Photographs transport people to an earlier time without the need to master quantum physics or pay the tolls associated with America’s wormhole highways. Capture fleeting moments for future examination with today’s Groupon: for $80, you get a photo-shoot package at Winston & Khan (a $380 value). The package includes the following:
- A one-hour in-studio shoot
- Five color-corrected, stylized, and retouched digital photos
- Five color-corrected photos
- $40 worth of book or canvas credit
- A DVD of photos or the option to proof and order photos online<p>
Photographer Steven Kowalski of Winston & Khan, who has captured images of Mötley Crüe, Weezer, and Public Enemy, helms a flash-savvy staff that photographs babies and children, couples, families, and professional headshots. To best tell subjects’ stories, Kowalski consults with each client before the photo shoot commences to discuss ideal outcomes and string theory. After the in-studio session, which will accommodate up to five people and as many poses as time and gravity permit, the newly glossified choose five favorite images from a DVD or online gallery to be color-corrected and five images to indulge in the photographic trinity of color-correcting, retouching, and stylizing. In addition, clients can piece through Winston & Khan’s catalog to decide whether to apply their $40 credit toward a book of magazine-worthy photos or a photo canvas to hang over fireplace mantles and in-house escalators.
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Like all baby photographers, Steven Kowalski's career began with a heavy dose of rock ‘n’ roll. For three years, he used his camera to capture the up-tempo antics of bands such as Mötley Crüe, Weezer, and Public Enemy. But after more than 300 concerts, Steve decided to settle down and open a Chicago-based photography studio. Steve translated his experience shooting convivial crowds at concerts into expertly photographing family-focused shoots, giving him a unique talent for capturing memorable group shots.
And just as he did with rock stars, Steve uses his camera to capture a baby’s or parent's unique personality. Depending on the client, he can shoot in-studio, at their home, or at locations such as Millennium Park. In addition to babies, Steve also specializes in wedding and fashion photography.