Welcome, My Queen!
I'm Sean and I have practiced various kinds of photography for years; from the streets of Tokyo, to the fjords of Iceland and the glistening beaches of the Bahamas. But without question, my most rewarding experiences have been with women like yourself who deserve to be celebrated.
My favorite kind of client? The ones who insist they aren't right for fine-art photography. Seeing my female subjects break into that incredible smile of awakening and belief is the most addictive feeling ever.
What Is Boudoir?
The term boudoir has evloved in the last 50 years from the basic bedroom to encompass the idea of a woman's sanctuary, a place where she feels safe, secure and at peace from the outside world. In the context of photography it has also been endowed with meanings of empowerment, uplift and self-love.
What it is not is synonymous with is nudity or pornography.
"This experience made me feel over the top exceptionally special [...] came at the perfect time in my life, where some quality pampering did just the trick to help me to feel like a real person again."
CARLY / FLIGHT CREW
"I had a great experience, Sean was nothing but professional. I loved the photos, the backgrounds he added were spectacular and made the shots so beautiful. I’d use him again if the occasion arises."
KARRY / ADMINISTRATOR
IN THE BEGINNING
The first step on our journey is getting to know you. Once you have made the decision to celebrate yourself and select a date, I'll send you a short questionnaire. You'll be able to detail your preferences (coffee, tea ... Champagne? music, etc) and the location of your session. Locations can be in-studio, your home, or a luxury hotel suite in downtown Chicago.
We handle all the details and arrangements, with no additional cost to you.
START OF YOUR DAY
When your big day arrives, we will meet at our agreed upon location with a special guest: a hand-picked, licensed and certified hair and makeup artist. This professional will work along-side you to style your appearance to your specifications from an array of options.
The three of us will collaborate with the aid of your wardrobe to fashion a dynamite look.
The main event will place you front and center, but fear not--my years of experiences with women of all shapes and sizes will ensure that the finished results will be smooth, professional, and boost your spirits for a long while to come. With proper lighting and angles, every woman can be Marilyn Monroe.
Keep in mind that 'boudoir' is not synonymous with nudity. I make certain to provide an environment where you feel in-control, safe and your modesty respected.
IMMEDIATE REVIEW AND SELECTION
At the conclusion of the shooting session you'll have an opportunity to relax and enjoy a treat (or two) with the refreshment of your choice.
I will begin a cursory review of your images and then provide you with a presentation of the best of the best. From here we will work together to finalize your selections and discuss options for add-ons (custom leather-bound photobox or album?) and delivery.
The best part is you control how much you want to spend, with open-ended pricing based on the number of photos you love.
BUT WHAT IF I HAVE NO MODELING EXPERIENCE?
You don't need any. None. As a professional photographer it is my job to guide you through every pose, every movement down to the positioning of your hands. And this is no cookie-cutter coaching; every woman is different and needs specific attention. Many of the women you see in these photographs are NOT models. They are just like you, ladies who needed encouragement and guidance.
I'M INTERESTED, BUT NERVOUS
I've never had a client who wasn't nervous. It's completely normal which is why I strive to make you as comfortable and part of the process as possible. Once you see the first couple of shots we take, your nervousness will melt away; I promise!
WHERE WILL THE SHOOT TAKE PLACE?
I believe in flexibility. Many shoots take place at high-end hotels in Downtown Chicago, with no added cost to you. I also feature studio shoots as well as in-home visits (travel distance may incur a fee).
WHAT ABOUT HAIR AND MAKEUP?
I have a collection of licensed hair and makeup artists that I absolutely trust with my life. Wherever you choose to shoot I will have an artist meet us at our location and give you a full VIP treatment. Its part of the EXPERIENCE that I provide to make sure you look your absolute best!