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I was thinking about doing the BD shoot for my FI.  Our wedding is in June so I am thinking about doing the shoot in May or April.  Is there any suggestions on photographers in the Chicagoland area?  I have been looking and I keeps seeing photographers who are too overpriced (around $500 just for the shoot).  Any novice photographers that could use the experience and the money???

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I would recommend Serenity Photography in the Northwest burbs.  Their packages start at $99!  I did a boudoir shoot with them last year as a birthday gift for my fiance, and he LOVED it!  Steve and Harper are a husband and wife team and they made me feel like a model during the photo shoot, lol.  I think Harper does the photo shoots solo as well if you're not comfortable with a male photographer.  Let me know if you have any questions or want to see example photos from my shoot.   

 

http://www.wemakebridescry.com/serenity-photography/index.php

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They seem really classy and appropriately priced.  How much do they cost to have pictures printed?  They mentioned a la cart, but how much did it cost you?  Were they able to give you all of your pics?
 

Originally Posted by Karen&Rene View Post

I would recommend Serenity Photography in the Northwest burbs.  Their packages start at $99!  I did a boudoir shoot with them last year as a birthday gift for my fiance, and he LOVED it!  Steve and Harper are a husband and wife team and they made me feel like a model during the photo shoot, lol.  I think Harper does the photo shoots solo as well if you're not comfortable with a male photographer.  Let me know if you have any questions or want to see example photos from my shoot.   

 

http://www.wemakebridescry.com/serenity-photography/index.php



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I'm going with Vavoom Pinups http://www.vavoompinups.com/ Their main package is $350, which include hair, makeup and wardrobe. A few of my girlfriends are doing the shoot with me so it'll be about $300 each.

 

They're more of a vampy, retro style than the BD style, but I love their work! I'm a little nervous though! :-)

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I just printed out three photos to have framed for my fiance's b-day, I think they cost $11 each for an 8X10.  I know that getting all the photos is an option, but not sure on the price for that.

Originally Posted by farlem311 View Post

They seem really classy and appropriately priced.  How much do they cost to have pictures printed?  They mentioned a la cart, but how much did it cost you?  Were they able to give you all of your pics?
 

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Originally Posted by Karen&Rene View Post

I would recommend Serenity Photography in the Northwest burbs.  Their packages start at $99!  I did a boudoir shoot with them last year as a birthday gift for my fiance, and he LOVED it!  Steve and Harper are a husband and wife team and they made me feel like a model during the photo shoot, lol.  I think Harper does the photo shoots solo as well if you're not comfortable with a male photographer.  Let me know if you have any questions or want to see example photos from my shoot.   

 

http://www.wemakebridescry.com/serenity-photography/index.php


 


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Originally Posted by acireta View Post

 

I'm going with Vavoom Pinups http://www.vavoompinups.com/ Their main package is $350, which include hair, makeup and wardrobe. A few of my girlfriends are doing the shoot with me so it'll be about $300 each.

 

They're more of a vampy, retro style than the BD style, but I love their work! I'm a little nervous though! :-)

 

I did a shoot w/ vavoom last winter (w/ my bridesmaids). It was a ton of fun, but just make sure to get all of the details about what's included in writing.

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You will do great!!!  Just remember it's for his eyes only.  I can't wait to book the appointment for May.  I just need a few more weeks of personal training sessions to even call them. 
 

Originally Posted by acireta View Post

I'm going with Vavoom Pinups http://www.vavoompinups.com/ Their main package is $350, which include hair, makeup and wardrobe. A few of my girlfriends are doing the shoot with me so it'll be about $300 each.

 

They're more of a vampy, retro style than the BD style, but I love their work! I'm a little nervous though! :-)



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I am also thinking about having one of my friends take some photos for me.  More of the bedroom shots that we can do at a hotel.  That way I can have all the shots and have fun with the shoot.  I believe editing is important in making the photos look great.  I wanted to use a professional photographer for the special shots that I cannot do in a hotel.

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Interesting... thanks for the heads-up! we'll see how this goes :-)
 

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I did a shoot w/ vavoom last winter (w/ my bridesmaids). It was a ton of fun, but just make sure to get all of the details about what's included in writing.



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