I am a primarily on- location wedding, event, portrait, and editorial photographer based in Rockford, IL. I believe that the world around us provides the best studio that we could ever need. My style of photography is creative and one-of-a kind but relaxed, fun, and free of cheesy poses.
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.
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.
Joe and Stephanie of Light Snap Studios specialize in wedding photography, shooting more than 50 of the joyous events every year. But their talents go well beyond that; they visually document families, high-school seniors, parties, aspiring actors’ headshots, and promotional photography for businesses. After they finish shooting, they touch up images to make them shine and create slideshows, DVDs, album covers, and custom calendars.