Photography in Oak Park

51% Off Children's Photography Classes

Elmwood Park

$99 $49

Talented instructor leads four 90-minute sessions in children's photography

Half Off Boudoir Photography

La Grange

$500 $250

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 88% Off Lifetouch Portrait Packages at Target Portrait Studio

Multiple Locations

$204.95 $25

Photographers customize backdrops and props before capturing images with professional gear; posting images in online gallery within 24 hours

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

69% Off Signature or Maternity Boudoir Shoot

Pilsen

$320 $99

All-female photography staff crafts boudoir portraits during a one-hour shoot that yields an 8"x10" print and 15 retouched high-res images

70% Off Headshot or Group Photography Package

Bridgeport

$250 $75

Experienced photographer takes a creative approach to framing images and capturing stories and emotions

80% Off Studio Photography

West Town

$350 $70

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

Multiple Locations

$110 $55

Experienced photographer coaches even the shiest subjects into seductive boudoir images

Up to 61% Off a Two-Hour Digital-Camera Class

Near North Side

$99 $39

Two-hour classes teach students how to work the settings on their digital cameras and how to manipulate lighting for better shots

45% Off Videography Services

Chicago

$999 $549

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Portraiture Session

West Town

$300 $149

Photographer with more than 35 years of experience shoots portraits in her tasteful, homey studio

Up to 94% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot at DeBoudoir

Pilsen

$399 $25

With four lingerie outfits, women bring their sensuality to the surface, posing for 60 minutes to create unique, romantic gifts

Up to 56% Off Multimedia Art Lessons

Little Village

$450 $219

Visual artist renowned for large-scale interactive media works leads hands-on lessons in video theater, photography, and sound recording

92% Off at LakeShore Photography

West Loop

$579 $49

An acclaimed photographer frames up to four guests in the studio; sessions yield crisp color prints

Up to 82% Off 60-Minute In-Studio Photo-Shoot Package

South Loop

$375 $69

Photographer who has captured the likes of President Obama and the CBS News team snaps professional photos for up to four or six subjects

Half Off Framing Services and Art

East Lakeview

$100 $50

Custom framing services and original artwork depicting Chicago landmarks from a local artist

Up to 74% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

Pilsen

$229 $59

Sassy boudoir shoots take place in a studio with three levels for quick scene changes; onsite photo lab yields prints the day of the shoot

Up to 63% Off Outdoor Photo Shoot

Multiple Locations

$125 $59

Get tasteful photos taken outside, with all photos then transferred electronically

90% Off Portrait Package at HauserTown.com

West Town

$799 $79

Chicago-style studio that photographed celebrities such as Woody Allen and the Rolling Stones snaps portraits with a 10"x10" giclée print

55% Off Studio Photography

Northwest Side

$200 $90

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off DSLR-Camera Workshop

Omni Chicago Hotel

$99 $49

Workshops teach students to explore the manual settings of their digital cameras, including aperture, ISO, and white balance

Up to 59% Off Custom Wood Prints

Humboldt Park

$120 $55

Transform favorite holiday photos into works of art by having them copied in black and white onto a 12"x15" piece of white-pine wood

82% Off Photo Shoot at Birkenheuer Photography

Roscoe Village

$550 $99

Shoots are helmed by an established fine art and portrait photographer who has been published in Elle and the Chicago Tribune

61% Off Custom Framing at CMM Framing

West Town

$100 $39

Contemporary frame shop's experts individually manage custom framing jobs with archival-quality materials and hundreds of samples

83% Off In-Studio Photo-Shoot Packages

Bridgeport

$585 $99

Photographer with 14 years of experience snaps studio portraits and develops prints and digital images

64% Off Boudoir Photography Package

West Town

$335 $119

Soft lighting accentuates your curves as a seasoned photographer captures sensual poses on a studio bed or plush rug

83% Off Photo Package from Photos by Sophy

Near West Side

$285 $49

Photographers snap photos during 60-minute on-location sessions and give clients one 8"x10" print

53% Off Photography Package

Bronzeville

$126 $59

Photographer with six years of experience snaps stylish, professional pics of clients inside a home-based studio

Up to 61% Off Printing Services at We Print 4 Less

Wrightwood

$75 $29

Printers create colorful business cards, 4”x6” business postcards, and 2'x5' banners with banner stands

63% Off Acting Classes at Virtual X

Montclare

$350 $129.99

Two acting courses in monologues or blocking, digital headshots, 25 prints, a demo reel, and interim casting agency placement

63% Off Photo-Shoot Package

Chicago

$133.50 $49

The 90-minute photo shoot package includes one 8”x10”, two 5”x7”, and four wallet-size prints and 15 digital images

85% Off Boudoir Photo Package

Willow Springs

$530 $79

Boudoir photo shoot emphasizes the female form for playful snapshots that are turned into prints and digital images

Select Local Merchants

The first Ebert Studio opened almost 100 years ago on Chicago's west side. Since then, four successive generations have preserved memories for countless families in studios that now reside in Oak Park and Hinsdale. At the helm today is Jeff Ebert, the great-grandson of the studio's founder. Jeff makes a very small distinction to give you the big picture—"It's not so much that it's photography," he says, "but it's photographing people."

Making people feel comfortable and look better is just one part of his job. The next part is to create "a piece like a painting that can be hung above a mantle and somebody can be proud of for years and years to come." As the latest in a line of artists stretching back to 1915, Jeff does that well, harnessing the power of passed time and using it to build a portfolio that showcases families, weddings, animals, and individuals. Some of his notable subjects have included Cardinal Francis George, Walter Payton, and film director Christopher Columbus, known for his historical documentary of babysitting, Home Alone.

227 S Marion St
Oak Park,
IL
US

The creative team of framers and decorators at Foursided stocks stacks of creative greeting cards and paraphernalia. The self-described "frame nerds" do more than cultivate a collection of stationery by planting paper seeds in nearby printing presses; they also place prints and objects into frames and furnish homes with original pieces by a handful of favored artists. Staffers also buy and sell vintage flash cards, puzzle pieces, and letter tiles harvested from a variety of objects.

Owner Todd Mack has worked in framing for 20 years, and he draws on his vast experience when custom mounting a broad spectrum of pieces. Vintage and recycled frames, archival framing, and shadow boxes are a few of the options available. Mack's interest in shadow boxes makes perfect sense to visitors who take a look at his own art, which assembles found photos and objects in forms that aren't always 2-D.

On HGTV's Urban Oasis, interior designer Vern Yip ornamented a luxury apartment with prints gathered from Foursided's expansive collection. In that collection, colorful shelves of letter blocks, maps, corks, baby-doll heads, and harmonicas turn personal, nostalgic objects into stylish new decorations. Candles, jewelry, and books round out the gift selections.

2939 N Broadway St
Chicago,
IL
US

Betty Stuart always had a talent for documentation. After graduating from Northwestern University's prestigious Medill School of Journalism in 1940, Stuart applied her shrewd journalistic eye to the field of photography. As she took on more professional jobs, she honed her skills behind the lens and learned how to blend into the background of weddings and other events so as not to interfere with candid moments.

Before long, Stuart joined forces with her husband, John Boyd Rodgers, to found Stuart-Rodgers Photography. The nascent company soon added corporate, commercial, and school photography to its list of services and, due to high demand for the couple’s innovative journalistic approach, expanded to three locations throughout Chicagoland. Today, Stuart-Rodgers's team of professional photographers maintains elements of Stuart’s original photographic vision in every shot, including her knack for capturing angles that draw attention away from subjects’ unflattering tentacles.

375 W Erie St
Chicago,
IL
US

Lake View Art Supply's staff of enthusiastic artists channels knowledge accumulated over 20 years in business and a passion for creation to direct patrons toward the ideal aesthetic tools. The shop was founded when the owners began discussing the inconvenience of going downtown to obtain art supplies and the dangers of carrying red paint past bovine crossing guards. Goods from brands including Louvre and Liquitex parade along gleefully crowded shelves, and a variety of easels, watercolors, and sketching supplies brings up the rear. Shop services have expanded over the years to include custom framing, information about local art classes, and guidance as to which Three Stooges film is making the Mona Lisa smile. Proud parents of paintings unveil works alongside pieces from other local artists inside the Lake View Art Supply gallery.

3228 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Framing Mode & Gallery bolsters art collections and local artists alike inside its custom framing shop and art gallery. Framing artisans with more than 20 years of industry experience craft custom picture borders fitted to each piece's dimensions, using metal and wood frames, ultraviolet protective glass, and built-in rocket boosters to befuddle would-be art thieves. A collection of framed original works—including posters, limited-edition signed prints, and paintings—stands ready to cover blank household walls. The shop invites painters, metalworkers, and mashed-potato sculptors to display their works inside its gallery space, which hosts events to promote the inspired pieces of local artists.

1526 S Wabash Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

For more than 40 years, Alvin Gates of Alvin Gates Photography has been snapping memorable shots and restoring damaged photographs to their original luster. Bringing his expertise and experience to each photo shoot, Gates effortlessly coaxes beaming smiles out of solo posers and groups playing statue during family-portrait, bridal, and graduation sitting sessions. He also specializes in photo restoration, returning discolored, torn, or leaky snapshots to like-new doppelgängers of their former selves.

610 W Roosevelt Rd
Chicago,
IL
US