You are the the Rainbow community so please particpate by telling us what you think in the Facebook comments below!

Are you (or do you know) a Rainbow couple currently in a loving and committed relationship?

If you are, we invite you to participate in a very special art project that explores what intimacy looks like in the Rainbow community. It will feature gorgeous boudoir portraits, and recorded interviews of affectionate couples who've found love and commitment in a culture that often works at odds with lasting relationships.

Selected couples will be photographed and interviewed for a gallery show this summer at our Logan Square studio and the Center on Halsted in Lakeview.

Couples Boudoir portraiture is a romantic and beautiful experience that celebrates what we love and value most about our closest relationships. Our couples have told us they feel a deeper sense of intimacy, and a renewed attraction for one another after seeing themselves through the eyes of a artist.

*** Boudoir portraiture often shows couples in suggestive poses and various states of undress, but this page has been ‘scrubbed’ for approval by the facebook advertising police. If you’d like to see our raw portfolio kindly visit our blog or check out Gio & Shane right here. ***

About Our Studio

Friends First is a real brick and mortar photo studio based in the heart of Logan Square. We are for everyday people so you do not need to be a fitness model to make gorgeous portraits. Our couples range from young to old, new to married 30 years. We are (obviously) LGBTQ friendly, body postive and jugement-free.

Watch as Kyle and Carmen (we are straight friendly too ; ) talk about their experience with our studio.

Your Experience

Couples must be dating six months or more, live in the Chicago-area, and consent to a recorded telephone interview before their photoshoot. The entry fee is $175 which reserves your studio time and includes the following:

+ Discovering your unique story and what you love and value the most about one another. These conversations help us make portraits that are more than just sexy and beautiful, but also deeply meaningful to you.

+ Professional styling advice so that look and feel your very best. Boudoir can and should incorporate fashion elements to create portraits that reveal only as much as you want to.

+ A fun and easy photo session at our comfy Logan Square studio. Fresh ground coffee and chocolate yummies are served.

+ A wide-screen cinematic presentation of your photos right after your session so you can vote down the bloopers and choose your favorites. Up to three digital files  optimized for social media will be given to you so that you can help us promote the gallery show with your network of friends.

+ Optional album and wall art suggestions that fit your home and your budget will be available for purchase at your premiere.

We have room for just six couples for this project. 50% of the proceeds from artwork sales will be used to produce the gallery show, and the remaining 50% will be donated to The Night Ministry which is a Chicago-based organization that works to provide housing, health care and human connection to members of our community struggling with poverty or homelessness. We will post the total amount raised on our social media at the completion of this project.

Help us send a message of courage, love and acceptance to those who are still discovering own identity, sexual orientation and sense of belonging in this world.

This project is inspired by my own personal friendships and experiences photographing gay weddings and boudoir, as well as of course, my own wish for intimacy and love. The sheer joy and gratitude my gay couples have for one another has been deeply inspiring to me. Now I want to share those feelings with the larger Chicago metropolitan rainbow community.

– Jake Miller, lead photographer and founder of Friends First.

Be a part of the sexiest art project in Chicago this spring. Call or text Jake now at 312-927-5253 and/or get on the gallery show opening party list by filling out the form below.

What do you think of this project? We want to know!