. Want to set up your own session? Just fill out the form or Facebook PM me and we’ll get the ball rolling