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  [email protected]
Jeff (815) 483-4935  [email protected]

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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What To Expect At Your Glamour/Boudoir Photoshoot Start To Finish

  What To Expect At Your Glamour/Boudoir Shoot 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…
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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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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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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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How It All Started

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…
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What Real Women Say

   As women, we tend to fixate on our imperfections and miss the good stuff.  With a photoshoot at J.R. Owen & Co. I will find your true beauty and show it back to you in photographs that will someday become one of the most priceless things you own.     This beautiful mama-to-be came…
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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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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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“I’m totally freaking out.” said nearly every woman I’ve ever photographed

“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”…
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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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Eight Things You Should Look For When Selecting A Boudoir Photographer

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…
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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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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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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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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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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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10 tips for picking a photographer

10 tips for picking a photographer 1.) Pick a Photographer You Like A good portion of your day is dedicated to taking photos.  You photographer will either add to your great wedding experience or make it a nightmare. 2.) You Don’t Always Have To Look At The Camera Candid moments are a huge part of…
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Ten Reasons You Should Have A Photoshoot

Ten Reasons You Should Have A Photoshoot Now 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…
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