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If our research showed anything, it’s that Chicago is home to some of the best photographers in the nation. That means you’re in for a real treat if you’re booking a boudoir photo session in the Windy City. From sultry to sweet, and everything in between, each shutterbug on this list will make you feel at ease while delivering absolutely beautiful results.
Whether you are looking for a dressed-up or an au natural session, one of these talented Chicago boudoir photographers will bring your vision to life!
Emily Gualdoni would make anyone’s list of the best Chicago boudoir photographers. In fact, she expertly combines the best of fashion photography with the best of portraiture to create images that truly showcase the best of her subjects. A multi-talented artist (she also shoots weddings and editorial fashion), she is able to bring elements of each of her specialties into each other for a body of work that is drop-dead gorgeous.
If you are camera shy, Emily is a top pick since her experience is unparalleled in the city. We also think that this sunny apartment near Lake Michigan would make an excellent location for your session! The neutral color scheme, vibrant plant life, and peeks of Chicago through the floor-to-ceiling windows all make for mesmerizing images.
2. The Atelier
Cara Garbarino expertly blends fashion editorial and Chicago boudoir photography for a look that screams “centerfold”. She is also known for her refined eye in all of her portraits, an essential trait for those who want a heavy dose of class with their sexiness.
Whether outdoors or in the studio, every woman benefits from her decades of experience behind the lens — resulting in gorgeous photos that celebrate the essence of you! She shoots mainly in black and white, upping the sophistication factor significantly. If artistic, smoldering photos are your goal, check out Cara’s work today.
We happen to think her work would really come to life in this multi-set upscale loft space in the Lower West Side. For one low price, you and she can explore the various sets and end up with shots featuring an array of smoldering backdrops!
Adrienne Richgels truly believes in the power a great Chicago boudoir photographer can have on boosting self-love. She works with everyday women and is familiar with the insecurities and hesitations many people face. In fact, Adrienne strives to eliminate them through her work.
She even has a designated gallery for women over 45, proving that age has nothing to do with beauty. If you are at all nervous about showing some skin for your session, work with Adrienne and she will put your fears to rest and bring out your best.
If you’re hoping for a boudoir sesh that gives you images in which you’re sun-kissed with natural light, then check out this natural light studio loft in Pilsen. It boasts 17′ ceilings, 9′ windows, and stunning exposed brick that will entrance your followers.
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Liz of Chicago Boudoir offers a luxurious boudoir photo session experience to each client. This includes hair and makeup (even lashes) to transform her subjects “from natural to knockout”. Her style is traditional boudoir — using her studio’s various stages to create a sexy atmosphere.
Most of her work is done in natural light, which makes skin look luminous. And yet, she’s also not afraid to play with strobe lights or even colored gels for playful and edgy work. Her work would really excel if you book a studio like this spacious production creative space in the South Side. Whatever your style, you’ll find Liz a joy to work with and have beautiful photos of yourself to treasure.
Maggie Rife Ponce and her associate Kelly Feldmiller are the photographer friends behind this women empowerment-focused Chicago boudoir studio. They absolutely recognize the courage it takes to strip down in front of the camera. In fact, they make the leap as comfortable as possible with their well-appointed studio, full of natural light and feminine touches.
Maggie and Kelly are masters at using light and shadow to highlight each and every curve, making art out of everybody. And we mean every body — they are happy to work with couples and men and specialize in working with curvy figures.
Ashley Biess is a widely published photographer. In fact, she is well-known for her wedding work. Yet trust us, she also brings that same level of artistry to your Chicago boudoir photography experience. Check out her Instagram to see her breathtaking work!
She has years of experience working with people and helping them pose just so, and she can capture candid moments, too. That blend is perfect for a sultry session that shows off more than just your personality. Any light, any location, however many (or few) layers of clothing, Ashley’s work is pure joy.
Want the perfect location for your shoot? This unique studio in Bridgeport offers warm, cozy vibes for your boudoir session.
7. Pure Boudoir
Magdelena is an award-winning Chicago boudoir and wedding photographer. She’s a model turned artist, so she knows what it’s like being in front of the camera. This provides you with an effortless experience as well as a detailed knowledge of posing.
Her style is classic — a touch of glamour here, dramatic lighting there — and simplicity at its finest and most timeless. Whatever your vision is of the best version of yourself, whether sex kitten or playful, she will bring it out, with consistently stunning results.
If you’re looking for a special venue to hold your boudoir session with Magdelena, consider this downtown Loop photography studio. Its abundant natural light and chic props make it an ideal match for her vibrant style.
Argentina Layva is more than a Chicago boudoir photographer, she uses her art to help women fall in love with themselves. There are few elements with a sexier connotation than water, and Argentina offers a variety of packages using it in different scenarios so you can make your dream of yourself come true. She uses props and settings to enhance the mood and feel of her shoots with mastery.
In fact, we think Argentina’s work in this ultra-feminine pink boudoir studio in Uptown would really suit her style!
Some of her most popular offerings include Diva Water, Divine Couples, Pregnancy Boudoir, and Fine Art Nudes sessions. Work with Argentina and you will end up with a treasure trove of images that speak to exactly who you are.
Laurie stands out as one of the best Chicago boudoir photographers for her minimalist, elegant portraits. She keeps background distraction out of her shots, focusing on the beauty of your form, marking her work as fine art. We also love how she has her own all-female team. Together, they enhance your existing beauty, acting as your personal cheerleaders for an amazing boudoir experience.
Serving the greater Chicago area, she welcomes everybody and is proud to work with the LGBTQ community. If you are a sucker for cleanly composed and classy boudoir and really, who isn’t, she’s your gal. Join her at this private luxury boudoir suite in the Lower West Side foe the perfect setting for your shoot.
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Bedhead Boudoir is operated by owner and photographer Angela Keefe, who leads an all-female staff. Located just a bit outside the city limits, this studio still gets our vote for one of the best Chicago boudoir photographers for its diversity of styles. They have an incredible repertoire of poses that allow clients to feel sexy whether they’re covered up or bearing it all.
When you work with Angela, consider bringing her to this elegant boudoir suite in East Pilsen that features bright blue walls and boho furnishings. If you’ve been dreaming of a cozy and lux boudoir shoot, this place is for you. An amazing bonus is that hair and makeup are included, so you can have a self-pampering day in addition to beautiful pics!
NoirLux is run by photographers Jovanka and Bruno, a boudoir dream team with several decades of experience between them. These are the Chicago boudoir photographers to work with if you want to turn your human form into art. Their work is perfectly lit and jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
If you aren’t looking to go au natural, they also have a studio space with plenty of props so you can accessorize to your heart’s content. Whatever style you have in mind for your shoot, they are happy to accommodate and they may even come up with something amazing that you hadn’t thought of.
Audrey Simper is the Chicago boudoir photographer for you if you want more than sexy photographs to show your significant other, you want an empowering session to boot. Her style has a lifestyle photography edge — as if you just happened to be lounging around at home in casually hot clothing and a bunch of beautifully lit portraits were snapped.
It’s perfectly suited for those who want their real selves to be shown, in all their beauty, and flipping through her portfolio anyone can see — she shows the most authentically beautiful sides of her subjects. This downtown condo with breathtaking views and a grand piano would make the perfect setting for one of Audrey’s sessions.
Bonus: Chicago Pinup Photography
If you’ve ever dreamed of getting your full retro pinup girl on, then trust us, Chicago Pinup Photography is for you. Karina is the studio owner who has battled health and wellness issues in her past.
What she realized from her own experiences is that she is beautiful and powerful, and now aims to make women feel the same with a fun and sexy boudoir session. Since starting her pinup photography business, Karina has photographed more than 2,000 women worldwide!
This full-service studio also offers you production planning, professional styling, and a photo reveal party. It’s definitely the place to be for those who want fun and flirty images and an experience to always cherish.
Chicago boudoir photographers + Peerspace = magic
We hope you were as inspired by these great Chicago boudoir photographers as we were! Be sure to book your favorite and nab a stunning Peerspace venue for your boudoir session setting.
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