At seven locations throughout Chicagoland and northwest Indiana and several international sister sites, Eivan’s photographers and videographers preserve memories with a fusion of traditional, photojournalistic, and candid styles. The company's photographers capture family and engagement portraits and have earned recognition for their personalized touch at weddings.
They took home a win in the photography category of TheKnot.com's Best of Weddings competition in 2011 and 2012 and earned one of WeddingWire's 2012 Bride's Choice Awards. A crew of professional cinematographers records the details of the big day, adding soundtracks and special effects. With color-correction technology, the filmmakers can brighten up dark footage or blot the red out of the bride's cheeks during the maid of honor's toast.
Whether it’s one VHS tape that needs digitizing or an entire website to be built, Analog Free Media does the job with futuristic ease. Their tech-savvy team can set up live webcasts of important events to draw site traffic, produce small and large runs of duplicate CDs and DVDs, and build interactive training materials, brochures, and catalogs. Post-production services put the finishing touches on a project, adding subtitles to films or thundering laugh tracks to family videos.
It wasn’t until she had grandchildren that Toni of Snickerdoodles Photography LLC picked up a camera again, rekindling a childhood passion for photography. She then decided to turn this passion into a business with coshutterbug Laurie, and together, they helm sessions that include newborn photo shoots. They specialize in portraits and welcome families and pets, with a collection of props to use during indoor and outdoor sessions. The photography duo also offers event services and themed mini sessions.
Photographer Kosta Sobevski has a knack for snapping shots at flattering angles—his expertise helped a team to win the Leo Passage Gold Trophy for fashion and styling work in 2012. Sobevski and his team of shutterbugs aren't limited to fashion photography, though; they can capture subjects ranging from live sports to family portraits with equal skill. Patrons can request shots developed into prints, perfected with editing, or even optimized for the Web.
One scroll through photographer Ashley Bonham's portfolio and you'll start to notice a theme. Each photo features either a wide-eyed infant, a smiling kid with missing teeth, or both. That's because Bonham, who decided to pursue a photography career following the birth of her first child, specializes in youth portraits. Along those lines, her studio, Eye Candy Photography, also offers family portraits and wedding photography.
As a youngster, Edward Weiland loved to visit the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Yosemite National Park with his family—always with his camera in hand. These experiences became the foundation of his style, a combination of fine-art photography and free-flowing photojournalism peppered with traditional poses. The key to Edward’s success is his high level of energy, which not only makes him quick on the draw when he’s hunting for candid shots, but also helps him establish a rapport with kids and families. However, he can also maintain a calm disposition when he needs to, as when he’s taking portraits of newborns as they slumber in their mothers' arms or yawn in their Russian literature professor’s face.
Often Edward’s images contain clear, crisp colors with slightly heightened saturation to make them more memorable. It’s these tones newlyweds will see if they hire Edward to make for them a custom fine art wedding book, each of which is designed by a graphic artist and hand made in Italy.