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.

 

Getting my OWN boudoir photos done! ~ Bedhead Boudoir Photography Chicago

I'm a boudoir photographer and owner of the Bedhead Boudoir Studio, but believe it or not, I had never done my OWN boudoir shoot.  I've been shooting clients for 5 years and never took the time to do a session for myself!  It's like that old phrase - the plumber's house always has leaky faucets (or however that goes!).  Here I am working full-time to provide beautiful, empowering, confidence-building images to my clients, but I had never taken the time to give myself that same gift. 

A few weeks ago, I decided that it was time to treat myself and finally get my own boudoir session done!

I set a day aside at the studio for my shoot and planned everything with my assistant.  I did everything that I suggest our clients to do: I bought some brand-new lingerie, I got a fresh manicure and pedicure and I started drinking lots of water.  I already owned a pair of sexy high-heeled shoes, so I didn't buy those new.

When the day of my shoot came, I thought that I would be calm and collected because I have been doing boudoir full-time for 5 years, but no!  I was a ball of nerves!  I have been working with my assistant for almost a year, but I still felt vulnerable posing in front of her.  I had a lot of thoughts running through my head; "Will my images look good?  Does my face look weird? What do I do with my hands?  What does she think about me??"    Fortunately I already knew the answers to my questions.  My assistant and I have perfected our process to making every woman look and feel fantastic for their boudoir shoot, so I knew I was in good hands.  But I have to say, this experience definintely made me understand how all of my clients feel when they come to the studio.  I can understand why they are nervous!

I chose three outfits for my shoot.  The first two were bodysuits: a black lace bodysuit with a black bra under (for a little additional lift) and a pink deep plunge bodysuit.  The third outfit was a simple black bra and panty set with a sheer shirt over that I wore unbuttoned and off-the-shoulder.  I wanted to keep things simple and elegant.  I wore my favorite pair of sky-high back heels with all three outfits.

We started in the hair & make-up suite with Paula.  She's been doing hair and make-up professionally for 8+ years and did an amazing job transforming me from my regular day face to sexy glam!  For my eyes, I chose a subtle smokey eye with a dark liner and long eyelashes.  For lips, I chose nude with shiny gloss.  For hair, Paula gave me sexy beachy waves with straight ends - I didn't want my hair to look too curly.  In the end, I loved my final look! 

Next we went upstairs to the studio to shoot.  From the minute the shoot started, my assistant was by my side: posing me, telling me what to do with my face and helping me know what would look best for my body type.  Within a few minutes, all of my nerves and fears melted away and I felt totally comfortable!  Instead of feeling nervous, I started having fun!  I felt like a supermodel posing in front of the camera.  I loved feeling the fan in my hair and knowing that the images we were creating were going to be amazing!

When I saw my images a few days later, I was THRILLED with how they turned out.  I kept saying to myself, "Dang girl, you look AMAZING!"  That feeling of self-confidence has stuck with me in the following weeks.  It was just the boost that I needed! 

I printed my images in a 10x10 leather heirloom album and I love it!  I chose a few images to create centerfolds.  I also picked one page for a photo cover.  I am so happy with the final result!  It makes such a difference to have the tangible album in my hands rather than just digital files sitting on a hard drive somewhere.

I am so glad that I finally took the chance to give myself the same amazing experience that I've been providing to my clients for years.  My boudoir shoot was a bit nerve-wracking for sure, but also tons of fun!

Some of my images are a bit too revealing for me to share online, but I'll share one of my favorites below.  I will treasure these photos forever!

xoxo Angela

 

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Maternity Boudoir Photography with Bedhead Boudoir

Are you expecting a baby or know someone who is?

Let's talk about maternity boudoir photos!

Maternity boudoir photos were not invented when I was pregnant.  Ok, I'm sure there was someone out there who had photos taken of their belly when they were pregnant, but maternity boudoir was definitely not "a thing."  And you know what?  I'm pretty sad that I don't have cute pictures of my pregnant belly.  We're done having kids and I don't plan on ever being pregnant again, so i won't have beautiful photos to show my children of when they were in utero.  Sure, I have some snapshots of my pregnant self, but I wish I had some beautiful portraits to cherish now that my child-bearing years are over.  

But for you lucky women who are pregnant now, maternity boudoir photos are here!  At Bedhead Boudoir photography, we love having expectant moms in the studio.  That whole thing about a "pregnant glow" - it is true!  Pregnant ladies look fantastic (and a little help from our talented hair and make-up artists doesn't hurt either!).  We love capturing pregnancy in all its glory!

A couple reasons you should consider boudoir photos if you are expecting:

1) Boudoir photos will capture a moment in time that will never be repeated.  Even if you have another baby, you will never be pregnant with THIS sweet little one again.  Seize this fleeting moment!  
 

2) A photographer who specializes in boudoir will be able to fully capture the beauty of your pregnant self.  Boudoir photographers know how to pose, select wardrobe and light your body in ways that will be the most flattering.

A few things to consider:

1) If you are already pregnant, you should book your photo shoot NOW.  Sure, you may only be a few weeks along, but getting you on the calendar now will ensure that you get the time slot you need.  You'll want to have your maternity shoot at just the peak time: when your belly is cute and round, but before you feel like you're about to burst :)

2) Don't be afraid to bring a variety of outfits.  You don't have to wear only lingerie!  Some great options include things like: an off-the-shoulder maternity dress, cut-off shorts and a t-shirt, or a robe.

Feel free to contact us with any questions!  We're here to chat :) 312-907-6214

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead team

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Surprise your man with a boudoir album this year!

Hello from Bedhead Boudoir Photography!  What have you got planned for this year's anniversary or birthday gifts?  Surprise your man with a sexy boudoir album!  We've got 100% female staff, easy all-inclusive pricing and 10+ years experience helping everyone woman feel like a supermodel.  Call/text us at 312-907-6214 to get started!
xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Boudoir Photography Team

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Boudoir hair & make-up tips with Bedhead Boudoir Photography

Hi! I’m Paula, the owner of City Lights Make-up Artistry and the hair and make-up artist at the Bedhead Boudoir Studio.

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I have the best job in the world: watching women transform into sexy divas before my eyes with a little help from my hair and make-up brushes.

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I have 10+ years experience and I guarantee you amazing hair and make-up for your boudoir photo session and also a fun and stress-free experience. I am looking forward to seeing you at the studio! 

Every photo shoot at the Bedhead studio includes professional hair styling, make-up and lashes. This will ensure that your photos have an amazing polished look!

Here is everything you need to know about getting ready for your hair and make-up at the Bedhead studio:

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BEFORE YOUR SHOOT

• Collect hair and make-up inspiration pictures. This will help us to create exactly the look you want! Our signature style is a subtle smoky eye, but we can do anything from super natural to super glam!  We love it when clients bring in a hair and make-up Pinterest board!

• Wash, tone and exfoliate your skin. You may even consider getting a facial!

• Get your eyebrows shaped. We recommend threading because it causes the least amount of skin irritation. If you do wax, plan to have it done at least 48 hours before your photo session to avoid irritation.

• Remove peach fuzz from your face. The make-up that we use at the studio can sometimes accentuate tiny facial hairs in your images. We recommend removing facial hair with threading or by simply running a disposable razor lightly over your face (just be careful not to nick any blemishes). Don’t worry, your hair will NOT grow back thicker if you shave it – that is a myth!

• Have your hair trimmed and colored so that you’re ready for our signature styling! Wash your hair the night before or the morning of your shoot. Make sure that your hair is completely dry when you arrive at the studio.

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THE DAY OF YOUR SHOOT

• Drink lots of water. This will help your skin look hydrated and supple.

• Come to the studio with a clean face and no make-up on (be especially sure that you have removed all of your eye make-up from the night before!).

• Bring any specific products that are a “must” for you, such as a particular lip product or mascara. If you like to wear eyeliner on your waterline, you may want to bring your own personal eyeliner.

• Let us know if you have any allergies or sensitivities to make-up products. 

• Arrive on time for your photo session. You do not need to arrive early, as we may be with another client. Your hair and make-up application will take about 90 minutes. and includes full camera-ready make-up, lashes and our signature hair style. Make sure you finish up all of your errands (getting coffee, brushing your teeth, etc) before your appointment time so that you’re ready to hop in the chair as soon as you arrive! 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We’re here to help!

We can’t wait to have you here in the studio! 

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FAQ: I'M LOOKING FOR A MAKE-UP ARTIST FOR MY WEDDING.  DOES YOUR MAKE-UP ARTIST DO WEDDINGS?

YES! We are so glad you love City Light’s signature style. Contact Paula for more information about booking her for your big day!

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Session Packages ~ Bedhead Boudoir Photography ~ Chicago, IL

Bedhead Boudoir Photography (Chicago, IL) offers a variety of session packages to make sure you get just what you want.  Custom packages are also available (just ask!). Check out our list of boudoir photo session packages below:

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SUGAR & SPICE & EVERYTHING NICE   **BEST VALUE**

Professional make-up, lashes & signature hair style

2 hr session at Bedhead Studio

Leather or suede 10x10 padded heirloom album with custom cover image and centerfold

Private password-protected digital photo app

ALL (minimum 100 images) final high resolution images with full copyright release and unlimited printing rights

 

SOMETHING SPECIAL

Professional make-up, lashes & signature hair style

90 minute session at Bedhead Studio

Leather or suede 10x10 padded heirloom album with custom cover image and centerfold

Private password-protected digital photo app

15 final high resolution images with full copyright release and unlimited printing rights

 

SWEET & SASSY

Professional make-up, lashes & signature hair style

90 minute session at Bedhead Studio

Leather or suede 8x8 padded heirloom album with custom cover image and centerfold

Private password-protected digital photo app

5 final high resolution images with full copyright release and unlimited printing rights

 

TEASE ME

Professional make-up, lashes & signature hair style

1hr session at Bedhead Studio

ALL (minimum 100 images) final high resolution images with full copyright release and unlimited printing rights

 

GORGEOUS GAL

Professional make-up, lashes & signature hair style

1hr session at Bedhead Studio

Leather or suede 8x8 padded heirloom album with custom cover image and centerfold

Private password-protected digital photo app

 

BOMBSHELL  **Most Popular**

Professional make-up, lashes & signature hair style

1hr session at Bedhead Studio

Leather or suede 10x10 book with FREE personalized engraving

 

SEXY KITTEN

Professional make-up, lashes & signature hair style

1hr session at Bedhead Studio

Leather or suede 8x8 Book

Private password-protected digital photo app

Is there an age limit? ~ Bedhead Boudoir Photography

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY?

At the Bedhead Boudoir Studio, we provide luxury boudoir photo shoots for women ages 18-108!

Due to the nature of boudoir photography, we do not offer shoots to minors (under age 18).

Complimentary champagne served to ages 21+.

Some of our favorite clients have come to celebrate their 40th, 50th and even 60th birthdays!  Confidence and sexiness is an attitude, not a number!

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Tips ~ Tricks ~ Trends with Bedhead Boudoir Photography, Chicago, IL ~ Lace Bodysuits

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Something we're loving RIGHT NOW?  Lace bodysuits!  We are seeing lace bodysuits in all kinds of colors and textures here at the studio and we are loving them all. 

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5 reasons we love lace bodysuits:

1) Lace gives beautiful texture in photos.  Lace against skin looks fantastic on camera.  The lacy edges of bodysuits add dimension and interest to your photos.

2) Bodysuits are flattering on all body types! A lace bodysuit adds coverage in the right places while still revealing curves.  

3) Bodysuits show a little, but not everything. Choosing a bodysuit means that you're wearing a bit more fabric than just a bra & panty set, but because it's sheer, it's still showing some skin.  

4) Lace is feminine, flirty and fun! Try putting on something lacy without feeling confident and sexy - it's almost impossible!  

5) Flexibility.  Bodysuits offer a lot of flexibility on how they can be worn: wear without a bra for sheer lacy goodness, or add a padded bra underneath for some added lift!

At the bottom of the post, we've added links to where you can buy some fantastic lace bodysuits for your boudoir shoot!

Here are some pictures of recent clients we've had in the studio rocking lace bodysuits:

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Here are some fabulous lace bodysuits that you can buy NOW to look sexy & feel confident at your boudoir shoot:

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We can't wait to have you in the Bedhead Boudoir studio!

xoxo Angela & the Bedhead Team