Hello, there! Chances are you're looking to experience boudoir to celebrate some magical moment in your life. Truth is, boudoir is a mood and there's no excuse necessary. I want you to fall in love with my mode of storytelling in the same way you fall in love with the first strings of a melody, or a gentle whiff of intoxicating perfume. I love capturing confidence, adoration, and femininity. Welcome to my cozy, cinematic approach to modest boudoir and maternity photography in Suburban Chicago. My approach to boudoir is glamorous mixed with  a certain bohemian spirit. My little bungalow is the perfect escape from the day-to-day. Here, there are no judgments, errands or anything that ever feels uncomfortable or contrived. These are intimates you won't be embarrassed to showcase in your home for years to come. Let's take a journey. PJ's welcome.

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gift certificates

primed + primped for engagement season
or anything else worth celebrating.

wondering if 'modest boudoir' is right for you?

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Bras &

if babes & The Bungalow were a wardrobe,
she'd indule in


if babes & The Bungalow were a fragrance,
she'd smell like


the babes & The Bungalow girl
is always

Cherish the day
by sade

if babes & The Bungalow were a melody,
 she'd sound like

a daylight train to paris

if babes & The Bungalow were a destination,
 she'd vibe like

cameron Diaz's The Body Book               Ere Perez cosmetics

Initially I was very nervous to be doing this shoot. However upon meeting Maritza all my stress dissapeared. Her studio was beautiful and the positive energy made me even more relaxed. Even though some of my pictures weren't as subtle as her style per usual, she had no issues accommodating my wants and needs. The pictures I received came out breath taking. Better than I could ever imagine. Not to mention quick !!! I was on a time crunch of 8 days before the wedding. She even made that work. My mother and mother in law died when the saw the photos. Would recommend 10/10 - D.P. (via Yelp)


Maritza was very flexible and friendly. I was comfortable with her, and she took amazing photos I love her work. -Zara (wedding wire)

Amazing experience

As a recently engaged bride I was unsure if I was going to do a boudoir shoot. Upon hearing about Babes and the Bungalow and seeing her take on modest boudoir my mind quickly changed! I have never felt so beautiful as I did that day. The shoot flew by and the pictures turned out fantastic! I have already recommended her services to my fellow brides because I was so happy with how they turned out!
- Genaveve, Verified Reviewer via Wedding Wire. 


Maritza was wonderful in making me feel completely comfortable and beautiful. She has a wonderful eye and great suggestions. Very easy to talk to and knows exactly how to capture what you're looking for!
-Bella, Verified Reviewer via Wedding Wire

Exactly what i was looking for. 

Love working with babes and the bungalow!
She makes you feel comfortable, sexy and right at home
-Willow, Verified Reviewer via Wedding Wire

fun & flirty

I was recommended to work with Maritza through a family member. Her work is absolutely stunning and working with her was fun and professional at the same time! She made me feel very comfortable and all the shots turned out great. She provided way more shots than I anticipated and she did so in a short turn-around time! I honestly cannot believe that is me in some of the pictures.
-G from Rolling Meadows, Verified Reviewer via Yelp

I would definitely recommend her services to anyone.

I was in awe at how professional and amazingly creative Maritza is. My pictures came out exactly how I envisioned and beyond. If I can give her 10 stars I would. Absolutely recommend!! She is fantastic in every way and made me feel so comfortable! I can't wait for another shoot!
-Ro, Verified Reviewer via Yelp

i would do it again

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