Contemporary Magazine Style Portraiture
COVID 19: The safety of our clients and staff is our top priority. We wear masks, have hand sanitizer, clean between each client and check temperatures of everyone before they are able to enter the studio.. Our Hair & Makeup artists are held to same strict standards required for salons to reopen. Clients must wear masks when not being photographed. Our studio is over 2000 SQFT allowing for plenty of room for social distancing.
Your Luxury Portrait Session
Together we plan your session to create the beautiful photos of your dreams!
Professional Hair & Makeup
Professional hair and makeup artist will help you get your glam on! Working with you for fabulous style and to make sure your look works best with photo lights!
Fully equipped studio with gorgeous hand-painted backdrops. Lot and street parking available.
Multiple Wardrobe Changes
Three to four looks that can range from Magazine Coverphoto to casual style. Choose the looks that bring out your favorite versions of yourself.
I handle posing and lighting, you just handle being your beautiful self. If you want to be more hands on with your poses, we'll work with that too.
We take our time and put our signature edits on your best images making them look fabulous!
Special viewing of only your most beautiful photos! You select only your favorites, though I will do my best to make that all of them! No hard sells, purchase only what you love, I let your portraits do all the selling. They're so much better at it anyways!
Gallery level archival fine art prints, heirloom keepsake folio boxes. Our products are designed to be cherished and passed on for generations.
“Loving Yourself isn't Vanity. It is Sanity.”
Welcome to my website! Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to working together. I am Brian Gross a Fine Art Portraiture & Personal Branding Photographer with a studio in Addison IL. I specialize in custom sessions designed to create an experience as wonderful as your final Portraits. My passion leads to detailed attention to my art and a commitment to providing you with exceptional service. If you have any questions or would like to book complimentary consultation CONTACT ME.
I promise to create the best portraits of you that you have ever owned
"Had such a great time working with Brian & the final products blew me away! Didn't know you could look so glamorous while 7 months pregnant." - Margaret
"HOLY S**T!!!!!!!!!! Those are amazing!!!!!!!!!! I think these are the best photos I've ever gotten out of a shoot. Thank You!!!!!" - Lauren
"I keep looking at the photos and they are so great! Everyone I've showed them to LOVES them!" - Kaity
Why would I want this?
This is a session all about you. It's about being pampered, it's about building your self love, it's about joy. It's about having memories that will out live us for loved ones to remember us.
I have never done this before?
Many clients are first timers to this type of portrait session. We will guide you through the process answering any questions and making best shoot we can for you.
What about digital images?
Totally get it! I love sharing images on social media too! Any print purchased comes with corresponding digital image to share on social media. The images will be available in an online gallery and are also available on flash drive.
I can't afford it.
We have ala carte options to try to work with any budget. We also accept credit cards and offer payment plans.
I'm not photogenic
No problem! Its my job to make you look the best in your photos. It's your job to have fun, relax and enjoy great pictures!
I'm too old
Age is just a number. Years add the beauty of experience and wisdom.
How do I book a session?
Email, text, call, contact form, Facebook message, Instagram DM. any of these will work and all are available in Contact section of website.
What's Included in a Session?
- Consultation to get to know each other and introduce you to what I do and whats available.
- Hair & Makeup session
- Glamour photo session
- Personalized unveiling session
I don't have a reason.
First off you don't ever have to have a reason to love yourself and feel glamorous. If you can't love yourself enough to celebrate yourself without an excuse then you need this. If you still need an excuse: birthday, anniversary, holiday, spouses birthday (as a gift) recently divorced, feeling down on yourself, feeling unappreciated, feeling great about yourself and wanting to celebrate it, I can go on!!!
Can I Bring a Friend?
Please do! I find that is often leads to a more enjoyable session and helps clients relax. I also have options for doing the session together.
Do You Photoshop Images?
Yes, I artistically retouch all of my photos. Some clients like heavy retouching and some minimal. During your consultation we will discuss editing to match the level to your preferences.
Is hair & makeup included?
Yes, hair & makeup session with professional artist is included as my gift to you. Makeup for photoshoot is done a little differently than everyday makeup. I find it's best to have professional handle it and let you enjoy being pampered. This can be removed for special cases but does not change the session fee as it is my gift to you.
How do I Prepare for My Session?
Think of it as preparing for an important event.
Hair - Come with clean dry hair ready to be styled. If you color make sure it has been freshly redone to cover new growth. Hair should be cut to your preferred length.
Makeup - Come without any makeup and skin moisturized. Makeup artist will handle your makeup.
Nails - Often forgotten but important part! Freshly done nails try to have a color that works with your planned wardrobe.
Wardrobe - I recommend bringing several options. We probably won't get through everything, but it will give us different options to try. If you hate it don't bring it.
- Fitted is best, the camera loves fitted.
- Solid colors. Patterns tend to make the pictures too busy.
- Love it? Bring it anyways and we can decide together.
- Little black dress is always classic
- Neutral colors (off-white, nude, blush)
- Bring as much as you want. I have a rolling clothes rack that I will bring right out to your car.
Not Your Average Photoshoot
No pressure sales expierence. Choose only the photos you love! The images are left to sell themselves, while I only provide guidance.
Happiness Guarantee! If you don't like any of your images we will go over the issues and figure out how to make photos you do love!