Although Christopher Paul is a professional photographer, he doesn’t like having his picture taken. Since he knows what it’s like to feel a little uncomfortable on the other side of the lens, he spends his time crafting shoots that are as engaging and easy-going as possible for his subjects, whether he’s capturing family portraits, engagement photos, or keepsake wedding stills. Rather than working out of a studio, for example, he always shoots at a location of the subject’s choosing. He prefers shooting outdoors. People not only tend to relax outside, but natural light is far more flattering than that of a flashbulb. He also shows subjects proofs during as they pose, so they aren’t surprised by their final shots.
Cilento Photography is a full-service professional photography studio specializing in wedding, high school senior, family, children, and business photography. Clients can choose to have pictures taken wherever they feel most comfortable, whether that be in Cilento's state-of-the-art studios, on location, in home, or at work. The team of experienced photographers brings a keen artistic eye to shoots both big and small.
Winner of several contest awards from the Wedding Photojournalist Association including photographer of the year in 2012, Steve Matteo still remembers his early days as a news photographer for a small suburban weekly, rushing back to the newsroom to watch the film slowly develop and a sliver of history take shape. Though he went on to tackle more exciting assignments and career changes—working at the Daily Herald, compiling images for UIC's yearlong City 2000 photo project, and photographing Princess Diana's visit to Chicago in 1996—one thing hasn't changed: the thrill of knowing that his camera has memorialized a story forever.
Today, Steve is equally at home shooting for Fortune 500 companies and clients such as Northwestern University as he is creating individual portraits. When he photographs a wedding, he uses the same ingenuity and photojournalistic eye that he honed while working as a sports photographer for HBO Sports and as a news photographer for the Associated Press. His wedding photography, meanwhile, has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, garnered a 2012 Bride's Choice award on WeddingWire.com, and won the 2012 WPJA Photographer of the Year.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Glenview School of Arts offers art classes for children and young adults. Classes provide a fun and positive atmosphere for children to learn the basic principles of art and to build a strong foundation in art.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
School provides paper and lesson instructions. Students should provide their own Crayola colored pencils.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The Glenview School of Arts encourages students to develop the strongest and most varied portfolio possible.
What do you love most about your job?
Exploring student's talent.
Yoga gurus in Schaumburg will find their fit at Club Photo Booth, though all experience levels are welcome.
Make the trip to this studio even more savory with a visit to their fine restaurant.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So take some time for yourself today and come to Club Photo Booth in Schaumburg for a relaxing and calm yoga class.