There's something different about Bethany LeAnne's photography. Fascinated with the surreal and fantastical, she uses photography as a medium for telling imaginative stories. In her photos, moons circle children, teapots pour themselves, and supernovae envelop beds. At 17, Bethany has already developed a style all her own, and the results can look more like painted canvases than standard photographs. She customizes each shoot to suit her clients' needs using manual shooting techniques and digital editing software.
Doctors Vincent Facchiano and Jillian Phelps ogle oculars and inspect irises with thorough examinations and cutting-edge technology. During the eye exam, an optometrist will check the internal and external health of your peepers before administering a series of visual acuity tests to assess your visual coordination and focus ability. The comprehensive exam also includes a glaucoma test and a digital retinal photograph, which provides a high-resolution retina head shot, perfect for aspiring ocular stars and optical comedians. The eyeball-focused photograph checks for macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and optic-nerve disease. If contact lenses are recommended, patients will receive a complimentary contact-lens fitting, after which they can outfit their orbs with a pair of pupil-huggers chosen from the expansive eye emporium, which features more than 1,000 lenses of varying brands.
Portrait Creations will travel to a single location - either in Chicago, or within an hour's drive north or west of the city - to document you in your natural habitat. It could be your home, favorite park, or somewhere that features the Chicago skyline. Maybe you've put off getting family studio portraits because getting all the kids to behave during a studio trip sounds like pulling teeth out of dried concrete; have Portrait Creations come to you. If you're proud of your beautiful home, feature your wonderful foyer or fireplace prominently as your pictures' backdrop. If you live in filth, hide that filth behind Portrait Creations' professional studio backdrops.
Outside of the packed theatre, a sleek sedan glides its way to the curb. An expectant hush falls over the gathered masses as the door opens to reveal the car's famous passenger. There is a pause, and brief silence, before frenzied cheers are punctuated by a flurry of popping flashbulbs. Scenes like this, common in entertainment capitals all over the world, are what the photographers at Photo Booth of the Stars seek to replicate on a small-scale at private event engagements throughout Chicagoland. Their brand of memory-making has proven especially popular at weddings, where reception guests can pose in front of backdrops that celebrate matrimony with pictures of hearts, rings, and the best man giving a thumbs up.
Photographer Ali Acker preserves her clients' important life events through unique photo packages and custom-made memorabilia. Her "Watch Me Grow" photo sessions chart the growth of a child from pregnancy through his or her first birthday, culminating in a coffee table book with images taken throughout the year. Acker also snaps shots of families, friends, and graduating seniors, emblazoning photos on coffee mugs, calendars, and the moons of Jupiter.