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Here at D. Sampras Photography and Black Label Boudoir we are really excited to announce our blog has moved! We have upgraded and redesigned! You can now find us at http://www.dsamprasblog.com . For the future please visit us there! Thank you!


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January 3, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Black and White Night : Artists at the Hollywood Lounge

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Last week I had the opportunity to get back in touch with my art school roots. My friend Talie invited me to a poetry/art/music night she hosts at the Hollywood Lounge in Chicago and asked if I could shoot a few pics to document the evening. It was an open mic night  as well as a gallery showing for a local artist. It was great to be in the presence of some very talented people. They have a gift for the spoken word and I was mesmerized by their skill as well as their courage to share their deepest thoughts on the stage.

For those of you interested in attending, Black and White night is hosted at the Hollywood Lounge  in Chicago ( 3301 West Bryn Mawr Avenue Chicago, IL 60659) every other Wednesday night. The next one will be this Wednesday December 3rd 2010. You can find more information on their Facebook page HERE .

Meet LUNCHBOX?  That’s right, LUNCHBOX? How awesome is that for a name?!

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November 30, 2010 at 2:19 am

Liturgy Through your Senses: Special Needs Day Camp

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A few weeks ago I had the honor of being asked to shoot a Special Needs Day Camp that my cousin Toni had been putting together. She is very involved in the Greek church community and wanted to put together a day camp that let children with special needs experience the church service through their senses. They were able to touch different items used during services, smell the incense, taste the communion, etc. They had arts and crafts, a sing-a-long and they ended the day with a great hayride to the farm where they got to pet and feed the animals.It was a great experience and I really enjoyed  spending the day with these kids and getting to know them. They are all so special and make me thankful every day for the gifts that God gives us.

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November 30, 2010 at 1:44 am

Megan:Chicago Boudoir Photographer

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Megan was another one of the lovely ladies that was part of the Adrienne Clarisse Boutique shoot. Megan is so kick ass. She showed up with a leather vest and black leather rocker boots (which I later found out she bought while she had one broken foot so she could only try one on but was still convinced!)

Megan exudes confidence. She is so comfortable in her own skin I wish I could find a way to bottle that up and take that to every woman I meet! I cannot express how important it is for women to love who they are , just as they are. That is the whole point of boudoir. Megan was so much fun and brought life to the party. I would love to work with her again, and get a lesson in being so kick ass!

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November 24, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Peg:Chicago Boudoir Photographer

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of shooting a pin up party at the Adrienne Clarisse Intimate Boutique

Meet Peg, a gorgeous redhead with the most bubbly, fun personality! She is such a sweetheart and I was honored to work with her. Can you believe she is a mother of triplet boys?! Ya, me neither! Take a look while I run off to go find some awesome red lingerie like that…


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November 24, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Jody:Chicago Boudoir Photographer

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This post goes along with Jenn’s post from a few weeks ago. Jody asked me to respectively only post photos that are headshots but she gave permission to share a few with you because they are just so gorgeous! Jody is an actress and a mom of two but you would NEVER guess with her killer body. She was so much fun and we totally bonded over what seemed like everything! She was looking for a bit of a vintage look and if you ask me…she totally killed it!

This one has been slightly cropped to focus on the face.

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November 20, 2010 at 3:17 am

Jenn: Chicago Boudoir Photographer

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of shooting some lovely ladies in a boudoir shoot. Jenn was such a trip. She came to the shoot with a million wardrobe options and KILLER shoes! Seriously, they were gold and black and so gorgeous.  I almost stole them. Either way she was so much fun and we had such a great time. Here’s a little preview for her. Make sure to tell her just how gorgeous those blue eyes are!! Did I mention that’s their natural color!?


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October 26, 2010 at 12:46 am