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Your portrait experience

We want to provide the very best portrait experience for each client. From dynamic headshots to unique senior portraits we will work creatively and plan for the best results. Our all-inclusive experience will guide you through every step from planning to portrait prints in your hands.

Step #1After listening to your vision and end use for the portraits we collaboratively customize the vibe & locations of your upcoming session. We also provide you with styling materials & session information so you can be prepared and looking your best on portrait day.style consultation
Step #2We arrive on location ready to start shooting with gear and props in tow. It's our job to help you feel relaxed and confident while looking your best during the shoot. Unlimited outfit changes are included. Pets are welcome with advance notice.
the shoot
Step #3Within days of your shoot we create an online gallery of selected proofs from your portrait session. From there you order your favorites and we get to editing. Turnaround time for most portrait orders is 2 weeks. order & delivery

Details & FAQs

Where are you located?

Although the studio is in the west suburbs of Chicago (charming Geneva, IL to be exact) we do travel all over Chicago land for photoshoots. We are also available for world-wide travel.

How far in advance should we book?

We are available for portrait sessions 7 days a week. A scheduled appointment is required. Evening and weekend sessions fill up fast so advance planning is recommended 1-2 months in advance. To book a session use the inquiry form above or call us during normal business hours (Mon-Fri) at 630-234-0200.

Do we need to place a deposit?

A $50 deposit is due when any portrait session is booked. $300 deposit for multi-hour events such as weddings or corporate photography. All deposits will be credited to your portrait order. While the deposit is non-refundable it can be applied to a future session if a reschedule is necessary. With advance notice, I will be happy to reschedule an appointment if needed, however, no showing for a scheduled portrait session will result in forfeiture of the deposit.

What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept checks, cash, and credit/debit cards. Venmo, Square’s Cash App, and Zelle transactions are also acceptable.

What’s included in the consultation?

After the session/event is booked we begin planning the session. This is usually done over the phone or via webcam during a 10-30 minute conversation. We do a planning consultation for every session and event so that we can get familiar your personal style and expectations. All these things will help us plan and create a session that is customized just for you. We also provide styling information for portrait-perfect clothing, sample outfit galleries, color guides for skin tones, hair and makeup tips, and other helpful information to prepare you for portrait day.

How long are the sessions?

Senior portrait sessions are 2 hours long to accommodate multi-outfits and locations. Family sessions are usually 1 hour. Professional head shots can take as little as 10 minutes. All sessions can be tailored to include different locations and outfit changes with advance notice.

When will I receive my order?

Within 1 week of your portrait session we will post the proofs online to a password-protected gallery. You’ll have a 2 week period to place an order online before the proof gallery expires. Once an order is received and paid in full we begin working our Photoshop magic on your portraits. You can expect to have your order completed within 2 weeks of payment (wedding albums & other large projects may take longer). Quick turnaround is available for head shots and yearbook deadlines with advance notice.

Clover Street Studio, LLC

Serving Chicago & Beyond
executive head shots, high school senior portraits, lifestyle photographer, event & wedding photography

Clover Street Studio, LLC

serving Chicagoland & beyond