This is a collection of my very favorite moments, recent work, photography tips, and behind-the-scenes adventures. Enjoy!

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This is a collection of my very favorite moments, recent work, photography tips, and  behind-the-scenes adventures. Enjoy!

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Chicago boudoir photographer Ashley Biess of Artistrie Co. shares how she defines the art of boudoir photography. Boudoir photography stands out in the world of photography, celebrated for its intimacy and ability to capture beauty, sensuality, and vulnerability. As a boudoir photographer, I’ve explored this captivating realm, delving into light, shadow, and emotion to craft […]

As I take a moment to reflect on my journey as a boudoir photographer, I find myself drawn to the sources of inspiration that have shaped my craft. From the timeless elegance of classical paintings I see at the Art Institute to the ethereal sculptures I had the pleasure of seeing while visiting the Met […]

A hotel boudoir shoot can be incredibly fun and luxurious experience! If you plan it right, you can even turn your boudoir session into a mini staycation. To help with your plans, I’ve compiled a list of my very favorite Chicago hotels that will be picture perfect for your boudoir photoshoot. At the very end, […]

This year, one of my goals has been to shoot boudoir in some of Chicago’s most luxurious hotels. I’ve now had the pleasure of working at the ever-so-lovely Langham Hotel for the second time and I simply love the results. Miss I met me at the Langham on a beautiful summer evening in the city. […]

This bridal boudoir session was an equal mix of sweet and sultry and I *loved* the opportunity to shoot at one of my very favorite hotels in Chicago, The Langham. And yes, the sheets are as soft as they look. I had the absolute pleasure of working with Miss N on a quiet summer morning […]

When your client is a former competitive gymnast, you incorporate lots of movement into her bridal boudoir shoot. I simply adored working with Miss A for her boudoir session. She brought such an easy-going, fun energy to her shoot. She brought great outfits, including a set of silky pajamas, a blue button down shirt, one […]

This lovely lady flew all the way in from the East Coast to work with me in Chicago for her boudoir session. To say I’m honored would be an understatement. Miss E landed in Chicago less than 12 hours before her shoot with me and she was READY to go. Not only was she ready, […]

This romantic, Parisian-inspired bridal boudoir shoot taken in the heart of Chicago will forever be a favorite of mine. Miss C was an absolute dream to photograph. Her boudoir photos turned out so luminous, soft and feminine. They have such a radiant, timeless quality to them. She was generous to allow me to publish the […]

If you’ve ever considered a boudoir session but weren’t sure if it’s right for you, allow me to share my top six reasons why it might just be the perfect choice. At Artistrie Co., I’ve had the privilege of photographing women from all walks of life, using my lens to celebrate self-love and body positivity. […]

This Parisian-inspired boudoir session was taken at a vintage loft in Chicago and included the most beautiful pair of Louis Vuittons. Hello red soles! Her wardrobe was luxurious, feminine and romantic and I have no doubt that these photos were a wonderful surprise gift to her now-husband. That being said, Miss M. is a cancer […]