Steve Ewert Photography

Steve Ewert Photography

5.0(4 reviews)


I have had a studio in Chicago since 1981. I got my first big break shooting ads and fashion for Playboy. I shot ads for 30 years for McDonalds, Huggies, and Gatorade, Quaker and many more. I bring years of experience directing people to my work.

I love working with people and bringing the best out in the people I photograph. I also love hearing from people who tell this is the best photo they have ever had taken.


Hired 6 times
1 employee
43 years in business
Serves Oak Park , IL

Payment methods

Cash, Venmo

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  • Reviews

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    Steve F.

    Helped me to relax and get good pictures.
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    October 28, 2021
    Hired on Fash


    Erika G.

    Its a surprisingly personal question; no one else can decide how you measure your own success and its allowed to evolve over time.
    My definition has certainly transformed over the past 7 years as I shifted from focusing on how life looks to how life feels.⁠
    I used to think success was about checking boxes and collecting gold stars: I was a corporate-climbing mom who could do it all and do it with a smile. It looked great on the outside. ⁠
    But, on the inside, I felt hollow and like I was never doing enough. There was always more to do/be/achieve. When my infant daughter had serious spinal surgery 7 years ago, it made me reevaluate how I was living, and for whom. Thankfully, she’s healthy, but it became the pivot point where my life has since become before and after.⁠
    Now I know success means having the courage to create a life of authenticity and impact. By letting go of who I think I should be, it freed me up to embrace who I am and who I am to become.⁠
    We are most impactful when we’re most authentic so, ultimately, success is living into my full range and building a life aligned with my values, purpose and gifts in order to inspire others to do the same. ⁠
    I am humbled and honored to be included in Steve Ewert Photographys series on Successful Women in Chicago.⁠
    Id love to hear from you: What does success mean to you? How has your definition evolved?
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    August 25, 2021


    Nicki A.

    Thanks to Steve Ewert Photography for the updated headshot! You always make it super easy and deliver a product Im happy with.
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    August 25, 2021


    Veena T.

    Steve’s one of the best photographer i have worked with. He is very patient to listen all the requirements and what we exactly need and gives best outputs with finest editing skills. I would definitely choose him for my next photoshoot. Thanks steve :)
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    June 03, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    I find what kind of portrait they want.  Do they want envionmental on in my studio. If they want a studio shot, what kind of a backgound do they like best.  What kind of clothing are they thinking about wearing. When my clents come for a photo session, I find out what kind of expression do they want.

    I always do different expressions and angles to find out what is best for them.

    I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering and 40 years plus experience. 

    Headshots $175 Day of headshot photography $1900 Event photography $150 per hr two hr min
    I started as a photojournalist traveling with a writer to Europe and Africa after college. Some of my images from this trip are on this websitge
    I have worked with indivduals, non-profits, associations, and corporations
    I recently worked with Erie Health Care on their annual report. I really enjoyed capturing the teamwork I saw at their facilities.
    Make sure if you are hiring a photograher for a day of portraits that they bring an assistant, also make sure they have a good process for each person to pick which shot they like.
    The main thing to think about about finding a photograhyer who's style they like is what is your budget.

    Services offered

    Portrait Photography
    Commercial Photography
    Headshot Photography
    Event Photography
    Event Videography
    Business Photography