BREWERS BASEBALL – THIRTY DAYS TIL OPENING DAY!!!!
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a HUUUUUUGGGGGE Brewers fan! We’ve got 30 days til opening and I am so excited that I can hardly stand it!!!!
The Christmas season is over and we hope it was your best ever! This was our busiest, and most fun, Christmas season to date and Pru and I hope the new year brings more fun and love.
So … about Valentines Day! Time is flying my girlies and I only have a few days open to guarantee delivery for Valentine’s Day!
We are running a Valentine’s Day Special: Forty-five minute session, professional make-up by the stunning and talented Prudence from Rustic Cuts & Co. This includes a minimum of seven fully edited images with print release.
Reservation fee is $175, paid in full before your session. Images and print release will be delivered via private gallery in plenty of time for Valentine’s Day.
Want to skip the hassle of printing your own photos? Create a stunning 6×6 twelve-page photo album for an additional $179.
… 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.
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.
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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.
“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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
MsA says if you’re thinking about having a boudoir session, do it! “Just jump right in a get your feet wet!”
“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!!!
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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.
JLReis Photography in Wisconsin has limited availability for the remainder of 2018. Contact me for details!
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.
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.