Des Mones & Cedar Rapids, Iowa Boudoir Photography
Helping Everybody Build Confidence & Cultivate Self Love
Client Love Notes
Iowa Boudoir Photography
Testimonials from Jewel B Photo clients.
"I've never ever seen myself like this before."
- Miss T
"Everybody needs to do this."
- Miss J
"You made me feel so positive that I'm beautiful."
- Miss K
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.
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
More Love Notes
"You Will Not Be Dissapointed!"
"I had the best experience with Jewel Boudoir. I went in and was very nervous and insecure about myself."
"She made my whole experience safe, comfortable and pulled me out of my comfort zone, was so scary at first then she made me feel amazing about myself. I highly highly recommend her."
"You will not be disappointed. I can definitely tell you my husband was not."
"I Couldn't Believe My Eyes."
"I am so very glad I did this photoshoot!! My expectations were blown out of the water! The whole experience was unbelievable. Then when I saw the pictures I couldn’t believe my eyes. "
"My husband was blown away with the reveal! I loved when we’d get to a picture he liked and he was quick to respond. 16 years of marriage and this was a big reminder of “I still got it!” What a fabulous day!"
"I Want To Do This Again!"
"The idea of a boudoir photo shoot can be intimidating. Julie and her staff definitely alleviate that! I was pampered and felt very comfortable. Julie is wonderful and supportive. I was absolutely awed by my photos! My husband loves them. I want to do this again!"
"I typically overthink things, research and take a careful approach to decisions. This was one of my best. So glad I did it! I very RARELY post reviews. I highly recommend. Book now!"
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.
Consultation Phone Call
Your boudoir journey begins with a 15-minute phone call. Seriously, that's all it takes!
We want to know all about what you want to get out of your session so that we can best serve you.
During your complimentary consultation phone call, we'll get to know each other better and start planning your boudoir experience. We'll book your session date at this time too. (How exciting!)
The Boudoir Session
Once the day of your session arrives, you'll meet us here at our private studio location.
Our professional beautician will take great care of you while styling your hair & makeup. Once you're satisfied with your look, we'll select outfits and dive into your session.
The shoot itself will take 75+ minutes while Julie walks you through all of the poses. We'll tak care of everything for you, so all you'll have to focus on is having fun!
After we've finished taking your photos, we'll all take a brief (1 hr) lunch break. We'll send you over to Houston's - our favorite local bar/restaurant - for an appetizer or drink. Lunch is on us!
After lunch, you'll come back to the studio for your photo reveal & ordering session. We have a wide range of luxury albums, wall art, and prints to choose from.
After you've chosen your products, you can expect them arrive around 6 weeks post-purchase.
"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
"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.”
"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. "
Fill out our contact form to learn more about having your very own luxury boudoir experience.
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Let's answer some of the most common questions about our Boudoir Photography Experience.
"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