CUSTOM SMARTPHONE + TABLET GALLERY APPS // iphone + andriod

Ok, so do you remember when you used to carry around those plastic photo cases in your wallet full of all the VIPs in your life?! You know, the days pre-Facebook or Instagram where you actually had to have a physical photo on you to show someone. If you don’t remember, then you are clearly way younger than me …. but I remember I carried those wallets around with me EVERYWHERE.  I never knew when I would need to show someone a picture of my hot BFF.

But let’s face it. No one does that anymore. If you can’t show someone a photo of your dog, baby or love of your life on your phone, then people may or may not believe you that Charley / Payton / Mike even exist. Ok, maybe not that extreme … but it seems like if it isn’t on Facebook / Instagram or on your phone … it didn’t happen, right?

Now as much as I love for all my clients to have physical prints from their sessions with me, I realize that it is sometimes MORE important for them to always have their images with them. Which is why one of my favorite products that all of my 2014 clients receive is their very own custom smartphone gallery app. This little app also works great on tablets.

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It is an app custom designed for each client with photos from their wedding / session. You just download it on to your phone and/or tablet, and you always have your photos with you. Best of all, the app is designed so you can share with with friends and family. So all those loved ones who are out of state or your Mom who loves to brag about you, can add the app to their phones so they can whip out their phones to show you off. No more plastic wallets for them. ;)

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custom smartphone / tablet photo gallery app // brittany bekas photography - www.brittanybekas.com // wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Chicago, Illinois custom smartphone / tablet photo gallery app // brittany bekas photography - www.brittanybekas.com // wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Chicago, IllinoisWant your own custom app? Just mentioned it when you book your wedding or lifestyle session with me, and I promise, I’ll hook you up. ;)

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CHICAGO FALL MINI SESSIONS

Chicago Lifestyle Phtogaphy | Fall Mini Sessions

I’m so excited to finally be announcing my fall mini session date. For those of you who like a quick and easy photo shoot, this is for you. These mini sessions are great for couples, families, seniors, and babies … and they are perfect for anyone looking for photos for their holiday cards.

Each mini session is only $150 and is held a single location (location is TBD but will likely be in northwest Chicago suburbs), is 30 minutes long and includes 25 digital, high resolution images printable up to an 8 x 12.

The fall mini sessions will be held on Saturday, September 28th. I am starting with 4 evening sessions (4:30, 5, 5:30, 6) and once these fill up, I will open up 4 morning sessions (9, 9:30, 10, 10:30).

Mini sessions booked prior to Thursday, September 19th will receive an ‘Early Bird’ bonus – a complimentary iPhone/Android gallery app with images from your session. A deposit of 50% is due within 7 days of booking in order to reserve your spot. These sessions will fill up fast, so book early. E-mail me at brittany@brittanybekas.com for scheduling.

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YOUR FIRST FAMILY HEIRLOOM | YOUR WEDDING BOOK

Last weekend while I was at home visiting my parents, I dug out my mom’s old wedding album and flipped through all the pages … smiling as I looked at the photos. Everything was documented so perfectly in one place. I felt like I was a part of the day even though I wasn’t there … and it was then I realized really how badly I want all of my client’s to have a wedding album.

I love that my clients get their digital files after the wedding, but I want their families to be able to experience exactly what I did with my parents’ album. I want them to be able to flip through the pages and remember the emotions of getting ready, to see the first kiss as husband and wife and to remember all of the details of the day.

And because I want the wedding book to last a lifetime, I only offer the best line of albums out there from KISS.

Chicago Wedding Album Book | Brittany Bekas Photography All of my books come in this adorable cover so that is is protected from dust and the sun.

Chicago Wedding Album Book | Brittany Bekas Photography

The leather books are the perfect wedding book. They come in eight different color options and are GORGEOUS full-grain leather.

Chicago Wedding Album Book | Brittany Bekas Photography The pages feature a hard substrate between the pages making the pages extra durable and every spread lays flat beautifully.

Chicago Wedding Album Book | Brittany Bekas Photography Unlike the other books out there, these books are true photographic printing … meaning no little color dots … and they are printed on the finest Fuji Crystal Archival paper. I custom design each book to tell the story of the day and then I allow you to make any changes … meaning you don’t have to stress about picking the photos at the beginning.

Chicago Wedding Album Book | Brittany Bekas PhotographyIn addition to the leather books, I also offer a stunning linen book.

The linen books have cleanable, silicone-protected linen covers without a substrate between pages. These books are thinner lighter and almost half the cost of the leather books making them great for parent, engagement/boudoir or sign in books. These also come in 8 different color options!

Chicago Wedding Album Book | Brittany Bekas Photography

Chicago Wedding Album Book | Brittany Bekas PhotographyAll of the books are a sleek square shape and come in three different sizes. But best of all, both the beautiful leather and linen books are warranted for life. I bet you can’t resist these now. :)

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give … you :: chicago boudoir marathon

I am SO excited to announce my first ever boudoir marathon. I’ve teamed up with Jen from  Suite 115 Salon & Spa to bring you a very sexy experience at a swanky, boutique hotel. If you are not sure what to get your guy for xmas or valentine’s day….this is it. I promise he won’t want to return this gift.

Limited spots available. Contact me at brittany@brittanybekas.com to reserve your session.

boudoir :: miss j

I absolutely love when my clients take an active role in brainstorming ideas for their shoot. Miss J was all over this. When we met for her session, her and her boyfriend had thought up a bunch of amazing ideas for our session. And let me tell you, she was beyond stunning.

Here are some of the saucy photos from her session.

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Chicago Boudoir Photography

Dying to see more? View her boudoir slideshow here.

boudoir :: miss m

One of my most anticipated moments is seeing what my clients bring in for their boudoir session. For me, it like is shopping without the bill (and who doesn’t like that?!). So when Miss M showed up for her session, I was beyond excited. She covered all the bases from casual to girly to super sexy!

I’m so excited to share with you some of my favorites from her session.

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To see more of Miss. M, watch her gorgeous slideshow here.

boudoir :: sexy + sassy miss s

I have been obsessing and dying to start shooting some sexy and sassy boudoir shoots in between all of the weddings this year, so when Sandra was interested in a session…. I jumped at the chance.

We spent the afternoon picking out a flirty wardrobe and creating beyond gorgeous photos. Sandra is absolutely stunning, and she really made my job easy. Here are some of my favorite photos (and let me tell you…it took me forever to edit it down to these….)

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What to see more? I know you do! :) Check out the rest of Sandra’s boudoir session by watching the sexy video here.