CHICAGO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

COMMERCIAL PORTRAITS

CHICAGO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

YOU FOUND YOUR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

EDITORIAL PORTRAITS

I'm a Chicago portrait photographer and I specialize in editorial portraiture. I work with celebrities, CEO's, and everyday hero's. All portraits tell a story and great portraits tell great stories. Let me help your story be heard. 

MAGAZINE PORTRAIT

Over the years I've worked with numerous magazines on a variety of subject matter ranging from working with Chef's and restaurants to Fortune 500 companies and their executives. I'm the premiere Chicago magazine photographer.

FASHION PORTRAIT

I'm not a fashion photographer, but I've learned that fashion is a key component of making a great portrait. I have relationships in the Chicago fashion stylist scene. My amazing team will make sure that your Chicago portraits are styled to your liking.

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY CHICAGO

I'm a Chicago portrait photographer because I love people. I love being part of their story by telling their story. At the end of the day we all just want to look cool in pictures. I use a series of proven techniques to ensure that you look your best. There are a number of portrait photographers in Chicago, but I'm the only one that will make you look like the celebrity that you truly are!

5 STAR RATED

ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITS

When it comes to your online branding, you've got 1 shot to grab the attention of readers. People will form an opinion about you immediately. Your branding has never been more important . You have to take control your first impression with an amazing professional portrait.”

YOU NEED A PORTRAIT BUT YOU HATE BEING PHOTOGRAPHED

CHICAGO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS

There is no need to worry. I get this ALL the time from my commercial portrait clients. There are a number of portrait studios in Chicago that could take your picture, but I'm the guy that's going to make sure you look like a badass. Amazing portraits don't just happen. There's a learning curve, but I'm here to teach you. It's my goal to make sure that whether you need a killer shot of yourself for a Forbes article or you want to capture you living your best life, you get what you came for. If you walk through the door with a the ability to take direction, I can make it happen. We are teammates in this. If you succeed, then I succeed and vice versa. 

WOULD YOU CALL YOURSELF

 PHOTOGENIC?

Even if you did answer yes to this question, you're probably wrong... I'd say 1 out of 25 people I photograph have that "it factor" where they don't have to put any effort into looking good in photos. The rest of us have to work at it.

CHICAGO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

It's hard work being the best portrait photographer in Chicago. I challenge myself so that every session is better than the session before it. I'm constantly testing and improving my skillset. We offer our portrait services in studio or on loation.

ANNUAL REPORTS

The most important photoshoots we do all year are our Chicago annual report photographer shoots. As I've mentioned before, I love working with people and I love being a part of their stories, by telling their stories. The commercial photography in an annual report tells the story of a successful year. Those are always fun.

CORPORATE PORTRAITS

Corporate portraits are the new headshot. If you're the type of person that has to be one step ahead of the pack and always on trend, book a commercial portrait session. You can come here to the Chicago portrait studio, or we can photograph you in your home or office. 

PORTRAIT STUDIOS CHICAGO

NOT JUST A PHOTOGRAPH AN  EXPERIENCE

Located in the popular Fulton Market district, we're not only easy to find, but we're also where the action is. Here's a professional headshot tip. Make a day of it. Have your makeup done at the studio, grab a bite in the west loop, then head out for a night on the town.

CRAFT THE NARRATIVE AROUND YOUR PERSONAL BRAND

PERSONAL BRANDING

HOW MUCH DOES A PORTRAIT COST?

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CHICAGO FASION STYLIST

  • MULTIPLE LOOKS
  • ON SET HELP
  • TAILORED LOOK

$499 EXTRA

THE SESSION

CORPORATE | ACTORS | ENTERTAINERS

  • 90 MINUTE SESSION
  • 3 RETOUCHED IMAGE
  • UNLIMITED LOOKS
  • LOCATION CHOICES

$999

ADD ON

CHICAGO MAKEUP ARTIST

  • PRO MAKEUP
  • PRO ARTIST
  • ON SET HELP

$299 EXTRA


I accept full responsibility for creating amazing portraits for your project. The timeframes listed with the packages are merely guidelines. Sometimes we need more time, sometimes we get it done faster. Everyone has different needs and no two sessions are the same. My promise to you is that I'll spend all the time it takes to make sure that you get what you paid for. Please don't leave the Chicago portrait studio until you're sure you've got a winner.

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MICHAEL SCHACHTOWNER/PHOTOGRAPHER

I'm a husband, a father of two beautiful girls, and very fortunate to be able to call what I do a career. If there's someone out there that has more fun going to work than I do, I'd love to have a beer with them.

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Michael Schacht Photography

212 N. Sangamon St

Studio 4B

Chicago, IL 60487​

312.546.3582

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