545 N. McClurg Ct., Chicago IL  60611


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My goal is to provide you with photography work that you will be absolutely thrilled with. My business philosophy is pretty simple: provide my customers with outstanding professional photography work using state-of-the art equipment at affordable prices, and provide excellent customer service.

I try to keep a fresh eye in looking at the world, and at my customer's photography needs. With my portraits, I try to reach down deep and reveal something about each subject's unique character. I don't rely on the formulaic cookie-cutter portrait sitting techniques that so many commercial and department store studios use.

My focus on quality extends not only to my portraits, but also to my product, website, art reproduction, and restoration photography work. My goal is to provide you with world-class photographic services.

I try to bring fine-art sensibilities and creativity into all my photography work. I received a BA in Photography and Art & Design at Columbia College, widely recognized as one of the best photography schools in the country. I also have extensive Photoshop digital retouching training, so I can fine-tune your images to perfection, or to your exact specifications.

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I believe the quality of my photographic portraits and archival prints are second to none. I don't use mass production labs: I personally retouch, prep and print every photograph. And while my photography work, print quality and professional training exceeds that of many of the top photographers in Chicago, my prices are more affordable.

Although you may be able to get portrait sittings more cheaply through department and discount stores, the sitting time you get is very limited, the photographer's training is minimal, and the prints you receive are NOT archival. So it is likely your portraits will begin to fade within a few years. At my studio, you will never feel rushed during your session, and my archival prints will last for generations.

My strong commitment to customer service is evident from my customer reviews; I am a multi-year recipient of Angie's List "Super Service Award". See Angie's List and Yelp for my outstanding customer reviews. Or read below for excerpts from my customer reviews.


"Theresa is the best--highly professional, good at what she does, and fun to work with."

"Theresa photographed my art work. I know my work is very difficult to correctly define the many colors, and she did a stellar job. I am extremely satisfied and would recommend Theresa to all my artist contacts."

"What a wonderful experience, she has an artistic sensitivity, she is very willing to educate and enlighten, and she is detailed, prompt, and professional."

"Theresa is absolutely wonderful to work with and her photographs came out superb."

"I was quite nervous about the session, but Theresa put me at ease. She was friendly and professional."

"She is a perfectionist in the best sense of the word, and we would recommend her services to all."

"She took absolutely beautiful pictures...I definitely plan to use Theresa's services again, and would highly recommend her."

"I needed a portrait for my employer's website...her deft retouching took ten years off my wrinkly face. Couldn't be happier with the product or the experience."

"We were more than pleased with the results, and Theresa went above and beyond to give us options. I found her picing to be quite reasonable considering the high quality of her work...."

"She has a great eye for color, which make her pictures fabulous. It is her passion and it shows in her quality of work."

"Her ability to capture expressions, priceless moments, and personality is truly a work of art!"

"Theresa was great, very patient and she has great attention to detail. She mixed pictures (took heads off one, put in another), and that was awesome because we created something that was amazing."

"She put all of the photos she had restored for me out on a website for my family to access. I thought that was very thoughtful and another example of her desire to build long-term relationships with her customers."

"The image looks amazing..I had someone even ask me if it was a painting, the work is just beautiful."

"You have done a fabulous job of clarifying the picture. I love how you've brought out her eyes from behind the tint of the glasses and made the whole image look more crisp."


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