Boudoir by elle

November 12, 2020

An understated and beautiful maternity session | Chicago IL boudoir studio

An understated and beautiful maternity session

This woman has definitely left a mark at my Chicago IL boudoir studio.  I think I can speak on behalf of my team – that we all agree – ‘J’ will be remembered.

When I think of her I will always remember strength, beauty, and elegance.  She carried herself (and her baby bump) beautifully and I enjoyed the minutes I spent with her.

One of the questionnaire questions I send to all of my clients ask “what do you love about yourself?”.  Her response – my relationships.  As I was scrolling through the Q&A’s this answer stopped me in my tracks.  When I read it – I instantly connected with her and was looking forward to working with her.

She came in looking to document her pregnancy but left an impression on us all that perhaps she’ll never realize.

Meet ‘J’.  She has recently relocated – but I truly hope to cross paths with her again one day.


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To ‘add on’ Hair and makeup or not?

I am asked these questions and told these things all the time.

“Should I add on hair and makeup?”

“Is it worth it?”

“My hair doesn’t ‘do much’ and it’s too short anyways so there won’t be a point.”

“I can do my makeup pretty good – so I should be fine.”

WELL – I can tell you this – the team of artists I work with HANDS down change the entire session experience.  They are by your side making you look and feel confident, amazing, and beautiful.  We all collaborate together to make your session seamless and help curate an special gallery of images.  Take this session for example.  We went from romantic and understated boudoir imagery to sleek, sophisticated, and regal.   We creatively and artfully directed this session and changed looks throughout.

Take a peek below at how we transformed this woman’s gallery into a variety of amazing and different images.

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Interested in booking a session at my Chicago studio?

I would LOVE to see you in at my Chicago IL boudoir studio for a beauty, bridal, or maternity boudoir session.  Simply complete the CONTACT form and I will be in touch in a day or two!  You are welcome to scroll through past blog posts to view my portfolio and current sessions.


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