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Birthday Girl

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Green Bay Birthday Boudoir

When my husband and I were rolling down the highway 30 years ago at 5am on our way to the hospital it never occurred to me that I’d someday be taking 30th birthday photos of the beautiful young woman that was my daughter. Thirty years of love, laughter and joy. This kid is everything and […]

Boudoir

What to Wear Wednesday

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Appleton Boudoir Photographer

Finding outfits for your boudoir session is half the fun but sometimes it is hard to know where to start! Keep in mind these simple tips and recommendations and you will look amazing! My girls all ask “What should I wear for my boudoir session?” Read on, babies, I have the answer! I have a […]

Creative

Birthday Party for Grown-Up Girls

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Birthday Boudoir

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 […]

Coming Up

Happy New Year

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Best Year of Your Life

Happy New Year! 2017 was a year of changes for me and for JLReis Photography. I know the people I want to reach and what I want to do with my business, it’s never changed since May 1, 2014, the official opening day of my first studio. It’s my goal to make just ONE woman […]

Glamour Session

VIP Group Member Contest

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Christmas Contest

While down with a killer case of the flu this past week, I’ve been hanging out on my mentor boards and revisiting classes I’ve taken in the past. Whenever I look through my member list I think to myself how I’d shoot each and every one of you, whether it would be boudoir, glamour or […]

Boudoir

Reason #Six

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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 […]

Beauty Session

Perceptions – Who Are You?

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Wisconsin Glamour Portraits

Perceptions are amazing. In this day and age of “politically correct” thinking and the public’s outcry of “I am NOT judgemental!” I’ve found that people in general are more judgemental and women are MOST judgemental of themselves. This first full session with Studio Rep Emily got us talking about first impressions, other peoples’ opinions and […]

Beauty Session

Let the Adventure Begin! – Meet the Reps

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JLReis 2017 Studio Ambassadors

A month ago I started a Studio Ambassador program to find reps that would feature the beauty of all women, no matter their age, shape or size. Elizabeth and Emily were the first two to show interest in being reps and never they never wavered in wanting an opportunity. After reading their applications, I knew […]