Meet the Team

Chicago-Pinup Boudoir-Photographer-About-Karina-Velez

Owner and Photographer

About Karina

Hey, I'm Karina! I grew up in the worst neighborhoods of Chicago and developed a tumor that changed my life. Although it was treatable, it caused major weight gain. This experience showed me what body changes can do to woman's self esteem and I knew I wanted to make a difference.

Chicago Pinup Photography was founded as a safe place for women to see how beautiful they are. I want them to know that celebrities look amazing due to a great team. We have worked with nearly 2,000 women from around the world.

When I’m not photographing beautiful women or creating educational programs for photographers, I can be found singing, recording radio commercials for companies like McDonald's, cuddling my furry babies (Mimi & Mimo), or spending time with my amazing husband!



Lead Hair Artist


Rosy will take you back to the pin up era we all love with her unparalleled talent. The comment we hear the most is, "Wow! I didn't know my hair could look this good. How did you do that?"


Lead Makeup Artist


As a makeup artist with over 22 years of experience, Jules will make you look and feel your best. She believes nothing is more rewarding than seeing the transformation of an every day woman.


Director of Operations


Megan does a little of everything for the Chicago Pin Up Photography team. By managing our day-to-day operations, she keeps our business running smoothly so you can enjoy a perfect, stress-free shoot.


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I felt like a new woman after spending the day at CPP."


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