Sweet home Chicago, will always hold a special place in our hearts!! Of all the cities in the US, Three Boudoir has many ties to Chicago. In fact, more than 10% of our team is originally from the Chicago area. We are all about the pizza, cheering on the Da Bears, and love a good trip to the lake.
One thing our summer loving Windy City is known for is it’s stand-out architecture. What goes on inside some of Chicago’s stunning buildings when a boudoir photoshoot is happening is our secret though!! Unless you decide to share. 😉
For real, though, Chicago’s buildings are gorgeous inside and out and provide the perfect backdrop for your next – or first – boudoir photoshoot.
Chicago has no shortage of lingerie boutiques or makeup artists to help you prep for your shoot.
Check out our style guide for ideas on what to wear.
We have also curated selections for you here.
Then, of course, we love going local. Visit one of Chicago’s shops to get the look you are going for.
A handful of lingerie stores to check out locally for your Chicago Boudoir Photoshoot
1. G Boutique – Boutique in the Gold Coast, offers a curated selection of lingerie, loungewear, and swimwear from independent designers
2. La Perla – Luxury boutique in Oak Street, features high-end lingerie, sleepwear, and swimwear from a renowned Italian brand
3. The Fitting Room – Lincoln Park boutique, specializes in personalized bra fittings and offers a selection of lingerie, loungewear, and sleepwear
4. Agent Provocateur – This British lingerie brand on Oak Street, range of luxury lingerie, sleepwear, and accessories
5. Lille Boutique – West Loop, high-end lingerie, loungewear, and swimwear from independent designers
We love working with independent makeup artists.
Be sure to ask your friends and family for recommendations! Plus you can check out the Go Priv app to schedule hair and makeup at your home before your shoot!
Boudoir Photography Studios in Chicago
We admit it: we love our shoot spaces. We love mixing them up to keep things fresh and new.
We have several studios in Chicago that we bounce between each month, and we don't always use traditional photography studios. In fact, we prefer beautifully finished homes to keep things warm, inviting, and comforting.
There are a few things we look for when scoping out a shoot space. Is it bright and loaded with natural light? Does it have clean finishes or are those things we can easily add? We rarely see an entire room in a photograph, so does the room have the right details to make an interesting but not distracting backdrop? How versatile is the space? Can we easily create soft and romantic shots and then quickly jump to something a little edgier by just changing out a few things or walking into another room?
You can trust that we will find you the freshest, most beautiful space for your shoot!
Impressions from our Boudoir Shoots in Chicago
A few unique shots from Chicago studio – no need to add these during the blogathon, we’ll be back to add them
Here’s what our clients recently said about their boudoir photo shoots in Chicago:
Not only did I love it but I am telling everyone about it. I would do it again and again if I could. I am a Three Boudoir raving fan. Do it for U!!!
My favorite part about the shoot was the lack of pressure! I came with my outfits in mind and little other ideas. I'm not particularly creative and I tend to be stiff in front of a camera. My shoot stylist was fantastic at describing and ensuring my poses (and face) we're 10/10 and the shooter was excellent at capturing a bunch of different images of the same pose. I was nervous about everything (that I would look silly or do something stupid) and that didn't happen.
I felt very comfortable the entire time! It's a great way to get out of your comfort zone and become more empowered about who you are.
The photographers were fun and put me at ease. I’ve already referred my friend to you and she booked right away after I told her how empowering this was and I showed her my photos.
I had a fantastic time and felt so comfortable during my shoot! The photographers were amazing and took some great shots! I would definitely do this again! – Chicago Client
Other Three Boudoir Locations
Links to the nearest locations for internal linking – we’ll add these when we post the blog, nothing to do here during the blogathon