Photographers preserve subjects’ precious memories, abolishing the need to hastily scoop reflections out of nearby fountains. Seek permanence with today’s Groupon: for $79, you get a photo package (a $450 value) at Stuart-Rodgers Photography, valid at the Chicago, Evanston, and Highland Park locations. The package includes the following:
- A one-hour in-studio portrait session
- One 11”x14” print<p>
For almost 70 years, the professional shutterbugs at Stuart-Rodgers Photography have been capturing natural scenes and subjects with professional equipment and familiar direction. Over the course of a one-hour session, expert lighting illuminates individuals, families, and household pets that woof the word “cheese”. Companions assume classic poses or interact with each other for more candid shots. When photographing children or infants, an assistant joins the photographer to coax smiles and keep them entertained by juggling flaming rattles.
Seven to ten days after the shoot, subjects browse 80 to 100 images online, searching for the perfect pose to immortalize in their 11”x14” print. Clients can also order prints, holiday cards, and box mounts for an additional cost.
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.
Near North Side
375 W Erie St.
Chicago, Illinois 60654