Boudoir Wall Print Decor – Why NOT?!

Shawano Wisconsin Boudoir

So your boudoir session is done, now what? Of course, you could post them online or give some to your significant other. But have you considered wall prints?

It’s the perfect way to see your art up on the wall each day. Not just that, but these can serve as daily affirmations of your strength and beauty.

A few ideas of where someone can hang these up:

  • The closet wall on your significant other’s side – or your own side!
  • Grouped prints above your bed
  • One large picture in your master bathroom
  • A private hallway or walking space

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!

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!

2018 Black Friday Sale is Live!

Black Friday!!! JLReis Photography’s first annual Black Friday Sale! There’s a special to fit everybody, but deals are limited!

I hope yesterday was filled with love and family, as mine was. I am truly grateful for my life and everyone in it and their part in building me up over this past year. There is NOTHING that feels better than believing in yourself and loving yourself and I want to share that feeling.

JLReis Photography is offering some pretty special deals so that YOU (or someone you LOVE) can experience the feeling of doing something you’ve never done before and the sense of excitement and fun that comes with it! This is the HOTTEST sale of the year, my prices are going up after January 1, 2019! Each offer is limited, please read the following before making your selection. I am completely booked for the rest of 2018 and I am booking very lightly in 2019, so unless a currently booked session is canceled and becomes available, you may find it difficult to secure your preferred date.

No longer available

Ms A’s Boudoir Session(s)

JLReis Photography’s goal to make YOU see your own, real beauty. I want to tell YOUR story. I want to show you who you are. I want to share your truth. MsA shares her boudoir experience below.

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“I was so nervous about these pictures. I simply didn’t know what to expect; Jackee was warm and inviting and instantly made me feel much more at ease.” I have to give MsA a big shout out, she walked in to the studio and immediately put herself into Prudence’s capable hands and was down for whatever we had in mind. She says, “I was definitely put at ease from the moment I met you.”

Ashwaubenon Boudoir Photography

Nerves ALWAYS play a part in any photo shoot. “Definitely!” says MsA. “I even contemplated several glasses of wine but I didn’t want that glassy look, haha.”

Ashwaubenon Boudoir Photography

While I’m nervous at every reveal, I’m more nervous that my client won’t see what I saw. When I asked what MsA felt, she said, “Several different emotions from not being able to see how beautiful I looked in the pictures to realizing that I AM beautiful. Jackee pointed out so many times that beauty is the focus – not the flaws.” My heart just burst. MsA IS beautiful.

Ashwaubenon Boudoir Photography

My idea of a good time is not always someone else’s idea of a good time, lol, but this time the client felt the same way I did! “My favorite part of the experience was] Driving in a van to some unknown place with two people I had never met!” Pru and I try to make our clients laugh and to feel comfortable, it makes me happy that MsA felt that. “Jackee and Pru have such a fun time together.”

Ashwaubenon Boudoir Photography

MsA says if you’re thinking about having a boudoir session, do it! “Just jump right in a get your feet wet!”

Ashwaubenon Boudoir Photography

“I’ve recommended her to many people! I tell them that she not only takes great pictures, but that she instantly puts you at ease and makes you put aside your fear.”

This is what I want to do in a nutshell. I want you to stop being afraid and to see your own beauty. I want to give you memories that you can look back on for the rest of your life. If you want to see future blog posts, know when I’m running great special OR be in on my Black Friday deals, get your name on my newsletter list!!!

Outdoor Glamour or 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

Black Friday – It’s Coming!

Black Friday!

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I will be offering some pretty special deals so that YOU (or someone you LOVE) can experience the feeling of pushing past your self doubt and see yourself in a whole new light. Deals are LIMITED!

To receive more info, make sure you’ve signed up for my newsletter (fill out your name/email in the pop-up) or email me and join my women-only VIP Facebook group We talk smack and have a lot of fun and everybody in the group gets deals and steals that the public doesn’t.

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

Boudoir Photographer in Wisconsin

Green Bay Boudoir Photographer

You know that show on television “Murder Chose Me”? Boudoir photography chose ME. Coming from a place that nearly all women come from – that my body isn’t perfect – my biggest goal is to make women feel beautiful and to document that beauty so that they an look back at it on any day and SEE the beauty that is in them. Just as they are.

Today I’m answering some questions from the women in my group about why shooting boudoir is my dream job, and what happens during a session with JLReis Boudoir Photography.

How do you show your work to potential clients?

I shoot with models on a regular basis in order to try out new ideas or props and I am lucky enough to occasionally get a client who gives me rights to use their photos publicly because they’re proud and excited about them and want to show them off.

I make it very clear to my clients that 1) They NEVER have to take their clothes off and 2) NO ONE will see their photos without their permission. Your photos go from my camera to my work machine to my studio machine to your eyes. I don’t do online galleries and all image reveals are in person. Your images are printed by reliable and bonded print houses in Grand Rapids MI or St. Louis, MO. There is never a chance that some goomer from Sam’s Club or Walgreen’s will get a look at you in your dainties.

How is boudoir different from other types of shoots?

Boudoir, or glamour even, has the ability to make a woman remember every good feeling she’s ever had about herself, more so than any other kind of photography. Graduation photos and wedding photos, your most typical professional photo sessions, just don’t compare with seeing yourself in a beautiful dress or your favorite lingerie. Boudoir/glamour photography is really all about the client.

I shoot women from 18 all the way up to their 50’s, all shapes and sizes and not one of them has ever not looked at their photos and had their mouth drop open.

All women LOVE to get dressed up and look gorgeous; I use Halloween as an example all the time. Just look at how women dress on Halloween, you see a lot more sexy outfits than scary ones. Boudoir/glamour is for every woman that wants to feels beautiful and really, what woman doesn’t?

WHY are you a boudoir photographer?

To make women love themselves. It’s as simple as that. If you’re having a crap day and you feel like you look like shit, taking out your photos and remembering how you felt the day you had them taken can lift your spirits immediately.

Do I think a woman’s looks are the most important thing in their lives. Of course not. A good heart is much more important, but despite all the hoohah to the contrary in media, how a woman think she looks definitely plays a part in how she feels in other areas of her life.

What do you love about boudoir photography?

Getting it through a woman’s head that she really IS beautiful. EVERY woman is beautiful and I’ve taken on the job of bringing that beauty from inside them to the outside.

Because of the intimate content, do you advertise differently?

I actually shoot very little that can’t be shown publicly, but I do have separate Facebook pages for my boudoir/glamour sessions and my senior sessions. High school seniors are my other love – they, boys AND girls, have many of the same insecurities that adult women do and photography does wonders to help them see that they are someone more than what they’ve been during their high school career.

Do you ever shoot nudes?

I haven’t, but there’s always a first time.

What do you do to help your clients relax during their session?

I am a natural clown and when I was a kid I wanted to be a stand up comedian. I try and have a short half hour meeting with a new client before the day of their shoot. We talk about what they want to wear, how they want their hair done, their favorite parts of their body … that way they don’t walk in the door and hear: “Hi! Take your clothes off!”

I reassure them that they don’t have to worry about posing and that I will make them look their best.

Once we start shooting, I never stop talking. NEVER. It’s the best way to get a natural expression from my girls.

What’s your favorite part about shooting boudoir?

My client’s reaction to her photos – HANDS DOWN.

What does your studio look like?

Boho, shabby chic girly studio apartment. I have a claw foot tub that I move outside onto my shaded patio, tons of pillows, lots of light. I have several pieces of furniture, including a round chaise lounger. Mirrors and chiffon and candles … it’s all very romantic and girly and sexy.

What products do you sell the most?

My 8×8, 24 image Little Black Book is my biggest seller. I also offer 2×3 accordion albums for husbands or boyfriends that travel.

Do you shoot couples?

Oddly enough, I am taking some courses about the specifics of shooting couples right now. I have a some previous clients who are very intrigued by the idea. I had said in the past that I would NEVER shoot couples, but like they say: “Never say never, lol!”

Who inspired you?

Like anyone who shoots primarily women, Sue Bryce is my hero … while she doesn’t shoot boudoir, per se, her business model is something I think all female photographers aspire to. Jen Rozenbaum is another of my idols. she’s very cool and down to earth and takes incredible boudoir photos.

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

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

HMUA – Hair & Makeup Artist For Boudoir

HMUA? What the heck is that?

Prudence Walker WI HMUA boudoir
Prudence Walker – owner at Rustic Cuts & Co. Premiere hair and makeup artist at JLReis Glamoir Photography

Have you ever looked at a magazine and thought “God, I’d love to look like that!” You’re in luck, my HMUA – hair and makeup stylist – can make it happen.

While you can get away without it, a hair and makeup styling is a must for a boudoir session. You want to look your absolute most beautiful and HMUAs know all the tricks to make you look like yourself, with a ton of oomph. HMUAs do your hair, give you smoky eyes and thick fringe-y lashes and a silky, sexy pout. You’ll love what you see in the mirror and your SO will have their socks knocked off.

When I first met Prudence, I liked her immediately, but I had no idea just how important she’d become to me, professionally AND personally. She has brought my photography and my work to another whole level. Although I am a hairdresser myself, I concentrated on nails and was NEVER good at hair and make-up. Prudence has lifted the worries I had before and during a session.

Prudence is also opening a salon locally very soon, as well as being the premiere stylist at JLReis Photography, so we sat down and talked about some of the important questions that we thought y’all might want to know!

What made you want to get into the Hair and Makeup industry?
I LOVE all aspects of art; growing up, I was a very creative child. I grew up in a family of believers and listeners and givers. When one of my other goals in life was not going to work, my Uncle (HMUA), said to me “Why not give to the world what you were given?” … the ability to see beauty in others even if they didn’t see it themselves. So I combined my passion of art/design and compassion of helping others and went to school for barber/cosmetology. Later in life I went on to get my instructor’s license to help others achieve their HMUA goals as well.

What’s your favorite part about doing Hair and Makeup for Boudoir/Glamour Sessions?
The transformation of it all from the minute you walk through the door: the outfits, your expectations, your fears, your laughter, the moment you look in the mirror, when it all comes together and you strut out the door like you own it.

What can clients expect from you when they hire you to do their hair and makeup?
That they can trust me with everything, I listen …

How would you describe your style?
How would you describe me? 😉 Hmmm … “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak ~ Rachel Zoe” Okay, sometimes look like a hurricane ☺ but I’m having a whole lot of fun

What makes you stand out in the HMUA industry?
I LISTEN, it’s not about me but you ☺

Where can you see hair and makeup trends go over the next few years
Everything repeats itself, but I can see simple and classic (it never goes out of style) But to each their own

What’s your favorite part of a Boudoir/Glamour Session?
All of it, but when the pictures come out and you and all of your friends and family go WOW! The glow in your face!

Other than Boudoir/Glamour Sessions, what else do you do hair and makeup for?
I love traveling for weddings! I’m the open minded stylist/ friend listening and helping you

What’s in your makeup bag?
A little of everything … remember, I’m just like you

What do you like to do on your weekends?
Now if I tell you everything about me what fun would that be 😉

Is there anything else that you want people to know about you?
I am here to help, even with the little things that you may have forgotten about yourself. Mixed in with some sass, class and maybe some crazy fun! But most importantly I LISTEN to what you need. I believe in kindness, I believe in helping others with no questions asked, I see the good in everyone first, I believe in good wholesome conversations. I believed in myself for 48 years when no one else did, beside a few close family and friends. I give my worth away to prove myself over and over again. I never accept a compliment cause its not about me it’s about helping. I believe I am smart enough to survive anything. That’s been my whole life and being.

 Client Feedback

The experience was great. She was amazing to work with and has a great personality. […] But seriously 9.5/10 ~ Amber C

I have loved working with Pru! I’ve gone from no makeup, to LOTS of makeup! […] As to hair, if anyone can take this wavy, curly rats nest and make it look fantastic, she does. That’s a brave and experienced person right there! ~ Emily P

She’s amazing she does great work I’m even having her do my hair and my daughter’s hair for my wedding vow renewal. She cut my son’s hair the other day amazing job he is very very happy with it. I would recommend her to anybody. ~ Becky M

Prudence Walker did my hair and I have a lot of hair to deal with I told her that I wanted blonde highlights and my hair layered and thinned […] lo and behold the finished product was completely amazing my head felt lighter, the style was amazing and I’ve never had more compliments on the color in my hair… I would highly recommend her to anybody […] ~ Lori K

She is Fantastic!! ~ Melissa V

Prudence Walker is amazing with hair…she moved away on me and i used to have the cutest short hair styles and colors but since she moved away i have let it grow because i cant find anyone to cut or color it the way she used to. ~ Vickie J

I absolutely love Pru!! SHE does amazing hair! I drive 2 hours just to get my hair done by Pru ~ Jennifer B

If you choose to do your own hair and make-up for your session:

  • Please arrive at the studio with your hair and makeup already done. We do have hairspray and curling irons if you need to fluff up the curls etc. We want to have enough time to pick out your outfits and more time to shoot 🙂
  • We highly recommend that you wear a foundation even if you don’t normally wear it; it really makes the skin look flawless and silky smooth in photographs. Please wear a moisturizer under your foundation
  • Bring some of your makeup with you so that you can touch it or a different color lipstick to change up the look for your second set
  • We recommend starting with a more nude or natural lipstick and then progressing to darker lipstick as we transition into your second or third set
  • False eyelashes are HIGHLY recommended for your shoot. If Pru isn’t doing your make-up, make sure you’ve applied them before you get here. You can buy nice lashes from WalMart or Sally’s – and don’t forget the glue! I personally recommend the tube withthe liner instead of “squooshy: glue 🙂

There are quite a few tutorials here in one place right here (I love the eyeshadow in the first video!)

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