The Boutique Photo Loft by Shari Cornes
After taking an extended hiatus from photography I happened to stumble upon a uber fantastic studio loft, even though I have been there twice, it Is still so hard to believe that I have found my dream space so close to home and the owner is a truly amazing woman named Shari Cornes.
This little piece of heaven is the “Boutique Photo Loft” It is located on Mendel Street in the city of Chicago Illinois
You can see a few photos of the loft if you visit the website, but it comes nowhere close to doing it justice.
The owner of this unique space is none other than the extremely talented interior designer Shari Cornes.
Shari is always re styling the loft into unique and stellar shooting spaces in the styles of romantic boudoir, furnishings with sets that look like real life bedrooms, living rooms and adorable apartments.
From my first online conversation with Shari after seeing the website for the loft, I knew artistically speaking that I had found my new home
The boutique photo loft is located on the North side of Chicago in Lincoln Park; this incredible space is a unique 4000 square foot urban/industrial/vintage loft with numerous eclectic backdrops and settings for use by photographers, models, and filmmakers.
Shari with her unique visions and experience with interior design is able to offer extensive use of her one-of-a-kind sets,
antique/vintage furniture, and unique props to bring elements of high fashion, couture, and exquisite luxury to your project.
Shari also has extensive wardrobe racks. For a small fee can rent her wardrobe in its entirety, She has a perfect outfit no matter what genre your photoshoot happens to fall in.
The Loft has large vine windows along the North and Eastern walls This allow for beautiful pure sunlight to come through the windows, In turn the during the day the perfect amount of light is always drenching the entire space, I have gotten some of my best photographs during the golden hour during the two shoots I have had at this space.
There are several electrical outlets placed throughout the loft with great ease of access for photographers using studio lighting; however, I did my first beautiful shoot at the loft with a Speedlight flash and the open day light, that enhances the entire dwelling.
For the models, there is a private, comfortable, and convenient area for wardrobe changes, make-up, and hair, as well as a place to relax during the shoot.
If you are a Chicago native, or just on a visit looking for a place to hold your next photoshoot, do yourself a favor and give this place a try.
I know you will end up loving this place as much as I do and there is no doubt that you will simply adore Shari, she’s a fun, happy energetic person, who is passionate and cheerful attitude is infectious
As I mentioned before Shari is an very talented interior designer. The décor and furniture at her studio are always changing and it is for the better. From my own experience, and what others have told me, this place never looks the same way twice.
It is almost like visiting a brand new studio every time you pop in!
If you do decide to book some time at the loft, tell Shari I sent you. I am sure she will pull out the red carpet for you
Thanks for tuning in
Until Next Time…..