A lot goes in to a shoot before we even snap the first photo. Here’s what you need to know before the shoot:


Hi, I’m Olivia - a professional photographer who puts her energy and care in to getting the best images possible for each new face that enters her studio. I enjoy fashion, beauty, and product photography & like to be active and spend time with friends in my free time. Please ask me any questions you need before a shoot!


I work with the best hair and makeup artists in the city and they are here to help create the vision for your test shoot.

Please bring any products that you feel are best for your skin or hair if you have specific needs.

Come to set with makeup free skin, and clean natural hair.


If you selected the simple package, please bring enough wardrobe for three looks, plus options! The more the merrier!

Consider the following options when packing for the shoot: T-shirts, sweaters, jackets, shorts, pants, jeans, denim jackets, boots, sneakers, heels, blouses, jumpsuits, athletic wear, leggings, tights, etc.

Stylist hack: shop your favorite stores for the shoot, and return items after the shoot

If you selected the styled package, the wardrobe stylist has your back and will come with almost everything you need for wardrobe on set.

With both packages please come to set with these items to make the shoot go smoothly:

  • Nude bra

  • Strapless

  • Nude undergarments 

  • Any bralettes

  • Jeans 

  • Black pants 

  • Leggings

  • Basic tanks (black, nude or white)

  • Basic black and/or nude heel

  • Basic casual sneaker / shoe

  • A dress or top that you love



325 N Hoyne Ave. Chicago, IL 60612

Parking is limited around the area, but most likely you can find a spot within a one block radius. Make sure you arrive with enough time to park. Feel free to contact the photographer with any parking questions or if you want to drop bags off at the front before parking.

Nearby businesses and amenities:

Metric Coffee - 2021 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612


Upton’s Breakroom - 2054 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60612


Session Details

This is a four hour session so be well rested and be hydrated before a shoot! I generally keep light snacks and water on set, but please bring anything you may need to keep your energy up on set.

Parents / partners are welcome to the studio during the session, but are asked to remain off-set at all times.

Payment & Post

Payment is due at or before the shoot date. Cash, check, Quick Pay or Venmo are accepted.

Venmo: @Olivia-Kohler

QuickPay: oliviakohlerphoto@gmail.com

Payment is to be made to Olivia Kohler Photography, LLC and then paid to hair/makeup artist / wardrobe stylist by photographer.

Images will generally be selected, retouched, and delivered within 3 weeks of the shoot date. Olivia typically makes selects on the imagery; it helps make the whole process go quicker and you get images selected by a professional eye. You will receive 3-4 retouched images per look.

Additional images can be paid for per image.