MAMAS IN PAJAMAS LITTLES WITH A LIFESTYLE EDGE MODEST BOUDOIR
Babes and The Bungalow offers two very distinct styles of photography. For The 'Lil Babes—Children/Teens. 0-18 must be accompanied by an adult. For The Grown Babes—Women/Moms. Intimates are reserved strictly for 21+. No children ever for this genre.
HOW DID BABES AND THE BUNGALOW COME ABOUT?
When I was a little girl, my grandmother would often take me to visit the homes of her dear friends on a regular basis. I would preoccupy myself with re-styling all the homes, re-purposing vintage decor, and re-doing everyone's hair—in my mind. I was a pretty quiet child with a very active imagination!
At an early age, I excelled in writing and any medium that allowed me to tell a story. I guess it's no accident that I would grow to work with sought-after brands and media to create content (and develop trademark hair tutorials online).
Fast-forward to when I became a mother. I purchased a DSLR and basically threw it in my closet for two years due to life's busy demands. In 2017, I grew restless and wanted to be behind the lens. It wasn't until my youngest son turned three that I personally began photographing beauty products and lifestyle concepts. I found that I really liked being behind the camera and the positive feedback propelled me.
Brands began noticing my work and reached out regarding projects. Those initial inquiries lit a fire in me that I never knew existed. Now I find myself in Western Chicago, in a new home with a bungalow-styled loft studio ideal for portraits and product photography. It was kismet the way things fell into place.
But I'm getting ahead of myself. Gemini's tend to do that! So sorry. Ok...so since I have a strong bridal and beauty background, I initially wanted to focus shooting my own approach to boudoir. Then one day, I took photos of my two boys and fell utter joy being behind the lens. My kids LOVED the experience and naturally hammed it up for the camera. It began to 'click' that something special was brewing! I didn't want to limit the happiness I could create (both in front of and behind the camera) so I expanded my niche to women and children.
My whole journey into photography has been serendipitous. I hope my images spark joy and the desire to capture your inner beauty.
DO YOU WORK WITH BRANDS and on special assignments?
YES! I work on collaborations and projects that are a natural extension of my brand. I focus on products that I would naturally gravitate to, currently enjoy, and could honestly recommend to my loved ones.
How Do we Collab or Work together?
I'd love to work with you, too! Please email me at babesandthebungalow (at) gmail (dot) com.