Client Testimonials


Des Mones & Cedar Rapids, Iowa Boudoir Photography

Helping Everybody Build Confidence & Cultivate Self Love


Client Love Notes
Iowa Boudoir Photography


Love Notes

Testimonials from Jewel B Photo clients.

Why Boudoir Photography?

Boudoir photography is not about taking photos in lingerie - it's about loving yourself in nothing BUT lingerie. Having a boudoir session is all about reclaiming your inner confidence by taking the time to appreciate & love yourself.

About Us

Founded in 2019, Jewel B is the premier boudoir photography studio in the Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, IA area. Our mission is to help everybody grow in their journey of self-love.

There are photographers of all kinds in the world, but my specialty is boudoir. We fell in love with boudoir because we see firsthand how this changes people and changes the way they see themselves. Everyone walks a little taller and we love hearing, “That is me? Wow!” or “I am beautiful – I love me!”

Our supportive all-female team is ready to welcome you into the studio. Reach out to our studio to learn more about our lingerie photoshoots or to schedule yours today!


"This Experience Has Changed Me"

"It gave me strength to have confidence walking around in my own skin and not worrying about what others think. I am not as worried about the little things, and focused more on getting myself healthy and conquering this battle! I don’t think anyone will ever know how much this experience has changed me."

- Miss H


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Behind The Scenes

Take a closer look at our boudoir experience!

The Jewel B Experience

Our boudoir experience is all about you! From start to finish, your session day will be flooded with positivity and uplifting adventures. Here's a closer look into our luxury experience.

"I Had Such A Fun Time"

"Was very nervous about it, but Julie really makes you feel like you are special and at ease. I had such a fun time! She is very passionate about what she does! Very professional. I had such a fun time doing a shoot, that I booked another shoot. So if you are having any doubts about doing this, don’t!"

- Miss M



Boudoir Stories

 Lindsay's Story

"I was torn down from my past. When someone would call me beautiful or compliment me, I would get mad or laugh because I have never seen my beauty; my past had stolen that from me. All I could see was this broken beat-up girl inside of me."

"When I walked into Julie’s studio, I felt this calmness rush over me. I felt safe and I knew I could be myself. After our photoshoot I looked at my pictures I was blown away that I was looking at myself! I could not believe that was me and for the first time in 32 years I saw my beauty and my strength!"

"I went to a friend’s house after the photoshoot, she could not believe how amazing I looked, and when she said, “You are drop dead gorgeous,” I smiled at her and said “I can finally see that I am.”

Ruthie's Story

"My story... I am your grandmother, your mother, or your friend. Just an ordinary woman who has raised a mixed family of his, mine, and ours into productive adults with families of their own. Grandmother of 6, a Grandmother of 14, and a Mother of 6."

"I took a serious fall at work the winter of 2009 resulting in 2 surgeries. I could no longer work for a while and walked with a cane. My inner Diva took a big dive but was resolute to regain what I had lost."

"For my 67th birthday, I gave myself the best gift in that direction. I booked a photo shoot at Jewel Boudoir. Something I wanted and needed for ME. One great decision was to get dolled up and feel my best self and let the inner woman come out to play once again. "

Contact Us

Fill out our contact form to learn more about having your very own luxury boudoir experience.  

(515) 210-5060

19526 G58 Hwy, Milo, IA 50166

See Us On Hello Iowa!

See Julie advocating for the empowering experience that Boudoir Photography offers.

Frequently Asked

Let's answer some of the most common questions about our Boudoir Photography Experience.

I'm not a model, and I don't know how to pose. Will you help?
Absolutely! You don't need to be a model or have any sort of modeling experience to enjoy a luxury boudoir photography experience. It's our job to guide you through the entire session. We'll help you pose in ways that highlight all your favorite parts of yourself. We have experience in posing & styling EVERY body type, so the only thing you'll have to worry about for your session is to show up, and have fun!
Do I have to style my own hair & makeup?
No need to worry about doing your own hair & makeup! Our beautician, Alli Marois, can take care of that for you. She's passionate about helping women feel confident & empowered by pampering them to the max with her artistic makeovers. She'll style in a way that matches your personality and gets you ready for the camera.
Do you help choose outfits for the photoshoot?
Of course! We know how difficult it can be to decide what outfits to bring for your boudoir session. We provide helpful wardrobe guides and can direct you on what would be the most flattering & comfortable outfit choices for you. We also take this one step further and how our own MASSIVE Lingerie Store for you to purchase outfits from.
Do you do couples boudoir sessions?
Of course! We love having couples join us in the studio. A couples boudoir session is a great way to celebrate the love you share between you and yoru partner. Get in touch with us if you're interested in having a couples session!
Can men have a boudoir session?
Absolutely! Our studio loves uplifting and celebrating EVERYBODY, including gentlemen! We have our own special posing sequence for those who prefer a more masculine boudoir experience.


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"Was Stunned At How Beautiful I  Was"

"I walked into my photo shoot feeling nervous and thinking that she is going to have her work cut out for her to get good photographs; let alone beautiful ones! Then, just like that, I was comfortable! I felt great. The photo shoot was full of laughter and fun. I took my first look at the preview pictures and was stunned at how BEAUTIFUL I was without editing; yes, even without editing. Beautiful!"

- Miss C