At Jill's, familial freeze-frames are crafted in a relaxed studio environment, where photographers collaborate with clients to execute both traditional portraits and candid snaps. Pose your progeny in springtime regalia among live ducks and bunnies, immortalize an adorably horrifying Halloween costume, or book a family portrait session to capture a rare moment of brood bonding. Jill's expertly paces photo sessions to keep kids and infants captivated and families copacetic, producing an eclectic array of tantrum-less portraits to choose from by the end of the hour. Check out the "Things to Know" section of the company website for answers to common questions such as “What should we wear?” and “What makes time travel possible?” Guests can also opt to upgrade to a location or beach shoot for an additional fee.
It took the birth of her first child for Alicia Johnson to recognize her passion for photography, as she whiled away her spare time snapping shots of her baby. This newfound hobby triggered the artistic impulses she’d felt her whole life, which have since manifested into a professional photography career spanning the last 16 years. Alicia still cherishes the opportunity to snap pictures of newborns—her favorite subjects—as well as children, families, and high-school seniors. Her calming manner puts infants and adults alike at ease as she harnesses natural light and flattering angles to compose each frame. Alicia’s loft studio in Naperville, located inside the historic Fifth Avenue station, provides chic backdrops and props while on-location shoots let subjects pose against an organic background or favorite tropical-themed screensaver. Alicia’s Photography also offers editing services, as well as traditional prints and images grafted onto canvases, jewelry, iPhone cases, and electronic mediums such as website galleries and DVDs.
If you've ever marveled at a photo of a NASA space shuttle as it rockets into the stratosphere, chances are you're looking at the work of Frank Jackowiak. The expert photographer counts NASA among the many clients for whom he captures inimitable images. Others?including Canon, Chrysler, Nikon, Sears, EAA- Experimental Aircraft Association, and Air & Space? have led him to hone the expert skills he now uses to guide fledgling shutterbugs at his Naperville studio. Here, Jackowiak taps into his experiences teaching college courses to teach students how to work their digital or manual cameras, starting with basic camera operation, and progressing to topics such as composition, lighting, and squeezing one eye shut. In doing so, he also helps unearth each student's inner artist, encouraging them to pursue whichever type of photography inspires them most.