When 2-year-old Ellie shyly set foot in Emmalee Schaumburg's studio, the photographer doubted she'd get a single shot. Rather than throw in the towel, she let Ellie wander the studio and slowly grow more comfortable with this new woman and her strange camera. By the end of the session, Emmalee had earned Ellie's trust, and wound up capturing striking images of the adorable youngster. That patience and flexibility is always on display at Schaumburg Photography, where Emmalee specializes in images of newborns as well as families, children, high-school seniors, and weddings. She roams throughout Lawrence snapping shots at local parks and homes, or she’ll pose subjects amid the vintage bicycles, suitcases, and other props at her studio. Once her shoots wrap, Emmalee preserves clients' pictures with products such as DVD slideshows, holiday ornaments, and photo charms that add a personal touch to necklaces, bracelets, and ankle monitors.
Working from the belief that everyone is photogenic, Bombshell owner Carol Ann and master photographer John Gladman give all shapes, sizes, and blood types a vintage veneer with fun, flattering images. Clients complete their own hair and makeup beforehand, then spend their 15-minute session crafting three different facial expressions. Carol counsels clients for total pinupable authenticity, helping them nail the overall look and master the iconic surprised pout without requiring the studio's poltergeist to goose them. John then digitally hand-paints the image for that classic ’40s feel.
My 3 Sons Photography specializes in unique portraits of babies, children, families and high school seniors. There is nothing I love more than capturing that moment in time. Let me capture that moment for you and you that gift you will always look back on. A chance to "remember when."
"While other little ones had their lemonade stands, I had my craft stand," shares Kelli LeBeau, a professional photographer with a lifelong passion for art. After earning her Fine Arts degree, LeBeau dove headfirst into the photography business, lassoing fleeting moments with her trusty camera during photo shoots with high school seniors, families, and newborns. During sessions, she composes photo-journalistic shots, while incorporating natural light and striving to tell the stories that the family dog just can't put into words.
A beaming, tutu-clad youngster poses by a large number 2, commemorating her new age. A couple, nearly newlywed, strolls through a sepia-tinged park holding hands. A brindled puppy with floppy ears capers across a red wooden wagon. These are just a few of the shots that the photographers at Worth A 1000 Words Studio have captured during their tenure at the memory emporium. Both in-studio and on-location shoots cover the gamut of photogenic opportunities, from senior portraits to weddings to adorable pictures of babies disguised as bunnies or even smaller babies.