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An exceptional boudoir experience. Luxurious Chicago settings. 

A Luxury Boudoir Experience In Chicago

Boudoir photos that are effortlessly chic and naturally you.

With more than a decade of experience photographing boudoir in Chicago, my mission is to create a joyful experience that you’ll cherish forever.

It’s certainly okay to gift these photos to a partner, but I hope the reason you choose to do this boudoir session is first and foremost for yourself. 

Meet Boudoir Photographer, Ashley Biess

Throughout my career, I’ve worked with incredible women from all stages of life, using photography as my medium to promote self love and bring more happy, confident women into this world.

My boudoir aesthetic centers around natural light, dreamy film-like colors, elegant posing, and artful compositions.

Your photos will feel effortlessly sexy, chic, feminine and beautiful. 

Behind the scenes, your experience will be a day of pampering, laughter and fun. 

If you can see yourself in my photos, I'd love to hear from you! 


These photos completely changed the way I feel about my body. I am so grateful to look back at these photos with such love and appreciation for myself.

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I booked the shoot when I was 5 or 6 months postpartum. For me, it was a gift to myself that allowed me to make space for myself during the season of life I was in.

I struggled a lot with postpartum depression and anxiety and doing this shoot led me back home to honor and love myself again.

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You create a fun, memorable, joyful experience and art that I'll treasure for years to come. I'm going to do this every ten years!

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This experience made me feel sexy in a way I never thought I could. I've struggled with my weight and being comfortable in my own skin for a long time.

I've gained about 20lbs in the last two years and for the first time ever, am starting to feel comfortable in my body. These photos helped reaffirm that a healthy, happy body is so much better than one afraid to eat.

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Even though I did this for my husband, I think I was the real winner. It was such an empowering experience to see myself like that. 

These photos make me feel confident and sexy! It was so fun to see myself shine in these pictures and discover a new level of confidence.

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I was worried that I would be awkward and the photographer would feel frustrated with any hesitations I had. You were quite the opposite of what I feared!

I felt eased by the fact that we laughed about how this is such a unique experience and to not take it too seriously - just have fun. You were wonderful and made me feel so comfortable!

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After struggling with body image throughout adolescence and then my body changing so much between three pregnancies, this was a much needed step toward being comfortable and confident in my own skin.

The experience and photos made me feel beautiful and sexy.

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As much as the boudoir session was a gift for my husband, it was also a keepsake for me -- a celebration of me in a new chapter of my life. Newly married, no kids, 30! I'll be able to look back on this and remember how I looked, felt, and thought during this time. I think it's something every woman should do for herself, no matter what stage she's at in her life.

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The boudoir session went above and beyond my expectations. It definitely made me feel empowered and confident.

These photos make me feel like a boss. Even though I initially wanted to do a shoot for my anniversary, I want to print out all the photos for myself.

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The photos give me such a confidence boost, and I love how my soft feminine side was captured along with my strong and confident side. I am proud of myself for being vulnerable and if you have the opportunity to try this, you should go for it. No regrets!

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Women's bodies are amazing and we should celebrate that more! I'm grateful to have these photos to look back on and remind myself of that feeling!

I look at the photos and feel strong and beautiful. Thank you for doing this. It's so important for women to feel these things about themselves!

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It was truly the most amazing and welcoming day. I have never felt more beautiful and you captured everything perfectly. My husband is going to love this but it was truly more for me! :)

I cannot stop looking at these pictures and will cherish them for the rest of my life.

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You'll start the morning with your hair & makeup appointment by our all-female staff. 

From there, we'll review your wardrobe and I'll guide you through each pose (no modeling experience required!) to capture your natural beauty in an effortlessly feminine way.

While the photos can certainly be sultry and sexy, the experience itself will be fun, lighthearted and your opportunity to feel pampered.

Your Boudoir Shoot Day!

After booking, I'll send you my Boudoir Wardrobe Guide and every detail you need to know to prepare for your appointment.

I love to see your inspiration photos, so please send me a mood board anytime before your shoot date.

Preparing for your shoot

Boudoir packages typically include on-site hair & makeup services, a beautiful shoot location in Chicago, a 1.5 hour photoshoot and a bespoke boudoir album.

To ensure we're a good fit to work together, we'll schedule a phone call to walk through all of your questions and discuss your vision for your photos. 

To book, I require a 50% deposit and signed letter of agreement. Payment plans are available upon request.

Read my FAQ to learn more.

The Booking Process

The Artistrie Co. Boudoir Experience

From bespoke albums that wow to a perfectly curated wall display to a boxed set of delicately matted prints, the best way to experience your photos and remember your experience is through print.

Learn more about custom albums and art to understand why printing is my favorite part of my job.

See the art books and prints.

Your Printed Artwork

Your Photo Reveal Appointment will be the first time you see the complete collection of your boudoir photos. 

This appointment is done virtually and typically takes place 3-4 weeks after your shoot date.

You'll watch a slideshow of  your STUNNING images and then we'll narrow down your favorites to start crafting your boudoir album or print product of your choice.

Your Photo Reveal Appointment

Traditional Photo Studios

Luxury Chicago Hotels

To help you find the best location to match your boudoir vision and aesthetic, these are the most beautiful hotels and studios for a Chicago boudoir photo session.

The Best Locations in Chicago for Your Boudoir Session

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are considering working together, here are some common questions and answers about booking a boudoir session. For my complete Boudoir FAQ, visit here.

When can I schedule my appointment?

Boudoir appointments are typically scheduled Mondays through Thursdays mornings.

Where do boudoir sessions take place?

My boudoir appointments typically take place in beautifully natural lit lofts and luxury hotels throughout the city of Chicago and nearby suburbs.

Will my photos remain private?

Yes, your boudoir photos can stay 100% private and for your eyes only.

Your boudoir photos will only be shared across my website, social media and marketing materials with your written consent. Your name or personal information will never be listed.


Explore Recent Chicago Boudoir Photo Sessions

Browse through these real Chicago boudoir photo sessions to help inspire your own photos, wardrobe, and setting.

If you are looking for a luxurious bridal boudoir experience, please visit my Bridal Boudoir Guide for everything you need to know about booking a session before your wedding day!

Luxury Bridal Boudoir

Request Booking Information for Your Boudoir Session

If you are looking to schedule a boudoir photo shoot in Chicago, I'd love to hear from you!

Please complete the contact form below and I will be in touch with more information about boudoir packages and availability within 48 hours, Monday through Thursday.

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Thank you for your message. I typically respond to all inquiries within 48 hours, Mondays through Thursdays.
 
I look forward to getting to know you and hearing more about your vision for your boudoir photos.

In the meantime, you can read my FAQ and learn more about working together.

Thank you for your inquiry!

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