Portrait Photography in Chicago

Show off Your Best Features with Candid Portrait Photography in Chicago

Chicago-based photographer Madi Ellis uses her unique eye to capture stunning and edgy portraits. If you are organizing a milestone celebration, you don’t have to procrastinate the most pressing question: where can I get my photos taken?

Candid shots are built on raw expressions and emotions, which is why Madi Ellis takes time to know her subject. She understands how intimidating the stare of a camera lens can be, and she will try various angles and poses to get the most comfortable combination for her subject.

It is normal to be nervous during a photoshoot. Although it is hard to believe, even models have asked themselves, ‘why did I get my photos taken’ when staring back at photos of blank expressions or a fake smile. Madi Ellis prepares ahead of a shoot as she has learned that her subjects are more at ease when she comes across as confident and in charge. She aims to grasp a subject's essence, emphasize their best features, and draw them to aspects of themselves they were unaware of.

The beauty of portrait photography in Chicago lies in the numerous outdoor locations that add character and imagination to any photo. The colors and vibrancy of the city’s downtown, for example, will make for compelling street portraits. A versatile photographer is the answer to getting the most out of portrait photography in Chicago. Madi Ellis knows when to position her subjects and when to let them be to get timeless memories out of family portraits.

She understands that there may be tasks with a short timeframe. Family portraits with young kids, for example, need to be fast as they quickly become restless and bored. Madi's experience ensures that she packs everything she needs to work according to the client's convenience. Her skills extend to stylized photos, which require Madi to play around with props, concepts, and editing software to capture the subject’s imagination.

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