A selection of the beautiful vintage pin up girls taken by our Female Chicago Pin up Photographer
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we transform everyday women into retro bombshells
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A sneak peek inside our pinup studio
If you have ever been curious about what a Pinup Session is like, now is your chance to take a peek inside our pinup studio and watch our photographer photograph a real everyday pin-up clients !
How much do I have to pay when I book my 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 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 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 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 pinup outfits I can borrow?
Yes, I do have a pinup client closet you can borrow from. Most of what is in the closet is just basic items, such as vintage dresses, and vintage style bathing suits. I also have petticoats, for you to wear under your dress if you wish. I carry sizes from XS to 4XL. If you choose to borrow from my closet please bring along a nude thong, to wear underneath. We are always adding items to our closet. But if you wish to have a different pinup look like a rockabilly look, or wear vintage lingerie, you will have to bring it along. While I feel I have something for everyone based on size in my closet, I encourage you to stop by prior to your session to makes sure you have something you like. If you can not do that I encourage you bring a few items of your own.
Where should I buy my outfits from?
I have so many favorite places to get pinup from, such as:
Retro Glam- https://retroglam.com/
Retro Stage- https://www.retro-stage.com/
Unique Vintage- https://www.unique-vintage.com/
What Katie Did- https://www.whatkatiedid.com/
Pinup Girl Clothing- https://pinupgirlclothing.com/
Vintage Dancer- https://vintagedancer.com/1950s/1950s-pin-up-dresses/
Cats Like Us- https://catslikeus.com/pages/retro-style-womens-pinup-clothing
Sammy D Vintage (inspiration)- https://sammydvintage.com/vintage-style/quick-guide-1950s-pinup-fashion/
Posh Mark- https://poshmark.com/brand/pinup%20girl%20clothing
Jackdaw Landing- https://www.jackdawlanding.com/Dresses_c_461.html
Loco Lindo- https://www.loco-lindo.com/
Voodoo Vixen- https://www.voodoovixen.co.uk/
Heart of Haute- https://www.heartofhaute.com/
Miss Candy Floss- https://miss-candyfloss.com/
Top Vintage- https://topvintage.net/
Jolly Vintage- https://www.jolly-vintage.com/
Atomic Cherry - https://www.atomiccherry.com.au/
Rebels Market- https://www.rebelsmarket.com/
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)
hear what our clients have to say
Having a pinup session done is a vulnerable experience for most women. So do not worry about anything, I am going to be here for you each and every step of the way.
The person you see in your fluorescent mirror and the woman who sits in front of my lens are so much the same, yet so different.
You see yourself as the woman who has been through some stuff, who has carried burdens, a woman who has disappointed others and maybe herself, a woman who has been told she is flawed, and just can't seem to get it together.
YOU • captures • Beautifully
I'LL BE YOUR PERSONAL GUIDE
Lets get real here, you have so many choices when it comes to choosing a Chicago Pinup Photographer. In our studio we only take one client a day, so that your session never feels rushed. We also do all of the heavy lifting for you to help you prepare for your session. After you arrive at your boudoir studio we don't want you to worry about anything at all, expect for having fun and feeling like a queen !
THROUGH EVERY MOMENT
We will help you see beyond your pant size, past your age, and through the walls that you have built around you. A boudoir session will take every single piece of your pain, and turn it into an incredible mosaic--a testament of all the battles you have won. For you to treasure for years to come.
AND EVERY EMOTION
Your first step to booking your Boudoir Experience is to make contact with us via our contact form, and schedule your free phone consultation with our Client Concierge Bex.
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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 !
Step 2 of 6
After your pinup 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.
The Pinup Preparation Guide
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Take a minute and imagine yourself walking into the studio, into another era, Betty Page, or Devil Doll playing in the background. Being transformed into the vintage girl of your dreams. Cat eye make-up, red lips, Victory rolls with flowers adorning them. Sounds magical doesn’t it? You can find yourself being the next Marilyn Monroe, Betty Page, or Rosie the Riveter.
To complete this look your session will begin with a complete vintage make-over by one of our licensed artists. After your 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!
Professional Vintage Hair and Makeup
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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 when I say, none of the ladies whose images you have admired here on my website or in my 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, silly pinup 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 Pinup Session
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You will schedule your in-person image reveal about 1-2 weeks 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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No Distance is Too Far to Travel
For Your Pinup Experience
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.
4 / 11
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.
5 / 11
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!
6 / 11
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!!
7 / 11
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!
8 / 11
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
10 / 11
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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