Photographs transport people to earlier times 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 photography 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 digital photos
- $40 worth of book or canvas credit
- A DVD of photos or the option to proof and order photos online
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 photo shoots commence to discuss ideal outcomes and string theory. After the in-studio session, which accommodates 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 credits toward books of magazine-worthy photos or photo canvases to hang over fireplace mantels 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.