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Things I'm loving right now:

*my Sugar & Spice scented Yankee candle

*rose gold jewelry

*enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday week without stressing about Christmas

*ladies who come to the Bedhead Boudoir studio feeling nervous but leave with a confident bounce in their step

*Pomme Baya flavored LaCroix (have you tried this?? LOVE!)

What are you loving RIGHT NOW?

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Boudoir Photography team :)

PS Check out this boudoir video!

"My fiance was SPEECHLESS!"

"My fiancé was speechless when he saw my album!"
Of course he was, check out her images!

xoxo Angela and the Bedhead Boudoir Photography Team

You've found the Chicago boudoir experts!

Looking for a boudoir photographer?

You've found the Chicago boudoir experts!

We offer EASY pricing and an ALL-INCLUSIVE experience!

Check out a few images from a recent session - doesn't Miss N look amazing!  You totally rocked it, girl!

xoxo the Bedhead Team

Want more bridal boudoir inspiration?  Click HERE!

Boudoir shoot - sneak peek video!

Can I bring multiple outfits to my shoot? YES!

Will a get a good variety of images in my boudoir gallery? YES!

Will you help me pose? YES!

Will you retouch my boudoir images? YES!

Check it out for yourself in this boudoir shoot sneak peek!

Do you love her images as much as we do?  She looks STUNNING!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team

2017 Review of Bedhead Boudoir Photography, Chicago

Before you book a boudoir shoot, it's good to check out reviews!  Boudoir photography is a personal, intimate experience and you want to make sure you are in expert hands!

Check out this Google review from Nov 15, 2017 for Bedhead Boudoir:

"I had an excellent time at my session!  Like many people on here, I was a little nervous but everyone was so friendly and welcoming that I got over that pretty quickly. The champagne helped too! ;-) Once we got into the shoot I never felt self conscious at all. Paula did my makeup perfectly! It's the first time I've worn full makeup since my wedding over 4 years ago, and it turned out lovely. I usually don't feel sexy but I did during this photo shoot. My husband loved the book and the app. I highly recommend this and I would definitely go back!"

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Read more testimonials like this one HERE

Featured in Modern Luxury!

We are proud to be featured in the November 2017 issue of Modern Luxury North Shore!

Check out Modern Luxury's website HERE

And check out the online edition of the November 2017 publication HERE

We're so happy to be featured by the magazine that showcases the best of Chicago's North Shore luxury lifestyle!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team

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Ask a boudoir expert!

Ask a boudoir expert!  

What are your burning questions??  Ask me ANYTHING! What have you always wanted to know about boudoir, but didn't know who to ask? Do you have questions about what it's like to do a boudoir shoot? Or maybe what it's like to be a boudoir photographer?

Submit your questions in the comment section.  Feel free to post anonymously! ;)

xoxo Angela

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Beautiful bride at the Bedhead Boudoir Studio!

We are always honored when brides choose the Bedhead Boudoir Photography studio for a fun experience before their wedding day.  And as a side bonus they get to give an amazing gift to their groom!

Thanks for coming into the studio - we loved having you!

xoxo The Bedhead Team

Click below to watch the bridal boudoir slideshow:

https://youtu.be/vD5EMjMU3KE

Red soled shoes for your boudoir shoot!

Hello gorgeous!

You know what makes a boudoir shoot really pop?  A great pair of shoes.  The higher the heel, the better!

At the Bedhead Boudoir studio, we've got a collection of great shoes for you to wear during your shoot, including these sexy black stilettos with RED SOLES.

Check it out:

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YES, we have your size! (Size 6-10)

YES, you can wear them during your shoot!

And YES, you will look fabulous!

There something about the red bottom shoes that just gives that fun pop of color, that added bit of sexiness to your shoot!  

The red soled shoes look great with almost any color of outfit, but especially with black, red and nude lingerie.  

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Come into the Bedhead studio and we'll help transform you into the BOMBSHELL babe that you are!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead team

Pamper yourself - you deserve it!

A day at the Bedhead studio is like a day at the spa! Get your hair & make-up professional done, PLUS lashes!  You'll look glam and ready for for a confidence building shoot!  Give us a call/text at 312.883.0030 to book your boudoir shoot!

Check out this photo shoot from last week - she rocked her shoot at the Bedhead studio, didn't she?  LOVE her images!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Boudoir Photography team

How far out should i book my boudoir shoot?

How far out should I book my boudoir shoot?  We recommend booking your shoot 8-12 weeks before you need your photos/ album ready.  However, if you're in a rush we can probably squeeze you in, especially if you have weekday availability!

For example, Annabelle wanted to get some boudoir photos done for her anniversary and called just a few days before she needed her photos.  We were able to get her in and we had a great time with her at the studio!  Thanks for coming in, Annabelle! xoxo

Read her review below:

"Angela and her team are amazing. I decided to do this as an anniversary gift last minute and Angela squeezed me in within the same week I reached out. The day of my shoot I had a loved one in the hospital and was in tears within seconds of arriving, and Angela was very sweet and understanding. With their help I was able to really enjoy myself and the pictures came out wonderful. The set up is very professional. Pictures do not look cheesy or tacky. My husband loves his gift. The album was packaged so nicely. Angela is very responsive to emails and text. I also received my package in less time that was originally quoted. Thank you ladies for an amazing experience!"

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Don't take our word for it!

Is a boudoir shoot fun?  YES.

Is a boudoir shoot empowering? YES.

Is a boudoir shoot absolutely worth the price? YES.

But guess what? You don't have to take our word for it?

Read what one of our recent clients had to say:

"I had the best time with Angela during my photo shoot. She is an exceptional photographer with the uncanny ability to make her clients feel comfortable and confident. My nerves were immediately put at ease once we met and she really took the time to talk with me and help me feel more comfortable. The pictures are stunning! My friends have all complimented them and are excited about the opportunity to try it out themselves. I would encourage anyone who has even the slightest interest to take the plunge with Bedhead! Angela exceeded my expectations and I am forever grateful for the confidence I gained as a result."

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When's it going to be your turn?  Give us a call at 312.883.0030 to get started!

xoxo The Bedhead Boudoir Team

"My nerves went to a ZERO!" at Bedhead Boudoir Photography

You've never done a boudoir shoot, so you're probably wondering a little bit about how it goes?  

Read what Miss J had to say about her boudoir experience:

"Why wait...bite the bullet and book with Bedhead Boudoir. I started doing my search in January with boudoir photography and Angela got back to me quickly; without any pressure to book the same day. Angela made me feel comfortable from day one. After booking I got a guide from both Angela and Paula, which helped out a ton.

I am not going to say I wasn't nervous, because I was nervous. The day of the photo shoot I was super nervous about getting into lingerie in front of a complete stranger. I was pulling in to Bedhead and my nerves went from a 7 to over 10, I couldn't believe I was doing this. I went to the front door and I was greeted by Angela's Team. The girls were super nice, which made my nerves go down to a 5.

We went down stairs where my girl next door look was transformed into a bombshell look. I couldn't believe that was me. After hair and makeup we went upstairs to go over my outfit choices. Then it was time for the big shoot. I got into my first outfit and Angela's team made me feel super comfortable and confident, my nerves went to a ZERO!! I had so much fun at the shoot, I came home and felt super confident.

I got an email from Angela and her team super quick that my photos were ready. OH BOY...they looked fabulous!! It was hard choosing images!! Needless to say I am HIGHLY recommending Bedhead Boudoir to all my family, friends, co workers, and anyone else. Angela and her team are amazing. Don't hesitate, bite the bullet and book with them."

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You got this, girl!  Give us a call! 312-883-0030

HOPE IN THE FACE OF BREAST CANCER

A day at the boudoir studio is always fun and empowering. Every woman leaves our studio with a little bit more sparkle than when they came in!  But for some women, it's more than just a boudoir shoot.  For Nina, it was about celebrating life, her mom and her bright future.

We are proud to have hosted Nina in our studio and to share her story.  

Thank you for coming into the studio, Nina!  You are such an example of courage and hope during a very dark time. We hope that you enjoyed your luxurious day at the studio - your images look amazing!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team

Read about Nina's incredibly journey here and here.

From the article on rrstar.com:

When Nina Jacobson went in for her annual ob/gyn exam one month after her mother’s funeral, the unthinkable happened.

A lump was discovered in her breast, and when sent for further testing was diagnosed as breast cancer.

“It’s was almost like it wasn’t real life. It was like a Lifetime movie or something,” Jacobson said.

Jacobson’s mother, Penny Jacobson, had battled breast cancer more than a decade earlier, when Nina was in high school. After aggressive treatment, doctors believed they’d gotten everything and Penny could go on to live a normal life.

But when severe back pain in 2012 drove Penny to various medical specialists, they discovered the cancer had returned. This time it spread to her bones, and it would eventually go to Penny’s liver and lungs. She died at age 70.

“Our whole family is extremely close, mom was my person,” Nina said. “I never thought she wouldn’t be here right now.”

Penny went through extensive treatment and had a strong support network of close-knit family and friends. Nina was by her side through it all offering strength and unknowingly learning how to battle the disease.

“I walked into (my own) treatment the most-educated 29-year-old they’ve probably ever encountered,” Nina said. “It’s the only way that I know to do it. (My mom) did so amazingly. People had no idea she’d been sick for the past three years. She just had so much grace and so much poise.”

Nina and her older sister, Mindy Schideman, promised their mother they would get genetic testing to check for breast cancer risk. Penny’s sister and other Jacobson relatives also have died from breast cancer. It seemed in their family it’s not a question of “if” you’ll get breast cancer, but “when.”

The average woman in the U.S. has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. Everyone has the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, but women who have abnormal BRCA genes can have up to an 80 percent risk of a breast cancer diagnosis. Breast cancers associated with abnormal BRCA genes tend to develop in younger women and more often in both breasts.

The ATM gene helps repair damaged DNA, but someone who inherits an abnormal ATM gene has a higher risk of breast cancer (and pancreatic cancer).

Nina’s diagnosis came before that testing could even happen, but both of them still got it. Mindy carries abnormal BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Nina has the abnormal BRCA and an abnormal ATM gene.

Mindy, who has two young children, underwent a preventative double mastectomy.

Nina and her now-fiance Nathan decided to do egg harvesting to help if they encounter fertility issues down the line, but then she quickly went through aggressive treatment. Nina had a double mastectomy and went through 16 rounds of chemotherapy.

“There was never a moment that Nina felt bad for herself,” said longtime friend Heather Stoner. She recalls Nina took her mother’s diagnosis harder than her own.

“Penny was just her whole world,” Stoner said. ”(During her own treatment) she just really missed Penny. Missing your mom makes it all so much harder. That was the only time I heard Nina complain through the whole thing.”

Stoner, a women’s health nurse practitioner, has been friends with Nina since middle school. “She’s somebody who will always try to make you see the good side of things,” Stoner said. And if there’s any positive that can come from this, Stoner said it’s made her push her patients harder than ever to be vigilant about annual exams.

“And every month do the exam yourself,” she added. “The big picture is that if you do it every month you’re going to know what’s normal for you, and then you know if something is not right.”

Mindy said she was struck by her sister’s strength during the treatment, just as she was by their mom’s.

“I know it’s important for them to try to get the message out to others to get testing done, if you have the ability, so you can have as much time with your family as possible,” Mindy said.

Nicole Washington of Roscoe is a longtime friend of both Nina and Mindy.

“Nina is seriously one of the strongest people I know,” she said. In high school, Nina was a cheerleader and was a base on the squad, Washington recalled. “She was one of the ones picking up others around her. She’s always there is you need someone and would do anything for her friends.”

When friends and family organized fundraising events to support Nina’s cancer fight, it surprised no one that the turnout was huge. People wanted to return the kindness Nina, Penny and the whole family has shown to others over the years.

Nina is rounding out a year during which, at times, she felt more like a science experiment than a woman. But she still believes there’s got to be a reason why this all played out the way it did.

“I’ve been told to live life as I did before, though obviously I will be monitored super close for the rest of my life,” Nina said.

So Nina is looking forward now. She’s waiting for her hair to grow back and planning her wedding for October 2017, though that’s another event where she will miss her mother beyond words.

“This whole journey has been humbling for me,” she said. “I’ve learned that in a really confused world, there’s so much good.”

Make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation here.

Learn more about breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment here.

Which image should she choose for her SECRET CANVAS?

When your entire boudoir gallery is stunning, it is hard to pick JUST ONE image!

Help a girl out!

Which image should she choose for a SECRET CANVAS?

The Secret Canvas is meant to be hung on the wall in his closet, behind his shirts.  So it's hidden, but not inaccessible :)

Let us know which image you love in the comments!
xoxo The Bedhead Team

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Plus-size boudoir in Chicago ~ Bedhead Boudoir Photography

All right, ladies! 

We hear it all the time - "I need to lose some weight before I do a boudoir shoot."

We're here to say NO!

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL  - NOW

YOU ARE WORTHY - NOW

YOU DESERVE THIS - NOW

Many, many of our clients here in our Chicago area studio are plus-size and they look fabulous!!

You don't need to wait.  You don't need to lose weight.  You are AMAZING NOW!

We've got our 4-star approach to making every woman looking amazing, no matter her dress size:

1) Professional hair-make-up and lashes: getting your hair, make-up and lashes done by our professional artists will make you look amazing (we promise!) and give you the confidence you need going into your boudoir shoot

2) Posing: We are experts at posing all shapes and sizes.  We will highlight your best assets and make you look stunning!

3) Lighting: We have many years of experience with the use of lighting to catch the best angles and looks.

4) Photoshop: Included with all Bedhead Boudoir Photography sessions is professional editing of all of your pictures in color and black and white!

We look forward to seeing you in the studio!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team

Bedhead Boudoir Photography ~ Chicago and Suburbs

We are a luxury boudoir studio located in Winnetka on Chicago's North Shore.  We have clients travel from all over for the Bedhead Boudoir Photography experience.  We have clients come from Evanston IL, Shaumburg IL, Deerfield IL, Tinley Park, IL, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Indiana - we have even had women fly in from Europe and China for their unforgettable boudoir experience! We can't wait to meet you and have you in the boudoir studio!  Are you celebrating an anniversary, your 40th birthday or getting married?  What about your 50th birthday or your 1st anniversary? Give us a call!

Here are some images from a recent client boudoir session.  She totally rocked her shoot!  

I love what she wrote to us when she saw her images:

"Omg!!!!! You are Amazing!!!!! Thank u sooooo much!"

That about sums it up, doesn't it?! Check out her stunning images:

Journelle event in Chicago!

On Friday night we had a great time hanging out with our friends at JOURNELLE Chicago!  The lingerie shop on 1725 Damen Avenue is a little jewel box of a store with beautiful displays and so much fun lingerie!  I personally was drooling over this set:

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It was raining and storming on Friday, but we still had a great time breaking out the bubbly and meeting lots of ladies who were shopping for that perfect set of lingerie!

Thank you for hosting us, Journelle!  We had a fabulous evening & look forward to seeing you again soon!
xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team