The Universe sent me down this path for a reason. It is my personal mission to empower women on their journey to self-love. We live in a world that is constantly bombarding us with unrealistic images and standards. I help women to accept and love themselves as they are right now, in this moment.
We all have a story. I want to tell yours.
Welcome! I’m Jolene and I LOVE that you’re here! You are likely here because something in my work has resonated with you. As an artist, I can't tell you how happy that makes me.
I firmly believe a boudoir session is an experience every woman should have. We women are notoriously our own worst critics. A boudoir shoot is an opportunity to take your power back and see yourself as you truly are. Perhaps for the first time in your life.
I like to call my style, emotionally driven, lifestyle, intimate portraiture. A pretty picture is fine but an image with emotion tells a story.
It tells your story.
Intent is so important. I create photographs of women for themselves first and foremost. Do some of my clients give their images to their significant others? Of course! But my goal is always to to create imagery for YOU that you can look at every day and be reminded that you are a damn FORCE to be reckoned with. I want you to look at your images and FEEL something. I want your images make you feel powerful, confident and self aware. I want your images to remind you of where you are right now. What you’ve overcome and where you are heading.
Who is my client? Well, I have found most of my clients are just like me.
My client is an extremely busy woman and is always feeling pulled 500 different directions. She doesn’t often take time for herself but she understands that it’s important and that she can’t pour from an empty cup. She knows deep down who she is but still feels like maybe she has lost herself a bit. She loves hard…really hard…and until now she has mostly given that love away to others. She has learned that it’s ok and well, absolutely necessary to give herself some of that love too.
My job as your photographer is to show you all the beautiful sides of YOU that you never get to see all while making sure you look absolutely amazing. And I’m not one bit embarrassed to say, I’m damn good at it.
Are you ready? I can’t wait to meet you!
LET’S CHAT SHALL WE?
I get that it’s out of your comfort zone. Girl, you’re not alone. Have you ever been in one of those situations where you had to just close your eyes and jump? Yeah, this is one of those. Rest assured that every single one of my clients had to push through the fear to reach out and book the shoot. They did it and you can too!
IT’S YOUR DAY.
I believe that the experience of having your portrait made is as important as the photos themselves. Let me make you feel like the queen you are. Once my makeup artist has had her way with you, we will start shooting. No worries. I will coach you every step of the way. Before you know it, you’ll completely forget you’re in your skivvies.
THE BIG REVEAL!
You will view your final images 1-3 weeks after your shoot at your in-studio ordering session. Yep, I'll dim the lights and make it all theatrical. We’ll watch a killer slideshow -you might get emotional. Next we'll go through each of your images so you can make your selections. I’ll show you all the pretty products can order! Perhaps you’ll order them all. Yeah, it happens!
You're going to love our over 1200 sq. ft. studio loft located in historic downtown Mount Horeb. Inspired by beautiful boutique hotels, no detail has been overlooked. Leave all of your worries at the door, sit back, relax and enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience tailored just for you. It's time to indulge in some much-needed girl time, celebrating everything that you are.
The standard session includes 3 outfits. When you book your session you will receive a Boudoir Prep Guide to help you to prepare for your session that includes wardrobe suggestions and links to recommended retailers.
This is something I started offering my clients a few years ago. I offer all my clients a "Between the Sheets" look at the end of every shoot. They are almost ALWAYS my client's favorite images. There is just something so classic and timeless about them.
After your shoot, I'll get to work culling, editing and retouching your images. Turn around is typically 1-3 weeks. I schedule ordering sessions on Tuesdays from 9-3.
I pride myself on knowing exactly how to pose ALL women to put them in their best, most flattering light. When you combine killer hair and makeup, beautiful light and a flattering pose you get magic darling.
When you book your session, you'll complete a questionnaire that will help me to understand your level of comfort when it comes to nudity. At this time about 50% of my clients tell me they want topless or fine art nude images in their session. It is totally up to you and you can leave it to be decided at the session, if you wish.
I offer luxury albums, gorgeous wall art, digitals and more.
Albums continue to be the most popular item clients choose to order. Digitals are a close second.
Yes, I do! I have access to 20 private acres and also know of some killer locations we can shoot. Please inquire as to availability for an outdoor shoot.
I shoot studio boudoir sessions Wednesday - Friday at 10:00 a.m. Hair and makeup takes about an hour and the shoot itself 1.5 hours.
My specialty is women and persons identifying as such. At this time I do not photograph men or couples.
Only if you give me written permission to do so. I have four levels of releases to choose from: full, partial, faceless or no release at all! I 100% respect your right to privacy. Some sessions never see the light of day, but most women love their images and are willing to sign a faceless release. Whatever you're comfortable with, you can decide after you see your images.
Yes, Ma'am! I offer a pre-session payment plan. I take PayPal Credit and of course I accept all major credit cards.
You can rest assured that you will still look like you...just on your best day. My retouching philosophy is that if it's temporary (blemishes, bruises, rashes) it goes. If it's permanent (birthmarks, tattoos, scars) it stays unless you request it be removed. Everyone gets a natural skin smooth (no plastic looking skin here) and subtle under eye softening. I'm not going to morph your body into someone you don't recognize. I want to show you how to love the body and skin you are in.
Total turn around from shoot to album in hand ranges from 6-8 weeks. I always recommend booking 8-12 weeks in advance if you need products by a certain date.
Once you're on the books, you will receive my exclusive shoot planner. It will go over ALL the things getting ready for your shoot. Hair, skin, nails, wardrobe, You name it, it's in there!
We live in a digital world and I 100% understand wanting access to digital files. Collections can be either printed into a luxury 8x12 album or can be delivered in full res digital format. You can print your own photos if you go the digital route and I'll even send you my lab recommendation. The choice is yours and you can do both if you wish!
Send me a message at the contact form below to get the process started!
"It's a transformative experience. It's personal growth on levels I can't even describe. For me to feel genuinely joyful in my own skin at 43 years old (finally) is amazing, a gift onto itself. I would have never guessed a photoshoot like this one would do that for me. I think back on all the head-time I spent obsessing about my body and it's "flaws", what I would change and how I could change it, I cringe. Had I known this experience -a boudoir photoshoot- would do this for me I would have done it years ago. Seriously."
“I’ve been meaning to email you to say thank you. My husband loved his birthday present! He was totally shocked and completely surprised. We love the photos and book! You converted my boob man; his favorites all include my backside.”
“I just want to say thank you...again!! I just keep going back to the pictures and can’t even comprehend...that’s really me! You are amazing at what you do and I so enjoyed hanging out with you!!! Thank you for allowing me to hold my head high and be proud of the person in those photos.”
“Looks wonderful! Thank you for making me feel so comfortable! You are so talented. What a great experience.”
“I am blown away. Jolene Dombrowski - you are amazing. Any self-doubt about my appearance, any physical insecurities I had are gone. As I watched the slideshow of my session I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. That beautiful woman in those pictures was me! I couldn’t believe it! Jolene, I want to thank you for knocking this out of the park. You were amazing that day and squashed any apprehension I had. I am on cloud 9 right now. Thank you. If no one has told you lately, what you do matters.”
“This had been such an amazing experience. You have made me feel wonderful this week. Thanks for everything you do. You have a gift for empowering women. My husband is in love!”
“Thank you so much for yesterday. You definitely made me feel comfortable. I had the best confidence yesterday after you left, so relaxed and at peace. Thank you again and for all you do for other women as well.”
“I've never felt so amazing and beautiful as when you were photographing me and to see the final product was stunning! It was like I was seeing myself for the first time in a long time. Yes, I was very nervous starting out but you made it seem so comfortable and natural. Telling me I was gorgeous and beautiful throughout the session made my day! I was someone who was afraid to do it because of the cost and afraid of what I would look like but the way you made me feel was priceless! I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you!”
“I keep looking at the pictures and I could just kiss you. I went from an in-shape mid twenties hot little thing who knew she looked good and felt good about herself to this weird, 30-something insecure new mom. Very hard...and I really didn’t think I could look like that. It’s incredible to see myself in that way again, and to have the ability to just peek at them when I’m feeling bad about myself. Thank you! You’ll truly never know what you’ve done for me but I hope that you do know that you’ve made me feel better than I thought I could, ever.”
Extra Outfit - $200
Prints and digitals are additional.
Collections begin at $1575.
Professional Hair and Makeup
1.5 Hour Photo Shoot
3 Outfits plus the
"between the sheets" look
60+ Images to View
In-Person Ordering Session
Your session fee of $595 plus tax is due to book your experience. Products and/or digitals are purchased 1-3 weeks later at your image reveal and ordering consultation. Pre session payment plans are available and make it easy to plan for your investment. 6 month, interest free payment plans through PayPal Credit are available. All major credit cards are also accepted.