Style Story: Sensual Bridal Boudoir
Magdalena Iskra is a boudoir photographer based in Chicago. She grew up in Poland where she was first introduced to the fascinating world of beauty, modeling and photography. Throughout her life, Magdalena was searching for ways for artistic expression and creativity. As a teenager, she was passionate about baton twirling and was awarded the Best Baton performance award. Her photography adventure began on the other side of the camera. She started out as a model. She was also engaged in planning and designing photo shoots. Eventually, Magdalena became a finalist for the Miss Poland beauty contest where she was recognized as Miss Talent.
This recognition had given her an opportunity to organize beauty events in her hometown. For five consecutive years, Magdalena successfully organized and managed beauty events for young ladies in her city. Believe it or not, despite her passionate involvement in the beauty world, she secretly dreamt of becoming a police officer. Magdalena completed a degree in forensic social rehabilitation and wanted to join the police force. Her future, however, had something bigger in the store.
Magdalena moved to Chicago where she met her husband Marcin. Together they fell in love with photography and quickly became a husband and wife team for wedding photography. It was actually the wedding photography that laid the foundation for boudoir as many brides were asking about it. Before Magdalena started to offer boudoir sessions in her West Loop studio, she had invested a lot of time in her photography training and education. Her prior modeling experience has also come in handy as it helped her sharpen the vision of a perfect photo session.
It is Magdalena’s true passion to make every woman feel the best version of herself in front of the camera. She strives to create a place where intimacy, art, and photography all meet together to reveal the natural beauty and sensuality of the female body. Magdalena currently lives in Chicago with her husband Marcin and beautiful baby girl, Mila.
Magdalena’s gear choice is the Canon 5d mark III. Her absolutely most favorite lens of all times is the canon 85mm F1.2 and 50mm F1.2. She works with natural window light and some minor light modifiers. ~ Pure Boudoir