Core qualifications:  We aim to make the experience of each shoot as enjoyable as the photos themselves. 

I own professional grade Canon equipment and lenses, external flashes, remote triggers, strobe lights, backdrops, soft boxes, umbrellas, et al

Proficient with Mac and PC computers, and software: Lightroom 5, Photoshop CS6, MS Office, AVS (editing and movies), Green Screen,  ….

  • Strive for Customer Satisfaction
  • Product shots with accent on focus, color balance, light  - key for jewelry, products and food
  • Make subjects look good in their own eyes
  • Portrait shots
  • Movies (1080p)
  • Capture a professional, often happy,  expression
  • Accurately capture the moment

Experience

Motorola Mobility    Photographer                            Libertyville, and Chicago, IL                  

Equipment – Shoot and Test all Motorola models & all competitive equipment

Compare controlled shots to measure White Balance, Color Variance, Focus, Brightness

Scenes – Extensive testing of cameras and lenses to record and measure features and performance                                                 Created a usage instruction book. It is a manual used to instruct employees and end users how to capture optimum photos:             Portraits, Landscape scenes, objects in motion, Flash, Black & White

Look This Way Photography,                                                         Barrington, IL 

Equipment – Own and use Lighting, Strobe lights, Wireless Remote Flash. Technically proficient with large format printers

Portraits - Professional head shots, model Contact Sheets, Family Shots Since 2005

Models Freelance work on site and in studio since 2006

WeddingsRehearsal Dinners, Receptions, Wedding Ceremony - Since 2009

Events -

  • Grad Images 3/2013 – present
  • Portrait Scene  4/2013 - present
  • Bears Fund Raiser (Prevent Child Abuse) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Chicago Cares  2012
  • Willow Creek Photo Staff – since 2008
  • Jewish Council Youth Services  2012
  • WCCC Since 2006
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • WCA Annual Events
  • Chessie's Restaurant  2009 to 2013
  • The Annex restaurant 2012 - present
  • Brown's Chicken, then Just Toni's since 2010
  • AIPAC
  • Chicago Bulls Golf Outings 
  • Model and Jewelry shots for Prevent Child Abuse since 2010
  • Save our Soles

Published: Sun Times, Daily Herald, NBC TV Chicago, CBS TV, CS Magazine

Education

Villanova University, Villanova, PA   BA., English

(attended) Keller Graduate School Management - for MBA

Chicago Photography Center – classes in composition, lighting, flash – attended since 2009

Meet Your Muse – professional work group in Crystal Lake for PPA training

Software Experience:    Adobe Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 5.0, Picasa, Final Cut, ….

Professional Affiliations

Member, PPA

Willow Creek Photo Staff – joined staff 2006

References – actual quotes

  • Thank you so much. You make me look way better than I really do...lol!  Have a great day!  - MM
  • The pictures are fantastic!!!! Thank you SO much!!  I'm going to pass them on to my agents and take it from there :) great work!!! - IS
  • The shots you took for (us) are wonderful. One of the face shots will be used in a magazine ad, and the jewelry pictures may even be used in brochures. Thanks so much! - MF
  • Thanks -- I remain in awe of your art and cleverness in putting it together. - WH
  • You make me look so good!!! - TLP
  • HOLY COW!!! That is a lot of pictures, all of which turned out so GREAT! - JMM
  • Your photography has given me great pleasure and I would love to see your exhibit. If you would like to repeat it in the Fall, you are welcome to use my studio. - NT
  • Thank you so much for bringing in the prints.  They turned out just the way I had hoped they would. Thanks again for all your work... you are a delight to work with! - RH
  • I looked at your website, and I was so impressed. Your pictures are just beautiful!  Especially the one of Sarah. You do great work - ME
  • Let me also take this opportunity to publicly thank your photographer, for donating his time and sharing many great images like these.  Between this (35,000 magazine prints) and the Sun-Times' Facebook spread, happy to see you getting the photo credit you deserve – MF
  • Of course I love them!  You make me look better than almost any other photographer I've worked with.  Thank you! – CH
  • (Your party photos) are awesome! -CL