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Celebrate a Milestone with a Glamour or Boudoir Photoshoot {Bloomington, IL Boudoir Photographer}

beautiful classy boudoir portraits of a woman turning thirty years old

This lovely lady decided that she would welcome her thirties by pampering herself with boudoir photoshoot, complete with hairstyling and airbrush makeup. She also wanted to celebrate her love for her body, because it gave her a beautiful baby boy 15 months ago. Tiffany blew me away with her confidence during her shoot. Her stunning images truly reflect who she is at this moment in her life, and I’m very proud to be able to give these to her.

Have you reached a goal or milestone in your life that deserves celebrating? I would love to hear about it! Take a minute to fill out the form below and be sure to tell me what it is that YOU would like to celebrate.


Contemporary Business Headshots {Central Illinois Headshot Photographer}

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A few months ago, I met Cathy. After talking to her for only a couple of minutes, I realized that this was a refreshingly genuine, positive woman who had a refreshing and inspirational outlook on life. She had been dreaming about starting a business as a life coach and was looking for someone who could help her define her image and online presence. Throughout the whole process, we had so much fun together, talking about business and life in general. We were so happy with Cathy’s final images, and I can’t wait to feature her interview here on my blog once she’s officially open for business!

Here are a few words from Cathy about her headshot experience:

“My photo shoot with Cori was absolutely outstanding, it was everything I imagined. I was looking for someone who had the expertise and understanding of contemporary headshots, to create professional pictures that went beyond the standard  business headshots. I had been in search of someone who could create flattering pictures that expressed my personality, and could be used in a number of settings.

When I found Cori’s web site, I was immediately attracted to her way of business. I loved the idea of working together during a pre-shoot consultation to talk about the look I was trying to achieve, and then creating a Pinterest board where we could gather looks as an inspiration for the day of the shoot.

I felt like a celebrity on the day of the shoot. Morgan is so talented and she really helped me look my best. Having someone else expertly take care of my hair and make-up was such a treat, a wonderful addition to the day. There was nothing for me to worry about.

And what can I say, Cori took such beautiful shots. She is a naturally talented photographer who made it all look so easy.  But don’t let that fool you. She knows her stuff.  I didn’t have a thing to worry about. She made me feel so comfortable. And, I am absolutely thrilled with the final product.

If you are looking for a talented photographer to help you create a professional online brand, look no further. Cori is the one.”

*Photography by Cori Strong, Little Bells Photography

*Hairstyling and makeup by Morgan Matlock, Moda Salon

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Child Studio Portraits {Bloomington, IL Child Photographer}

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“I often miss this little girl…whose dreams had no barriers, who believed in a world where anything was possible, with a heart that was full and unbroken.”

Kids; they’re little…then all of a sudden they’re not. Book your child’s portrait session so you will be able to look back at that time of innocence. The time when you were their world, when they still laughed at your jokes and reached out for a hug. Don’t wait until that time is just a distant memory, clutching onto your heart.

To contact Cori about a session, take a moment to fill out the form below.

Kerith - March 7, 2015 - 12:27 am

Oh my gosh! When the girl at the top smiles, she looks just like Elle Fanning! Adorable. - May 12, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Thank you so much Kerith! And you are so right!

James - September 17, 2015 - 3:42 am

juliet – Hello there! I am looking to do a prnaegncy boudoir shoot. I think on Nov.4th, I won’t have enough of a baby belly yet(I will be about 25 weeks) Do you have any other dates? I think early to mid. December would work best as I will be showing alot more by then. Or I guess the other option is to book for Dec. and to just book a private shoot with you Let me know what is available, thanks! - October 22, 2015 - 7:32 pm

Hi Juliet. Have you submitted a contact form or emailed me yet? If you haven’t, you can reach me at and I would be happy to talk with you about a pregnancy boudoir shoot.

Cozy Sweater Boudoir {Bloomington, IL Boudoir Photographer}

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Women of all ages, shapes, and professions are intrigued by the thought of doing a boudoir photoshoot. However, I always hear, “I could never do that!” and “I’m not much for lingerie”. Well the good news is that boudoir doesn’t mean lingerie.

The actual definition is boudoir – a lady’s bedroom or private sitting room.

The whole point of boudoir is to celebrate what makes you feel beautiful, sexy, confident and most importantly, yourself. Do you feel sexy in a soft gray t-shirt and boyshorts? Or how about a pair of amazing fitting jeans that hug every curve and accentuate your toned Crossfit body? If you love soft, cozy fabrics and lounging in bed reading books, try a cashmere bra and undies set and bring your favorite book along to your shoot.

If the idea of wearing lingerie is the one thing holding you back from booking a session with me, remember that you decide how you want to be photographed. You can show up with nothing but a pair of white cotton boyshorts and the white tank top you wore under your jacket and I promise that you will still have stunning images.

For some cozy inspiration, take a look at Cynthia’s beautiful portraits!


Would you like to learn more about boudoir sessions? Fill out this form and Cori will contact you within 24 hours.

Limited sessions available for March and April

Central, Illinois Premiere Boudoir Photographer


Black and White Boudoir; tattooed {Illinois Boudoir Photographer}

Katie came for her premiere viewing session today where she was presented with her stunning images via a custom designed slideshow. She had been waiting with anticipation the whole week and was thrilled when she saw her gorgeous portraits! Here are two of her favorites:

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To book your own session, contact to schedule a free consultation and see what boudoir is all about!