Boudoir album cover - help a bride out!

Hello!  It's Friday and it's gorgeous outside!  I am loving the blossoms on the trees and the blue skies today!  I absolutely love Chicago in the springtime!

We've had so many gorgeous brides at the Bedhead studio recently!  It is definitely wedding season and we are loving it! 

Most brides choose to print an album from their photo shoot at Bedhead Boudoir (check out our packages options HERE).  A leather-bound album makes for such a sexy wedding day groom gift!

With our boudoir albums, you have the option of selecting a cover photo with a leather binding on the side.  Which photo should she choose for her album cover?  They are all so gorgeous that it is impossible for me to pick!  Vote below!

Hope you're out enjoying the sunshine today! xo

**MAY 10th UPDATE - Thank you everyone for voting!  The bride picked #3!**

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WHICH ALBUM COVER IS BEST?

$100 in FREE photo prints!

Book a shoot with Bedhead Boudoir and get $100 in FREE photo prints from your shoot!  No strings attached.  Reserve your date before May 1st.

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Thank you, Kim!

We absolutely loved hearing from happy clients.  Thank you so much for your kind words, Kim!

Read what Kim had to say about her photo shoot at Bedhead Boudoir:

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Stay tuned for some gorgeous photos from Kim's shoot!  You totally rocked it, Kim!  Thanks for coming into the studio.  Your fiance is going to have a heart attack when he sees your album on your wedding day!

xoxo the Bedhead Boudoir team

"I never expected to relax enough to take such great photos"

Renee, THank you so much for coming into the studio and for your kind words!  We absolutely loved meeting you and your gallery is stunning!!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team

"If you’re looking to take boudoir photos, look no further. You absolutely can’t go wrong with Bedhead. In fact, my friends who live out of town who have seen my photos are contemplating flying to Chicago for their own photo shoots!"

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FIRST ANNIVERSARY GIFT: PAPER

Did you know that every anniversary year has a name and a specific gift? So on each anniversary, the couple is supposed to exchange gifts based on a certain material.

Let's turn to trusty Wikipedia for an explanation:

The names of each anniversary provide guidance for appropriate or traditional gifts for the spouses to give each other. These gifts vary in different countries, but some years have well-established connections now common to most nations: 5th - Wood, 10th - Tin, 15th - Crystal, 20th - China, 25th - Silver, 30th - Pearl, 40th - Ruby, 50th - Gold, 60th - Diamond. The tradition may have originated in medieval Germany where, if a married couple lived to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their wedding, the wife was presented by her friends and neighbors with a silver wreath to congratulate them for the good fortune that had prolonged the lives of the couple. Over time the number of symbols expanded and the German tradition came to assign gifts that had direct connections with each stage of married life.

Guess what the traditional gift is for the first wedding anniversary: PAPER!

Now, I know what you’re thinking – paper?  What kind of anniversary gift would I give that involves paper?

Well … there’s stationary, a stack of index cards, printer paper … OR ...

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A boudoir album! Which is totally printed on PAPER! 

By far the best PAPER anniversary gift that we can think of!

What are you giving for an anniversary gift this year?  Let us know about it in the comments!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team

Thank you for trusting us to capture your beauty!

Thank you for trusting us to capture your beauty!  We love all of our clients and our especially grateful to those who allow us to share their photos with you on our blog. We love how this gallery turned out!!

Hope you have a glamorous day!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Boudoir Photography Chicago team

This is why we do what we do!

THIS!  This is why we do what we do here at Bedhead Boudoir Photography.  We LOVE helping women feel empowered.  We love to help women to see themselves as they really are: gorgeous, powerful, strong, confident, sexy, worthy of love.

Read what this gorgeous lady had to say when she saw her boudoir gallery:

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You are worth it.  You are beautiful.  And we can't wait to meet you.

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Boudoir Team

Do you have this question about boudoir?

Hi there!
I talk to women on the phone every day who are thinking about booking a boudoir shoot.  One of the most common questions I get is this: "I don't know how to pose or what to do with my face - will you help me?" And the answer is YES!  We shoot boudoir full-time here at the Bedhead studio and we have helped hundreds of women feel sexy and empowered.  We will show you how to pose!  And what to do with your face!  As the photographer, I will be will you every step of the way, showing you how to adjust your hips or shoulders for just the right angle.  I will be fluffing your hair and demonstrating how to lie on the bed so that we get fabulous, stunning photos of YOU!  We use posing, lighting and a little photoshop to transform everyday women into bombshell divas every day!  We are here for you!

xoxo the Bedhead team

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Thank you for the 5-star review on Wedding Wire!

Thank you for the 5-star review, Amanda!  We absolutely loved having you in the studio for your bridal boudoir shoot!  Have a fantastic wedding day!

xoxo 

Amanda's 5-star review on Wedding Wire: "I had an excellent session with Bedhead Boudoir! They were very professional from beginning to end - I would highly recommend."

1/25/18

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Before & After boudoir make-up!

All of our clients at Bedhead Boudoir Photography get professional hair and make-up INCLUDED!  Check out her before and after make-up photo.  Ready to rock her boudoir shoot!  Looking so good!

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xoxo Bedhead Boudoir Photography

Hair & Make-up Reveal!

I love, love, LOVE watching ladies see their hair and make-up look for the first time!  Doesn't she look amazing!!

xoxo the Bedhead Boudoir team

Bedhead Boudoir's Guide: Where to Shop for Lingerie!

Great lingerie is essential to feeling sexy and having a great shoot at the Bedhead Studio!  

Here's what we recommend:

Best in-store shopping in the Chicago area:

Journelle  /  La Perla   /  Nordstrom  /  Victoria's Secret

Especially for brides:

Claire Pettibone  /  BHLDN Bridal

On a budget:

Adore Me   /  Yandy   /  H&M  /  Frederick’s of Hollywood / Torrid / La Senza

Some other fun options:

ASOS  /  L’Agent (by Agent Provacatuer / Anya Lust  / Oh la la Cheri  / Anthropologie / For Love & Lemons / Free People

Awesome lingerie sites that include plus-sizes:

Harlow & Fox  / Hips & Curves / Burgundy Fox

 

When choosing lingerie for your shoot, keep the following in mind:

  • Structured lingerie items with a bit of lift, boning and/or wiring will give you a better shape in your photos than a loose slip.
  • Jewel tones such as purple, navy, red, turquoise or crimson look good on almost everyone!
  • You don’t have to bare everything. For example, a lace-up corset or a slip with a built-in bra gives your bust-line a great lift while covering your middle at the same time. Thigh-high stockings are also great for smoothing out the look of your legs.
  • Bring items that fit and that YOU love! If you feel uncomfortable, it will show in your photos.  Bring things that make you feel confident and sexy!

Some of our lingerie recommendations include:

  1. A black push-up bra with a matching panty
  2. Jewel-toned bra & panty sets with a bit of lace or texture
  3. A corset with a thong, garter belt and thigh-high stockings
  4. Lace body suits
  5. A stretchy thong if you want a picture like this one!
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Call/text us at 312.883.0030 with any questions about buying lingerie for your photo shoot!

Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award 2018

We are so honored to have won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award for 2018!  A huge thank you to Wedding Wire and to all of our brides who came into the Bedhead Boudoir studio in 2018! 

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Read more about WeddingWire's Couples' Choice awards here!

The WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® recognize the top five percent of local wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are determined by reviews from over a million WeddingWire newlyweds.