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

True Beauty

Lately I’ve been having this conversation about self-esteem with many women. Why as women are we so fixated on our appearance? If I had to take a guess, I would say it’s probably because men are such visual creatures. It is said that when a woman walks into a room, she will judge herself by…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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I Need To Lose 20lbs First

Here are 5 reasons not to wait for your goal weight: I can take off 20lbs just in the way I pose you. Let’s face it, you’ll probably just lose it in your boobs anyway. The hour glass ratio is soooo in right now. The people that love you do not give a damn about…
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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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9 Things You Wanted To Know About Boudoir, But Were Too Afraid To Ask

9 Things You Wanted To Know About Boudoir, But Were Too Afraid To Ask It’s Pronounced Boo-Dwar Pronounced bood-wa in French the translation and means bedroom. It’s Really Not That Intimidating “That wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I actually felt really comfortable.” I hear this after every shoot. Corrective lighting and…
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Brain Exposure

As we come to the close of another year I’m looking forward to all 2017 has yet to be accomplished. My goal is to blog weekly whether or not it’s the next start of an epic novel or thought provoking ideas that will change the world. Just get my thoughts out; get something written. So…
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Robbery in Lemont

  ‘The Vault’ from Whitney Cinema on Vimeo.   Paige – 1 Happygirl.com Katie – White Lotus Weddings Rikki – Modern Facade Bri – Vault Cafe and Bar                 vaultcafeandbar.com         The collaborative work of businesses located on Canal street in downtown Lemont Photography by Rachel. ImageIcon Photography Video…
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What To Expect At Your Glamour/Boudoir Photoshoot Start To Finish

  So here’s the breakdown: 1. We’ll do a pre-shoot consultation either in-studio or over the phone. This gives us a chance to talk about outfits, the overall styling, and preparation for your shoot. You’ll also get to see the studio, props/backgrounds, meet me and confirm I’m not a weirdo (hopefully). This usually helps with…
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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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Why Trace Adkins Is My Spirit Animal

So I just found this music video, and I now believe Trace Adkins is my spirit animal. Can you relate to the woman in this video? Hair and a bun with an oversized shirt and yoga pants every day? Her husband (and others who love her) still see a side of her she can’t see…
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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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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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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. Click here   Aerial Champagne Chandelier If you’re going to pour champagne why not poor it…
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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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