Chicago area wedding photography by Rachel and Jeff Owen.

Visit us at our beautiful boutique studio in downtown Lemont IL.
Also specializing in boudoir photography, family portraits, headshots, newborns, seniors, and more.

We are proud knot "best of weddings" and "hall of fame" winners.
Read all of our 5 star reviews on the knot, google, and wedding wire.

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Rachel (630) 240-1037  rachel@jrowenco.com
Jeff (815) 483-4935  jeff@jrowenco.com

Professional vs Hobbyist

Professional vs Hobbyist There are two things I hear from couples that make me cringe–two choices I know the couple will, without a doubt, regret after the wedding. The first is, “Our friend is a DJ.” A DJ is the single factor that will make or break your reception. Have a bad or inexperienced DJ…
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How It All Started

This was the photoshoot that changed my life. I had a makeup artist ask if I would be willing to shoot a makeup portfolio of her work. The idea was she would bring me ten clients and do the makeup for free while I would photograph; then they would have the option to purchase their…
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Why Is Boudoir So Expensive?

If you’ve been doing a little research on boudoir or glamour photography you might find it’s more expensive than you thought. Anytime a product is created for one person and cannot be sold again, you can expect to pay more than the mass products you find on department store shelves. The average eight hours of…
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Too Nervous For A Boudoir Shoot? Then Glamour May Be Right For You

What is a glamour shoot? Glamour is actually a very similar type of photo-shoot, just not in lingerie. The pose and expressions can still be sexy but in your favorite jeans or gorgeous gown. Often our clients opt for a glamour shoot rather than boudoir or a hybrid of both. A glamour shoot is great…
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“I’m totally freaking out.” said nearly every woman I’ve ever photographed

It’s ok; you’re normal. Unless you’re a professional model, you probably have a little apprehension about having a boudoir shoot and for most women that’s an understatement. You might be surprised to hear there is no such thing as a photogenic person. Being “photogenic” is really just someone who is comfortable in front of the…
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5 Tips To Really Enjoy Your Wedding Day

5 Tips To Really Enjoy Your Wedding Day Don’t Get Too Much Of A Plan In Your Head I couldn’t look at my wedding photos for six months after my wedding. If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’ve met me and seen my wedding photos; and they are beautiful! I realize that now, but for…
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Sweaty Boobs

Sweaty Boobs The sweat glistened on every guest as they waited for the ceremony to start. It was the kind of day where you weren’t sure if you were outside or in a steam-bath. The groom had already changed shirts twice, and I was contemplating how much sweat I would have to photoshop if he…
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All The Emotions Of Print Competition

When gearing up for print competition   midnight the day before submissions are due   When you’re up to your neck in competition edits and the deadline is approaching When the perfect ideas comes to you out of nowhere When you find the perfect model for your vision When your vision just isn’t coming together…
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Expo Special

Limited Time Offer! We are offering a free digital video player (also plays digital photos) for the next 10 weddings booked! Request Pricing Share our page on facebook Ask us Questions We’d love to hear from you! Use the form to the left or click button for more options. Contact Us Today
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Six Things You Can Do To Get The Most Out Of Your Wedding Vendors

Six Things You Can Do To Get The Most Out Of Your Wedding Vendors If you’re going to tip, tip early.  It’s standard to tip someone at the end of the job based on how well they did, but if you want the most from your wedding vendors then tip early in the day. Tips…
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Eight Things You Should Look For When Selecting A Boudoir Photographer

You don’t want to be photographed by some creepy guy in his basement. 1. Know the location.  It’s safest to choose a studio with a storefront location. Boudoir photo-shoots in a home or hotel can be shady unless you personally know the photographer. 2. Choose someone who makes you feel comfortable.  Meet the photographer before hand. You…
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Ten Reasons You Should Have A Photoshoot

Reasons You Should Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone and JUST DO IT.  You’ll be really glad you did. You’re not getting any younger.  I have women age 50+ come in all the time and tell me they wish they would have done this when they were younger When you’re a mature woman, you need something…
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How To Choose A Good Wedding Photographer

How To Choose A Good Wedding Photographer Meet The Actual Photographer A good portion of your day will be spent taking photos; therefore, your photographer will be the vendor with the most direct impact on your day. It’s important to meet the actual person who will be capturing your memories. It’s the photographer, not the…
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#1 Wedding Regret

#1 Wedding Regret It’s hard to know what areas of your wedding you want to go all out with and what things you can do without. There is one thing brides regret not getting for the wedding above all else: not hiring a videographer. When you see your dad cry and tell you how much…
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What he really wants

What he really wants There are two universal perfect presents for a man. The first is a remote-control helicopter. Seriously, there isn’t a man alive at any age that doesn’t want to play with a remote-control helicopter. The second is boudoir photography. If you’re getting married this is probably the more appropriate of the two.…
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Demetrius Surprises Tyler With Epic Proposal

Jeff and I were lucky enough to photograph Dimitrius’s epic proposal to his new fianceè Tyler.  He teamed up with the amazing team at Creative Ice Theatre to pull it off.  See the whole story below. Tyler is in the middle; she thinks she’s having a group skating lesson. Ralph is in the blue sweater.  She’s…
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When Disaster Strikes

When Disaster Strikes Although this title might be a little dramatic it’s likely that your wedding day won’t go 100% to plan no matter how hard you work at it. In our years of wedding photography we’ve seen: hotel shuttle took the out of town guests (most of the guest list) to the wrong reception…
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Unique Reception Ideas

Unique Reception Ideas Dueling Pianos Bands and Djs are great, but if you want to wow your guests think outside the box. Dueling Pianos are interactive and a sure way to get everyone up and having a good time. http://www.felixandfingers.com/ Aerial Champagne Chandelier If you’re going to pour champagne why not pour it from the…
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The 6 Greatest Piece of Advice You’ll Wish You’d Read Before the Wedding

The 6 Greatest Piece of Advice You’ll Wish You’d Read Before the Wedding Your Groom May Give You Jewelry The Day of the Wedding This doesn’t sound like a big deal, until you realize is probably excited to see you to wear it down the aisle. Make sure your groom knows you’ve spent time selecting…
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