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.

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)

In Celebration …

… of friendship, of the future, of life.

I have been so lucky in my life to meet SO MANY wonderful people. Some have come into my life for only a short time, leaving me with wonderful memories of laughter shared and a few have stayed, becoming good friends and sometimes my partner in crime.

I met Prudence just a few years ago and I knew immediately that we’d be friends. We have so much in common and most importantly she loves to laugh. If you know me at all, you know that laughter is an important part of my life

Lucky for me, my camera loves her.

Beside being the hair and makeup artist extraordinaire that brings out the beauty in the girlies in front my camera, Prudence is also my “session director”, in charge of in-studio hospitality and entertainment, keeper of the dirty words and mover of furniture.

She also gets right down on the floor next to our clients and shows them how to pose for the camera.

And you can see she sure knows how to do THAT.

Birthday Party for Grown-Up Girls

Birthdays, once you get to a certain age, are ALL milestone birthdays and if we’re smart, we find some way to celebrate ourselves. MsS was all for a funny Big Girl Birthday Session and she brought her A game. She is the master of hilarious facial expression and Prudence and I actually rolled around watching her.

She also managed to look incredibly gorgeous and I know she’ll be reminded of this birthday “party” for years to come.

Not everybody wants to “unleash” their inner sexy for our birthday or any other special occasion. That’s okay, we can document ourselves, our birthdays, our lives any way we want to, but …

Grown Up Birthday Photos Are the Best!

Document your birthday with photos to remind you just how incredible you are. That body gave birth to humans and it is SPECTACULAR.

Let’s be real, if we wait until we feel we look good enough to have our photos taken, they’ll never get done. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got all I can do to get all of my mail opened on the regular. If you’re thinking of having your photos taken, just DO it. You can wear as much (or as little as) you want and you’ll appreciate those photos on every birthday from now on.

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

Revenge Boudoir

Revenge Boudoir? Sounds terrible, right? But read on …

Here it is the middle of June and we’re right in the middle of wedding season, but come sit here by Mama and let her tell you a story …

A couple of years ago I had a young lady come in (not the chickie in the photo, for complete transparency) to have bridal boudoirs taken. She’d brought her gown, her tiara, and the beautiful lingerie she was saving for her wedding night.

We had a blast shooting, cuz that’s how we roll at JLReis Boudoir/Glamour and she fell in love with her photos. She chose a Little Black Book as a wedding day gift then came back a week later and ordered a wallet accordion book for her man.

Right before her goodies were to be delivered, she contacted me in hysterics. She found out something awful about the groom-to-be and called off the wedding. She wanted to cancel delivery of her photos as well.

I went to my photography peers because I was nearly hysterical – the photos were due to be delivered and because the B2B hadn’t signed a model release (as is EVERYONE’S choice) I couldn’t use them for ANYTHING!

Here’s what I tell clients NOW about why their session with me is more important to THEM than it is for the person they intend to gift the photos to:

In the past five years I’ve had women come to me for boudoir photos for so many reasons. It started as bridal boudoir, but at some point I started realizing what these photos were doing for my clients. I’ve shot photos of women who’ve just turned fifty, I’ve had clients who are newly divorced and need a boost, I’ve shot women who’ve lost weight after having a baby and are in love with their new bodies, I’ve taken photos of women who were eight and half months pregnant and loved THAT body …

Just lately I’ve been taking photos of women who did it the firs time for their love, but have come back the second time (one has been to see me THREE times) for themselves.

Women deal with so many stressful things in their lives; their jobs, their marriages, the joy and craziness of being a parent. My brother called me this morning and said he felt like the world was out to get him and I laughed. Not at what he saw as his bad luck, but at his belief that he’s the only one that this happens to. Every one of us go through challenges on a daily basis, from fixing the baby’s booboo to losing a parent to sever health issues.

Women just can’t allow themselves to appreciate and reward themselves for challenges they deal with. Having intimate photos taken, dressed or NOT, helps you to see and love yourself. Every time a client tells me she takes her photos out and looks at them more than her lover does, I laugh with joy.

So what happened to that first bride I had? She actually kept the photos. The last I talked to her, she was seeing someone new and terribly happy. Did she get revenge on that sorry groom? I don’t know, but I like to hope she accidentally showed him those photos, lol.

THAT is what boudoir photography is about to me.

Reason #Six

Reason to Have your Boudoir\Glamour Portrait Taken

Reason #6: No one cares what you look like.

!!!GASP!!

Isn’t that a shitty reason for a photographer to give? Isn’t that a terribly awful shitty thing for a photographer that says she’s trying to RAISE women’s self-esteem to say to a bunch of women?

I thought this reason was so important that it needed a whole damn blog post.

On the surface it sounds shitty, but think about it. Nearly everyone is so wrapped up in their own bullshit that they don’t have the time or the inclination to pay attention what other women look like. So we all sit in our heads and imagine what OTHERS are thinking of us, when in reality, no ONE is thinking of us.

Everybody has issues with their looks or their bodies, no matter our size. I’ve had thin-thin-thin women walk in and say they’re embarrassed for ME to see them, cuz they know they don’t look like my other clients. WTF? Of course you don’t look like my other clients, you’re YOU. Over the years I’ve had clients (hair clients, nail clients, etc) that have spent half their adult life obsessing on something that NO ONE notices but them: a slightly crooked tooth, the tip of a finger that bends just off true – HONESTLY, shit that NO ONE else notices. I’ve seen boobs that are one cup bigger than the other. I’ve seen broken toes that healed crooked. I’ve seen so many things that were so UNIMPORTANT that I can’t remember who they belonged to … because I have my OWN shit that I worry about.

Stop It!

Why the feck are we all so dissatisfied with the body that we live in? Why are ALL, yes ALL of us, so dissatisfied with the body God’s given us? We need to realize that we will NEVER be perfect: PERFECT is a MYTH.

When will we realize that no ONE but us sees those horribly “ugly” parts of ourselves but US? When will we realize that we are as beautiful RIGHT NOW as we are – RIGHT NOW!!! Those things we consider so offensive to the rest of the world don’t matter to the rest of the world because the rest of the world is obsessing with their own bullshit.

We need to accept our bodies as they are and peace with how we look. Having your portraits done will give you a incredible boost of confidence and the chance to see yourself in a new and different light.

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