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Things you should know before signing a contract with a boudoir photographer

Wisconsin Women's Photographer

Our policy at JLReis Photography is that every clients feels beautiful, sexy and SAFE. If you prefer that your photos aren’t shared with anyone but you … we get that. We’ll discuss the details during our pre-session consult but the bottom line is that your privacy is our TOP PRIORITY. No photograph is ever shared without your WRITTEN CONSENT

Of course we have clients who love their images so much that they are proud and excited to share them, we also have in-studio models who work with us on a regular basis and they allow us to use their photos in our private group, on our business Facebook page and here, on the blog because showing what we do is important.

Wisconsin Women's Photographer

If you WANT to share your images we give the option of anonymous images that keep your face private and focus on different areas of your body which aren’t recognizable.

Additionally, your images are never uploaded to our private gallery website without your written permission. If you prefer “in person” viewing of your images, we’ll view your photographs and products “In Person” either at my home or your home either at your home or in-studio. Your images are saved on MY private hard drive for one year, in case you would like to order more.

Your print products are sent privately and securely to my professional printing lab. I’ve worked with them for over five years and I trust them implicitly; they work with the best boudoir photographers around the world, so your portraits are in great hands!

Wisconsin Women's Photographer

When your session is finished, we want you to feel on top of the world, like the goddess we KNOW you are. When you work with us you get an experience that you can’t get with a cellphone and some free filters … you get an experience that leaves you with images that show you as perfectly, imperfectly, uniquely beautiful as you REALLY ARE!

Follow and like us on the Facebook page to keep up to date, or if you REALLY want to know when we’re planning something special join our Women’s Only Facebook group.

Personal photography sessions are easy to set up. Want to set up your own session? Just fill out the form or Facebook PM me and we’ll get the ball rolling

Ms P’s Interview

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I like to know what our clients thought about their session, so I send them a short list of questions a couple of weeks after. MsP was sweet enough to share her thought with us. One of my favorite answers when asked what was her favorite part of the session was when she said, “Getting to know Jackee and Pru was the best part, they absolutely make you feel comfortable and accepted.”

Have you ever done a boudoir shoot before?
Yes, I did a shoot 20 plus years ago.

If so, how does your shoot with Jackee compare to your prior experiences?
Jackee was by far much more fun and put me completely at ease.

Why did you do your boudoir shoot?
I wanted to feel beautiful and sexy! I needed validation.

What was your favorite part of the session?
Working with Jackie and Pru! They gave me so much positive vibes and made me feel 100 percent beautiful!

What did doing this shoot do for your self-confidence, self-worth, and self-image? Tell me your story.
I have always battled with weight issues, self esteem issues, self hate and by doing this shoot and seeing the photos it gave me so much more confidence and helped me see myself in a different light. The weight issue will always be there but learning to accept myself as I am what something that I am starting to do a little at a time!

Was your experience what you were expecting? If not, how was it different?
I expected to change outfits more and be more rushed, that wasn’t the case at all, everything flowed well and I didn’t feel rushed at all.

What was the best part of your experience? Would you change anything?
Getting to know Jackee and Pru was the best part, they absolutely make you feel comfortable and accepted.

Would you recommend us to a friend?
Yes, I would recommend you to a friend or two, I have a couple names in mind of women that are like age as me and would love a photo shoot

One a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your portrait session with JLReis Photography – 1 being awful – 10 being most awesome!
10 for sure!!!!

How nervous were you prior to your portrait session? Tell us how that changed as your session progressed.
As I was driving there, I kept thinking of just not going, my daughter was on the phone and keep urging me to just do it! So many leap of faith and I was there! Once it started it was just so much fun I forgot to be nervous.

Was there anything Jackee & Pru could have done better to help with your nervousness?
Perhaps a shot of whiskey or glass of wine when I walked in the door..

Has this portrait experience changed you? Would you want to do it again?
I feel beautiful and like I have an amazing secret, I haven’t shared with near anyone yet! I absolutely can’t wIt to do it again!!!

Has this portrait session done anything for your confidence level?
It has boosted my confidence level so much, I still have a long way to go but this experience has helped so much.

” Ooh, Jackie Blue, You’re Goin’ Again”

” Ooh, Jackie Blue, You’re Goin’ Again”

Why Do I Shoot ONLY Women?

I’ve never been pretty, not in a conventional way. My mother was a stone cold stunner and my kid is beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever been much in the looks department, though, I think my personality and attitude made people think I was a lot more attractive than I really am.

Sometimes though, I look at old photos and I can see that I WAS pretty, at least once in a while. The thing is, I don’t have a lot of old photos of myself, usually because I was the one holding the camera. I didn’t know back then that I would wish for photos of myself in the future, on days that I look like a hot mess, to remind me of what I can look like.

I kinda got into this whole “women only” photography by a lucky mistake, I did a favor for someone and fell into something that I’ve been obsessed with for the past six years. My photography isn’t about “empowerment”, not really. It’s more about gifting someone else something I wish I had. It’s seeing a feeling that I have felt on somebody else’s face.

I spend every.damn.day working to make my craft better so that I can capture as many women as possible in my lens and make them ask “Is that ME??” No one can spend every day talking themselves up. After a while those fucking memes on Facebook promoting body positivity and self-love become just so many pretty pictures and flowery words that we don’t even READ before we hit “Share”. I try to do for other women what I can’t seem to do for my own self: SHOW them that they ARE as hot as they wish they were.

I wish I could say that I do this ONLY for other women, but the TRUTH is that I do it for ME, mostly. I can’t put into words how I feel when someone looks at their photos and their eyes fill up with tears. There are women that will tell you I act like a fool when I turn over their albums or prints, making jokes and talking to much and stuttering over my words. They’ve seen me do it, but they don’t know WHY I do it.

I do it for the same reason I am ALWAYS acting like a fool: because if I don’t, I’m afraid people will see how I’m REALLY feeling. I’m afraid I’ll start crying because I am overwhelmed and so fucking THANKFUL that I gave someone I gift I can’t give myself.

So many women look at themselves in the mirror and tell themselves they are ugly, they are fat, they are stupid and they don’t deserve anything for themselves.

I am that person who is going to tap you on the back of the head and say BULLSHIT.

If I could do this for free, I would, but the reality is that I can’t. But I can do everything I possibly can to make sure every woman has the chance to have proof of their beauty that they can look at ANY TIME and KNOW that they are beautiful.

Follow and like us on the Facebook page to keep up to date, or if you REALLY want to know when we’re planning something special join our Women’s Only Facebook group.

Personal photography sessions are easy to set up. Want to set up your own session? Just fill out the form or Facebook PM me and we’ll get the ball rolling
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Are You Ready for 2020?

Happy 2020!

Happy New Year! Honestly, can anyone believe it’s 2020?

Happy 2020!
Happy 2020!

What do you have planned for the new year?

We’ve got a TON of things on the books for the coming year and we hope you’ll join us!

In addition to regular sessions, JLReis Photography is gonna be scheduling a BUNCH of mini-sessions: 4th of July, White Sheets, Tub Sessions and Wings Sessions to name just a few!

We’re also gonna travel – all over the state!

Follow and like us on the Facebook page to keep up to date, or if you REALLY want to know when we’re planning something special join our Women’s Only Facebook group.

Personal photography sessions are easy to set up. Want to set up your own session? Just fill out the form or Facebook PM me and we’ll get the ball rolling

Abby – Testimonial

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What was your biggest fear before hiring me? Did it come true, and if not, what happened instead
My biggest fear was feeling ashamed of my body, but I wasn’t. You and Pru were amazing and knew just the right poses and angles to accentuate and flatter the things that needed it.

Were you nervous about your shoot? How did Jackee help?
Of course I was nervous, but we had a unique situation that showed my you could be vulnerable too and that helped. Also there is no time to be nervous. We talked and laughed and caught up about people we are both close to.

How did you feel after you saw your photos for the first time?
Daaaang

What, specifically, was your favorite part of your boudoir experience and why?
I was made to feel special and important something that doesn’t happen in my everyday life.

Did you enjoy working with Jackee and Pru?
Absolutely! I did a Boudie call, but definitely want to do my own full session.

What advice would you give to other women thinking about having a boudoir session?
Be like Nike…JUST DO IT!

If you were to recommend me to your best friend, what would you say?
It’s great, you just have to do it.

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

Just Because

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Sometimes you do something “just because”. This past Friday, Pru and I decided to do a shoot because it was a gorgeous night, because we hadn’t spent any time together lately, just because we need time for ourselves.

Not only is Prudence an experienced HMUA extraordinaire, with an up and coming salon in Seymour, WI, she’s also my dear friend, one of my biggest cheerleaders and has the biggest heart EVER.

When I’m feeling overwhelmed or down on myself, she’s always there to kick me in the ass and get me back on track. I am lucky and blessed to have her in my corner.

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

Jackee Explains It All

JLReis Photography Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When should I book my photo shoot? What is your schedule?
A:
We suggest that you book your session 4 weeks before any special occasion. The studio is open Tues-Thurs 9-4pm, Friday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. Friday and Sunday appointments are booked at least two months out to accommodate our HMUA’s schedule. Certain times of the year we are busier than others (3-4 weeks before Christmas and Valentine’s Day for example), we recommend 6-8 weeks before your preferred date during these holidays.

Q: Can I book an evening session?
A:
We can accommodate evening sessions schedule at least a month in advance. Summer months allow for occasional evening appointments, so be sure to contact us in April or May if you want to book an evening session during the summer months.

Q: What if I need to reschedule?
A:
You are allowed one reschedule of your session.

Q: Where does my session take place? Where is your studio?
A:
JLReis Photography is located in Seymour, WI. My studio is a separate building from my home and very private. We have plans to shoot in some local upper scale hotels, be sure to email and inquire about these sessions.

Q: Is hair and make-up included?
A:
Hair and make-up is included in your session. Prudence and I work very closely to ensure that your hair and make-up photographs perfectly in the light of the studio.

Q: What kind of outfits should I wear?
A:
Boudoir doesn’t always mean lingerie and panties! Bring what YOU feel sexy in. You can always choose something from the studio Boudie Closet as well. Items from The Closet are worn with YOUR panties underneath and are washed after EVERY wearing with Lysol Laundry Sanitizer. We’ll discuss your wardrobe before your session and you’ll know what you’re wearing before you get in front of the camera.

Q: How many wardrobe changes am I allowed?
A:
Three outfit changes are included in your session.

Q: Will you shoot me in the nude?
A:
You bet we will

Q: When do I get to see my images?
A.
I send a contact sheet of up to 30 of the best images from your session 5-7 days after so that you can choose your ten digital images from the privacy of your own home.

Q: Who sees my images?
A:
Unless you give someone else permission, only you, me and our HMUA sees your images. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us and you are NEVER expected to allow us to use your images publicly. We go over your privacy options with you before your session.

Q: Will I look like myself in my photos?
A:
I do VERY realistic editing. By “realistic” I mean that I will NOT knock off 20 lbs, I will NOT give you alien eyes, I will NOT smooth your skin to the extent that you look like a Barbie doll. I do “glamour” editing, meaning you will look like yourself, but GLAMOROUS.

Q: When do I get my images?
A:
You receive your included images 14-21 business fays after your session and they’re delivered via email. If you order additional products (album, wall print, etc) the turn around is 3-5 weeks (please plan accordingly) and your product is delivered to my studio. I can have your order drop-shipped for an additional charge.

Q: Can I purchase additional products, what if I want an album?
A:
You sure can! Most clients do purchase additional products.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A:
Any major credit/debit cards, cash, checks. Orders will not be processed until your check clears. If your check bounces you will be charged a $50 fee. No orders are placed and worked on until the ENTIRE balance is paid in full.

Q: Do you offer payment plans?
A:
Yes, our base session can be paid in full or broken down into three payments. If you order additional products 50% is due upon ordering with the balance due before you receive your product.

Q: What’s stopping me?
A:
I have no idea! Get OVER here!!!