chicago boudoir photography
I know you’re a very busy woman with more things to do than there are hours in a day. You’re a wife, girlfriend, a mother, an employee who spends all her time taking care of others and often puts your needs on the back burner. But I am here to tell you, you are a woman who needs and deserves some time for yourself. At my studio, I give you the opportunity to reconnect with yourself as a woman.
I am here to help you celebrate your beauty in every phase of your life. I am here to show that you do not have to conform to the un-attainable standard of beauty that the media throws at us everyday.
With 12+ years of experience, I will create a one of a kind boudoir or pinup experience for each and every woman who walks through my door. When you leave the studio after your session, you will be ready to take on the world with a new burst of confidence and love of self.
I photograph women from all over the Chicago, Illinois area and all its suburbs, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin.
I want you to book a shoot with me so that you can feel SEXY, DESIRABLE, GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL, WANTED, WORTHY, EXCITED, LOVED. All the things everyone else sees in you, we want to help you see it too. You deserve to feel all those things and so much more! So if you are ready to know your worth. LET'S DO THIS GIRL!!
Schedule your no obligation, phone consultation, and let's chat about why you want to be photographed because your journey is your own and I want to help you get the photos that match that reason.
You come to my studio and you are completely pampered by my hair and makeup team, and we just get to hang out and get comfortable. We then go through your outfits and my outfit closet. And finally, we take the time together to make sure you get the photos you want. I only book one shoot a day, so all this time is yours. I want your photos to be so you and so beautiful.
About a week after your session you'll come back to my studio and see your photos for the first time. I'll show you a slideshow of all of your images, and then you get to choose what photos, albums and wall art so you can bask in your own beauty and remember this moment in your life.
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If you have ever been curious about what a Boudoir or Pinup Session is like, now is your chance to take a peek inside our studio and watch our photographer photograph everyday real clients !
Hi there! I'm
A Chicago Boudoir & Pinup Photography Studio with 12+ Years Experience
Are you tired of chasing perfection and the perfect body that the media tells us is “Normal”?
My desire to help women get the self love they desire, was not an accident...
Your mind will believe anything you tell it, feed it love, feed it encouragement, feed it TRUTH.
Do you just want to stop letting those toxic and negative feelings about your body and how you look hold you back from experiencing your best life?
If you have these feelings, I am glad you found your way to our little sexy corner of the internet. Because, here in our Chicago Boudoir Photography studio I can help you love and accept the woman that you are and accept your body for the amazing things it can do for you and not how it looks. Because when this internal transformation happens, that is when you will start living the life you have been dreaming of. And maybe even keep the lights on in the bedroom more often! (wink,wink)
It was fueled by many years of being brutally bullied by peers because they thought I looked different than they did. 12 years ago I discovered the art of boudoir photography and it changed my life and how I viewed myself so profoundly that I made it my mission in life to help as many women as I could find the beauty within themselves.
So if you are ready to stop chasing the affirmation of others and find the beauty in your non symmetrical boobs, your battle scars and stretchmarks, here in my Chicago Boudoir Photography Studio I want to tell your story. The beautiful, raw, messy, imperfect story.
So that one day soon you WILL stand up proudly and say "That's me--that's the day I got brave, did something for me, lived in the moment, made peace with myself. That is the day something within me changed."
ARE YOU NERVOUS ?
I know exactly what your thinking girl, and you are not alone !!!!
-"She'll have her work cut out for her"
-"I intended to loose a bunch of weight for this, but didn't lose any, and know I know they won't look good."
-"I am not photogenic"
-"There isn't anything special about me."
-"Lingerie isn't my thing."
-"I don't know how to be sexy"
-"I can't think of anything I love about myself"
-I can't spend money on ME, that is selfish."
And the big one:
"I'm going to be that one person you can't make beautiful."
I've got a newsflash for you, babe. Never have I ever *made* someone beautiful. Sure, Lindsay and I are amazing at what we do, and we have had lots of
practice. But we don't MAKE you beautiful.
All of the elements that I photograph are already there. I photograph what I see, I do NOT photograph what YOU see. The magic and life-changing part of a boudoir experience with us is that we get to give you a new set of eyes. You won't be viewing yourself through the eyes of a tired mom, a busy boss lady, a wife/ sister/daughter...we are going to leave all your labels at the door. Because while all of those titles make your life feel so full and happy, they aren't WHO you are.
It's just us, girlfriend. I walk you through every single movement you make--down to how you breathe, where you look, what you do with your hands.
Don't talk yourself out of this experience.
Do these sound like the words that are running through your head right now?
(I am in your head, cause I have been right where you are)
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EMPOWERED, FIERCE & FEMININE
Our boudoir & pinup experiences have the following side effects:
MORE SELF CONFIDENCE AND A FEELING OF EMPOWERMENT
YOU WILL WAKE UP EACH DAY AND LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND LIKE WHAT YOU SEE
YOU CAN FINALLY TELL THAT VOICE IN YOUR HEAD THAT IS KEEPING YOU DOWN TO GO F*@! ITSELF !!!
YOU WILL ONCE AGAIN BE IN CONTACT WITH YOUR SEXY SIDE
YOU WILL BE MORE FORGIVING OF YOURSELF
YOUR NEW FOUND CONFIDENCE WILL INSPIRE OTHER WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE
How much do I have to pay when I book my Boudoir or Pinup Session?
The full session retainer is due upon booking, to guarantee your date and time. Photos, Prints, Wall Art and &
albums are purchased seperately at your ordering appointment about 7 to 10 days after your session.
Where is your Boudoir & Pinup studio located?
My boudoir & pinup studio is located in beautiful Crown Point, Indiana. I am about 45 minutes from downtown Chicago. It is an easy commute from any of the Chicago suburbs.
Is hair and makeup included with my boudoir or pinup session?
Absolutely, YES. Your hair and makeup will be done right here at the studio when your arrive for your scheduled session by one of our licensed hair and makeup artists. Your hair and makeup services also come with lashes.
Do I have to wear lingerie?
No, you do not have to wear lingerie. Your options of what to wear endless. Some people bring in dresses, jean jackets ,leather jackets or their significant others clothing or work clothing. It’s all up to you and but be sure you are 100% comfortable in what you are wearing, otherwise it will show in your final images. We can set up a call before your session and I can help you figure out outfits
Do you Photoshop my images, I have cellulite/stretch marks/acne. Can you get rid of that??
In most cases Yes, that is part of my retouching process. I edit your images for color balance, light and exposure. I also airbrush your skin for a flawless look. I want my clients to look like themselves, just a bit more polished. Because this experience is a way to help you learn to love your body just the way it currently is, I will not do any body altering. I use lighting and posing to define the way I want your body to look. It is really important to me that my to love themselves the way they are and embrace themselves for who they are.
I’m not sure what I want to order yet, can I decide when I see my photos? ?
Absolutely, about 7 to 10 days after your session you will return to the studio to view your images and decide what product you want to purchase. We offer flexible payment plans to make what you want to purchase more affordable. I do not release products until balance is paid in full.
What kind of products do you offer?
I offer a variety of different luxury options from Albums, heirloom glass box, folio boxes and digital images. No products are included with your session retainer, they must be purchased separately at your sales session, which occurs about 7 to 10 days after your session date.
Do you offer digital images?
Yes, you have the options of purchasing a digital collection only. They start at 10 images and go up from there. But I do encourage my clients to purchase a physical product as technology can be un reliable.
How many outfits should I bring to my session?
Your will be photographed in 3 outfits, but you should bring along at least 4 to 6 outfits if possible to use as backup options. An outfit that does not fit properly is the quickest way to not love your images.
Do you have outfits I can borrow?
Yes, I do have a small client closet you can borrow from. Most of what I carry are bodysuits, because they look great on everyone. I carry sizes from XS to 4XL. If you choose to borrow from my closet please bring along a nude thong, to wear underneath. Also I do not guarantee that I will have something that will fit you. So please ask or make an appointment to try on outfits before your session date.
Where should I buy my outfits from?
I have so many favorite places to get lingerie from, there is almost to many to list right here. When you book your session with us you will receive a lingerie guide with a HUGE list of places to purchase from. Please don't worry, you do not have to spend a lot on lingerie for it to beautiful.
Do I have to share my photos online?
No, not unless you want to. All of the photos of the women you see online have signed a release that allows us to share their images. We take our clients privacy very seriously.
Do you have payment plans available?
Yes- To set up a payment plan, 30% down is due the day of your ordering session. The remainder can be paid over 6 to 12 months. We also offer pre-payment plans so that you can have your purchase paid in full prior to your session date. Ask us for details.
I’m worried about Acne/cellulite/stretchmarks. Do you offer retouching?
Retouching is included with every session. I remove scars as requested, acne, blemishes, stretchmarks and cellulite in addition to bruises and other random marks you may have on the day of your session!
I don’t know how to pose. I’m not a model. Help!
This is by far the biggest concern for most my clients! Please don’t worry – as I’ve said before, I work with my clients through every pose during their session. Please understand that posing I ask you to do will NOT feel like just another afternoon of lounging around on your bed. I tell my clients that the poses will feel weird, and you could be sore the next day ! But the final product will feel amazing ! None of my clients are models, they are everyday women just like you.
What else should I know?
I am a fully insured limited liability corporation. I have been in business for over 12 years now and have photographed almost 1000 women just like yourself. Photoshoots are available to women 19 years and older ( you may be asked for ID)
When booking your session with us everything is done online for your convenience. Unless your prefer to speak with us on the phone ! We want to make sure your boudoir experience is nothing short of AMAZING !
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After your boudoir session is booked, we will be sending our boudoir prep guide with everything you need to know weeks before your session & the night before to prepare. You will also be supplied with our lingerie guide to help you pick the perfect outfits. We are here to help with anything you need.
Our Boudoir Preparation Guide
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Your Boudoir session will begin with a complete bombshell make-over by one of our licensed artists. After you're done getting all dolled up, we will go over your outfit choices. Your session will last approximately 2 hours, and we will guide and pose you through the entire process! So don't worry, you do not need to know how to pose!
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Girl, if I had a dollar for every time a client walked in and blurted out, "I have NO IDEA how to be sexy, I don't think I have a sexy bone in my body!"...I would be a very, VERY rich woman. Believe me, none of the ladies whose images you have admired here on the website or in the private Facebook group have EVER walked in feeling confident in their "sexy face" or knowing how to pose.
You wanna know the beauty in all that? I just so happen to be an EXPERT in coaching sexy faces and gorgeous poses meant to flatter YOUR body.
It's ALL. I. DO. every. single. day. When you hire me and invest in the experience we are offering, you are signing up for us to HOLD YOUR HAND through this experience.
What happens during your intimate photo session?
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You will schedule your in-person image reveal and ordering session about 7 days after your session. This is your opportunity to view your beautiful images and learn all the ways you can bring your beautiful photos home with you to admire for years to come!
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Fun! Comfortable Atmosphere! Professional!!! Those are only a few words that can describe my experience!!! I would and will do it all over again ...and again!!! Janet is AMAZING!! My session was a wedding gift for my husband and my husband loved the photos!!! I never thought i could look like that!! but Janet made it all happen!!! Thank you Janet!!
I've had the opportunity to work with Janet on three different photo shoots over the years, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat! She is professional, respectful, witty, and a genius behind the camera. The first time I worked with her I was incredibly shy and reserved, and by the end of that session I couldn't remember what I was so nervous about. And, the photos...I couldn't believe it was me! She helped bring out a level of sex appeal I never imagined I had. The other two sessions were fun, and easy...and one thing I love is she listens to make your own vision a reality. And, if you go in without a plan, she is able to create a masterpiece under her direction. I highly recommend her talents to everyone. You will NOT be disappointed!
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I booked a session partly for my husband, but mostly for me. I can't recommend Janet enough - she's immensely talented and did a great job making me feel at ease for my session. The results are absolutely gorgeous.
I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Janet. She was professional from start to finish. I felt informed and listened to throughout the entire process and she goes above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and happy. Lindsey did an incredible job making me look my very best. She gave me gorgeous curls and perfect makeup that accentuated my features. While shooting with Janet I felt comfortable and beautiful. She captured me in poses that were flattering and it was so much fun shooting with her. I laughed and danced and felt totally at ease the entire time. The hardest part was narrowing down the photos during my reveal. There were so many great ones that I had trouble deciding. Janet has great packages and payment plans so truly anyone can make this work for their budget. I can’t recommend the experience enough and I’m already saving so that I can do a pinup session.
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Janet took excellent photos for me. I was very hesitant about this at first. Her glam lady Lindsay made me look gorgeous. I loved my make up and eye lashes. I had total say over what I had done as fast as hair and makeup. I had a morning boudoir shoot so I had great hair and make up all day. I was able to give as much or as little input as I wanted into my shoot. I had only a small list of some specific things I wanted and Janet filled in the rest. I felt very comfortable in her studio after taking with her and figuring out the process. It was easy and fun. It was a great confidence boost that wad desperately needed. I didn't see myself the same way afterward and I mean that in a positive way. I got so much more from this experience. She does pinup as well, which would be super cute to do in the future. I plan on trying pin up out too. I purchased a book for an anniversary gift for my husband, money well spent. It was time I invested a little in myself. I would definitely go with her again. Fantastic photography right here.
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At first I was so nervous to be in front of her like that but when it actually happened I was so comfortable. She always made sure I was ok and felt comfortable. She also works with you, does payment plans and she’s very understanding. My hair, my make up and all was so perfect that day! I had no confidence when I went there until I was in the photo shoot and I definitely left with a lot of confidence. I’m absolutely in love with all my pictures and the work she did for me! I definitely would go back and refer her to everyone! She truly loves what she does and is so compassionate about it, she’s definitely the best!
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I love my session with Janet!! She calmed my nerves from the start, and was very professional. I love my pictures and can't wait to do it again!!
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Janet is the absolute best! I started out with a Pin Up shoot and she made me feel so comfortable, relaxed, confident, beautiful, ect, ect, that the moment I saw her post a model call for a boudoir shoot, I jumped on it! And I definitely do not regret it one bit. She makes it easy to pay for your pictures and any products you may want to add it's hard to say no! I'll definitely be returning in the future, and recommend her any time someone brings up getting pictures done!
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She was great! She made me feel so comfortable and pretty and the photos turned out amazing. I have never done this before and am a very shy person. From the beginning she made me feel comfortable and walked me through the whole shoot. It was a great experience that i think every women should do at least once and should do with Janet Lynn Boudoir!!!
Janet has an amazing talent, is incredible patient, and fantastic at making you feel comfortable. I have done 3 sets of photos with Janet and have loved each and every experience
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Janet is so sweet and professional! I was so nervous and she not only made me extremely comfortable but her make up/ hair guy, Alex Garcia was amazing and both of them made feel like a model!! I have told everyone about both of them!!
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