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$89 for Photo Shoot and Prints ($1,250 Value)
- One-hour in-studio photo shoot for up to six
- Two 11"x14" prints of the same pose or one 16"x20" print
- Subjects can bring pets or props
Marc directs poses, isolates candid moments, and shoots quickly, which allows him to photograph individuals, couples, and groups within the same session. High-resolution digital images from the shoot can be purchased at $250 for 1, $350 for up to 5, $500 for up to 10, or $800 for all, and customers can acquire extra prints for half off on the day of their sessions.
Marc Hauser Photography
Marc Hauser’s photographic expertise comes from years of experience. As a 13-year-old freshman at New Trier High School, the Wilmette native launched his boyhood hobby into adulthood with an apprenticeship under Playboy-contributing photographer Stan Malinowski. When one of the magazine's art directors visited Stan's studio, he noticed Marc's prints on the table and turned to Stan and asked, "Would your assistant like to go to California next week and shoot Carly Simon?"
Throughout the next few decades, Marc shot John Mellencamp in a muddy field for his cover of Scarecrow, Led Zeppelin in a construction site in London, and the Doobie Brothers watching Amish people cross a field in front of McDonalds. He even spent a year's worth of weekends hanging out in dive bars with the Hells Angels, earning their trust so he could take their portraits.
"I'm just capturing these little moments where I leave them alone," Marc says about his approach to taking portraits. He photographs subjects in their natural state—often shooting family members while they're distracted and talking to each other—and he'll go to extreme lengths to capture a unique photograph. He speaks in funny voices to amuse kids and barks to get dogs' attention. He lets subjects dress up and hands them props from his collection, such as stuffed elephants or loaves of bread. Above all else, Marc makes sure his clients feel comfortable so he can focus on getting the right shots with his Canon 5D Mark II.
By forging this connection, Marc captures unique and striking images using simple parameters: shooting in black and white, with one light or natural light, or around a table in his studio. This approach to portraiture has earned Marc more than 100 awards, including Clios for advertising and a Grammy, as well as the public's fascination—a billboard of his portrait of Dennis Rodman stopped traffic on the Kennedy Expressway.