The Ultimate Chicago

Pin Up Experience

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You were made beautiful.

It’s time to say YES to the unforgettable No Regrets Experience. It's everything our Chicago, Illinois studio was built for.

During your unique session, you’ll be taking on a pinup photoshoot full of vintage hairstyles and our collection of props. We'll be there every step of the way to make you feel like the complete Pin-Up Doll you are.

Take on a new, empowering experience with us. You’ll feel like a bombshell every step of the way.


Love Notes


“It was one of the best, most beautiful experiences I've ever had in my life. Every woman should know what it's like to feel that gorgeous.”

Desiree F.


“From the minute you walk in the door it is all about you. They pamper you and help you feel comfortable so can you can rock your inner awesome.”

Abbey L.


“I had an amazing experience at Chicago Pinup and can't wait to do it again. Karina is so friendly and welcoming and puts you at ease right away.”

Lisa P.

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Meet the Team



Owner and Photographer

About Karina

Hey, I'm Karina! Before I became a boudoir photographer, I went through a world of challenges. As a kid, I grew up in the toughest neighborhoods of Chicago and later developed a tumor that changed my life. Although it was treatable, it led to lingering health complications and incredible weight gain.

This experience distorted how I viewed myself and I lived with low self-esteem for years until I decided to make a change. Once I learned to love my body and myself, I knew I wanted to make a difference.

Chicago Pinup Photography was founded as a safe place for women to see just how beautiful they are. My goal is for every gal that walks into one of my studios to realize that celebrities look amazing due to a great team and that they are just as stunning.

We’ve worked with over 2,000 women from around the world and showed them how incredibly flawless they are.

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

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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, "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 works with every day women to make them look and feel their best for an unforgettable photoshoot.


Director of Operations


Megan does a little of everything for our team. Managing day-to-day operations, she keeps our business running smoothly so you can enjoy a perfect, stress-free shoot.



"You will leave with a higher level of confidence."

- Karole G.

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Before your session, we will go over your vision and all your incredible ideas for your one-of-a-kind photo shoot. We can discuss all the possibilities and packages we offer in advance so you can get the most from your session.


Your session will start with your complete Hollywood style makeover! After your hair and face are all glammed up, we’ll move on to your outfit and our carefully constructed setting! Be the flawless pinup model you were born to be!


Two weeks after your shoot, we’ll get to look at all your stunning images and all the ways you can take them home! All your final pictures are retouched and cleaned to make sure you leave with a perfect final product!


The Pin Up Experience

Session with Complimentary Hair & Makeup


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It’s time to be a bombshell.


Your session will leave you feeling pampered, fearless, and flawless. We are committed to transforming everyday women like you into a retro doll and diva.