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)

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)

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)

Christmas in July – 2021

Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Christmas? In July???

Yup. You’ve been thinking about doing boudoir photos for a long time and you want to give the gift of your photos to someone special for Christmas. The best time to do it is NOW. Boudoir photos are not something you can rush, there is a lot of planning to get those gorgeous shots and we need time to plan everything from your wardrobe down to your poses. You’re busy enough during the holidays, you don’t need the added pressure of extra things to worry about.

I only shoot two sessions a week due to my recent health issues (which means there are only 9 dates available in July) because I want to be sure my girls have plenty to time to get their sessions planned, their wardrobe chosen and images ordered for holiday gift giving.

I also need to make sure I have enough time to edit your photos and get them into an album and printed. Getting comfortable with my editing process has been – let’s say interesting – and I want to be sure I have plenty of time to devote to the work I do after your session.

Shooting in July means that you can also get those smoking HOT outdoor shoots or water shoots ** that just aren’t available in November.

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)

Mention this post to take advantage of our Christmas in July Special!

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!

I Don’t Take “Good” Photos

Wisconsin Boudoir Photography

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” ~ Amy Bloom

So many women have a terrible relationship with their own bodies and I mean to put a stop to that. Boudoir photography (or intimate photography or glamour photography – it’s all the same) is the perfect way for me to do it. Every client I’ve worked with over the past seven years has been beautiful just the way they were and they’ve all loved the experience and how they looked in their photos.

There are more reasons to have your photos done than there are NOT to. My first back to work client had her photos done to surprise her husband on their wedding day. I’ve done sessions for anniversary gifts, birthday celebrations or milestone dates. My favorite sessions have been the ones where the client does it for themselves, those are the ones that make my heart sing.

“Acceptance” and “self-love” and “body positivity” are huge buzzwords/phrases in social media but nothing has changed in my opinion. The Kardashian/Jenner clan are still Photoshopping their photos to the point their own kids wouldn’t recognize them, but they aren’t the only ones. SM “influencers” are getting their lips and their boobs and their asses filled at an alarming rate – it’s to the point that everyone looks the same: poofy lips, permanently alarmed eyebrows, fake high cheekbones, huge badonkadonks on tiny bodies … there is no individuality on the Internet and that is SAD.

Boudoir photography isn’t about being a size three (no one is a size three and you can’t convince me otherwise, lol). You don’t have to be 23 or weigh 105 lbs … EVERY BODY IS A BOUDOIR BODY and we’ll prove it to you!

Photography isn’t about changing your looks. Photography is about having a memory you can hold in your hand that makes you remember how you felt that day. I edit your photos, but you will never look as though you weigh 30 lbs less or wear three sizes smaller. If you ask for that kind of editing, we’re gonna have a long talk, doll. I may not be the photographer for you.

Speaking of photographers, you should hire a photographer that you feel comfortable with. Don’t hire someone because of their pricing (high prices don’t necessarily mean good service and low prices don’t have to mean crap work). That’s why I like to meet with you BEFORE you book a session. It’s only fair that you get to see what a goofball I am, as well as see just how important it is for me to give you the type of session that will bring out the best in you.

I’ll answer all of your questions, including the ones you may not even know you have. I want you to feel comfortable with me because being in front of a camera, dressed in the tiniest of outfits will make you feel vulnerable and that’s SCARY! But Ipromise, by the time we’re done you’ll have had the best time of your life!

The Sound of Sunshine

Wisconsin Boudoir Photography

Most – if not all – of our clients feel nervous when they book with us. After all, most women have never taken off their clothes on front of a camera, so of course they feel unprepared, scared or just plain not ready.

But it turns out that ALL of our clients are GLAD they went through with a session. It may have started out as a joke, or they were doing it for someone else, but in the end, having these photos turned out to be one of the biggest esteem boosters of their lives.

MsJ came to us to help her create some steaming images that featured her gorgeous self! We were so glad that she did, her photos are amazing!!

We asked her a few after-session questions, take a look at her answers:

What was your biggest fear before hiring me? Did it come true, and if not, what happened instead?
My biggest fear was that I would see the photos and be even more self conscious about myself than ever. The exact opposite is what happened. When I look at the photos it gives me the self confidence that I normally do not have.

Were you nervous about your shoot? How did Jackee help?
I was not as nervous going into the shoot as I thought I would be. I started relaxing when Pru did my hair and makeup. When I got to Jackee I was already feeling good about myself. We went into the studio and started to talk. It only got better from there. She is definitely down to earth and a person who relates well to others. She helped me choose my outfits and accessories. Once she began shooting I just let loose and let her take over. I had confidence that she was the pro and knew exactly what needed to be done. The final shots are proof of that!

How did you feel after you saw your photos for the first time?
OMG that’s me??? That basically sums up how I felt the first time I looked at the photos and every time I still do. She doesn’t try to make you look like someone else, she just brings out the best in you.

What, specifically, was your favorite part of your boudoir experience and why?
The actual photography session was my favorite. The time flew by so quickly, but I did not want this time to end. In my younger years I did a small amount of modeling. I can’t even say it brought me back to the good ole days because this was sooooo much better. We joked and laughed and had a great time. I felt like I had known Jackee my entire life. It was like having a girls day out, but she was working her magic the entire time and I was having the most amazing time.

Did you enjoy working with Jackee and Pru?
What great women!! They are not only professional, but very down to earth. They both excel in their profession and it shows. I can’t imagine doing this type of photography shoot with anyone else.

What advice would you give to other women thinking about having a boudoir session?
Just go for it!! Your inner beauty and your outer beauty will shine through. It doesn’t matter if these photos will be for you or for someone special in your life. This is something you deserve. Don’t put it off…you won’t regret it!

If you were to recommend me to your best friend, what would you say?
As your true friend, I would have to encourage (or should I say insist) that you jump at the opportunity to do this. If I can do this, so can you.

Oh, MsJ I had such a great time that day! Thank you!

Hot Mama: Every Mom Deserves a Boudoir Photo Shoot

Wisconsin Boudoir Photography

Couldn’t find anything special enough for your mom (or wife) this year? Still ooking for something different than flowers and a card? Give her something she’ll cherish and be able to look at for the rest of her life.

Every mom should get in front of the camera once in a while. JLReis Photography will guide her, pose her, even pick her wardrobe and fix her hair and makeup for an incredible life-changing experience.

Surprise that special mom in your life with a fun and exciting day just for her!

This promotional pricing is valid until May 28th, 2021.

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