Boutique Photo Loft
Boutique Photo Loft is the creation of Wardrobe and Set Designer Shari Cornes. This 11 room photo studio integrates several themes throughout using fine antiques, elegant carved furniture and rare one of a kind props creating endless inspiration for both photographers and models. Shari is a native Californian and began her career in fashion design and window display. She has owned 9 design showrooms, 3 in downtown Chicago. With her discerning vision she is able to fabricate the inspirational world of themes Old Hollywood, Steampunk, the French Apartment, Victorian Mansion, Art Deco and so many more. After receiving persistent requests from Photographers to create photo shoots in her showrooms, she conclusively thought, “Why not?”
This was the start of her new calling. Cornes sews the wardrobe and designs the elaborate sets, and produces limitless, imaginative photo shoot for photographers. Her photo studio, located in an 1800’s Victorian how, is available for photographers to rent hourly or daily. BnB rooms are available for an extended stay, and the same location is for parties and events. With hard work ethics, Shari has created interior designs from Hollywood stars to the worlds most influential people on the Forbes 100 List. “Life as the photo studio owner and designer feels more like play than work, but I just thrive in it!” Shari says contently.