A great portrait is a hugely important part of how we present ourselves--but it doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal. An image of yourself tells the viewer a lot about who you are. It has to be an accurate representation of the image you want to project. Every day I photograph people from all walks of life. From an individual needing a great portrait to a global corporation needing all employees photographed and delivered.  I have photographed the people of Chicago and across the country for over 25 years. Take a look at my work and let me know how I can create a great photograph for you. Thanks For Visiting!

Hooke Photo Shoot Description

The process; Starts before the PhotoShoot, when we discuss ideas and concepts. On-site I have a computer setup that allows us to see what we are getting. I use strobes or Natural light or a combination, depending on the situation.

I have working relationships with Stylists, to help with Hair, Makeup and Clothing, (I strongly recommend). After I take all the raw files (usually 100-200+) back to my studio, process, edit, color correct them and whatever else needs to be done. I sort through and make selections, create a webpage and post that online. You'll receive a link to the webpage, in an email. You, your marketing director, family and/or friends can then review the out-takes. When you narrow down your selection to the best ones, I'll then retouch them and send you the full size file on a DVD or beautiful enlarged prints / albums.

I also can offer you Handmade Individual prints on, Art Paper or Canvas surfaces, made personally in my Studio. Sizes can range from 5"x7" to four by five feet. Every PhotoShoot is unique just as each individual is unique. The choices, styles and art direction can be as personal or as generic as you want to make it.

Thank you for looking at my work.