Samuel Lee Photography provides the finest in photographic and artistic services in and around the Chicagoland area.
Over the past 15 years I have been able to expand my knowledge and skill in both photography and retouching, providing my clients with the latest concepts giving them an option for some truly amazing imagery. This evolution has produced my style of shooting and editing, however while I enjoy evolving my skill I still love the classic styles which are crucial not only to the classic photographer but to the modern photographer as well. The images in my gallery will portray a mix of these styles.
Why is photography so important to me. I know many people who hire photographers thinking it's a requirement to being a good parent or relative, it's something needed for a job, their business or a relationship demands it. Photography is sometimes called an investment and on the surface it seems absurd to call an image something equivalent to buying a house or putting money into a retirement plan. Before I started my career and even early on I thought in this exact same manner. What would I do with a picture when I could buy that next great phone or a great piece of electronics. As time passed I met new friends, lost people in my life and I did buy that next great phone. All this introduced me to the truth. Photography is extremely important. Photography helped me remember that we have only a few scant years on this planet and in some cases not even that, great images helped bring back those cherished memories of friends and loved ones and in a manner allowed me to travel in time. A photograph of someone I admire empowered me to push harder, to become more and to grow past my limitations. Photography drew me into buying that next great phone from the beautiful imagery of the device. A picture made me hungry and reminded me of a new food I wanted to try. After all that, of course I changed my way of thinking, my skill progressed, my knowledge grew. I wanted to learn and provide my skills to those around me and show them the crucial importance of great photography. Photography isn't just about taking a picture, it's freezing a moment in time, empowering yourself or someone else, enticing people to purchase your product. That's the reason photography is important. That's why it's an investment.
Based in Vernon Hills, IL
Studio in Glenview, IL
Serving the Chicagoland area