Empowering women through boudoir photography since 2018.

BOUDOIR For Every Woman

San Antonio's Premier Boudoir 
Photography Studio

experience you. Celebrate you.

I believe boudoir is for every woman. Boudoir images are for YOU to celebrate who you are, embrace where you are in life, and enjoy the skin you’re in. No matter your life stage or relationship status, no matter your pre or post kids body, no matter how far you feel you have to go; boudoir is for you.


an experience that will change your life

you're worth it


Before & After

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I love to get to know everyone before their shoot! Pre-planning sessions are offered to you at no charge. It’s a fantastic way to meet in-person, show you samples, discuss ideas, chat pricing, let you ask questions and get everything rolling! We can also chat over the phone or ZOOM.

The session is all for YOU. You are in control. If you want to be risqué, great. If you want to leave a little to the imagination — also perfect. We will work together to find your comfort level and ensure that the photos are amazing and in the style that you envision! I only book one session per day, so you will have my full attention. After the 1.5-2 hour shoot, I will contact you in about a week to come for your ordering session and reveal.  I will have selected approximately 50-60 images to show you from your session. When you return to the studio, I will show you these images and you can select your favorites and at the same time we will build your beautiful album together.

A New Experience in Boudoir

YOur boudoir experience - The Session


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J.R. is such a great friend and amazing photographer! I was very exposed during most of this shoot. If you are looking for someone that only looks you in the eyes and is respectful regardless of how you’re dressed or posed, this is the guy you need. I promise you’re missing out on the best Valentine’s Day, Birthday, Anniversary, or self-love portraiture you could ever ask for. 


A delightful photographer to work with. Felt comfortable the entire time, was able to be silly and be myself. Will direct you to get the best possible shots if you aren’t sure what to do. Cant wait to do more work together! 


I had the most amazing and professional experience shooting with this man! I can’t recommend enough! My photos are also absolutely stunning!


I couldn’t be more pleased with J.R’s work. From beginning to end not only was I completely at ease and comfortable but I also had a great time. Like hanging out with an old friend. The images he captured are so crisp yet sharp at the same time. I would leave 10 stars if I could!


J.R was amazing since the beginning. I felt super comfortable working with him, the results on the pics were awesome and he sent them super fast! I definitely recommend him, you won`t regret. Also, the studio were he shoot is super professional and he has a bunch of stuffs to complement the photo shooting! Thanks a lot J.R


JR has a knack for making you feel comfortable and allowing you to genuinely enjoy a shoot. He has an eye for composition and fantastic timing. Not only did JR help me feel beautiful, he listened to me, sought innovative ways to use the setting, shared his creativity, and created a fun memory. Highly recommended.

- NIA S.

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Please take a moment to join our exclusive women-only Facebook VIP Group, “SC Icons”. This group is an exclusive private group dedicated to celebrating the Iconic beauty and grace of women everywhere. Within this group, you are free to share your highs and lows and ask for advice about life as well as intimate photography. Past, present, and future clients are here to share their boudoir experiences, as well as their portraits. Exclusive specials, events, and more will be shared within this group, as well as behind the scenes info, shots and videos, plus some fun extras.

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I can be best described as a world traveling explorer with the occasional strange idea and a passion for music and creativity. I currently split my time between San Antonio, Texas and Europe. I have previously lived in Europe, the Middle East and Central America. I am a former Scientist, Restaurant Manager, US Army Officer and a Geo-Political/Terrorism Analyst for the US Dept of Defense.  I have two sons. I am also blessed with having 4 lovely sisters and 11 nieces and nephews plus their kids!! Most people would say I have a full life, yet I can frequently be found sitting in a café plotting my next adventure.

I started doing photography a few years ago because I wanted to take better photos when I travel. I soon discovered that in addition to getting better travel photos, what I enjoyed the most was capturing those little special moments in people. Boudoir photography was a natural progression for me as I am a social creature and love creating amazing things with others. I have always got along well with the fairer sex (4 sisters will do that to you) and I absolutely LOVE seeing the look on a woman’s face when they see through the art of photography how beautiful, fierce and amazing they truly are!

I am constantly growing as a photographer, and I look forward to creating some magic with you!!

Shooting Locations: Macedonia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, USA, Belize, Belarus, France
Photoshoot Types: Boudoir, Portrait, Erotic Art, Fashion, Fetish

Creative director/photographer

J.R. Gentle

Yes, you are welcome to bring a friend! Your BFF or sister can help you feel more comfortable and can also be a great help while you are getting ready. We ask that you inform us of the guest before the shoot, and please limit guests to one person as we have limited shooting space. They may wait in the waiting area during your session.


We never share any images that we do not have permission to use. PERIOD. Boudoir photography is an immensely empowering experience. Some of my clients feel so empowered by the experience that they can’t wait to show off their beauty. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable sharing as much as you wish. We have many different types of releases. You can just share non-identifying images, or share just to our VIP Facebook Group private gallery. You can choose how identifiable you are in any shared images. Or we don’t have to share them at all! Of course, we love sharing and showing our work, so if you are down for us to use your photos, we will never say no. A signed release is required for whatever level you choose.



You should wear something that makes you feel SEXY and COMFORTABLE! Feel free to bring your favorite pieces of lingerie or use the shoot as an opportunity to treat yourself to a few new items.

Keep in mind, though, that you absolutely DO NOT have to invest in a lot of new lingerie to have an amazing shoot. Chances are, your closet is full of crazy sexy cool stuff that will look great in photos. Not sure, bring a suitcase full and we will sort it out! When in doubt, a simple, flattering, black bra and panties rocks it every time! And let’s not forget the magic that can be created with a plain white sheet!


Hair and makeup is included in our boudoir shoots. I believe that it’s really important you feel pampered, and having your hair and makeup done is a great way to do that! Our amazing team will help you complete your look, whether it’s “I just woke up like this” or full on badass! You can bring any ideas you want for your makeup and we can try to incorporate it into your own signature style!


Yes, we offer a few payment plan options for our products and images! Please view the Experience/Investment page to find all the info on our payment plans.


When you view your initial collection of photos on the day of the session, they will have been slightly adjusted for color balance and exposure. Once you have decided on which photos you will purchase, these photos will be professionally retouched appropriately to emphasize your beauty and femininity but not change who you are. We believe in your natural beauty, so we do not edit you into a different person. During your session, I will be showing you the back of the camera so you can see in real time how amazing you are!

In addition to editing for color and exposure, here are the basics of our editing process:

1. Non-permanent skin issues. We minimize the look of bruises, acne, scratches, etc.

2. Wardrobe malfunctions. If a tag is showing on the back of your lingerie, this can usually be fixed in post processing. During your shoot we’ll pay super close attention to details and typically catch these issues.

3. Skin smoothing. Each purchased photo receives light skin smoothing to reduce redness and/or even out skin tones. Note: Tan lines can be difficult to fix without making the skin look doctored and are typically left unedited. For this reason, we highly suggest NO SPRAY TANS!


Oh yes! If you have a group of women (say a bachelorette party) we have mini-session packages available for groups of 4 or more. We typically book your session in a spacious hotel suite, or even a beautiful AirBnB depending on how many are in your party. Everybody will have beautiful images for themselves, and plenty of fun group shots as well. And you get to keep the room for the night!


We totally understand that things can come up that we didn’t originally plan for, and that’s totally okay! You are allowed one reschedule, as long as we are giver 72 hour notice, or if there is a verifiable emergency. Please give us as much notice as possible to re-book your session. If you need to cancel without a re-book, there will be no refund of the session fee/retainer as per the contract signed at the time of booking. Rescheduling more than once will incur a $125 fee per request.


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email me at:  jr@jrgentlestudios.com

call j.r. at (434)-466-2317

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