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

TONIGHT!! Free bubbly & giveaways at Journelle Chicago!

How does free bubbly sound?  Plus giveaways?! JOIN US at Journelle Chicago (1725 N Damen Ave. Chicago) TONIGHT (Friday, July 21st) from 5-8pm.  

RSVP here: http://stores.journelle.com/en/chicago/events/c577c9

SEE YOU THERE!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team

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Featured in Voyage Chicago magazine! ~ Bedhead Boudoir Photography, Chicago

Excited to announced that Bedhead Boudoir Photography has been featured in Voyage Chicago Magazine!

Read the interview here:

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
5+ years ago I was working as a software engineer. Leaving my house around 5:30 and getting home about 12 hours later. I had started a few years before this to dabble in children, family & baby photography. I really enjoyed the photography part not the crying babies and unruly children. I had an old friend who did a boudoir shoot with a Groupon. When I saw her book it looked ok but even she said you can totally do this and WAAAAAY better! So I had a best friend in town and she had an amazing suite at the Fairmont. I brought a few props, some lighting and of course bubbly! We practiced and it felt so natural. I loved showing my friends their images, they were shocked at how beautiful they really are, inside & out. Then Bedhead was born! I converted a lot of space in a 1926 classic vintage home to studio space including, hair & makeup suite, dressing room and bedrooms. Truly love making women of all ages, shapes and sizes feel empowered and confident.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
My challenge has been time management and editing. I take privacy very seriously so I don’t outsource editing. I’m happy to say I have an assistant that helps with everything, every step of the way.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Bedhead Boudoir Photography story. Tell us more about the business.
We ARE the boudoir experts! We get to know our clients personally before their photoshoot. We like to give our clients personal attention. After booking with us we send out our Essential Boudoir Guide and Hair & Makeup Prep Guide. We have had fantastic feedback about how helpful the guides are when packing and prepping weeks ahead of time. We also have a no hidden fees approach. We send out our pricing so our clients know what they would be getting specifically and the price. When our clients arrive we will go through all their outfits, show them our prop closet which they have full access to during their shoot. Our prop closet includes: jewelry, high heels, jackets, robes, sweaters, t-shirts, glasses, books, coffee mugs and sports jerseys. We get started with a glass of champagne and take a look at all the other products we offer, our newest is a video of you! After our client is finished in the hair & makeup suite we can get started looking at any inspiration images they brought. Each client has a different vision of what they are looking for in their boudoir session, we like to ensure it’s accomplished. The emails we receive from a new mom or a woman who just celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary, is really heartwarming.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Luck? Hummm… I know you have heard it before but luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. I have been open to meeting many people along the journey. When someone has an idea or advice I’m open to it. If there is a better way to do something I’d love to hear about it. A couple years ago, Paula, owner of City Lights Makeup Artistry, was able to set up WGN TV to come out one morning from 6-10am for their Around Town segment. Its one morning I will never forget. It was lucky that she was able to make that happen!

Read the whole article here:

http://voyagechicago.com/interview/meet-angela-keefe-bedhead-boudoir-photography-winnetka-north-shore/

Chicago's Boudoir Experts!

Hi there!  

Are you nervous and not quite sure what to expect from a boudoir shoot?  Guess what?  You are not alone!  Every woman is nervous to do this kind of thing!

At Bedhead Boudoir, you're with the BOUDOIR EXPERTS.  

We'll be with you every step of the way.

Before your shoot, we'll send over our exclusive boudoir guide with all of the TIPS and TRICKS you'll need: how to prep and what to bring.

During your shoot, we'll pose you and tell you what to do with your face: we'll highlight all of your best assets!

Professional photo retouching is included with ALL sessions.  Professional hair and make-up is included with ALL sessions.

We've been shooting boudoir EXCLUSIVELY for 6+ years and helped hundreds of women feel gorgeous and empowered.

You in?  Let's do this, girl!

We're here to chat or text anytime - contact us at 312-907-6214.

Can't wait to hear from you!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team

Book with Chicago's boudoir EXPERTS! Bedhead Boudoir Photography

Bridal boudoir photography ~ Chicago, IL ~ Bedhead Boudoir Photography

With a summer wedding coming up, Miss A wanted to give her groom something spectacular for their wedding.  A watch? Cufflinks?  That kind of groom gift just isn't his style!  Plus, if he really wanted a nice watch, he would just buy it for himself, right?  She wanted something fun and more personal to give her man on their wedding day.  Something only she could give.

After doing some googling for wedding day gift ideas, she decided to book a bridal boudoir shoot at Bedhead Boudoir Photography.  She came into the studio and had a fabulous day being pampered with a complimentary glass of champagne, professional hair, make-up and lashes and a fun photo shoot!  

While A was here at the Bedhead Boudoir studio, she picked out an heirloom leather-bound album for her images. She also chose a super fun, super personal engraving for the cover that is sure to bring a cheeky smile to her husband's face when he sees it!  

Congrats on your upcoming wedding, A!  You look absolutely stunning in your images. We are so happy for you and know that you and your husband will treasure your boudoir album for years to come!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead team

PS check out some of A's images below - doesn't she look amazing?

Hello Chicago!

Hello Chicago!
It's a GORGEOUS day outside and we're feeling GOOD!  How about you?

Book a shoot TODAY (6/8/17) and get a FREE add-on.  You choose what you get!

Can't wait to hear from you!  Call/text 312-907-6214 or info@bedheadphotography.com

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team

Where to buy lingerie besides Victoria's Secret?

We get asked all the time ... where should I buy lingerie besides at Victoria's Secret?

Don't get us wrong - we love Victoria's Secret - they've definitely got some great stuff!  But sometimes you want a different style, a different look and just some more personal attention, am I right?

We've got just the place for you!

It's called JOURNELLE and it's a fabulous little jewel box of a store.

The Bedhead Team took a field trip down to Journelle the other day to check it out!

Here are some quick facts:

Website: http://www.journelle.com/

Address: 1725 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Hours:

M-Sa 11AM–7PM

Sunday12–6PM

Journelle carries luxury bras, panties, lingerie, bodysuits, pajamas and accessories.

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Journelle carries tons of fun and flirty items, plus basics in black and nude:

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The sales clerks are very knowledgeable about their products and are expert bra fitters.

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We LOVED the way this body spray smelled - YUM!

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This black lace set is one of their best sellers and looks AMAZING for photos.  We've had several clients come in with this set and their photos are fabulous. 

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Such fun packaging - makes Journelle such a great place to buy a bridal shower gift!

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If you are looking for personal service, quality and great selection, stop by Journelle!  Have you already been?  Let us know what you think!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team

Bedhead Boudoir Photography - Chicago

We have had some stunning clients into the studio recently! Check out some of their images below!

Are you looking to give the best birthday or anniversary gift?  Give him the gift he really wants - YOU!  Every session at the Bedhead studio includes professional hair, make-up and lashes so you're look stunning and confident in front of the camera.  

During your session, we're with you every step of the way, showing you how to pose and what to do with your face.  We have many years of experience with hundreds of women, so we know exactly how to highlight your best assets!  

Digital and print products are available with every session - heirloom albums, photo books, canvases, videos, and even a password protected digital app - everything is ready to gift!

When you're looking for boudoir - book with the BOUDOIR EXPERTS at Bedhead Boudoir Photography!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team

Bridal Boudoir Photography - Chicago - Bedhead Boudoir Photography

Surprise your groom with the best wedding day gift EVER - a boudoir album!  Check out some photos from a recent bride who came into the Bedhead Studio.  Did you know that professional hair and make-up is included with EVERY Bedhead Boudoir Photography session? That way, you can look and feel your best in front of the camera!  Can't wait to have YOU in!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team

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It's wedding season!

It's wedding season!  Boudoir albums make the best gifts for grooms!  Are you getting married in Chicago or know someone who is?  Tell us all about it in the comments!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead team

How naughty do you want to be? ~ Bedhead Boudoir Photography, Chicago

How naughty do YOU want to be at your boudoir shoot?

At the Bedhead Boudoir Photo Studio, we offer something for everyone - it's up to you how naughty you want to be!  Are you looking for something sweet and innocent or something spicier?

Here's our guide to planning the boudoir shoot experience that is right for you!

To get started, first answer these two questions:

1) What is your modesty comfort level?  Do you want to bare everything or hardly anything?  

There are lots of wardrobe options for boudoir, from lace dresses to full nudity. What's right for you?  There is no right or wrong answer to this question!

2) How are you going to display your boudoir images?

Before you come into the studio, it's great to think about the kinds of boudoir products you want to create from your images.  Are you creating a super sexy boudoir album that's "for his eyes only?" Or would you rather have some less scandalous images to hang on your bedroom wall?  What about a sexy calendar to hang discreetly in your closet?  Knowing how you are going to use the images will help you plan what kinds of outfits and posing will work best.

Pack the outfits that you feel comfortable wearing and we'll adapt the studio furniture, props and lighting to match your mood.  We have many years of experience creating images of all types and we're here to help you create the images that are right for YOU!

 

3 types of boudoir images

 

#1 Sweet & innocent:

Sweet and innocent images work well for public or semi-private display.  These type of images have a happy vibe and include natural posing with lots of smiles and soft lighting.

Wardrobe suggestions: Here's a little boudoir studio secret - you can come do a boudoir shoot at the Bedhead Studio without even bringing any lingerie!  A lacy dress and a pair of heels is all you need!   Other wardrobe ideas for sweet and innocent images include:

  • a silk robe
  • a low cut shirt
  • an off-the-shoulder sweater
  • boy shorts
  • sports team jerseys
  • a long strand of pearls
  • cut-off shorts & a white t-shirt
  • his favorite button-down shirt
  • a semi-sheer swimsuit cover-up
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#2 Victoria Secret sexy:

Victoria Secret images are perfect for bridal and anniversary albums and calendars. The images are sexy, sensual and alluring.

Wardrobe suggestions:  Bring lingerie that makes you feel beautiful, confident and sexy!  Wardrobe ideas for Victoria Secret sexy images include:

  • a bra and panty set
  • a corset with panties
  • cheeky panties
  • a lace shirt
  • a lace bodysuits worn with a bra underneath
  • dangling earrings
  • a teddy with built-in push-up bra
  • a sheer dress
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#3 Super spicy:

Super spicy images are "for his eyes only."  The images are a bit racy and seductive with dramatic lighting and suggestive posing. Some poses may be topless or implied full nude [*Note: at the Bedhead Studio, we do not shoot full nude, crotch shots or highly explicit images].

Wardrobe suggestions: Feel free to turn up the heat!  Bring wardrobe items that make you feel hot and sexy, including:

  • fishnet stockings
  • garter belts
  • a leather lace-up corset
  • a metal studded belt
  • chunky jewelry
  • thong underwear
  • mesh body stockings
  • lace teddy with cut-outs
  • lace gloves
  • a leather jacket
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So, how naughty do YOU want to be for your boudoir shoot?  Let us know in the comments below!

 

Rockin' her boudoir session! ~ Bedhead Boudoir Photography ~ Chicago

We can't get enough of this boudoir session!  Miss K's husband is one of Chicago's finest - a member of the Chicago Police Department.  She wanted to give him a gift that honored his service.  He cried when he saw the images, and we can understand why!  We love how the police items personalized your session and the album you picked is absolutely the perfect gift for your hubby!  You totally rocked your session, K!  Thanks for coming into the studio and for trusting us to capture your beauty in this way!

xoxo Angela and the Bedhead Team

POLICE Boudoir session ~ Bedhead Boudoir Photography ~ Chicago & Suburbs

Check this out!  We totally loved this boudoir session.  Miss K showed up for her day at the Bedhead Boudoir Studio with some amazingly fun props to give a gift to her police officer husband.  She brought handcuffs, a shirt, leather jacket, hat and badge.  All of this meant that we were able to create a stack of super sexy images to honor her husband's service with the CPD!  Miss K told us that when her husband saw the images he cried and said it was the most thoughtful gift he had every received!  We love the images too!

Check out K's police-themed session below!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team

Want a photo shoot like this? Bedhead Boudoir Photography - Chicago & Suburbs

A few days ago, we posted this video montage on Facebook and you know what?  Everyone thought that it was a model?  One person wrote on our page: 

"This is a model. Can u make regular ppl look good though?"

But here's the truth - this is NOT a model!  This a real client that came into our studio to make a  boudoir book as a gift for her boyfriend.  We have experience making women of all ages & all sizes look amazing for their boudoir shoots!

Check out the video here:

So are you ready to experience a day of FUN - a day where YOU feel like a SUPERMODEL??  Come into the Bedhead Boudoir Studio and let us help you make your beauty shine.  

Book the BOMBSHELL collection before 3/21 and receive 10 FREE hi-res digital images with your purchase!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team

2017 BEST OF THE KNOT Wedding Award! ~ Bedhead Boudoir Photography

All of us here at Bedhead Boudoir Photography are so thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a 2017 "BEST OF THE KNOT" Wedding Award!  This is such an honor for our studio and officially recognizes what all of our clients already know: that a visit to the Bedhead Studio is a 5-star luxury experience!  

We would like to thank all of our wonderful clients who trusted us to capture their beauty at the Bedhead Studio.  Also, a big shout out to Paula of City Lights Make-up Artistry who provides the fabulous hair and make-up for our clients before their boudoir shoots!

Keep reading below for the official press release from THE KNOT about this award.

Have a glamorous day!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team

 

BEDHEAD BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY NAMED WINNER IN THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2017

Eleventh Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America

We are pleased to announce that Bedhead Boudoir Photography - Chicago been selected as a 2017 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace. 

In 2017, only 2% of the 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. In its eleventh annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2017, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed over one million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best for wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider in order to inspire, plan and book their own unique wedding.

The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely theirs. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration to couples, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with and book just the right wedding professional to create their perfect wedding day. Eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot where they can be connected to any of 300,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot marries great technology with trusted content--and a little love--to make planning for the most important day of a person's life easier and more enjoyable.  

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.